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E. E. Cummings

(Available April 28, 2015)
E. E. Cummings
Written by Susan Cheever
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101910481
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E. E. Cummings
A Life
Written by Susan Cheever


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $16.95

One of the Best Books of the Year: The Economist, San Francisco Chronicle

Cummings, in his radical experimentation with form, punctuation, spelling, and syntax, created a new kind of poetic expression. Because of his powerful work, he became a generation’s beloved heretic—at the time of his death he was one of...

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Jerusalem!

(Available April 28, 2015)
Jerusalem!
Written by Tobias Churton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781780287508
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Jerusalem!
The Real Life of William Blake
Written by Tobias Churton


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $29.95

Delving into the spiritual side of one the Romantic period's most renowned artists and poets, this biography explores for the first time the deeper meanings and enlightened thoughts that sit at the heart of Blake's trademark symbolism.

It's hard to believe that Blake was largely unrecognized in his own time, today... Read more >
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Jerusalem!
The Real Life of William Blake
Written by Tobias Churton


Format: eBook0
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $14.95

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Man in Profile

(Available April 28, 2015)
Man in Profile
Written by Thomas Kunkel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375508905
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Man in Profile
Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker
Written by Thomas Kunkel


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $30.00

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s greatest disappearing acts.
 
Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from... Read more >
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Man in Profile
Joseph Mitchell of The New Yorker
Written by Thomas Kunkel


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $14.99

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer—author of Joe Gould’s Secret and Up in the Old Hotel—and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history’s greatest disappearing acts.
 
Born and raised in North Carolina, Joseph Mitchell was Southern to the core. But from... Read more >
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Romantic Outlaws

(Available April 28, 2015)
Romantic Outlaws
Written by Charlotte Gordon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068425
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Romantic Outlaws
The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
Written by Charlotte Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $30.00

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives in one book—until now. In Romantic Outlaws, Charlotte Gordon reunites the trailblazing author... Read more >
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Romantic Outlaws
The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley
Written by Charlotte Gordon


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $14.99

This groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives in one book—until now. In Romantic Outlaws, Charlotte Gordon reunites the trailblazing author... Read more >
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The Zhivago Affair

(Available April 28, 2015)
The Zhivago Affair
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345803191
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The Zhivago Affair
The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book
Written by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2015
Price: $16.95

The Zhivago Affair is the dramatic, never-before-told story—drawing on newly declassified files—of how a forbidden book became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West.

In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout went to a village outside Moscow to visit Russia’s greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left...

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James Merrill

(Available April 14, 2015)
James Merrill
Written by Langdon Hammer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375413339
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James Merrill
Life and Art
Written by Langdon Hammer


Format: Hardcover, 944 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $40.00

Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (1926–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature. Merrill was born to high privilege and high expectations as the son of Charles Merrill, the charismatic cofounder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and... Read more >
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James Merrill
Life and Art
Written by Langdon Hammer


Format: eBook, 944 pages
On Sale: April 14, 2015
Price: $19.99

Langdon Hammer has given us the first biography of the poet James Merrill (1926–95), whose life is surely one of the most fascinating in American literature. Merrill was born to high privilege and high expectations as the son of Charles Merrill, the charismatic cofounder of the brokerage firm Merrill Lynch, and... Read more >
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Ordinary Light
Ordinary Light
Written by Tracy K. Smith
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307962669
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Ordinary Light
A memoir
Written by Tracy K. Smith


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $25.95

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.

The youngest of five...

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Ordinary Light
Ordinary Light
Written by Tracy K. Smith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307962676
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Ordinary Light
A memoir
Written by Tracy K. Smith


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $12.99

From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” (The New York Times Book Review): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter.

The youngest of five...

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Under Magnolia
Under Magnolia
Written by Frances Mayes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307885920
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Under Magnolia
A Southern Memoir
Written by Frances Mayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2015
Price: $15.00

A lyrical and evocative memoir from Frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life.


The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits...

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Notes from a Dead House
Notes from a Dead House
Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307959591
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Notes from a Dead House

Written by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2015
Price: $26.95

From the acclaimed translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky comes a new translation of the first great prison memoir: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s fictionalized account of his life-changing penal servitude in Siberia.

In 1849 Dostoevsky was sentenced to four years at hard labor in a Siberian prison camp for his participation in a...

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Leap
Leap
Written by Terry Tempest Williams
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101912423
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Leap

Written by Terry Tempest Williams


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 18, 2015
Price: $13.99

With Leap, Terry Tempest Williams, award-winning author of Refuge, offers a sustained meditation on passion, faith, and creativity-based upon her transcendental encounter with Hieronymus Bosch's medieval masterpiece The Garden of Delights

Williams examines this vibrant landscape with unprecedented acuity, recognizing parallels between the artist's prophetic vision and her own personal experiences as a Mormon and a... Read more >
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Stations of the Heart
Stations of the Heart
Written by Richard Lischer
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ISBN: 9781101910474
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Stations of the Heart
Parting with a Son
Written by Richard Lischer


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2015
Price: $16.00

Stations of the Heart is a father’s heartbreaking and hopeful story about his beloved son, in which a young man teaches his family “a new way to die” with wit, candor, and grace.

As the book opens, Richard Lischer’s son, Adam, calls to tell his father, a professor of divinity at Duke...

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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers
Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers
Written by Edward Mendelson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590177761
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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers

Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2015
Price: $21.95

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson’s view, writes in response to an idea of...

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Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers

Written by Edward Mendelson


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2015
Price: $21.95

A deeply considered and provocative new look at major American writers—including Saul Bellow, Norman Mailer, and W.H. Auden—Edward Mendelson’s Moral Agents is also a work of critical biography in the great tradition of Plutarch, Samuel Johnson, and Emerson. Any important writer, in Mendelson’s view, writes in response to an idea of...

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
Written by Kevin Brockmeier
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ISBN: 9780804169899
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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Memoir of Seventh Grade
Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $15.00

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been—the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes—but someone else altogether.
 
Over the course of one school year—seventh grade—he sets out in...

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Follies of God
Follies of God
Written by James Grissom
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307265692
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Follies of God
Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
Written by James Grissom


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $30.00

An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does...

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Follies of God
Follies of God
Written by James Grissom
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ISBN: 9781101874653
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Follies of God
Tennessee Williams and the Women of the Fog
Written by James Grissom


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $14.99

An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does...

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The Noble Hustle
The Noble Hustle
Written by Colson Whitehead
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ISBN: 9780345804334
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The Noble Hustle
Poker, Beef Jerky and Death
Written by Colson Whitehead


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $15.00

An NPR Best Book of the Year

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave bestselling novelist Colson Whitehead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. It was the assignment of a lifetime, except for one hitch—he’d never played in a casino tournament before. With just six weeks to train...

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The Uneasy Chair
The Uneasy Chair
Written by Wallace Stegner
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ISBN: 9781101911693
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The Uneasy Chair
A Biography of Bernard DeVoto
Written by Wallace Stegner


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2015
Price: $9.99

Bernard DeVoto was a wild intellectual from the Rocky Mountains, a rebel, iconoclast, and idealist who fled his stifling small town for the intellectual freedom and community of Harvard. While he settled eastward in his career as a novelist, professor, editor, historian, and critic, he continued to love, to a point of... Read more >
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes, Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro
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ISBN: 9780385353564
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel
Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $18.99

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its...

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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Selected Letters of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes, Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375413797
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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad, David Roessel and Christa Fratantoro


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2015
Price: $35.00

This is the first comprehensive selection from the correspondence of the iconic and beloved Langston Hughes. It offers a life in letters that showcases his many struggles as well as his memorable achievements. Arranged by decade and linked by expert commentary, the volume guides us through Hughes’s journey in all its...

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