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Author: Maya Jasanoff
Release Date: November 07, 2017
A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today

Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution.
$22.50
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Author: James Atlas | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: August 22, 2017
The biographer—so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts—comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers’ live get documented. James Atlas, the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz, takes us back to his own childhood in suburban Chicago, where he fell in love with literature and, early on, found in himself the impulse to study writers’ lives.
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Author: Thomas E. Ricks | Narrator: James Lurie
Release Date: May 23, 2017
New York Times Bestseller

A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.


Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City.
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Author: Benjamin Taylor | Narrator: Benjamin Taylor
Release Date: May 23, 2017
A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed.
 
“A marvel of a book—elegant, touching, singular.
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Author: David Rockefeller | Narrator: Dan Woren
Release Date: May 09, 2017
Born into one of the wealthiest families in America—he was the youngest son of Standard Oil scion John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and the celebrated patron of modern art Abby Aldrich Rockefeller—David Rockefeller has carried his birthright into a distinguished life of his own.
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Author: Terry Brooks | Narrator: Kimberly Farr and Dan Woren
Release Date: May 02, 2017
In Sometimes the Magic Works, New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks shares his secrets for creating unusual, memorable fiction. Spanning topics from the importance of daydreaming to the necessity of writing an outline, from the fine art of showing instead of merely telling to creating believable characters who make readers care what happens to them, Brooks draws upon his own experiences, hard lessons learned, and delightful discoveries made in creating the beloved Shannara and Magic Kingdom of Landover series, The Word and The Void trilogy, and the bestselling Star Wars novel The Phantom Menace.
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Author: Helena Kelly | Narrator: Emma Bering
Release Date: May 02, 2017

A brilliant, illuminating reassessment of the life and work of Jane Austen that makes clear how Austen has been misread for the past two centuries and that shows us how she intended her books to be read, revealing, as well, how subversive and daring--how truly radical--a writer she was.
$22.50
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Author: Dani Shapiro | Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Release Date: April 11, 2017
The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work. a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love.
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Author: Joan Didion | Narrator: Kimberly Farr and Nathaniel Rich
Release Date: March 07, 2017
From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking. two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer.
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Author: Kay Redfield Jamison | Narrator: Jefferson Mays
Release Date: February 28, 2017
In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison, brings an entirely fresh understanding to the work and life of Robert Lowell (1917-1977), whose intense, complex, and personal verse left a lasting mark on the English language and changed the public discourse about private matters.
$27.50
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Author: Ludmilla Petrushevskaya, Anna Summers and Anna Summers | Narrator: Kate Mulgrew
Release Date: February 07, 2017
The prizewinning memoir of one of the world’s great writers, about coming of age as an enemy of the people and finding her voice in Stalinist Russia
 
Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol Hotel—the setting of the New York Times bestselling novel A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles—Ludmilla Petrushevskaya grew up in a family of Bolshevik intellectuals who were reduced in the wake of the Russian Revolution to waiting in bread lines.
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Author: Henning Mankell | Narrator: Sean Barrett
Release Date: January 10, 2017
In January 2014 I was informed that I had cancer. However, Quicksand is not a book about death and destruction, but about what it means to be human. I have undertaken a journey from my childhood to the man I am today, writing about the key events in my life, and about the people who have given me new perspectives.
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