Biography, Autobiography & Memoir

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Peter Mayle is not only the master of a particular place—his stories are informed by experiences of his beloved Provence, located in the southeast of France, adjacent to the Mediterranean—but he ha

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“. . . a readable and informative history of the political, cultural, labor and religious undercurrents of life in Utah and, by extension, the U.S. . . .

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“Mr. Déguignet’s notebooks offer valuable material for researchers. But they also afford insights into a remarkable life.

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“Among the plethora of books that cover this terrible period of Irish history, what makes The Ulster Tales one to be read?

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Let’s for a moment get our bearings after the summer of 2011’s little economic unpleasantness.

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“This is an incredibly well written history of several contributors to economic theory and a perfect follow-up to A Beautiful Mind. . . .

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“Rarely is one privileged to read the words of a journalist who can be universally admired not only for her skills as a writer and her tenacity, but also for her humanity. . . . if Ms.

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“Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman never disappoints. It enlightens, informs, intrigues, . . .

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“. . . the image that emerges of Joseph Heller and his wife are seen very much through the filter of Erica Heller’s own life experience. . . .

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“Julie Salamon evokes Wendy Wasserstein herself, filling the printed pages not only with laughter, but also the details of a stranger, sadder, darker side about which it was once said, ‘ben

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“A Talk In The Park is baseball as you’ve never read it—and how you always remembered hearing it.”

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“‘Every new piece of information keeps me on the road to the ever-expanding possibility of the quest, a quest that in the end will still yield only partial knowledge—and will never give me,

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“. . . paint[s] a colorful and three-dimensional portrait . . . [Ms.

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“Mr. Kershaw displays integrity in his journalism as well as a passion for music delivered from the heart—both of which lift this story well above the average celebrity bio.”

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“Only seven of her nearly 1,800 poems were published while she was alive, but most of Dickinson’s verses were published by [Thomas Wentworth] Higginson after her death.

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“A Secret Life is a masterfully researched biography.”

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Imagine feeling blessed with a wonderful life and having all your dreams come true. Then imagine your life torn apart in a heartbeat.

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“. . . a richly informative read, helped by Ms. McClear’s erudite, laconic style.

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“As published, Not Afraid of Life is something like a Tasmanian Emu, a flightless bird, and not in the cute March of the Penguins sort of way, but in the way that suggests

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“What an inspiring story; and so well told. I could not put it down, despite knowing the ending.

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“Buskers is . . . an affirmation of all [the Weinsteins] have endured to get where they are and an inspiration to aspiring musicians everywhere.

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“. . . you, darling, will positively love reading The House in France: A Memoir by Gully Wells. . . . as F.

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