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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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An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write... (read more)

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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons)
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons)
by Paul Collins
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Today the name Edgar Allan Poe invokes a tragic genius whose mastery of horror seems inexorably tied to his tormented life. But in his own time, Poe was above all a craftsman—an editor and reviewer desperately trying to earn a living by... (read more)

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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"In this brilliant memoir, Lacy Johnson offers us a guide to the impossible — how to reconstruct a past when the past itself is shattered, each memory broken into pieces, left rattling around inside us. Sometimes flashes of poetry are all that we... (read more)

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
by Marja Mills
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novels celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of... (read more)

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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This Boy's Life: A Memoir
This Boy's Life: A Memoir
by Tobias Wolff
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This unforgettable memoir, by one of our most gifted writers, introduces us to the young Toby Wolff, by turns tough and vulnerable, crafty and bumbling, and ultimately winning. Separated by divorce from his father and brother, Toby and his mother are... (read more)

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Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
by Betsy Bird
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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved childrens books. Did Laura Ingalls cross paths with a band of mass murderers? Why was a Garth... (read more)

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For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey
For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet's Journey
by Richard Blanco
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Days before our field trip to the science center, Mrs. Bermudez tells our class the sun is actually hundreds of times larger than the earth. We move around it. We’re nothing, zooming through dark space, she says, matter-of-factly, as if it didn... (read more)

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The Liars' Club: a Memoir
The Liars' Club: a Memoir
by Mary Karr
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When it was published in 1995, Mary Karrandrsquo;s The Liarsandrsquo; Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karrandrsquo;s comic childhood in an... (read more)

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers is the author of four books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, How We Are Hungry, and What Is the What. He is the editor of McSweeneys, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
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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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro
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“Still Writing offers up a cornucopia of wisdom, insights, and practical lessons gleaned from Dani Shapiro's long experience as a celebrated writer and teacher of writing. The beneficiaries are beginning writers, veteran writers and everyone in... (read more)

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Moments of Being: Second Edition
Moments of Being: Second Edition
by Virginia Woolf
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Published years after her death, Moments of Being is Virginia Woolfs only autobiographical writing, considered by many to be her most important book. In “Reminiscences,” the first of five pieces included in Moments of Being, Woolf focuses on... (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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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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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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Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen
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"Poignant, honest and triumphantly funny. . . [a] compelling and heartbreaking story." --Susan Cheever, The New York Times Book Review "Tough-minded . . . darkly comic . . . written with indelible clarity."--Newsweek "[A]n... (read more)

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Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood
Who Was Dracula?: Bram Stoker's Trail of Blood
by Jim Steinmeyer
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The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material—from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman—behind Bram Stoker's lord of... (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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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir
by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century1951in the middle of the United States Des Moines, Iowa in the middle of the largest generation in American history the baby boomers. As one of the best and funniest writers alive, he is... (read more)

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