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  • Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom

    The True History of Shakespeare and Elizabeth

    “A book for anyone who loves Shakespeare . . . One of the most scandalous and potentially revolutionary theories about the authorship of these immortal works.” —Mark Rylance, First Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe TheatreIt is perhaps the greatest story never told: the truth behind the most enduring works of literature in the English language, perhaps in any language. Who was William ... Leer más

    $13.09 USD $2.99 USD

  • Orwell's Roses

    **Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for NonfictionFinalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood**“A captivating account of Orwell as gardener, lover, parent, and endlessly curious thinker.” —Claire Messud, Harper's“Nobody who reads it will ever ... Leer más

    $13.99 USD

  • Rough Draft

    A Memoir

    de Katy Tur ...
    “It’s a hell of a story.” —The New York TimesFrom MSNBC anchor and New York Times bestselling author Katy Tur, a shocking and deeply personal memoir about a life spent chasing the news.“By the time I was two years old, I knew to yell ‘Story! Story!’ at the squawks of my parents’ police scanner. By four, I could hold a microphone and babble my way through a kiddie news report. By the time I was in ... Leer más

    $14.99 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 ... Leer más

    $10.99 USD

  • And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?

    A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks

    The untold story of Dr. Oliver Sacks, his own most singular patient"[An] engrossing biographical memoir. This is Sacks at full blast: on endless ward rounds, observing his post-encephalitic patients . . . exulting over horseshoe crabs and chunks of Iceland spar." —Barbara Kiser, NatureThe author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile ... Leer más

    $11.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • How We Die

    Refelctions on Life's Final Chapter

    An international bestseller and National Book Award winner, Sherwin B. Nuland’s How We Die has become the definitive text on perhaps the single most universal human concern: death. This new edition includes an incisive afterword that examines the current state of health care and our relationship with life as it approaches its terminus. It also discusses how we can take control of our own final ... Leer más

    $9.99 USD

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky Collection (10 Books)

    Fyodor Dostoevsky Series (10 Books)Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia.Siberia was so cold the mercury froze in the ... Leer más

    $2.99 USD

  • Never Let Them See You Cry

    de Edna Buchanan ...
    True stories of crime in Miami by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Corpse Had a Familiar Face.Set against the neon backdrop of the South Florida city where Miami Herald reporter Edna Buchanan covered the police beat for nearly two decades, this memoir collects true tales of both heroes and villains—from the heartbreaking to the heartwarming to the outright hilarious.“A flurry of cases—of ... Leer más

    $2.99 USD

  • James Patterson by James Patterson

    The Stories of My Life

    **“I felt I was interviewing James Patterson under the highest permissible dose of sodium pentothal, the truth serum, for hours—and he spilled the whole story of his truly astonishing life.”—Bob Woodward“Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!” –Ron Howard**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • The Journals of May Sarton Volume One

    Journal of a Solitude, Plant Dreaming Deep, and Recovering

    de May Sarton ...
    Now in one volume: Three exquisite meditations on nature, healing, and the pleasures of the solitary life from a New York Times**–bestselling author.**In a long life spent recording her personal observations, poet, novelist, and memoirist May Sarton redefined the journal as a literary form. This extraordinary volume collects three of her most beloved works.Journal of a Solitude: Sarton’s ... Leer más

    $2.99 USD

  • We Don't Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

    **“[L]ike reading a great tragicomic Irish novel.” —James Wood, The New Yorker“Masterful . . . astonishing.” —Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic"A landmark history . . . Leavened by the brilliance of O'Toole's insights and wit.” —Claire Messud, Harper’sWinner • 2021 An Post Irish Book Award — Nonfiction Book of the Year • from the judges: “The most remarkable Irish nonfiction book I’ve read in the last ... Leer más

    $22.59 USD

  • The Road to Middle-earth: How J. R. R. Tolkien created a new mythology

    de Tom Shippey ...
    The definitive guide to the origin of J.R.R. Tolkien’s books, from The Hobbit to The History of Middle-earth series – includes unpublished Tolkien extracts and poetry.The Road to Middle-Earth is a fascinating and accessible exploration of J.R.R.Tolkien’s creativity and the sources of his inspiration. Tom Shippey shows in detail how Tolkien’s professional background led him to write The Hobbit and ... Leer más

    $11.99 USD

  • Doctors From Hell

    The Horrific Account of Nazi Experiments on Humans

    de Vivien Spitz ...
    A court reporter for the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Nazi doctors reveals the shocking truth of their torture and murder in this monumental memoir.Vivien Spitz reported on the Nuremberg trials for the U.S. War Department from 1946 to 1948. In Doctors from Hell, she vividly describes her experiences both in and out of the courtroom. A chilling story of human depravity and ultimate justice, this ... Leer más

    $14.39 USD

  • Bombs Away

    The Story of a Bomber Team

    **A magnificent volume of short novels and an essential World War II report from one of America's great twentieth-century writersA Penguin Classic**On the heels of the enormous success of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath and at the height of the American war effort John Steinbeck, one of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his generation, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account ... Leer más

    $4.99 USD

  • Romantic Outlaws

    The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley

    NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE SEATTLE TIMESThis groundbreaking dual biography brings to life a pioneering English feminist and the daughter she never knew. Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley have each been the subject of numerous biographies, yet no one has ever examined their lives in one book—until now. In Romantic Outlaws, Charlotte ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • The Destiny Thief

    Essays on Writing, Writers and Life

    de Richard Russo ...
    "It turns out that Russo the nonfiction writer is a lot like Russo the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. He is affably disagreeable, wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman of lubricated sentences."—Jay Fielden, New York Times Book ReviewA master of the novel, short story, and memoir, the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first ... Leer más

    $11.99 USD

  • Oscar Wilde's Last Stand

    Decadence, Conspiracy, and the Most Outrageous Trial of the Century

    de Philip Hoare ...
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called a shocking tale of heroes and villains-illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed guardian of family values. ... Leer más

    $1.99 USD

  • The High Sierra

    A Love Story

    A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973. He returned from that encounter a changed man, awed by a landscape that made him feel as ... Leer más

    $18.99 USD

  • Flannery

    A Life of Flannery O'Connor

    de Brad Gooch ...
    The landscape of American literature was fundamentally changed when Flannery O'Connor stepped onto the scene with her first published book, Wise Blood, in 1952. Her fierce, sometimes comic novels and stories reflected the darkly funny, vibrant, and theologically sophisticated woman who wrote them. Brad Gooch brings to life O'Connor's significant friendships -- with Robert Lowell, Elizabeth ... Leer más

    $8.99 USD

  • Before and After the Book Deal

    A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting, and Surviving Your First Book

    de Courtney Maum ...
    Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide written by an acclaimed author.There are countless books on the market about how to write better but very few books on how to break into the marketplace with your first book. Cutting through the noise (and very mixed advice) online, while both dispelling rumors and remaining ... Leer más

    $11.99 USD

  • Ten Days in a Mad-House

    de Nellie Bly ...
    A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century AmericaIn 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island, America’s first municipal mental hospital. Calling herself “Nellie Brown,” she was able to convince policemen, a judge ... Leer más

    $2.99 USD

  • Red Bird, Red Power

    The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša

    Libro 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 ... Leer más

    $15.89 USD

  • Pessoa: A Biography

    **FINALIST • 2022 PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHYLonglisted for the 2021 Plutarch Award (Biographers International Organization)New York Times • Times Critics Top Books of 2021Best Books of the Year: Spectator, New Statesman, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers WeeklyLike Richard Ellmann’s James Joyce, Richard Zenith’s Pessoa immortalizes the life of one of the twentieth century’s greatest writers.**Near... ... Leer más

    $25.19 USD

  • I Will Be Complete

    A Memoir

    **From the bestselling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts: about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.“Extraordinary ... An audacious, boundary-shattering work.” —Los Angeles Times**Glen David Gold’s earliest memories are of a childhood in which he had everything he could possibly want. But ... Leer más

    $12.99 USD