Biography & Autobiography Books - Literary

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300251784
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Published: Yale University Press - January 14th, 2020

Named one of the 10 Best Books of 2019 by the New York Times Book Review
 
“Damrosch brings the Club’s redoubtable personalities — the brilliant minds, the jousting wits, the tender camaraderie — to vivid life…”The New York Times Book Review

In 1763, the painter Joshua Reynolds


The Toni Morrison Book Club Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780299324940
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Published: University of Wisconsin Press - February 4th, 2020

In this startling group memoir, four friends—black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American-born—use Toni Morrison’s novels as a springboard for intimate and revealing conversations about the problems of everyday racism and living whole in times of uncertainty.


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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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525434030
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Published: Anchor - January 28th, 2020

An Instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A LOS ANGELES TIMES, BOSTON GLOBE, WALL STREET JOURNAL, and NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER

Named A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by *Elle * Vanity Fair * Wired * Real Simple * Kirkus Reviews * BookPage *


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.


The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom Cover Image
By Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525659297
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Published: Knopf - December 3rd, 2019

At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith.

"She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truthteller." --Oprah Winfrey


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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316270748
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Published: Back Bay Books - November 12th, 2019

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.


Parisian Lives: Samuel Beckett, Simone de Beauvoir, and Me: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780385542456
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Published: Nan A. Talese - November 12th, 2019

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

National Book Award-winning biographer Deirdre Bair explores her fifteen remarkable years in Paris with Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beauvoir, painting intimate new portraits of two literary giants and revealing secrets of the biographical art.


The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780812998528
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Published: Random House - December 3rd, 2019

A radiant collection of letters from the renowned author of Invisible Man that trace the life and mind of a giant of American literature, with insights into the riddle of identity, the writer’s craft, and the story of a changing nation over six decades 


Life in a Cold Climate: Nancy Mitford; The Biography Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781643133034
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Published: Pegasus Books - December 3rd, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Laura Thompson turns her eye to the iconic and enigmatic Nancy Mitford.


What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man's Blues Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781590519059
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Published: Other Press - November 12th, 2019

An African-American writer's concise, heartfelt take on the state of his nation, exploring the war between the values he has always held and the reality with which he is confronted in twenty-first-century America.


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