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Orwell's Roses Cover
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Release Date: October 19, 2021
A lush exploration of roses, pleasure, and politics, and a fresh take on George Orwell as an avid gardener whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world“In the year 1936 a writer planted roses.” So begins Rebec...
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Capote's Women Cover
Author: Laurence Leamer
Release Date: October 12, 2021
New York Times bestselling author Laurence Leamer reveals the complex web of relationships and scandalous true stories behind Truman Capote's never-published final novel, Answered Prayers--the dark secrets, tragic glamour, and Capote's ulti...
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Author: Matthew Sturgis
Release Date: October 12, 2021
The fullest, most textural, most accurate--most human--account of Oscar Wilde's unique and dazzling life--based on extensive new research and newly discovered materials. "Simply the best modern biography of Wilde." --Evening Standard"The best book of...
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Author: Catherine Prendergast
Release Date: October 05, 2021
"The Gilded Edge is a compelling read from start to finish. Gripping, suspenseful, cinematic. This is narrative nonfiction at its best."–Lindsey Fitzharris, Bestselling Author of The Butchering ArtAstonishingly well written, painstaki...
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Letters of Note: Sex Cover
Author: Shaun Usher
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An irresistible new volume of affectionate missives about everyone's favorite taboo topic from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections.In Letters of Note: Sex, Shaun Usher collects together some of the most noteworthy missives ever ...
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Author: Andrew D. Kaufman | Narrator: Kathleen Gati
Release Date: August 31, 2021
A revelatory new portrait of the courageous woman who saved Dostoyevsky’s life—and became a pioneer in Russian literary historyIn the fall of 1866, a twenty-year-old stenographer named Anna Snitkina applied for a position with a writer sh...
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Author: Shirley Jackson, Bernice M. Murphy and Laurence Jackson Hyman | Narrator: Kirsten Potter, Linda Jones and Gary Bennett
Release Date: July 13, 2021
A bewitchingly brilliant collection of never-before-published letters from the renowned author of “The Lottery” and The Haunting of Hill Housei must stop writing letters and get to writing a novel.Shirley Jackson is one of the most import...
Author: Janet Somerville | Narrator: Ellen Barkin
Release Date: May 18, 2021
Before email, when long distance telephone calls were difficult and expensive, people wrote letters, often several each day. Today, those letters provide an intimate and revealing look at the lives and loves of the people who wrote them. When the aut...
Author: Robert Kanigel | Narrator: Richard Poe
Release Date: April 27, 2021
From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enl...
Author: Hermione Lee | Narrator: Stephen Crossley
Release Date: February 23, 2021
One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, drawing on a wealth of new materials and on many conversations with him.One of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights, draw...
Author: Abraham Riesman | Narrator: Vikas Adam
Release Date: February 16, 2021
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost “A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulousl...
Author: Selina Hastings | Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Release Date: February 02, 2021
The first biography of the universally acclaimed British writer, Sybille Bedford, by the celebrated author of books about Nancy Mitford and Evelyn Waugh.Passionate, liberated, fiercely independent, Sybille Bedford was a writer and a journalist, the a...