Essays

Wendell Berry Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War To World War II Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY: PORT WILLIAM NOVELS & STORIES FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR TWO delivers as the title suggests, novels and stories from the country's finest writer/farmer/environmentalist. These works run the gamut from serious, sober to hurt-your-tummy funny, clever. The Library of America only selects the best...

Southern Lady Code: Essays Helen Ellis

SOUTHERN LADY CODE is a collection of hilarious essays by Alabama's very own poker-playing Southern belle, Helen Ellis. The twenty-three essays in this collection travel from New York City to the Deep South and back, from party antics and ballgowns worthy of a drag queen. A truly original work by one of the world's...

Bring Your Baggage and Don't Pack Light Helen Ellis

BRING YOUR BAGGAGE AND DON'T PACK LIGHT is a delicious smorgasbord of humorous and moving essays running the gamut from sex, psychics and garage sales to cancer, menopause and plastic surgery. Imagine being at the best cocktail party of your life and able to hear each word of every conversation, be they raw with...

Heating and Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs Beth Ann Fennelly

HEATING & COOLING: 52 MICRO-MEMOIRS is a captivating and refreshing work of personal essays, poetry and as the title suggests "micro-memoirs". It crosses many genres to entertain and is the perfect pick-me-up, as well as thoughtful gift.

 

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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know Malcolm Gladwell

TALKING TO STRANGERS is a well-researched and thoughful examination of how people interact with strangers, and what can be done to improve how we do it. Using his usual deft prose and deep dives into specific cases, including the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme, the trial of Amanda Knox, and the death of Sandra Bland,...

The Anthropocene Reviewed John Green

THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED is a collection of essays inspired by John Green's beloved podcast of the...

The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life: Advice from a Failed Southern Belle Cassandra King

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS GUIDE TO LIFE: ADVISE FROM A FAILED SOUTHERN BELLE was originally delivered as a commencement address at Montevallo University, the author's alma mater. It offers inspiration and advice for graduates and those who have long since received their degree. This little jewel explains Southerness.

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Paper: Paging Through History Mark Kurlansky

PAPER: PAGING THROUGH HISTORY adds to the discussion of the future of our planet. After digesting these brilliant words about paper's origins and production, as well as its influence, are we headed for a paperless society. This learned author thinks not.  

 

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The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing Mark Kurlansky

THE UNREASONABLE VIRTUE OF FLY FISHING is a must have for every addict of "the least efficient way to catch a fish". This treasure examines every aspect of the sport from crafting flies to casting and includes little known facts of its history. Mark Kurlansky has taken his paraphernalia to the streams and rivers of...

Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace Anne Lamott

SMALL VICTORIES: SPOTTING IMPROBABLE MOMENTS OF GRACE offers a message of hope. This inspirational collection of essays, irreverent and wise (Anne Lamont trademarks) proves that the human spirit is irrepressible.

 

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