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Home Before Dark

by Susan Cheever

In Home Before Dark, Susan Cheever, daughter of the famously talented writer John Cheever, uses previously unpublished letters, journals, and her own precious memories to create a candid and insightful tribute...


The Last Love Song

by Tracy Daugherty

In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author...


Two Chucks and a Tabby Cat: 2012 ends

by Gail Jennie Orbell

Writing as Jennie Orbell, Gail writes romantic, suspense and contemporary fiction. This is a light-hearted look at Gail's other, less glamorous (but far funnier) 'real' life in Leicestershire with her partner,...


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by Clive James

In 2010, Clive James was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. Deciding that "if you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do," James moved his library to his...


Joy: Poet, Seeker, and the Woman Who Captivated C. S. Lewis

by Abigail Santamaria

The first full biography of Joy Davidman, known primarily as C.S. Lewis’s late-in-life bride, but who here receives her much deserved rescue from that shadow


Rattle Snake Lodge - Memoirs of a Seeing Woman

by BK Smith

MY NAME IS AMANDA FRENCH. My family name French, I believe says it all. We, the French women, were born to wear elegant clothing and accessories, the finer brocades and silks, fluid and cool, raw dupioni and...


Oscar Wilde, Art and Morality

by Mason

To the Editor of the St. James's Gazette. Sir,—I have read your criticism of my story, "The Picture of Dorian Gray," and I need hardly say that I do not propose to discuss its merits and demerits, its personalities...


Green Hills of Africa: The Hemingway Library Edition

by Ernest Hemingway

His second major venture into nonfiction (after Death in the Afternoon, 1932), Green Hills of Africa is Ernest Hemingway's lyrical journal of a month on safari in the great game country of East Africa, where...


Portrait of Hemingway

by Lillian Ross

The definitive sketch of one of America’s greatest writers.

On May 13, 1950, Lillian Ross’s first portrait of Ernest Hemingway was published in The New Yorker. It was an account of two days Hemingway spent...


Siete Voces

by Rita Guibert

Profundas y emotivas entrevistas personales por Rita Guibert a Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez y Guillermo Cabrera Infante. El premio...


Seven Voices

by Rita Guibert

In-depth and personal interviews by Rita Guibert of Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez and Guillermo Cabrera Infante. The Nobel Prize...


A Comedy & A Tragedy: A Memoir of Learning How to Read and Write

by Travis Hugh Culley

In this powerful memoir, former bicycle messenger and acclaimed author of The Immortal Class recounts his difficult journey to literacy.

 

A Comedy & A Tragedy is the story of one young man’s effort to teach...


The Last Love of George Sand: A Literary Biography

by Evelyne Bloch-Dano

George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand...


Charles Baudelaire, His Life

by Theophile Gautier

The first time that we met Baudelaire was towards the middle of the year 1849, at the Hôtel Pimodan, where we occupied, near Fernand Boissard, a strange apartment which communicated with his by a private staircase...


The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir

by Maxine Kumin

From Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Maxine Kumin comes a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry.

Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker’s Daughter charts...


Thomas and the stars

by Rocco Cardillo

A fairy tale for adults and children , sometimes sad sometimes happy . A fairy tale like all fairy tales ends with the happy moments , as though in reality there are no waivers wanted to do along the way to...


Return to Yesterday: Reminiscences of James, Conrad, & Crane

by Ford Madox Ford

Ford wrote with engaging frankness about himself and his contemporaries. These reminiscences are an intimate personal record of a life distinguished by literary achievements and friendships with notable writers...


Books Fatal to Their Authors

by P. H. Ditchfield

To record the woes of authors and to discourse de libris fatalibus seems deliberately to court the displeasure of that fickle mistress who presides over the destinies of writers and their works. Fortune awaits...


Wild Boys: A Parent's Story of Tough Love

by Helena Pastor

Wild Boys explores the challenge of disengaged youth from a mother’s perspective and offers an intimate insight into rarely chronicled aspects of youth work For too long, Helena, a mother of four boys, has...


Memoirs

by Tennessee Williams & John Waters

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places, and memories as he weaves this story....