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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...