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Oliver, Mary

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Summary: A collection of essays follows the author as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor; her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her; and the responsibility she has inherited from the great thinkers and writers of the past.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2016

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Summary: "As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize XLIV indicates, it is an eclectic and constantly changing community. Over 70 authors are included from more than 50 presses."--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Prize Fellowships Inc. 2020

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Summary: Here are 70 authors from more than 50 presses as selected from the nominations of 220 distinguished Contributing Editors and 800 participating presses.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Pirze Fellowships Inc. 2021

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Summary: "The Pushcart Prize is the only annual anthology to exclusively showcase the very best writing from America's alternative literary presses. Each year contributing editors, whose ranks include the most important writers of today, along with hundreds of small presses, nominate thousands of stories, poems, essays and memoirs for inclusion in Pushcart's collection. This unique submissions process...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pushcart Prize Fellowships 2018

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Summary: A collection of letters--to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged--written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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Doctorow, E. L.

Contents: Genesis -- E.A. Poe -- Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom -- Composing Moby-Dick: what might have happened -- Sam Clemens's two boys -- Sinclair Lewis's Arrowsmith -- Fitzgerald's Crack-Up -- Malraux, Hemingway, and the Spanish Civil War -- Dos Passos: U.S.A -- Harpo -- Heinrich von Kleist -- Arthur Miller -- Franz Kafka's Amerika -- W.G. Sebald -- Einstein: seeing the unseen -- ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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Ephron, Nora

Summary: A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest-- and most acute-- writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.-

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Contents: The presidential election of 2008 -- Our Michelle -- Reverend Wright revisited -- The United States, past and present -- Personalities -- Profiles -- Race talk -- Sports -- Rita Dove -- African American literature -- Racial identity, enslavement, and the law -- In memoriam: John Hope Franklin.

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World, Ballantine Books 2010

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Crucet, Jennine Capó

Summary: "In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador/St. Martin's Press 2019

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Summary: "Over the course of four years, the traveling love rally called Together Live brought together diverse storytellers for epic evenings of laughter, music, and hard-won wisdom to huge audiences across the country. Well-known womxn (and the occasional man) from all walks of life shared their most vulnerable truths in a radical act of love, paving the way for healing in the face of adversity. Now,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Dial Press 2021

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Jamison, Leslie

Summary: "With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which Leslie Jamison has been so widely acclaimed, the fourteen essays in Make It Scream, Make It Burn explore the oceanic depths of longing and the reverberations of obsession. Among Jamison's subjects are 52 Blue, deemed "the loneliest whale in the world"; the eerie past-life memories of children; the devoted citizens of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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Robinson, Marilynne

Summary: A new essay collection assesses today's political climate and the mysteries of faith, from the influence of intellectual minds on society's political consciousness to the way that beauty informs and disciplines daily life.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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Summary: "This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Believer Books, a division of McSweeney's 2014

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Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2009 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010

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Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2011 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012

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Summary: "It's impossible to ignore how life has changed since COVID-19 spread across the world. People from all over quarantined and did their best to keep on going during the pandemic. Zibby Owens, host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books and a mother of four herself, wanted to do something to help people carry on and to give them something to focus on other than the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2021

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Russo, Richard

Summary: "In these nine essays, [the author] provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend, and reader"--Amazon.com.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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West, Lindy

Summary: "This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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Roth, Philip

Summary: "Throughout a unparalleled literary career that includes two National Book Awards (Goodbye, Columbus, 1959 and Sabbath's Theater, 1995), the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (American Pastoral, 1997), the National Book Critics Circle Award (The Counterlife, 1986), and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by President Obama in 2011), among many other honors, Philip Roth has produced an extraordinary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

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Buckley, Christopher

Summary: 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 ideas and truly fun writing. Tackling subjects ranging from "How to Teach Your Four-Year-Old to Ski" to "A Short History of the Bug Zapper," and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2002

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Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2012 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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Summary: Offers a selection of literary essays from the previous year which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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Summary: Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2019 which were originally published in American periodicals.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2020

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