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  • Sir Walter Raleigh and His Timesby Charles Kingsley

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    This is a very well-researched and authentic biography of Sir Walter Raleigh that places the great personality into its proper context. He was a true Renaissance man with a wide array of interests. His diverse personality and multifaceted interests are amazingly captured in this book. The work with its realistic depiction, inspires deeply. more...

  • A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Geniusby Dave Eggers

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 11.99

    From the author of The Circle— the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks! "Exhilarating…Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious… A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" ( The New York Times Book Review ). A Heartbreaking... 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...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...

  • The World of Raymond Chandlerby Raymond Chandler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

     Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler’s life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Noël Coward (“There is much... more...

  • The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklasby Gertrude Stein

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 13.95

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time 'I always wanted to be historical,' Gertrude Stein once quipped. In 1932, Stein began writing the 'autobiography' of her longtime friend and companion, Alice B. Toklas. The book, an immediate bestseller, guaranteed them both a place in history. An account of their... more...

  • I, Asimovby Isaac Asimov

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    Arguably the greatest science fiction writer who ever lived, Isaac Asimov also possessed one of the most brilliant and original minds of our time. His accessible style and far-reaching interests in subjects ranging from science to humor to history earned him the nickname “the Great Explainer.” I. Asimov is his personal story—vivid, open, and honest—as... more...

  • The Bell Jarby Sylvia Plath

    Faber & Faber 2008; US$ 12.49

    I was supposed to be having the time of my life. When Esther Greenwood wins an internship on a New York fashion magazine in 1953, she is elated, believing she will finally realise her dream to become a writer. But in between the cocktail parties and piles of manuscripts, Esther's life begins to slide out of control. She finds herself spiralling... 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...

  • Prime Greenby Robert Stone

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    A memoir of America's most turbulent, whimsical decade, in the words of the man who experienced it all... From the New York City of Kline and De Kooning to the jazz era of New Orleans's French Quarter to Ken Kesey's psychedelic California, Prime Green explores the 1960s in all its weird, innocent, fascinating glory. An account framed by two wars, it... more...