Biographies

Joseph Anton Salman Rushdie

JOSEPH ANTON is Salman Rushdie's autobiography, written not only in his own masterful style, but honestly reveals his remarkable life. The book covers the author's public and private story, as well as the details of his "death sentence" issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini.

 

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Elsewhere Richard Russo

ELSEWHERE is Richard Russo's warm memoir of coming of age in upstate New York. It is full of humor, heartbreak and love. Every Richard Russo reader needs this treasure.

 

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Above the Treetops Jack Sacco

ABOVE THE TREETOPS: THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND BOBBY LITTLE, THE SON HE NEVER HAD is a never-before-told first-hand story of William Faulkner's kindness to a young boy. That boy is now a Mississippi octogenarian who is sharing his high-flying adventures with William Faulkner, one of the world's most famous...

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 David Sedaris

THEFT BY FINDING: DIARIES 1977 - 2002 must be the funniest diary on record. This book needs to be read in a sound-proof room to avoid embarrassment! This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere...

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman Charles Shields

MOCKINGBIRD: A PORTRAIT OF HARPER LEE FROM SCOUT TO GO SET A WATCHMAN is the complete biography of Harper Lee's life from beginning to end. The original book, published ten years earlier has been completely updated with a new epilogue.

 

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A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver Mark Shriver

A GOOD MAN: REDISCOVERING MY FATHER, SARGENT SHRIVER is a lovely and complete look back at the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty. A son's childhood memories along with countless interviews with our country's leaders present an inspiring story for which all America can be...

Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime Sarah Smiley

DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS: ONE MILITARY FAMILY, ONE YEAR OF HEROES, AND LESSONS FOR A LIFETIME is a warm, wonderful story of a military family inviting fifty-two guests to dinner over a year's time while their father/husband was deployed as a Navy pilot. Weekly fill-ins ran the gamut from U.S. Senators to ninety-four-...

Just Kids Illustrated Edition Patti Smith

JUST KIDS ILLUSTRATED EDITION is the story of legendary musician Patti Smith and iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's time...

The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy Jean Kennedy Smith

THE NINE OF US: GROWING UP KENNEDY contains personal photographs and charming anecdotes of a closely knit family admired around the world. Our favorite (and we try to imagine) is Mama Rose Kennedy reading the paper early in the morning and cutting out an article of interest for each child, and then pinning them to...

Dimestore: A Writer's Life Lee Smith

DIME STORE: A WRITER'S LIFE is the delightful biography of one of the South's most beloved writers. Lee Smith tells all in a manner that is poignant and wise, and most of all enlightening and humorous.

 

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