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Celestine

by Gillian Tindall Henry Holt and Co. (November 17, 2014)

Late on a summer afternoon in the very heart of rural France, in a small, centuries-old house newly abandoned to its ghosts, Gillian Tindall came upon a cache of letters dating from the 1860s. Neatly folded...


In Touch

by Paul Bowles & Jeffrey Miller Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2014)

This extraordinary collection of correspondence by Paul Bowles spans eight decades and provides an evolving portrait of an artist renowned for his privacy. From his earliest extant letter, written at the age...


Dear Elizabeth: A Play in Letters from Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell and Back Again

by Sarah Ruhl Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2014)

A moving, innovative play based on one of the greatest correspondences in literary history

From 1947 to 1977, Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop exchanged more than four hundred letters. Describing the writing...


Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder

by Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder & Chad Wriglesworth Counterpoint (May 13, 2014)

In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons....


Recollections of West Hunan

by Shen Congwen Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Recollections of Western Hunan is a collection of the letters and essays of Chinese novelist Shen Congwen. Describing his childhood and life in Western Hunan between 1902 and 1937, this collection paints a vivid...


The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy

by Christopher Isherwood, Don Bachardy & Katherine Bucknell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 12, 2014)

The love story between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy--in their own words

The English novelist and screenwriter Christopher Isherwood was already famous as the author of Goodbye to Berlin when he met...


The Letters of Ruth Pitter: Silent Music

by Don W. King University of Delaware Press (March 27, 2014)

The Letters of Ruth Pitter:Silent Music is a selection of the most important letters written by Pitter, who won the Hawthornden Prize in 1937 for A Trophy of Arms (1936) and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry...


Dear Lama Zopa

by Thubten Zopa, Diana Finnegan, Robina Courtin & Michelle Bernard Wisdom Publications (September 23, 2013)

Unconventional wisdom, affirmation, and advice from one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential living teachers.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is a master at explaining Buddhism's radical but effective methods for transforming...


Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind

by Maura O'Halloran, Beth O'Halloran & Ruth O'Halloran Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

One of the most beloved Buddhist books of all time-having inspired popular musicians, artists, a documentary film, and countless readers-is now in an expanded, new edition, loaded with extras. Absolutely absorbing...


Dear Mendl, Dear Reyzl: Yiddish Letter Manuals from Russia and America

by Alice Nakhimovsky & Roberta Newman Indiana University Press (April 15, 2014)

At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish families scattered by migration could stay in touch only through letters. Jews in the Russian Empire and America wrote business letters, romantic letters, and emotionally...


A Life in Letters

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Scribner (July 06, 2010)

A vibrant self-portrait of an artist whose work was his life.

In this new collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's letters, edited by leading Fitzgerald scholar and biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, we see through...


Letters to an American Lady

by C. S. Lewis HarperOne (May 20, 2014)

On October 26, 1950, C. S. Lewis wrote the first of more than a hundred letters he would send to a woman he had never met, but with whom he was to maintain a correspondence for the rest of his life.

Ranging broadly...


Letters of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson Dover Publications (May 29, 2012)

Lovingly compiled by a close friend, this first collection of Dickinson's letters originally appeared in 1894, only eight years after the poet's death. Animated by the same spirited sensitivity as her much-admired...


Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke Dover Publications (March 06, 2012)

Written during an important stage in Rilke's artistic development, these letters contain many of the themes that later appeared in his best works. Essential reading for scholars and poetry lovers.


A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)

by Percival Everett & James Kincaid Akashic Books (December 20, 2013)

Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America's most controversial icons.


Remember How I Love You

by Ken Bloom, Jerry Orbach, Elaine Orbach & Sam Waterston Touchstone (November 03, 2009)

Every morning for the thirteen years he was on Law & Order, Jerry Orbach wrote his wife a short love poem and placed it next to her coffee cup before he left for work.

Over the years Jerry wrote hundreds of...


The Correspondence of Sarah Helen Whitman and Julia Deane Freeman: Writer to Writer, Woman to Woman

by Catherine Kunce University of Delaware Press (November 21, 2013)

The letters, drafts, notes, and fragments comprising the correspondence between Sarah Helen Whitman (Poe’s onetime fiancée) and Julia Deane Freeman span a tumultuous period in American history, 1856–1863....


Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps

by Robert Phelps, James Salter, John McIntyre & Michael Dirda Counterpoint (June 21, 2010)

James Salter had written two novels, The Hunters and The Arm of Flesh, but it was his third, remarkable novel A Sport and a Pastime, together with his film Three and a script he had written for Downhill Racer...


Suitable Accommodations

by J. F. Powers & Katherine A. Powers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2013)

A wry, moving collection of letters from the late J. F. Powers, "a comic writer of genius" (Mary Gordon)

Best known for his 1963 National Book Award-winning novel, Morte D'Urban, and as a master of the short...


The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder

by Thornton Wilder, Jackson R. Bryer & Robin Gibbs Wilder HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

Spanning his entire life, The Selected Letters of Thornton Wilder is a comprehensive and fascinating collection of the great American writer’s correspondence.

The author of such classics as Our Town and The...


Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet

by Christian Wiman Copper Canyon Press (June 14, 2013)

An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.


Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown: Letters and Early Epistolary Writings

by Philip Barnard, Elizabeth Hewitt & Mark L. Kamrath Bucknell University Press (March 22, 2013)

The Letters and Early Epistolary Writings of Charles Brockden Brown gathers and presents, for the first time, the complete extant correspondence of a key American author, along with early manuscript fictions...


Letters of E. B. White, Revised Edition

by E. B. White Harper Perennial Modern Classics (July 02, 2013)

Originally edited by Dorothy Lobrano Guth, and revised and updated by Martha White. With a foreword by John Updike.

These letters are, of course, beautifully written but above all personal, precise, and honest....


Letters from the Closet: Ten Years of Correspondence That Changed My Life

by Amy Hollingsworth Howard Books (May 07, 2013)

An honest and poignant look into the deeply intimate yet platonic relationship between a gay English teacher and his young female protégée--each seeking connection and acceptance--as reflected by the decade...


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

by Jacob Taubes, Keith Tribe & Mike Grimshaw Columbia University Press (April 16, 2013)

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, law professor—and...


German Students' War Letters

by Philipp Witkop, A. F. Wedd & Jay Winter Pine Street Books (March 16, 2013)

"I can't describe my frame of mind that afternoon. Not for a moment did I feel any fear of death; one simply abandons oneself to fate."—Karl Aldag, killed at Fromelles, France, age 26


Airmail

by Robert Bly & Tomas Transtromer Graywolf Press (April 01, 2013)

The illuminating letters of the National Book Award winning poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer

One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse...


Letters from the Earth

by Mark Twain Harper Perennial (March 26, 2013)

“The most impressive contribution to books by Mark Twain since The Mysterious Stranger of 1916...The attitude is that of Swift, the intellectual contempt is that of Voltaire, and the imagination is that of...


All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings

by George H.W. Bush Scribner (March 05, 2013)

Former President George H.W. Bush, revealed through his letters and writings from 1941 to 2010, is "worth its weight in gold...a valuable update of the life of an honorable American leader" (The Washington Post...


Lost Son: Hermann Broch's Letters to His Son, 1925-1928

by Hermann Broch Counterpoint (December 01, 2012)

By any measure, Hermann Broch was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Author of The Sleepwalkers and The Spell, he stands, together with James Joyce and Marcel Proust, at the pinnacle of literary...


The Habit of Being

by Flannery O'Connor & Sally Fitzgerald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 31, 1988)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Special Award

"I have come to think that the true likeness of Flannery O'Connor will be painted by herself, a self-portrait in words, to be found in her letters . ....


A Wild Perfection

by James Wright, Jonathan Blunk, Anne Wright & Saundra Rose Maley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 16, 2005)

The life and work of a major American poet described in his own words.

"There is something about the very form and occasion of a letter--the possibility it offers, the chance to be as open and tentative and uncertain...


My Heart is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa's Mother

by Eve Laplante Free Press (November 06, 2012)

Little Women’s “Marmee” is one of the most recognizable mothers in American literature. But the real woman behind the fiction—Louisa May Alcott’s own mother, Abigail—has for more than a century remained...


Letters to a Young Novelist

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Natasha Wimmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 03, 2011)

Mario Vargas Llosa condenses a lifetime of writing, reading, and thought into an essential manual for aspiring writers. Drawing on the stories and novels of writers from around the globe-Borges, Bierce, Céline,...


Lives and Letters

by Robert Gottlieb Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 25, 2011)

The product of a lifetime immersed in the literary, performing arts, and entertainment worlds, Lives and Letters spotlights the work, careers, intimate lives, and lasting achievements of a vast array of celebrated...


Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Michael Gustafson & Oliver Uberti Grand Central Publishing (March 26, 2018)

A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...


The Hamilton Collection

by Dan Tucker Black Dog & Leventhal (October 24, 2016)

The subject of a New York Times best-selling biography and a Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, interest in Alexander Hamilton is at an all-time high. This carefully curated collection of Hamilton's writings gives...


Ansel Adams: Letters, 1916 - 1984

by Mary Street Alinder, Andrea G. Stillman & Wallace Stegner Little, Brown and Company (February 20, 2017)

In his early years in Yosemite, Ansel Adams formed the habit of writing letters at every opportunity. Among the family, friends, and colleagues with whom he corresponded rank such eminent names as Alfred Stieglitz,...


The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979

by Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2019)

The correspondence between one of the most famous couples of twentieth-century literature

The Dolphin Letters offers an unprecedented portrait of Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Hardwick during the last seven years...


Words in Air

by Elizabeth Bishop & Robert Lowell Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that "you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend."

The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling...


Letters to My Torturer

by Houshang Asadi Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Meet Brother Hamid. He knows how to get answers.

“A searing and unforgettable account” (Publishers Weekly) comes to mass-market paperback

Houshang Asadi’s Letters to My Torturer is one of the most harrowing...


Boys Will Be Boys

by Clementine Ford Oneworld Publications (July 04, 2019)

The incendiary new book about toxic masculinity and misogyny from Clementine Ford, author of the bestselling feminist manifesto, Fight Like A Girl.

Boys Will Be Boys answers the question Clementine Ford is most...


The Moneyless Man

by Mark Boyle Oneworld Publications (June 01, 2010)

Imagine living for an entire year without money. Where do you live? What do you eat? How do you stay in touch with your friends and family?

Former businessman Mark Boyle thought he’d give it a try. In a world...


On Drinking

by Charles Bukowski & Roger Wayne HarperAudio (February 12, 2019)

The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol.

Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose...


The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by William Anderson, Laura Ingalls Wilder, John Morgan & Tish Hicks HarperAudio (March 08, 2016)

Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America's most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wilder--a treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life...


On Cats

by Charles Bukowski & Roger Wayne HarperAudio (December 01, 2015)

A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers.

"The cat is the beautiful devil."

Felines touched a vulnerable spot in Charles Bukowski's...


Dear Mr. You

by Mary -Louise Parker & Mary-Louise Parker Simon & Schuster Audio (November 10, 2015)

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Narration by the Author

The bestselling, wonderfully unconventional, "warmly conspiratorial...seriously good" (The New York Times) literary memoir from the award-winning actress...


You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

by Paul Frees, Annelle Frees, Fred Frees & Jen Olivier et al. BearManor Media (February 03, 2015)

World War II was a difficult time for separatedcouples everywhere. Paul "Buddy" Frees would soon become one ofAmerica's most popular voice-over artists. Audrey "Annelle" Frees wasthe love of his life. One of...


The Leonard Bernstein Letters

by George Guidall & Nigel Simeone Hachette Original (October 14, 2014)

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician - a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age...


Notes from a Public Typewriter

by Roxana Ortega, Ron Butler, Michael Gustafson & Christine Lakin et al. Grand Central Publishing (June 19, 2018)

A collection of confessional, hilarious, heartbreaking notes written anonymously on a public typewriter for fans of PostSecret and Other People's Love Letters.

When Michael Gustafson and his wife Hilary opened...