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  • Paperboyby Christopher Fowler

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.09

    Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his... more...

  • Hiding Manby Tracy Daugherty

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    In the 1960s Donald Barthelme came to prominence as the leader of the Postmodern movement. He was a fixture at the New Yorker, publishing more than 100 short stories, including such masterpieces as "Me and Miss Mandible," the tale of a thirty-five-year-old sent to elementary school by clerical error, and "A Shower of Gold," in which a sculptor agrees... more...

  • Burning the Daysby James Salter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James... more...

  • Wishing for Snowby Minrose Gwin

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    Inthe tradition of Jeanette Walls’ TheGlass Castle and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants , novelist Minrose Gwin offers a beautifullycrafted memoir of rediscovering her mother, the mentally ill poet Erin Taylor,after a life of growing up with her in the South. In an intimate, surprising,emotional, and ultimately uplifting journey into her mother’s... more...

  • You Better Not Cryby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 11.20

    You've eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover…but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant,... more...

  • Voices of Timeby Eduardo Galeano; Mark Fried

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 6.79

    A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his... more...

  • A Wolf at the Tableby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 11.20

    "As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes…I wasn't altogether sure about one... more...

  • Sandhills Boyby Elmer Kelton

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 6.79

    "One thing is certain," a reviewer in True West Magazine recently said, "as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die." Few would disagree with the assessment of the man whose peers voted the "Best Western writer of all time" and whose 50 novels form a testament and tribute to the American West. ... more...

  • Typingby Matt Cohen

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 15.95

    Matt Cohen left us all a gift when he decided, in the last six months of his life, to write a memoir. Typing is an invaluable and touching reckoning of the writing life, funny in many places, brilliant in others. It's also the story of the flourishing of writing in Canada: Cohen was at the centre of our country's cultural life for over three decades.... more...

  • Lucy Maud Montgomeryby Mary Henley Rubio

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.95

    Mary Henley Rubio has spent over two decades researching Montgomery’s life, and has put together a comprehensive and penetrating picture of this Canadian literary icon, all set in rich social context. Extensive interviews with people who knew Montgomery – her son, maids, friends, relatives, all now deceased – are only part of the material gathered... more...