Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525575337
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Published: Crown - July 27th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A powerful study of how to bear witness in a moment when America is being called to do the same.”—Time
 
James Baldwin grew disillusioned by the failure of the civil rights movement to force America to confront its lies about race. What can we learn from his struggle in our own moment?


Orwell's Roses Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593083369
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Published: Viking - October 19th, 2021

“An exhilarating romp through Orwell’s life and times and also through the life and times of roses.” —Margaret Atwood
 
“A captivating account of Orwell as gardener, lover, parent, and endlessly curious thinker.” —Claire Messud, Harper's


Capote's Women: A True Story of Love, Betrayal, and a Swan Song for an Era Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593328088
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 12th, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote's never-published final novel, Answered Prayers--the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote's ultimate betrayal of the group of female friends he called his "swans."


Burning Boy: The Life and Work of Stephen Crane Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250235831
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - October 26th, 2021

Booker Prize-shortlisted and New York Times bestselling author Paul Auster's comprehensive, landmark biography of the great American writer Stephen Crane.


The Young H. G. Wells: Changing the World Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984879028
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Published: Penguin Press - November 2nd, 2021

From acclaimed literary biographer Claire Tomalin, a complex and fascinating exploration of the early life of the influential writer and public figure H. G. Wells

How did the first forty years of H. G. Wells's life shape the father of science fiction?


Oscar Wilde: A Life Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780525656364
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Published: Knopf - October 12th, 2021

The fullest, most textural, most accurate—most human—account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life—based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials, from Wilde's personal letters and transcripts of his first trial to newly uncovered papers of his early romantic (and dangerous) escapades and the two-year prison term that shattere


Woolgathering Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811231251
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Published: New Directions - October 26th, 2021

An ode to childhood and to “woolgathering” as the wellspring for a creative life—now in an expanded paperback edition


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Poet Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393248524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

National bestseller

Three-term poet laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical, and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life.


Windswept: Walking the Paths of Trailblazing Women Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781951142704
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Published: Tin House Books - September 7th, 2021

Named a Pick of the Month by Apple Books and a Best Book of Fall by Powell's and The Story Exchange

“A gorgeous and revelatory blend of memoir, travelogue, and long-forgotten history.”—Abbott Kahler


Now Beacon, Now Sea: A Son's Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646220427
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Published: Catapult - September 7th, 2021

A wrenching debut memoir of familial grief by a National Book Award finalist—and a defining account of what it means to love and lose a difficult parent, for readers of Joan Didion and Dani Shapiro.


Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780307951267
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Published: Vintage - September 28th, 2021

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography • “One of the most beautiful biographies I've ever read." —Glennon Doyle, author of #1 New York Times Bestseller, Untamed


This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781641292948
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Published: Soho Press - September 28th, 2021

A 2021 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Critical/Biographical

“Jacqueline Winspear has created a memoir of her English childhood that is every bit as engaging as her Maisie Dobbs novels, just as rich in character and detail, history and humanity. Her writing is lovely, elegant and welcoming.”—Anne Lamott