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Product Description: In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life’s mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria...read more
By Bryan Furuness (editor) and Michael Martone (editor)

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9780253016881 | Indiana Univ Pr, July 2, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In the mythical town of Winesburg, Indiana, there lives a cleaning lady who can conjure up the ghost of Billy Sunday, a lascivious holy man with an unusual fetish and a burgeoning flock, a park custodian who collects the scat left by aliens, and a night janitor learning to live with life’s mysteries, including the zombies in the cafeteria.
9780416742909, titled "Housing in Britain: The Post-War Experience" | Routledge Kegan & Paul, December 1, 1982, cover price $12.95 | also contains Housing in Britain: The Post-War Experience

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Product Description: Volume 2 (Regional Series, Volume 1: Alabama Issue) includes original chapbooks by Pattti White, Laura Hendrix Ezell, Emma Bolden, Jennifer Horne, and Jim Hilgartner. V 2 also includes facsimiles of The Sex Life of the Fantastic Four by Michael Martone and The Fortune-Teller by Jessica Smith...read more

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9781492834571 | Createspace Independent Pub, November 17, 2013, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: Volume 2 (Regional Series, Volume 1: Alabama Issue) includes original chapbooks by Pattti White, Laura Hendrix Ezell, Emma Bolden, Jennifer Horne, and Jim Hilgartner.

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Product Description: Four is the magic number in Michael Martone’s Four for a Quarter.  In subject—four fifth Beatles, four tie knots, four retellings of the first Xerox, even the sex lives of the Fantastic Four—and in structure—the book is separated into four sections, with each section further divided into four chapterettes—Four for a Quarter returns again and again to its originating number, making chaos comprehensible and mystery out of the most ordinary...read more

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9781573661638 | Fc2/Black Ice Books, September 5, 2011, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Four is the magic number in Michael Martone’s Four for a Quarter.

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Product Description: Do Midwesterners have a peculiar way of looking at the world? Is there something not quite right about the way they see things? For such a normal place, the heartland has produced some writers who take a most individual approach to storytelling...read more
By Michael Martone (editor)

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9780253210227 | Quarry Books, August 5, 2009, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Do Midwesterners have a peculiar way of looking at the world?

An updated edition of top-selected short fictional works features a spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse authors, including Lorrie Moore, Amy Tan, and Annie Proulx, as well as a variety of newer writers. Original. 50,000 first printing.
By Michael Martone (editor) and Lex Williford (editor)

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9781416532279 | 2 edition (Touchstone Books, December 4, 2007), cover price $21.00 | About this edition: An updated edition of top-selected short fictional works features a spectrum of stylistically and culturally diverse authors, including Lorrie Moore, Amy Tan, and Annie Proulx, as well as a variety of newer writers.

Prebinding:

9781435283442 | 2 reprint edition (Paw Prints, April 9, 2009), cover price $29.00

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Product Description: Is it truth or fiction? Memoir or essay? Narrative or associative? To a writer like Michael Martone, questions like these are high praise. Martone’s studied disregard of form and his unruffled embrace of the prospect that nothing―no story, no life―is ever quite finished have yielded some of today’s most splendidly unconventional writing...read more

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9780820330396 | Univ of Georgia Pr, January 25, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Is it truth or fiction?

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A collection of recent nonfictional short works is comprised of memoirs, personal essays, cultural criticism, and more, in a volume that includes pieces by such names as Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Original. 50,000 first printing.
By Michael Martone (editor) and Lex Williford (editor)

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9781416531746 | Touchstone Books, December 11, 2007, cover price $21.00 | About this edition: A collection of recent nonfictional short works is comprised of memoirs, personal essays, cultural criticism, and more, in a volume that includes pieces by such names as Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

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Product Description: In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana’s most recognized voices. This book collects work from Martone’s first five books: Alive and Dead in Indiana, Safety Patrol, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List (IUP, 1990, 1992), Pensées: The Thoughts of Dan Quayle, and Seeing Eye...read more

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9780253348289 | Quarry Books, March 1, 2007, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana’s most recognized voices.

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9780253218902 | Quarry Books, March 1, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this one volume, readers have access to the two decades of Hoosier mythology created by Michael Martone, one of Indiana’s most recognized voices.

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A collection of seventy-one original essays details contemporary fiction writers' secrets and includes helpful but sometimes contradictory advice and unique insight into writers' personal habits, featuring revelations from John Barth, Rick Moody, Melanie Rae Thon, Brett Lott, Thisbe Nissen, and many more.
By Michael Martone (editor) and Susan Neville (editor)

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9781582973913 | Writers Digest Books, February 25, 2006, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A collection of seventy-one original essays details contemporary fiction writers' secrets and offers advice and insight into writers' personal habits, featuring revelations from John Barth, Rick Moody, Melanie Rae Thom, Bret Lott, and Thisbe Nissen.

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Product Description: Unconventions is a quirky and provocative miscellany that reveals Michael Martone’s protean interests as a writer and a writing teacher. Martone has, shall we say, a problem with authority. His chief pleasure in knowing the rules of his vocation comes from trying out new ways to bend, blend, or otherwise defy them...read more

Hardcover:

9780820327785 | Univ of Georgia Pr, October 10, 2005, cover price $71.95

Paperback:

9780820327792 | Univ of Georgia Pr, October 24, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Unconventions is a quirky and provocative miscellany that reveals Michael Martone’s protean interests as a writer and a writing teacher.

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Product Description: Michael Martone, by Michael Martone, continues the author's exploration of the parts of books nobody ever reads. Michael Martone is its own appendix, comprising forty-two "contributors notes," each of which identifies in exorbitant biographical detail the author of the other forty-one...read more

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9781573661263 | Fc2/Black Ice Books, October 1, 2005, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Michael Martone, by Michael Martone, continues the author's exploration of the parts of books nobody ever reads.

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Product Description: This anthology surveys the most thought-provoking and noteworthy “non-traditional#148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years. The works collected here represent a rich, while often overlooked, tradition of stories that seem to break the rules of short fiction...read more
By Robin Hemley (editor) and Michael Martone (editor)

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9780321179722 | Longman Pub Group, October 1, 2003, cover price $71.00 | About this edition: This anthology surveys the most thought-provoking and noteworthy “non-traditional#148 short stories written by American and international writers over the past 100 years.

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Product Description: Seen from the air, the seemingly endless "flyover" spaces that form America's Midwest appear in rectangular variations of brown, green, and ochre, with what Michael Martone terms "the tended look of a train set." In these essays, the flatness of the region becomes the author's canvas for a richly textured, multidimensional exploration of its culture and history...read more

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9780820324791 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, September 1, 2003), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Seen from the air, the seemingly endless "flyover" spaces that form America's Midwest appear in rectangular variations of brown, green, and ochre, with what Michael Martone terms "the tended look of a train set.

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Product Description: The master of the nearly true is back with The Blue Guide to Indiana, an ersatz travel book for the Hoosier State. Michael Martone, whose trademark is the blurring of the lines between fact and fiction, has created an Indiana that almost is, a landscape marked by Lover's Lane franchises and pharmaceutical drug theme parks...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781573660952 | Fc2/Black Ice Books, August 1, 2001, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The master of the nearly true is back with The Blue Guide to Indiana, an ersatz travel book for the Hoosier State.

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Product Description: Seen from the air, the seemingly endless "flyover" spaces that form America's Midwest appear in rectangular variations of brown, green, and ochre, with what Michael Martone terms "the tended look of a train set." In these essays, the flatness of the region becomes the author's canvas for a richly textured, multidimensional exploration of its culture and history...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780820321608 | Univ of Georgia Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Seen from the air, the seemingly endless "flyover" spaces that form America's Midwest appear in rectangular variations of brown, green, and ochre, with what Michael Martone terms "the tended look of a train set.

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Fifty short stories from across the American literary landscape features the work of Margaret Atwood, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Amy Bloom, and Amy Tan, among others. Original. (view table of contents)
By Michael Martone (editor) and Lex Williford (editor)

Paperback:

9780684857961 | Touchstone Books, December 1, 1999, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Collects short stories from authors across the literary landscape

Reinforced:

9780606186278 | Demco Media, April 1, 1999, cover price $26.36 | About this edition: Collects short stories from authors across the literary landscape

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A collection of short stories, most of them set in Indiana, focuses on the meddling of fact and fiction and includes a dozen satiric--but also sympathetic--tales written in the persona of Indiana's famous son, Dan Quayle. IP. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780944072516 | Zoland Books, September 1, 1995, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: A collection of short stories, set mostly in Indiana includes a dozen satiric yet sympathetic tales written in the persona of Indiana's famous son, Dan Quayle

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Product Description: Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary. In his hands, the quotidian dreams of the American heartland are transformed... " ―Louise ErdrichThis is a marvelous book.... What a gift!" ―Richard Rhodes (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780253336873 | Enl sub edition (Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 1993), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: "Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary.
9780253336798 | Indiana Univ Pr, March 1, 1990, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary.

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9780253208514 | Enlarged edition (Indiana Univ Pr, October 1, 1993), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Michael Martone writes with deep affection for the ordinary.

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Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region
By Raymond Bial (editor) and Michael Martone (editor)

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9780877453543 | 1 edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, February 1, 1992), cover price $32.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region

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9780877453550 | 1 edition (Univ of Iowa Pr, February 1, 1992), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region

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Essays describe life in small towns, farming communities, and suburbs in states from Ohio to North Dakota
By Michael Martone and David Plowden (photographer)

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9780877452171 | Univ of Iowa Pr, September 1, 1988, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Essays describe life in small towns, farming communities, and suburbs in states from Ohio to North Dakota

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The lives of those who deal in safety--a child crowned King of Safety, a telephone company director of safety, and a teacher organizing safety patrols--are at the core of these subtle, dream-like stories exploring how very out-of-control and dangerous supposedly safe lives can become

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9780801836022 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, February 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The lives of those who deal in safety--a child crowned King of Safety, a telephone company director of safety, and a teacher organizing safety patrols--are at the core of these subtle, dream-like stories exploring how very out-of-control and dangerous supposedly safe lives can become

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Stories focusing on eight famous Americans who have had close connections to Indiana blend fact and fiction to cast new light on the personalities and the settings

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9780394530215 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 1, 1984, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Stories focusing on eight famous Americans who have had close connections to Indiana blend fact and fiction to cast new light on the personalities and the settings

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