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  • Flâneuseby Lauren Elkin

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.90

    Financial Times , New Statesman and The Guardian Best Books of 2016 Huffington Post 33 Titles To Add To Your Shelf The flâneur is the quintessentially masculine figure of privilege and leisure who strides the capitals of the world with abandon. But it is the flâneuse who captures the imagination of the cultural critic Lauren Elkin.... more...

  • Islands, the Universe, Homeby Gretel Ehrlich

    Open Road Media 2017; US$ 14.99

    Ten essays on nature, ritual, and philosophy ?that are so point-blank vital you nearly need to put the book down to settle yourself? ( San Francisco Chronicle ). Gretel Ehrlich?s world is one of solitude and wonder, pain and beauty, and these elements give life to her stunning prose. Ever since her acclaimed debut, The Solace of Open Spaces ,... more...

  • Postcards from the End of Americaby Linh Dinh

    Seven Stories Press 2017; US$ 20.00

    Roaming the country by bus and train, on a budget and without any institutional support, Linh Dinh set out to document, in words and pictures, what life is like for people. From Los Angeles, Cheyenne, Portland, and New Orleans, to Jackson and Wolf Point--Linh walked miles and miles through unfamiliar neighborhoods, talking to whoever would talk to... more...

  • Deaths of the Poetsby Michael Symmons Roberts; Paul Farley

    Random House 2017; US$ 21.14

    From Chatterton?s Pre-Raphaelite demise to Keats? death warrant in a smudge of arterial blood; from Dylan Thomas?s eighteen straight whiskies to Sylvia Plath?s desperate suicide in the gas oven of her Primrose Hill kitchen or John Berryman?s leap from a bridge onto the frozen Mississippi, the deaths of poets have often cast a backward shadow on their... more...

  • Lines in the Sandby Adrian Gill

    Orion 2017; US$ 24.99

    'By miles the most brilliant journalist of our age' Lynn Barber 'A golden writer' Andrew Marr A. A. Gill was rightly hailed as one of the greatest journalists of our time. This selection of some of his recent pieces, which he made himself before his untimely death, spans the last five years from all corners of the world. It shows him at his most... more...

  • A Country Betweenby Stephanie Saldaña

    Sourcebooks 2017; US$ 15.99

    "Behind every dark moment, there is another hidden world. The trick is to hold out long enough to make it there." When American writer Stephanie Saldaña finds herself in an empty house at the beginning of Nablus Road, the dividing line between East and West Jerusalem, she is a new wife trying to navigate a fragile terrain, both within her marriage... more...

  • Travels on the St. Johns Riverby John Bartram; William Bartram; Thomas Hallock

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 29.95

    "Bringing together descriptions and illustrations of the St. Johns River and its characteristicflora and fauna from the golden age of natural history exploration, this book will be usefulto both Bartram scholars and amateur naturalists."--Timothy Sweet, author of American Georgics: Economy and Environment in American Literature, 1580-1864 "Illustrates... more...

  • Bears in the Streetsby Lisa Dickey

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.19

    **One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books Coming in January 2017** **One of Men's Journal 's 7 Best Books of January** **A USA Today "New and Noteworthy" Book** Lisa Dickey traveled across the whole of Russia three times?in 1995, 2005 and 2015?making friends in eleven different cities, then coming back again and again to see how... more...

  • Tales of the Alhambraby Washington Irving

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832, Consisting of a series of essays and short fiction pieces, it was referred to as his "Spanish Sketch Book." In 1851 Irving wrote the "Author's Revised Edition", also titled Tales of the Alhambra. Tales of the Alhambra is a collection of essays, verbal... more...

  • The Canals of Britainby Stuart Fisher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 30.99

    Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside,... more...