Clearance

Three Sisters (trans by Ellams)

Three Sisters (trans by Ellams)
$7.48
$14.95
You Save:
$7.47
Sale 50% off 1 item

Chekhov's iconic characters are relocated to Nigeria in this bold new adaptation.

Owerri, 1967, on the brink of the Biafran Civil War.

Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos. Fuelled by foreign intervention, the conflict encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos.

Following his smash-hit Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams returns to the National Theatre with this heartbreaking retelling of Chekhov's classic play.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781350262782
Publication Date: 
July 1, 2021
Author: 
Publisher: 

Too Loud a Solitude

Too Loud a Solitude
$6.50
$12.99
You Save:
$6.49
Sale 50% off 1 item
Hanta has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening he resues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them. Hanta may be an idiot, as his boss calls him, but he is an idiot with a difference - the ability to quote the Talmud, Hegel, and Lao-tzu. In this baroque and winsome tale, Hrabal, whom Milan Kundera has called "our very best writer today, " celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780156904582
Publication Date: 
April 27, 1992
Author: 
Publisher: 

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG (P)

$5.00
$10.00
You Save:
$5.00
Sale 50% off 1 item
ISBN/SKU: 
9780822219835
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1970

Tradition

Tradition
$9.00
$18.00
You Save:
$9.00
Sale 50% off 1 item
From WATER STREET PRESS At the age of 21, Gus Weesfree witnessed a brutal crime in his hometown of Tradition, Ohio, and fled. Now an old man, exhausted by a life on the run, he is compelled to confront his past only to find most of his memories buried by urban sprawl. He seeks solace in Mabel, the sister he abandoned, a lifelong alcoholic who presumed him dead. As the surviving Weesfree family exhumes their history, Gus finds that not all was as it seemed in Tradition. The love and betrayal of his youth ran far deeper than he ever imagined. Moving seamlessly between present-day and the 1930s and '40s, award-winning author Marci Blackman reveals the powerful force exerted by the past on the present. Tradition gracefully uncovers the Weesfree family secrets-and how race, family, and loyalty can shape a life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781621341109
Publication Date: 
April 1, 2013
Author: 
Publisher: 

Well of Loneliness

Well of Loneliness
$3.00
$5.99
You Save:
$2.99
Sale 50% off 1 item

'As a man loved a woman, that was how I loved...It was good, good, good...'

Stephen is an ideal child of aristocratic parents - a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and her lovers are women. As her ambitions drive her, and society confines her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions. The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel. It has influenced how love between women is understood, for the twentieth century and beyond.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781840224559
Publication Date: 
January 7, 2014
Author: 
Publisher: 

WHEN RAIN CLOUDS GATHER

$8.25
$16.50
You Save:
$8.25
Sale 50% off 1 item
In 'When Rain Clouds Gather' a South African political refugee and an Englishman join forces in Botswana to revolutionize the villager's traditional farming methods, but their task is fraught with hazards. 'Maru' is the moving tale of an orphaned Masarwa girl who goes to teach in a remote village in Botswana.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781478607595
Publication Date: 
January 1, 1970
Publisher: 

Wine Accessory Set

Wine Accessory Set
$20.99
$29.99
You Save:
$9.00
Sale 30% off 1 item
ISBN/SKU: 
8495220

Wizard of Oz - Novel Journal (CLEARANCE)

Wizard of Oz - Novel Journal (CLEARANCE)
$6.97
Embark on a literary adventure alongside Dorothy and her friends.

Like many famous and great movies, it all began as a book. Influenced by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, L. Frank Baum created this classic story using the dream adventure of young Dorothy Gale from Kansas to demonstrate the theme of good vs. evil. Throughout her journey, Dorothy encounters several new friends: a scarecrow, a tin woodman, and a cowardly lion. They traverse the land of Oz together by following the famous yellow brick road to the stunning Emerald City, where they find something that shocks them. Since The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was introduced in 1900, it has been adored by readers young and old.

Now, with A Novel Journal: The Wizard of Oz, readers can become writers on the same pages graced by Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wizard. With the complete text of the original book in tiny type making up the journal lines, literature fans can enjoy the comfort of a favorite book as they write the next masterpiece or simply relay the events of their day.

Sandwiched between deluxe Svepa covers and whimsical endpaper designs befitting the themes for which Baum is known, this journal also has colored edges and a matching elastic band, making it the perfect gift or collectible for the Oz enthusiast. And the compact size makes this journal easy to slip into a purse, briefcase, or backpack so you can record and revisit your thoughts on the go.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781626866065
Publication Date: 
March 1, 2016
Author: 
Publisher: 

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works

Women and Development in Africa: How Gender Works
$13.00
$26.00
You Save:
$13.00
Sale 50% off 1 item
An exploration of gender issues in the context of Africa's generally poor economic performance, the author covers the topic initially with a broad discussion, then offers the evidence and concludes with specific development programs aimed at women.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781588269805
Publication Date: 
June 30, 2014
Author: 

Writer's Library - CLEARANCE

Writer's Library - CLEARANCE
$2.97

NEW & NOTEWORTHY THE NEW YORK TIMES

With a Foreword by Susan Orlean, twenty-three of today's living literary legends, including Donna Tartt, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Andrew Sean Greer, Laila Lalami, and Michael Chabon, reveal the books that made them think, brought them joy, and changed their lives in this intimate, moving, and insightful collection from "American's Librarian" and recipient of the National Book Foundation's Literarian Award for Outstanding Service Nancy Pearl and noted playwright Jeff Schwager that celebrates the power of literature and reading to connect us all.

Before Jennifer Egan, Louise Erdrich, Luis Alberto Urrea, and Jonathan Lethem became revered authors, they were readers. In this ebullient book, America's favorite librarian Nancy Pearl and noted-playwright Jeff Schwager interview a diverse range of America's most notable and influential writers about the books that shaped them and inspired them to leave their own literary mark.

Illustrated with beautiful line drawings, The Writer's Library is a revelatory exploration of the studies, libraries, and bookstores of today's favorite authors--the creative artists whose imagination and sublime talent make America's literary scene the wonderful, dynamic world it is. A love letter to books and a celebration of wordsmiths, The Writer's Library is a treasure for anyone who has been moved by the written word.

The authors in The Writer's Library are:

Russell BanksTC BoyleMichael ChabonSusan ChoiJennifer EganDave EggersLouise ErdrichRichard FordLaurie FrankelAndrew Sean GreerJane HirshfieldSiri HustvedtCharles JohnsonLaila LalamiJonathan LethemDonna TarttMadeline MillerViet Thanh NguyenLuis Alberto UrreaVendela VidaAyelet WaldmanMaaza MengisteAmor Towles
ISBN/SKU: 
9780062968500
Publication Date: 
September 8, 2020
Author: 
Publisher: