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Goethe: Life as a Work of Art

Ru?diger Safranski · Liveright
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

This sterling biography of Germany's greatest writer presents Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as if we are seeing him for the first time.The work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has reverberated through two and a half centuries, altering the course of literature in ways both grand and intimate....
The Written World: How Literature Shaped Civilization

Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The story of literature in sixteen acts, from Alexander the Great and the Iliad to Don Quixote and Harry Potter, this engaging book brings together remarkable people and surprising events to show how writing shaped cultures, religions, and the history of the world.
Love from Boy: Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Donald Sturrock · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the author of The BFG - soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader, and Adam Godley - a whimsical, witty, and revealing collection of the legendary children's author and writer...
True crimes : a family album

Kathryn Harrison · Random House, 2016.
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of illuminating and surprising essays, written over the course of more than a decade, that reexamine our ideas of family, love, loss, and memory. Fixing an acute and sensitive eye on family...
I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

Kelsey Miller · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television foreverWhen Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's "Must...
Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir

Jill Bialosky · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Bialosky's erudite and instructive approach to poetry [is] itself a refreshing tonic." - Chicago Tribune "Wisdom and deep compassion...make [Bialosky's book] a tremendous asset both to readers and other writers." - The Washington Post An unconventional and inventive...
Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

BETH ANN FENNELLY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

"Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband's sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara." -- from Heating & Cooling, "Married Love, IV"The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses...
The Incredible True Story of Blondy Baruti: My Unlikely Journey from the Congo to Hollywood

Blondy Baruti · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inspirational and true rags-to-riches story of how one young boy made it from the war-torn Congolese jungles to America and onto the silver screen, all the while facing extraordinary trials and twists of fate with an unwavering faith and unflagging spirit.Blondy Baruti's boyhood in the Democratic...
The Girl from Kathmandu: Twelve Dead Men and a Woman's Quest for Justice

Cam Simpson · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The shocking story of the massacre of a group of Nepalese men working as Defense contractors for the United States Government during the Iraq War, and the widow who dedicated her life to finding justice for her husband and the other victims - a riveting tale of courageous heroes, corporate...
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist

Anne Boyd Rioux · W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

"Biography at its best aims at resurrection. Anne Boyd Rioux has brought the novelist Constance Fenimore Woolson back to life for us. Hurrah!"?Robert D. Richardson, author of the Bancroft Prize-winning William James: In the Maelstrom of American ModernismConstance Fenimore Woolson...
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

Alon Shaya · Knopf
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

An exciting debut cookbook that confirms the arrival of a new guru chef . . . A moving, deeply personal journey of survival and discovery that tells of the evolution of a cuisine and of the transformative power and magic of food and cooking. From the two-time James Beard Award-winning chef...
My Love Story: A Memoir

TINA TURNER · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tina Turner - the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend - sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir.From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner...
Girl on a Wire: Walking the Line Between Faith and Freedom in the Westboro Baptist Church

Libby Phelps · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

It wasn't until Libby Phelps was an adult, a twenty-five year old, that she escaped the Westboro Baptist Church. She is the granddaughter of its founder, Fred Phelps, and when she left, the church and its values were all she'd known. She didn't tell her family she was leaving. It happened...
The Loyal Son: The War in Ben Franklin's House

Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The dramatic story of a founding father, his illegitimate son, and the tragedy of their conflict during the American Revolution - from the acclaimed author of The Lincolns. Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America's founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness - even his grandfatherly...
Mincemeat: The Education of an Italian Chef

Leonardo Lucarelli · Other Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

With the wit and pace of Anthony Bourdain, Italian chef and anthropologist Leonardo Lucarelli sketches the exhilarating life behind the closed doors of restaurants, and the unlikely work ethics of the kitchen. In Italy, five-star restaurants and celebrity chefs may seem, on the surface,...