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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...


Creating Anna Karenina

by Bob Blaisdell Pegasus Books (August 04, 2020)

The story behind the origins of Anna Karenina and the turbulent life and times of Leo Tolstoy.

Anna Karenina is one of the most nuanced characters in world literature and we return to her, and the novel she propels,...


The Magic of Terry Pratchett

by Marc Burrows White Owl (July 30, 2020)

The Magic Of Terry Pratchett is the first full biography of Sir Terry Pratchett ever written. Sir Terry was Britain’s best-selling living author*, and before his death in 2015 had sold more than 85 million...


The Distance Between Us

by Reyna Grande & Yareli Arizmendi Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

In this inspirational and unflinchingly honest memoir, acclaimed author Reyna Grande describes her childhood torn between the United States and Mexico, and shines a light on the experiences, fears, and hopes...


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...


Delmore Schwartz

by James Atlas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet is based on interviews, letters, and an extraordinary collection of unpublished papers that had never before been examined.

Delmore Schwartz was only twenty-four...


Story of Aesop : the Inventor of Fables

by Roger l’Estrange & Al Lmp–History and Civilization Coll (April 03, 2020)

This book deals with the history of Aesop, the inventor of fables.

"Famous for his Fables, Aesop was a native of Phrygia, in Asia Minor, and flourished in the time of Solon, about 560 B. C. A life of him was...


The Lost Girls

by D. J. Taylor Pegasus Books (February 04, 2020)

The Booker Prize–nominated author of Derby Day delivers a sumptuous cultural history as seen through the lives of four enigmatic women.

Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to...


The Mysterious World of Sherlock Holmes

by Bruce Wexler Skyhorse (January 21, 2020)

The Illustrated Guide to the Famous Cases, Infamous Adversaries, and Ingenious Methods of the Great Detective. 

Over a century since his first appearance in print, Sherlock Holmes remains an iconic figure today....


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,...


Avoid the Day

by Jay Kirk & Andrew Eiden HarperAudio (July 28, 2020)

"Avoid the Day truly seems to me to push nonfiction memoir as far as it can go without it collapsing into a singularity and I am at a loss for words. You are just going to have to read it." ?Helen Macdonald,...