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  • Savage Shorthandby Jerome Charyn

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95

    Hailed as the first great Soviet writer, Isaac Babel was at once a product and a victim of violent revolution. In tales of Cossack marauders and flashy Odessa gangsters, he perfectly captured the raw, edgy mood of the first years of the Russian Revolution. Masked, reckless, impassioned, charismatic, Babel himself was as fascinating as the characters... more...

  • All Will Be Wellby John McGahern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    From award-winning author John McGahern, a memoir of his childhood in the Irish countryside and the beginnings of his life as a writer.McGahern describes his early years as one of seven children growing up in rural County Leitrim, a childhood was marked by his father?s violent nature and the early death of his beloved mother. Tracing the memories of... more...

  • Robertson Daviesby Val Ross

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.95

    National bestseller and a Globe and Mail Best Book A fascinating, larger-than-life character, Davies left a treasure trove of stories about him when he died in 1995 ? expertly arranged here into a revealing portrait. From his student days onward, Robertson Davies made a huge impression on those around him. He was so clearly bound for a glorious... more...

  • Otherwiseby Farley Mowat

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 16.95

    A Canadian icon gives us his final book, a memoir of the events that shaped this beloved writer and activist. Farley Mowat has been beguiling readers for fifty years now, creating a body of writing that has thrilled two generations, selling literally millions of copies in the process. In looking back over his accomplishments, we are reminded of his... more...

  • Ardent Spiritsby Reynolds Price

    Scribner 2009; US$ 24.99

    In his third volume of memoir, Reynolds Price explores six crucial years of his life -- his departure from home in 1955 to spend three years as a student at Oxford University; then his return to North Carolina to begin his long career as a university teacher. He gives often moving, and frequently comic, portraits of his great teachers in England... more...

  • A Personal Recordby Joseph Conrad

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Nearly lost for a very long time, “A Personal Record”, the second of Conrad's autobiographical memoirs, first appeared in 1912. This collection retraces the author's East European background, his life during voyages, his obsession with English language, and the influence of his writings as one of the milestones in modern English literature.... more...

  • Notes on Life and Lettersby Joseph Conrad

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Joseph Conrad's Notes on Life and Letters was first published in 1921. It is "a thin array (for such a stretch of time) of really innocent attitudes: Conrad literary, Conrad political, Conrad reminiscent, Conrad controversial. Well, yes! A one-man show – or is it merely the show of one man?" Including the political treatise Notes... more...

  • The Private Life of Napoleonby Louis Constant Wairy

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    In these pages the personal life of the great conqueror Napoleon is discussed; his excesses, his kindness, his wisdom and thoughtfulness and his vices are all eloquently described. The book follows his rise from a commoner to a great marshal and then his downfall. Through the eyes of his personal valet, the great man is depicted in all his greatness... more...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Published in 1855, My Bondage and My Freedom is the second autobiography by Frederick Douglass. Douglass reflects on the various aspects of his life, first as a slave and than as a freeman. He depicts the path his early life took, his memories of being owned, and how he managed to achieve his freedom. This is an inspirational account of a man who struggled... more...

  • Honoré de Balzacby Albert Keim

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    This biography amazingly captures the details of Balzac’s life. Almost a complete sketch of his life, the work also sheds light on his brilliancy as a writer. His far reaching influence, nationally and internationally has also been discussed. A profound insight into the writer’s personality. more...