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This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
This Is How You Die: Stories of the Inscrutable, Infallible, Inescapable Machine of Death
by David Malki
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If a machine could predict how you would die, would you want to know? This is the tantalizing premise of This Is How You Die, the brilliant follow-up anthology to the self-published bestseller, Machine of Death. THIS IS HOW YOU DIE Stories of the... (read more)

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Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road
Sister Spit: Writing, Rants and Reminiscence from the Road
by Michelle Tea
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A collection of writing and artwork from the irreverent, flagrantly queer, hilariously feminist, tough-talking, genre-busting ruffians who have toured with the legendary Sister Spit. Co-founded in 1997 by award-winning writer Michelle Tea, Sister Spit is... (read more)

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The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
The Book of Men: Eighty Writers on How to Be a Man
by Colum McCann
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Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers, presented by Colum McCann, Esquire, and Narrative 4. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to... (read more)

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The People's Apocalypse
The People's Apocalypse
by Ariel Gore and Jenny Forrester
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“Ariel Gore is wise, brave and funny.”  —Harriet Lerner, PhD, author, The Dance with... (read more)

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Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
by Tom Lowenstein
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A haiku is a short Japanese poem, mostly of just three lines, often capturing the fleeting moment in a spirit of Zen like immediacy - the falling of plum blossom, the splash of a frog as it leaps into a pond. This book is a beautifully illustrated... (read more)

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Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
by Mary Gaitskill
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PRAISE FOR THE BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES SERIES "These ambitious stories reflect the imaginations of a generation and are a sneak preview of coming attractions in fiction."—Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice) "Demonstrates the potent force of... (read more)

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The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2 (Best Creative Nonfiction)
The Best Creative Nonfiction Vol. 2 (Best Creative Nonfiction)
by Lee Gutkind
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'Anyone still asking, \'What is creative nonfiction?\' will find the answer in this collection of artfully crafted, true stories. Selected by Lee Gutkind, the \'godfather behind creative nonfiction,\' and the staff of Creative Nonfiction, these stories\'\... (read more)

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Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War
by Matt Gallagher and Roy Scranton
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These stories aren't pretty and they aren't for the faint of heart. They are realistic, haunting and shocking. And they are all unforgettable. Television reports, movies, newspapers and blogs about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have offered images of... (read more)

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Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices (Best New American Voices)
by Dani Shapiro
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Praise for the Best New American Voices Series: "A wonderful assortment of the coming attractions."--Chicago Tribune "A heads-up for readers interested in emerging talent." -- Hartford Courant  The bestselling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro... (read more)

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Best American Nonrequired Reading #2011: The Best American Nonrequired Reading
Best American Nonrequired Reading #2011: The Best American Nonrequired Reading
by Dave Eggers
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An eclectic volume introduced by David Sedaris and compiled by Dave Eggers and students of his San Francisco writing center, who dont leave a stone unturned in their search for nonrequired gems. Cover art by art by Maurice Sendak.... (read more)

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Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave
Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave
by Ellen Sussman
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'I behave badly to set myself apart. To test myself. To push myself. To prove something. To shock someone. ... I behave badly because I can.' That"s how Ellen Sussman describes her mischievous endeavors. In this anthology of personal essays, she"s... (read more)

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The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
The Best American Poetry (Best American Poetry)
by Charles Wright
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David Lehman, who founded The Best American Poetry series in 1988, is the editor of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and the author of seven books of poetry, including When a Woman Loves a Man. He teaches in the graduate writing program at the New... (read more)

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party like it's 1984 - short stories from the people's republic of
party like it's 1984 - short stories from the people's republic of
by Haliterature - HAL Publishing
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A young couple stands outside a hotel in China, nervously working up the courage to get a room together while in another hotel across China, a foreign businessman opens up to a prostitute. A foreign magazine editor in Shanghai burns his bridges and finds... (read more)

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Best New American Voices 2007 (Best New American Voices)
Best New American Voices 2007 (Best New American Voices)
by Sue Miller
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PRAISE FOR BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES 2006 "These ambitious stories reflect the imaginations of a generation and are a sneak preview of coming attractions in fiction."--Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice) "Extraordinarily wellcrafted and intense. All are... (read more)

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The 20th Century in Poetry
The 20th Century in Poetry
by Michael Hulse
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This groundbreaking anthology presents in chronological order over four hundred poems written during the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one... (read more)

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Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories
by David Sedaris
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A must-have for the fans of the #1 bestselling author of Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris, a collection of his favorite short fiction from Flannery O'Connor to Tobias Wolff. A bestseller in its own right and a must-have for fans of the #1... (read more)

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American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans
American Odysseys: Writings by New Americans
by Daniel Alarcon
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American Odysseys is an anthology of twenty-two novelists, poets, and short-story writers drawn from the shortlist for the 2011 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Literature. Including Ethiopian-born Dinaw Mengestu, the recipient of the Prize... (read more)

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The Best American Essays of the Century
The Best American Essays of the Century
by Joyce Carol Oates
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JOYCE CAROL OATES is the recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the winner of the National Book Award. Among her major works are We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, and The Falls. ROBERT ATWAN has been the series editor of The... (read more)

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What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
What My Mother Gave Me: Thirty-One Women on the Gifts That Mattered Most
by Elizabeth Benedict
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Women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter's story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these... (read more)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice
The Seven Deadly Sins: A Celebration of Virtue and Vice
by Alex Clark
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In this lively collection of new writing, seven of our most acclaimed authors and thinkers go head to head with Lust, Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, Sloth and Vanity to explore what we really mean when we talk about sin. The resulting mixture of erudite... (read more)

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