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  • Tisby Frank McCourt

    Scribner 1999; US$ 16.00

    Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Rarely... more...

  • The Glass Castleby Jeannette Walls

    Scribner 2006; US$ 6.49

    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...

  • Teller of Talesby Daniel Stashower

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    Winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Biographical Work, this is "an excellent biography of the man who created Sherlock Holmes" (David Walton, The New York Times Book Review) This fresh, compelling biography examines the extraordinary life and strange contrasts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the struggling provincial doctor who became the most popular... more...

  • Angela's Ashesby Frank McCourt

    Scribner 1998; US$ 17.00

    "When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt,... 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...

  • Jack London: An American Lifeby Earle Labor

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 16.99

    A revelatory look at the life of the great American author--and how it shaped his most beloved works Jack London was born a working class, fatherless Californian in 1876. In his youth, he was a boundlessly energetic adventurer on the bustling West Coast--an oyster pirate, a hobo, a sailor, and a prospector by turns. He spent his brief life... more...

  • Little Failureby Gary Shteyngart

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    ? The New York Times Book Review   ?A memoir for the ages . . . brilliant and unflinching.? ?Mary Karr ?Dazzling . . . a rich, nuanced memoir . . . It?s an immigrant story, a coming-of-age story, a becoming-a-writer story, and a becoming-a-mensch story, and in all these ways it is, unambivalently, a success.? ?Meg Wolitzer, NPR ?Literary... more...

  • The Life of Saul Bellowby Zachary Leader

    Random House 2015; US$ 56.46

    2015 will mark the centenary of Saul Bellow?s birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. The Life of Saul Bellow by Zachary Leader is the first biography since the author?s death and the first to discuss his life and work in its entirety. Leader has been granted unprecedented access to Bellow?s papers, including much previously restricted... more...

  • Teacher Manby Frank McCourt

    Scribner 2005; US$ 7.40

    "Moving out of the poor Irish lanes of his childhood and now into the high school classrooms of New York City, Frank McCourt exchanges one garden of suffering for another, but always with a comic eye, a sympathetic heart, and the perfect timing of a master story-teller. Teacher Man is a cry from the barricades of public education and should be required... more...

  • A Chronology Of The Life of Arthur Conan Doyleby Brian W Pugh

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 15.99

    A comprehensive chronology of the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The first section contains a detailed chronology of the major and minor events in the life of Sir Arthur and his family from 1794 to 1930. This is followed by a section on events from 1930 to 1993, the residences of Conan Doyle and his family, where are they buried, locations of plaques... more...