• NONFICTION

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    JUNE 16, 2015

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by Emily Bingham

Deeply researched, Bingham’s engrossing biography brings her glamorous, tormented ancestor vividly to life. Full review >

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    EMPIRE OF SELF

    OCT. 13, 2015

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EMPIRE OF SELF

by Jay Parini

A superbly personal biography that pulsates with intelligence, scholarship, and heart. Full review >

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    AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 3

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARK TWAIN, VOLUME 3

by Mark Twain ; edited by Benjamin Griffin Harriet E. Smith

Of considerable interest to all readers of Twain but especially to working writers following Twain’s habit of tracking his... Full review >

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    AUG. 25, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE LAST LOVE SONG

by Tracy Daugherty

A dogged biographer elicits from Didion’s life much more than tidy observations of “morality and culture.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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NONFICTION

ALL THE WILD THAT REMAINS

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Stegner and Abbey “are two who have lighted my way,” nature writer Wendell Berry admitted. They have lighted the way for... Full review >

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    NOV. 10, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SAM PHILLIPS

by Peter Guralnick

A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound... Full review >

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NONFICTION

THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED

by Blair Jackson & David Gans

Worthy of Studs Terkel and an essential addition to the books of the Dead. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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    MAY 5, 2015

  • NONFICTION

    THE DAEMON KNOWS

    MAY 12, 2015

NONFICTION

THE DAEMON KNOWS

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As always, Bloom conveys the intimate, urgent, compelling sense of why it matters that we read these canonical authors. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A HOUSE IN ST JOHN'S WOOD

by Matthew Spender

A pointed family memoir from a writer keenly attuned to and reverent of genius. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ETERNITY'S SUNRISE

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

ETERNITY'S SUNRISE

by Leo Damrosch

General readers looking for a challenge will love this book and will dive into Blake’s work. Many will find him just too far... Full review >

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