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  • Tiny Moons

    A Year of Eating in Shanghai

    Tiny Moons is a collection of essays about food and belonging. Nina Mingya Powles journeys between Wellington, Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai, tracing the constants in her life: eating and cooking, and the dishes that have come to define her. Through childhood snacks, family feasts, Shanghai street food and student dinners, she attempts to find a way back towards her Chinese-Malaysian heritage. "A ... Read more

    $5.39 USD

  • G.K. Chesterton: 29 books in a single file

    This book-collection file includes 29 books -- 10 books of fiction (The Ball and the Cross, The Club of Queer Trades, The Innocence of Father Brown, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Was Thursday, Manalive, The Napoleon of Notting Hill, The Trees of Pride, Tremendous Trifles, and The Wisdom of Father Brown) and 19 collections of essays (All Things Considered, The Appetite of Tyranny, The ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Unwritten Book

    An Investigation

    by Samantha Hunt ...
    “One of our most interesting and bold writers . . . [offers] a characteristically wild effort that defies genre distinctions, flits from the profound to the mundane with fierce intelligence and searching restlessness, and at its best, delves deep into the recesses of the human heart with courageous abandon . . . An intoxicating blend of humor and pathos.” —Priscilla Gilman, The Boston Globe“Eerie, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

    by Annie Dillard ...
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize“The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book ReviewPilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, where Annie Dillard set out to chronicle incidents of "beauty tangled in a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Hooking Up

    by Tom Wolfe ...
    Only yesterday boys and girls spoke of embracing and kissing (necking) as getting to first base. Second base was deep kissing, plus groping and fondling this and that. Third base was oral sex. Home plate was going all the way. That was yesterday. Here in the Year 2000 we can forget about necking. Today's girls and boys have never heard of anything that dainty. Today first base is deep kissing, now ... Read more

    $1.99 USD $0.99 USD

  • Writing from Ukraine

    Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965

    A selection of fifteen of Ukraine's most important, dynamic and entertaining contemporary writersUnder USSR rule, the subject matter and style of literary expression in Ukraine was strictly controlled and censored. But once Ukraine gained independence in 1991 its literary scene flourished, as the moving and delightful poems, essays and extracts collected here show.There are fifteen authors ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • How to Read Now


    **“How to Read Now explores the politics and ethics of reading, and insists that we are capable of something better: a more engaged relationship not just with our fiction and our art, but with our buried and entangled histories.”“A book that doesn’t seek to shut down the current literary discourse so much as shake it up.” (The New York Times Book Review) Offering “its audience the opportunity to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Book of Delights


    by Ross Gay ...
    **The New York Times bestselling book of essays celebrating ordinary delights in the world around us by one of America's most original and observant writers, award-winning poet Ross Gay.As Heard on NPR's This American Life**“Ross Gay’s eye lands upon wonder at every turn, bolstering my belief in the countless small miracles that surround us.” —Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Anthropocene Reviewed

    Essays on a Human-Centered Planet

    by John Green ...
    Goodreads Choice winner for Nonfiction 2021 and instant #1 bestseller! A deeply moving collection of personal essays from John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All the Way Down.*“The perfect book for right now.” –*People*“*The Anthropocene Reviewed is essential to the human conversation.” –Library Journal, starred reviewThe Anthropocene is the current geologic age, in which ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Eight Powers Within You

    Your Guide to Success

    There’s you, there’s success and there’s the distance in between. So how do you bridge the gulf? Is hard work all that is needed? Is luck essential? Where can the answers be found? Look within yourself, says Shishir Srivastava, correctly identify the eight powers we all have inside us and make full use of them. Success, happiness and fulfilment can then be yours. Starting with the belief that ... Read more

    $2.23 USD

  • Plastic rozen

    ‘Uit gemakzucht laat ik mijn kinderen zo veel mogelijk hun eigen gang gaan,’ zegt Sylvia Witteman in een van haar columns. Een bevrijdende uitspraak bij het getob over goed moederschap versus de noodzaak gewoon de dag door te komen. In deze bundel staan de hoogtepunten uit meer dan tien jaar verslaggeving over het hedendaags gezinsleven.Over het leed dat kinderfeestje heet; de vaststelling dat ... Read more

    $8.31 USD

  • The Alistair Cooke Collection Volume One

    Letters from America, Talk About America, and The Americans

    **Three volumes of BBC broadcasts about the US from the New York Times–bestselling author, host of Masterpiece Theater, and “international treasure” (Booklist).In addition to his most visible presence as the host of PBS’s Masterpiece Theater for over two decades, British-born Alistair Cooke entertained and informed millions of listeners around the globe with his weekly BBC radio program, Letters ... Read more

    $3.99 USD

  • The Stone Reader: Modern Philosophy in 133 Arguments

    A timeless volume to be read and treasured, The Stone Reader provides an unparalleled overview of contemporary philosophy.Once solely the province of ivory-tower professors and college classrooms, contemporary philosophy was finally emancipated from its academic closet in 2010, when The Stone was launched in The New York Times. First appearing as an online series, the column quickly attracted ... Read more

    $28.79 USD $17.99 USD

  • The Din in the Head


    by Cynthia Ozick ...
    A collection of essays on the joys of great literature from the New York Times–bestselling author and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.One of America’s foremost novelists and critics, Cynthia Ozick has won praise and provoked debate for taking on challenging literary, historical, and moral issues. Her new collection of spirited essays focuses on the essential joys of great ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Rib Joint

    A Memoir in Essays

    by Julia Koets ...
    “This dazzling writer has created a guidebook for growing up queer in the American South . . . a testament to human endurance and dignity.” —Nick White, author of Sweet & LowGrowing up in a small town in the South, Julia and her childhood best friend Laura know the church as well as they know each other’s bodies—the California-shaped scar on Julia’s right knee, the tapered thinness of Laura’s ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Sanjeev Kumar

    The Actor We All Loved

    'He was a natural; one of the most powerful actors.' --Narendra ModiThe 1970s were indeed the golden era of Bollywood. In the decade that revolutionized Hindi cinema, there was one actor who was every director's fail-safe artiste. When he entered the frame, the audience would sigh with relief, 'Nothing can go wrong now!'Sanjeev Kumar was the antithesis of the typical Bollywood hero doing romance ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • These Precious Days


    by Ann Patchett ...
    The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays."The elegance of Patchett’s prose is seductive and inviting: with Patchett as a guide, readers will really get to grips with the power of struggles, failures, and triumphs alike." —Publisher's Weekly“Any story that starts will also end.” As a writer, Ann ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus ...
    Contains The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion'I must die. But must I die bawling?'Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • I'll Show Myself Out

    Essays on Midlife and Motherhood

    by Jessi Klein ...
    The eagerly anticipated second essay collection from Jessi Klein, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling debut You’ll Grow Out of It.“Sometimes I think about how much bad news there is to tell my kid, the endlessly long, looping CVS receipt scroll of truly terrible things that have happened, and I want to get under the bed and never come out. How do we tell them about all this? Can we ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $11.99 USD

  • The Rush for Second Place

    Essays and Occasional Writings

    William Gaddis published only four novels during his lifetime, but with those works he earned himself a reputation as one of America's greatest novelists. Less well known is Gaddis's body of excellent critical writings. Here is a wide range of his original essays, some published for the first time. From "'Stop Player. Joke No. 4,'" Gaddis's first national publication and the basis for his ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Happy-Go-Lucky

    by David Sedaris ...
    David Sedaris, the “champion storyteller,” (Los Angeles Times) returns with his first new collection of personal essays since the bestselling Calypso.Back when restaurant menus were still printed on paper, and wearing a mask—or not—was a decision made mostly on Halloween, David Sedaris spent his time doing normal things. As Happy-Go-Lucky opens, he is learning to shoot guns with his sister, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Maximum Security Book Club

    Reading Literature in a Men's Prison

    A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men’s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them—Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran.On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Sunshine State


    by Sarah Gerard ...
    Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay • F****inalist for the Southern Book PrizeA *New York Times*Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • An Entrophy Magazine Best Non-Fiction Book of t... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Crying in the Bathroom

    A Memoir

    **“Equal parts pee-your-pants hilarity and break your heart poignancy- like the perfect brunch date you never want to end!"--America Ferrera, Emmy award-winning actress in Ugly BettyFrom the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious**Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants ... Read more

    $14.99 USD