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  • Moonlight on Linoleumby Terry Helwig; Sue Monk Kidd

    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...

  • Jack: A Life With Writersby James King

    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...

  • Cutty, One Rockby August Kleinzahler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 16.99

    Cutty, One Rock takes the reader on a wild journey by airplane, bus, ferry, and foot from childhood to early manhood in the company of a New Jersey family in equal measures cultivated and deranged. We witness scenes of passionate, even violent intensity that give rise to meditations on eros and literature, the solitariness of travel, and the poetics... more...

  • The Great Northern Expressby Howard Frank Mosher

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 15.00

    From bestselling, nationally celebrated author Howard Frank Mosher, a wildly funny and deeply personal account of his three-month, 20,000-mile sojourn to discover what he loved enough to live for.   Several months before novelist Howard Frank Mosher turned sixty-five, he learned that he had prostate cancer. Following forty-six intensive radiation treatments,... more...

  • Of Time and Memoryby Don J. Snyder

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Don Snyder knew nothing about his mother aside from the terrible fact that she died at the age of nineteen, just sixteen days after giving birth to him and his twin brother. All his life Don had been too shy, too deeply pained to ask his father or grandparents to tell him the story of the lovely girl named Peggy Snyder--what delighted or troubled her,... more...

  • In Search of J. D. Salingerby Ian Hamilton

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Ian Hamilton wrote two books on J. D. Salinger. Only one, this one, was published. The first, called J . D. Salinger: A Writing Life , despite undergoing many changes to accommodate Salinger was still victim of a legal ban. Salinger objected to the use of his letters, in the end to any use of them. The first book had to be shelved. With great enterprise... more...

  • Man to Manby Michael Korda

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Although prostate cancer is a disease that strikes nearly 200,000 men every year, it is a disease that has been shrouded in silence, in part because it strikes at the very core of masculine identity.  But in Man to Man , bestselling author Michael Korda breaks that silence, turning the story of his illness and recovery into a candid and instructive... more...

  • Frances Partridgeby Anne Chisholm

    Orion 2009; US$ 15.99

    Frances Partridge: the last survivor of the Bloomsbury group - the authorised biography. Frances Partridge was one of the great British diarists of the 20th century. She became part of the Bloomsbury group encountering Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey, the Bells, Roger Fry, Maynard Keynes, Dora Carrington and Ralph Partridge. She and Ralph fell... more...

  • Aldous Huxleyby Nicholas Murray

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 21.99

    The grandson of biologist T. H. Huxley, Aldous Huxley had a privileged background and was educated at Eton and Oxford despite an eye infection that left him nearly blind. Having learned braille his eyesight then improved enough for him to start writing, and by the 1920s he had become a fashionable figure, producing witty and daring novels like CROME... more...

  • Giving Up the Ghostby Hilary Mantel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 17.99

    In postwar rural England, Hilary Mantel is a fierce, self-possessed child, schooling herself in "chivalry, horsemanship, and swordplay" and convinced that she will become a boy at age four. Catholic school comes as a rude distraction from her rich inner life. At home, where fathers and stepfathers come and go at strange, overlapping intervals, the... more...