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The Field House: A Writer's Life Lost and Found on an Island in Maine Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781647420451
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Published: She Writes Press - May 4th, 2021

Born of illustrious New England stock, Rachel Field was a National Book Award-winning novelist, a Newbery Medal-winning children's writer, a poet, playwright, and rising Hollywood success in the early twentieth century. Her light was abruptly extinguished at the age of forty-seven, when she died at the pinnacle of her personal happiness and professional acclaim.


A Handful of Earth, a Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781626400634
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Published: Angel City Press - October 20th, 2020

A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler offers a blueprint for a creative life from the perspective of award-winning science-fiction writer and "MacArthur Genius" Octavia E. Butler. It is a collection of ideas about how to look, listen, breathe--how to be in the world. This book is about the creative process, but not on the page; its canvas is much larger.


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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434030
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Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020

An Instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A LOS ANGELES TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER

Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Vanity Fair * Wired * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage *


Gay Faulkner: Uncovering a Homosexual Presence in Yoknapatawpha and Beyond Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781496825988
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Published: University Press of Mississippi - January 1st, 2020

The life and works of William Faulkner have generated numerous biographical studies exploring how Faulkner understood southern history, race, his relationship to art, and his place in the canons of American and world literature.


The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency Cover Image
By Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (Translated by), Michael Favala Goldman (Translated by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374602390
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 26th, 2021

Called "a masterpiece" by The New York Times, the acclaimed trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing


Republic of Detours: How the New Deal Paid Broke Writers to Rediscover America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374298456
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 15th, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An immersive account of the New Deal project that created state-by-state guidebooks to America, in the midst of the Great Depression—and employed some of the biggest names in American letters


Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781580057691
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Published: Seal Press - December 1st, 2020

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.


The World of Yesterday Cover Image
By Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (Translated by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780803226616
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - May 1st, 2013

By the author who inspired Wes Anderson’s film, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Written as both a recollection of the past and a warning for future generations, The World of Yesterday recalls the golden age of literary Vienna—its seeming permanence, its promise, and its devastating fall.

Surrounded by the leading literary lights of the epoch, Stefan Zweig dr


Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780963818362
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - October 1st, 1998

Emily Dickinson's uncensored and breathtaking letters, poems, and letter-poems to her sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson


South and West: From a Notebook (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Joan Didion, Nathaniel Rich (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780525434191
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Published: Vintage - January 2nd, 2018

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “One of contemporary literature’s most revered essayists revives her raw records from a 1970s road trip across the American southwest ... her acute observations of the country’s culture and history feel particularly resonant today.” —Harper’s Bazaar 


Journal of a Solitude Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393309287
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 17th, 1992

In this, her bestselling journal, May Sarton writes with keen observation and emotional courage of both inner and outer worlds: a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas—and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey.


Survival In Auschwitz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684826806
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 1995

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.

In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewish race