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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
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Author: Dorian Lynskey
Release Date: June 04, 2019
An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop.
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Author: Casey Cep
Release Date: May 07, 2019
"A triumph on every level. One of the losses to literature is that Harper Lee never found a way to tell a gothic true-crime story she'd spent years researching. Casey Cep has excavated this mesmerizing story and tells it with grace and insight and a fierce fidelity to the truth.
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Author: Brian Jay Jones
Release Date: May 07, 2019
The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales.
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Author: Harold Bloom
Release Date: April 16, 2019
In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors-- texts he has had by heart since childhood.

Gone are the polemics.
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Author: Claire Harman | Narrator: Andy Secombe
Release Date: March 26, 2019
From the acclaimed biographer--the fascinating, little-known story of a Victorian-era murder that rocked literary London, leading Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and Queen Victoria herself to wonder. Can a novel kill.

In May 1840, Lord William Russell, well known in London's highest social circles, was found with his throat cut.
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Author: Anne Lamott
Release Date: March 19, 2019
From the bestselling author of Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird comes a chronicle of faith and spirituality that is at once tough, personal, affectionate, wise and very funny.

With an exuberant mix of passion, insight, and humor, Anne Lamott takes us on a journey through her often troubled past to illuminate her devout but quirky walk of faith.
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Author: Carolyn Forché | Narrator: Carolyn Forché
Release Date: March 19, 2019
The powerful story of a young poet who becomes an activist through a trial by fire

What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others.
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Author: Lucasta Miller
Release Date: March 05, 2019
A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark side of sexuality--by the acclaimed author of The Brontë Myth ("wonderfully entertaining .
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Author: Judy Goldman | Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Release Date: February 12, 2019
A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their "normal" life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.

When Judy Goldman's husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches.
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Author: Ha Jin | Narrator: David Shih
Release Date: January 15, 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting. a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai—also known as Li Po

In his own time (701–762), Li Bai's poems—shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life—were never given their proper due by the official literary gatekeepers.
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Author: Dani Shapiro | Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Release Date: January 15, 2019
The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
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Author: Hilary Spurling | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse. A Life, now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and novelist known as "the English Proust"-- that, at the same time, takes us deep into twentieth-century London literary life.
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