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My Struggle: Book 5

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

The fifth book of Knausgaard's powerful My Struggle series is written with tremendous force and sincerity. As a nineteen-year-old, Karl Ove moves to Bergen and invests all of himself in his writing. But his...


Lions and Shadows

by Christopher Isherwood

A witty, appealing, and often outrageous portrait of some of the twentieth century's most influential and creative minds

Subtitled "An Education in the Twenties," Lions and Shadows blends autobiography and fiction...


Kathleen and Frank

by Christopher Isherwood

A pivotal book in Isherwood's career that reveals as much about him as the parents he set out to portray

Kathleen and Frank is the story of Christopher Isherwood's parents—their meeting in 1895, marriage in...


My Struggle: Book 4

My Struggle #4

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

My Struggle: Book 4 finds an eighteen-year-old Karl Ove Knausgaard in a tiny fishing village in northern Norway, where he has been hired as a schoolteacher and is living on his own for the first time. When the...


My Struggle: Book 3

My Struggle #3

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

The third volume—the book that made Knausgaard a phenomenon in the United States—in the addictive New York Times bestselling series

A family of four—mother, father, and two boys—move to the south coast...


Christopher & His Kind

by Christopher Isherwood

Christopher and His Kind is an intriguing slice of autobiography. It covers ten years in the writer's life-from 1929, when Isherwood left England to spend a week in Berlin and decided to stay there indefinitely,...


The Facts

by Philip Roth

A rigorously unfictionalized narrative that portrays Roth unadorned -- as young artist, as student , as son, as lover, as husband, as American, as Jew -- and candidly examines how close the novels have been...


My Struggle: Book 2

My Struggle #2

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

"[Book 2] sears the reader because Knausgaard is a passionate idealist [who] wants to fight the conformity and homogeneity of modern bourgeois existence." —James Wood, The New Yorker

In the second installment...


My Struggle: Book 1

My Struggle #1

by Karl Ove Knausgaard & Don Bartlett

My Struggle: Book One introduces American readers to the audacious, addictive, and profoundly surprising international literary sensation that is the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel...


When Women Were Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates

Terry Tempest Williams's mother told her: "I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me you...


To Love What Is

by Alix Kates Shulman

A personal story of crisis, commitment, and hope from the best-selling author of Memoirs of An Ex-Prom Queen

One day it happens, the dreaded thing that will change your life forever, the more dreadful because,...


Black Mamba Boy

by Nadifa Mohamed

Yemen, 1935. Jama is a "market boy," a half-feral child scavenging with his friends in the dusty streets of a great seaport. For Jama, life is a thrilling carnival, at least when he can fill his belly. When...


Day

by Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English...


Dawn

by Elie Wiesel & Frances Frenaye

"The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction."—The New York Times Book Review

Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine; John...


Cutty, One Rock

by August Kleinzahler

Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness...


Drinking the Rain

by Alix Kates Shulman

At fifty, Alix Kates Chulman, author of the celebrated feminist novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen, left a city life dense with political activism, family and literary community, and went to live alone on an...


More Stories from My Father's Court

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Curt Leviant

A delightful sequel to a cherished autobiographical collection by the Nobel Laureate

In My Father's Court is one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most affecting autobiographical works. The stories in it, published...


Short Letter, Long Farewell

by Peter Handke

Short Letter, Long Farewell tells the story of a young Austrian--evidently modeled on the author--on a month's journey across the United States. The book opens in Providence, where a letter awaits the un-named...


Recovery

by John Berryman & Saul Bellow

In the author's words, Recovery is a novel about "the disease called alcoholism, recognized by the American Medical Association only in 1964."