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Product Description: “A sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love” (Booklist) by one of America’s most beloved authors, as he looks back over his 100 years.In this remarkable memoir “full of adventure, wit, color, and detail” (Jewish Journal), Herman Wouk finally reflects on the life experiences that inspired his most enduring novels...read more

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9781410488626 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, April 20, 2016), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: The literary master reflects on his life and times from the unique vantage point of one hundred years of age, covering such topics as his work on Fred Allen's radio shows, his World War II military service, and the inspirations behind his written works.
9781501128547 | Simon & Schuster, January 5, 2016, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In an unprecedented literary accomplishment, Herman Wouk, one of America’s most beloved and enduring authors, reflects on his life and times from the remarkable vantage point of 100 years old.

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9781501128554 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, January 17, 2017), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: “A sparkling memoir of a well-lived life of literature, fame, and love” (Booklist) by one of America’s most beloved authors, as he looks back over his 100 years.

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Product Description: Hunter S. Thompson, “smart hillbilly,” boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U...read more

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9780307265357 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, January 5, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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9780307277855 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, December 13, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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9781522642015 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 5, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: Hunter S.

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Product Description: Born to an eminent Russian family, Vladimir Nabokov came to America fleeing the Nazis and remembered his time here as the richest of his life. Indeed, his best work flowed from his response to this storied land. With charm and insight, Robert Roper fills out this period in the writer's life: his friendship with Edmund Wilson, his time at Cornell, his role at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology...read more

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9780802743633 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 9, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A unique portrait of Vladimir Nabokov told through the lens of the years he spent in a land that enchanted him, America.

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9781632863881 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 18, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Born to an eminent Russian family, Vladimir Nabokov came to America fleeing the Nazis and remembered his time here as the richest of his life.
9780380786510, titled "The Unified Field" | Avon Books, November 1, 1996, cover price $5.99 | also contains The Unified Field | About this edition: Setting off for an adventure in the stars, the unusual Alan Fain and his hacker companion, Lew Slack, face history-changing circumstances involving the Holy Grail, Atlantis, and an alien goddess on a Texas ranch.

A 2016 Edgar Award NomineeBefore he became a household name in America as perhaps our greatest hard-boiled crime writer, before his attachment to Lillian Hellman and blacklisting during the McCarthy era, and his subsequent downward spiral, Dashiell Hammett led a life of action. Born in 1894 into a poor Maryland family, Hammett left school at fourteen and held several jobs before joining the Pinkerton National Detective Agency as an operative in 1915 and, with time off in 1918 to serve at the end of World War I, he remained with the agency until 1922, participating alike in the banal and dramatic action of an operative. The tuberculosis he contracted during the war forced him to leave the Pinkertons--but it may well have prompted one of America's most acclaimed writing careers.While Hammett's life on center stage has been well-documented, the question of how he got there has not. That largely overlooked phase is the subject of Nathan Ward's enthralling The Lost Detective. Hammett's childhood, his life in San Francisco, and especially his experience as a detective deeply informed his writing and his characters, from the nameless Continental Op, hero of his stories and early novels, to Sam Spade and Nick Charles. The success of his many stories in the pulp magazine Black Mask following his departure from the Pinkertons led him to novels; he would write five between 1929 and 1934, two of them (The Maltese Falcon and The Thin Man) now American classics. Though he inspired generations of writers, from Chandler to Connelly and all in between, after The Thin Man he never finished another book, a painful silence for his devoted readers; and his popular image has long been shaped by the remembrance of Hellman, who knew him after his literary reputation had been made. Based on original research across the country, The Lost Detective is the first book to illuminate Hammett's transformation from real detective to great American detective writer, throwing brilliant new light on one of America's most celebrated and remembered novelists and his world.

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9780802776402 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, September 15, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: A 2016 Edgar Award NomineeBefore he became a household name in America as perhaps our greatest hard-boiled crime writer, before his attachment to Lillian Hellman and blacklisting during the McCarthy era, and his subsequent downward spiral, Dashiell Hammett led a life of action.

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9781632866387 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 11, 2016), cover price $17.00

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Product Description: Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists. Drawing on unpublished emails and both published and private interviews, Philip Weinstein conveys the feel and heft of Franzen's voice as he ponders the purposes and problems of his life and art, from his earliest fiction to his most recent novel, Purity...read more

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9781501307171 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 22, 2015, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists.

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9781501325557 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage is the first critical biography of one of today's most important novelists.

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Product Description: Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air and The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs. Ghost Songs charts McBride's teenage struggle to separate madness from imagination and sorrow from devastation in the wake of the shocking deaths of both her parents...read more

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9781941040430 | Tin House Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: A searingly beautiful coming-of-age memoir about a girl who begins to see her parents' ghosts after their tragic deaths.

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9781504746748 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 4, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air and The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs.
9781504746755 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 4, 2016), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Regina McBride, author of The Nature of Water and Air and The Land of Women, delivers a powerful and affecting debut memoir, Ghost Songs.

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Product Description: Chicago Writers Association Nonfiction Book of the Year (2017) Society of Midland Authors Literary Award in Biography (2017) A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself...read more

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9781613735329 | Chicago Review Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Chicago Writers Association Nonfiction Book of the Year (2017) Society of Midland Authors Literary Award in Biography (2017) A tireless champion of the downtrodden, Nelson Algren, one of the most celebrated writers of the 20th century, lived an outsider’s life himself.

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Product Description: Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book AwardAt twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Leaping at this chance to be a mountain man, with no experience in the wilds, he left the world...read more

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9781250101686 | Thomas Dunne Books, September 27, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Winner of Honor Book for the 2016 Montana Book AwardAt twenty years old, Pete Fromm heard of a job babysitting salmon eggs, seven winter months alone in a tent in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

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Product Description: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life...read more

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9780385537568 | Doubleday, October 13, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life.

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9780345805836 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, September 20, 2016), cover price $18.00 | also contains Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal | About this edition: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life.

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Product Description: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life...read more

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9780345805836 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, September 20, 2016), cover price $18.00 | also contains Empire of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal | About this edition: An intimate, authorized yet totally frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925–2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century The product of thirty years of friendship and conversation, Jay Parini’s Empire of Self digs behind the glittering surface of Gore Vidal’s colorful career to reveal the complex emotional and sexual truths underlying his celebrity-strewn life.

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9781504671361 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 13, 2015), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: An authorized profile of the influential twentieth-century American novelist and cultural figure explores the private psychological and sexual aspects of his character behind his celebrity while examining his relationships and the secrets that shaped hisbeliefs.
9781504671354 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 13, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [Read by John Lescault] An intimate, authorized, yet frank biography of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), one of the most accomplished, visible, and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the past century.

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Product Description: Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, a place where she could truly take root, has eluded her...read more

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9780385351331 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, October 6, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend.

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9780345807175 | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, September 6, 2016), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Creative Nonfiction From Chicago to Mexico, the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry.
9780425128473, titled "White Rabbit: A Doctor's Own Story of Addiction, Survival and Recovery" | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, August 1, 1991), cover price $4.95 | also contains White Rabbit: A Doctor''s Own Story of Addiction, Survival and Recovery | About this edition: On the outside, she was a bright and popular teenager.

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Product Description: “These energizing, excellent essays address the international scope of Wharton’s writing and contribute to the growing fields of transatlantic, hemispheric, and global studies.”—Carol J. Singley, author of A Historical Guide to Edith Wharton   “Readers will emerge with a new respect for Wharton’s engagement with the world around her and for her ability to convey her particular vision in her literary works...read more
By Emily J. Orlando (editor)

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9780813062815 | Univ Pr of Florida, September 13, 2016, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: “These energizing, excellent essays address the international scope of Wharton’s writing and contribute to the growing fields of transatlantic, hemispheric, and global studies.

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Product Description: Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow’s Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters.The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates’ vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State...read more

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9780062408679 | Ecco Pr, September 8, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow’s Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters.

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9780062408686 | Reprint edition (Ecco Pr, September 13, 2016), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow’s Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters.

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9781504648349 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 8, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self, an imaginative girl eager to tell stories.

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Product Description: Betty Bard MacDonald (1907–1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle children's books, burst onto the literary scene shortly after the end of World War II. Readers embraced her memoir of her years as a young bride operating a chicken ranch on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, and The Egg and I sold its first million copies in less than a year...read more

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9780295999364 | Univ of Washington Pr, September 15, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Betty Bard MacDonald (1907–1958), the best-selling author of The Egg and I and the classic Mrs.

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Product Description: To many, the life of Ernest Hemingway has taken on mythic proportions. From his romantic entanglements to his legendary bravado, the elements of Papa’s persona have fascinated readers, turning Hemingway into such an outsized figure that it is almost impossible to imagine him as a real person...read more

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9780271075341 | Sew edition (Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, September 9, 2016), cover price $37.95 | About this edition: To many, the life of Ernest Hemingway has taken on mythic proportions.

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Product Description: A moving collection of essays on aging and happinessDrawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old...read more

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9780374261221 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, September 6, 2016, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A moving collection of essays on aging and happinessDrawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old.

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Product Description: "In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble island in Puget Sound, a ferry-ride from Seattle. "Onions in the Stew" describes Betty MacDonald's years on beautiful Vashon Island in Puget Sound in happy times with her second husband and two daughters...read more

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9780295999807 | Univ of Washington Pr, August 29, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: "In Onions in the Stew, MacDonald is in unbuttonedly frolicsome form as she describes how, with husband and daughters, she set to work making a life on a rough-and-tumble island in Puget Sound, a ferry-ride from Seattle.

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Product Description: The life of Raymond Chandler has long been obscured by secrets and half-truths as deceptive as anything in his novel The Long Goodbye. Now, drawing on new interviews, previously unpublished letters, and archives, Tom Williams casts a new light on this mysterious writer, a man troubled by loneliness and desertion...read more

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9781613748404 | Chicago Review Pr, September 1, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The life of Raymond Chandler has long been obscured by secrets and half-truths as deceptive as anything in his novel The Long Goodbye.

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9781613736784 | Chicago Review Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The life of Raymond Chandler has long been obscured by secrets and half-truths as deceptive as anything in his novel The Long Goodbye.

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Product Description: In this New York Times hardcover bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work, and health. Her pioneering reseach was praised in People and Vanity Fair and hailed on TV shows including Today, The O’Reilly Factor, and CBS’s The Talk...read more

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9781410485953 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, January 20, 2016), cover price $31.99 | About this edition: In this inspiring memoir backed by cutting-edge research, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her marriage, family life, work, health, and everyday experience.
9780525955061 | E P Dutton, August 18, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In this New York Times bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work and health.

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9781101984147 | E P Dutton, August 16, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In this New York Times hardcover bestseller, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and transforms her marriage, family life, work, and health.

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Product Description: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood. Better known in Europe than in his native America for most of his career, he achieved international success and celebrity during the 1960s when his banned “Paris” books—beginning with Tropic of Cancer—were published here and judged by the Supreme Court not to be obscene...read more

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9781611458992 | Arcade Pub, March 4, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature.

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9781628726039 | Arcade Pub, August 2, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Henry Miller was one of the most distinctive voices in twentieth-century literature, yet he remains misunderstood.

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Product Description: Thinking of Ernest Hemingway often brings to mind his travels around the world, documenting war and engaging in thrilling ad- ventures. However, fully understanding this outsized international author means returning to his place of birth...read more

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9781606352731 | Kent State Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Thinking of Ernest Hemingway often brings to mind his travels around the world, documenting war and engaging in thrilling ad- ventures.

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Product Description: An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a WatchmanTo Kill a Mockingbird―the twentieth century's most widely read American novel―has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly...read more

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9781250115836, titled "Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee From Scout to Go Set a Watchman" | Henry Holt & Co, April 26, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a WatchmanTo Kill a Mockingbird―the twentieth century's most widely read American novel―has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly.

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Product Description: An account of the 1963 death of the author's father against a backdrop of JFK's assassination describes how her mother, three sisters and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated with the experiences of the nation...read more

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9781410466044 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, March 12, 2014), cover price $30.99 | About this edition: An account of the 1963 death of the author's father against a backdrop of JFK's assassination describes how her mother, three sisters and she were financially dependent on her father's wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated with the experiences of the nation.
9780547630144 | 1 edition (Houghton Mifflin, July 10, 2012), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: 1963, Mexico, Maine.

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9780544002326 | Reprint edition (Mariner Books, June 11, 2013), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award“Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form…With generous, precise, and unsentimental prose, Monica Wood brilliantly achieves this .

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Product Description: Elisha Cooper spends his morn­ings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoë’s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes...read more

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9781101871232 | Pantheon Books, June 14, 2016, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Elisha Cooper spends his morn­ings creating children’s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters.

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Product Description: A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?Jesse Browner, a novelist with a full-time job at the United Nations, has written a book reminiscent of the Talking Heads classic song "Once in a Lifetime...read more

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9780062275691 | Harperwave, June 30, 2015, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?
9780387963914, titled "K-Theory for Operator Algebras" | Springer Verlag, July 1, 1986, cover price $99.00 | also contains K-Theory for Operator Algebras | About this edition: K -Theory has revolutionized the study of operator algebras in the last few years.

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9780062275707 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 14, 2016), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A literary exploration that asks seeks to answer the question: Have I lived the life I intended?

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