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Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

by Donna M. Lucey

"Sargent’s Women has a distinct elegance and potency—Lucey’s writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he...

Letters to His Neighbor

by Marcel Proust & Lydia Davis

Brilliantly translated by Lydia Davis, here are Proust’s tormented, touching, and often very funny letters to his noisy neighbor.

Marcel Proust’s genius for illuminating pain is on spectacular display in...

The Futilitarians: Our Year of Thinking, Drinking, Grieving, and Reading

by Anne Gisleson

Recommended Summer Reading -- Louise Erdrich, New York Times

A memoir of friendship and literature chronicling a search for meaning and comfort in great books, and a beautiful path out of grief

Anne Gisleson had...

Just Be: A Search for Self-Love in India

by Meredith Rom

This coming-of-age memoir takes you inside the ashrams of gurus and sages of the far East, where one woman learns to heal her heart, believe in the magical happenstance of the universe, and find an unshakable...


by Karl Ove Knausgaard

From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical...

Shooting Ghosts: A U.S. Marine, a Combat Photographer, and Their Journey Back from War

by Thomas J. Brennan & Finbarr O'Reilly

"A majestic book." --Bessel van der Kolk, MD, author of The Body Keeps the Score

A unique joint memoir by a U.S. Marine and a conflict photographer whose unlikely friendship helped both heal their war-wounded...

Just Be: A Search for Self-Love in India

by Meredith Rom

This coming-of-age memoir takes you inside the ashrams of gurus and sages of the far East, where one woman learns to heal her heart, believe in the magical happenstance of the universe, and find an unshakable...


by Frederick Crews

From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator

Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freud’s scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin—but...

Gene Smith's Sink

by Sam Stephenson

An incisive biography of the prolific photo-essayist W. Eugene Smith

Famously unabashed, W. Eugene Smith was photography’s most celebrated humanist. As a photo essayist at Life magazine in the 1940s and ’50s,...

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

by Phillip Thomas Tucker

  • Not all pirates are men, nor are all damsels in distress. Here is the true saga of Irish born Anne Bonny, "Golden Age" pirate of the 18th Century Caribbean.

  • Hollywood has tried numerous times to reproduce Anne,...

  • Rabbit

    by Patricia Williams & Jeannine Amber

    “I know a lot of people think they know what it’s like to grow up in the hood. Like maybe they watched a couple of seasons of The Wire and they got the shit all figured out. But TV doesn’t tell the whole...

    He's Always Been My Son

    by Janna Barkin

    This inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son. Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their...

    I Could See Nothing: Settling West Texas

    by Mary Lou Crump Koehler & Lou Anna Koehler

    "Howdy, folks. This story starts back in 1886, in Henrietta, Texas. My name is Bob and I was six years old back then..." Thus speaks Bob Crump, the author's father, as he begins to describe the family's move...

    Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865

    by Sarah Raymond Herndon

    Days on the Road: Crossing the Plains in 1865 is Sarah Raymond Herndon’s famous journal of her family’s heartbreaking but inspiring trek across the Great Plains towards the Rocky Mountains in a wagon-train...

    America's Daughter

    by Maria Nhambu

    In America’s Daughter, the second book of the trilogy, the author arrives in the United States in the company of Catherine Murray, an American high-school teacher. Her adjustment to a new culture includes...

    No Remedy for Love

    by Liona Boyd

    • Liona Boyd’s last autobiography, In My Own Key, sold over 30,000 copies
    • Written in Boyd's own words without a ghostwriter
    • New memoir details Boyd's 2004 divorce, uprooting her life, and how she conquered...

    In My Own Key

    by Liona Boyd

    Exotic venues, sold-out concerts, and the companionship of the world’s most powerful people have given Liona Boyd a lifestyle that, like her music, is one in a million.

    The internationally acclaimed classical...

    The Great Gould

    by Peter Goddard

    A startling new portrait of Gould, published in co-operation with the Gould estate.

    Considered one of the most influential musicians and cultural figures of his time, Glenn Gould remains a fascinating figure....

    Emotive Writing. I, writer by chance

    by Giovanni Tommasini

    My story, a writer by chance. 

    A deep reflection on the readers comments. Its pages touched me My writing, your reading, routes covered together. A journey inside ourselves from our daily experiences always...

    Moliere : Story of the Greatest French Writer

    by Great Authors Collection, Margaret Oliphant & Andrew Lang

    This book presents the Story of the Greatest French Writer: Moliere. "Among the many great names which make French literature illustrious, there is scarcely one which is so universally acknowledged and of such...