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The Last Days of Sylvia Plath

by Carl Rollyson & Arthur Morey Blackstone Publishing (June 15, 2020)

A new, vivid account of the final months of the esteemed writer's life

In her last days, Sylvia Plath struggled to break out from the control of the towering figure of her husband Ted Hughes. In the antique mythology...


Jell-O Girls

by Allie Rowbottom Hachette Book Group (July 24, 2018)

A memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its façade--told by the inheritor of their stories.

In 1899, Allie...


Little Panic

by Amanda Stern & Brittany Pressley Hachette Book Group (June 19, 2018)

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly...


The Recovering

by Leslie Jamison Hachette Book Group (April 03, 2018)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, a transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction

With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir,...


Life Itself

by Roger Ebert & Edward Herrmann Hachette Book Group (September 01, 2011)

He was a fixture on television for over thirty years, cohosting Siskel & Ebert at the Movies until Gene Siskel's death in 1999, and then with Richard Roper until 2006. Since 1967, he's been an influential film...


Consent

by Donna Freitas Little, Brown and Company (August 12, 2019)

In this "compelling and disturbing" true story, a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind. (Rebecca Traister,New York Times bestselling...


Out East

by John Glynn Grand Central Publishing (May 13, 2019)

An "extraordinary" debut memoir of first love, identity, and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family in a Montauk summer house (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner).

They call Montauk...


Louisa on the Front Lines

by Samantha Seiple Seal Press (February 25, 2019)

An eye-opening look at Little Women author Louisa May Alcott's time as a Civil War nurse, and the far-reaching implications her service had on her writing and her activism

Louisa on the Frontlines is the first...


Born to Be Posthumous

by Mark Dery Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have...


Freak Kingdom

by Timothy Denevi PublicAffairs (October 29, 2018)

The story of Hunter S. Thompson's crusade against Richard Nixon and the threat of fascism in America--and the devastating price he paid for it

Hunter S. Thompson is often misremembered as a wise-cracking, drug-addled...


JELL-O Girls

by Allie Rowbottom Little, Brown and Company (July 23, 2018)

A "gorgeous" (New York Times) memoir that braids the evolution of one of America's most iconic branding campaigns with the stirring tales of the women who lived behind its facade - told by the inheritor of their...


Atticus Finch

by Joseph Crespino Basic Books (May 07, 2018)

Atticus Finch's radical character shift between To Kill a Mockingbird and his appearance in the sequel surprised many, but this in-depth analysis of Harper Lee's life will help readers gain a better understanding...


Little Panic

by Amanda Stern Grand Central Publishing (June 18, 2018)

In the vein of bestselling memoirs about mental illness like Andrew Solomon's Noonday Demon, Sarah Hepola's Blackout, and Daniel Smith's Monkey Mind comes a gorgeously immersive, immediately relatable, and brilliantly...


Forgiving God

by Hilary Yancey FaithWords (April 02, 2018)

A young mother's life is forever changed and her faith in God is broken when her son in diagnosed with complex physical disabilities. Restore and grow your faith as you read about Hilary Yancey's personal journey...


All the Lives I Want

by Alana Massey Grand Central Publishing (February 06, 2017)

"Alana Massey's prose is to brutal honesty what a mandolin is to a butter knife: she's sharper; she slices thinner; she shows the cross-section of a truth so deftly--so powerfully and cannily--it's hard to look...


A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

by David Foster Wallace Back Bay Books (November 22, 2009)

In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the...


Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris

by Peter Brooks Basic Books (April 03, 2017)

From a distinguished literary historian, a look at Gustave Flaubert and his correspondence with George Sand during France's "terrible year"--summer 1870 through spring 1871

From the summer of 1870 through the...


Death Need Not Be Fatal

by Malachy McCourt & Brian McDonald Center Street (May 15, 2017)

Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant MALACHY MCCOURT shares his views on death - sometimes hilarious and often poignant - and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn.

During the course...


You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

by Sherman Alexie Little, Brown and Company (June 12, 2017)

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Family...


The Ambulance Drivers

by James McGrath Morris Da Capo Press (March 27, 2017)

After meeting for the first time on the front lines of World War I, two aspiring writers forge an intense twenty-year friendship and write some of America's greatest novels, giving voice to a "lost generation"...


The Temporary Bride

by Jennifer Klinec Twelve (February 13, 2017)

For fans of Reading Lolita in Tehran, a true story of forbidden love set against the rich cultural and political backdrop of modern-day Iran.

Jennifer Klinec is fearless. In her thirties, she abandons her bland...


Catullus' Bedspread

by Daisy Dunn & Mike Grady HarperAudio (July 05, 2016)

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first modern" poet, and follows a young man's journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time,...


The Bridge Ladies

by Betsy Lerner & Orlagh Cassidy Harper Wave (May 03, 2016)

A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little...


Ted Hughes

by Jonathan Bate & Mike Grady HarperAudio (October 13, 2015)

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of nature, conservation, and ecology; of...


The Lost Landscape

by Joyce Carol Oates & Cassandra Campbell HarperAudio (September 08, 2015)

Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved...


In A Dark Wood

by Joseph Luzzi & Rick Adamson Harper Wave (June 02, 2015)

In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning--a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering,...


The Professor and The Madman

by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (January 13, 2004)

A New York Times Notable Book  

The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary--and...


Paris in the Fifties

by Stanley Karnow & Christopher Hurt Blackstone Publishing (February 13, 2012)

In June 1947, fresh out of college and long before he would win the Pulitzer Prize and become known as one of America’s finest historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter bound for France, planning to stay...


The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare

by Elliot Engel, Joe Barrett, David Birney & Scott Brick et al. Skyboat Media (December 21, 2011)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...


My Dyslexia

by Philip Schultz & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 26, 2011)

An inspiring memoir of a Pulitzer Prize winner’s triumph over disability

Despite being a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2008, Philip Schultz could never shake the feeling of being exiled to the...


The Scientists

by Marco Roth & Michael Goldstrom Blackstone Publishing (September 18, 2012)

This is a frank, intelligent, and deeply moving debut memoir.

With the precociousness expected of the only child of a doctor and a classical musician--from the time he could get his toddler tongue to pronounce...


Grand Central Winter, Expanded Second Edition

by Lee Stringer, Kevin Kenerly & Kurt Vonnegut Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2014)

In the underground tunnels below Grand Central Terminal, LeeStringer--homeless and drug-addicted for eleven years--found a pencil to runthrough his crack pipe. One day he used it to write. Soon writing became...


I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

by Howard Norman & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2013)

A memoir of the haunting and redemptive events of theacclaimed writer's life--the betrayal of a con-man father; a murder-suicide inhis family's house; the presence of an oystercatcher--each one, as the sayinggoes,...


Roughing It

by Mark Twain & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 06, 2011)

In 1861, young Mark Twain found himself adrift as a tenderfoot in the Wild West. Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting,...


God'll Cut You Down

by John Safran & Tom Bromhead Blackstone Publishing (November 28, 2014)

God'll Cut You Down combinesan unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinatingliterary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson.

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett wasbrutally...


Act One

by Moss Hart, Jim Meskimen & Christopher Hart Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2015)

Moss Hart's Act One, which Lincoln Center Theater presented in 2014 as a play written and directed by James Lapine, is one of the greatest American memoirs--a glorious memorial to a bygone age filled with all...


Man in Profile

by Thomas Kunkel & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 06, 2015)

This fascinating biography reveals the untold story of the legendary New Yorker profile writer--author of Joe Gould's Secret and Up in the Old Hotel--and unravels the mystery behind one of literary history's...


Patrimony

by Philip Roth & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2016)

Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father--famous for his vigor, his charm, and his repertoire of Newark...


Empire of Self

by Jay Parini & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

An intimate, authorized, yet frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.

The product of thirty...


Ghost Songs

by Regina Mcbride & Madeleine Lambert Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air and The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs.

Ghost Songs charts McBride's teenage struggle to separate madness from...


A Whiff of Wilde, a Pinch of Poe, and a Frisson of Frost

by Elliot Engel, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Frost et al. Skyboat Media (May 12, 2015)

They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics...


The Education of Henry Adams

by Henry Adams & David Colacci Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2007)

As a journalist, historian, and novelist born into a family that included two past presidents of the United States, Henry Adams was constantly focused on the American experiment. An immediate bestseller awarded...


The Secret History of Vladimir Nabokov

by Andrea Pitzer & Susan Boyce Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2013)

A startling andrevelatory examination of Nabokov's life and works--notably Pale Fire andLolita--bringing new insight into one of the twentieth century's mostenigmatic authors.

Novelist Vladimir Nabokov witnessed...


A Bit of Brontës, a Dollop of Dickinson, an Offering
 of Austen

Hemingway's France

by Winston Conrad & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

ErnestHemingway's literary ambitions took root in France in the 1920s among some ofthe most extravagantly creative artists of the twentieth century. PabloPicasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Gertrude...


Dostoevsky in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Building on his enormously successful series of Philosophers in 90 Minutes, Paul Strathern now applies his witty and incisive prose to brief biographical studies of the world's great writers. He brings their...


Kafka in 90 Minutes

by Paul Strathern & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

A handsome recluse, plagued by indecision and hypochondria, Kafka nonetheless exhibited an extraordinary strength. He developed the uncanny ability to observe himself with cool objectivity, and he cultivated...


Ernesto

by Andrew Feldman & Timothy Andrés Pabon Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

From the first North American scholar permitted to study in residence at Hemingway's beloved Cuban home comes a radically new understanding of "Papa's" life in Cuba.

Ernest Hemingway first landed in Cuba in 1928....


Life on the Mississippi

by Mark Twain & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (December 14, 2010)

The Mississippi River, known as “America’s river,” and Mark Twain are practically synonymous in American culture. The popularity of Twain’s steamboat and steamboat pilot on the ever-changing Mississippi...


P. G. Wodehouse

by Frances Donaldson & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Everyone has come to love the impeccable Jeeves and the inimitable Bertie. But what of their creator, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, whose ninety-three years produced a volume of work “unsurpassed in the history...