The Best American Travel Writing 2011

A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind.

The Best American Travel Writing 2011

Author: Sloane Crosley

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547678487

Page: 288

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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The 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, and websites . A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2011 includes André Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Téa Obreht, Annie Proulx, Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann, Emily Witt, and others

The Best American Travel Writing 2000

Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

The Best American Travel Writing 2000

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780618074679

Page: 307

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Presents an anthology of the best travel writing published in the previous year, selected from magazines, newspapers, and web sites.

The Best American Essays 2011

Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Essays 2011

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547479778

Page: 242

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Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2010 which were originally published in American periodicals.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Presents a collection of the genre's best short mystery stories that have been published in the United States or Canada during the year.

The Best American Mystery Stories 2011

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054755396X

Page: 412

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Presents a collection of the genre's best short mystery stories that have been published in the United States or Canada during the year.

The Best American Sports Writing 2011

This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and
most popular—ofits kind. The Best American Sports Writing 2011 includes PAUL
SOLOTAROFF SALLY JENKINS WELLS TOWER JOHN MCPHEE DAVID ...

The Best American Sports Writing 2011

Author: Jane Leavy

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547678479

Page: 384

View: 680

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The 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, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Sports Writing 2011 includes Paul Solotaroff, Sally Jenkins, Wells Tower, John McPhee, David Dobbs, Wright Thompson, P. J. O’Rourke, Selena Roberts, and others

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected —
and most popular — ofits kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing
2011 includes ATUL GAWANDE JONATHAN FRANZEN DEBORAH BLUM ...

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Author: Mary Roach

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547678460

Page: 387

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The New York Times–bestselling author of Packing for Mars presents fascinating essays by Jonathan Lethem, Jaron Lanier, Malcom Gladwell and others. Good science writing, as Mary Roach explains in her introduction, is a cure for ignorance and fallacy. But great science writing adds honey—in the form of engaging characters, stories, and wit—to make the medicine go down. This anthology reveals the essential humanity in our endless quest for knowledge and understanding. From a study of avian mating habits with unintended political implications to a sober exploration of the panic surrounding artificial intelligence, The Best Science and Nature Writing 2011 offers food for thought in a variety of flavors. The Best Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes entries by Deborah Blum, Burkhard Bilger, Ian Frazier, David H. Freedman, Atul Gawande, Stephen Hawking, Christopher Ketcham, Jill Sisson Quinn, Oliver Sachs, and others.

The Best American Sports Writing 2012

Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2012, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

The Best American Sports Writing 2012

Author: Michael Wilbon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547336977

Page: 361

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Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2012, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing.

Crossing the Atlantic

The freshness and variety of the previously little-heard voices documented in Crossing the Atlantic will serve as an important reminder that an attentive interaction with “foreignness” has been and will continue to be one of the best ...

Crossing the Atlantic

Author: Thomas Adam

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442650

Page: 224

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“ . . . travel as an exploration of ‘the other’ which becomes an exploration of the self . . . a confirmation of identity.”—from the Introduction, by Frank Trommler In an age when travel was more difficult but leisure was more available, those who journeyed across the Atlantic from the Old World to America or back created a wonderful literature about the divergent cultures and the fertile interactions among them. In travel diaries, journals, novels, journalistic reports, and guide books, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers recorded impressions and ruminations that not only offer opportunities for comparison and contrast but also shed light on the processes of modernization and the future that would emerge on both sides of the Atlantic. This latest offering from the important Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures series explores themes like urbanization, modernization, education, gender, Jewish identity, nationalism and internationalism, political and cultural values, and the experience of travel itself. Volume editors Thomas Adam and Nils Roemer have assembled a collection of varied studies that permit enlightened reflection on the ways in which travelers from the New and Old Worlds have observed, documented, understood, and negotiated their similarities and differences. The freshness and variety of the previously little-heard voices documented in Crossing the Atlantic will serve as an important reminder that an attentive interaction with “foreignness” has been and will continue to be one of the best paths to a more enlightened engagement with the familiar.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547577435

Page: 498

View: 648

Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics.

Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't.

Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458726401

Page: 424

View: 557

Since the publication of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been publishing award-winning books by and for women. We continue this tradition with The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009, the fifth collection in our annual series guaranteed to inspire women to take their first trip-or to continue exploring the world with wit, soul, and verve, as so many adventurous women do each and every day. This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples - and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Women's Travel Writing 2009:In Kenya, an American woman breaks the gender barrier on the soccer field. In the damp cellar of a Loire Valley chateaux, an American learns French and the art of """"creative"""" cooking. In Newfoundland, a kayaker gets up close and personal with icebergs and whales. An intrepid traveler canoes down the Amazon-at night. A 40-something motorbike rider braves a 1,550-mile race through China. In the Bahaman resort Atlantis, three sisters become seduced by the """"hyperreal""""-and remember the art of play. ...and much more.

The Virginia Quarterly Review

Danielle Evans is the author of Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self (
Riverhead , 2011 ) , the winner of the 2011 PEN ... She is a graduate of Columbia
University and the lowa Writers ' Workshop , and her stories have appeared in the
Paris Review , A Public Space , The Best American ... Doug Bruns is a Maine -
based travel and documentary photographer whose work has been published in
the ...

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Wanderlust

Spanning 15 years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves's insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures.

Wanderlust

Author: Elisabeth Eaves

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580053971

Page: 256

View: 113

Spanning fifteen years of travel, beginning when she is a sophomore in college, Wanderlust documents Elisabeth Eaves’s insatiable hunger for the rush of the unfamiliar and the experience of encountering new people and cultures. Young and independent, she crisscrosses five continents and chases the exotic, both in culture and in romance. In the jungles of Papua New Guinea, she loses herself—literally—to an Australian tour guide; in Cairo, she reconnects with her high school sweetheart, only to discover the beginning of a pattern that will characterize her life over the long-term: while long-distance relationships work well for her, traditional relationships do not. Wanderlust, however, is more than a chronological conquest of men and countries: at its core, it’s a journey of self-discovery. In the course of her travels, Eaves finds herself and the sense of home she’s been lacking since childhood—and she sheds light on a growing culture of young women who have the freedom and inclination to define their own, increasingly global, lifestyles, unfettered by traditional roles and conventions of past generations of women.

All the Magic I Had Hoped For

"I am drawn to the end," says writer Justin Nobel. "The end of the road, the end of the story.

All the Magic I Had Hoped For

Author: Justin Nobel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692469613

Page: 136

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"I am drawn to the end," says writer Justin Nobel. "The end of the road, the end of the story..." At the end of a shady lane near Pineville, Louisiana Justin spends time with the ailing Chief of the Apalachee, once one of the greatest Native American tribes in the South-the Appalachian Mountains are named for them-, now all that remain are a few families. In Arkansas, Justin encounters a group of weary but starry-eyed diamond miners. And on a moonlit night in rural Oklahoma, local kids introduce him to backroading. He travels to the Arctic to learn about a lost Inuit way of death, and Japan to find the fabled "Granny-dump Mountain". This handsome travelogue contains a multitude of strange and captivating worlds. Justin's stories have been published in some of the country's most respected literary magazines; Tin House, Oxford American, Orion; as well as popular publications like Newsweek, TIME, Audubon and Popular Mechanics. His writing has been featured in Best American Travel Writing 2011 and Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014.

Driving Lessons

For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure.

Driving Lessons

Author: Steve Friedman

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609613961

Page: 128

View: 889

When Steve Friedman was a child growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, the game of golf was, to him, mysterious and dark. His father's passion for it caused friction in his marriage and eluded the interest of his youngest son, who was devoted instead to basketball. For that and many other reasons, the two failed to bond, ultimately leading to an awkward and unhappy relationship. But Friedman never forgot the love his father had for golf, and after many years, when he was in his forties, he reached out and asked his dad to teach him the game. He thought that perhaps he could learn something about his old man's view of life and thereby find a way to communicate with him. This small volume is the sweet yet unsentimental story of that experience—the tale of two men using the game of golf to find a way to connect with each other across decades of disagreement and misunderstanding. For anyone who is a golfer, a father, or a son, this book will be a treasure.

Kingdom Under Glass

In a tale of art, science, courage, and romance, Jay Kirk resurrects a legend and illuminates a fateful turning point when Americans had to decide whether to save nature, to destroy it, or to just stare at it under glass.

Kingdom Under Glass

Author: Jay Kirk

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429989169

Page: 400

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A sweeping historical narrative of the life of Carl Akeley, the famed explorer and taxidermist who changed the way Americans viewed the conservation of the natural world During the golden age of safaris in the early twentieth century, one man set out to preserve Africa's great beasts. In this epic account of an extraordinary life lived during remarkable times, Jay Kirk follows the adventures of the brooding genius who revolutionized taxidermy and created the famed African Hall we visit today at New York's Museum of Natural History. The Gilded Age was drawing to a close, and with it came the realization that men may have hunted certain species into oblivion. Renowned taxidermist Carl Akeley joined the hunters rushing to Africa, where he risked death time and again as he stalked animals for his dioramas and hobnobbed with outsized personalities of the era such as Theodore Roosevelt and P. T. Barnum. In a tale of art, science, courage, and romance, Jay Kirk resurrects a legend and illuminates a fateful turning point when Americans had to decide whether to save nature, to destroy it, or to just stare at it under glass.

The Penis Theives

When journalist Frank Bures heard that penises where being stolen through witchcraft in Africa, and people were being killed as a result, he flew to West Africa to get to the bottom of the mystery.

The Penis Theives

Author: Frank Bures

Publisher: New Word City

ISBN: 1612300499

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When journalist Frank Bures heard that penises where being stolen through witchcraft in Africa, and people were being killed as a result, he flew to West Africa to get to the bottom of the mystery. What he found was even stranger than it appeared.

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to short fiction to memoir to essay, by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Rick Bass, Philip Yancey, Terry Teachout, ...

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

Author: Philip Zaleski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478128

Page: 272

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"A trove of well-wrought, luminous, soul-bracing gifts." -Thomas Lynch (on the 2010 edition) With selection chosen from a vast range of journals and magazines, The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 gathers the finest pieces of spiritual writing to appear in American publications during the past year. The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to short fiction to memoir to essay, by some of the nation's most esteemed writers, including Rick Bass, Philip Yancey, Terry Teachout, Robert D. Kaplan, and many others. As Phyllis Tickle said of last year's edition, "there is enough here to feed the hungry heart for years to come."

The Malahat Review

A second ( as - of - yet untitled ) collection will be published by Véhicule in 2011 .
... Mountain , and New Millennium Writings , and have been cited in Best
American Essays and Best American Travel Writing , and for the Pushcart Prize .

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My Korean Deli

It starts with a gift, when Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store. Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along.

My Korean Deli

Author: Ben Ryder Howe

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429991377

Page: 320

View: 718

This warm and funny tale of an earnest preppy editor finding himself trapped behind the counter of a Brooklyn convenience store is about family, culture and identity in an age of discombobulation. It starts with a gift, when Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store. Howe, an editor at the rarefied Paris Review, agrees to go along. Things soon become a lot more complicated. After the business struggles, Howe finds himself living in the basement of his in-laws' Staten Island home, commuting to the Paris Review offices in George Plimpton's Upper East Side townhouse by day, and heading to Brooklyn at night to slice cold cuts and peddle lottery tickets. My Korean Deli follows the store's tumultuous life span, and along the way paints the portrait of an extremely unlikely partnership between characters with shoots across society, from the Brooklyn streets to Seoul to Puritan New England. Owning the deli becomes a transformative experience for everyone involved as they struggle to salvage the original gift—and the family—while sorting out issues of values, work, and identity.

Writers Artists Yearbook 2011

Notes from a successful travel author Bestselling travel writer William Dalrymple
explains the rise of the travel genre and gives guidance on how to write a travel
book . In the summer of 1973 a minor American novelist named Paul Theroux
asked his publishers if they would be interested in ... were busy reprinting the
great 19th century travellers and Thomas Cook had announced its Travel Writing
Award .

Writers    Artists  Yearbook 2011

Author: A & C Black Publishers Ltd

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN:

Page: 832

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This volume is a guide to markets in all areas of the media. It contains information on a huge range of topics including copyright, finance, submitting a manuscript, e-publishing, prizes and awards.