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Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

by Jorge Luis Borges & Kit Maude

“Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”

—Jorge Luis Borges

Days...


Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir

by Katie Hafner

The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner’s remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through,...


This Voice in My Heart

by Gilbert Tuhabonye & Gary Brozek

Gilbert Tuhabonye is a survivor. More than ten years ago, he lay buried under a pile of burning bodies. The centuries–old battle between Hutu and Tutsi tribes had come to Gilbert's school. Fueled by hatred,...


Pascal's Wager

by James A. Connor

In a major biography of Blaise Pascal, James Connor explores both the intellectual giant whose theory of probability paved the way for modernity and the devout religious mystic who dared apply probability to...


Lit

by Mary Karr

The Liars' Club brought to vivid, indelible life Mary Karr's hardscrabble Texas childhood. Cherry, her account of her adolescence, "continued to set the literary standard for making the personal universal" (...


Marvelous Melba: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Diva

by Ann Blainey

Nobody sings like Melba, and nobody ever will, proclaimed the impresario Oscar Hammerstein in 1908. Like many others of his time, he considered her the world's greatest singer. The wild acclaim showered on her...


Brendan Behan: A Life

by Michael O'Sullivan

Hailed as the new O'Casey by Irish critics in 1958, Behan is now often portrayed as the archetypal Irishman and spectacular drunk. Behind the myth lies the more compelling story of a writer who was never able...


Stephen Fry in America

by Stephen Fry

Britain's best-loved comic genius, Stephen Fry, turns his celebrated wit and insight to unearthing the real America as he travels across the continent in his chariot of Englishness, a black London cab.

Stephen...


Rose Boys: Text Classics

by Peter Rose & Brian Matthews

Robert Rose was a promising cricketer and footballer in the mould of his father, Bob, Collingwood's greatest player. Robert's brother, Peter, was on the way to a literary career as a poet and later a publisher....


Kate and William: Their Royal Life

by Marie Clayton

When Prince William married Kate Middleton, there can hardly have been a couple in the world that went to the altar with so many good wishes following them. This is the story of William and Kate as husband and...


The Manx Giant: The Amazing Story of Arthur Caley

by John Quirk

Born in 1824 in Sulby, Isle of Man, Arthur Caley eventually grew to 7'11", and was probably the tallest man in the world during his life. He left the Island to seek his fortune and eventually found his way to...


An Incompatible Passion: A Play in 3 Acts

by Nigel Patten

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An Incompatible Passion tells the dramatized history of the last three months in the life of the controversial poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

In the spring of 1822, Percy and his second wife, Mary Woolstonecroft,...


Telling Border Life Stories: Four Mexican American Women Writers

by Donna M Kabalen de Bichara

Voices from the borderlands push against boundaries in more ways than one, as Donna M. Kabalen de Bichara ably demonstrates in this investigation into the twentieth-century autobiographical writing of four women...


Lone Star: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Dan Rather

by Alan Weisman

"Alan Weisman has come as close as anyone to unraveling one of the big mysteries of the television age: who is the real Dan Rather? Weisman has devoted much time, energy, and talent to that question, and this...


Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left

by Jesse Larner

"Well written, witty, and wise. Jesse Larner's book goes well beyond its brief: it helps us understand where the left has been going for the last few years, and where it might end up."

—GEORGE MONBIOT, columnist,...


His Holiness the Dalai Lama: The Oral Biography

by Deborah Hart Strober & Gerald S. Strober

The Dalai Lama is the most beloved spiritual and political leader of our time. For believers and nonbelievers alike, this gentle monk embodies the spirit of compassion, love, and nonviolent resistance to tyranny....


Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor

by Arch Puddington

The untold story of Lane Kirkland, labor leader and advocate for the American worker

"This book tells the story of one of the true heroes of the struggle for freedom from totalitarianism. Through the skillful...


Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom

by Batya Swift Yasgur

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"Whenever and wherever adults make war, children die and women are subjected to fear and humiliation. This is true of Afghanistan too. Read this harrowing book. The tragic...


I Never Walked Alone: The Autobiography of an American Singer

by Shirley Verrett & Christopher Brooks

An inspiring self-portrait of a world-renowned African American vocal artist

This is a fascinating account of a gifted woman's coming of age and rise to success at a time when black classical musicians faced...


All American: The Rise and Fall of Jim Thorpe

by Bill Crawford

"All American is riveting and grand-that rare pairing of exquisite writing and unassailable research. Crawford delivers you to an age when iconic titans like Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner marched across the planet,...