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  • Rory & Itaby Roddy Doyle

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    From the internationally acclaimed, bestselling novelist -- his first ever non-fiction book: a poignant, illuminating journey through a century of modern Ireland as told through the eyes of his parents. Ita Doyle: ?In all my life I have lived in two houses, had two jobs, and one husband. I?m a very interesting person.? Rory and Ita tells -- largely... more...

  • 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...

  • Proust's Overcoatby Lorenza Foschini

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 15.99

    ?A rare and wonderfully written book of literary detection that is heartbreaking as well as thrilling.? ?Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient   In the tradition of Simon Winchester?s The Professor and the Madman comes Proust?s Overcoat by Lorenza Foschini?the charming, endlessly intriguing story of a collector?s obsessive... more...

  • Almost a Familyby John Darnton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    From the Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist and best-selling author: a beautifully crafted memoir of his lifelong chase after his father?s shadow. John was eleven months old when his father, Barney Darnton?a war correspondent for The New York Times? was killed in World War II, but his absence left a more profound imprint on the family than any living... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Anecdotes of Johnsonby Hesther Lynch Piozzi

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Piozzi's markedly distinctive and colloquial style is illuminated in the memoir "Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson". It is an engaging study of an idiosyncratic and self-absorbing persona. It captures a very different side of Johnson during the last twenty years of his life. The specific linguistic and stylistic features of the biography... more...