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A Worse Place Than Hell: How the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg Changed a Nation Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780393247077
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 9th, 2021

Pulitzer Prize–winning author John Matteson illuminates three harrowing months of the Civil War and their enduring legacy for America.


Clairvoyant of the Small: The Life of Robert Walser Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300220643
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Published: Yale University Press - May 25th, 2021

The first English-language biography of one of the great literary talents of the twentieth century, written by his award-winning translator

"Masterful. . . .


The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594204609
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Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

An illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein's most well-known work, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, bursting with the bright, sophisticated, and fanciful images of artist Maira Kalman


Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723394
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

Speak, Memory, first published in 1951 as Conclusive Evidence and then assiduously revised in 1966, is an elegant and rich evocation of Nabokov's life and times, even as it offers incisive insights into his major works, including Lolita, Pnin, Despair, The Gift, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, and The Defense.  


Shakespeare: The World as Stage Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062564627
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 26th, 2016

Bill Bryson’s bestselling biography of William Shakespeare takes the reader on an enthralling tour through Elizabethan England and the eccentricities of Shakespearean scholarship—updated with a new introduction by the author to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death


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Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen: Reflections on Sixty and Beyond Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684870199
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 7th, 2001

In a lucid, brilliant work of nonfiction, Larry McMurtry has written a family portrait that also serves as a larger portrait of Texas itself, as it was and as it has become.

Using an essay by the German literary critic Walter Benjamin that he first read in Archer City's Dairy Queen, McMurtry examines the small town way of life that big oil and big ranching have nearly destroyed.


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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316270748
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 12th, 2019

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.


Black Boy (Harper Perennial Deluxe Editions) Cover Image
By Richard Wright, John Edgar Wideman (Foreword by), Malcolm Wright (Afterword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061443084
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - April 29th, 2008

A special Harper Perennial Deluxe Edition of Richard Wright's powerful account of his journey from innocence to experience in the Jim Crow South—a poignant and disturbing record of social injustice and human suffering


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If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780767904438
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Published: Crown - September 1st, 1999

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of The Things They Carried

"One of the best, most disturbing, and most powerful books about the shame that was / is Vietnam."
Minneapolis Star and Tribune


What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781476785066
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Published: Scribner - April 19th, 2016

The New York Times bestseller from the beloved author of A Three Dog Life—an exhilarating, superbly written memoir on friendship, family, creativity, tragedy, and the richness of life: “If you only read one book this year, make it this one” (Ann Patchett).

In her bestselling memoir A Three Dog Life, Abigail Thomas wrote about the devastating los


Raising Demons Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127291
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Published: Penguin Books - May 5th, 2015

In the uproarious sequel to Life Among the Savages, the author of The Haunting of Hill House confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children


Liar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781892061867
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Published: Future Tense Books - April 12th, 2019

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life.