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Street to Street

by Brian Castro

Street to Street is one of Brian Castro's best books yet, a comic-tragic enactment of the anxieties of the writing life, in which the early twentieth-century Sydney poet Christopher Brennan plays a major role....


A History of Books

by Gerald Murnane

This new work by Gerald Murnane is a fictionalised autobiography told in thirty sections, each of which begins with the memory of a book that has left an image on the writer's mind. The titles aren't given but...


Waiting at the Gate

by Jason Foster Robyn Caughlan

At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a 'holiday' and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to return but...


Goodbye to the Hill

by Lee Dunne

This is a rich novel, narrated by young Paddy Maguire, of his life growing into young adulthood in a Dublin slum of the late 1930s and 40s Ireland. Consider it a Dublin version of The Catcher in the Rye with...


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...


The Winged Seed: A Remembrance

by Li-Young Lee

A reissue of acclaimed poet Li-Young Lee's heart-wrenching memoir, with a new foreword by the author and never-before-seen photos.


Darker Side of the Sun

by Nina S. Wornham

Synopsis:

Stephanie could never have imagined the nightmare that lay ahead when she agrees to leave England and move to Australia with her Australian husband.

Unaware of his double life and the secret plans...


On the Edge of A Dream: Magic and Madness in Bali

by Michael Wiese

Michael Wiese shares his story of adventure on the magical island of Bali


All Blood Runs Red: Life and Legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard - First Black American Military Aviator

by Henry Scott Harris

Life and legends of Eugene Jacques Bullard, the first black American military aviator... from his childhood to WWI hero, 47 chapters of his life from the time he ran away from home, alone at the age of eight...


Once Upon a Coin

by Aditi Bhardwaj

Coin Story is all about life, its variations and spontaneity. It begins with the dramatic birth of the coin and leads to its childhood, adolescence, middle age, to its old age and finally to the end. Like every...


The Sixth Wife: The Story of Katherine Parr

The Tudor Saga #7

by Jean Plaidy

Dangerous court intrigue and affairs of the heart collide as renowned novelist Jean Plaidy tells the story of Katherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s six queens.

Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard,...


Cleopatra's Daughter: A Novel

by Michelle Moran

The marriage of Marc Antony and Cleopatra is one of the greatest love stories of all time, a tale of unbridled passion with earth-shaking political consequences. Feared and hunted by the powers in Rome, the...


An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History

by Cynthia Zarin

An Enlarged Heart, the exquisitely written prose debut from prize-winning poet Cynthia Zarin, is a poignantly understated exploration of the author’s experiences with love, work, and the surprise of time’s...


Far Above Rubies

by Anne-Marie Vukelic

Married to one of the most famous writers of the Victorian era, the life of Catherine Dickens is explored in an intriguing biographical novel "So if I was on the edge of reason, who was to blame? I for not...


That Smell and Notes from Prison

by Sonallah Ibrahim & Robyn Creswell

That Smell is Sonallah Ibrahim’s modernist masterpiece and one of the most influential Arabic novels. Composed in the wake of a five-year prison sentence, the semi-autobiographical story follows a recently...


The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

A sequel to Daniel Defoe's legendary Robinson Crusoe story of his adventures and survival on a remote tropical island. In this volume we follow Crusoe's return to his island, his voyages to Brazil, Southeast...


The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

Set on a tropical island where Robinson Crusoe found himself after a terrible storm at sea, we follow his life and adventures far away from civilization. A novel which has inspired countless imitations and adaptations,...


Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventurous Education, 1935-46

by Jack Kerouac

Originally subtitled "An Adventurous Education, 1935-1946," Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz. With the...


Nancy: Her struggle To Maintain Dignity in the face of Adversity

by William Kenneth Jones

This story should appeal to all those who tried to do what they thought was right. It tells of one such effort made by a person named Nancy - the main character of the story. We first meet her in 1909, when...