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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback))
The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 (Touchstone Books (Paperback))
by Lex Williford
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Lex Williford teaches in the bilingual writing program at the University of Texas, El Paso. He previously taught in the writing programs at Southern Illinois University and the University of Alabama. His collection of stories, Macauley's Thumb, was co... (read more)

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Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Letters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
by Shaun Usher
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This spectacular collection of more than 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history—the brightest and best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Entries include a transcript of the letter; a... (read more)

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The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories
by Daniel Halpern
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"This is the anthology I've been looking for, for my Craft of Fiction class---the range and the types of stories included, the wide diversity of authors and traditions, the combination of experimentation and classics---this all makes for an exciting... (read more)

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The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
by William J. Bennett
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Time [The Book of Virtues] ought to be distributed, like an owner's manual, to new parents leaving the hospital.... (read more)

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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids
by Meghan Daum
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One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their... (read more)

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The World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write
The World Split Open: Great Writers on How and Why We Write
by Margaret Atwood
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Since 1984, Literary Arts has welcomed many of the world's most renowned authors and storytellers to its stage for one of the country's largest lectures series. Sold-out crowds congregate at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to hear these writers'... (read more)

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Come Here Often?: 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar
Come Here Often?: 53 Writers Raise a Glass to Their Favorite Bar
by Sean Manning
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"A fascinating look into drinking culture around the world" - Condé Nast Traveler "An intoxicating tour" - Time Out New York "Between the bars, locales, themes and the writers themselves, there is something here for pretty much everyone... (read more)

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Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World
Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories from Around the World
by James (edt) Thomas
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What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a , in Denmark , in Bulgaria . These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a... (read more)

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Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience
Lists of Note: An Eclectic Collection Deserving of a Wider Audience
by Shaun (com) Usher
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Lists of Note curates 125 unputdownable entries from a list of names that are as eclectic and intriguing as its contents, which include myriad reasons given by ancient Egyptians for missing work, Albert Einstein's demands of his estranged wife, F. Scott... (read more)

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The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
by Phillip Lopate
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US"A wonderful book. The most charming smorgasbord  imaginable of essays from around the world."  -- Diane Cole, USA Today.   "Without a doubt, this is the most  nourishing essay collection I've read... (read more)

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The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 1
The Best Creative Nonfiction, Volume 1
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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Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality
by Marilyn Sewell
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More than 300 poems and a few prose pieces by modern writers such as Maya Angelou, Annie Dillard, Denise Levertov, Marge Piercy and Alice Walker, and earlier writers such as Hildegard of Bingen and Margaret Fuller. A splendid collection, organized... (read more)

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Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work
by Richard Ford
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Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment... (read more)

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Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer
Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer
by Heidi Julavits
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This volume collects the finest essays and articles from the four-time National Magazine Award–nominated Believer magazine. The book combines all the erudition and wit readers have come to expect from its pages: Jonathan Lethem on Nathanael West... (read more)

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Tough Day for the Army: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction)
Tough Day for the Army: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction)
by John Warner
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"Warner, editor at large of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, has produced a short story collection that mashes the surreal with the heartfelt to fantastic effect. In 'Monkey and Man,' an organ-grinder's monkey may or may not be framing the narrator for... (read more)

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Burnt Tongues
Burnt Tongues
by Chuck Palahniuk
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Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry. Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and... (read more)

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Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story
by The Paris Review
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Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of the Paris Review. What does it take to write a great short story? In Object Lessons, twenty contemporary masters of the genre answer that question... (read more)

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The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything Else
The Paris Review Book of Heartbreak, Madness, Sex, Love, Betrayal, Outsiders, Intoxication, War, Whimsy, Horrors, God, Death, Dinner, Baseball, Travels, The Art of Writing, and Everything Else
by Editors of the Paris Review
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For a half-century, The Paris Review has published writing and interviews from the world's most brilliant authors. To commemorate the anniversary, a breathtakingly diverse and illuminating anthology has been assembled. The greatest writers here write and... (read more)

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Significant Objects
Significant Objects
by Joshua Glenn and Rob Walker
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100 EXTRAORDINARY STORIES ABOUT ORDINARY... (read more)

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Beat Book
Beat Book
by Anne Waldman
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The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects... (read more)

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