You Tell Your Dog First

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Published: 2012-11-06

ISBN: 9780425255872

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Synopsis

Alison Pace is the author of the novels If Andy Warhol Had A Girlfriend, Pug Hill, Through Thick And Thin, and City Dog. Her essays have been included in several anthologies including Howl: A Collection Of The Best Contemporary Dog Wit. She lives in New York City where she is at work on another book.

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Price: $15.00


The Portable Thoreau

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9780143106500

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

An updated edition of Thoreau’s most widely read works. Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends’ advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the

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Price: $20.00


Saul Bellow

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Published: 2012-02-28

ISBN: 9780143120469

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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"I hungrily read the book through in three nights, as though I’d stumbled upon a lost Bellow masterpiece only recently unearthed."-Philip RothA literary milestone in its own right, this selection of correspondence connects us as never before to one of the greatest writers of our time. Saul Bellow was winner of the Pulitzer Prize, three National Book Awards, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. He also wrote marvelously acute, unsparing, tender, ferocious, hilarious, and wise letters throughout his long life (1915-2005). Including letters to William Faulkner, John Cheever, Ralph Ellison,

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Under the Sun

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Published: 2012-01-31

ISBN: 9780143120384

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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"Wonderful…the closest we are ever going to get to a Chatwin autobiography."-William Dalrymple, The Times Literary Supplement (London)The celebrated author of such beloved works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose desire for adventure and enlightenment was made wholly evident by his writing. This marvelous selection of letters-to his wife, to his parents, and to friends, including Patrick Leigh Fermor, James Ivory, and Paul Theroux- reveals a passionate man and a storyteller par excellence. Written with the verve and sharpness of expression that

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Price: $20.00


Success Secrets of Sherlock Holmes

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Published: 2011-11-01

ISBN: 9780399536984

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

Genius. Renaissance man. Iconoclast. Master of detection.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle funneled much of his real-life genius-and the brilliance of others around him-into Sherlock Holmes, creating a character greater than the sum of his parts. In this quirky and intriguing look at the traits that made Sherlock Holmes successful, David Acord explores how to unleash our own genius.Not only does Acord give unique insights into the character of Sherlock Holmes and his creator, but you’ll also discover: How to cultivate a passion for definite and exact knowledge that will help you achieve your goals

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Price: $14.95


Greek Fiction

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Published: 2011-10-25

ISBN: 9780140449259

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Synopsis

A trio of tales offering an eye-opening alternative view of ancient Greece’s literary culture. A fascinating counterpoint to the monumental epics of ancient Greece, Greek Fiction features three novelistic works written between the first and fourth centuries AD. Chariton’s “Callirhoe”-perhaps the first novel ever written-is the stirring tale of two star-crossed lovers who are torn apart when Callirhoe is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Longus’s “Daphnis and Chloe” tells the story of a boy and girl-both abandoned at birth-who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. “Letters of Chion” is an

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Price: $17.00


Medieval Writings on Secular Women

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Published: 2011-05-31

ISBN: 9780141439914

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin Classics

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The first collection to bring together the forgotten female voices of the Middle Ages. Artfully arranged to follow the life stages of a medieval woman living a secular existence, this remarkable volume collects a host of writings from across different regions and cultures spanning the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. The writings-some by famous figures, but many anonymous-illuminate the life circumstances of their authors, from a woman abandoned as a baby in Italy to a female leader of a synagogue. Featuring many new translations, Medieval Writings on Secular Women is a valuable contribution

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Price: $17.00


Under the Sun

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Published: 2011-02-17

ISBN: 9780670022465

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The definitive collection of correspondence from a legendary writer, providing new perspectives on his extraordinary life. The celebrated author of such beloved works as In Patagonia and The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin was a nomad whose desire for adventure and enlightenment was made wholly evident by his writing. A man of intense energy and chameleonlike complexity, he was, in his life as in his art, forever in quest of the exotic and the unexpected. He moved at ease within diverse art, literary, and social circles, and his lifelong travels took him to the farthest-flung corners of Asia, Africa,

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Price: $35.00


Saul Bellow

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Published: 2010-11-04

ISBN: 9780670022212

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

A never-before-published collection of letters-an intimate self- portrait as well as the portrait of a century. Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a twentieth-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, and fans all cross these pages. Some of the finest letters are to Bellow’s fellow writers-William Faulkner, John Cheever, Philip Roth, Martin Amis, Ralph Ellison, Cynthia Ozick, and Wright Morris. Intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny, these letters

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Price: $35.00


Writers Gone Wild

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Published: 2010-11-02

ISBN: 9780399536182

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Perigee Trade

Synopsis

Truth is stranger than fiction. If you’ve imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive, Writers Gone Wild reveals such fascinating stories as: * The night Dashiell Hammett hired a Chinese prostitute to break up S. J. Perelman’s marriage (and ran off with his wife). * Why Sylvia Plath bit Ted Hughes on the cheek. * Why Ernest Hemingway fought a book critic, a modernist poet, and his war correspondent/wife Martha Gellhorn (but not

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Price: $14.95


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