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- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.39
A fascinating look at the life of the author who created such modern classics as Carrie , IT, and The Shining. One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world today, Stephen King has become part of pop culture history. But who is the man behind those tales of horror, grief, and the supernatural? Where do these ideas come from?... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 12.00
"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...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 7.39
"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...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 2.76
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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita , Pnin , Despair , The Gift , The Real Life of Sebastian Knigh t, and The Defense . From the Trade Paperback... more...
- 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...
- Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 21.95
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.39
In time for the 50th anniversary of Catch-22 , Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book), illuminates his most vital subject yet in this first biography of Joseph Heller. Joseph Heller was a Coney Island kid, the son of Russian immigrants, who went on to great fame and fortune.... more...
- Howard Books 2011; US$ 19.99
Now in paperback?in the bestselling tradition of The Glass Castle and The Liar?s Club comes the captivating memoir of a young girl forced by her mother?s instability to care for her siblings. E ven if others abandon you, you must never abandon yourself. This simple truth became Terry Helwig?s lifeline as she was forced to grow up too... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
Jack is the intimate, extraordinary story of the gregarious, irascible trailblazer who propelled Canada into a cultural coming of age and changed the business and flavour of book publishing forever. Jack McClelland, credited with bringing Margaret Atwood, Mordecai Richler, Margaret Laurence, Leonard Cohen, Farley Mowat, and Pierre Berton, among others,... more...