Biography

BLEAKER HOUSE: CHASING MY NOVEL TO THE END OF THE WORLD

Written by Stevens, Nell
A girl, a laptop, and a waddle of penguins. In this witty and genre-defying memoir, a young writer can travel anywhere she wants to finally finish her novel--and ends up on a frozen island at the bottom of the world. Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but life kept getting in the way.
March 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Doubleday Books | 256 Pages |
$25.95

THIS LONG PURSUIT: REFLECTIONS OF A ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHER

Written by Holmes, Richard
From the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder and Falling Upwards, here is a luminous meditation on the art of biography that fuses the author's own experiences with a history of the genre and explores the fascinating and surprising relationship between fact and fiction.
March 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Pantheon Books | 368 Pages |
$30.00

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: A BIOGRAPHY

Written by Dearborn, Mary V
The first full biography of Ernest Hemingway in more than fifteen years; the first to draw upon a wide array of never-before-used material; the first written by a woman, from the widely acclaimed biographer of Norman Mailer, Peggy Guggenheim, Henry Miller, and Louise Bryant. A revelatory look into the life and work of Ernest Hemingway, considered in his time to be the greatest living Am
May 16, 2017 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 752 Pages |
$35.00

ROBERT LOWELL, SETTING THE RIVER ON FIRE: A STUDY OF GENIUS, MANIA, AND CHARACTER

Written by Jamison, Kay Redfield
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.
February 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 560 Pages |
$29.95

STRANGER IN THE WOODS: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE LAST TRUE HERMIT

Written by Finkel, Michael
Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it.
March 7, 2017 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 224 Pages |
$25.95

BOOKS FOR LIVING

Written by Schwalbe, Will
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.
December 27, 2016 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 288 Pages |
$25.95

CHASING THE LAST LAUGH: HOW MARK TWAIN ESCAPED DEBT AND DISGRACE WITH A ROUND-THE-WORLD COMEDY TOUR

Written by Zacks, Richard
In the 1890s, Mark Twain came back from the dead. The famous author's career was collapsing, his masterpieces were at risk of falling into oblivion, and he was even mistakenly reported dead. But Twain orchestrated an amazing late-in-life comeback from bankruptcy, bad reviews, and family disaster by setting out on an unprecedented international comedy tour to restore his fortunes.
February 21, 2017 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 480 Pages |
$17.00

JOE GOULD'S TEETH

Written by Lepore, Jill
From New Yorker staff writer and Harvard historian Jill Lepore, the dark, spellbinding tale of her restless search for the missing longest book ever written, a century-old manuscript called "The Oral History of Our Time." Joe Gould's Teeth is a Poe-like tale of detection, madness, and invention.
April 18, 2017 | Paperback | Vintage | 256 Pages |
$16.00

LAB GIRL

Written by Jahren, Hope
National Bestseller
February 28, 2017 | Paperback | Vintage | 304 Pages |
$16.00

CHARLOTTE BRONTE: A FIERY HEART

Written by Harman, Claire
Charlotte Brontë famously lived her entire life in an isolated parsonage on a remote English moor with a demanding father and with siblings whose astonishing creativity was a closely held secret. The genius of Claire Harman's biography is that it transcends these melancholy facts to reveal a woman for whom duty and piety gave way to quiet rebellion and fierce ambition.
February 7, 2017 | Paperback | Vintage | 496 Pages |
$20.00

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