Classic, famous and lovely poems. The introduction by the director of the American Poetry and Literacy Project is by itself worth the price of the book.
BACK COVER READS:
Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems in this entertaining volume include:
Edgar Allan Poe . . . . . . . . The Raven
Walt Whitman . . . . . . . . . I Hear America Singing
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. . . Old Ironsides
William Cullen Bryant . . . . . Thanatopsis
Robert Frost . . . . . . . . . The Road Not Taken
Langston Hughes . . . . . . . . Still Here
Edwin Arlington Robinson . . . Miniver Cheevy
Emily Dickinson . . . . . . . . I'm nobody! Who are you?
. . . as well as works by Herman Melville, Vachel Lindsay, Emma Lazarus, Ernest Lawrence Thayer, Stephen Crane, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Marianne Moore, and other notables.
Chosen by the American Poetry & Literacy Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry and literacy, these much-loved and highly readable poems promise students and general readers alike hours of reading pleasure.
This books was wonderful enough that I ordered the other two she has written to date. Classic regency romance, not too serious but hard to put down once you suspend disbelief regarding the initial premise. Highly recommended.
Wonderful book! Set in contemporary London, a light-hearted romantic comedy.
From the back cover:
"Fast-paced and amusing." --London Magazine
"A real touch of comedy in this tale, which races along with some lovely twists and turns." --Bookseller
"A very bubbly piece of fun. . .a light-hearted, madcap caper of a novel." --Daily Mail
"[Tyler is] one of our most notable explorers of current American domestic manners. . . .[this is her] most ambitious work, ranging over sixty years of American experience." -- The New York Times Book Review
"Tyler's heartbreaking new novel. . . evokes the entire sweep of Michael and Pauline Anton's marriage with uncommon delicacy and dignity. . . .This is a story not of extraordinary but of everyday drama. Just two people fumbling through life, amateurs in a game you must occasionally fail at first to become a pro." -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"A disarming, deceptively rich book, one that will persuade readers to rethink their position and reinvest a sense of wonder in one of our best contemporary authors." -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Wise, witty. . .Tyler writes with such resonance the 'The Amateur Marriage has the richness of an epic." -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Wise and observant. . . [Anne Tyler] has the uncanny ability to expose the most confusing contradictions of love." -- The Miami Herald
Wonderful book by wonderful author.
From the cover:
"I can think of no other novelist--popular or high brow--who consistently celebrates female gutsiness, brains, and sexuality." --Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR, and author of 'Don't Bother Me, I'm Reading'
"Any new Susan Isaacs book is a cause for celebration, and this adroit, witty, warm-hearted novel, with a heroine you'll cheer for until the final page, is an absolute treat." --Jennifer Weiner, author of 'Good in Bed' and 'Little Earthquakes"
"Fiction done well and done with a difference. . . A sophisticated storyteller, with a wry view of the world." --The Washington Post
"A model of what popular entertainment ought to be but rarely is: a medium that provides escape without turning the mind to mush." --Newsday
Wonderful book, classic Regency Romance by beloved author.
From back cover:
"Deception!" Such an ugly word. But the correct word for what she had done. And yet her position as governess to the Brewster family was her lifeline. She had seized it as the only possible means of survival.
And there had been no problem. None at all. At least not until HE arrived. But what would she do now if Mr. Simon Kirkland saw through her disguise? If, underneath the gray powder and dark shadows that made her look a fading spinster, he should discern Virginia Spicer, the very girl he had laughingly called "Miss Ginger Spice," only six months ago the Belle of Bath!
An old-fashioned sweet and lovely book, a classic that makes us all wish we grew up in a small town like this. Originally written for teens, but nowadays just right for tweens and pre-teens. (Reading level ages 8-12)