What It Is Like to Go to War - Karl Marlantes

In What It Is Like to Go to War (Atlantic Monthly Press, $25) Karl Marlantes, author of the acclaimed novel Matterhorn, provides fresh and important insights into experiencing the ordeal of combat. Drawing on his own past leading a platoon of Marines in Vietnam, he conveys with often unsettling honesty what a combat veteran thinks and feels. His riveting account traces how, after being taught to kill, he learned to deal with the aftermath. He also examines the larger sociological and moral issues of war and what can be done to better prepare soldiers for the psychological and emotional toll it takes. With war such a part of contemporary American life, this book has particular significance for our times.

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$25.00
ISBN: 9780802119926
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - August 30th, 2011

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780802145925
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2012

Help! for Writers: 210 Solutions to the Problems Every Writer Faces - Roy Peter Clark

The author of last year’s wonderful The Glamour of Grammar, Roy Peter Clark has done it again—he has written a helpful, humorous, essential companion for writers of every stripe.  Help! For Writers (Little, Brown, $22.99) shares the best features of Glamour, including a clear and funny style, priceless insider tips, and a complete lack of pedantry. Clark addresses the twenty-one most common problems for writers, such us getting started, assessing progress, and improving the work. The chapters are helpful as well as inspirational, especially the final section, “Keeping the Faith.”  Help! For Writers is the perfect companion for every scribbler, whether aspiring or established.

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$21.99
ISBN: 9780316126700
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - January 1st, 2013

The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc. - Jonathan Lethem

Four years ago in Harper’s, Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of  Solitude, and Gun, With Occasional Music, published a defense of “plagiarism” which was so sane and commonsensical that it was at once attacked as radical, subversive, and, perhaps, even blasphemous. Riffing on Harold Bloom’s The Anxiety of Influence, Lethem called his essay The Ecstasy of Influence (Doubleday, $27.95). He has now plagiarized his own title for this wonderful collection of essays, occasional pieces, odd bits, and, yes, riffs on everything from the novels of Phillip K. Dick, a lunatic encountered on the G train, and the music of Rick James to the joys and perils of the ten years he spent working in used-book stores while learning his craft – a time he seems also to have spent reading and thinking about everything under the sun.

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$16.95
ISBN: 9780307744500
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Published: Vintage - October 2nd, 2012

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