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  • A Rude Life

    by Vir Sanghvi ...
    Vir Sanghvi's has been an interesting life - one that took him to Oxford, movie and political journalism, television and magazines - and he depicts it with the silky polish his readers expect of him. In A Rude Life, he turns his dispassionate observer's gaze on himself, and in taut prose tells us about all that he's experienced, and nothing more for he's still a private man. He unhurriedly ... Read more

    $6.49 USD

  • Upstream

    Selected Essays

    by Mary Oliver ...
    **One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the YearThe New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver**.**“There's hardly a page in my copy of Upstream that isn't folded down or underlined and scribbled on, so charged is Oliver's language . . .” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air“Uniting essays from Oliver’s previous books and elsewhere, this gem of a ... Read more

    $9.99 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 Essential Agrarian Reader

    The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land

    by Norman Wirzba ...
    “Eminently quotable and passionately argued essays” on living in harmony with the earth and each other, by Wes Jackson, Wendell Berry, and more (Library Journal, starred review).Includes a Foreword by Barbara KingsolverA compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Mothers Before

    Stories and Portraits of Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

    by Edan Lepucki ...
    Who was your mother before she was a mother? Essays and photos from Brit Bennett, Jennifer Egan, Danzy Senna, Laura Lippman, Jia Tolentino, and many more.In this remarkable collection, *New York Times–*bestselling novelist Edan Lepucki gathers more than sixty original essays and favorite photographs to explore this question. The daughters in Mothers Before are writers and poets, artists and ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Virginia Woolf: The Complete Works

    THE NOVELS The Voyage Out (1915) Night and Day (1919) Jacob's Room (1922) Mrs. Dalloway (1925) To the Lighthouse (1927) The Waves (1931) The Years (1937) Between the Acts (1941) THE 'BIOGRAPHIES' Orlando: a biography (1928) Flush: a biography (1933) Roger Fry: a biography (1940) THE STORIES Two Stories (1917) Kew Gardens (1919) Monday or Tuesday (1921) A Haunted House, and other short stories ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Trick Mirror

    Reflections on Self-Delusion

    by Jia Tolentino ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—EsquireBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.” ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Disability Visibility

    First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

    ONE OF THE PROGRESSIVE'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAROne in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular culture. Now, just in time for the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, activist Alice Wong brings together this urgent, galvanizing collection of contemporary ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Rambo and Me: The Story Behind the Story, an essay (The David Morrell Cultural-Icon Series)

    by David Morrell ...
    Award-winning author David Morrell created the character of Rambo in his 1972 novel, First Blood, which has been called the father of the modern action novel. Rambo went on to become one of the five most recognized thriller icons, along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, James Bond, and Harry Potter. In this in-depth essay, for the first time Morrell tells the full story about how the novel and Rambo ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Letters from an Astrophysicist

    **New York Times BestsellerA luminous companion to the phenomenal bestseller Astrophysics for People in a Hurry.**Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has attracted one of the world’s largest online followings with his fascinating, widely accessible insights into science and our universe. Now, Tyson invites us to go behind the scenes of his public fame by revealing his correspondence with people ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • Living by the Word


    by Alice Walker ...
    **Essays from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple—“**Vintage Alice Walker: passionate, political, personal, and poetic” (Los Angeles Times).In a follow-up to her collection of essays, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, Walker takes a look at a vast range of issues both personal and global, from her experience with the filming of The Color Purple, to the history of African ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Bluets

    by Maggie Nelson ...
    Maggie Nelson is widely and critically well-regarded as a poet, prose writer and art critic; her works spans various audiences and communities, in academia, art circles and among readers. Maggie Nelson and her work have been profiled in such periodicals as Artforum, Bookforum, the Boston Globe, Modern Painters, The New York Times Book Review and the Village Voice, among numerous other high-profile ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Mediums Rare

    The celebrated author of Stir of Echoes and Hell House offers a fascinating exploration of parapsychology and its history.In Mediums Rare, horror and science fiction novelist Richard Matheson shares a personal project inspired by his lifelong interest in all things paranormal. Here is a brief account of psychic beginnings, covering subjects like telepathy, ESP, paranormal activity, and more ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • In the Land of Israel


    by Amos Oz ...
    A snapshot of Israel and the West Bank in the 1980s, through the voices of its inhabitants, from the National Jewish Book Award–winning author of Judas.Notebook in hand, renowned author and onetime kibbutznik Amos Oz traveled throughout his homeland to talk with people—workers, soldiers, religious zealots, aging pioneers, desperate Arabs, visionaries—asking them questions about Israel’s past, ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death

    What is death and how does it touch upon life? Twenty writers look for answers.Birth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes the ghost bikes memorializing those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • On Zen Practice

    Body, Breath, and Mind

    This updated landmark volume makes available for the first time in decades the teachings that were formative to a whole generation of American Zen teachers and students. Conceived as an overarching primer on the practice of Zen, chapters in this volume address every aspect of practice: beginning practice, shikantaza, chanting, sesshin, working with Mu, and the nature of koans.In the intervening ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem


    by Joan Didion ...
    The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times).Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic.In twenty razor ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

    by Ralph Ellison ...
    A radiant collection of letters from the renowned author of Invisible Man that trace the life and mind of a giant of American literature, with insights into the riddle of identity, the writer’s craft, and the story of a changing nation over six decadesA NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKThese extensive and revealing letters span the life of Ralph Ellison and provide a remarkable window into the great ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Federalist Papers

    E****ighty-five articles and essays by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison that interpret and promote the US Constitution.Three of America’s Founding Fathers—Alexander Hamilton, General George Washington’s chief of staff and first secretary of the treasury; John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States; and James Madison, father of the Constitution, author of the Bill of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

    Revised and Updated

    series Modern Library Classics
    Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Tales of Two Americas

    Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation

    Thirty-six major contemporary writers examine life in a deeply divided America—including Anthony Doerr, Ann Patchett, Roxane Gay, Rebecca Solnit, Hector Tobar, Joyce Carol Oates, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Russo, Eula Bliss, Karen Russell, and many moreAmerica is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Face

    Cartography of the Void

    by Chris Abani ...
    DescriptionIn The Face: Cartography of the Void, acclaimed poet, novelist, and screenwriter Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in the Igbo culture of West Africa. The Face is a lush work of art that teems with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • El infinito en un junco

    La invención de los libros en el mundo antiguo

    by Irene Vallejo ...
    series Biblioteca de Ensayo / Serie mayor #105
    PREMIO NACIONAL DE ENSAYO 2020 Premio el Ojo Crítico de Narrativa 2019 Premio Las Librerías Recomiendan de No Ficción 2020 Premio Búho al Mejor Libro de 2019, que otorga la Asociación Aragonesa de Amigos del Libro Premio Acción Cívica Premio Nacional Promotora de los Estudios Latinos 2019 Premio José Antonio Labordeta 2020 Premio de la Asociación de Librerías de Madrid al Mejor Libro del Año en la ... Read more

    $10.59 USD

  • Reveries of the Solitary Walker

    Translated by Peter France ...
    After a period of forced exile and solitary wandering brought about by his radical views on religion and politics, Jean-Jacques Rousseau returned to Paris in 1770. Here, in the last two years of his life, he wrote his final work, the Reveries. In this eloquent masterpiece the great political thinker describes his sense of isolation from a society he felt had rejected his writings - and the manner ... Read more

    $11.19 USD