• The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics

    Best-selling and award-winning essayist Brian Doyle knows that the heartbeat of Catholicism is found not in papal decrees and pageantry, but in the parish halls, potluck dinners, and the believing community. In this spirited collection of more than 40 essays, Doyle employs his trademark wit, candor, and gusto for life and faith to reignite readers’ excitement for Catholicism as he plumbs some of the stickier and trickier elements of the Catholic character.From preparing for his first confession with a fake laundry list of sins to his young observations of President Kennedy’s assassination,... [Read More]

    • ASIN: B00F3Q7W3E
    • ASIN: B00F3Q7W3E
    • Manufacturer: Loyola Press

  • Children and Other Wild Animals: Notes on badgers, otters, sons, hawks, daughters, dogs, bears, air, bobcats, fishers, mascots, Charles Darwin, newts, ... tigers and various other zoological matters

    "Novelist and essayist Brian Doyle describes encounters with astounding beings of every sort and shape in this collection of short vignettes. The book gathers previously unpublished work along with selections that have been published in Orion, The Sun, and The American Scholar, among others"--

    • ASIN: 0870717545
    • ASIN: 0870717545
    • ISBN: 0870717545
    • Manufacturer: Oregon State University Press

  • Martin Marten: A Novel

    WINNER OF THE LESLIE BRADSHAW AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE WINNER OF THE BANFF MOUNTAIN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONDave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon’s Mount Hood (or as he prefers to call it, like the Multnomah tribal peoples once did, Wy’east). Dave will soon enter high school, with adulthood and a future not far off―a future away from his mother, father, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he’s lived all his life.And Dave is not the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms on Wy’east that summer. Martin, a pine marten ... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 125008105X
    • ASIN: 125008105X
    • ISBN: 125008105X
    • Brand: Picador USA
    • Manufacturer: Picador

  • Chicago: A Novel

    On the last day of summer, a young college grad moves to Chicago and rents a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lives there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls, not to mention a wise and personable dog of indeterminate breed.A love letter to Chicago, the Great American City, and a wry account of a young man’s coming-of-age during the one summer in White Sox history wh... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 1250118123
    • ASIN: 1250118123
    • ISBN: 1250118123
    • Brand: Picador USA
    • Manufacturer: Picador

  • Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir

    "Infinitely moving and powerful, just dead-on right, and absolutely original." ―Joan DidionSince its publication in 1996, Holy Land has become an American classic. In "quick, translucent prose" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) that is at once lyrical and unsentimental, D. J. Waldie recounts growing up in Lakewood, California, a prototypical post-World War II suburb. Laid out in 316 sections as carefully measured as a grid of tract houses, Holy Land is by turns touching, eerie, funny, and encyclopedic in its handling of what was gained and lost when thousands of blue-collar families were th... [Read More]

    • ASIN: 0393327280
    • ASIN: 0393327280
    • ISBN: 0393327280
    • Manufacturer: W. W. Norton & Company

  • The Best American Essays of the Century

    An anthology of fifty-five essays on a variety of topics features contributions by F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Baldwin, Stephen Jay Gould, Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, and other notable twentieth-century literary

    • UPC: 1572777
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Best American Essays 2014 - eBook

    “A creature from an alternative universe . . . wanting to understand what is on the American mind should rush to the nearest bookstore and buy a copy of this distinguished anthology . . .

    • UPC: 414313140
    • Rating: 3.0

  • The Best American Essays 2014

    Offers a selection of literary essays from the year 2014 which were originally published in American

    • UPC: 34162762
    • Rating: 3.0

  • The Best American Essays 2011 - eBook

    The Best American Series®First, Best, and Best-SellingThe Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals,

    • UPC: 380010718
    • Rating: 4.667

  • The Best American Essays 2013 - eBook

    Selected and introduced by Cheryl Strayed, the New York Times best-selling author of Wild and the writer of the celebrated column “Dear Sugar,” this collection is a treasure trove of fine writing and thought-provoking

    • UPC: 224642593
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Best American Essays 2010

    The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the esssay collection that consistently offers the "best of the best"

    • UPC: 13846985
    • Rating: 3.0

  • The Best American Essays 2017 - eBook

    "Jamison has done an exceptional job curating this volume, selecting essayists who are diverse in ideas and experiences, and essays that are challenging, passionate, sobering, and clever."--Publishers Weekly“The essay is political—and politically useful, by which

    • UPC: 115846996
    • Rating: 3.0

  • All the Lives I Want : Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen to Be Famous Strangers

    "Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she shows the cross-section of a truth so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's hard to look

    • UPC: 56197063
    • Rating: 4.0

  • The Best American Essays 2017

    The best-selling essayist Leslie Jamison picks the best essays from hundreds of magazines, journals, and

    • UPC: 55971035
    • Rating: 3.0

  • The Best American Essays 2009

    The best essays of the year selected and introduced by Mary

    • UPC: 10976109
    • Rating: 3.5

  • Brian Doyle Ars Poetica Reading

    Best American Essays 2010

    Brian Doyle EOU Ars Poetica Reading