To Our Children's Children
Preserving Family Histories for Generations to Come
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0385467974
An accessible guide to creating written and oral histories provides the average reader with a methodology for preserving family history and passing it on to future generations. 35,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Inventing the Truth
The Art and Craft of Memoir
Paperback ISBN: 0395901502
In this perfect companion for anyone beguiled by memoirs or embarking on writing one, nine distinguished authors -- Russell Baker, Jill Ker Conway, Annie Dillard, Ian Frazier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alfred Kazin, Frank McCourt, Toni Morrison, and Eileen Simpson -- reflect on the writing process.
Woe Is I
The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
Paperback ISBN: 1573226254
In a witty, non-technical guide to English grammar and style, a former editor at The New York Times Book Review reveals the underlying logic of the language with the help of hilarious examples organized according to specific problems. Reprint.
Making Your Own Days
The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 0684824388
Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
A Young Writer's Friendship With William Maxwell
Paperback ISBN: 0618382690
Blending together biography, memoir, and essay, the author details his twenty-five year relationship with the legendary writer and New Yorker fiction editor, brilliantly examining the powerful bond between mentor and mentee. Reprint.
Thunder and Lightning
Cracking Open the Writer's Craft
Paperback ISBN: 0553374966
The sequel to Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind explains how to transform an initial inspiration--the thunder and lightning--into a finished essay, story, poem, novel, or memoir, discussing such topics as the structure of writing, what one can learn from another writer, character and plot development, and how to get the most out of a writing workshop. Reprint.