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  • A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstripby Kevin Brockmeier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.00

    At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been?the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes?but someone else altogether.   Over the course of one school year?seventh grade?he sets out in search of himself. Along... more...

  • For the Islands I Singby George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; US$ 7.99

    George Mackay Brown wrote this memoir in the years before his death in 1996, but he did not want it published while he lived. Here we see the author's simple, bardic honesty turned on himself. In particular, he looks at Orkney, where he was born the youngest child in a poor family, and which he rarely left. more...

  • Praeteritaby John Ruskin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 23.00

      As a memoir elevated to the level of fine art, John Ruskin?s Praeterita stands alongside The Education of Henry Adams and the confessions of Augustine, Rousseau, and Tolstoy. A luminous account of his childhood and youth, Praeterita is the last major work of the revolutionary nineteenth-century critic.   Written in the lucid intervals between... more...

  • Signed, Sealed, Deliveredby Nina Sankovitch

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 24.95

    The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten letter. Witty, moving, enlightening, and inspiring, Signed, Sealed, Delivered begins with Nina Sankovitch?s discovery of a trove of hundred... more...

  • The World Is My Homeby James A. Michener; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.95

    The New York Times Book Review ). In this exceptional memoir, the man himself tells the story of his remarkable life and describes the people, events, and ideas that shaped it. Moving backward and forward across time, he writes about the many strands of his experience: his passion for travel; his lifelong infatuation with literature, music, and painting;... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 19.99

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • Updikeby Adam Begley

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Updike is Adam Begley?s masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike?a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist,... more...

  • The Empathy Examsby Leslie Jamison

    Graywolf Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    From personal loss to phantom diseases, a bold and brilliant collection, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay Collection of Spring 2014 Beginning with her experience as a medical actor who was paid to act out symptoms for medical students to diagnose, Leslie Jamison?s visceral and revealing essays... more...

  • What Lips My Lips Have Kissedby Daniel Mark Epstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99

    A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century This is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved.... more...