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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307378880
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $27.95

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.” ...

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Black Sun
The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
Written by Geoffrey Wolff
Afterword by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 18, 2012
Price: $19.95

Includes an afterword by the author.

Harry Crosby was the godson of J. P. Morgan and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Living in Paris in the twenties and directing the Black Sun Press, which published James Joyce among others, Crosby was at the center of the wild life of the lost... Read more >
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Waiting for the Messiah
Waiting for the Messiah
Written by Irving Layton
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ISBN: 9781551997124
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Waiting for the Messiah

Written by Irving Layton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
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Enigmatic and explosive, Irving Layton was indisputably one of this country's most controversial literary figures. His flamboyant style and outspokenness won him friends and enemies. His visceral and lyrical poetry earned him reverence and international acclaim. In Waiting for the Messiah, first published in 1985, Layton writes openly about his life... Read more >
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Anything We Love Can Be Saved
Written by Alice Walker
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ISBN: 9780307816948
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved

Written by Alice Walker


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

In Anything We Love Can Be Saved, Alice Walker writes about her life as an activist, in a book rich in the belief that the world is saveable, if only we will act. Speaking from her heart on a wide range of topics--religion and the spirit, feminism and race, families and... Read more >
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Book of My Mother
Book of My Mother
Written by Albert Cohen, Translated by Bella Cohen
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ISBN: 9781935744337
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Book of My Mother

Written by Albert Cohen
Translated by Bella Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 180 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2012
Price: $15.00

Shortly after Albert Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis, he received news of his mother’s death in Marseille. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of moving pieces for La France libre, which later grew into Book of My Mother. Achingly honest, intimate, and moving, this... Read more >
Self-Consciousness
Self-Consciousness
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780812982961
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Self-Consciousness
Memoirs
Written by John Updike


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $16.00

John Updike’s memoirs consist of six Emersonian essays that together trace the inner shape of the life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. The author has attempted, his foreword states, “to treat this life, this massive datum which happens to be mine, as a specimen... Read more >
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Self-Consciousness
Self-Consciousness
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780679645801
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Self-Consciousness
Memoirs
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

John Updike’s memoirs consist of six Emersonian essays that together trace the inner shape of the life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. The author has attempted, his Foreword states, “to treat this life, this massive datum which happens to be mine, as a specimen... Read more >
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Nature and Walking

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.00

Together in one volume, Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walking, is writing that defines our distinctly American relationship to nature. Read more >
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Robert Cormier: Daring to Disturb the Universe
Robert Cormier: Daring to Disturb the Universe
Written by Patty Campbell
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ISBN: 9780307544353
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Robert Cormier: Daring to Disturb the Universe

Written by Patty Campbell


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 29, 2012
Price: $8.99

Beginning with the publication of The Chocolate War in 1974, and continuing throughout the entirety of his career, Robert Cormier dared to disturb the universe. The moment Jerry Renault refused to sell his first chocolate bar Robert Cormier began a life-long career that would push the boundaries of traditional young adult... Read more >
Simon
Simon
Written by Alexander Masters
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ISBN: 9780345532213
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Simon
The Genius in My Basement
Written by Alexander Masters


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $14.99

Alexander Masters tripped over his first book subject on a Cambridge sidewalk, and the result was the multi-award-winning bestseller Stuart: A Life Backwards. His second, he’s found under his floorboards.
 
One of the greatest mathematical prodigies of the twentieth century, Simon Norton stomps around Alexander’s basement in semidarkness, dodging between...

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Every Day by the Sun
Every Day by the Sun
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells
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ISBN: 9780307591050
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Every Day by the Sun
A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
Written by Dean Faulkner Wells


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.00

In Every Day by the Sun, Dean Faulkner Wells recounts the story of the Faulkners of Mississippi, whose legacy includes pioneers, noble and ignoble war veterans, three never-convicted mur­derers, the builder of the first railroad in north Mississippi, the founding president of a bank, an FBI agent, four pilots (all brothers)... Read more >
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The Life Of Margaret Laurence
The Life Of Margaret Laurence
Written by James King
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ISBN: 9780307367211
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The Life Of Margaret Laurence

Written by James King


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $13.99

The magnificent and long-awaited biography of the beloved writer who gave us the Manawaka novels, including The Diviners and The Stone Angel.


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Balzac's Omelette
A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore'de Balzac
Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $19.95

“Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are. ”This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein’s erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in Honoré de Balzac’s The Human Comedy... Read more >
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House of Prayer No. 2
House of Prayer No. 2
Written by Mark Richard
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ISBN: 9781400077779
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House of Prayer No. 2
A Writer's Journey Home
Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
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Crippled by deformed hips as a child, Mark Richard was told he would spend his adult life in a wheelchair. The son of an unpredictable, violent father and a mother who sought inner peace through scripture, Richard spent his bedridden childhood in the company of books. As a young man, he...

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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston
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ISBN: 9780307454591
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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: February 14, 2012
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In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral...

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George Sand
George Sand
Written by Belinda Jack
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ISBN: 9780307814661
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George Sand
A Woman's Life Writ Large
Written by Belinda Jack


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

A fascinating exploration of the life of George Sand--whose brilliant writing, radical politics, and unorthodox personality made her a legendary figure in her own time and forever after.

Born Aurore Dupin in 1804, Sand became France's best-selling writer, rivaled in her day only by Victor Hugo--yet she was known as much... Read more >
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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me
"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me
Written by Eva Gabrielsson, Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani, Translated by Linda Coverdale
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ISBN: 9781609804107
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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson. In "There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me, Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling their story, steeped in love and sharpened in the struggle for justice and human rights. She chooses to tell it in short, spare, lyrical chapters... Read more >
J. D. Salinger
J. D. Salinger
Written by Kenneth Slawenski
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ISBN: 9780812982596
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J. D. Salinger
A Life
Written by Kenneth Slawenski


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $17.00

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One of the most popular and mysterious figures in American literary history, the author of the classic Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger eluded fans and journalists for most of his life. Now he is the subject of this definitive biography, which is filled with new information and revelations...

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The Man Within My Head
The Man Within My Head
Written by Pico Iyer
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ISBN: 9780307957467
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The Man Within My Head

Written by Pico Iyer


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: January 3, 2012
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We all carry people inside our heads—actors, leaders, writers, people out of history or fiction, met or unmet, who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know.
 
In The Man Within My Head, Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with the... Read more >
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Q&A Shakespeare
... Off the Record
Written by Stanley Wells
Preface by Joseph Fiennes


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $6.99

Wordsmith. Poet. Genius.Shakespeare's iconic status as a poet and dramatist has come to represent what it means to be a genius, and his words have given us a means of expressing every emotion. Read more >
Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $15.95

One of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversationsincluding his last published interview.

During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut—which collects... Read more >
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Another Life
Another Life
Written by Michael Korda
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ISBN: 9780307808356
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Another Life
A Memoir of Other People
Written by Michael Korda


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

In his remarkable memoir, at once frank, audacious, canny, and revealing, Michael Korda, the author of Charmed Lives and Queenie, does for the world of books what Moss Hart did for the theater in Act One, and succeeds triumphantly in making publishing seem as exciting (and as full of great characters)... Read more >
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My Life as Author and Editor
My Life as Author and Editor
Written by H.L. Mencken
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ISBN: 9780307808882
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My Life as Author and Editor

Written by H.L. Mencken


Format: eBook, 484 pages
On Sale: December 21, 2011
Price: $13.99

H. L. Mencken stipulated that this memoir remain sealed in a vault for thirty-five years after his death. For good reason: My Life as Author and Editor is so telling and uproariously opinionated that is might have provoked a storm of libel suits. As he recounts his career as a critic... Read more >
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Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview
Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview
Written by Kurt Vonnegut
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ISBN: 9781612190907
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Kurt Vonnegut: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: December 16, 2011
Price: $15.95

One of the great American iconoclasts holds forth on politics, war, books and writers, and his personal life in a series of conversations, including his last published interview.

During his long career Kurt Vonnegut won international praise for his novels, plays, and essays. In this new anthology of conversations with Vonnegut—which... Read more >
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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
Written by Roberto Bolaņo, Translated by Sybil Perez, Introduction by Marcela Valdes
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ISBN: 9781612190952
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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
And Other Conversations
Written by Roberto Bolaņo
Translated by Sybil Perez
Introduction by Marcela Valdes


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.95

With the release of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives in 1998,journalist Monica Maristain discovered a writer “capable of befriending his readers.” After exchanging several letters with Bolaño, Maristain formed a friendship of her own, culminating in an extensive interview with the novelist about truth and consequences, an interview that turned out... Read more >
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