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Here Be Dragons
Here Be Dragons
Written by Peter C. Newman
Format: eBook
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
Format: Hardcover
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


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On Sale: October 5, 2011
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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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My Grandfather's House
My Grandfather's House
Written by Charles Ritchie
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ISBN: 9781551996813
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My Grandfather's House

Written by Charles Ritchie


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On Sale: September 28, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this book, Charles Ritchie looks back at some of the characters that peopled his childhood and youth, in the years before his brilliant career in Canada’s diplomatic corps began. In these essays we are introduced to his uncles, Harry “Bimbash” Stewart and the dashing, doomed Charlie Stewart; to his indomitable... Read more >
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Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
Written by Barbara Belford
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ISBN: 9780307795373
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Oscar Wilde
A Certain Genius
Written by Barbara Belford


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 21, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this elegant and affectionate biography of one of the most controversial personalities of the nineteenth century, Barbara Belford breaks new ground in the evocation of Oscar Wilde's personal life and in our understanding of the choices he made for his art. Published for the centenary of Wilde's death, here is... Read more >
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Create Dangerously
Create Dangerously
Written by Edwidge Danticat
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ISBN: 9780307946430
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Create Dangerously
The Immigrant Artist at Work
Written by Edwidge Danticat


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.95

A New York Times Notable Book
A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year


In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile.
 
Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who... Read more >
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Hemingway's Boat
Hemingway's Boat
Written by Paul Hendrickson
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ISBN: 9780307700537
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Hemingway's Boat
Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961
Written by Paul Hendrickson


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $13.99

From a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, a brilliantly conceived and illuminating reconsideration of a key period in the life of Ernest Hemingway that will forever change the way he is perceived and understood.

Focusing on the years 1934 to 1961—from Hemingway’s pinnacle as the reigning monarch of American letters until... Read more >
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From the Kingdom of Memory
From the Kingdom of Memory
Written by Elie Wiesel
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ISBN: 9780307806437
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From the Kingdom of Memory
Reminiscences
Written by Elie Wiesel


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
Price: $11.99

"One of the great writers of our generation" (The New Republic) weaves together memories of his life before the Holocaust and his great struggle to find meaning afterwards. Included are Wiesel's landmark speeches, among them his powerful testimony at the trial of Klaus Barbie and his 1986 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance... Read more >
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Half a Life
Half a Life
Written by Darin Strauss, Read by Darin Strauss
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ISBN: 9780307988607
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Half a Life
A Memoir
Written by Darin Strauss
Read by Darin Strauss


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 13, 2011
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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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Albert Camus
Albert Camus
Written by Olivier Todd
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ISBN: 9780307804761
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Albert Camus
A Life
Written by Olivier Todd


Format: eBook, 468 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $17.99

In this enormously engaging, vibrant, and richly researched biography of Albert Camus, the French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has drawn on personal correspondence, notebooks, and public records never before tapped, as well as interviews with Camus's family, friends, fellow workers, writers, mentors, and lovers.

Todd shows us a Camus who struggled... Read more >
Man to Man
Man to Man
Written by Michael Korda
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ISBN: 9780307805874
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Man to Man
Surviving Prostate Cancer
Written by Michael Korda


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $9.99

Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But in Man to Man, bestselling author Michael Korda breaks that silence, turning the story of his... Read more >
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Of Time and Memory
Of Time and Memory
Written by Don J. Snyder
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ISBN: 9780307766397
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Of Time and Memory
My Parents' Love Story
Written by Don J. Snyder


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2011
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Don Snyder knew nothing about his mother aside from the terrible fact that she died at the age of nineteen, just sixteen days after giving birth to him and his twin brother. All his life Don had been too shy, too deeply pained to ask his father or grandparents to tell... Read more >
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Henry James: The Young Master
Henry James: The Young Master
Written by Sheldon M. Novick
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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: $12.99

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
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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
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“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: $12.99

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
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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
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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: $13.99

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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