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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

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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
Price: $11.99

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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My Dog Tulip

Written by J.R. Ackerley
Introduction by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $14.00

The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came into possession of a German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the “ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain... Read more >
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
Written by Thomas Bernhard
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ISBN: 9781400077625
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Gathering Evidence & My Prizes
A Memoir
Written by Thomas Bernhard


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $16.95

Written with a dark pain and drama that recalls the novels of Dickens, Gathering Evidence is a powerful and compelling memoir of youth by one of the twentieth century’s most gifted writers.
 
Born in 1931, the illegitimate child of an abandoned mother, Thomas Bernhard was brought up by an eccentric grandmother... Read more >
Reading Jackie
Reading Jackie
Written by William Kuhn
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ISBN: 9780307744654
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Reading Jackie
Her Autobiography in Books
Written by William Kuhn


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.95

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis never wrote a memoir, but she told her life story and revealed herself in intimate ways through the nearly 100 books she brought into print as an editor at Viking and Doubleday during the last two decades of her life. Many Americans regarded Jackie as the paragon of...

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Three Lives
A Biography of Stefan Zweig
Written by Oliver Matuschek
Translated by Allan Blunden


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $9.99

Drawing on a great wealth of newly available sources, this definitive biography recounts the eventful life of a great writer spoilt by success-a life lived in the shadow of two world wars, and which ended tragically in a suicide pact.
Matuschek examines three major phases in the life of the... Read more >
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Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
Written by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, Introduction by Robert D. Loomis
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ISBN: 9781588361356
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Dear Donald, Dear Bennett
The War Time Letters of Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer
Written by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer
Introduction by Robert D. Loomis


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

Donald Klopfer and Bennett Cerf had been partners in Random House for seventeen years, but Donald decided that he had to become a part of an even greater endeavor—the defeat of Nazi Germany. Not long after Pearl Harbor, Donald, who was then forty years old, took a leave from Random House... Read more >
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The Shakespeare Wars
The Shakespeare Wars
Written by Ron Rosenbaum
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ISBN: 9780307807922
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The Shakespeare Wars
Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups
Written by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

“[Ron Rosenbaum] is one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.”
–David Remnick

In The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood... Read more >
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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

Written by W.H. Davies
Preface by George Bernard Shaw


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

A vagrant de Tocqueville gives an eloquent, dry-eyed report of his tramping adventures in the violent underworld of late 19th century America and Britain

An untutored Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by the conservative Georgians and the vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W. H. Davies surprised his contemporaries with the... Read more >
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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp
Written by W.H. Davies, Preface by George Bernard Shaw
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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

Written by W.H. Davies
Preface by George Bernard Shaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

A vagrant de Tocqueville gives an eloquent, dry-eyed report of his tramping adventures in the violent underworld of late 19th century America and Britain

An untutored Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by the conservative Georgians and the vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W. H. Davies surprised his contemporaries with the... Read more >
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Dangerous Ambition
Dangerous Ambition
Written by Susan Hertog
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ISBN: 9780345529435
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Dangerous Ambition
Rebecca West and Dorothy Thompson: New Women in Search of Love and Power
Written by Susan Hertog


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.99

Born in the 1890s on opposite sides of the Atlantic, friends for more than forty years, Dorothy Thompson and Rebecca West lived strikingly parallel lives that placed them at the center of the social and historical upheavals of the twentieth century. In Dangerous Ambition, Susan Hertog chronicles the separate but intertwined... Read more >
Unstuck in Time
Unstuck in Time
Written by Gregory D. Sumner
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ISBN: 9781609803490
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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Unstuck in Time
A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels
Written by Gregory D. Sumner


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

In Unstuck in Time, Gregory Sumner guides us, with insight and passion, through a biography of fifteen of Kurt Vonnegut’s best known works, his fourteen novels starting with Player Piano (1952) all the way to an epilogue on his last book, A Man Without a Country (2005), to illustrate the quintessential... Read more >
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Our Paris
Our Paris
Written by Edmund White
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ISBN: 9780307800466
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Our Paris
Sketches from Memory
Written by Edmund White


Format: eBook, 121 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $14.99

With 30 drawings by Hubert Sorin.


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A Writer's People
A Writer's People
Written by V.S. Naipaul
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ISBN: 9780307269485
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A Writer's People

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $11.99

V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life.

Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on—Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert... Read more >
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Blue Nights
Blue Nights
Written by Joan Didion
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307700513
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Blue Nights

Written by Joan Didion


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having... Read more >
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