Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary

Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman By Lucy Worsley Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781639362523
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Published: Pegasus Crime - September 6th, 2022

A new, fascinating account of the life of Agatha Christie from celebrated literary and cultural historian Lucy Worsley.

"Nobody in the world was more inadequate to act the heroine than I was."

Why did Agatha Christie spend her career pretending that she was “just” an ordinary housewife, when clearly she wasn’t?  Her life is


Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet By Robert Pinsky Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393882049
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 11th, 2022

"Truly the voice of the Jersey Shore." —Bruce Springsteen


Sister Novelists: The Trailblazing Porter Sisters, Who Paved the Way for Austen and the Brontës By Devoney Looser Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635575293
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 25th, 2022

For readers of Prairie Fires and The Peabody Sisters, a fascinating, insightful biography of the most famous sister novelists before the Brontës.


These Precious Days: Essays By Ann Patchett Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780063092792
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 1st, 2022

The beloved New York Times bestselling author reflects on home, family, friendships and writing in this deeply personal collection of essays.  


Burning Man: The Trials of D. H. Lawrence By Frances Wilson Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781250849076
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Published: Picador - August 16th, 2022

Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize

An electrifying, revelatory new biography of D. H. Lawrence, with a focus on his difficult middle years


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Poet Warrior: A Memoir By Joy Harjo Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324022015
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2022

National bestseller
An ALA Notable Book

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


Memoirs By Robert Lowell, Steven Gould Axelrod (Editor), Grzegorz Kosc (Editor) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374258924
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 2nd, 2022

A complete collection of Robert Lowell’s autobiographical prose, from unpublished writings about his youth to reflections on the triumphs and confusions of his adult life.


Unmask Alice: LSD, Satanic Panic, and the Imposter Behind the World's Most Notorious Diaries By Rick Emerson Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781637740422
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Published: BenBella Books - July 5th, 2022

"Unmask Alice by Rick Emerson goes a long way to showing what investigative journalism could be in the right hands . . . this book is undeniably buzzworthy." —Portland Book Review


"An absorbing and unnerving read . . . this book demands to be finished in one sitting." —Booklist


Inventing the It Girl: How Elinor Glyn Created the Modern Romance and Conquered Early Hollywood By Hilary A. Hallett Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781631490699
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Published: Liveright - July 26th, 2022

A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads Selection

The modern romance novel is elevated to a subject of serious study in this addictively readable biography of pioneering celebrity author Elinor Glyn.


Fruit Punch: A Memoir By Kendra Allen Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063048539
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Published: Ecco - August 9th, 2022

An arresting and one-of-a-kind memoir about the alternately exultant and harrowing trip growing up as a Black child desperate to create a clear reality for herself in this country


Autoportrait By Jesse Ball Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781646221387
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Published: Catapult - August 16th, 2022

A work of unflinching honesty, Autoportrait is a hypnotic memoir of reflection, loss, and everyday joy from one of America's best contemporary novelists


Equiano, the African: Biography of a Self-Made Man By Vincent Carretta Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780820362984
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Published: University of Georgia Press - September 1st, 2022

This definitive biography tells the story of the former slave Olaudah Equiano (1745?-1797), who in his day was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent. Equiano's greatest legacy is his classic 1789 autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself.