Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary

Square Haunting: Five Writers in London Between the Wars Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451497796
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - April 7th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A beautiful and deeply moving book.”—Sally Rooney, author of Normal People

An engrossing group portrait of five women writers, including Virginia Woolf, who moved to London’s Mecklenburgh Square in search of new freedom in their lives and work.


What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393070224
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 14th, 2020

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by Buzzfeed, Library Journal, The Millions, and The Rumpus

Effortlessly blending biography, criticism, and memoir, National Book Award–winning poet and best-selling memoirist Mark Doty explores his personal quest for Walt Whitman.


The Romance of American Communism Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781788735506
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Published: Verso - April 7th, 2020

Writer and critic Vivian Gornick’s long-unavailable classic exploring how Left politics gave depth and meaning to American life


The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324001898
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 14th, 2020

How a leading writer of the Lost Generation became America’s most famous farmer and inspired the organic food movement.


The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781524733056
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Published: Knopf - May 19th, 2020

The timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study and became friends as well as artistic collaborators, and who went on to shape the course of feminism in ways that are still felt today.


Conan Doyle's Wide World: Sherlock Holmes and Beyond Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781788312066
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Published: Tauris Parke - April 21st, 2020

This book reveals the captivating travels and adventures of Arthur Conan Doyle--the creator of Sherlock Holmes.


The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated Cover Image
By Gertrude Stein, Maira Kalman (Illustrator)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781594204609
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Published: Penguin Press - March 3rd, 2020

An illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein's most well-known work, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, bursting with the bright, sophisticated, and fanciful images of artist Maira Kalman


These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393609301
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 25th, 2020

An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry.


Letters from Tove Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Boel Westin (Editor), Helen Svensson (Editor), Sarah Death (Translated by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781517909574
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 10th, 2020

A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins

Tove Jansson’s works, even her famed Moomin books, fairly teem with letters of one kind or another, from messages bobbing in bottles to whole epistolary novels.


What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525560395
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

2019 National Book Award Finalist

"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood


My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

“Gorgeous, symphonic, tender, and brilliant, My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is a monumental achievement." -Carmen Maria Machado


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In the Land of Men: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062682413
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Published: Ecco - February 11th, 2020

One of the Most Anticipated Books of the Year: Vogue, Parade, Esquire, Bitch, and Maclean’s 

A New York Times and Washington Post Book to Watch 


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