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The Mutual Admiration Society

by Mo Moulton & Lorna Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 11, 2020)

A group biography of renowned crime novelist Dorothy L. Sayers and the Oxford women who stood at the vanguard of equal rights

Dorothy L. Sayers is now famous for her Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane detective...


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...


The Mystery of Charles Dickens

by A.N. Wilson & Mark Meadows HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

A lively and insightful biographical celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death.

Charles Dickens was a superb public performer,...


Memorial Drive

by Natasha Trethewey HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate...


My Life as a Villainess

by Laura Lippman HarperAudio (August 04, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents,...


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

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...


Oscar Wilde

by Frank Harris & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2009)

Frank Harris, a journalist and editor, delighted in Oscar Wilde’s genial wit and self-assurance. Wilde’s verbal charms evoked Harris’ financial and emotional support when Victorian England disdained the...


Lives of the Writers

by Kathleen Krull, John C. Brown & Melissa Hughes Blackstone Publishing (April 30, 2010)

History comes to life in this dynamic volume! Here are inside views of twenty writers--people of all shapes, sizes, temperaments, and lifestyles, from various countries and historical periods. Included are William...


Cast of Characters

by Thomas Vinciguerra & Tony Pasqualini Blackstone Publishing (November 09, 2015)

The professional and personal lives of the pioneers of an enduring magazine, the New Yorker

From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, the New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country's...


The Argonauts

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family

Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely...


The Trouble Begins at 8

by Sid Fleischman & Joe Barrett AudioBookShelf (September 01, 2012)

Mark Twain was born fully grown, with a cheap cigar clamped between his teeth. So begins Sid Fleischman's ramble-scramble biography of the great American author and wit, who started life in a Missouri village...


The Story of Charlotte's Web

by Michael Sims & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2012)

As he was composing what was to become his most enduring and popular book, E. B. White was obeying that oft-repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats--White...


Goldeneye

by Matthew Parker & Roy McMillan Blackstone Publishing (March 11, 2015)

Amid the lush beauty of Jamaica's northern coast lies thetrue story of Ian Fleming's iconic creation: James Bond.

For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteenyears later, Ian Fleming lived at Goldeneye,...


Wilkie Collins

by Peter Ackroyd & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (October 06, 2015)

A gripping, short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection

Short and oddly built, with a head too big for...


E. E. Cummings

by Susan Cheever & Stefan Rudnicki Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2014)

From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Bill and Home before Dark comes a major reassessment of the life and work of one of America'spreeminent twentieth-century poets.

E. E. Cummings' radical experimentation...


The Enchanted Places

Updike

by Adam Begley & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (November 04, 2014)

A masterful, much-anticipated biography of oneof the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winningauthor John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life andwork...


Donald Hall: Prose & Poetry

by Donald Hall Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, Donald Hall performs here dozens of his best-loved poems, together with excerpts from six of his works of prose. Donald Hall has been writing poems for over...