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Where I Was From (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679752868
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2004

In her moving and insightful new book, Joan Didion reassesses parts of her life, her work, her history and ours. A native Californian, Didion applies her scalpel-like intelligence to the state’s ethic of ruthless self-sufficiency in order to examine that ethic’s often tenuous relationship to reality.

The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923 (The Schocken Kafka Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780805209068
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Published: Schocken - October 30th, 1988

These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka’s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for the father he worshipped and the woman he could not bring himself to marry, his sense of guilt, and his feelings of being an outcast.

Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385496094
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Published: Anchor - February 15th, 2000

Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother."

Letters to Milena (The Schocken Kafka Library) Cover Image
By Franz Kafka, Philip Boehm (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780805212679
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Published: Schocken - November 3rd, 2015

In no other work does Franz Kafka reveal himself as in Letters to Milena, which begins as a business correspondence but soon develops into a passionate but doomed epistolary love affair. Kafka's Czech translator, Milena Jesenská, was a gifter and charismatic twenty-three-year-old who was uniquely able to recognize Kafka's complex genius and his even more complex character.

Henry and June: From
ISBN: 9780156400572
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Published: Mariner Books - October 29th, 1990

This bestseller covers a single momentous year during Nin’s life in Paris, when she met Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Closer to what many sexually adventuresome women experience than almost anything I’ve ever read....I found it a very erotic book and profoundly liberating” (Alice Walker). The source of a major motion picture from Universal.

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

For the first time, selections from Emily Dickinson's thirty-six year correspondence with her childhood friend, neighbor, and sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson, are compiled in a single volume. Open Me Carefully invites a dramatic new understanding of Emily Dickinson's life and work, overcoming a century of censorship and misinterpretation.

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Lincoln Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684825359
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 5th, 1996

A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war.

Patrimony: A True Story (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679752936
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Published: Vintage - June 3rd, 1996

Patrimony, a true story, touches the emotions as strongly as anything Philip Roth has ever written. Roth watches as his eighty-six-year-old father—famous for his vigor, charm, and his repertoire of Newark recollections—battles with the brain tumor that will kill him.

Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter (Perennial Classics) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060825195
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Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - August 2nd, 2005

A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential ambition ex

Where the Past Begins: Memory and Imagination Cover Image
By Amy Tan
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

Cracks in My Foundation: Bags, Trips, Make-up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story: Essays and Stories by Marian Keyes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060787035
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 6th, 2005

Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow-up to her smash essay collection, Under the Duvet.

Anybody Can Do Anything Cover Image
ISBN: 9780295999791
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Published: University of Washington Press - August 12th, 2016

"The best thing about the Depression was the way it reunited our family and gave my sister Mary a real opportunity to prove that anybody can do anything, especially Betty."

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