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Carol Anshaw's latest book is Lucky in the Corner.

Elizabeth Benedict is the author of five novels, including the paperback bestseller Almost. Her recent thriller, The Practice of Deceit, was a Book Sense selection.

Elisabeth Brink's first novel Save Your Own is "a smashing debut – hilarious, smart, and charming." – Stephen McCauley

Michael Chorost's memoir, Rebuilt:  My Journey Back to the Hearing World, was a Reader's Digest Editor's Choice.

Richard Dawkins is an Oxford University professor and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Ancestor's Tale. His forthcoming book, The God Delusion, is available in fall 2006.

Edward Docx is the author of The Calligrapher. He is currently at work on his second novel.

Steve Earle's debut short story collection, Doghouse Roses, announces the alternative country music artist and Grammy Award nominee as an author.

Nathaniel Fick is the author of the acclaimed memoir One Bullet Away:  The Making of a Marine Officer.

Alice W. Flaherty, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who also teaches at Harvard Medical School, is the author of The Midnight Disease:  The Drive to Write, Writer's Block, and the Creative Brain.


Amitav Ghosh is the internationally acclaimed author of The Hungry Tide and The Circle of Reason, among other works.

Dr. Ron Goor and Nancy Goor developed the Eater's Choice Cholesterol-Lowering Program and coauthored Choose to Lose and Eater's Choice.

Jake Halpern is the author of Braving Home:  Dispatches from the Underwater Town, the Lava-Side Inn, and Other Extreme Locales. His new book, Fame Junkies, is forthcoming in fall 2006.

Kristin Henderson is the author of While They're at War:  The True Story of American Families on the Homefront.

Robin Marantz Henig, a science journalist, retells the story of Gregor Mendel's path to becoming the "father of genetics" in The Monk in the Garden. This site includes a complete bibliography. Look for her latest book, Pandora's Baby:  How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution.

E. D. Hirsch, Jr. is the author of the best-selling Cultural Literacy, and the founder of the Core Knowledge Foundation. His incendiary new call to action for educational reform is The Knowledge Deficit.

Jane Holtz Kay presents a stunning look at a city's changes through time in Lost Boston.

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on education topics and is the author of the provocative critique No Contest:  The Case Against Competition.

Jay Conrad Levinson's Guerrilla Marketing series has sold more than one million copies. Guerrilla Marketing for Free is his latest book.

Elinor Lipman is the author of seven previous novels, including The Inn at Lake Devine. Her new book, My Latest Grievance, tells the story of a clever young woman who crosses her glamorous next-door neighbor.


David Marcus is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and the author of What It Takes To Pull Me Through:  Why Teenagers Get in Trouble and How Four of Them Got Out.

Glyn Maxwell is the poetry editor of the New Republic and the author of four New York Times Notable Books. His latest book is The Sugar Mile.

Elizabeth Noble is the author of Having Twins — and More.

Jay Pasachoff is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Stars and Planets, Peterson First Guide to Astronomy, and Peterson First Guide to the Solar System.

Sara Pritchard's debut novel, Crackpots, was selected by Ursula Hegi as a winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction. A reader's guide is also available.

Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson (of the Enneagram Institute) are the authors of Discovering Your Personality Type.

Alice Randall is the author of The Wind Done Gone and Pushkin and the Queen of Spades.

Philip Roth has received the Pulitzer Prize and the Gold Medal in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, among other accolades. His most recent novel is The Plot Against America. His forthcoming novel, Everyman, arrives in spring 2006.

Elizabeth Royte's The Tapir's Morning Bath is a mischievous exploration of biologists studying the tropical rain forest.


Mary Sharratt's forthcoming historical novel, The Vanishing Point, tells the dramatic story of two sisters in seventeenth-century Maryland.

Joshua Wolf Shenk is the author of Lincoln's Melancholy:  How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness, a Book Sense Pick.

Porter Shreve is the author of the New York Times Notable Book The Obituary Writer and, most recently, Drives Like a Dream.

Jordan Fisher Smith has been a park ranger for more than twenty years. Nature Noir is his first book.

Jane and Michael Stern are contributing editors to Gourmet. Their latest book about road food is called Two for the Road.

Dr. Gregory Stock is the director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society at UCLA's School of Public Health. His latest book is Redesigning Humans.

Glenn Stout and Richard Johnson are the coauthors of Red Sox Century and Yankees Century.

John Martin Taylor, a noted southern culinary expert, authored Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking.

J.R.R. Tolkien, "Author of the Century," is the creator of Middle-earth and the beloved novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

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