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From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years, and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant? Luminous, inspiring, and imminently accessible, The Way of the Writer is a revelatory glimpse into the mind of the writer and an essential guide for anyone with a story to tell.

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9781501147210 | Scribner, December 6, 2016, cover price $24.00

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9781501147227 | Reprint edition (Scribner, December 6, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: From Charles Johnson—a National Book Award winner, Professor Emeritus at University of Washington, and one of America’s preeminent scholars on literature and race—comes an instructive, inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing.

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Product Description: Emery’s World of Science is a beautifully illustrated 2016 calendar that features The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder, the middle-school genius hero of a children’s book series created by MacArthur fellow and National Book Award novelist and cartoonist Charles Johnson (Middle Passage, Dreamer, Oxherding Tale) and his daughter, Elisheba, an artist and poet...read more

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9781513706771 | Booktrope, December 7, 2015, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Emery’s World of Science is a beautifully illustrated 2016 calendar that features The Adventures of Emery Jones, Boy Science Wonder, the middle-school genius hero of a children’s book series created by MacArthur fellow and National Book Award novelist and cartoonist Charles Johnson (Middle Passage, Dreamer, Oxherding Tale) and his daughter, Elisheba, an artist and poet.

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Product Description: A Scribner Classics edition of Charles Johnson’s masterpiece, winner of the National Book Award—“a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick…heroic in proportion…fiction that hooks the mind” (The New York Times Book Review)...read more

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9781501110528 | Scribner, July 7, 2015, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A Scribner Classics edition of Charles Johnson’s masterpiece, winner of the National Book Award—“a novel in the tradition of Billy Budd and Moby-Dick…heroic in proportion…fiction that hooks the mind” (The New York Times Book Review).

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This book uses the novel Robinson Crusoe as an archetypal metaphor for the patients who must learn to survive on their own isolated island of chronic pain. This unique style is combined with a variety of in-session approaches and other tools which clients have found helpful in identifying their goals and progress. By emphasizing the importance of self-care the authors hope to diminish the sense of helplessness felt by the both the patients their loved ones.

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9780876309698 | Brunner-Routledge, February 1, 2002, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This book uses the novel Robinson Crusoe as an archetypal metaphor for the patients who must learn to survive on their own isolated island of chronic pain.

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9781138869608, titled "Recrafting a Life: Coping With Chronic Illness and Pain" | Routledge, June 1, 2016, cover price $49.95

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Looks at drawings, ceramics, sculpture, reliefs, and architecture produced by the Olmecs, Maya, and Aztecs, and describes the cultural background of each work

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9781620157213 | Booktrope, February 12, 2015, cover price $10.99
9780500202036, titled "The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec" | Thames & Hudson, March 1, 1986, cover price $14.95 | also contains The Art of Mesoamerica from Olmec to Aztec | About this edition: Looks at drawings, ceramics, sculpture, reliefs, and architecture produced by the Olmecs, Maya, and Aztecs, and describes the cultural background of each work

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Product Description: National Book Award winner Charles Johnson muses about a wide range of topics, from Buddhism to race relations in America to his writing habits and everything in between. This collection gives readers a candid look into the mind of one of the most celebrated voices in American literature...read more

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9781936873647 | Dzanc Books, January 20, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: National Book Award winner Charles Johnson muses about a wide range of topics, from Buddhism to race relations in America to his writing habits and everything in between.

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Product Description: Whether you believe that man evolved from the apes (Darwinism) or that man was created in God's own image (religion), man has questioned the whats and whys of his surroundings. Why does the sun rise and set? Why does it rain? Why do dinosaurs eat us? As time went by, man learned those answers, but there were always many more questions to be answered...read more

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9781496950468 | Authorhouse, December 12, 2014, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Whether you believe that man evolved from the apes (Darwinism) or that man was created in God's own image (religion), man has questioned the whats and whys of his surroundings.

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Product Description: I read some of his poems and I was very impressed. Over the next few months I read more and became even more impressed. His poems are from the heart, dealing with life issues. This is a book I highly endorse.

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9781500692360 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 20, 2014, cover price $9.50 | About this edition: I read some of his poems and I was very impressed.

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9781492822141 | Createspace Independent Pub, March 28, 2014, cover price $12.99

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Product Description: When ten-year-old genius Emery Jones accidentally sends Chippy 190 million years back in time, he’s not sure he can reverse the process—or if he even wants to. Chippy, his crew of bullies, their teacher, and even Emery's dad don't seem to understand Emery's genius...read more

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9781620151815 | Booktrope, September 18, 2013, cover price $9.99 | About this edition: When ten-year-old genius Emery Jones accidentally sends Chippy 190 million years back in time, he’s not sure he can reverse the process—or if he even wants to.

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Product Description: Bearing Witness from Another Place shares rarely seen photographs of James Baldwin in Turkey, taken by his friend Sedat Pakay. Piercingly intimate and beautifully candid, these images capture the vibrant world of acquaintances, friends, and collaborators Baldwin cultivated while living intermittently in Turkey from 1961 to 1971...read more
By Kathryn Hubbard (editor), Charles Johnson (foreword by), Sedat Pakay (photographer) and Barbara Earl Thomas (editor)

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9780295992105 | Univ of Washington Pr, October 9, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Bearing Witness from Another Place shares rarely seen photographs of James Baldwin in Turkey, taken by his friend Sedat Pakay.

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Product Description: This amazing poetry books has poems for all ages and all walks of life. "My poetry helps those who want to be entertained get more fun from the poetry of life. Its unique advantage is that it was based on the poet's actual life experience...read more

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9781478211112 | Createspace Independent Pub, September 18, 2012, cover price $12.99 | About this edition: This amazing poetry books has poems for all ages and all walks of life.

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Product Description: Johnson, Charles F.

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9781477124338 | Xlibris Corp, August 6, 2012, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Johnson, Charles F.

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Product Description:  MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image is an unprecedented collection of black-and-white photographs combined with stirring quotations by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   This treasured collection includes images by legendary photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bob Adelman, and Flip Schulke, and is an unparalleled photobiography  that presents intimate moments from King’s personal and public journey...read more
By Bob Adelman (editor), Charles Johnson (introduced by) and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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9780807003169 | Beacon Pr, October 25, 2011, cover price $15.00 | About this edition:  MLK: A Celebration in Word and Image is an unprecedented collection of black-and-white photographs combined with stirring quotations by Dr.

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By Charles Johnson (introduced by) and Gordon Parks (photographer)

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9781904832874, titled "The Photographs of Gordon Parks: The Photographs of Gordon Parks: the Library of Congress" | 1 edition (D Giles Ltd, August 16, 2011), cover price $12.95

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Product Description: A sly, witty, and insightful collection of short stories from National Book Award-winning author, Charles Johnson.

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9780743264549 | Scribner, November 5, 2011, cover price $10.99 | About this edition: A sly, witty, and insightful collection of short stories from National Book Award-winning author, Charles Johnson.

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Product Description: "Were it not for the Buddhadharma, says Charles Johnson in his preface to Turning the Wheel, "I'm convinced that, as a black American and an artist, I would not have been able to successfully negotiate my last half century of life in this country...read more

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9781416572435 | Scribner, August 1, 2007, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Were it not for the Buddhadharma, says Charles Johnson in his preface to Turning the Wheel, "I'm convinced that, as a black American and an artist, I would not have been able to successfully negotiate my last half century of life in this country.

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Product Description: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Captain Misson, Mary Read, Anne Bonney, Captain Avery, Captain Tew, Captain Rackham... Pirates is a comprehensive history of the life and crimes of these and many other notorious 17th century pirates, detailing their philosophies and codes, voyages, battles, treasures, trials and bloody deaths...read more

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9781871592368 | Creation Pub Group, May 1, 1999, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Captain Misson, Mary Read, Anne Bonney, Captain Avery, Captain Tew, Captain Rackham.

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Product Description: Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy. It combines traditional readings and exercises with fictive narratives starring central figures in the history of the field from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr...read more

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9780813344485 | 1 edition (Westview Pr, February 23, 2010), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Philosophy: An Innovative Introduction features a unique, engaging approach to introduce students to philosophy.

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Product Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work...read more

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9781104340063 | Kessinger Pub Co, April 30, 2009, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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9781104328337 | Kessinger Pub Co, April 30, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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Product Description: Still I Rise is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form. Updated from its original version—which ended with the Million Man March—it now extends from the early days of colonial slavery right through to Barack Obama’s groundbreaking presidential campaign...read more
By Elihu Bey (illustrator), Charles Johnson (foreword by), Roland Laird and Taneshia Nash Laird

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9781402762260 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, February 3, 2009, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Still I Rise is a critically acclaimed work with an impressive scope: the entire history of Black America, told in an accessible graphic-novel form.

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