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  • 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$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Anne Sextonby Arthur Furst

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    Striking photos of the alluring, defiant, and mesmerizing poet Anne Sexton-many published for the first time in this exclusive collection-taken during the last summer of her life, before her suicide on October 4, 1974 According to those who knew her best, Anne Sexton was always preparing for her death, almost like an Egyptian queen constructing... more...

  • Women of Mysteryby Martha Hailey DuBose

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 8.99

    In this remarkable book, Martha Hailey DuBose has given those multitudes of readers who love the mystery novel an indispensable addition to their libraries. Unlike other works on the subject, Women of Mystery is not merely a directory of the novelists and their publications with a few biographical details. DuBose combines extensive research into... more...

  • Beatrix Potterby Linda Lear

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 20.78

    Beatrix Potter's books are adored by millions, but they were just one aspect of an extraordinary life. This captivating biography brings us the passionate, unconventional woman behind the beloved stories: a gifted artist and shrewd businesswoman; a pioneering scientific researcher; a powerful landowner who conserved acres of Lakeland countryside;... more...

  • Gigby Simon Armitage

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    A poet is a rock star without the sex'n'drugs, or the rock'n'roll. But that never stopped Simon Armitage dreaming, and in Gig , he explores how music and the muse intertwine in work and in life. Crammed with stories, anecdotes, jokes, absurdities, the odd informal homily, pitfalls and pratfalls (not all the author's own), Yorkshire life and death,... more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Julia Briggs

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    Virgina Woolf is the greatest of all British women writers and one of the most influential figures in twentieth-century writing. She was a novelist utterly immersed in books, wholly original, passionate, vivid and with a steely dedication to her art. Yet given that what we value about Woolf's life is her nine great novels, most writing about her tends... more...

  • CLINGING TO THE WRECKAGEby John Mortimer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98

    Clinging to the Wreckage is the first part of John Mortimer's acclaimed autobiography. Here he recounts his solitary childhood in the English countryside, with affectionate portraits of his remote parents - an increasingly unconventional barrister father, whose blindness must never be mentioned, battling earwigs in the mutinous garden, and a vague... more...