If you love language, writing, or grammar, check out these new titles.
by Keith Houston
In The Book, Keith Houston explores the detailed and comprehensive history of what is humanity's most important information technology. Through text and full-color illustrations, Houston follows how writing, printing, binding and illustration have developed and evolved over the 2,000-year history of this object. Readers will come to appreciate the materials by which a book is made, as well as the content within its pages.
by Sage Cohen
Sage Cohen believes that ferocity is the key to moving forward as a writer. Through inspiring essays, Cohen will show you how to transform and take control of your attitude to achieve your goals. Uncage your creativity, learn to overcome fears and obstacles, and reach your full potential as a writer.
The English language is constantly changing and will continue to evolve before our very eyes. In Words on the Move, John McWhorter takes us on a surprising journey through the history of language where you'll learn that "silly" once meant "blessed," or that "ought" used to be the past tense of "owe."
In this collection, Ella Frances Sanders has compiled over fifty expressions from around the globe. With charming illustrations, Sanders explores idioms and proverbs, revealing the nuances and poignancy of earth's cultures and languages.
You're Saying It Wrong: A Pronunciation Guide to the 150 Most Commonly Mispronounced Words—and Their Tangled Histories of Misuse
Libertarians on the Prairie: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and the Making of the Little House Books
Generations of children have devoured the Little House in the Prairie books, but very few realize how far the stories are from the actual history of the Ingalls family. In Liberatrians on the Prairie, Christine Woodside uncovers the reality behind the beloved classic by drawing from original manuscripts and letters.
Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays provides a candid look into her life, as well as tales of how Weiner found her voice as a novelist, activist and columnist after years of feeling like an outsider.
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