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The Empathy Exams: Essays
The Empathy Exams: Essays
by Leslie Jamison
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From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamisons... (read more)

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The Keillor Reader
The Keillor Reader
by Garrison Keillor
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Stories, essays, poems, and personal reminiscences from the sage of Lake Wobegon   When, at thirteen, he caught on as a sportswriter for the Anoka Herald, Garrison Keillor set out to become a professional writer, and so he has done—a... (read more)

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times
by Paul Loeb
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How do we keep on working for a more humane world, no matter how hard it sometimes seems? In a time when our involvement has never been needed more, this anthology of political hope will help readers with the... (read more)

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Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches
by Audre Lorde
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Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism... (read more)

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The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
by Marina Keegan
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An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation. Marina Keegan’s star was... (read more)

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
by Claudia Rankine
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There are little televisions throughout Don't Let Me Be Lonely. Really. Little photographs of televisions, sometimes depicting widely broadcast images from the news, sometimes only static, are interspersed throughout this long prose poem. The images come... (read more)

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Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
Consider the Lobster: And Other Essays
by David Foster Wallace
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David Foster Wallace is arguably the most accessible, intelligent, versatile writer working today. Never mind just now his novels and stories, or his "compact history" of infinity. In Consider the Lobster, he insinuates himself among actors, actresses... (read more)

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Bluets
Bluets
by Maggie Nelson
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"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and... (read more)

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The Seagull Reader: Essays, Second Edition
The Seagull Reader: Essays, Second Edition
by Joseph (edt) Kelly
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'Like all Norton anthologies, The Seagull Reader: Playsis responsibly edited and has helpfuleditorial apparatus, offering Norton quality at less than a third of the price of full-length drama anthologies. '... (read more)

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Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now
by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou, one of the best-loved authors of our time, shares the wisdom of a remarkable life in this best-selling spiritual classic. This is Maya Angelou talking from the heart, down to earth and real, but also inspiring. This is a book to treasured... (read more)

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But Enough about You: Essays
But Enough about You: Essays
by Christopher Buckley
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Christopher Buckley at his best: an extraordinary, wide-ranging selection of essays both hilarious and poignant, irreverent and delightful. In his first book of essays since his 1997 bestseller, Wry Martinis, Buckley delivers a rare combination of big... (read more)

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Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
Art of Fiction (83 Edition)
by John Gardner
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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come.     John Gardner was almost as famous as a... (read more)

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Notes From No Man's Land (09 Edition)
Notes From No Man's Land (09 Edition)
by Eula Biss
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity In a book that begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of... (read more)

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Who Is Mark Twain?
Who Is Mark Twain?
by Mark Twain
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"You had better shove this in the stove," Mark Twain said at the top of an 1865 letter to his brother, for I don't want any absurd 'literary remains' and 'unpublished letters of Mark Twain' published after I am planted." He was joking, of course. But... (read more)

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The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays (Vintage International)
The Myth of Sisyphus: And Other Essays (Vintage International)
by Albert Camus
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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existential thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan, and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide" the... (read more)

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A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments
by David Foster Wallace
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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 theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean... (read more)

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
by Malcolm Gladwell
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What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th... (read more)

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Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.)
Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.)
by Delia Ephron
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Bestselling author Delia Ephron shares a deeply personal collection of stories and essays, anchored by a loving remembrance of her sister Nora.   In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series... (read more)

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Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
Slouching towards Bethlehem: Essays
by Joan Didion
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Joan Didion's lucid, canny prose style is painstakingly situated around the art of the sentence. Slouching towards Bethlehem, her first collection of nonfiction, serves as a prime example of exactly how well she can wield one. Each of these essays... (read more)

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Walden, Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions) (95 Edition)
Walden, Or, Life in the Woods (Dover Thrift Editions) (95 Edition)
by Henry David Thoreau
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One of the great books of American letters and a masterpiece of reflective philosophizing. Accounts of Thoreau's daily life on the shores of Walden Pond outside Concord, Massachusetts, are interwoven with musings on the virtues of self-reliance and... (read more)

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