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Rereadings: Seventeen Writers Revisit Books They Love

By: Fadiman, Anne

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 10/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780374530549

ISBN: 0374530548

Condition: USED


Is a book the same book--or a reader the same reader--the second time around? The seventeen authors in this witty and poignant collection of essays all agree on the answer: Never. The editor of "Rereadings "is Anne Fadiman, and readers of her bestselling book "Ex Libris "will find this volume especially satisfying. Her chosen authors include Sven Birkerts, Allegra Goodman, Vivian Gornick, Patricia Hampl, Phillip Lopate, and Luc Sante; the objects of their literary affections range from "Pride and Prejudice "to "Sue Barton, Student Nurse." These essays are not conventional literary crit... View more info

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Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader

By: Fadiman, Anne

Price: $3.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 10/25/2014

Seller ID: 9780374527228

ISBN: 0374527229

Condition: USED


Anne Fadiman is--by her own admission--the sort of person who learned about sex from her father's copy of "Fanny Hill," whose husband buys her 19 pounds of dusty books for her birthday, and who once found herself poring over her roommate's 1974 Toyota Corolla manual because it was the only written material in the apartment that she had not read at least twice. This witty collection of essays recounts a lifelong love affair with books and language. For Fadiman, as for many passionate readers, the books she loves have become chapters in her own life story. Writing with remarkable grace, she ... View more info

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New Lifetime Reading Plan

By: Fadiman, Clifton

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 4/16/2011

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780062720733

ISBN: 0062720732

Condition: USED


Now in print for the first time in almost 40 years, The New Lifetime Reading Plan provides readers with brief, informative and entertaining introductions to more than 130 classics of world literature. From Homer to Hawthorne, Plato to Pascal, and Shakespeare to Solzhenitsyn, the great writers of Western civilization can be found in its pages. In addition, this new edition offers a much broader representation of women authors, such as Charlotte Bront%, Emily Dickinson and Edith Wharton, as well as non-Western writers such as Confucius, Sun-Tzu, Chinua Achebe, Mishima Yukio and many others. ... View more info

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Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century

By: Gorman, Michael

Price: $6.00

Publisher: AMER LIBRARY ASSN:

Seller ID: 0838907857

ISBN: 0838907857

Condition: USED


In this thought-provoking work, one of the world's leading library educators and thinkers seeks to bring a set of core values back into focus by considering the questions on the minds of most librarians today. View more info

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Know-It-All, The

By: Jacobs, A. J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER: 2/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780743250627

ISBN: 0743250621

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33,000 PAGES 44 MILLION WORDS 10 BILLION YEARS OF HISTORY 1 OBSESSED MAN Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), "The Know-It-All" chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica." His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a... View more info

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Know It All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

By: Jacobs, A.J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 12/5/2013

Seller ID: 9780743250603

ISBN: 0743250605

Condition: USED


33,000 pages 44 million words 10 billion years of history 1 obsessed man Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), "The Know-It-All" chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" from A to Z. To fill the ever-widening gaps in his Ivy League education, A.J. Jacobs sets for himself the daunting task of reading all thirty-two volumes of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica." His wife, Julie, tells him it's a waste of time, his friends believe he is losing his mind, and his father, a brillian... View more info

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Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century

By: Kurowski, Travis

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9781571313546

ISBN: 1571313540

Condition: USED


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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

By: Lamb, Brian

Price: $5.00

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 4/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780812930290

ISBN: 0812930290

Condition: USED


For nearly a decade, Booknotes has been an oasis of book programming on television, the only place where Americans can regularly find in-depth, quality discussions of books. "From the Hardcover edition." View more info

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Rebel Bookseller

By: Laties, Andrew

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 11/4/2012

Seller ID: 9780975276341

ISBN: 0975276344

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Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Ev

By: Leto, Lauren

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PERENNIAL: 4/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780062070142

ISBN: 0062070142

Condition: USED


Want to impress the hot stranger at the bar who asks for your take on Infinite Jest? Dying to shut up the blowhard in front of you who's pontificating on Cormac McCarthy's "recurring road narratives"? Having difficulty keeping Francine Prose and Annie Proulx straight? For all those overwhelmed readers who need to get a firm grip on the relentless onslaught of must-read books to stay on top of the inevitable conversations that swirl around them, Lauren Leto's Judging a Book by Its Lover is manna from literary heaven A hilarious send-up of--and inspired homage to--the passionate and pecul... View more info

The Telling Line: Essays on Fifteen Contemporary Book Illustrators

By: Martin, Douglas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 4/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780862033330

ISBN: 0862033330

Condition: USED


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Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash

By: Masters, Alexander

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780374178185

ISBN: 0374178186

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Wilder Life

By: McClure, Wendy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: RIVERHEAD: 8/2/2013

Seller ID: 9781594485688

ISBN: 1594485682

Condition: USED


Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved "Little House on the Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder--a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she's never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She traces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family-- looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things "Little House"--exploring the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura's hometowns. Whether she's churning bu... View more info

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Time Was Soft There

By: Mercer, Jeremy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 6/13/2013

Seller ID: 9780312347406

ISBN: 0312347405

Condition: USED


Wandering through Paris's Left Bank one day, poor and unemployed, Canadian reporter Jeremy Mercer ducked into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Co. Mercer bought a book, and the staff invited him up for tea. Within weeks, he was living above the store, working for the proprietor, George Whitman, patron saint of the city's down-and-out writers, and immersing himself in the love affairs and low-down watering holes of the shop's makeshift staff. "Time Was Soft There "is the story of a journey down a literary rabbit hole in the shadow of Notre Dame, to a place where a hidden bohemia still th... View more info

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Time Was Soft There

By: Mercer, Jeremy

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 6/13/2012

Seller ID: 0312347391

ISBN: 0312347391

Condition: USED


"Some bookstores are filled with stories both inside and outside the bindings. These are places of sanctuary, even redemption---and Jeremy Mercer has found both amid the stacks of Shakespeare & Co."---Paul Collins, author of "Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books" In a small square on the left bank of the Seine, the door to a green-fronted bookshop beckoned. . . . With gangsters on his tail and his meager savings in hand, crime reporter Jeremy Mercer fled Canada in 1999 and ended up in Paris. Broke and almost homeless, he found himself invited to a tea party amongst the riffraff ... View more info

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My Ideal Bookshelf

By: Mount, Jane

Price: $7.50

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 3/15/2016

Seller ID: 9780316200905

ISBN: 0316200905

Condition: USED


The books that we choose to keep --let alone read-- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearin... View more info

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Beowulf on the Beach What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest H

By: Murnighan, Jack

Price: $5.00

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 12/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780307409577

ISBN: 0307409570

Condition: USED


Feel bad about not reading or not enjoying the so-called great books? Don't sweat it, it's not your fault. Did anyone tell you that "Anna Karenina" is a beach read, that Dickens is hilarious, that the "Iliad"'s battle scenes rival Hollywood's for gore, or that Joyce is at his best when he's talking about booze, sex, or organ meats? Writer and professor Jack Murnighan says it's time to give literature another look, but this time you'll enjoy yourself. With a little help, you'll see just how great the great books are: how they can make you laugh, moisten your eyes, turn you on, and leave you... View more info

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Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book

By: Murray, John G.

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780719556234

ISBN: 0719556236

Condition: USED


In this commonplace book, John Murray has drawn together a collection of wise, thoughtful, and witty proverbs and sayings. The volume includes illustrations, some sent by the authors of the sayings themselves, including John Piper, John Craxton, Beryl Cook, and Val Biro. View more info

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Great Good Place

By: Oldenburg, Ray

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 6/6/2013

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9781569246818

ISBN: 1569246815

Condition: USED


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Book that Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners

By: Osen, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 4/29/2015

Seller ID: 9780679783510

ISBN: 0679783512

Condition: USED


Every reader can name at least one book that changed his or her life--and many more beloved titles will surely come to mind as well. In "The Book That Changed My Life," fifteen of America's most influential authors discuss their own special literary choices. These unique interviews with National Book Award winners and finalists offer new insights into the many ways in which the experience of reading shapes the act of writing. Robert Stone on Joseph Conrad's "Victory," Cynthia Ozick on Henry James's "Washington Square," Charles Johnson on Jack London's "The Sea-Wolf"--each approaches the questi... View more info