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New Arrivals - Literature
Family storytelling offers many of the same advantages as book reading - and some new ones - for childrens language and emotional development, coping skills, and sense of belonging. This book shows parents how telling and sharing stories about family experiences can help children grow into healthy, happy adolescents and adults.
A detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre.
The author of The Vagina Monologues describes being diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer and how her illness forced her to reconnect with her own body and gave her a better understanding of the resilience of humans.
Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. Now, a decade later, her Shakespeare in Shackles program has been lauded by academics and prison communities alike. In this profound illustration of the enduring lessons of Shakespeare through the ten-year relationship of Bates and Newton, an amazing testament to the power of literature emerges. But it's not just the prisoners who are transformed. It is a starkly engaging tale, one that will be embraced by anyone who has ever been changed by a book.
100 poems selected by Robert Pinsky that represent each volume in The best American poetry series.
Presents a translation of Dante's allegorical poem.
"A history of the early American novel, focusing on its origins in and relationship with American religion"-- Provided by publisher.
Paranormal investigators. Occult detectives. Ghost hunters. Monster fighters. Humans who unravel uncanny crimes and solve psychic puzzles; sleuths with supernatural powers of their own who provide services far beyond those normal gumshoes, shamuses, and Sherlocks can. When vampires, werewolves, and things that go "bump" in the night are part of your world, criminals can be as inhuman as the crimes they commit, and magic can seep into the mundane - those who solve the mysteries, bring justice, or even save the world itself, might utter spells, wield wands as well as firearms, or simply use their powers of deduction. Some of the best tales of the last decade from top authors of the 21st century's most popular genres take you down mean streets and into strange crime scenes in this fantastic compilation.
Mike Cavanaugh was a firefighter; it was his job to rescue people. Though inviting them home wasn't usually part of the job description. But when he pulled Christine Palmer out of her burning house, something about the gutsy single mom made him want to protect her, to make her life a little better. Includes a bonus book by Rimmer. Reissue.
A survey of major poets and movements of American postmodern poetry that includes more than four hundred poems by over one hundred poets.
A biography marking the fiftieth anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death captures a moment in time-- the month she spent in New York City in June 1953 as a guest editor for the annual college issue of "Mademoiselle" magazine.
Essays revisiting themes the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and activist has addressed throughout her career, exploring her conflicting impulses to retreat into inner contemplation and to remain deeply engaged with the world: racism, Africa, solidarity with the Palestinian people, the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, Cuba, health care, and the work of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Collection of essays about home, love, cooking, politics, and the writing life from the acclaimed novelist.
V is for VampWoman: Pamela decides to shed her prim and proper ways for spandex and a mask to help fight the Malcontents. Now if only she weren't so distracted by the sexy vampire fighting by her side.
Recounts the author's search for domestic bliss as she embraces the word of Martha Stewart and attempts to follow her in all things, from closet organization to stain removal, with laughably disastrous results.
This collection of essays attempts to offer insight into the working minds of writers and artists including Edith Wharton, Edward Weston, Thomas Struth, and Sylvia Plath. Published over the course of several decades (largely in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books) they reflect a preoccupation with artists and their work.
In D. A. Powell?s fifth book of poetry, the rollicking line he has made his signature becomes the taut, more discursive means to describing beauty, singing a dirge, directing an ironic smile, or questioning who in any given setting is the instructor and who is the pupil. This is a book that explores the darker side of divisions and developments, which shows how the interstitial spaces of boonies, backstage, bathhouse, or bar are locations of desire. With Powell?s witty banter, emotional resolve, and powerful lyricism, this collection demonstrates his exhilarating range. --Publisher