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Best Food Writing 2004

By: Hughes, Holly

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books: September 2004

Seller ID: 128520

ISBN: 1569244162

Condition: Used - Good


Best Food Writing 2004 assembles, for its fifth year, the most exceptional writing from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and Web sites. Included are the best writers on everything from celebrated chefs to the travails of the home cook, from food sourcing at the greenmarket to equipping one's kitchen, from erudite culinary history to food-inspired memoirs. Considered a classic, Best Food Writing is required reading for all undergraduate students enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America and is used as a textbook at other culinary schools nationwide. Stellar contrib... View more info

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The Best Women's Travel Writing 2007: True Stories from Around the World

By: McCauley, Lucy

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Travelers' Tales: March 2007

Seller ID: 128522

ISBN: 1932361499

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These inspiring, uplifting tales are told by women who traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, people, and, ultimately, facets of themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman's fresh perspective, lively storytelling, and a compelling narrative that makes the reader laugh, cry, and wish she were there. The voices are global and themes are eclectic, with stories that encompass the full spectrum of travel adventure. Pieces in the 2006 collection include discovering Russia at 3,000 feet, learning to save face and start smoking in Italy, learning to dance the ... View more info

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Best Food Writing 2007

By: Hughes, Holly

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books: November 2007

Seller ID: 128523

ISBN: 1600940390

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Now in its eighth year, "Best Food Writing 2007" hosts a literary feast of the finest culinary prose from the past year's books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and Web sites. With eight sections ranging from Food Fights to Fast Food, The World's Kitchen to Why I Cook, this stellar collection features both established food writers and rising stars who serve up their culinary forays, musings, and discoveries. By turns luminous, nostalgic, witty, sensual, and sometimes just plain funny, this delectable sampler will invoke your imagination and tantalize your taste buds-whether you're in the m... View more info

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Under A Glass Bell (Swallow Paperbook)

By: Anaïs Nin

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Publisher: Alan Swllow: January 1948

Seller ID: 123299

ISBN: 0804003025

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"Under a Glass Bell" is one of Nin's finest collections of stories. First published in 1944, it attracted the attention of Edmond Wilson, who reviewed the collection in "The New Yorker." It was in these stories that Nin's artistic and emotional vision took shape. This edition includes a highly informative and insightful foreword by Gunther Stuhlmann that places the collection in its historical context as well as illuminates the sequence of events and persons recorded in the diary that served as its inspiration. View more info

Billy Watson's Croker Sack

By: Franklin Burroughs

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: May 1992

Seller ID: 128875

ISBN: 0395619009

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A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing

By: H.L. Mencken

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Publisher: Vintage: April 1982

Seller ID: 128346

ISBN: 0394752090

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News of the Spirit (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

By: Lee Smith

Price: $6.98

Publisher: Ballantine Books: September 1998

Seller ID: 69913

ISBN: 0449002268

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A teenage girl tells the painful and hilarious tale of her philandering father's fall from grace and curious effort to save his marriage. A professional "fiancee" chronicles her Caribbean cruise with three Atlanta developers. A young woman concocts an imaginary brother to impress her friends -- only to have the bogus boy take on a life of his own.... Once again, Lee Smith deftly showcases the wit, insight, and delightful literary inventiveness that have won her widespread critical praise and a faithful readership. View more info

Love Trouble: New and Collected Work

By: Veronica Geng

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: May 1999

Seller ID: 78384

ISBN: 0395945577

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In this collection of satirical pieces and short humorous fiction, Veronica Geng turns up hilarities large and small in government-speak, gender relations, academia, the mass media, love lives, restaurants, airplanes, and baseball fans. "Often," Ian Frazier writes in his introduction, "her writing was the purest satire, in the sense that its preferred outcome would be for its object to fall down dead." Always attuned to the way things sound, Geng was a wicked parodist, a mimic of voices from Henry James to Chandler's private eyes, from LBJ to Pat Robertson. Love Trouble confirms Veronica Geng'... View more info

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Collected Short Stories: Volume 3

By: W. Somerset Maugham

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Classics: June 1993

Seller ID: 105984

ISBN: 0140185917

Condition: Used - Good


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