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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

(Available January 20, 2015)
Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure
Written by Artemis Cooper
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177808
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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

Written by Artemis Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
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Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colorful life took off when in 1934, at the age of eighteen, he decided to walk across Europe. In just over a year he had trekked through nine countries and taught himself three languages, and his enthusiasm and curiosity for every kind of experience made him equally... Read more >
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If It Die
If It Die
Written by Andre Gide
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ISBN: 9781101910443
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If It Die

Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of... Read more >
The Death of Santini
The Death of Santini
Written by Pat Conroy
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ISBN: 9780385343527
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The Death of Santini
The Story of a Father and His Son
Written by Pat Conroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.00

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Pat Conroy’s great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from... Read more >
James Baldwin: The Last Interview
and other Conversations
Written by James Baldwin
Contribution by Quincy Troupe


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin

“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of... Read more >
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James Baldwin: The Last Interview
James Baldwin: The Last Interview
Written by James Baldwin, Contribution by Quincy Troupe
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ISBN: 9781612194004
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James Baldwin: The Last Interview
and other Conversations
Written by James Baldwin
Contribution by Quincy Troupe


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin

“I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of... Read more >
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Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller
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ISBN: 9781612194219
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Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview
And other Conversations
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

Ray Bradbury was long the most influential sci-fi writer in the world, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and The Illustrated Man

But he also lived a fascinating life outside the parameters of sci-fi, and was a masterful raconteur of his own story, as... Read more >
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Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview
And other Conversations
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $15.95

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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by J. Michael Lennon
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ISBN: 9780812986099
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by J. Michael Lennon


Format: eBook, 896 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.99

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time
 
Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific—or more exposed—than in his letters. All... Read more >
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Selected Letters of Norman Mailer
Written by Norman Mailer, Edited by J. Michael Lennon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400066230
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Selected Letters of Norman Mailer

Written by Norman Mailer
Edited by J. Michael Lennon


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $40.00

A genuine literary event—an illuminating collection of correspondence from one of the most acclaimed American writers of all time
 
Over the course of a nearly sixty-year career, Norman Mailer wrote more than 30 novels, essay collections, and nonfiction books. Yet nowhere was he more prolific—or more exposed—than in his letters. All... Read more >
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The World of Raymond Chandler
The World of Raymond Chandler
Written by Raymond Chandler
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ISBN: 9780385352376
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The World of Raymond Chandler
In His Own Words
Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $13.99

 Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The...

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The World of Raymond Chandler
The World of Raymond Chandler
Written by Raymond Chandler
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ISBN: 9780385352369
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The World of Raymond Chandler
In His Own Words
Written by Raymond Chandler


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $27.95

 Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The...

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Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald
Written by Hermione Lee
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385352345
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Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $35.00

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer whose career didn't begin until... Read more >
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Penelope Fitzgerald
Penelope Fitzgerald
Written by Hermione Lee
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ISBN: 9780385352352
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Penelope Fitzgerald
A Life
Written by Hermione Lee


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $17.99

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW’ S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer whose career didn't begin until... Read more >
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Dreadful
Dreadful
Written by David Margolick
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ISBN: 9781590517130
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Dreadful
The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Written by David Margolick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $17.95

American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor... Read more >
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Written by Jill Lepore, Read by Jill Lepore
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780553551341
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore
Read by Jill Lepore


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $20.00

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more >
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Written by Jill Lepore
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more >
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
The Secret History of Wonder Woman
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780385354042
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The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $29.95

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism

Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero... Read more >
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Living to Tell the Tale
Living to Tell the Tale
Written by Gabriel García Márquez, Translated by Edith Grossman
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ISBN: 9781101911150
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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $12.99

AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!

No writer of his time exerted the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. In this long-awaited autobiography, the great Nobel laureate tells the story of his life from his birth in1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result... Read more >
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Vivir para contarla
Vivir para contarla
Written by Gabriel García Márquez
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ISBN: 9781101911068
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Vivir para contarla

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2014
Price: $12.99

¡Disponible por primera vez en eBook!

Pocos libros han despertado tanta expectación en todo el mundo como la autobiografía de Gabriel García Márquez, autor de Cien años de soledad y ganador del Premio Nobel de Literatura. En sus memorias, García Márquez nos habla de su infancia y primera juventud en Colombia, ofreciéndonos una crónica... Read more >
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Soledad & Compañía
Soledad & Compañía
Written by Silvana Paternostro
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ISBN: 9780307951410
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Soledad & Compañía
Un retrato a voces de Gabriel García Márquez
Written by Silvana Paternostro


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $16.95

Este libro es un boleto de entrada para una fiesta en la que todos hablan, todos gritan, todos opinan, se contradicen y hasta dicen mentiras. Bienvenidos.
 
Soledad & Compañía es un retrato humano, fresco e irreverente de Gabriel García Márquez donde se entretejen las voces de sus amigos, sus... Read more >
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Soledad & Compañía
Soledad & Compañía
Written by Silvana Paternostro
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ISBN: 9780307951427
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Soledad & Compañía
Un retrato a voces de Gabriel García Márquez
Written by Silvana Paternostro


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $9.99

Este libro es un boleto de entrada para una fiesta en la que todos hablan, todos gritan, todos opinan, se contradicen y hasta dicen mentiras. Bienvenidos.
 
Soledad & Compañía es un retrato humano, fresco e irreverente de Gabriel García Márquez donde se entretejen las voces de sus amigos, sus... Read more >
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Little Failure
Little Failure
Written by Gary Shteyngart
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Little Failure
A Memoir
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • NPR • The Atlantic...

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Bolano
Bolano
Written by Monica Maristain
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ISBN: 9781612193472
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Bolano
A Biography in Conversations
Written by Monica Maristain


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95

"A major contribution..."—Los Angeles Tmes

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 were bestsellers in the U.S. Written by a noted magazine writer who knew
and interviewed Bolaño.

How to know the man behind works of fiction so prone to extravagance? In the first biography of Chilean... Read more >
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Bolano
A Biography in Conversations
Written by Monica Maristain


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95

"A major contribution..."—Los Angeles Tmes

The first biography of Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, whose Savage Detectives and 2666 were bestsellers in the U.S. Written by a noted magazine writer who knew
and interviewed Bolaño.

How to know the man behind works of fiction so prone to extravagance? In the first biography of Chilean... Read more >
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A Slip of the Keyboard
A Slip of the Keyboard
Written by Terry Pratchett, Foreword by Neil Gaiman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385538305
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A Slip of the Keyboard
Collected Nonfiction
Written by Terry Pratchett
Foreword by Neil Gaiman


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $26.95

Terry Pratchett has won the hearts and minds of readers around the globe with his bestselling Discworld series of novels. But what his many fans may not realize is that he has been writing nonfiction throughout his career. Some of it relates to Discworld, of course, but much of it—especially in recent... Read more >
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