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  • Running with Scissorsby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 16.99

    Now including an excerpt from Lust & Wonder , a new memoir coming in March 2016. Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her psychiatrist, a dead-ringer for Santa and a lunatic in the bargain. Suddenly, at age twelve, Augusten Burroughs found himself living... more...

  • La distancia entre nosotrosby Reyna Grande

    Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00

    From the award-winning author of Across a Hundred Mountains. Cuando el padre de Reyna Grande deja a su esposa y sus tres hijos atrás en un pueblo de México para hacer el peligroso viaje a través de la frontera a los Estados Unidos, promete que pronto regresará con el dinero suficiente para construir la casa de sus sueños. Sus promesas se vuelven... more...

  • The High Mountains of Portugalby Yann Martel

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 22.46

    THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERLost in Portugal. Lost to grief. With nothing but a chimpanzee.The extraordinary new novel from the author of Life of Pi.In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the location of an extraordinary artefact that - if it exists - would redefine history. Travelling in one of Europe's earliest... more...

  • The Kissby Kathryn Harrison; Jane Smiley

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    In this extraordinary memoir, one of the best young writers in America today transforms into a work of art the darkest passage imaginable in a young woman's life: an obsessive love affair between father and daughter that began when Kathryn Harrison, twenty years old, was reunited with a parent whose absence had haunted her youth. Exquisitely and hypnotically... more...

  • If I Die in a Combat Zoneby Tim O'Brien

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 14.00

    A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED Before writing his award-winning Going After Cacciato , Tim O'Brien gave us this intensely personal account of his year as a foot soldier in Vietnam. The author takes us with him to experience combat from behind an infantryman's rifle, to walk the minefields of... more...

  • The Bell Jarby Sylvia Plath

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 9.99

    I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling... more...

  • Wild Blessingsby Hilary Holladay

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    In Wild Blessings, Hilary Holladay offers the first full-length study of Lucille Clifton's acclaimed poetry, drawing on a broad knowledge of the American poetic tradition and African American poetry in particular. Holladay places Clifton's poems in multiple contexts -- personal, political, and literary -- as she explicates major themes and analyzes... more...

  • Shakespeareby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts... more...

  • The Ties That Bindby Bertice Berry

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 23.95

    When novelist Bertice Berry set out to write a history of her family, she initially believed she?d uncover a story of slavery and black pain, but the deeper she dug, the more surprises she found. There was heartache, yes, but also something unexpected: hope. Peeling away the layers, Berry came to learn that the history of slavery cannot be quantified... more...

  • Desert Flowerby Waris Dirie; Cathleen Miller

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Waris Dirie leads a double life -- by day, she is an international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the United Nations; by night, she dreams of the simplicity of life in her native Somalia and the family she was forced to leave behind. Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about... more...