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  • 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 $1.99 USD

  • The Best American Essays 2021

    series Best American
    A collection of the year’s best essays, selected by award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Kathryn Schulz“The world is abundant even in bad times,” guest editor Kathryn Schulz writes in her introduction, “it is lush with interestingness, and always, somewhere, offering up consolation or beauty or humor or happiness, or at least the hope of future happiness.” The essays Schulz ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers Vol II

    1937-1943: From Novelist to Playwright

    This second volume of Dorothy L. Sayers covers the seven years in which the greatest detective novelist of the golden age--and the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey--turns away from mystery writing to become a playwright and, in turn, a controversial figure.Accused on the one hand of blasphemy, acclaimed on the other as one of the most influential lay theologians of her time, she found herself drawn ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Complete Works

    This ebook contains Virginia Woolf's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Little Weirds

    by Jenny Slate ...
    **One of Vanity Fair's Great Quarantine Reads: Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about love, heartbreak, and being alive -- "this book is something new and wonderful" (George Saunders).You may "know" Jenny Slate from her Netflix special, Stage Fright, as the creator of Marcel ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • James Joyce: The Complete Collection

    by James Joyce ...
    This ebook contains James Joyce's complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Languages of Truth

    Essays 2003-2020

    Newly collected, revised, and expanded nonfiction from the first two decades of the twenty-first century—including many texts never previously in print—by the Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling authorLonglisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the EssaySalman Rushdie is celebrated as “a master of perpetual storytelling” (The New Yorker), illuminating truths ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • Voice of the Fish

    A Lyric Essay

    by Lars Horn ...
    Lars Horn’s Voice of the Fish, the latest Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize winner, is an interwoven essay collection that explores the trans experience through themes of water, fish, and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating back injury that left Horn temporarily unable to speak. In Horn’s adept hands, the collection takes shape as a unified book: short ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Dear Damage

    by Ashley Farmer ...
    series Series in Kentucky Literature
    Two weeks before her grandfather purchased a gun, Ashley Farmer’s grandmother tripped as she walked across their living room. It was a swift accident on an ordinary day: her chin hit the floor; her cervical spine shattered. She asked, “I’m paralyzed, aren’t I?” Later, thinking to put her out of her misery, he kissed his sleeping wife of sixty-three years and shot her in the chest. He tried to ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • The Last Days of Socrates

    by Plato ...
    Euthyphro/Apology/Crito/Phaedo'Nothing can harm a good man either in life or after death'The trial and condemnation of Socrates on charges of heresy and corrupting young minds is a defining moment in the history of classical Athens. In tracing these events through four dialogues, Plato also developed his own philosophy of a life guided by self-responsibility. Euthyphro finds Socrates outside the ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • Hard Scrabble

    Observations on a Patch of Land

    by John Graves ...
    “A kind of homemade book—imperfect like a handmade thing, a prize. It’s a galloping, spontaneous book, on occasion within whooping distance of that greatest and sweetest of country books, Ivan Turgenev’s A Sportsman’s Notebook.” —Edward Hoagland, New York Times Book Review“His subjects are trees and brush, hired help, fences, soil, armadillos and other wildlife, flood and drought, local history, ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $14.39 USD

  • Reflections on the Revolution in France

    by Edmund Burke ...
    Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    Essays and Arguments

    These widely acclaimed essays from the author of Infinite Jest -- on television, tennis, cruise ships, and more -- established David Foster Wallace as one of the preeminent essayists of his generation.In this exuberantly praised book -- a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Letters to Penthouse XV

    Outrageous Erotic Orgasmic

    Book 15 - Penthouse Adventures
    From the bestselling Letters to Penthouse series comes another spicy collection of letters written to one of the most popular men's magazines. ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Best American Travel Writing 2021

    series Best American
    “The beauty of good writing is that it transports the reader inside another person’s experience in some other physical place and culture,” writes Padma Lakshmi in her introduction, “and, at its best, evokes a palpable feeling of being in a specific moment in time and space.” The essays in this year’s Best American Travel Writing are an antidote to the isolation of the year 2020, giving us views ... Read more

    $9.99 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

  • Both Flesh and Not


    Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers" (Los Angeles Times Book Review): Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time.Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Manual de vida

    Pasajes escogidos. Edición de Paloma Ortiz García

    by Epicteto ...
    series Quintaesencia
    Conocer lo que puedes controlar y lo que no, intentar llevar una vida plena, definir la persona que queremos ser... Cualquiera que se acerque a los textos recogidos en esta obra descubrirá que la contemplación del mundo implica un conocimiento activo —los ejemplos de Epicteto están extraídos de la vida cotidiana— y que contemplar es, en un sentido literal, ver. El ejercicio contemplativo lleva al ... Read more

    $5.99 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

    $8.69 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

  • Modern Love, Revised and Updated

    True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

    The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John SlatteryA young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man’s promising fourth date ends in the emergency room. A female lawyer ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Ongoing Moment

    by Geoff Dyer ...
    Great photographs change the way we see the world; The Ongoing Moment changes the way we look at both.Focusing on the ways in which canonical figures like Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston have photographed the same things—barber shops, benches, hands, roads, signs—award-winning writer Geoff Dyer seeks to ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Managing Expectations

    A Memoir in Essays

    by Minnie Driver ...
    A MARIE CLAIRE BEST MEMOIR OF THE YEAR • A USA TODAY MUST READ BOOK • A W MAGAZINE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A SHEREADS BEST MEMOIR OF THE SUMMERA charming, poignant, and mesmerizing memoir in essays from beloved actor and natural-born storyteller Minnie Driver, chronicling the way life works out even when it doesn’t.In this intimate, beautifully crafted collection, Driver writes with disar... ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $11.99 USD