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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost. In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
by Haruki Murakami
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From the bestselling author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle comes an intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect. Equal parts travelogue and literary reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers Haruki Murakami’s... (read more)

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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit weaves seemingly disparate topics, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the birdman cult on Easter Island, with elements of her own life: her mother's advancing Alzheimer's, the collapse of a long-term relationship, a... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one... (read more)

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Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty
by Vikram Chandra
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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding. Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this... (read more)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
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In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (read more)

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The Writing Life
The Writing Life
by Annie Dillard
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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short... (read more)

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Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir
by Anatole Broyard
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"Nineteen forty-six was a good time — perhaps the best time — in the twentieth century. The war was over and there was a terrific sense of coming back, of repossessing life. Rents were cheap, restaurants were cheap, and it seemed to me that... (read more)

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The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
by Justin Hocking
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Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir. Justin Hocking doesn't adapt easily to New York City. He has panic attacks on the subway under the East River, struggles as an assistant at a... (read more)

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A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition
by Ernest Hemingway
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Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway’s most enduring works. Since Hemingway’s personal papers were released in 1979, scholars have examined the changes made to the text before publication. Now, this... (read more)

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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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Stop-Time: A Memoir
Stop-Time: A Memoir
by Frank Conroy
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First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life... (read more)

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Periodic Table (84 Edition)
Periodic Table (84 Edition)
by Primo Levi
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One of Levi's more mystifying, yet fascinating works. Interworking elements of memoir and his skills as a master storyteller, Levi uses each chapter to tug at a different thread of the intricately woven history of the Holocaust. You may occasionally wish... (read more)

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
by Paul Elie
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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Knowing he was dying, John Steinbeck customized a camper-truck and dubbed it Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. With his dog Charley (Steinbeck's own Sancho Panza) riding along, the melancholic writer circumnavigates the country. This travelogue... (read more)

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Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi
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In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and Italian citizen of Jewish race, was arrested by Italian fascists and deported from his native Turin to Auschwitz. Survival in Auschwitz is Levi's classic account of his ten months in the German... (read more)

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Gift From the Sea 50TH Anniversary Edition
Gift From the Sea 50TH Anniversary Edition
by Anne Morr Lindbergh
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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.... (read more)

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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking
by Olivia Laing
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Why is it that some of the greatest works of literature have been produced by writers in the grip of alcoholism, an addiction that cost them personal happiness and caused harm to those who loved them? In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the... (read more)

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