Inside Narnia (Sept., $12.99) by Devin Brown. A C.S. Lewis scholar analyzes The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobeand the origins of the Chronicles of Narnia.
COLUMBIA UNIV. PRESS
The Best American Magazine Writing, 2005 (Dec., $19.95), edited by the American Society of Magazine Editors, collects award-winning magazine pieces.
WM. B. EERDMANS
The Way into Narnia: A Reader's Guide (Sept., $14) by Peter J. Schakel provides a guide for first-time visitors and fresh insights for those who have journeyed there.
Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon (Sept., $17), edited by Joyce Peseroff, collects essays, memoir and criticism. Author tour.
The Beholder's Eye: A Collection of America's Finest Personal Journalism (Oct., $14), edited by Walt Harrington, collects first-person writings from Mike Sager, Bill Plashke and Scott Anderson.
The Best American Essays 2005 (Oct.; $14 cloth $27.50), edited by Susan Orlean, Robert Atwan, series editor, highlights provocative writing for difficult times. 45,000 first printing.
NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS
The Granta Book of India (Sept., $14), edited by Ian Jack. Contemporary writers contemplate India's cultural history.
The Norton Anthology of Children's Literature (Oct., $65, slipcased), edited by Jack Zipes, et al., celebrates works by Lewis Carroll, J.M. Barrie, Dr. Seuss and more.
The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture (Nov., $19) by Jason Colavito traces the origins of the belief in extraterrestrial visitors to Lovecraft's work.
The Pushcart Prize XXX: Best of the Small Presses (Nov.; $16.95, cloth $35), edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize editors, collects small-press fiction, essays and poetry.
Chick Lit: The New Women's Fiction (Oct.; $26.95, cloth $95), edited by Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young, examines the popularity of this genre.
Othelloand Romeo and Juliet (Oct.; $14.95 each, cloth $19.95 each) by William Shakespeare, series edited by Marie Macaisa and Dominique Raccah. These editions feature the complete text of these Shakespeare plays along with an audio CD.
THUNDERS MOUTH PRESS
Regards: The Collected Nonfiction of John Gregory Dunne (Feb., $16.95) by John Gregory Dunne, foreword by Calvin Trillin, celebrates the late author's nonfiction work.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Master Class: Lessons from Leading Writers (Nov.; $19.95, cloth $44.95) by Nancy Bunge offers a collection of her interviews with 29 authors.
UNIV. OF WASHINGTON PRESS
The Linguistics of Lying and Other Essays (Jan., $18.95) by Harald Weinrich, trans. by Jane K. Brown and Marshall Brown, surveys the many different ways in which language can be untrue.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews (Jan.; $24.95, cloth $65) by Samuel R. Delany addresses such issues as character development and literary devices.