After her mother's death in 2007, Nancy Spiller discovered her mother's teaching credential buried in the midst of a recipe box. Her mother had taught for only one year before marrying and having four children. Spiller realized that she had probably been her mother's best and only student in the... More Info
?I exist to say, ?No, that isn't the way it is,' or ?What you believe to be true is not true for the following reasons.' I am a master of the obvious. I mean, if there's a hole in the road, I will, viciously, outrageously, say there's a hole in the road and if you don't fill it in you'll break the... More Info
The author of Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television discusses his assertion that capitalism is an obsolete model that causes unsolvable environmental and social problems on a planet with limited resources.
The author calls this ?a true romance,” saying, it's the part of her personal history she, being superstitious, was almost afraid to write. She'd grown up accustomed to bad luck, but had ? by accident or miracle ? survived her own circumstances: being orphaned, her own misspent youth, the chaos... More Info
This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame's career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more than half are published for the first time in Between My Father and the King. The piece 'Gorse is Not... More Info
?Behind my right eye hangs a burlap cloth; behind my left eye there's a mirror. . . Before the burlap the visible remains indifferent; before the mirror it begins to play.” What happens when an art critic loses some of his sight to cataracts? What wonders are glimpsed once vision is restored? In... More Info
Returning vet Wayne Ogden has trouble adjusting to civilian life back in Wichita, Kansas and begins receiving poison pen letters hinting at his secret wartime past in this novel from the author of New York Times Notable Book The Ice Harvest.
What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren't the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do... More Info
Depicts the network of violent extremists and militant racists, including Sam Bowers, J.B. Stoner and the Reverend Wesley Swift who plotted over a number of years to try and assassinate Martin Luther King, Jr.
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info
Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother?more involved with her... More Info
Identifies progressives as the group that holds the key to improving Americans' quality of life in the wake of recent economic disasters, suggesting strategies for countering both right-wing ideology and post-industrial capitalism.
In Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Peter Glassgold brings to the page political activist and anarchist Emma Goldman's most radical contribution, Mother Earth, a monthly journal about social science and literature. Glassgold has compiled Mother Earth's most provocative... More Info
When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into a psychological maelstrom of paranoia while reflecting on their lives together, his wife's remarkable career and his views about truth, marriage and perfection.
A seminal evaluation of the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art also features an analysis of the culture and politics surrounding it, in an anniversary edition of an underground classic that addresses a broad range of topics including suburban sprawl, racial identity, and youth activism.... More Info
After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking works?interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as ?binary”?join Solzhenitsyn's already... More Info
This comprehensive biography of the author of Trout Fishing in America and A Confederate General from Big Sur portrays his career among the Beats in 1950s San Francisco to the Hippies in the 1960s to his abrubt suicide in 1984.
After the agony of witnessing her mother's multiple?and ultimately successful?suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression. Here, with powerful, unsparing prose, Sexton conveys her urgent need to escape the... More Info
At the turn of the twentieth century, Arctic explorer Edward Mackley sets out to reach the North Pole and vanishes into the icy landscape without a trace. He leaves behind a young wife, Emily, who awaits his return for decades, her dreams and devotion gradually freezing into rigid widowhood.