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- Scribner 2006; US$ 12.86
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.00
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99
Life of Charles Dickens is a comprehensive biography by Frank Thomas Marzials. The author has paid tribute to Dickens, the legendary English writer of all times, for his contribution to English Literature. Marzials discusses works by Dickens in detail and explains how Dickens' stories and plots were influenced by his own life. Informative! more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
The second volume of Doris Lessing's extraordinary autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from her arrival in war-weary London with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is Singing, under her arm to the publication of her most famous work of fiction, The Golden Notebook. She describes how communism dominated the intellectual... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 21.83
Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times. Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. ... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 14.95
Award-winning author James Brown gained a cult following after chronicling his turbulent childhood and spiraling drug addiction in The Los Angeles Diaries . This River picks up where Brown left off in his first memoir, describing his tenuous relationship with sobriety, telling of agonizing relapses, and tracking his attempts to become a better... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.65
In Winter Journal , Auster presents the abandonment of the family by his father from his mother's point of view: her struggle as a single mother; love found again late in life, a love that was short-lived; her troubled later years and, finally, her death - and the subsequent anxiety attacks Auster suffered in the face of her death. In Winter... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 16.00
?Family? Secrets? Sometimes I think they are the same thing.? So writes Michael Hainey in this unforgettable story of a son?s search to discover the decades-old truth about his father?s mysterious death. Hainey was a boy of six when his father, a bright and shining star in the glamorous, hard-living world of 1960s Chicago newspapers, died under mysterious... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2004; US$ 9.99
As moving as his bestselling works of fiction, Nicholas Sparks's unique memoir, written with his brother, chronicles the life-affirming journey of two brothers bound by memories, both humorous and tragicIn January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother, Micah, set off on a three-week trip around the globe. It was to mark a milestone in their lives,... more...