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The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374247850
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 15th, 2021

One of The Christian Science Monitor's ten best books of June

An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science.


Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982138394
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Published: Gallery Books - April 20th, 2021

A vividly rendered and empathetic exploration of how two of the greatest poets of the 20th century—Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton—became bitter rivals and, eventually, friends.


Paris France Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Adam Gopnik (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780871403742
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Published: Liveright - June 24th, 2013

Matched only by Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, Paris France is a "fresh and sagacious" (The New Yorker) classic of prewar France and its unforgettable literary eminences.


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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060839789
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2005

A New York Times Notable Book  

The 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.


Blue Nights Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307387387
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Published: Vintage - May 29th, 2012

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter, from the bestselling, award-winning author of The Year of Magical Thinking and Let Me Tell You What I Mean


Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination Cover Image
By Amy Tan
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062319319
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Published: Ecco - October 30th, 2018

From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir about finding meaning in life through acts of creativity and imagination. As seen on PBS American Masters "Unintended Memoir."


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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780684842677
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

A Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, Angela’s Ashes is Frank McCourt’s masterful memoir of his childhood in Ireland.

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.


The Liars' Club: A Memoir Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143035749
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2005

#4 on The New York Times’ list of The 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years

The New York Times bestselling, hilarious tale of a hardscrabble Texas childhood that Oprah.com calls the best memoir of a generation


Emily Dickinson's Gardening Life: The Plants and Places That Inspired the Iconic Poet Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781604698220
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Published: Timber Press - October 1st, 2019

“A visual treat as well as a literary one, Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life will be deeply satisfying for gardeners and garden lovers, connoisseurs of botanical illustration, and those who seek a deeper understanding of the life and work of Emily Dickinson.” —The Wall Street Journal

Emily Dickinson was a keen observer of the natural world


Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374537975
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 4th, 2018

The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher


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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436058
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Published: Vintage - March 26th, 2019

On seventeen occasions, award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, the New York Times bestselling author of Hamnet shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life.


Travels with Charley in Search of America: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By John Steinbeck, Jay Parini (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107002
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 2nd, 2012

A collectible 50th anniversary deluxe edition featuring an updated introduction by Jay Parini and first edition cover art and illustrated maps of Steinbeck’s route by Don Freeman

A Penguin Classic