Rumi has said: “Life is a balance of holding on and letting go” and Annie’s Song: Dandelions, Dreams and Dogs by Annie McDonnell is an unrivaled tour-de-force of both.
“seeks to uncover that elusive cause of Poe’s death, hoping that his life, tortured as it seemingly was, might provide the critical clues.
“these vivid studies of famous personalities and their interaction do tell us in some cases more about them than we knew, and perhaps confirm that this struggling model of conventional marr
Black History Month has arrived once again, right on schedule.
“Bradford isn’t shy in playing the role of contemptuous biographer.”
“to the faithful, the lapsed, and the strident anti-Catholic public this collection of essays offers a greater understanding of history and how parishioner activism has changed the Church,
“Filled with stories and gossip, the book will have strong appeal for aspiring writers and readers interested in LGBTQ life in the 1940s.”
“Ross Benjamin has given the literary world an incredible treasure in this thoughtful edition.
“Pithy quotations and racy gossip exhilarate Young Bloomsbury.”
“Gordon’s purpose has been to call attention to the vital role that women played in Eliot’s personal life and his development as a writer.”
Truman Capote’s groundbreaking, nonfiction classic, In Cold Blood—a gripping account of the 1959 slaughter of a wealthy Kansas farm family— instantly established the writer’s brilliant lit
“Eve Bites Back is a delightful, and challenging read.”
“engaging, well-written, and certain to please the strongly literary minded.”
With the grit and determination to overcome very similar hardscrabble backgrounds, Truman Capote and Ann Woodward both rose to pinnacles in New York’s glittering mid-century high society.
“My Pinup may be brief, but it is amazingly rich, more a prose poem than a conventional essay. . . . My Pinup is a gem.”
“wonderfully fun to dip into. Reading just a few pages is a perfect antidote to reading today’s news. Humor like this is more than a tasty snack; it’s a very satisfying meal.”
Here is a beautiful book that belongs in the library of every lover of literature and every lover of fine portrait photography.
Miranda Seymour has produced a detailed and exhaustive account of the life of novelist Jean Rhys on the basis of her short stories, novels, and an unfinished autobiography, Smile Please, w
Ancestors and forerunners show up in the annals of American literature more often than readers imagine.
“engaging, gossipy, and revealing—a look behind the curtain at the wondrous wizard of words. Fans will love it.”
“A vivid and concise introduction to effective writing for students and professionals alike. . . .
“Jonathan Alexander’s emphasis on what he envisions to be a unique narrative form detracts from what the book actually is—which is well worth a read.”
“Poller’s Aldous Huxley offers readers a clear, thorough guide to Huxley’s metaphysical thought and the process through which it evolved over the course of his career as a writer.”
“Like a foray into the heartbeat of a widely beloved author, These Precious Days by Ann Patchett is a powerful essay collection, wonderfully executed and deeply human.”
While recovering from a serious stroke in 1995, British author, critic, and editor Robert McCrum found that the only words that made sense to him were bits of Shakespeare.