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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: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures...read more

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9781408843840 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, February 25, 2016, cover price $39.25 | About this edition: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book.
9781620401750 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 2, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book.

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9781620401774 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, January 10, 2017, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book.

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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: The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania.In 1940, Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States...read more

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9781101870228 | Pantheon Books, December 6, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The Feud is the deliciously ironic (and sad) tale of how two literary giants destroyed their friendship in a fit of mutual pique and egomania.

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Product Description: For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. The Life of Saul Bellow, by the literary scholar and biographer Zachary Leader, draws on unprecedented access to Bellow’s papers, including much previously restricted material, as well as interviews with more than 150 of the novelist’s relatives, close friends, colleagues, and lovers, a number of whom have never spoken to researchers before...read more

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9780307268839 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 5, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize.

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9780307388933, titled "The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune 1915-1964" | Reprint edition (Vintage Books, November 15, 2016), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize.
9780373160020, titled "The Same Last Name" | Harlequin Books, April 1, 1983, cover price $2.25 | also contains The Same Last Name

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Product Description: Celebrated for their books on Eugene O’Neill and enjoying access to a trove of previously sealed archival material, the Gelbs deliver their final volume on the stormy life and brilliant oeuvre of this Nobel Prize–winning American playwright...read more

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9780399159114 | Marian Wood, November 1, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Celebrated for their books on Eugene O’Neill and enjoying access to a trove of previously sealed archival material, the Gelbs deliver their final volume on the stormy life and brilliant oeuvre of this Nobel Prize–winning American playwright.

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Product Description: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting. It's as intense and interesting and clear-hearted as they come."—Cheryl Strayed"I'll read anything Chloe Caldwell writes...read more

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9781566894531 | Coffee House Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Praise for Chloe Caldwell:"I read it a couple of months ago in one can't-put-it-down-even-though-it's-the-middle-of-the-night sitting.

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Product Description: Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in 1606 influenced three of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies written that year—King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra. “The Year of Lear is irresistible—a banquet of wisdom” (The New York Times Book Review)...read more

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9781416541646 | Simon & Schuster, October 6, 2015, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in England in 1606 affected Shakespeare and shaped the three great tragedies he wrote that year—King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.

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9781416541653 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 18, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Preeminent Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro shows how the tumultuous events in 1606 influenced three of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies written that year—King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra.

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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: Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary's Portland. With this newest and most unusual Portland guidebook, readers can walk the very sidewalks Beverly walked and climb the very school steps that Beverly climbed...read more

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9781621067412 | Microcosm Pub, May 31, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Walking with Ramona explores the streets, schools, characters, and neighborhoods of author Beverly Cleary's Portland.

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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: In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life...read more

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9781250010025 | St Martins Pr, August 25, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In New York Times bestselling The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life.

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9781250105943 | Griffin, October 4, 2016, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published about her life.

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9781504672351 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 10, 2015), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne.
9781504672344 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 10, 2015), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Joan Didion lived a life in the public and private eye with her late husband, writer John Gregory Dunne.

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Product Description: Interviews with the renowned author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union
By Brannon Costello (editor)

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9781628462333 | 1 edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, April 17, 2015), cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Since the publication of his first novel, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, launched him to fame, Michael Chabon (b.

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9781496809629 | Reprint edition (Univ Pr of Mississippi, October 1, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Interviews with the renowned author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policemen's Union
9780395719657, titled "Reading for Results" | 6th edition (Houghton Mifflin College Div, September 1, 1995), cover price $39.56 | also contains Reading for Results

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Product Description: From the Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast comes a story of seeking truth, acceptance, and self in a world of contradiction...   Treyf: According to Leviticus, unkosher and prohibited, like lobster, shrimp, pork, fish without scales, the mixing of meat and dairy...read more

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9780425277812 | New Amer Library, September 20, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From the Washington Post columnist and James Beard Award-winning author of Poor Man’s Feast comes a story of seeking truth, acceptance, and self in a world of contradiction.

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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: 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.

By John Zheng (editor)

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9781496807427 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, August 1, 2016, cover price $55.00

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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: The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys. Now, in this revealing behind-the-scenes book, author Piers Dudgeon examines the fascinating and complex relationships among Peter Pan's creator, J...read more

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9781250087799 | Thomas Dunne Books, July 12, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: The world has long been captivated by the story of Peter Pan and the countless movies, plays, musicals, and books that retell the story of Peter, Wendy, and the Lost Boys.

Catullus Bedspread

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9780062317025 | Harpercollins, July 5, 2016, cover price $25.99

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9780007554324 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, March 17, 2016, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: Catullus Bedspread

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9781504733762 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, July 5, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome's first ''modern'' poet, and follows a young man's journey through a world filled with all the indulgences and sexual excesses of the time -- an accessible, appealing look at one of history's greatest poets.

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Product Description: God and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve years that follow. Facing an unplanned pregnancy at twenty-two, Amy Seek and her ex-boyfriend begin an exhaustive search for a family to raise their child...read more

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9780374164454 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 14, 2015, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A searching, eloquent memoir about the joys and hardships of open adoptionGod and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve years that follow.

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9780374536268 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 5, 2016, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: God and Jetfire is a mother's account of her decision to surrender her son in an open adoption and of their relationship over the twelve years that follow.
9780380786466, titled "Sneeze on Monday" | Camelot, January 1, 1997, cover price $3.99 | also contains Sneeze on Monday | About this edition: When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again.

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Product Description: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.In this stunning new biography of Vita Sackville-West, Matthew Dennison's Behind the Mask traces the triumph and contradictions of Vita's extraordinary life...read more

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9781250033949 | St Martins Pr, June 9, 2015, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.

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9781250092076 | Griffin, June 21, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A dazzling new biography of Vita Sackville-West, the 20th century aristocrat, literary celebrity, devoted wife, famous lover of Virginia Woolf, recluse, and iconoclast who defied categorization.

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Product Description: “Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling . . . at once biting and vulnerable, nostalgic without ever veering off into sentimentality.” —Refinery29“Always vital, clever, and seductive, Addonizio is a secular Anne Lamott, a spiritual aunt to Lena Dunham...read more

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9780143128465 | Penguin USA, June 21, 2016, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Somewhere between Jo Ann Beard’s The Boys of My Youth and Amy Schumer’s stand-up exists Kim Addonizio’s style of storytelling .

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Product Description: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC. S. Lewis is the 20th century's most widely read Christian writer and J.R.R. Tolkien its most beloved mythmaker...read more

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9780374154097 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 2, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC.

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9780374536251 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 7, 2016, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Best Book of June 2015 (The Christian Science Monitor)Book of the Year by the Conference on Christianity and LiteratureC.

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