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Bird by bird

$29.50
“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'””Superb writing advice… hilarious, helpful and provocative.” — “New York Times Book Review.”

“A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps.” — “Los Angeles Times.”

“A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write… sidesplittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind — a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing “now,” while we still can.” — “Seattle Times.”

About the Author

Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow; Small Victories; Stitches; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; Traveling Mercies; Bird by Bird; Operating Instructions, and the forthcoming Hallelujah Anyway. She is also the author of several novels, including Imperfect Birds and Rosie. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.

Reviews

“Superb writing advice… hilarious, helpful and provocative.” — New York Times Book Review. “A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps.” — Los Angeles Times. “A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write… side splittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind — a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can.” — Seattle Times. “Superb writing advice… hilarious, helpful and provocative.” — New York Times Book Review. “A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and it streacherous swamps.” — Los Angeles Times. “A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write…side splittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind — a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can.” — Seattle Times.” ” Superb writing advice… hilarious, helpful and provocative.” — “New York Times Book Review,” ” A warm, generous and hilarious guide through the writer’s world and its treacherous swamps.” — “Los Angeles Times,” ” A gift to all of us mortals who write or ever wanted to write… side splittingly funny, patiently wise and alternately cranky and kind — a reveille to get off our duffs and start writing “now,” while we still can.” — “Seattle Times,”

Midaq Alley

$28.10

Considered by many to be Mahfouz’s best novel, “Midaq Alley” centers around the residents of one of the hustling, teeming back alleys of Cairo. No other novel so vividly evokes the sights and sounds of the city. The universality and timelessness of this book cannot be denied.

About the Author

Naguib Mahfouz was born in Cairo in 1911 and began writing when he was seventeen. A student of philosophy and an avid reader, his works range from reimaginings of ancient myths to subtle commentaries on contemporary Egyptian politics and culture. Over a career that lasted more than five decades, he wrote 33 novels, 13 short story anthologies, numerous plays, and 30 screenplays. Of his many works, most famous is The Cairo Trilogy, consisting of Palace Walk (1956), Palace of Desire (1957), and Sugar Street (1957), which focuses on a Cairo family through three generations, from 1917 until 1952. In 1988, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the first writer in Arabic to do so. He died in August 2006.

Solar

$27.00

Can a man who has made a mess of his life clean up the messes of humanity? A complex novel that brilliantly traces the arc of one man’s ambitions and deceptions, “Solar” is a startling, witty new work from the author of “Atonement.”

About the Author

IAN McEWAN is the bestselling author of thirteen books, including the novels “On Chesil Beach”; “Saturda”y; “Atonement,” winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the W. H. Smith Literary Award; “The Comfort of Strangers” and “Black Dogs,” both shortlisted for the Booker Prize; “Amsterdam,” winner of the Booker Prize; and “The Child in Time,” winner of the Whitbread Award; as well as the story collections “First Love, Last Rites,” winner of the Somerset Maugham Award; and “In Between the Sheets.” He lives in London.