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Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (FSG Classics) Cover Image
By Vivian Gornick, Jonathan Lethem (Introduction by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374529963
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 14th, 2005

Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments—hailed by the New York Times for the renowned feminist author’s “mesmerizing, thrilling” truths within its pages—has been selected by the publication’s book critics as the #1 Best Memoir of the Past 50 Years.


William Blake Cover Image
By Martin Myrone (Editor), Amy Concannon (Editor), Alan Moore (Afterword by)
$55.00
ISBN: 9780691198316
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 29th, 2019

An authoritative look at William Blake's life and enduring relevance as a prophetic artist, poet, and printmaker


The Odd Woman and the City: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374536152
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 17th, 2016

A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Autobiography

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments


Dear Leader: My Escape from North Korea Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476766560
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Published: 37 Ink - January 27th, 2015

THE STORY THEY COULDN'T HACK: In this international bestseller, a high-ranking counterintelligence agent describes his life as a former poet laureate to Kim Jong-il and his breathtaking escape to freedom.

As North Korea’s State Poet Laureate, Jang Jin-sung led a charmed life.


Fargo Rock City: A Heavy Metal Odyssey in Rural North Dakota Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743406567
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Published: Scribner - May 1st, 2002

Empirically proving that—no matter where you are—kids wanna rock, this is Chuck Klosterman's hilrious memoir of growing up as a shameless metalhead in Wyndmere, North Dakotoa (population: 498).

With a voice like Ace Frehley's guitar, Klosterman hacks his way through hair-band history, beginning with that fateful day in 1983 when his older brother brought home Mötley Crü


Tonight I'm Someone Else: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250170194
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Published: Holt Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

"I had a real romance with this book." —Miranda July

A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect.


The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780618056996
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Published: Mariner Books - June 6th, 2000

This collection will entertain all who appreciate the art of masterful letter writing. The Letters of J.R.R Tolkien sheds much light on Tolkien's creative genius and grand design for the creation of a whole new world: Middle-earth.


A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780718091453
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 7th, 2017

Had there been no Great War, there would have been no Hobbit, no Lord of the Rings, no Narnia, and perhaps no conversion to Christianity by C. S. Lewis.


Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781631493416
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Published: Liveright - October 10th, 2017

Winner National Book Critics Circle Award (Biography)
Winner Edgar Award (Critical/Biographical)
Winner Bram Stoker Award (Nonfiction)

A New York Times Notable Book
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of the Year
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, NPR, TIME, Boston Globe, NYLON, San


The Light of the World: A Memoir (Pulitzer Prize in Letters: Biography Finalist) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781455599868
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 6th, 2016

A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.


The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923 (The Schocken Kafka Library) Cover Image
$18.00
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.


Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781586174965
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Published: Ignatius Press - March 1st, 2011

Based on exclusive, personal interviews with Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Joseph Pearce's book provides profound insight into a towering literary and political figure. From his pro-Communist youth to his imprisonment in the Gulags, his exile in America to his return to Russia, this is the story of a man who struggled with the most weighty questions of humanity.