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  • Edge Seasonsby Beth Powning

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.95

    From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of The Hatbox Letters and Shadow Child comes the story of a year of transformation. In the middle years of her life, Beth Powning stands on a threshold: an ?edge season.? Late one August, when Beth and her partner, Peter, observe the deserted sauna bath on their farm near Sussex, New Brunswick,... more...

  • Village of the Small Housesby Ian Ferguson

    D & M Publishers 2009; US$ 11.99

    In 1959, just one step ahead of the law, Ian Ferguson's parents left the sophisticated big-city life of Edmonton for Fort Vermilion ? once a fur-trapping frontier town, now a remote aboriginal settlement in northernmost Alberta. There, Ian and his six brothers and sisters grew up without indoor plumbing, electricity, central heating, or even a radio.... more...

  • Phoenixby J.D. Dolan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00

    A beautifully rendered portrait of family and loss, of childhood and manhood by a supremely gifted writer evaluating the sum of his experiences and emerging with a moving work of the highest level. J. D. Dolan was vacationing in Paris when he received a telephone call telling him to fly home immediately. A horrible accident had put his big brother... more...

  • The Scarlet Professorby Barry Werth

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    During his thirty-seven years at Smith College, Newton Arvin published groundbreaking studies of Hawthorne, Whitman, Melville, and Longfellow that stand today as models of scholarship and psychological acuity. He cultivated friendships with the likes of Edmund Wilson and Lillian Hellman and became mentor to Truman Capote. A social radical and closeted... more...

  • Genetby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his permutations: poet, dandy, homosexual, thief; a 'thug of genius', as Simone de Beauvoir called him. Moving from Genet's illegitimate birth in... more...

  • The Twilight and Other Zonesby Stanley Wiater; Matthew Bradley

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 16.00

    A comprehensive study of the life and seminal work of author Richard Matheson examines his influence on the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres; offers a look at his award-winning novels, short stories, and screenplays; and includes essays by such notables as Dean Koontz, Brian Lumley, and Harlan Ellison on Matheson's significance in modern... more...

  • My Mark Twainby William Dean Howells

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this works, Howells reflects on the personality of Mark Twain. Through his deep-rooted friendship with the man, he gives an engrossing insight into his life. With unique perspectives and idiosyncratic experiences, one of the most influential men has been portrayed. more...

  • Letters of Anton Chekhovby Anton Chekhov

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Written in Chekhov's signature style, these letters ascertain his undisputable status as master of the written word. Besides dealing with personal matters, they also offer an interesting commentary on his various works as well as the political and social scenario of that age. Chekhov's characteristic blend of vivid narration and wit makes them... more...

  • Charles Dickens as a Readerby Charles Foster Kent

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    A remarkable and unique work, this book analyzes the reading habits of one of the greatest authors of all times. Kent scans the works that influenced and shaped Dickens’ thought processes throughout his life. Categorically concentrating on one side of his personality, this work enables the reader to understand the mind that created some of the... more...

  • Bjornstjerne Bjornsonby William Morton Payne

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The biography sheds light on the life of Norwegian playwright and poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson. That the nation hails him as a nationalist who propounded patriotic themes and ideas is eloquently described. The biography covers his major works, his ideals and convictions and follows his life till the state funeral that was accorded to him. more...