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  • The Professor and the Madman

    A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

    A New York Times Notable BookThe Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.The making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

    by Mary McCarthy ...
    Tracing her moral struggles to the day she accidentally took a sip of water before her Communion—a mortal sin—Mary McCarthy gives us eight funny and heartrending essays about the illusive and redemptive nature of memory“During the course of writing this, I’ve often wished that I were writing fiction.”Originally published in large part as standalone essays in the New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar, ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    by Maya Angelou ...
    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a ... Read more

    $7.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Big Russ & Me

    Father & Son: Lessons of Life

    by Tim Russert ...
    Over the last two decades, before his death in 2008 at the age of 58, Tim Russert had become one of the most trusted and admired figures in American television journalism. Throughout his career he spent time with presidents and popes, world leaders and newsmakers, celebrities and sports heroes, but one person stood out to him in terms of his strength of character, modest grace and simple decency ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Into Thin Air

    by Jon Krakauer ...
    National Bestseller"A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLEA bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Everybody Behaves Badly

    The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

    **The New York Times bestseller. “**Fiendishly readable . . . a deeply, almost obsessively researched biography of a book.”—The Washington PostIn the summer of 1925, Ernest Hemingway and a clique of raucous companions traveled to Pamplona, Spain, for the town’s infamous running of the bulls. Then, over the next six weeks, he channeled that trip’s maelstrom of drunken brawls, sexual rivalry, ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Fever Pitch

    by Nick Hornby ...
    A brilliant memoir from the beloved, bestselling author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and About A Boy.In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field.Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place

    A Memoir

    by Howard Norman ...
    “Some books celebrate the human condition; others commiserate with us. This memoir does both.” —Helen Oyeyemi, NPRThis spellbinding memoir by the National Book Award–nominated author of The Bird Artist begins with a portrait, both harrowing and hilarious, of a midwestern boy’s summer working in a bookmobile, under the shadow of his grifter father and the erotic tutelage of his brother’s girlfriend ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • All Over but the Shoutin'

    by Rick Bragg ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of the YearThis haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Writing Past Dark

    Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

    Named One of "The Essential Books for Writing" (The Center for Fiction) and One of "The Best Books for Writers" (Poets & Writers)“In the spirit of Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Friedman...gives heartfelt counsel to those who need to be coaxed into the creative process."—Washington PostAn indispensable guide for writers that explores the emotional side of writing and offers insightful advice on ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Madalyonun İçi

    “Toplumda aradığı desteği ve başarıyı bulamayan kişiler giderek içe kapanır ve gerçek yaşamda elde edemediği itibarı iç dünyasında aramaya başlar. Düşünce ve hayallerin giderek yoğunlaştığı bu dönem, kişi için çok sıkıntılı ve ıstıraplıdır.”İnsan denen muhteşem varlığın yine kendisi gibi muhteşem iç dünyası…Yıllardır panik atak yaşayan bir işadamı; kendini peygamber ilan eden bir doktor; çok temiz ... Read more

    $3.62 USD

  • The Narnian

    The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis

    by Alan Jacobs ...
    A journey into the imagination of C.S. Lewis explores the themes and life events that contributed to The Chronicles of Narnia, the most enduring classics of children’s literatureC.S. Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century and arguably the most influential Christian writer of his day. Yet among his poetry, literary history and criticism, novels and Christian apologetics stands ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Literary Life

    A Second Memoir

    Pulitzer Prize–winner Larry McMurtry follows up his memoir Books with this engrossing and deeply personal reflection on the life of a writer.Larry McMurtry is that rarest of artists, a prolific and genre-transcending writer who has delighted generations with his witty and elegant prose. In Literary Life, the sequel to Books, he expounds on the private trials and triumphs of being a writer. From ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • A Dream Called Home

    A Memoir

    by Reyna Grande ...
    “Here is a life story so unbelievable, it could only be true.” —Sandra Cisneros, bestselling author of The House on Mango StreetFrom bestselling author of the remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us comes an inspiring account of one woman’s quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Daybook, Turn, Prospect

    The Journey of an Artist

    by Anne Truitt ...
    All three of Anne Truitt’s artist’s journals in one e-volume, the illuminating, inspiring record of a woman’s reconciliation of the call of creative work with the demands of daily life—with a new introduction by Audrey Niffenegger.Anne Truitt kept a journal throughout her adult life, from her early years as one of the rare, celebrated women artists in the early 60s, through her midlife as an ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Oscar Wilde

    Winner of both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar Wilde is the definitive biography of the tortured poet and playwright and the last book by renowned biographer and literary critic Richard Ellmann. Ellmann dedicated two decades to the research and writing of this biography, resulting in a complex and richly detailed portrait of Oscar Wilde. Ellman captures the wit ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Mighty Queens of Freeville

    A Mother, a Daughter, and the Town That Raised Them

    by Amy Dickinson ...
    This beloved New York Times bestselling memoir from "Ask Amy" is a warm and moving true story of second chances in a tiny upstate New York town.Dear Amy,First my husband told me he didn't love me. Then he said he didn't think he had ever really loved me. Then he left me with a baby to raise by myself. Amy, I don't want to be a single mother. I told myself I'd never be divorced. And now here I am - ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Red Bird, Red Power

    The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša

    series American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series #67
    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

    $17.99 USD $15.89 USD

  • Tanıkların Anılarıyla İsmet İnönü

    Muzip, sevecen, çocuksu, her şeye karşı sonsuz bir merak duyan, siyaseti, devleti ve toplumu daha yükseğe çıkarma sanatı olarak gören bir İsmet İnönü portresi…Baş döndürücü gelişmelerin yaşandığı zamanlarda, en büyük zaferim dediği demokrasiyle Türkiye'yi tanıştıran, buna karşılık sandıktan çıkmak için devlet adamlığından asla ödün vermeyen İkinci Adam'ı, bir dönem Türkiye'nin siyasetine damgasını ... Read more

    $2.04 USD

  • The Face

    Cartography of the Void

    by Chris Abani ...
    DescriptionIn The Face: Cartography of the Void, acclaimed poet, novelist, and screenwriter Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with his early childhood that was immersed in the Igbo culture of West Africa. The Face is a lush work of art that teems with ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Bohemian Paris

    Picasso, Modigliani, Matisse, and the Birth of Modern Art

    by Dan Franck ...
    “[An] epic account of life and loves among artists and writers in Paris from belle époque to world slump.” —William Feaver, The Spectator**A legendary capital of the arts, Paris hosted some of the most legendary developments in world culture—particularly at the beginning of the twentieth century, with the flowering of fauvism, cubism, dadaism, and surrealism.In Bohemian Paris, Dan Franck leads us ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • The Glass Castle

    A Memoir

    MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTThe extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers.The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Nobody's Son: A Memoir

    by Mark Slouka ...
    "I have never before read anything except Nabokov’s Speak, Memory that so relentlessly and shrewdly exhausted the kindness and cruelty of recollection’s shaping devices." —Geoffrey WolffBorn in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka’s parents survived the Nazis only to have to escape the Communist purges after the war. Smuggled out of their own country, the newlyweds joined a tide of refugees moving from ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Letters to Theo

    Articulate, intimate, written with honest directness, these letters lay bare the events of van Gogh's dramatic life, providing remarkable insights into the creative process and touching revelations of his personal anguish ... Read more

    $5.99 USD