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9781846883910 | Alma Books, November 29, 2016, cover price $17.00

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Product Description: “Food writing spans centuries and philosophies. . . . At long last there’s a Norton Anthology with all the most important works.”―EaterEdited by influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning restaurant critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume...read more
By Sandra M. Gilbert (editor), Roger J. Porter (editor) and Ruth Reichl (foreword by)

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9780393239843 | 1 edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, October 26, 2015), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A glorious survey of food writing from the classical world to the present.

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9780393353518 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 22, 2016), cover price $19.95 | also contains Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing | About this edition: “Food writing spans centuries and philosophies.

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Product Description: The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition   Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices...read more
By Susan C. W. Abbotson (introduced by)

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9780143108498 | Deluxe edition (Penguin Classics, November 22, 2016), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The collected essays of the “moral voice of [the] American stage” (The New York Times) in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition   Arthur Miller was not only one of America’s most important twentieth-century playwrights, but he was also one of its most influential literary, cultural, and intellectual voices.

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Product Description: “Food writing spans centuries and philosophies. . . . At long last there’s a Norton Anthology with all the most important works.”―EaterEdited by influential literary critic Sandra M. Gilbert and award-winning restaurant critic and professor of English Roger Porter, Eating Words gathers food writing of literary distinction and vast historical sweep into one groundbreaking volume...read more
By Ruth Reichl (foreword by)

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9780393353518 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 22, 2016), cover price $19.95 | also contains Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing | About this edition: “Food writing spans centuries and philosophies.

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Product Description: The first of two hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction by the "father of American literature": more than 150 letters, essays, and speeches selected to showcase the dazzling range of his interests and passions. An Everyman's Library Original...read more

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9781101907702 | Everymans Library, November 15, 2016, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: The first of two hardcover volumes collecting the major nonfiction by the "father of American literature": more than 150 letters, essays, and speeches selected to showcase the dazzling range of his interests and passions.

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Product Description: The history of children’s literature is a growing area of study; this group of essays brings together innovative, scholarly voices to explore the fascinating tales behind many beloved books. The publication mines the Betsy Beinecke Shirley Collection of American Children’s Literature, one of the world’s richest sources for original books, manuscripts, and artwork...read more
By Brian Alderson (contributor), Jill Campbell (contributor), Beverly Lyon Clark (contributor), Joann Conrad (contributor) and Timothy Young (editor)

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9780300218459 | Beinecke Rare Book &, November 15, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The history of children’s literature is a growing area of study; this group of essays brings together innovative, scholarly voices to explore the fascinating tales behind many beloved books.

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Product Description: With a wickedly witty touch, Elkin’s essays takes readers on a tour of American life in the 20th century. Stanley Elkin was one of our great American writers. “A divine exploiter of the idiocies and intricacies of our language,” as John Irving put it, and nowhere is that more clear than this collection of essays, which find Elkin wresting hilarity and heartbreak from the most unlikely of sources...read more
By Sam Lipsyye (introduced by)

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9781941040379 | Reprint edition (Tin House Books, November 15, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: With a wickedly witty touch, Elkin’s essays takes readers on a tour of American life in the 20th century.

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9780451493279 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, November 8, 2016, cover price $27.95

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Product Description: A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in Criticism “Stories, both my own and those I’ve taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I’ve become,” Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living...read more

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9781936787258 | Catapult, November 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in Criticism “Stories, both my own and those I’ve taken to heart, make up whoever it is that I’ve become,” Peter Orner writes in this collection of essays about reading, writing, and living.

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Product Description: WITH A TWO-PART INTERVIEW BETWEEN MARILYNNE ROBINSON AND PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT FIRST APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKSThe incomparable Marilynne Robinson has delivered an impassioned critique of contemporary society―our addiction to technology, our materialism―while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations...read more

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9780374298470 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 27, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Long-listed for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssayThe spirit of our times can appear to be one of joyless urgency.
9780415000543, titled "Unpacking the Fashion Industry" | Routledge, July 1, 1990, cover price $52.50 | also contains Unpacking the Fashion Industry | About this edition: The author examines the gender, race and class relations that underpin the production of women's fashionwear in the UK, and in particular, the experience of homeworkers.

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9781250097316 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, November 1, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: WITH A TWO-PART INTERVIEW BETWEEN MARILYNNE ROBINSON AND PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT FIRST APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKSThe incomparable Marilynne Robinson has delivered an impassioned critique of contemporary society―our addiction to technology, our materialism―while arguing that reverence must be given to who we are and what we are: creatures of singular interest and value, despite our errors and depredations.

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Product Description: 'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.' Examining how gothic has been globalised and globalisation made gothic, this collection of essays explores an emerging globalgothic that is simultaneously a continuation of the western tradition and a wholesale transformation of that tradition which expands the horizons of the gothic in diverse new and exciting ways...read more
By Glennis Byron (editor)

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9780719087950 | Manchester Univ Pr, August 27, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: 'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.

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9781526106902 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, November 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: 'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.

Product Description: Bruce Boone is a critical figure at the crossroads of late twentieth-century avant-garde and social movement writing. Dismembered is the long overdue collection that spans nearly five decades of Boone’s life, from the early 1970s to the present...read more
By Rob Halpern (editor)

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9781937658588 | Nightboat Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Bruce Boone is a critical figure at the crossroads of late twentieth-century avant-garde and social movement writing.

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Product Description: “Engaging . . . tangled stories of family relationships, expectations and traditions . . . compelling, regardless of the reader’s experience with the craft.”―Portland Press Herald In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting...read more
By Ann Hood (editor)

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9781410488619 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, April 20, 2016), cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Knitting Pearls is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise.
9780393246087 | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 9, 2015, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature.

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9780393353259 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2016), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Engaging .

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Product Description: The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary and conservative icon Peggy Noonan offers her most insightful work, including her Wall Street Journal columns about the 2016 ElectionNew York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives travels the path of Peggy Noonan's remarkable and influential career, beginning with a revealing essay about her motivations as a writer and thinker...read more

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9781455536283 | Large print edition (Twelve, November 17, 2015), cover price $32.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERINCLUDES NEW COLUMNS THAT WON THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR COMMENTARY Witty, incisive, often prophetic and always original, The Time of Our Lives offers the best of Peggy Noonan's writing.
9781455563111 | Twelve, November 3, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary and conservative icon Peggy Noonan offers her most insightful work, including her Wall Street Journal columns about the 2016 ElectionNew York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives travels the path of Peggy Noonan's remarkable and influential career, beginning with a revealing essay about her motivations as a writer and thinker.

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9781455563135 | Twelve, May 9, 2017, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Commentary and conservative icon Peggy Noonan offers her most insightful work, including her Wall Street Journal columns about the 2016 ElectionNew York Times bestseller The Time of Our Lives travels the path of Peggy Noonan's remarkable and influential career, beginning with a revealing essay about her motivations as a writer and thinker.

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9781478904830 | Unabridged edition (Twelve, December 1, 2015), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERINCLUDES NEW COLUMNS THAT WON THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR COMMENTARY Witty, incisive, often prophetic and always original, The Time of Our Lives offers the best of Peggy Noonan's writing.

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Product Description: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."—Cheryl Strayed"I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...read more

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9781566894531 | Coffee House Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting.

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Product Description: A collection of beloved authors on beloved writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair What did Christopher Hitchens think of Dorothy Parker? How did meeting e...read more
By David Friend (editor)

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9780143111764 | Penguin USA, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of beloved authors on beloved writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair What did Christopher Hitchens think of Dorothy Parker?

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Product Description: The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more.In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written...read more
By Declan Burke (editor)

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9781476710365 | Reprint edition (Atria Books, October 25, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more.

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Product Description: Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead LandsAnyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic epic The Dead Lands...read more

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9781555977597 | Graywolf Pr, October 18, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Bold new essays on how to craft a thrilling read--in any genre--from the bestselling author of The Dead LandsAnyone familiar with the meteoric rise of Benjamin Percy's career will surely have noticed a certain shift: After writing two short-story collections and a literary novel, he delivered the werewolf thriller Red Moon and the postapocalyptic epic The Dead Lands.

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Product Description: Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life. Whether it’s a Fourth of July in rural Maine, the opening game of the 2015 World Series, editorial exchanges with John Updike, a letter to a son, or his award-winning essay on aging, “This Old Man,” what links the pieces is Angell’s unique perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues encountered over a fruitful career unlike any other...read more

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9780385541138 | Doubleday, November 17, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life.

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9781101971390 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, October 18, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, steps up with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life.

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9780399565342 | Unabridged edition (Random House, November 17, 2015), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Roger Angell, the acclaimed New Yorker writer and editor, returns with a selection of writings that celebrate a view from the tenth decade of an engaged, vibrant life.

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9781628998924 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, March 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page.

Product Description: For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan, Leslie Jamison, Geoff Dyer, and W. G. Sebald, the twenty-one essays in David Searcy s debut collection are captivating, daring and completely unlike anything else you ve read before. Forging connections between the sublime and the mundane, this is a work of true grace, wisdom, and joy...read more

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9780812993943 | Random House Inc, January 5, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan, Leslie Jamison, Geoff Dyer, and W.
9780521254755, titled "Cistercian Art and Architecture in the British Isles" | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1986, cover price $150.00 | also contains Cistercian Art and Architecture in the British Isles | About this edition: From their introduction in the early twelfth century the Cistercians were one of the leading monastic orders in Britain.

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9780812984330 | Random House Inc, June 6, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan, Leslie Jamison, Geoff Dyer, and W.

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Product Description: One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year! The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver.   “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be...read more

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9781594206702 | Penguin Pr, October 11, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year!

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Product Description: Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," according to the New York Times) and Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. My Private Property, comprised of short prose pieces, is a brilliant and charming display of her humor, deep imagination, mindfulness, and play in a finely crafted edition...read more

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9781940696386 | Wave Books, October 11, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," according to the New York Times) and Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America.

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Product Description: A career-spanning selection of previously uncollected writings and talks by the legendary author and activist No one did more to change how we look at cities than Jane Jacobs, the visionary urbanist and economic thinker whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities started a global conversation that remains profoundly relevant more than half a century later...read more
By Nathan Storring (editor)

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9780399589607 | Random House Inc, October 11, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A career-spanning selection of previously uncollected writings and talks by the legendary author and activist No one did more to change how we look at cities than Jane Jacobs, the visionary urbanist and economic thinker whose 1961 book The Death and Life of Great American Cities started a global conversation that remains profoundly relevant more than half a century later.

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Product Description: "Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope...read more

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9781618731340 | Small Beer Pr, October 11, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: "Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope.

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