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No Fretful Sleeper: A Life of Bill Pearson

by Paul Millar

Outlining the career of one of New Zealand’s most distinguished fiction writers and sharpest critics, this fascinating narrative details the life and work of Bill Pearson. Beginning with his difficult childhood...


H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life

by Michael Sherborne

An unlikely lothario, one of the most successful writers of his time, a figure at the heart of the age's political and artistic debates—H. G. Wells' life is a great story in its own right When H. G. Wells...


A Lot to Ask: A Life of Barbara Pym (Bello)

by Hazel Holt

Barbara Pym is a writer of whom it may be truly said that her life is reflected in her work. This definitive biography puts Barbara in her setting and relates her life to the age and the world in which she lived....


D.H. Lawrence: A Biography

by Jeffrey Meyers

This examination of the life and work of writer Lawrence by prolific biographer Meyers looks at Lawrence's tempestuous marriage and the intersections between his fiction (Lady Chatterly's Lover, Women in Love,...


Charles Dickens: A Life

by Jane Smiley

With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley naturally finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics...


Walt Whitman

by Justin Kaplan

Whitman's genius, passions, poetry, and androgynous sensibility entwined to create an exuberant life amid the turbulent American mid-nineteenth century. In vivid detail, Kaplan examines the mysterious selves...


Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore

by Lance Parkin

For over three decades comics fans and creators have regarded Alan Moore as a titan of the form. With works such as V for Vendetta, Watchmen and From Hell, he has repeatedly staked out new territory, attracting...


Dance of the Peacocks: New Zealanders in Exile in the Time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung

by James McNeish

The true story of five talented young men in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao Tse-Tung.'Altogether they knew five wars, three revolutions and - in the case of Ian Milner, accused in the Cold War of being...


El Paso Days

by Elroy Bode & Robert Bonazzi

The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author’s...


The Ethics of Exile: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown and J..M.. Coetzee: Colonialism in the Fictions of Charles Brockden Brown a

Primo Levi: The Matter of a Life

by Berel Lang & Ariella Lang

In 1943, twenty-four-year-old Primo Levi had just begun a career in chemistry when, after joining a partisan group, he was captured by the Italian Fascist Militia and deported to Auschwitz. Of the 650 Italian...


I.Asimov: A Memoir

by Isaac Asimov

Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects...


Hoop Crazy: The Lives of Clair Bee and Chip Hilton

by Dennis Gildea

A winning coach and his fictional creation


Edmund Wilson: A Biography

by Jeffrey Meyers

This comprehensive biography of prolific critic, essayist, historian and novelist Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) posits, quite successfully that the subject lived a life as romantic and chaotic as his friend F. Scott...


Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet

by Mutlu Konuk Blasing

An authoritative biography of Turkey's most important and most popular poet. Nâzim Hikmet (1902–1963), Turkey’s best-loved poet and a commanding presence in its public life, lived through a turbulent era—the...


Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

by Lisa Sornberger & John Sornberger

"Joni Mitchell is one of the greatest songwriters of the late 20th century. For over forty years her powerful lyrics have compelled listeners to dig deeper. This one of a kind collection finally allows even...


100 Voices: An Oral History of Ayn Rand

by Scott McConnell

An extensive collection of never-before-published interviews reflecting on Ayn Rand's life and character.

Drawing on 100 never-before-published interviews, Scott McConnell presents a unique portrait of a larger-than-life...


Hurdles: When Cancer Strikes a Family

by Ph.D, Michael G. Kesler

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Hurdles presents true episodes in the lives of my wife, a pediatrician; myself-the author-a chemical engineer; and of our four young children. Having survived World War II, we arrive in this country...


Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire

by John Bayley

A timeless work that will bring healing to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. John Bayley began writing Iris and Her Friends, a companion to the New York Times bestseller Elegy for Iris, late at night...


Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

by A. Scott Berg

The National Book Award winner from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, A. Scott Berg. 

The talents he nurtured as an editor were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and...