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Writing in Ice: A Crime Writer's Guide to Iceland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781999765569
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Published: Yarmer Head - July 1st, 2021

If you had to choose a new location for a crime series, where would you look?

Michael Ridpath had to do just that. He chose Iceland, a country of fjords, glaciers and volcanoes, of long, manic summer days and long, sinister winter evenings, a place where everyone is on Facebook and everyone's grandmother has spoken to an elf.

Shakespeare: His Life and Works Cover Image
ISBN: 9780744035001
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Published: DK - December 14th, 2021

A comprehensive life and works book of a literary great — William Shakespeare!

The beautifully illustrated guide unravels the life and works of Shakespeare from language, history and themes to plays, poems and sonnets. Explore the art of this famous playwright and his enduring legacy through the stunning gift format.

Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313928
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 12th, 2021

A TIME Magazine Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021

A Los Angeles Times Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2021

A Literary Hub Most Anticipated Book of 2021

A collection of literary letters and mementos on the art of remembering across generations.

Patricia Highsmith: Her Diaries and Notebooks: 1941-1995 Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090991
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Published: Liveright - November 16th, 2021

Publishing for the centenary of her birth, Patricia Highsmith’s diaries “offer the most complete picture ever published” of the canonical author (New York Times).

Speak, Silence: In Search of W. G. Sebald Cover Image
ISBN: 9781526634795
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Published: Bloomsbury Circus - October 5th, 2021

The long-awaited first biography of W. G. Sebald

'The best biography I have read in years' Philippe Sands

'Spectacular' Observer

'A remarkable portrait' Guardian

Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506471518
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Published: Fortress Press - October 5th, 2021

When Toni Morrison died in August 2019, she was widely remembered for her contributions to literature as an African American woman, an identity she wore proudly. Morrison was clear that she wrote from a Black, female perspective and for others who shared her identity. But just as much as she was an African American writer, Toni Morrison was a woman of faith.

Unearthing The Secret Garden: The Plants and Places That Inspired Frances Hodgson Burnett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604699906
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Published: Timber Press - October 12th, 2021

“Blooming with photos, illustrations, and botanical paintings, McDowell’s gorgeous book opens an ivy-covered door to new information about one of the world’s most famous authors.”—Angelica Shirley Carpenter, editor of In the Garden

New York Times bestselling author Marta McDowell has revealed the way that plants have stirred some of our most

The Gambler Wife: A True Story of Love, Risk, and the Woman Who Saved Dostoyevsky Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525537144
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 31st, 2021

“Feminism, history, literature, politics—this tale has all of that, and a heroine worthy of her own turn in the spotlight.” —Therese Anne Fowler, bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

A revelatory new portrait of the courageous woman who saved Dostoyevsky’s life—and became a pioneer in Russian literary history

Shakespearean: On Life and Language in Times of Disruption Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643137896
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Published: Pegasus Books - September 7th, 2021

"A remarkable book that takes us to the heart of Shakespeare's art and influence."—James Shapiro

When Robert McCrum began his recovery from a life-changing stroke, he discovered that the only words that made sense to him were snatches of Shakespeare.

Two-Way Mirror: The Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324002956
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

A "nuanced and insightful" (New Statesman) portrait of Britain’s most famous female poet, a woman who invented herself and defied her times.

Days Like Smoke: A Minnesota Boyhood Cover Image
By Jon Hassler, Will Weaver (Foreword by), Peter A. Donahue (Afterword by)
ISBN: 9781736102114
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Published: Afton Historical Society Press - September 28th, 2021

The memoir of a small-town childhood by one of Minnesota’s favorite writers, now published for the first time

I’ve always thought of the Red Owl Grocery Store in Plainview, Minnesota, as my training ground, for it was there that I acquired the latent qualities necessary to the novelist: from my dear German father, endurance, patience, resilience, and sound worki

Cockeyed Happy: Ernest Hemingway's Wyoming Summers with Pauline Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641603676
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Published: Chicago Review Press - September 14th, 2021

The story of Ernest Hemingway and Pauline Pfeiffer during six summers from 1928 through 1939—each showing Hemingway at a different place in his writing as well as a different stage of their marriage.

In March 1928, after the phenomenal success of The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway returned to the United States with his second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer—the stylis