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Author: Patti Smith | Narrator: Patti Smith
Release Date: September 24, 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Just Kids and M Train, a profound, beautifully realized memoir in which dreams and reality are vividly woven into a tapestry of one transformative year.Following a run of New Year's concer...
Author: Orhan Pamuk and Nazim Dikbas | Narrator: John Lee
Release Date: February 06, 2018
From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels.  In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Nor...
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro | Narrator: Kazuo Ishiguro
Release Date: December 26, 2017
The Nobel Lecture in Literature, delivered by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans) at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 7, 2017, in an elegant, clothbound edition.       In their ann...
Author: Martin Puchner | Narrator: Arthur Morey
Release Date: October 24, 2017
The story of literature in sixteen acts—from Homer to Harry Potter, including The Tale of Genji, Don Quixote, The Communist Manifesto, and how they shaped world history In this groundbreaking book, Martin Puchner leads us on a remarkable journe...
Author: Adam Gopnik | Narrator: Adam Gopnik
Release Date: September 05, 2017
From The New York Times best-selling author of Paris to the Moon and beloved New Yorker writer, a memoir that captures the romance of New York City in the 1980s. When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal ...
Author: Elif Batuman | Narrator: Elif Batuman
Release Date: March 14, 2017
One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED―ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!―TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICSNo one who read Elif Batuman's first article (in the journal n+1) w...
Author: Will Schwalbe | Narrator: Jeff Harding
Release Date: December 27, 2016
From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? T...
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri | Narrator: Jhumpa Lahiri
Release Date: November 15, 2016
How do you clothe a book? In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and i...
Author: Patti Smith | Narrator: Patti Smith
Release Date: November 03, 2015
National Best Seller From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: an unforgettable odyssey of a legendary artist, told through the prism of the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. It is a book Patti Smi...
Author: Sandra Cisneros | Narrator: Sandra Cisneros
Release Date: October 06, 2015
From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography—an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhood...
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Author: Mohsin Hamid | Narrator: Mohsin Hamid
Release Date: February 24, 2015
From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.” Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving...
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Author: Azar Nafisi and Azar Nafisi | Narrator: Mozhan Marno
Release Date: October 21, 2014
A New York Times bestsellerThe author of the beloved #1 New York Times bestseller Reading Lolita in Tehran returns with the next chapter of her life in books—a passionate and deeply moving hymn to America Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electri...