Reading Rooms: America's Foremost Writers Celebrate our Public Libraries with Stories, Memoirs, Essays, and Poems
810.80355 REA 2000
Amy Tan, Annie Dillard, Eudora Welty, Stephen King, Nikki Giovanni and others.
Out on the Porch: An Evocation in Words and Pictures
Photos and brief literary excerpts from Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, Pat Conroy, Tom Wolfe, Eudora Welty, Truman Capote and others.
The New Mystery
P.D. James, James Ellroy, Sue Grafton, Tony Hillerman, Borges, Westlake, DeLillo, Oates.
The Reason Why: An Anthology of the Murderous Mind
Excerpts from writing of all types on the subject of murder. Tolstoy, Poe, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Albert Camus, Graham Greene, P.D. James, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer and others.
A Call to Character: A Family Treasury of Stories, Poems, Plays, Proverbs, and Fables to Guide the Development of Values for You and Your Children
Eclectic collection that includes Helen Keller, Langston Hughes, Ossie Davis, Richard Feynman, Gertrude Stein, Sandra Cisneros, Malcolm X, E.B. White, Alice Walker and others.
The Norton Book of Sports
John Updike, Norman Mailer, Bill Russell, Garrison Kiellor, Tom Wolfe, James Thurber and many others.
The Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports
Damon Runyon, Philip Roth, Red Smith, Norman Mailer, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Tyler, Gene Tunney and many more.
The Writer in the Garden
Brief pieces on gardens and gardening by Charles Kuralt, M.F.K. Fisher, Jamaica Kincaid and many others.
The Best Spiritual Writing
Brief pieces by Annie Dillard, Philip Levine, Edward Hirsch (on Zora Neale Hurston) and others.
American Sea Writing: A Literary Anthology
Eclectic, quirky collection by Twain, Langston Hughes, Thurber, Elizabeth Bishop and others.
The Literary West: An Anthology of Western American Literature
Amy Tan, William Stafford, Zane Grey, Gary Snyder, M. Scott Momaday, many others.
The Oxford Book of the American South: Testimony, Memory, and Fiction
810.8032 OXF 1997
Wide-ranging, with writing from Ken Kesey, Larry McMurtry, Czeslaw Milosz, Maxine Hong Kingston, Ernest Hemingway, Edmund Abbey, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsburg, W.H. Auden and others.
The Greenwich Village Reader: Fiction, Poetry, and Reminiscences, 1872-2002
810.8032 GRE 2001
John Reed, Henry James, John Updike, Jack Kerouac, Edmund Wilson, Allen Ginsberg and others.
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
Large. Includes Isaac Bashevis Singer, Henry Miller, Helen Keller, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gay Talese, Tom Wolfe, Allen Ginsburg, Ralph Ellison.
In My Life: Encounters with the Beatles
Allen Ginsberg, Tom Wolfe, Timothy Leary, Philip Larkin and others remember meeting the Fab Four.
Imaginary Numbers: An Anthology of Marvelous Mathematical Stories, Diversions, Poems, and Musings
Italo Calvino, Alan Lightman, Martin Gardner, J.G. Ballard and others.
Life: A User's Manual
Zora Neale Hurston, Joseph Campbell, Mother Theresa, Proust, Einstein, M.F.K. Fisher and others.
Legal Fictions: Short Stories about Lawyers and the Law
Garrison Keillor, John Mortimer, Franz Kafka, Tom Wolfe, Irwin Shaw, Nadine Gordimer and others.
The Best American Humor, [1994, 1995, ...]
John Updike, Philip Roth, Garrison Keillor, Andrei Codrescu, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Mark Childress and others.
Closers: Great American Writers on the Art of Selling
David Mamet, John Updike, Tom Wolfe, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, Harry Crews, M.F.K. Fisher and others.
What is a Man? 3,000 years of Wisdom on the Art of Manly Virture
Large and literary, with brief pieces by Jane Austen, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Anthony Trollope and others.
Fathers and Sons: An Anthology
Sorrow's Company: Writers on Loss and Grief
810.8035 SOR 2001
Jamaica Kincaid and others.
Writing Between the Lines: An Anthology on War and its Social Consequences
Mostly from the Vietnam War, by American, Vietnamese, and a few Central American writers.
A Treasury of Great Mysteries
New Stories From the South: The Year's Best, 2001
Lee Smith, John Barth, Jane R. Shippen and others.
In Short: A Collection of Brief Creative Nonfiction
Ninety pieces, perfect for spare-moment reading, by Andrei Codrescu, Diane Ackerman, Michael Ondaatje, Rita Dove, Charles Simic, Tim O'Brien, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Barry Lopez, Li-Young Lee, Kathleen Norris and others.
The Editors' Choice: New American Stories
Includes Thomas McGuane, Tobias Wolff, Margaret Atwood and Tess Gallagher.
You've Got to Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories that Held Them in Awe
Memorable stories introduced by the writers who remember them: James Agee (introduced by Annie Dillard), Donald Barthelme (T. Coraghessan Boyle), Anton Chekov (Eudora Welty), Molly Giles (Amy Tan), Alice Munro (David Leavitt), Vladimir Nabokov (Jim Shepard), and many others.
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories
Quick reads from comedian Roy Blount, Jr., John Updike, Tobias Wolff, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Grace Paley, Joyce Carol Oates, Tennessee Williams, Ernest Hemingway and many others.
I Know Some Things: Stories about Childhood by Contemporary Writers
Includes Amy Tan, Alice Munro, Spalding Gray, Margaret Atwood, Toni Cade Bambara and Jamaica Kincaid.