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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...

  • Traplinesby John Rember

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In 1987, John Rember returned home to Sawtooth Valley, where he had been brought up. He returned out of a homing instinct: the same forty acres that had sustained his family?s horses had sustained a vision of a place where he belonged in the world, a life where he could get up in the morning, step out the door, and catch dinner from the Salmon River.... 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...

  • Blood-Dark Trackby Joseph O'Neill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From the bestselling and PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of Netherland, a fascinating, personal, and beautifully crafted family history. Joseph O'Neill's grandfathers--one Turkish, one Irish--were both imprisoned for suspected subversion during the Second World War. The Irish grandfather, a handsome rogue from a family of small farmers, was an active... 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...

  • Almost a Familyby John Darnton

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...