William Grabowski

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Essays One: Reading and Writing

Those familiar with Davis’s work, and even new readers, will find much to ponder—even love

A Mile and a Half of Lines: The Art of James Thurber

With 260 drawings, chapters covering “The Line of Matisse or a Doodling Child?,” “Signs of the Hard Times,” “The Thurber Dog and Other Creatures,” a chronology of solo and group exhibitions, and exhaustive back matter, this volume is worthy of readers’ holy shelf and invaluable to Thurberites everywhere.

White Flights: Race, Fiction, and the American Imagination

For readers fascinated by race and reparative writing, now and in American history, and the transformative potential of literature to change minds and emphasize our common humanity. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]

Writing To Persuade: How To Bring People over to Your Side

A sensible, all-encompassing resource for both seasoned and aspiring writers.

Perihelion Summer

The mix of science, adventure, and philosophical probing of extinction will likely appeal to readers of Nnedi Okorafor, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, and Louise Erdrich, and fans of complex sociological/environmental scenarios.

Interviews from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations About Writing and Resistance

These unusually candid conversations with authors such as Ernest J. Gaines, Christopher Isherwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Francine Prose, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and Lina Wertmüller offer perspectives on aesthetics and the realities of resistance that will appeal to a range of writers and readers.

The Municipalists

Fried's debut explores issues likely to affect everyone—and pokes predatory capitalism with a sharp stick, attracting readers of darkly absurd science fiction à la Philip K. Dick, Charlie Jane Anders, and Warren Ellis.

The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing

An essential guidebook in or outside the classroom for anyone who wants to think, act, and communicate as a writer.

Not One of Us: Stories of Aliens on Earth

The heart and unrelenting intelligence present in this survey of social segregation, xenophobia, and existential dread will appeal to readers of philosophical Sf unafraid of tackling serious issues.—William Grabowski, McMechen, WV

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