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SELECTED BACKLIST :: NONFICTION

Stepping Up: The Story of Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players’ Rights
Alex Belth (with a Foreword by Tim McCarver)

The first-ever biography of the St. Louis Cardinals All-Star with a conscience, who stood up to Major League Baseball.
ISBN 978-0-89255-321-1
22.95.95 (Can. $30.00)
Stepping Up: The Story of Curt Flood and His Fight for Baseball Players’ Rights
Visions of America: Personal Narratives from the Promised Land
Wesley Brown and Amy Ling (Editors)

Thirty-six noted contemporary writers respond to a hundred years of American life from perspectives of "semi-otherness." A classroom classic!
ISBN 978-0892551743
$20.00
Visions of America: Personal Narratives from the Promised Land
Starting with "I"
Youth Communication, Andrea Estepa & Philip Kay (Editors), Edwidge Danticat (Foreword)

Thirty-five frank essays by young authors on serious issues like violence and racism, and milestones like first jobs and starting college.
ISBN 978-0-89255-228-3
$13.95
Starting with
The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System
Youth Communication, Edited by Al Desetta, Foreword by Jonathan Kozol

More than three dozen young writers, ages 15-20, provide an insider's view of growing up in "the system."
ISBN 0-89255-215-8
14.95
The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care System
A Medieval Woman's Mirror of Honor: The Treasury of the City of Ladies
Christine De Pizan

This fifteenth-century instruction book—the first written by a woman for women—offers a glimpse into how medieval women lived.
ISBN 978-0892551354
$11.95
A Medieval Woman's Mirror of Honor: The Treasury of the City of Ladies
The Book of the City of Ladies
Christine de Pizan, Earl Jeffrey Richards (Translator)

The acclaimed translation of the indispensable treatise of women's equality to men from fifteenth-century France.
ISBN 978-0-89255-230-6
$11.95 (Can. $13.00)
The Book of the City of Ladies
Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid
William Finnegan (with an Introductory Note by Philip Gourevitch)

This account of a white American's experience teaching black students in South Africa is a seminal piece of cross-cultural journalism.
ISBN 978-0-89255-325-9
$20.00
Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid
A Mannered Grace: The Life of Laura (Riding) Jackson
Elizabeth Friedmann

The authorized biography, written by the woman Laura (Riding) Jackson took into her confidence.
ISBN 978-089255-300-6
$37.50 (Can. $54.50)
A Mannered Grace: The Life of Laura (Riding) Jackson
The Laura (Riding) Jackson Reader
Laura (Riding) Jackson

In a single volume, the essential work of a major Modernist poet and thinker.
ISBN 978-0-89255-263-4
$21.95
The Laura (Riding) Jackson Reader
The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan
Pat Jordan

An exciting selection of sports profiles (including ones on Tom Seaver, Wilt Chamberlain, and Serna Williams) by the acclaimed author of A False Spring.
ISBN 978-0-89255-339-6
$27.95 (U.S. & Can.)
The Best Sports Writing of Pat Jordan
Nazim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet
Mutlu Konuk Blasing

An authoritative biography of Turkey's most important and most popular poet written by one of his longtime English-language translators.
ISBN 978-089255-417-1
$27.95 (Can. $29.50)
Nazim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet
The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction
John Loughery (Editor)

An anthology of seventeen modern essays, which show the form at its most varied and dramatic.
ISBN 978-0-89255-241-2
$12.95 (Can. $18.99)
The Eloquent Essay: An Anthology of Classic & Creative Nonfiction
Exiled Memoirs: A Cuban Childhood
Pablo Medina

A literary memoir extending back to the Cuban War of Independence and forward through the twentieth century to the fall of the Batista regime.
ISBN 978-0-89255-280-1
$14.00 (Can. $20.00)
Exiled Memoirs: A Cuban Childhood
Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker
Gary Soto

The remarkable story of the UFW's first woman organizer, eloquently written for young adults.
ISBN 978-0-892-55285-6
$9.95 (Can. $11.00)
Jessie De La Cruz: A Profile of a United Farm Worker
The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy: Recollections and Short Essays
Gary Soto

Powerful personal narratives, including the much-lauded short essays "The Jacket" and "Like Mexicans."
ISBN 978-0-89255-254-2
$12.95 (Can. $15.99)
The Effects of Knut Hamsun on a Fresno Boy: Recollections and Short Essays
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir
Michael White

A 2014 National Book Award Semi-Finalist. Part travelogue, part soul-searching investigation into romantic love and intimate discourse on art.
ISBN 978-0-89255-437-9
$17.95 (Can. $20.95)
Travels in Vermeer: A Memoir
Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works
Charity Cannon Willard

The critically acclaimed biography of France's first woman of letters, who lived from 1364-1429.
ISBN 978-0-89255-152-1
$14.95 (Can. $21.00)
Christine de Pizan: Her Life and Works
Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms
Alan Ziegler, editor

A gathering of shorts by some of the world’s most imaginative writers, "essential. . .for anyone interested in the short form."—Gary Shteyngart
ISBN 978-0-89255-432-4
$16.95 (Can. $18.00)
Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose Forms

 

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