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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...


Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year

by Peter Brooks

From the summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871, France suffered a humiliating defeat in its war against Prussia and witnessed bloody class warfare that culminated in the crushing of the Paris Commune. In...


Sam Shepard

by John Winters

This is the first biography of playwright, director, and actor Sam Shepard in 30 years

Includes dozens of interviews and reveals previously hidden aspects of Shepard’s life, such as his nearly three-decade...


The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War

by James McGrath Morris

After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a "lost generation"...


Romanian Notebook

by Cyrus Console

A diaristic exploration of procrastination, pregnancy, and art

The day before Cyrus Console and his pregnant wife leave for a monthlong visit to Romania, they receive troubling news—the fetus she’s carrying...


Early Auden, Later Auden

by Edward Mendelson

Presented in one volume for the very first time, and updated with new archival discoveries, Early Auden, Later Auden reintroduces Edward Mendelson’s acclaimed, two-part biography of W. H. Auden (1907–73),...


More Than Everything

by Beatrix Ost

“Beatrix uses words like she uses paint. . .with brush strokes so vivid and rich I feel as if I’m there watching as her story unfolds. I love this book!” –Sissy Spacek

Beatrix Ost’s memoir of her artistic...


A Piece of Me

by Beatrix Ost & Andrew Solomon

Introduction by Andrew Solomon

As a young girl growing up in the ’40s on a vast estate near Munich, Trixi Ost lives a life that is charmed by talent and privilege yet scarred by turbulent times. She enjoys...


This Long Pursuit: Reflections of a Romantic Biographer

by Richard Holmes

From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, here is a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author’s own experiences with a history of the genre and explores...


Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire: A Study of Genius, Mania, and Character

by Kay Redfield Jamison

In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert...


Scoundrel Days: A Memoir

by Brentley Frazer

In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth – wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry,...


John Barleycorn

by Jack London

Jack London’s life was tragically short but packed with episode and adventure. In John Barleycorn he records his early hardships in Oakland, his experiences as oyster pirate, deep-sea sealer, hobo, Yukon goldminer,...


The Outlaw

by Jon Gnarr & Lytton Smith

In The Outlaw Jón Gnarr describes the harsh world of his teenage years and wrestles with painful, bleak memories of this troubled stage of his life, physically abused and surrounded by suicides. He uses punk...


Always By My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved

by Edward Grinnan & Debbie Macomber

The editor-in-chief of Guideposts magazine shares the heartwarming story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him...


They Desire a Better Country/Ils désirent une patrie meilleure

by Lawrence Scanlan

Twice a year, in summer and in winter, appointments to the Order of Canada are posted in newspapers across the country. The range of professions represented are often dizzying, but there are common themes in...


The Hasheesh Eater

by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

First published in 1857, American author Fitz Hugh Ludlow’s The Hasheesh Eater is one of the first examples of addiction literature. The book recounts Ludlow’s initial fascination and subsequent addiction...


Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast

by Megan Marshall

A brilliantly rendered life of one of the most admired American poets of the last century, from a Pulitzer Prize−winning author who alternates biography with a memoir of her own days as a young writer in...


The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya & Anna Summers

The prizewinning memoir of one of the world’s great writers, about coming of age as an enemy of the people and finding her voice in Stalinist Russia

 

Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent...


Pretend I'm Not Here

by Barbara Feinman Todd

An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the national’s capital to tell the story of how...


Juliet's Answer: One Man's Search for Love and the Elusive Cure for Heartbreak

by Glenn Dixon

Eat, Pray, Love meets The Rosie Project in this fresh, heartwarming memoir by a man who travels to Verona and volunteers to answer letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to heal his own...