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  • Not Just Janeby Shelley DeWees

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    ?Not Just Jane restores seven of England?s most fascinating and subversive literary voices to their rightful places in history. Shelley DeWees tells each woman writer?s story with wit, passion, and an astute understanding of the society in which she lived and wrote. ? ? Dr. Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of Georgiana: Duchess... more...

  • That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentrationby Alan Shapiro

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan Shapiro could have written. In this book, Shapiro brings his characteristic warmth, humor, and many years as both poet and teacher... more...

  • I Read the News Today, Oh Boyby Paul Howard

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.79

    Few people rode the popular wave of the sixties quite like Tara Browne. One of Swinging London's most popular faces, he lived fast, died young and was immortalized for ever in the opening lines of 'A Day in the Life', a song that many critics regard as The Beatles' finest. But who was John Lennon's lucky man who made the grade and then blew his mind... more...

  • Keeping On Keeping Onby Alan Bennett

    Profile Books 2016; US$ 22.65

    'I seem to have banged on this year rather more than usual. I make no apology for that, nor am I nervous that it will it make a jot of difference. I shall still be thought to be kindly, cosy and essentially harmless. I am in the pigeon-hole marked 'no threat' and did I stab Judi Dench with a pitchfork I should still be a teddy bear.' Alan Bennett's... more...

  • A Life Discardedby Alexander Masters

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Alexander Masters, the bestselling author of Stuart: A Life Backwards , asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap In 2001, 148 tattered and mold-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a skip on a building site in Cambridge. Tens of thousands of pages were filled to the edges... more...

  • The Invention of Angela Carterby Edmund Gordon

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65 US$ 20.00

    Angela Carter is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and beguiling writers of the last century. Her work stands out for its bawdiness and linguistic zest, its hospitality to the fantastic and the absurd, and its extraordinary inventiveness and range. Her life was as modern and as unconventional as anything in her fiction. Born Angela... more...

  • Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian Americanby Okey Ndibe

    Soho Press 2016; US$ 20.00

    The author of Foreign Gods, Inc. and Arrows of Rain tells his own immigrant?s tale, where what is lost in translation is often as hilarious as it is harrowing.  Okey Ndibe?s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential?but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency?... more...

  • The Unknown Kerouacby Jack Kerouac; Todd Tietchen; Jean-Christophe Cloutier

    Library of America 2016; US$ 35.00

    In On the Road and other iconic works, Jack Kerouac created a quintessentially American voice and a revolutionary prose style. This remarkable gathering of previously unpublished writings reveals as never before the extraordinary literary journey that led to his phenomenal success?a journey with deep roots in the language and culture of Kerouac?s... more...

  • Over the Hills and Far Awayby Matthew Dennison

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 13.49

    A beautifully written and produced celebration of the life of Beatrix Potter, one of the nation's best-loved authors. more...

  • Waldenby Henry David Thoreau

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.20

    Henry David Thoreau is considered one of the leading figures in early American literature, and Walden is without doubt his most influential book. It recounts the author's experiences living in a small house in the woods around Walden Pond near Concord in Massachusetts. Thoreau constructed the house himself, with the help of a few friends, to see... more...