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Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593188798
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Published: Avery - May 4th, 2021

A New York Times bestseller
 
One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much.


An Effort To Understand: Hearing One Another (and Ourselves) in a Nation Cracked in Half Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781633310483
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Published: Disruption Books - March 2nd, 2021

“An insightful book packed with wonderful writing, practical advice, and hope for a better, kinder future.” —Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life

You’re ready to give up. Throw up your hands and walk out the door.


We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635577303
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Fascinating … A powerful, exhortatory call to arms.”—New York Times Book Review

“A David-and-Goliath story for the digital age … Thrilling.”—Foreign Policy


Bringing Up Bookmonsters: The Joyful Way to Turn Your Child into a Fearless, Ravenous Reader Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781615195862
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Published: The Experiment - May 11th, 2021

The no-stress, ferociously fun way to raise a kid who loves to read—complete with reading recommendations and activities to inspire!

Teaching your child to read is monstrously important, and there’s no better way to do it than with everyday opportunities for laughter and play.


The Hidden History of Coined Words Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780190466763
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 1st, 2021

Successful word-coinages--those that stay in currency for a good long time--tend to conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely when and where they were first minted. Engaging, illuminating, and authoritative, Ralph Keyes's The Hidden History of Coined Words explores the
etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems.


Words for Warriors: Fight Back Against Crazy Socialists and the Toxic Liberal Left Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781630061852
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Published: Humanix Books - January 26th, 2021

"For too long the Left has tried to silence the Right through a war on words. Understanding their tactics and what we can do about it is crucial. Sam Sorbo lays it all out." -- Sean Spicer, Host of Spicer&Co

Grab a copy and fight back " -- Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author


Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781948226806
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Published: Catapult - January 19th, 2021

This national bestseller is "a significant contribution to discussions of the art of fiction and a necessary challenge to received views about whose stories are told, how they are told and for whom they are intended" (Laila Lalami, The New York Times Book Review).


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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.

“[A] worship song to writers and readers.”—Oprah Daily


English for Everyone Phrasal Verbs Cover Image
By DK
$19.99
ISBN: 9780744027440
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Published: DK - March 30th, 2021

Feeling put off by phrasal verbs? English for Everyone: English Phrasal Verbs can help you to understand the context and definitions of over 1,000 of the most common phrasal verbs. 


The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases Cover Image
$22.50
ISBN: 9780593135006
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 2nd, 2021

A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture.


Appropriate: A Provocation Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781324003588
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 16th, 2021

A timely, nuanced work that dissects the thorny debate around cultural appropriation and the literary imagination.


Who Says?: Mastering Point of View in Fiction Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393356113
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021

A thorough, illuminating, and entertaining guide to crafting point of view, a fiction writer’s most essential choice.