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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

World Is Just A Book Away

By: Owens, James

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780999134801

ISBN: 0999134809

Condition: USED


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Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared

By: Ozma, Alice

Price: $5.00

Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL PUB MASS MARKET:

Seller ID: 9780446583787

ISBN: 0446583782

Condition: USED


When Alice Ozma was in 4th grade, she and her father decided to see if he could read aloud to her for 100 consecutive nights. On the hundreth night, they shared pancakes to celebrate, but it soon became evident that neither wanted to let go of their storytelling ritual. So they decided to continue what they called "The Streak." Alice's father read aloud to her every night without fail until the day she left for college. Alice approaches her book as a series of vignettes about her relationship with her father and the life lessons learned from the books he read to her. Books included in... View more info

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Promised Land: Thirteen Books that Changed America

By: Parini, Jay

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 7/20/2013

Seller ID: 9780307386182

ISBN: 030738618X

Condition: USED


In this lively exploration of America's intellectual heritage, acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini celebrates the life and times of thirteen books that helped shape the American psyche. Moving nimbly between the great watersheds in American letters--including "Walden," "Huckleberry Finn," "The Souls of Black Folk," and "On the Road"--Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. An immensely readable and vibrant work of cultural history, Promised Land exposes the rich literary foundation of our culture, and is sure to a... View more info

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Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and O

By: Patrick, Bethanne

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781941393659

ISBN: 1941393659

Condition: USED


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My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

By: Paul, Pamela

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781627796316

ISBN: 1627796312

Condition: USED


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Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason

By: Pearl, Nancy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SASQUATCH BOOKS: 7/6/2016

Seller ID: 9781570613814

ISBN: 1570613818

Condition: USED


What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enth... View more info

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More Book Lust

By: Pearl, Nancy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: SASQUATCH BOOKS: 8/1/2015

Seller ID: 9781570614354

ISBN: 1570614350

Condition: USED


The response to Nancy Pearl's surprise bestseller Book Lust was astounding: the Seattle librarian even became the model for the now-famous Librarian Action Figure. Readers everywhere welcomed Pearl's encyclopedic but discerning filter on books worth reading, and her Rule of 50 (give a book 50 pages before deciding whether to continue; but readers over 50 must read the same number of pages as their age) became a standard MO. View more info

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Book Lust to Go

By: Pearl, Nancy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: SASQUATCH BOOKS: 8/11/2012

Seller ID: 9781570616501

ISBN: 1570616507

Condition: USED


Adventure is just a book away as best-selling author Nancy Pearl returns with recommended reading for more than 120 destinations around the globe. Book Lust To Go connects the best fiction and nonfiction to particular destinations, whether your bags are packed or your armchair is calling. With stops from Texas to Timbuktu, Nancy Pearl's reading recommendations will send you on your way. View more info

Book on the Bookshelf

By: Petroski, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 7/21/2013

Seller ID: 9780965004558

ISBN: 0965004554

Condition: USED


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What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

By: Pool, Daniel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 2/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780671882365

ISBN: 0671882368

Condition: USED


For every frustrated reader of the great nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Brontes who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell "Tally Ho " at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's prison," here is a "delightful reader's companion that lights up the literary dark" "(The New York Times)." This fascinating, lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules, regulations, and customs that governed everyday life in Victorian England. Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details (did you know that the "plums"... View more info

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those who Want

By: Prose, Francine

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780060777050D

ISBN: 9780060777050D

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One For the Books

By: Queenan, Joe

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/18/2013

Seller ID: 9780670025824

ISBN: 0670025828

Condition: USED


One of America's leading humorists and author of the bestseller "Closing Time" examines his own obsession with books Joe Queenan became a voracious reader as a means of escape from a joyless childhood in a Philadelphia housing project. In the years since then he has dedicated himself to an assortment of idiosyncratic reading challenges: spending a year reading only short books, spending a year reading books he always suspected he would hate, spending a year reading books he picked with his eyes closed. In "One for the Books," Queenan tries to come to terms with his own eccentric readin... View more info

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Business of Books: How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Chan

By: Schiffrin, Andre

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 10/24/2010

Seller ID: 9781859847633

ISBN: 1859847633

Condition: USED


Part-memoir, part-history, "The Business of Books" is an irascible, acute and often passionate account of the collapsing standards of contemporary book publishing. It has appeared throughout the world in seventeen different editions. View more info

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End of Your Life Book Club

By: Schwalbe, Will

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780307739780

ISBN: 0307739783

Condition: USED


An "Entertainment Weekly" and "BookPage" Best Book of the Year During her treatment for cancer, Mary Anne Schwalbe and her son Will spent many hours sitting in waiting rooms together. To pass the time, they would talk about the books they were reading. Once, by chance, they read the same book at the same time--and an informal book club of two was born. Through their wide-ranging reading, Will and Mary Anne--and we, their fellow readers--are reminded how books can be comforting, astonishing, and illuminating, changing the way that we feel about and interact with the world around us. A pr... View more info

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Books for Living

By: Schwalbe, Will

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780385353540

ISBN: 0385353545

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Ruined by Reading: a Life in Books

By: Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BEACON: 7/13/2014

Seller ID: 9780807070833

ISBN: 0807070831

Condition: USED


A Los Angeles Times Book Review Best Book of 1996 'Without books how could I have become myself?' In this wonderfully written meditation, Lynne Sharon Schwartz offers deeply felt insight into why we read and how what we read shapes our lives. An enchanting celebration of the printed word. View more info

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Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages

By: Shea, Ammon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/9/2011

Seller ID: 9780399533983

ISBN: 0399533982

Condition: USED


An obsessive word lover's account of reading the "Oxford English Dictionary" cover to cover. ?I?m reading the "OED" so you don?t have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...? So reports Ammon Shea, the tireless, word-obsessed, and more than slightly masochistic author of "Reading the OED." The word lover's Mount Everest, the "OED" has enthralled logophiles since its initial publication 80 years ago. Weighing in at 137 pounds, it is the dictionary to end all dictionaries. In 26 chapters filled with sharp wit, s... View more info

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Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Libra

By: Sherman, Scott

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781612196671

ISBN: 1612196675

Condition: USED


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