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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...

  • Ammonites and Leaping Fishby Penelope Lively

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.27

    A memoir that addresses ageing, memory, time and a life in the 20th century, by one of our greatest writers, Penelope Lively. 'This is not quite a memoir. Rather, it is the view from old age. And a view of old age itself, this place at which we arrive with a certain surprise - ambushed, or so it can seem. One of the few advantages of age is... more...

  • Triggeredby Fletcher Wortmann

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    ***AS FEATURED ON NPR'S TALK OF THE NATION *** Imagine the worst thing in the world. Picture it. Construct it, carefully and deliberately in your mind. Be careful not to omit anything. Imagine it happening to you, to the people you love. Imagine the worst thing in the world. Now try not to think about it. This is what it is like... more...

  • The Distance Between Usby Reyna Grande

    Washington Square Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. ?That way,? Mami told the midwife, ?no matter where life takes her, she won?t ever forget where she came from.? Then Mago touched my belly button . . . She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, ?It doesn?t... more...

  • Shakespeare and the Countessby Chris Laoutaris

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.27

    Shortlisted for the Tony Lothian Prize One of the Telegraph's 'Best Books of 2014' 'A gripping tale that enables us to see Shakespeare in a new light...I could not recommend it highly enough.' Alison Weir In November 1596 a woman signed a document which would nearly destroy the career of William Shakespeare . . . Who was the woman... more...

  • Belleby Paula Byrne

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.24

    From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture  Belle  (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode?a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced to high society England and raised as a lady.   The illegitimate daughter of... more...

  • Painted Shadowby Carole Seymour-Jones

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    By the time Vivienne Eliot was committed to an asylum for what would be the final nine years of her life, she had been abandoned by her husband T.S. Eliot and shunned by literary London. Yet Vivienne was neither insane nor insignificant. She generously collaborated in her husband?s literary efforts, taking dictation, editing his drafts, and writing... more...

  • Five Men Who Broke My Heartby Susan Shapiro

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 10.00

    On sale 1/20/04! In this honest, hilarious, fiercely intelligent memoir, journalist Susan Shapiro dares to do what every woman dreams of: track down the five men who'd broken her heart and find out what really went wrong. Between the ages of thirteen and thirty-five, Susan had plunged into love, heart-first, five times. One bad breakup was more... more...

  • Wish You Were Hereby Nick Webb

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    It all started when Douglas Adams demolished planet Earth in order to make way for an intergalactic expressway?and then invited everyone to thumb a ride on a comical cosmic road trip with the likes of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and the other daft denizens of deep space immortalized in The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy. Adams made the universe a... more...

  • The Invisible Wallby Harry Bernstein

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    ?There are places that I have never forgotten. A little cobbled street in a smoky mill town in the North of England has haunted me for the greater part of my life. It was inevitable that I should write about it and the people who lived on both sides of its ?Invisible Wall.? ? The narrow street where Harry Bernstein grew up, in a small English mill... more...