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- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 6.99
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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 35.00
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW? S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century. Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer whose career didn't begin until she was nearly sixty. She would... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 12.99
In this debut work by New York Times -bestselling author Paul Auster ( The New York Trilogy ), The Invention of Solitude , a memoir, established Auster?s reputation as a major new voice in American writing. His moving and personal meditation on fatherhood is split into two stylistically separate sections. In the first, Auster reflects on the memories... more...
- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95
When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own?this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley?s pursuit of his father is also an exploration... more...
- Orion 2012; Not Available
Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part... more...
- Scribner 2005; US$ 7.40
Nearly a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of sixty-six, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize -- winning memoir of his childhood in Limerick, Ireland. Then came 'Tis, his glorious account of his early years in New York. Now, here at last, is McCourt's long-awaited book about... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.99
From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer , a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century?1951?in the middle of the United States?Des Moines, Iowa?in the middle of the largest generation in American... more...
- The Floating Press 1903; US$ 3.99
The experiences related in this volume fell to me in the summer of 1902. I went down into the under-world of London with an attitude of mind which I may best liken to that of the explorer. I was open to be convinced by the evidence of my eyes, rather than by the teachings of those who had not seen, or by the words of those who had seen and gone before.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 21.99
On July 19, 2001, following a conviction for perjury, international bestselling author Jeffrey Archer was sentenced to four years in prison. Prisoner FF8282, as Archer is now known, spent the first three weeks in the notorious HMP Belmarsh, a high-security prison in South London, home to murderers, terrorists and some of Britain's most violent criminals.... more...