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The Waves Take You Home

Foodies will delight in the mouthwatering details of paella, pineapple upside-down rum cake, caramel flan, and sweet red wine in a charming novel.
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Harbor Lights: Stories

For Burke’s many fans and those who enjoy Southern tales.

The Best American Essays 2023

An excellent compendium of the year’s best writing. Highly recommended for writing students, book discussion groups, and fans of the essay format.
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A Year and a Day: An Experiment in Essays

Lopate’s essays set an example for bloggers who want to provide quality posts. Recommended for journalism and writing students, and bloggers who want to polish their entries so they shine.

The Darcy Myth: Jane Austen, Literary Heartthrobs, and the Monsters They Taught Us To Love

Feder’s study is a readable, entertaining contemporary analysis that is suitable for students new to Austen’s work and for discussion groups looking for a fresh approach to many readers’ favorite novel.
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Love and Industry: A Midwestern Workbook

Huber’s essay collection may first be seen as a regional volume; however, it is a must-read for writing students, who will enjoy Huber’s ability to craft personal narratives into essays to reach larger audiences.
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Tolkien in the Twenty-First Century: The Meaning of Middle-Earth Today

Groom, who first read The Lord of the Rings when he was 13, provides a fresh study of the impact Tolkien has on contemporary readers’ and viewers’ understanding of good, evil, war, and conflict.

Wanting: Women Writing About Desire

Editors Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters offer a thought-provoking collection that deserves to be talked about by readers. Recommended for discussion groups.

The Questions That Matter Most: Reading, Writing, and the Exercise of Freedom

In this slim yet valuable book, Smiley gives educators, readers, and writers much to discuss. Highly recommended.
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