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Ryszard Kapuscinski
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Written by Artur Domoslawski
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844678587
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
A Life
Written by Artur Domoslawski


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
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Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, he was a dauntless investigator as well as a... Read more >
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Ryszard Kapuscinski
A Life
Written by Artur Domoslawski


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $22.95

Reporting from such varied locations as postcolonial Africa, revolutionary Iran, the military dictatorships of Latin America and Soviet Russia, the Polish journalist and writer Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski was one of the most influential eyewitness journalists of the twentieth century. During the Cold War, he was a dauntless investigator as well as a... Read more >
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Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford
Written by Selina Hastings
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ISBN: 9780307949462
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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
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Nancy Mitford’s life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on... Read more >
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Nancy Mitford
Nancy Mitford
Written by Selina Hastings
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ISBN: 9780307949479
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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $13.99

Nancy Mitford’s life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on... Read more >
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At Random
At Random
Written by Bennett Cerf, Introduction by Christopher Cerf
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307819994
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At Random
The Reminiscences of Bennett Cerf
Written by Bennett Cerf
Introduction by Christopher Cerf


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 20, 2012
Price: $11.99

“I’ve got the name for our publishing operation. We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side at random. Let’s call it Random House.” So recounts Bennett Cerf in this wonderfully amusing memoir of the making of a great publishing house. An incomparable raconteur, possessed of... Read more >
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Listen to the Echoes
The Ray Bradbury Interviews
Written by Ray Bradbury and Sam Weller
Foreword by Black Francis


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

A definitive collection of interviews with one of America's most famous writers, covering his life, faith, friends, politics, and visions of the future.

Ray Bradbury, the poetic and visionary author of such classics as Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and The Illustrated Man, is one of the most influential writers of the... Read more >
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Elected Friends

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


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.95

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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Too Brief a Treat
Too Brief a Treat
Written by Truman Capote, Edited by Gerald Clarke
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ISBN: 9780345803092
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Too Brief a Treat
The Letters of Truman Capote
Written by Truman Capote
Edited by Gerald Clarke


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $11.99

The private letters of Truman Capote, lovingly assembled here for the first time by acclaimed Capote biographer Gerald Clarke, provide an intimate, unvarnished portrait of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful and fascinating literary figures.
Capote was an inveterate letter writer. He wrote letters as he spoke: emphatically, spontaneously, and passionately...

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Poison Penmanship
The Gentle Art of Muckraking
Written by Jessica Mitford
Preface by Jane Smiley


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 9, 2012
Price: $15.95

Jessica Mitford was a member of one of England’s most legendary families (among her sisters were the novelist Nancy Mitford and the current Duchess of Devonshire) and one of the great muckraking journalists of modern times. Leaving England for America, she pursued a career as an investigative reporter and unrepentant gadfly... Read more >
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Against Wind and Tide
Against Wind and Tide
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh
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ISBN: 9780307907141
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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $14.99

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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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
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551997124
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Waiting for the Messiah

Written by Irving Layton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $12.99

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
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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
Price: $15.00

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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