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Young Man with a Horn

by Dorothy Baker & Gary Giddins

Rick Martin loved music and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn’t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage, or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid....


The World As I Found It

by Bruce Duffy & David Leavitt

When Bruce Duffy’s The World As I Found It was first published more than twenty years ago, critics and readers were bowled over by its daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers...


Pedigree

by Georges Simenon, Robert Baldick & Luc Sante

Pedigree is Georges Simenon’s longest, most unlikely, and most adventurous novel, the book that is increasingly seen to lie at the heart of his outsize achievement as a chronicler of modern self and society....


We Think The World of You

by J.R. Ackerley & P.N. Furbank

We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as “a fairy tale for adults.” Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent,...


A Country Doctor's Notebook

by Mikhail Bulgakov & Michael Glenny

Part autobiography, part fiction, this early work by the author of The Master and Margarita shows a master at the dawn of his craft, and a nation divided by centuries of unequal progress.

In 1916 a 25-year-old,...


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...


Switched at Birth: The True Story of a Mother's Journey

by Kathryn Kennish & ABC Family

What would you do if you found out that the teenage daughter, who you had brought home from the hospital years ago, was switched at birth? Kathryn Kennish, the matriarch of an upper-class family, has her world...


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 released...


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...


A Packhorse Called Rachel

by Marcelle Kellermann

second; world; war; women; resistance; war; nazi; ardeche; maquis; french; france; agent ; french resistance; nazi; war; french; warfare; resistance; nazi germany; ss; second; auvergne; maquis; wartime memories;...


The Road Home

by Eliza Thomas

It occurred to Eliza Thomas when she hit her forties that home might be "someplace you made." A modest cabin in the woods of Vermont seemed like a good place to start. Thomas's funny, heartwarming experiences...


Day

by Elie Wiesel & Anne Borchardt

"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --The New York Times Book Review

The publication of Day restores Elie Wiesel's original title to the novel initially published in English...


Dawn

by Elie Wiesel & Frances Frenaye

“The author…has built knowledge into artistic fiction.”—The New York Times Book Review

 

Elisha is a young Jewish man, a Holocaust survivor, and an Israeli freedom fighter in British-controlled Palestine;...


More Stories from My Father's Court

by Isaac Bashevis Singer & Curt Leviant

A delightful sequel to a cherished autobiographical collection by the Nobel Laureate

In My Father's Court is one of Isaac Bashevis Singer's most affecting autobiographical works. The stories in it, published...


How Should a Person Be?

by Sheila Heti

A raw, startling, genre-defying novel of friendship, sex, and love in the new millennium—a compulsive read that's like "spending a day with your new best friend" (Bookforum)

Reeling from a failed marriage,...


When Women Were Birds

by Terry Tempest Williams

The beloved author of Refuge returns with a work that explodes and startles, illuminates and celebrates

Terry Tempest Williams’s mother told her: “I am leaving you all my journals, but you must promise me...