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Henry James: The Young Master
Henry James: The Young Master
Written by Sheldon M. Novick
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307797759
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Henry James: The Young Master

Written by Sheldon M. Novick


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

As if Henry James himself were guiding us, we visit old Calvinist New York in the mid-nineteenth century, and share the coming-of-age of a young man whose boldness of spirit and profound capacity for affection attract both men and women to him. We journey with James through Italy and France, witness... Read more >
Saint-exupery
Saint-exupery
Written by Stacy Schiff
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ISBN: 9780307798398
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Saint-exupery
A Biography
Written by Stacy Schiff


Format: eBook, 522 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

From a master biographer, the life story of the daring French aviator who became one of the twentieth century's most beloved authors 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry disappeared at age forty-four during a reconnaissance flight over southern France. At the time he was best known for a career of daring flights over the Sahara... Read more >
Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem
Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem
Written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
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ISBN: 9780307802132
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Education of a Woman: The Life of Gloria Steinem

Written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

From one of America's most respected critics comes an acclaimed biography of the controversial feminist. Here, Heilbrun illuminates the life and explores the many facets of Steinem's complex life, from her difficult childhood to the awakening that changed her into the most famous feminist in the world. Intimate and insightful, here... Read more >
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The Late Lord Byron
The Late Lord Byron
Written by Doris Langley Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935554486
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The Late Lord Byron

Written by Doris Langley Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $18.95

“The best biography of Lord Byron ever written,” according to Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin, is now back in print after decades.

Of the hundreds of books on Byron and his work, not one has been devoted to the immediate aftermath of his life; and yet it is these first twenty posthumous... Read more >
My Sister Life
My Sister Life
Written by Maria Flook
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ISBN: 9780307795007
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My Sister Life

Written by Maria Flook


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

When Maria Flook's fourteen-year-old sister Karen disappeared from their suburban home, the author was changed forever. My Sister Life maps the story of two castaways from American suburbia who, while apart from each other, live mysteriously parallel lives.

With unrelenting realism and beguiling wit, Flook gives us an intimate account of her... Read more >
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Pierre Berton
Pierre Berton
Written by Brian Mckillop
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996226
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Pierre Berton
A Biography
Written by Brian Mckillop


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $15.99

The first ever biography of one of Canada’s best-known and most colourful personalities by an award-winning author.

From his northern childhood on, it was clear that Pierre Berton (1920—2004) was different from his peers. Over the course of his eighty-four years, he would become the most famous Canadian media figure of his... Read more >
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The House in France
The House in France
Written by Gully Wells
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269805
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The House in France
A Memoir
Written by Gully Wells


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $26.95

Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter’s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher—and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything.

Gully Wells takes us into... Read more >
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The House in France
The House in France
Written by Gully Wells
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ISBN: 9780307596826
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The House in France
A Memoir
Written by Gully Wells


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $14.99

Set in Provence, London, and New York, this is a daughter’s brilliant and witty memoir of her mother and stepfather—Dee Wells, the glamorous and rebellious American journalist, and A. J. Ayer, the celebrated and worldly Oxford philosopher—and the life they lived at the center of absolutely everything.

Gully Wells takes us into... Read more >
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New Moon

Written by Richard Grossinger


Format: eBook, 598 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $9.95

The grandson of famed Catskill resort owner Jennie Grossinger, Richard Grossinger grew up in a Manhattan apartment with his mother, stepfather, brother and sister and attended private schools. In this affecting, gracefully written memoir, Grossinger details his unhappy childhood, which was punctuated by episodes of panic. His mother so resented his... 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
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609803636
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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: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $23.95

Here is the real inside story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough... Read more >
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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: eBook
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $23.95

Here is the real inside story—not the one about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, but rather the love story of a man and a woman whose lives came to be guided by politics and love, coffee and activism, writing and friendship. Only one person in the world knows that story well enough... Read more >
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Shoot the Widow
Shoot the Widow
Written by Meryle Secrest
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ISBN: 9780307497864
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Shoot the Widow
Adventures of a Biographer in Search of Her Subject
Written by Meryle Secrest


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $17.99

The first rule of biography, wrote Justin Kaplan: “Shoot the widow.”

In her new book, Meryle Secrest, acclaimed biographer (“Knowing, sympathetic and entertainingly droll”—The New York Times), writes about her comic triumphs and misadventures as a biographer in search of her nine celebrated subjects, about how the hunt for a “life” is... Read more >
Half a Life
Half a Life
Written by Darin Strauss
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ISBN: 9780812982534
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Half a Life
A Memoir
Written by Darin Strauss


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $13.00

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved...

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Half a Life
Half a Life
Written by Darin Strauss
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679643821
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Half a Life
A Memoir
Written by Darin Strauss


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $9.99

In this powerful, unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Darin Strauss examines the far-reaching consequences of the tragic moment that has shadowed his whole life. In his last month of high school, he was behind the wheel of his dad's Oldsmobile, driving with friends, heading off to play mini-golf. Then: a classmate swerved...

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The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
Written by John Stape
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ISBN: 9780307794086
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The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

Written by John Stape


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $12.99

* Please note: The eBook version of this title is slightly different from the paperback version. While the textual content remains the same, the illustrations/photographs were removed from the eBook version because of permissions issues.

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad
is the first new biography in more than a decade of... Read more >
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This Is My Country, What's Yours?
This Is My Country, What's Yours?
Written by Noah Richler
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ISBN: 9781551994178
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This Is My Country, What's Yours?
A Literary Atlas of Canada
Written by Noah Richler


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $16.99

Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction
A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006)
National Post Best Books (2006)

A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers.

Stories are the surest way to know a place, and at a time... Read more >
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt
The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt
Written by Jon-Jon Goulian, Read by Rob Shapiro
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ISBN: 9780307876751
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt

Written by Jon-Jon Goulian
Read by Rob Shapiro


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2011
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The vibrant, funny, and heartwarming story of an outcast who becomes an odd man in
 
If you have ever felt like a misfit in school or been paralyzed by your family’s imposing expectations, if you have ever obsessed about your appearance or panicked about choosing a career path, if you have ever... Read more >
May Sarton
May Sarton
Written by Margot Peters
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ISBN: 9780307788535
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May Sarton
Biography
Written by Margot Peters


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

The first biography of May Sarton: a brilliant revelation of the life and work of a literary figure who influenced her thousands of readers not only by her novels and poetry, but by her life and her writings about it.

May Sarton's career stretched from 1930 (early sonnets published in Poetry magazine)... Read more >
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Walt Whitman's America
Walt Whitman's America
Written by David S. Reynolds
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ISBN: 9780307761927
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Walt Whitman's America
A Cultural Biography
Written by David S. Reynolds


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $16.99

In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural... Read more >
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Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives
Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives
Written by Robert Thacker
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ISBN: 9780771084683
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Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives
A Biography
Written by Robert Thacker


Format: eBook, 616 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.99

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine.

For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this book, steeping himself in Alice Munro’s life and work, working with her co-operation to make it complete. The result is... Read more >
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Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives
Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives
Written by Robert Thacker
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ISBN: 9780771085109
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Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives

Written by Robert Thacker


Format: Trade Paperback, 664 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $22.99

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine.

For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this book, steeping himself in Alice Munro’s life and work, working with her co-operation to make it complete. The result is... Read more >
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The Notebook
The Notebook
Written by Jose Saramago, Preface by Umberto Eco, Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn
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ISBN: 9781844677016
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The Notebook

Written by Jose Saramago
Preface by Umberto Eco
Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

Thought-provoking and lyrical, The Notebook records the last year in the life of José Saramago. In these pages, beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, he evokes life in his beloved city of Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and meditates on his favorite authors. Precise observations and moments... Read more >
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The Notebook

Written by Jose Saramago
Preface by Umberto Eco
Translated by Amanda Hopkinson and Daniel Hahn


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 1, 2011
Price: $16.95

Beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, The Notebook evokes life in Saramago’s beloved Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and offers meditations on the author’s favorite writers. Precise observations and moments of arresting significance are rendered with pointillist detail, and together demonstrate an acute understanding of our times... Read more >
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Memoirs
Memoirs
Written by David Rockefeller
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307789389
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Memoirs

Written by David Rockefeller


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $13.99

Born into one of the wealthiest families in America—he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller—David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a distinguished life of his own. His dealings with world leaders from Zhou Enlai... Read more >
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Jack: A Life With Writers
Jack: A Life With Writers
Written by James King
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ISBN: 9780307367204
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Jack: A Life With Writers
The Story of Jack McClelland
Written by James King


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 20, 2011
Price: $14.99

Jack is the intimate, extraordinary story of the gregarious, irascible trailblazer who propelled Canada into a cultural coming of age and changed the business and flavour of book publishing forever. Jack McClelland, credited with bringing Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Leonard Cohen, Farley Mowat, and Pierre Berton, among others, to... Read more >
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