Essays

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Anne Lamott

DUSK NIGHT DAWN gives readers hope, faith and courage to move through life’s dark places. It is full of humor, and inspiration.
 
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Broken (In the Best Possible Way) Jenny Lawson

BROKEN (IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY) is Jenny Lawson's best work ever. In addition to sharing details of experimental treatment for depression, readers will discover a great pitch for Shark Tank, all anyone ever wanted to know about dog penises and naughty secrets to embroidery. The drop-dead outrageous humor is...

Dad's Maybe Book Tim O'Brien

DAD'S MAYBE BOOK is a collection of essays and anecdotes written by National Book Award-winning author Tim O'Brien as a way to give his sons advice for the future, as well as a sense of who their father was as a man. Hilarious and tender, this is a touching and moving document of a father's love and his desire to give...

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Ann Patchett

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE is a blend of essays and memoir by one of the most revered writers of our time. The reader is treated to thoughts of love, life, philosophy and compassion.

 

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Two Melissa Ann Pinney (Introduced and edited by Ann Patchett)

TWO is a unique collection of images and prose showing the relationship between two beings. One of the nation's leading photographers coloborates with several top writers to present a true treasure.

 

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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Margaret Renkl

LATE MIGRATIONS is a series of deep and thoughtful essays about Margaret Renkl's childhood growing...

The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing Roger Rosenblatt

THE BOOK OF LOVE is a collection of different ways to look at love - through essays as well as fiction.

 

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain George Saunders

 

A SWIM IN A POND IN THE RAIN is George Saunders' exploration in to why readers stay immersed in a story and why they resist. Included are short stories by Checkhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol. This book is a special gift for those who love fiction, and will certainly add to the pleasure of upcoming book selections.

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Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse Calvin Trillin

DOGFIGHT: THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IN VERSE is a hilarious look at the politics and politicians who entertained and frightened American voters in 2012. The book is full of laugh-out-loud verse and prose.

 

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Make Trouble John Waters

MAKE TROUBLE was created from the speech John Waters delivered to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design. The advice was meant for those in all fields and included such wisdom as "be nosy", "embrace chaos" and "outrage our critics". In other words, "make trouble".

 

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