Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary

James Patterson by James Patterson: The Stories of My Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316397537
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 6th, 2022

“Damn near addictive. I loved it . . . that Patterson guy can write!” –Ron Howard

How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world?

  • On the morning he was born, he nearly died.
  • His dad grew up in the Pogey– the Newburgh, New York, poorhouse.

The High Sierra: A Love Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316593014
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).

Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973.

Translating Myself and Others Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691231167
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 17th, 2022

Luminous essays on translation and self-translation by the award-winning writer and literary translator

Translating Myself and Others is a collection of candid and disarmingly personal essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri, who reflects on her emerging identity as a translator as well as a writer in two languages.

Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802159786
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Published: Grove Press - June 14th, 2022

A staggering memoir from New York Times-bestselling author Ada Calhoun tracing her fraught relationship with her father and their shared obsession with a great poet

When Ada Calhoun stumbled upon old cassette tapes of interviews her father, celebrated art critic Peter Schjeldahl, had conducted for his never-completed biography of poet Frank O'Hara, she set out to finish the book he

Miss Chloe: A Memoir of a Literary Friendship with Toni Morrison Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063031661
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Published: Amistad - May 10th, 2022

“Passionate, personal, insightful, testy, and unique.” —Kirkus (starred review)

Nora Ephron: A Biography Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641603751
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 7th, 2022

Nora Ephron was one of the most popular, accomplished, and beloved writers in American journalism and film.

Nora Ephron: A Biography is the first comprehensive portrait of the Manhattan-born girl who forged a path of her own, earning accolades and adoration from critics and fans alike.

Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324090861
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Published: Liveright - June 7th, 2022

From a young, gay environmentalist, a searing coming-of-age memoir set against the arid landscape of rural North Dakota, where homosexuality “seems akin to a ticking bomb.”

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Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953534040
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Published: Tin House Books - April 19th, 2022

A New England Indie Bestseller

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of Spring, a Town & Country Magazine Must Read Book of Spring, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Week,  and a Rumpus Most Anticipated Book of the Year

Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965–2000 Cover Image
By Alice Walker, Valerie Boyd (Editor)
ISBN: 9781476773155
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 12th, 2022

From National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Alice Walker and edited by critic and writer Valerie Boyd, comes an unprecedented compilation of Walker’s fifty years of journals drawing an intimate portrait of her development over five decades as an artist, human rights and women’s activist, and intellectual.

For the first time, the edited journals of Ali

Keats: A Brief Life in Nine Poems and One Epitaph Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525655831
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Published: Knopf - April 19th, 2022

A dazzling new look into the short but intense, tragic life and remarkable work of John Keats, one of the greatest lyric poets of the English language, seen in a whole new light, not as the mythologized Victorian guileless nature-lover, but as the subversive, bawdy complex cynic whose life and poetry were lived and created on the edge.

The Lonely Stories: 22 Celebrated Writers on the Joys & Struggles of Being Alone Cover Image
By Natalie Eve Garrett (Editor)
ISBN: 9781948226608
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Published: Catapult - April 19th, 2022

A collection of essays about the joys and struggles of being alone by 22 literary writers including: Lev Grossman, Jhumpa Lahiri, Lena Dunham, Jesmyn Ward, Yiyun Li, and Anthony Doerr

In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
ISBN: 9781609457372
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022



Four new and revelatory essays by the author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.