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- 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...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 21.95
" Edge Seasons engages the reader from the first page. It is a joyful, lyrical celebration of life and of the Earth we inhabit, always grounded in the here and now. Dense as it is with meaning and description, it is an effortless read that makes us look anew at life, and the promise of each day that we are given. It is, quite simply, a wonderful... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.00
A beautifully rendered portrait of family and loss, of childhood and manhood by a supremely gifted writer evaluating the sum of his experiences and emerging with a moving work of the highest level. J. D. Dolan was vacationing in Paris when he received a telephone call telling him to fly home immediately. A horrible accident had put his big brother... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00
In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his permutations: poet, dandy, homosexual, thief; a 'thug of genius', as Simone de Beauvoir called him. Moving from Genet's illegitimate birth in... more...