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steven-e-browne's picture
Apr.18.2008
Dorky New England teenager Holly Baker meets fashionable Stacy Goldfarb and is invited to New York City. Their unique friendship results in a wildly successful fashion company allowing them access to “A” list actors and directors. The lucky streak ends when they borrow production money from Stacy’s...
jane-hirshfield's picture
Jan.11.2008
Nine essays investigating the deep infrastructure of poetic mind. "This enlightening volume... intensifies our reponse to poetry, hence to life." (Booklist, starred review) "Hirshfield's nine essays, or "gates," range a wide territory, in often strikingly beautiful language...
richard-rhodes's picture
Jan.04.2008
Uniquely fusing practical advice on writing with his own insights into the craft, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes constructs beautiful prose about the issues would-be writers are most afraid to articulate: How do I dare write? Where do I begin? What do I do with this story I have to...
jacquelyn-mitchard's picture
Dec.31.2007
Edited by Roxanne J. Coady & Joy Johannessen   About the Anthology Through reading we can live lives that are completely different from our own, experience foreign worlds that we would otherwise know nothing about, learn to understand others and develop compassion for their situations and...
maya-angelou's picture
Dec.27.2007
The Heart of a Woman continues Dr. Angelou’s autobiographical work begun in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, exploring her beginnings as a writer and civil rights activist.
norman-mailer's picture
Dec.27.2007
“Writing is spooky. There is no routine of an office to keep you going, only the blank page each morning, and you never know where your words are coming from, those divine words.” In The Spooky Art, Norman Mailer discusses with signature candor the rewards and trials of the writing life, and...
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Dec.21.2007
“I have almost finished my longbook,” Maxine Hong Kingston declares. “Let my life as Poet begin ... I won’t be a workhorse anymore; I’ll be a skylark.” To Be the Poet is Kingston’s manifesto, the avowal and declaration of a writer who has devoted a good part of her sixty years to writing prose, and...
maxine-hong-kingston's picture
Dec.21.2007
In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults...
barbara-abercrombie's picture
Dec.18.2007
A book for people who want to become writers, or for people who have written but got stuck, or for those who simply want to write their life story for their children and grandchildren. With guidelines for every genre of creative writing - journals, personal essays, memoir, and fiction, plus...