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  • American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwellby Deborah Solomon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 20.99

    A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY AND SHORTLISTED FOR THE PEN/JACQUELINE BOGRAD WELD AWARD FOR BIOGRAPHY "Welcome to Rockwell Land," writes Deborah Solomon in the introduction to this spirited and authoritative biography of the painter who provided twentieth-century... more...

  • Sylvia Plath: Drawingsby Sylvia Plath; Frieda Hughes

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 18.99

    Sylvia Plath: Drawings is a portfolio of pen-and-ink illustrations created during the transformative period spent at Cambridge University, when Plath met and secretly married poet Ted Hughes, and traveled with him to Paris and Spain on their honeymoon, years before she wrote her seminal work, The Bell Jar . Throughout her life, Sylvia Plath cited... more...

  • Inklingsby Jeffrey Koterba

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.03

    Jeffrey fights his way out from beneath the shadow of his domineering father and clinging mother to follow his lifelong dream of cartooning for a living?he is now a widely syndicated political cartoonist. A funny, heart-felt memoir depicting a family doing their best to love one another and, against long odds, succeeding. more...

  • Balthusby Nicholas Fox Weber

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 40.00

    The first full-scale biography of one of the most elusive and enigmatic painters of our time -- the self-proclaimed Count Balthus Klossowski de Rola -- whose brilliantly rendered, markedly sexualized portraits, especially of young girls, are among the most memorable images in contemporary art. The story of Balthus's life has been shrouded by contradiction... more...

  • The Interior Castleby Ann Hulbert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    An important moment in American literary history takes life in this stunning biography of Jean Stafford, one of the most successful, admired--and troubled--of the brilliant and influential midcentury circle of writers and critics that included Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, Peter Taylor, Delmore Schwartz, Randall Jarrell, and Robert Lowell, Stafford's... more...

  • Hotel Florida: Truth, Love, and Death in the Spanish Civil Warby Amanda Vaill

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 20.99

    A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War Madrid, 1936. In a city blasted by a civil war that many fear will cross borders and engulf Europe?a conflict one writer will call "the decisive thing of the century"?six people meet and find their lives changed forever. Ernest Hemingway, his career stalled, his marriage... more...

  • Heaphyby Iain Sharp

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Even by the versatile standards of Victorian pioneers, Charles Heaphy had an unusually varied career: as a draughtsman, explorer, surveyor, gold agent, geologist, soldier, war hero, politician, land commissioner and judge. Most importantly, however, for decades Heaphy painted and sketched what he saw. From his earliest surviving watercolour of birdlife... more...

  • Something for the Birdsby Jacqueline Fahey

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    Fizzing with wit and style and featuring original illustrations by the author, Something for the Birds is a lively, humorous and tragic memoir that traces the roots of a distinguished painter and her crucial role in New Zealand's feminist movement. Jacqueline Fahey moves from childhood in provincial Timaru and back to her Irish ancestors. She describes... more...

  • Before I Forgetby Jacqueline Fahey

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    In the tradition of romance novels, Jacqueline Fahey brought the curtain down at the end of her first memoir, Something for the Birds, after her marriage to Fraser McDonald. In Before I Forget she continues the story from this happy-ever-after moment, charting her life since 1960. While raising three daughters and many dogs, handling the deaths of... more...

  • Anthony Van Dyckby Robin Blake

    Ivan R. Dee 2009; US$ 24.99

    Blake, an author living in London, explains that the impetus for this biography of the great Dutch painter came from his own connection in childhood to a painting purchased by his grandmother more...