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Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson

By: Alison Lurie

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Viking Adult: February 2001

Seller ID: 5108

ISBN: 0670894591

Condition: New


Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 181 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 181 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FIRST EDITION, 1st printing, NEW off the shelf, NOT ex-library, remaindered or book club edition. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Lara: The Untold Love Story and the Inspiration for Doctor Zhivago

By: Anna Pasternak

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Ecco: January 2017

Seller ID: 18223

ISBN: 0062439340

Condition: New


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The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed Literature

By: Bill Goldstein

Price: $15.15

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.: August 2017

Seller ID: 10889

ISBN: 0805094024

Condition: New


368 p. Audience: General/trade. New condition, publisher s remainder. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. 368 p. Audience: General/trade. New condition, publisher s remainder. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Rumi's Secret: The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love

By: Brad Gooch

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Harper: January 2017

Seller ID: 17147

ISBN: 0061999148

Condition: New


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Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

By: Caroline Fraser

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Metropolitan Books: November 2017

Seller ID: 3684

ISBN: 1627792767

Condition: New


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 640 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 640 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life

By: Charles J. Shields

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.: November 2011

Seller ID: 18151

ISBN: 0805086935

Condition: New


A "New York Times" Notable Book for 2011A "Washington Post" Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011 The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature.In 2006, Charles Shields reached out to Kurt Vonnegut in a letter, asking for his endorsement for a planned biography. The first response was no ("A most respectful demurring by me for the excellent writer Charles J. Shields, who offered to be my biographer"). Unwilling to take no for an answer, propelled by a passion for his subject, and already deep into his research, S... View more info

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Writers: Their Lives and Works

By: DK

Price: $21.80

Publisher: DK: September 2018

Seller ID: 17020

ISBN: 1465474773

Condition: New


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Brother, I'm Dying

By: Edwidge Danticat

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Knopf: September 2007

Seller ID: 18009

ISBN: 1400041155

Condition: New


From the best-selling author of "The Dew Breaker, " a major work of nonfiction: a powerfully moving family story that centers around the men closest to her heart--her father, Mira, and his older brother, Joseph. From the age of four, Edwidge Danticat came to think of her uncle Joseph, a charismatic pastor, as her "second father," when she was placed in his care after her parents left Haiti for a better life in America. Listening to his sermons, sharing coconut-flavored ices on their walks through town, roaming through the house that held together many members of a colorful extended family,... View more info

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Herman Melville

By: Elizabeth Hardwick

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Viking Adult: June 2000

Seller ID: 16808

ISBN: 0670891584

Condition: New


Known for her masterful critical interpretation and award-winning novelistic talent, Elizabeth Hardwick presents her take on arguably the most important classic American literary figure, Herman Melville. Melville's Moby Dick continues to be the quintessential American masterpiece. Despite the modern-day acclaim Melville has received, much of his work was misunderstood and badly received at the time of its publication. Hardwick explores the tumultuous career of Melville, from his dangerous days as a whaler off the coast of the South Sea Islands, to his employment as a customs inspector in New Y... View more info

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The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

By: Emer O'Sullivan

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Bloomsbury Press: October 2016

Seller ID: 16575

ISBN: 1608199878

Condition: New


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Simone Weil (Penguin Lives)

By: Francine Du Plessix Gray

Price: $23.70

Publisher: Viking Adult: June 2001

Seller ID: 16809

ISBN: 0670899984

Condition: New


Francine du Plessix Gray's biography of the Marquis de Sade, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as a "boldly imaginative retelling" of his life and garnered the critically acclaimed author a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle w... View more info

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The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

By: Ginger Strand

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: November 2016

Seller ID: 4148

ISBN: 0374536538

Condition: New


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The Man Time Forgot: A Tale of Genius, Betrayal, and the Creation of Time Magazine

By: Isaiah Wilner

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Harper: September 2006

Seller ID: 17154

ISBN: 0060505494

Condition: Used - Like New


New condition with clean text and tight binding except for former owner's book plate on front free endpaper. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

By: James Atlas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Pantheon: August 2017

Seller ID: 16793

ISBN: 1101871695

Condition: New


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The Glass Castle: A Memoir (Scribner Classics)

By: Jeannette Walls

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Scribner: October 2009

Seller ID: 16912

ISBN: 1439156964

Condition: New


Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that wou... View more info

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Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right

By: Jennifer Burns

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: October 2009

Seller ID: 18083

ISBN: 0195324870

Condition: New


Worshipped by her fans, denounced by her enemies, and forever shadowed by controversy and scandal, the novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand was a powerful thinker whose views on government and markets shaped the conservative movement from its earliest days. Drawing on unprecedented access to Rand's private papers and the original, unedited versions of Rand's journals, Jennifer Burns offers a groundbreaking reassessment of this key cultural figure, examining her life, her ideas, and her impact on conservative political thought. Goddess of the Market follows Rand from her childhood in Russia th... View more info

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Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father

By: John Matteson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: August 2007

Seller ID: 17562

ISBN: 0393059642

Condition: New


Louisa May Alcott's name is known universally. Yet, during her youth, the famous Alcott was her father, Bronson an eminent teacher, lecturer, and admired friend of Emerson and Thoreau. Willful and exuberant, Louisa flew in the face of all her father's intricate theories of child rearing. She, in turn, could not understand the frugal life Bronson preached, one that reached its epitome in the failed utopian community of Fruitlands. In a family that insisted on self-denial and spiritual striving, Louisa dreamed of wealth and fame. At the same time, like most daughters, she wanted her father's app... View more info

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James Joyce: A Passionate Exile

By: John McCourt

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: March 2001

Seller ID: 17854

ISBN: 0312269412

Condition: New


"James Joyce: A Passionate Exile" is a revealing new account of the life, times and writings of the twentieth century's most distinguished novelist. Combining words with an extraordinary collection of contemporary photographs and other images, it depicts his family's fall from riches to rags and his experience of growing up in late nineteenth century Dublin. Author and Joyce scholar John McCourt also examines Joyce's relationship with his life-long partner, Nora Barnacle, and casts new light on their 40-year voluntary exile in Europe, first in the cosmopolitan Adriatic port of Trieste, then in... View more info

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Dimestore: A Writer's Life

By: Lee Smith

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Algonquin Books: April 2017

Seller ID: 16550

ISBN: 1616206462

Condition: New


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Lorca: A Dream of Life

By: Leslie Stainton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux: July 1999

Seller ID: 17866

ISBN: 0374190976

Condition: New


With a rare blend of grace, warmth, and scholarship, Leslie Stainton raises the stakes of our appreciation for the greatest of Spain's modern poets, Federico Garcia Lorca. Drawing on fourteen years of research; more than a hundred letters unknown to prior biographers; exclusive interviews with Lorca's friends, family, and acquaintances; and dozens of newly discovered archival material, Stainton has brought her subject to Life as few writers can. She describes his carefree childhood in rural Andalusia; his residencies in Madrid and Granada, then in New York, Havana, and Buenos Aires; his potent... View more info