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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Letters to and from the Children's Poet
Written by Sydelle Pearl


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $11.99

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And on the classroom wall you'd probably see his portrait looking down benignly on you and your classmates. Longfellow... Read more >
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In the House of the Interpreter
In the House of the Interpreter
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907691
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In the House of the Interpreter
A Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $25.95

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War.
 
In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author’s life and times at boarding... Read more >
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In the House of the Interpreter
In the House of the Interpreter
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907707
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In the House of the Interpreter
A Memoir
Written by Ngugi wa'Thiong'o


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $13.99

With black-and-white illustrations throughout

World-renowned Kenyan novelist, poet, playwright, and literary critic Ng˜ug˜ý wa Thiong’o gives us the second volume of his memoirs in the wake of his critically acclaimed Dreams in a Time of War.
 
In the House of the Interpreter richly and poignantly evokes the author’s life and times at boarding... Read more >
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Monsieur Proust's Library
Monsieur Proust's Library
Written by Anka Muhlstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590515662
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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $19.95

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary...

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Monsieur Proust's Library

Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $16.99

Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometimes seems he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary... Read more >
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My Father and Myself

Written by J.R. Ackerley
Introduction by W. H. Auden


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $15.95

When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own—this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded... Read more >
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Black Fire
Black Fire
Written by Robert Graysmith
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307720580
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Black Fire
The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco
Written by Robert Graysmith


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

The first biography of the little-known real-life Tom Sawyer (a friend of Mark Twain during his brief tenure as a California newspaper reporter), told through a harrowing account of Sawyer's involvement in the hunt for a serial arsonist who terrorized mid-nineteenth century San Francisco.

When 28-year-old San Francisco Daily Morning Call reporter...

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Elsewhere
Elsewhere
Written by Richard Russo
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307959546
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Elsewhere
A memoir
Written by Richard Russo


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.

Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that...

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Elsewhere
Elsewhere
Written by Richard Russo, Read by Richard Russo
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ISBN: 9780449012529
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Elsewhere
A memoir
Written by Richard Russo
Read by Richard Russo


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $17.50

After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.

Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that...

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Written by Claire Tomalin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345803979
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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $16.00

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while effacing Nelly... Read more >
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Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut
Written by Kurt Vonnegut, Edited by Dan Wakefield
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345535399
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Kurt Vonnegut
Letters
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
Edited by Dan Wakefield


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Newsweek/The Daily Beast • The Huffington Post • Kansas City Star • Time Out New York • Kirkus Reviews

This extraordinary collection of personal correspondence has all the hallmarks of Kurt Vonnegut’s fiction. Written over a sixty-year period, these letters, the vast majority... Read more >
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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Dear Mr. Longfellow
Written by Sydelle Pearl
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616146382
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Dear Mr. Longfellow
Letters to and from the Children's Poet
Written by Sydelle Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 233 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2012
Price: $18.00

If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught you to memorize lines from "The Village Blacksmith" by renowned poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. And on the classroom wall you'd probably see his portrait looking down benignly on you and your classmates. Longfellow... Read more >
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South to a Very Old Place
South to a Very Old Place
Written by Albert Murray
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828613
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South to a Very Old Place

Written by Albert Murray


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s in South to a Very Old Place. Intermingling remembrances of youth with engaging conversation, African-American folklore, and astute cultural criticism, it is at once an intimate personal journey and an... Read more >
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The Struggle with the Daemon
The Struggle with the Daemon
Written by Stefan Zweig, Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781906548865
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The Struggle with the Daemon
Hölderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche
Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $18.95

The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Ho¨lderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche – powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of... Read more >
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Edith Wharton at Home
Edith Wharton at Home
Written by Richard Guy Wilson, Photographed by John Arthur, Introduction by Pauline C. Metcalf
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933285
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Edith Wharton at Home
Life at the Mount
Written by Richard Guy Wilson
Photographed by John Arthur
Introduction by Pauline C. Metcalf


Format: Hardcover, 188 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $45.00

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s country place in the Berkshires, is truly an autobiographical house. There Wharton wrote some of her best-known and successful novels, including Ethan Frome and House of Mirth. The house itself, completed in 1902, embodies principles set forth in Wharton's famous book The Decoration of Houses, and the... Read more >
The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman
Written by Claire Tomalin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307822390
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The Invisible Woman
The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens
Written by Claire Tomalin


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $9.99

Charles Dickens and Nelly Ternan met in 1857; she was 18, a hard-working actress performing in his production of The Frozen Deep, and he was 45, the most lionized writer in England. Out of their meeting came a love affair that lasted thirteen years and destroyed Dickens’s marriage while effacing Nelly... Read more >
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Elected Friends
Elected Friends
Afterword by Christopher Ricks, Edited by Matthew Spencer, Foreword by Michael Hoffman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590515969
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Elected Friends

Afterword by Christopher Ricks
Edited by Matthew Spencer
Foreword by Michael Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $17.00

Robert Frost and Edward Thomas met in a bookshop in London in 1913. During the next four years, the two writers—Frost, an unknown poet who had sold his farm in New Hampshire in order to take his family to England for one last gamble on poetry and Thomas, a sad literary... Read more >
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The Snows of Yesteryear

Written by Gregor Von Rezzori
Translated by H. F. Broch De Rothermann
Introduction by John Banville


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 15, 2012
Price: $16.95

Gregor von Rezzori was born in Czernowitz, a onetime provincial capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that was later to be absorbed successively into Romania, the USSR, and the Ukraine—a town that was everywhere and nowhere, with a population of astonishing diversity. Growing up after World War I and the collapse of... Read more >
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Bellow
Bellow
Written by James Atlas
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307828330
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Bellow
A Biography
Written by James Atlas


Format: eBook, 32 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $2.99

With this masterly and original work, Bellow: A Biography, National Book Award nominee James Atlas gives the first definitive account of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s turbulent personal and professional life, as it unfolded against the background of twentieth-century events—the Depression, World War II, the upheavals of the sixties—and amid all the... Read more >
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345803245
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow
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ISBN: 9780345803238
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.00

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World
Written by Simon Callow, Read by Simon Callow
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780385360197
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Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World

Written by Simon Callow
Read by Simon Callow


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $22.50

Acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language, Charles Dickens, in this lively, colorful biography.
 
Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and... Read more >
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Hemingway's Boat
Hemingway's Boat
Written by Paul Hendrickson
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ISBN: 9781400075355
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Hemingway's Boat
Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95

From National Book Critics Circle Award winner Paul Hendrickson, a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived
and understood.

Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961—from Hemingway’s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until...

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The Struggle with the Daemon
Hölderlin, Kleist and Nietzsche
Written by Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul and Eden Paul


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $9.99

The Struggle with the Daemon is a brilliant analysis of the European psyche by the great novelist and biographer Stefan Zweig. Zweig studies three giants of German literature and thought: Friedrich Ho¨lderlin, Heinrich von Kleist and Friedrich Nietzsche – powerful minds whose ideas were at odds with the scientific positivism of... Read more >
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Walter Benjamin

Written by Gershom Scholem
Translated by Harry Zohn
Introduction by Lee Sigel


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Price: $19.95

Gershom Scholem is celebrated as the twentieth century’s most profound student of the Jewish mystical tradition; Walter Benjamin, as a master thinker whose extraordinary essays mix the revolutionary, the revelatory, and the esoteric. Scholem was a precocious teenager when he met Benjamin, who became his close friend and intellectual mentor. His... Read more >
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