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Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future

by Jason Epstein

"An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace."-Washington Post Book World Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century....


Smashed in the USSR: Fear, Loathing and Vodka on the Steppes

by Caroline Walton & Ivan Petrov

For forty years Ivan Petrov careered, stumbled, staggered and rampaged all over the vast Soviet empire. Homeless (an illegal condition in the communist utopia), in and out of prison camps, almost always drunk,...


Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited

by Vladimir Nabokov

Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his...


Inside Dickens' London

by Michael Paterson

This is a fascinating, evocative account of 19th-century London, so well known from Charles Dickens' much-loved novels. It draws on descriptions of life in the capital from original letters, diaries and newspapers,...


Dani's Story: A Journey from Neglect to Love

by Diane Lierow, Bernie Lierow & Kay West

The story that captivated a nation?how a horribly neglected little girl was rescued by her loving adoptive parents

In July 2005, a six-year-old girl named Danielle was removed from her Florida home after authorities...


The Concord Quartet: Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Friendship That Freed the American Mind

by Samuel A. Schreiner

"We will walk on our own feet;

we will work with our own hands;

we will speak our own minds."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar," 1837

From the start of transcendentalism and America's intellectual...


Paradise Road: Jack Kerouac's Lost Highway and My Search for America

by Jay Atkinson

Noted writer Jay Atkinson recreates Jack Kerouac's legendary On the Road journeys in contemporary North America

Jack Kerouac's iconic 1950s novel On the Road is a Beat Generation classic, chronicling the adventures...


The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir

by Domingo Martinez

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980's, as each member of the family desperately...


Jane Austen's Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman

by Lori Smith

Jane Austen has become our patron saint of romance, our goddess of happy endings. Her name is synonymous with romantic sighs, period costumes, and the ideal of what love should be. But if she could give us advice...


You Saved Me, Too: What a Holocaust Survivor Taught Me about Living, Dying, Fighting, Loving, and Swearing in Yiddish

by Susan Kushner Resnick & Martell Agency

Aron Lieb approached Sue Resnick at a Jewish Community Center fifteen years ago and found a companion and soul mate who was steadfastly by his side for the rest of his life. You Saved Me, Too is the incredible...


Everyday Gourmet: A Memoir

by James Doig & Bonnie Clark

YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR FIRST TIME...as gourmand and gourmet author William Maltese proves in this charming memoir, wherein he reminiscences about his first-time encounters with thirty of his favorite menu...


Charles Bukowski, Outsider Literature, and the Beat Movement

by Paul Clements

This book uses cultural and psycho-social analysis to examine the beat writer Charles Bukowski and his literature, focusing on representations of the anti-hero rebel and outsider. Clements considers the complexities,...


The Doctor and the Detective

by Martin Booth

This entertaining, smart biography of Arthur Conan Doyle presents a modern day interpretation of the man who, contrary to his best efforts, will always be known as the creator of the great detective, Sherlock...


My Father is a Book: A Memoir of Bernard Malamud

by Janna Malamud Smith

Bernard Malamud was one of the most accomplished American novelists of the postwar years. From the Pulitzer Prize winner The Fixer as well as The Assistant, named one of the best "100 All-Time Novels" by Time...


The Story of J.M.B

by Denis Mackail

The authorized biography of Sir James Barrie, Bart, O. M. (1860�1937) playwright and novelist. Best known as the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland, educated at Edinburgh University...


Dan Brown: The Unauthorized Biography

by Lisa Rogak

The Revealing Story of Dan Brown, the Man Who Outsold the Bible  

The Da Vinci Code made Dan Brown one of the most popular authors in history. Yet he’s also one of the most secretive, rarely granting interviews...


Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and the Woman Who Almost Tamed Him

by Resa Willis

Olivia Langdon Clemens was not only the love of Mark Twain's life and the mother of his children, she was also his editor, muse, critic and trusted advisor. She read his letters and speeches. He relied on her...


J. D. Salinger: A Life

by Kenneth Slawenski

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life....


A Guide to Middle Earth: Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings

by Colin Duriez

An illuminating guide to Middle-earth and the man who created it.


Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World

by Claudia Roth Pierpont

With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary...