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Sherlock Holmes for Dummies

by Steven Doyle & David A. Crowder

Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and his author.

A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers for decades -- from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his unparalleled...


Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!

by Harry Harrison

Recollections of one of the grand masters of science fiction, on his storied career as a celebrated author and on his relationships with other luminaries in the field. This memoir is filled with all the humor...


Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts

by Robert M. Dowling

This extraordinary new biography fully captures the intimacies of Eugene O'Neill's tumultuous life and the profound impact of his work on American drama. Robert M. Dowling innovatively recounts O'Neill's life...


Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

by Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen first visited London from a chair in her suburban Philadelphia home—in one of her beloved childhood mystery novels. She has been back to London countless times since, through the pages of books...


Departures

by Paul Zweig & Adam Gopnik

Departures is Paul Zweig’s celebration of life and love. Zweig thought of himself as a sojourner, a contemporary Wandering Jew, a man with “a loose wire in his genes.” He led a number of distinct lives:...


In the Absence of Sun: A Korean American Woman's Promise to Reunite Three Lost Generations of Her Family

by Helie Lee

A breathtaking true story of a rescue mission undertaken by a young woman and her family in one of the most repressive countries in the world.

Helie Lee often had heard her grandmother speak of an uncle, lost...


Poets in Their Youth

by Eileen Simpson

In 1942, Eileen Simpson—then Eileen Mulligan—married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They...


Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love

by James Booth

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) is one of the most beloved poets in English. Yet after his death a largely negative image of the man himself took hold; he has been portrayed as a racist, a misogynist and a narcissist....


Louis Riel: Firebrand

by Sharon Stewart

Kilbourn vividly brings to life the rebel Canadian hero William Lyon Mackenzie: able political editor, first mayor of Toronto, and the gadfly of the House of Assembly.


Gabrielle Roy

by André Vanasse

In 1945, Roy's first novel, The Tin Flute, skyrocketed her to fame and earned her the prestigious Prix Femina award in France and the Governor General's Award in Canada.


Robertson Davies: Magician of Words

by Nicholas Maes

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than a half-century. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels (Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders), Davies...


Victor Serge: A Biography

by Susan Weissman

Revolutionary novelist, historian, anarchist, Bolshevik and dissident—Victor Serge is one of the most compelling figures of Soviet history. Set against some of the momentous events of the twentieth century,...


Radio Congo: Signals of Hope from Africa's Deadliest War

by Ben Rawlence

While poring over dust-caked pamphlets in the library, Ben Rawlence stumbles upon the photo of a lost city of colonial Congo--a glistening, modern metropolis built by huge tin mines and European capitalists....


Huxley: A Beginner's Guide

by Kieron O'Hara

Author of Brave New World and The Doors of Perception, and inventor of the term ‘psychedelic’, Aldous Huxley was a global trend-setter ahead of his time. In this new biography Kieron O’Hara explores the...


Ray Bradbury Unbound

by Jonathan R. Eller

The second volume of the authoritative biography


Palestinian Citizens of Israel: a Minority Searching for an Identity

by Laura Aletti

Habibi and Kashua: Nationality, Language, History and the Search for Identity. The Secret Life of Saeed, the ill-ated Pessoptimist: a Palestinian who Became a Citizen of Israel (1982) and Dancing Arabs (2004)....


Captain Medwin: Friend of Byron and Shelley

by Ernest J. Lovell

Here is the first biography of Thomas Medwin-literary adventurer, rascal, scholar, confidence man, successful fortune hunter, and bemused speculator on a grand scale in old Italian oil paintings. Poet, novelist,...


Milking the Moon

by Eugene Walter, George Plimpton & Katherine Clark

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD This sumptuous oral biography of Eugene Walter, the best-known man you've never heard of, is an eyewitness history of the heart of the last century-enlivened...


William Wells Brown: An African American Life

by Ezra Greenspan

A groundbreaking biography of the most pioneering and accomplished African-American writer of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel...


Stranger than Fiction

by Denise Robins

The autobiography of Denise Robins, the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1965, and available now for the first time in eBook. Apart from writing over two hundred novels which...