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Mark Twain

by Stephen Leacock

This is a most interesting biography of Mark Twain by Canada's own famous classic  "funny man" Stephen Leacock.  The sketch of Mark Twain is an amazing portrait, virile, graphic, loving, and of course humorous....

My Parents: An Introduction / This Does Not Belong to You

by Aleksandar Hemon

Two books in one in a flip dos-à-dos format: The story of Aleksandar Hemon’s parents’ immigration from Sarajevo to Canada and a book of short memories of the author’s family, friends, and childhood in...

Arise And Go

by Kevin Connolly

The idea of place runs like a river through the life and works of the poet and playwright W.B. Yeats. This book focuses on his time in Dublin, London, Sligo and elsewhere in the west of Ireland, embracing the...

Word Portraits of Famous Writers

by Mabel Elizabeth Wotton

“The world has always been fond of personal details respecting men who have been celebrated.” These were the words of Lord Beaconsfield, and with them he prefixed his description of the personal appearance...

Memory Hold-the-Door

by John Buchan

John Buchan 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, had a remarkable life and here is his wonderfully written and fascinating memoir. A highly accomplished man and now known by many chiefly as an author, he was also an historian,...

Life of Goethe

by James Sime

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literaryand aesthetic criticism;...

The Age of Disenchantments

by Aaron Shulman

A gripping narrative history of Spain’s most brilliant and troubled literary family—a tale about the making of art, myth, and legacy—set against the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War and beyond

In this...

Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos

by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

The author of the classic Going Away returns with a freewheeling memoir about his time as a Hollywood agent and radical organizer.

The Lost Prince

by Michael Mewshaw

At once a moving story of friendship, a memoir, a biography, and an attempt to come to peace with a deeply camouflaged author, Pat Conroy.

Pat Conroy was America's poet laureate of family dysfunction. A larger-than-life...

C. S. Lewis: A Very Short Introduction

by James Como

Beloved by children and adults worldwide, the writings of C.S. Lewis have a broad and enduring appeal. Although he is best known for the iconic Chronicles of Narnia series, C. S. Lewis was actually a man of...

The One, Other, and Only Dickens

by Garrett Stewart

In The One, Other, and Only Dickens, Garrett Stewart casts new light on those delirious wrinkles of wording that are one of the chief pleasures of Dickens’s novels but that go regularly unnoticed in Dickensian...

The Perraults

by Oded Rabinovitch

In The Perraults, Oded Rabinovitch takes the fascinating eponymous literary and scientific family as an entry point into the complex and rapidly changing world of early modern France. Today, the Perraults are...

Welcome Home

by Lucia Berlin

"As the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as the brightest diamond." --Kristin Iversen, NYLON

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, Vulture, Newsday...

Moxie and a Good Sense of Balance

by Lynne Byall Benson

The literary character of Nancy Drew, created by the Stratemeyer publishing syndicate in the 1930s, has endured for more than eighty years. Successfully solving complicated mysteries, Nancy Drew offered girls...

Under Cover

by Jeremy Robson

As an independent publisher, Jeremy Robson always punched above his weight with a roster of authors that have been the envy of many large publishers. As a poet, he has been at the centre of the poetry scene...

Elizabeth Jennings

by Dana Greene

Elizabeth Jennings was one of the most popular, prolific, and widely anthologized lyric poets in the second half of the twentieth century. This first biography, based on extensive archival research and interviews...

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

by Joseph Michael Sommers

Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) currently reigns in the literary world as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World...

The Real Lolita

by Sarah Weinman

The Real Lolita is a tour de force of literary detective work. Not only does it shed new light on the terrifying true saga that influenced Nabokov’s masterpiece, it restores the forgotten victim to our...

Always Another Country

by Sisonke Msimang

  • Lead title with 100,000 AFP
  • South African author Sisonke Msimang is one of the most exciting contemporary female black voices in literature.
  • Her work frequently appears in publications such as The New York...

  • In the Backyard

    by Mary Melfi

    Attempting to make sense of her life, and change her sad disposition to a happy one, the author of In the Backyard: Relearning the Art of Aging, Dying and Making Love seeks out the help of her in-house therapist/husband,...