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  • 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...

  • Mornings with Mailerby Dwayne Raymond

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.39

    “ Mornings with Mailer is a tender and affectionate view of the protean author at the end of the Big Novel that was his life. Dwayne Raymond’s book offers a uniquely intimate perspective on one of our literary giants. Applause.” — Tom Piazza, author of City of Refuge “In this moving memoir, Dwayne Raymond provides an intimate look at the daily... more...

  • The Joy of Writingby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 18.00

    Drawing on his fifty years as an award-winning journalist and author of some of the finest books on Canadian history, Pierre Berton has written a witty and practical guide for writers. With almost every book a bestseller, clearly this writer knows what it takes to succeed in the publishing world. From the all-important rule of “knowing your audience”... more...

  • Runaway Waltzby Frederic Morton

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 25.00

    One of the most revered essayists and novelists of his generation, Frederic Morton has captured with matchless immediacy the glamour of Vienna before World War I and the storied opulence of the Rothschild family in his bestselling and award-winning works. Now, in his first book in more than fifteen years, he delivers a luminous look at his own unique... more...

  • Prime Green: Remembering the Sixtiesby Robert Stone

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.46

    From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter, to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, turbulent, and fascinating glory. Building on personal vignettes from Robert Stone's travels across America, the legendary novelist offers not only a riveting... more...

  • Straight Up and Dirtyby Stephanie Klein

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    "I did have my own friends, my own salary, my health, and TiVo: all the important things we're likely to take for granted. Still, when it hit that I'd now have to date again, I panicked. Dating meant nightclubs, heels, and black. It meant, 'No, thank you. Really, I'm full.' It meant matching bras and underwear. Clothes with the micro used to describe... more...

  • Wordsworthby Juliet Barker

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The figure of William Wordsworth looms over the nineteenth century like a presiding genius. Sage, seer, and Poet Laureate, Wordsworth was revered by his Victorian contemporaries as a writer of tender, lyrical poetry, a controversial challenger of social and artistic convention, a devoted champion of country life, and the spiritual founder of the conservation... more...

  • Proust's Overcoatby Lorenza Foschini

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    “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...

  • 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...