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  • Mark Twain's Civil War

    by Mark Twain ...
    This collection of Twain’s fiction and nonfiction on the subject “provides insight into the war’s influence on this great American writer” (The Post and Courier, Charleston).Had there been no Civil War, the eminent American author known as Mark Twain would likely have spent his life as Sam Clemens, the Mississippi River steamboat pilot. When the war came and the steamboats stopped running, Clemens ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

    Essays and Arguments

    These widely acclaimed essays from the author of Infinite Jest -- on television, tennis, cruise ships, and more -- established David Foster Wallace as one of the preeminent essayists of his generation.In this exuberantly praised book -- a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Nostradamus

    The Man Who Saw Through Time

    by Lee McCann ...
    THE RICH, ACTIVELY FULFILLED LIFE of the French prophet, Michel de Nostradame, is the story of genius not only in its rarest but its most modern form. His ability foreshadowed a hope, now gaining a first hearing in this our day, that science may, in some not too remote tomorrow, discover principles of mental forces which will permit every man to realize within himself a reflection of the powers of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Tolstoy

    A Russian Life

    This biography of the brilliant author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina “should become the first resort for everyone drawn to its titanic subject” (Booklist, starred review).In November 1910, Count Lev Tolstoy died at a remote Russian railway station. At the time of his death, he was the most famous man in Russia, more revered than the tsar, with a growing international following. Born into an ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The World Is Bigger Now

    An American Journalist's Release from Captivity in North Korea . . . A Remarkable Story of Faith, Family, and Forgiveness

    For the first time, Euna Lee—the young wife, mother, and film editor detained in North Korea—tells a harrowing, but ultimately inspiring, story of survival and faith in one of the most isolated parts of the world.On March 17, 2009, Lee and her Current TV colleague Laura Ling were working on a documentary about the desperate lives of North Koreans fleeing their homeland for a chance at freedom when ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Levels of Life

    by Julian Barnes ...
    series Vintage International
    From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending comes an elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir—a "wise, funny, and devastating ... discourse on love and sorrow" (The New York Times Book Review).In this elegant triptych of history, fiction, and memoir, Julian Barnes has written about ballooning and photography, love and grief; about putting two things, and two people, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Max Perkins: Editor of Genius

    by A. Scott Berg ...
    The National Book Award winner from Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.The talents he nurtured were known worldwide: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and numerous others. But Maxwell Perkins remained a mystery, a backstage presence who served these authors not only as editor but also as critic, career manager, moneylender, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Take Me with You

    A Memoir

    by Carlos Frias ...
    Carlos Frías, an award-winning journalist and the American-born son of Cuban exiles, grew up hearing about his parents' homeland only in parables. Their Cuba, the one they left behind four decades ago, was ethereal. It existed, for him, only in their anecdotes, and in the family that remained in Cuba -- merely ghosts on the other end of a telephone.Until Fidel Castro fell ill.Sent to Cuba by his ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Aloysius X. L. Pendergast

    A Mysterious Profile

    series Mysterious Profiles
    #1 New York Times–bestselling authors: Get to know the ruthless, mysterious FBI agent, “one of thrillerdom’s most exciting and intriguing series leads” (Booklist).Acclaimed as “a modern-day Sherlock Holmes” (Associated Press) with a brilliant mind, a cultured manner, and a dark edge, Special Agent Aloysius X. L. Pendergast has calmly looked evil in the face throughout the long-running series that ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Happy Days

    My Mother, My Father, My Sister & Me

    Acclaimed 60 Minutes commentator and true-crime author Shana Alexander turns her journalist’s eye to her own unconventional family—and herself—in this fascinating, moving memoirShana Alexander spent most of her life trying to figure out her enigmatic parents. Milton Ager was a famous songwriter whose creations included “Ain’t She Sweet” and “Happy Days Are Here Again.” Cecelia Ager was a film ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Anne of Green Gables: The Complete Collection

    series The Greatest Fictional Characters of All Time
    This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Yoga

    Translated by John Lambert ...
    This is a book about yoga. Or at least, it was.Emmanuel Carrère is a renowned writer. After decades of emotional upheaval, he has begun to live successfully—he is healthy; he works; he loves. He practices meditation, striving to observe the world without evaluating it. In this state of heightened awareness, he sets out for a ten-day silent retreat in the French heartland, leaving his phone, his ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Getting Away from Already Being Pretty Much Away from It All

    An Essay

    Beloved for his keen eye, sharp wit, and relentless self-mockery, David Foster Wallace has been celebrated by both critics and fans as the voice of a generation. In this hilarious essay, originally published in the collection A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, he chronicles seven days in the Caribbean aboard the m.v. Zenith. As he partakes in supposedly fun activities offered on the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Fierce Attachments

    A Memoir

    series FSG Classics
    Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments—hailed by the New York Times for the renowned feminist author’s “mesmerizing, thrilling” truths within its pages—has been selected by the publication’s book critics as the #1 Best Memoir of the Past 50 Years.In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Red Bird, Red Power

    The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša

    Book 67 - American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series
    Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential—and controversial—American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša (1876–1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Tadeusz Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • The Most Dangerous Book

    The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

    **Recipient of the 2015 PEN New England Award for Nonfiction“The arrival of a significant young nonfiction writer . . . A measured yet bravura performance.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times**James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. Joyce, along with some of ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • My Time to Speak

    Reclaiming Ancestry and Confronting Race

    An inspiring, timely, and conversation-starting memoir from the barrier-breaking and Emmy Award–winning journalist Ilia Calderón—the first Afro-Latina to anchor a high-profile newscast for a major Hispanic broadcast network in the United States—about following your dreams, overcoming prejudice, and embracing your identity.As a child, Ilia Calderón felt like a typical girl from Colombia. In Chocó, ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Enough To Make A Cat Laugh

    by Deric Longden ...
    Throughout the 1990s, Deric Longden has shared his life with Aileen Armitage and four cats: Thermal, Tigger, Frink and shabby old Arthur. And the cats have found that sharing a life with Aileen can be a very painful business. She hardly ever trips over them these days, but they are always in danger of being mistaken for a cardigan, or being inadvertently locked away in the cellar. Ever since ... Read more

    $5.73 USD

  • Wrapped in Rainbows

    The Life of Zora Neale Hurston

    by Valerie Boyd ...
    From critically acclaimed journalist Valerie Boyd comes an eloquent profile of one of the most intriguing cultural figures of the twentieth century—Zora Neale Hurston.A woman of enormous talent and remarkable drive, Zora Neale Hurston published seven books, many short stories, and several articles and plays over a career that spanned more than thirty years. Today, nearly every black woman writer ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Agatha Christie

    An Elusive Woman

    by Lucy Worsley ...
    A new, fascinating account of the life of Agatha Christie from celebrated literary and cultural historian Lucy Worsley."Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was."Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was “just” an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn’t? Her life is fascinating for its mysteries and its passions and, as Lucy Worsley says, ... Read more

    $19.95 USD

  • Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

    One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut

    by Rob Sheffield ...
    From the bestselling author of Love Is a Mix Tape and Turn Around Bright Eyes, "a funny, insightful look at the sublime torture of adolescence".—Entertainment WeeklyThe 1980s meant MTV and John Hughes movies, big dreams and bigger shoulder pads, and millions of teen girls who nursed crushes on the members of Duran Duran. As a solitary teenager stranded in the suburbs, Rob Sheffield had a lot to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Sometimes You Have to Lie

    The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy

    by Leslie Brody ...
    In this inspiring biography, discover the true story of Harriet the Spy author Louise Fitzhugh -- and learn about the woman behind one of literature's most beloved heroines.Harriet the Spy, first published in 1964, has mesmerized generations of readers and launched a million diarists. Its beloved antiheroine, Harriet, is erratic, unsentimental, and endearing -- very much like the woman who created ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Sunshine State

    Essays

    by Sarah Gerard ...
    Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay • F****inalist for the Southern Book PrizeA *New York Times*Critics’ Best Books of the Year • An NPR Best Book of the Year • A NYLON Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • A Buzzfeed Best Nonfiction Book of the Year • An Entrophy Magazine Best Non-Fiction Book of t... ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • There's a Mystery There

    The Primal Vision of Maurice Sendak

    by Jonathan Cott ...
    An extraordinary, path-breaking, and penetrating book on the life and work and creative inspirations of the great children's book genius Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in his stature and recognition as a major American artist, period.Polymath and master interviewer Jonathan Cott first interviewed Maurice Sendak in 1976 for Rolling Stone, just at the time when Outside ... Read more

    $15.99 USD