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  • Tales From the Word Guy

    What Your English Teacher Never Taught You by

    Tales from the Word Guy is a collection of essays adapted from the author’s segments on CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest. Jonathan Berkowitz takes the reader on a delightful journey through the history, idiosyncrasies, and sheer pleasures of the ...

  • Questionable Commentary

    Late-Onset Contemplations from an East Coast Septuagenarian by

    This book is the result of a compilation of discursive newspaper articles from Canada's East Coast - a collection which considers a few thin slices of life in Nova Scotia over a couple of years, served up with bits of humor, nostalgia and some ...

  • On Breaking One's Pencil

    And Other Vagrant Thoughts: Essays from a Curious Mind by

    The book is divided into six major parts: PLACES, WRITING ADVICE, CHURCH MATTERS, PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ESSAYS, ESSAYS, and ALL IN THE FAMILY. It closes with the traditional -30- that used to tell newspapermen working on stories that the story was ...

  • Gramarye: The Glamour of Grammar


    The essays in Gramarye were born out of the author’s fascination with idiom, syntax, and the parts and particles of speech in English. They draw on instances from poetry, in which language always finds its most characteristic and striking embodiment.

  • Social Studies

    Collected Essays, 1974-2013 by

    Just let me turn down that armadillo steak I'm cooking for dinner; then I'll be right with you. Such an easy recipe. You should try it. You just soak your 'dillo meat in a pint of bourbon in which you've been soaking a cup of cactus needles ...