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Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
Roberto Bolano: The Last Interview
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
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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ISBN: 9781612190228
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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
Format: eBook
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
Format: Hardcover
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
Format: eBook
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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Blue Nights
Blue Nights
Written by Joan Didion, Read by Kimberly Farr
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ISBN: 9780307940872
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Blue Nights

Written by Joan Didion
Read by Kimberly Farr


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.50

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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The Man Who Invented Christmas
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Written by Les Standiford
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ISBN: 9780307405791
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The Man Who Invented Christmas
How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits
Written by Les Standiford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $14.99

As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how one writer and one book revived the signal holiday of the Western world.

Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher... Read more >
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Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons
Written by Peter C. Newman
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ISBN: 9781551994505
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Here Be Dragons
Telling Tales Of People, Passion and Power
Written by Peter C. Newman


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $16.99

The #1 national bestseller now revised and updated with a new Epilogue.

Now aged 75, Peter C. Newman at last tells the story of his stranger-than-fiction life. Try to keep up as we follow his many lives: as a pampered child in a Czech chateau; a Jewish kid in short pants being... Read more >
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Balzac's Omelette
Balzac's Omelette
Written by Anka Muhlstein
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ISBN: 9781590514733
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Balzac's Omelette
A Delicious Tour of French Food and Culture with Honore'de Balzac
Written by Anka Muhlstein


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
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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The Journals of John Cheever
The Journals of John Cheever
Written by John Cheever, Edited by Robert Gottlieb
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ISBN: 9780307790293
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The Journals of John Cheever

Written by John Cheever
Edited by Robert Gottlieb


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $13.99

In these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.John Cheever's journals provide peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world... Read more >
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The Siren Years
The Siren Years
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996783
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The Siren Years
A Canadian Diplomat Abroad 1937-1945
Written by Charles Ritchie


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $14.99

Charles Ritchie, one of Canada’s most distinguished diplomats, was a born diarist, a man whose daily record of his life is so well written that it leaps from the page.

In wartime England, Ritchie, as Second Secretary at the Canadian High Commission, served as private secretary to Vincent Massey, whose second-in-command... Read more >
Mile Marker Zero
Mile Marker Zero
Written by William McKeen
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ISBN: 9780307592040
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Mile Marker Zero
The Moveable Feast of Key West
Written by William McKeen


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city
 
For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett... Read more >
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
Written by Meir Shalev, Translated by Evan Fallenberg
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ISBN: 9780805242980
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My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
A Family Memoir
Written by Meir Shalev
Translated by Evan Fallenberg


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923...

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My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
Written by Meir Shalev, Translated by Evan Fallenberg
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ISBN: 9780805242874
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My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner
A Family Memoir
Written by Meir Shalev
Translated by Evan Fallenberg


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $25.95

From the author of the acclaimed novel A Pigeon and a Boy comes a charming tale of family ties, over-the-top housekeeping, and the sport of storytelling in Nahalal, the village of Meir Shalev’s birth. Here we meet Shalev’s amazing Grandma Tonia, who arrived in Palestine by boat from Russia in 1923...

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An Appetite for Life
An Appetite for Life
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996776
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An Appetite for Life
The Education of a Young Diarist, 1924-1927
Written by Charles Ritchie


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 28, 2011
Price: $11.99

Charles Ritchie’s first volume of diaries, The Siren Years, created a sensation when it was published in 1974. Besides winning the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, it was hailed by reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic. An Appetite for Life, his second volume, first published in 1977, deals with his... Read more >
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