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Intelligence for Dummies: Essays and Other Collected Writings Cover Image
By Glenn O'Brien, Jonathan Lethem (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781733540100
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Published: ZE Books - October 22nd, 2019

"Enclosed in this beautiful package, please find: an agile mind, a perfect style, a canny and undeceivable heart, and a welcome, enduring presence in the reader's life." --Michael Chabon

Ernest Hemingway in the Yellowstone High Country Cover Image
ISBN: 9781606391143
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Published: Riverbend Publishing - July 29th, 2019

In the 1930s, iconic American author Ernest Hemingway spent five summers at a ranch on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. Here he did some of his best writing, and his experiences in the mountains are connected to twelve of his most famous works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Conan Doyle for the Defense: How Sherlock Holmes's Creator Turned Real-Life Detective and Freed a Man Wrongly  Imprisoned for Murder Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399589478
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 25th, 2019

“A wonderfully vivid portrait of the man behind Sherlock Holmes . . . Like all the best historical true crime books, it’s about so much more than crime.”—Tana French, author of In the Woods
A sensational Edwardian murder. A scandalous wrongful conviction. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to the rescue—a true story.    

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

On seventeen occasions, Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, she shares the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life: The childhood illness that left her bedridden for a year, which she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning to escape that nearly ended in disaster.

Medicine Stories: Essays for Radicals Cover Image
ISBN: 9781478003090
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Published: Duke University Press - April 26th, 2019

In this revised and expanded edition of Medicine Stories, Aurora Levins Morales weaves together insights and lessons learned over a lifetime of activism to offer a new theory of social justice.

Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385542456
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Published: Nan A. Talese - November 12th, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019

National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art.

The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316259583
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 15th, 2019

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams comes this transformative work showing that sometimes the recovery is more gripping than the addiction.

Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525428817
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Published: Viking - November 5th, 2019

An illuminating new biography of one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop

"Love Unknown points movingly to the many relationships that moored Bishop, keeping her together even as life—and her own self-destructive tendencies—threatened to split her apart.” —The Wall Street Journal

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735213463
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. “Every sentence of the story will stir your soul” (O Magazine).

A Tale of Love and Darkness Cover Image
By Amos Oz, Nicholas de Lange (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780156032520
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2005

Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

International Bestseller

"[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — The New Yorker

A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history.

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

A New York Times Notable Book and National Bestseller

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.

A Life of My Own: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399562938
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Published: Penguin Books - August 20th, 2019

Esteemed biographer and legendary literary editor Claire Tomalin's stunning memoir of a life in literature

“[An] intelligent and humane book…There is genuine appeal in watching this indomitable woman continue to chase the next draft of herself." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

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