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Literary

  • The Wars of the Rooseveltsby William J. Mann

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    The award-winning author presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist biographical history of one of America?s greatest and most influential families?the Roosevelts?exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries with his signature cinematic flair. Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews... more...

  • Had She But Knownby Charlotte MacLeod

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2016; US$ 9.99

    Before Agatha Christie, there was America?s Mistress of Mystery. This is the story of her life and creative legacy, from the butler who did it to Batman. In the decades since her death in 1958, master storyteller Mary Roberts Rinehart has often been compared to Agatha Christie. But while Rinehart was once a household name, today she is largely... more...

  • The Feudby Alex Beam

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania. In 1940, Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him... more...

  • Of All That Endsby GŁnter Grass; Breon Mitchell

    Random House 2016; US$ 18.32 US$ 15.50

    The final work of Nobel Prize-winning writer GŁnter Grass ? a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and the world. Suddenly, in spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness.... more...

  • Alice in Spaceby Gillian Beer

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass , Lewis Carroll created fantastic worlds that continue to delight and trouble readers of all ages today. Few consider, however, that Carroll conceived his Alice books during the 1860s, a moment of intense intellectual upheaval, as new scientific, linguistic, educational, and mathematical... more...

  • Naming Thy Nameby Elaine Scarry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 20.25

    A fascinating case for the identity of Shakespeare?s beautiful young man SHAKESPEARE?S SONNETS ARE indisputably the most enigmatic and enduring love poems written in English. They also may be the most often argued-over sequence of love poems in any language. But what is it that continues to elude us? While it is in part the spellbinding incantations,... more...

  • Two-Part Inventionby Madeleine L'Engle

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    In the final memoir of her Crosswicks Journals, the author of A Wrinkle in Time paints an intimate portrait of her forty-year marriage. A long-term marriage has to move beyond chemistry to compatibility, to friendship, to companionship. † As Newbery Medal winner Madeleine L?Engle describes a relationship characterized by compassion, respect,... more...

  • A Circle of Quietby Madeleine L'Engle

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in this memoir, the first of her Crosswicks Journals. Every so often I need OUT. .†.†. My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings. .†.†. I sit there, dangling... more...

  • The Summer of the Great-Grandmotherby Madeleine L'Engle

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    A poignant meditation on the bonds between mothers and daughters?and the inescapable effects of time?from the author of A Wrinkle in Time . In the second memoir of her Crosswicks Journals, Madeleine L?Engle chronicles a season of extremes. Four generations of family have gathered at Crosswicks, her Connecticut farmhouse, to care for L?Engle?s... more...

  • The Irrational Seasonby Madeleine L'Engle

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The bestselling author of A Wrinkle in Time contemplates the true meaning of faith in the third installment of her series of memoirs. Upon her death, the New York Times hailed Madeleine L?Engle as ?an author whose childhood fables, religious meditations and fanciful science fiction transcended both genre and generation.? L?Engle has long captivated... more...