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Loving Robert Lowell

by Sandra Hochman

- Activist, socialite, and artist: Hochman has a wide network of well-known and culturally-important artists, writers, journalist, producers, and many more. She has collaborated with Gloria Steinem on The Year...


The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered

by Benjamin Taylor

A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed.

 

“A marvel of a book—elegant,...


Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

by Thomas E. Ricks

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.

Both...


Ernest Hemingway: A Biography

by Mary V. Dearborn

The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer...


Death Need Not Be Fatal

by Malachy McCourt & Brian McDonald

Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant MALACHY MCCOURT shares his views on death - sometimes hilarious and often poignant - and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn.

During the course...


The Mighty Franks

by Michael Frank

A psychologically acute memoir about an unusual Hollywood family by Michael Frank, who "brings Proustian acuity and razor-sharp prose to family dramas as primal, and eccentrically insular, as they come" (The...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau

First published in 1854, Walden recounts American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau's experiences over the course of two years, two months, and two days in a cabin he built near Walden Pond, amidst...


Gavin Maxwell

by Douglas Botting

Gavin Maxwell was a romantic, self-destructive, aristocratic adventurer who worked as secret agent, shark fisherman, racing driver, poet and travel writer. His books on Iraq, Sicily and Morocco were acclaimed,...


Jane Austen, the Secret Radical

by Helena Kelly

A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, revealing,...


Novel Destinations, Second Edition: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

by Shannon Mckenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual...


Mockingbird Songs

by Wayne Flynt

An indelible portrait of one of the most famous and beloved authors in the canon of American literature—a collection of letters between Harper Lee and one of her closest friends that reveals the famously private...


Between Them

by Richard Ford

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental love

How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives...


The People of the Abyss

by Jack London

A masterpiece of reportage, The People of the Abyss is a riveting first-hand account of Jack London’s life on the streets in the East End of London in 1902.  The writer lived in homeless shelters incognito...


The Autobiography of Mark Twain

by Mark Twain & GP Editors

In his autobiography Mark Twain tells his story in his own way, freely expressing his joys and sorrows, his affections and hatreds, his rages and reverence—ending, as always, tongue-in-cheek:  "Now, then,...


Walks with Walser

by Carl Seelig & Anne Posten

A unique and personal portrait of the beloved, legendary Swiss writer, finally in English After a nervous breakdown in 1929, Robert Walser spent the remaining twenty-seven years of his life in mental asylums,...


City Gate, Open Up

by Bei Dao & Jeffrey Yang

A magical, impressionistic autobiography by China’s legendary poet Bei Dao In 2001, to visit his sick father, the exiled poet Bei Dao returned to his homeland for the first time in over twenty years. The city...


Interesting Life, So Far

by Bruce King

Finally, Bruce King, acclaimed literary critic, presents his autobiography and offers fascinating insights into his life as bon vivant and literary critic.


The Invented Part

by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

What's the relationship between the real, the imagined, and the written? That's the question at the heart of Fresán's latest novel, an exploration of the mind of a disillusioned writer attempting to write his...


TALES FROM THE ZIRZAMEEN

by Brian Hanson Appleton

This book is a non fiction autobiographical account of an American expat's experiences with Iranians and Iran. It is a series of 12 short stories in chronological order. At age eleven he went to boarding school...


Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

by Robert Golla

This volume brings together candid, revealing interviews with one of the twentieth century’s master prose writers. Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977) was a Russian American scientist, poet, translator, and professor...