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  • The Glass Castleby Jeannette Walls

    Scribner 2006; US$ 17.00

    MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The first book by the beloved author of the new novel The Silver Star , the extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, ?nothing short of spectacular? ( Entertainment Weekly ) memoir from one of the world?s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption,... more...

  • Ernest Hemingway: A Biographyby Payton Guion

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 4.95

    In arguably his most famous work, Ernest Hemingway wrote, ?A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.? It is perhaps this single line from The Old Man and the Sea that gives the most insight into the mind of one of the greatest writers in American history. more...

  • Mom's Marijuanaby Dan Shapiro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    A young man battles Hodgkin's disease and survives--with more than a little help from his Mom--in this wry and uplifting memoir about life, love, and beating the odds. When Dan Shapiro's decidely anti-drug mom put aside her convictions and grew marijuana in her backyard garden (behind a discrete screen of sunflowers), he learned that in the face of... more...

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracleby Barbara Kingsolver; Camille Kingsolver; Steven L. Hopp

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. "As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and... more...

  • Brother, I'm Dyingby Edwidge Danticat

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the age of four, award-winning writer Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph as her ?second father,? when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for America. And so she was both elated and saddened when, at twelve, she joined her parents and youngest brothers in New York City. As Edwidge made a life in a new country,... more...

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Singsby Maya Angelou; Oprah Winfrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou?s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to... more...

  • Fierce Attachmentsby Vivian Gornick; Jonathan Lethem

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 12.00

    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the... more...

  • Called Out of Darknessby Anne Rice

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    Anne Rice?s first work of nonfiction?a powerful and haunting memoir that explores her continuing spiritual transformation.   Anne Rice was raised in New Orleans as the devout child in a deeply religious Irish Catholic family. Here, she describes how, as she grew up, she lost her belief in God, but not her desire for a meaningful life.  She used her... more...

  • If It Dieby Andre Gide

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels  The Immoralist  and  The Counterfeiters .  Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled... more...

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasby Hunter S. Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page.  It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major... more...