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  • J.D. Robb: A Biographyby Leslie Truex

    Hyperink 2012; US$ 2.99

    J.D. Robb is the pen name Nora Roberts uses for her In Death series of futuristic police procedurals. She is a prolific writer with over 200 published novels, 176 New York Times bestsellers, and over 400 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Over 34 of the books are from Robbs In Death series and since 2007, each In Death book has been a... more...

  • The Year of Magical Thinkingby Joan Didion

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage–and a life, in good times and bad–that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan... more...

  • For Bread Aloneby Mohamed Choukri; Paul Bowles

    Saqi 2012; US$ 7.49

    Driven by famine from their home in the Rif, Mohamed's family walks to Tangier in search of a better life. But things are no better there. Eight of Mohamed's siblings die of malnutrition and neglect, and one is killed by his father in a fit of rage. On moving to another province Mohamed learns how to charm and steal, and discovers the joys of drugs,... more...

  • Running for the Hillsby Horatio Clare

    Scribner 2006; US$ 10.99

    Before Horatio Clare was born, his parents fell in love with a place -- a remote sheep farm in Wales, physically and in every other way far from the lives they were forging as young professionals in London. The farm was high up a mountain, nearly impassable in winter. The neighbors were surly, or perhaps just unused to foreigners. But the setting was... more...

  • Neal Cassadyby David Sandison; Graham Vickers

    Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 19.95

    This fascinating and in-depth biography of Neal Cassady takes a look at the man who achieved immortality as Dean Moriarty, the central character in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road . A charismatic, funny, articulate, and formidably intelligent man, Cassady was also a compulsive womanizer who lived life on the edge. His naturalistic, conversational writing... more...

  • The Geography of Loveby Glenda Burgess

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 14.00

    “If I had given it much thought, I might have hesitated to marry a man for whom at the age of 45 much of the past was too painful to consider--for either of us. Truthfully, thought had little to do with it.  Instinct did--the instinct to seize a sure and ebullient happiness or go down trying.” Falling in love is arguably the greatest risk and... more...

  • More, Now, Againby Elizabeth Wurtzel

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 11.99

    I crush up my pills and snort them like dust. They are my sugar. They are the sweetness in the days that have none. They drip through me like tupelo honey. Then they are gone. Then I need more. I always need more. For all of my life I have needed more. A precocious literary light, Elizabeth Wurtzel published her groundbreaking memoir of depression,... more...

  • Robertson Daviesby Val Ross

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.95

    National bestseller and a Globe and Mail Best Book A fascinating, larger-than-life character, Davies left a treasure trove of stories about him when he died in 1995 — expertly arranged here into a revealing portrait. From his student days onward, Robertson Davies made a huge impression on those around him. He was so clearly bound for a glorious... more...

  • Otherwiseby Farley Mowat

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 16.95

    A Canadian icon gives us his final book, a memoir of the events that shaped this beloved writer and activist. Farley Mowat has been beguiling readers for fifty years now, creating a body of writing that has thrilled two generations, selling literally millions of copies in the process. In looking back over his accomplishments, we are reminded of his... more...

  • Ardent Spiritsby Reynolds Price

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.99

    In his third volume of memoir, Reynolds Price explores six crucial years of his life -- his departure from home in 1955 to spend three years as a student at Oxford University; then his return to North Carolina to begin his long career as a university teacher. He gives often moving, and frequently comic, portraits of his great teachers in England... more...