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  • Biographical Study of A. W. Kinglakeby William Tuckwell

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An in-depth study of the life and works of English historian and travel writer, A. W. Kinglake. All facets of his life have been discussed in great detail; they also provide a vivid commentary on the social and political set-up of the time. Highly informative! more...

  • Letters of Anton Chekhovby Anton Chekhov

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Written in Chekhov's signature style, these letters ascertain his undisputable status as master of the written word. Besides dealing with personal matters, they also offer an interesting commentary on his various works as well as the political and social scenario of that age. Chekhov's characteristic blend of vivid narration and wit makes them... more...

  • A Great Unrecorded Historyby Wendy Moffat

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 6.79

    A REVELATORY LOOK AT THE INTIMATE LIFE OF THE GREAT AUTHOR—AND HOW IT SHAPED HIS MOST BE LOVED WORKS With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Maurice in 1970, E. M. Forster came out as a homosexual— though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues in A Great... more...

  • Paperboyby Christopher Fowler

    Transworld 2009; US$ 14.09

    Christopher Fowler's memoir captures life in suburban London as it has rarely been seen: through the eyes of a lonely boy who spends his days between the library and the cinema, devouring novels, comics, cereal packets - anything that might reveal a story. Caught between an ever-sensible but exhausted mother and a DIY-obsessed father fighting his... more...

  • Hiding Manby Tracy Daugherty

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79

    In the 1960s Donald Barthelme came to prominence as the leader of the Postmodern movement. He was a fixture at the New Yorker, publishing more than 100 short stories, including such masterpieces as "Me and Miss Mandible," the tale of a thirty-five-year-old sent to elementary school by clerical error, and "A Shower of Gold," in which a sculptor agrees... more...

  • Burning the Daysby James Salter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant book of recollection, one of America's finest writers re-creates people, places, and events spanning some fifty years, bringing to life an entire era through one man's sensibility. Scenes of love and desire, friendship, ambition, life in foreign cities and New York, are unforgettably rendered here in the unique style for which James... more...

  • Wishing for Snowby Minrose Gwin

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    Inthe tradition of Jeanette Walls’ TheGlass Castle and Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants , novelist Minrose Gwin offers a beautifullycrafted memoir of rediscovering her mother, the mentally ill poet Erin Taylor,after a life of growing up with her in the South. In an intimate, surprising,emotional, and ultimately uplifting journey into her mother’s... more...

  • A Wolf at the Tableby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 11.20

    "As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried it and told me I must never tell. It was the only thing we'd ever done together as father and son, and I promised not to tell. But unlike most dreams, the memory of this one never left me. And sometimes…I wasn't altogether sure about one... more...

  • Sandhills Boyby Elmer Kelton

    Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 6.79

    "One thing is certain," a reviewer in True West Magazine recently said, "as long as there are writers as skillful as Elmer Kelton, Western literature will never die." Few would disagree with the assessment of the man whose peers voted the "Best Western writer of all time" and whose 50 novels form a testament and tribute to the American West. ... more...

  • You Better Not Cryby Augusten Burroughs

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 11.20

    You've eaten too much candy at Christmas…but have you ever eaten the face off a six-footstuffed Santa? You've seen gingerbread houses…but have you ever made your own gingerbread tenement? You've woken up with a hangover…but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself? Augusten Burroughs has, and in this caustically funny, nostalgic, poignant,... more...