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Biography & Autobiography - Literary Figures
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Author: Carolyn Forché
Release Date: March 19, 2019
The powerful story of a young poet who becomes an activist through a trial by fire

What You Have Heard is True is a devastating, lyrical, and visionary memoir about a young woman's brave choice to engage with horror in order to help others.
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Author: Judy Goldman
Release Date: February 12, 2019
A routine procedure left novelist, memoirist, and poet Judy Goldman's husband paralyzed. Together is her unforgettable account of the struggle to regain their "normal" life and a nuanced portrait of a marriage tested.

When Judy Goldman's husband of almost four decades reads a newspaper ad for an injection to alleviate back pain, the outpatient procedure sounds like the answer to his longtime backaches.
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Author: Dani Shapiro | Narrator: Dani Shapiro
Release Date: January 15, 2019
The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.
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Author: Ha Jin
Release Date: January 08, 2019
From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting. a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the 8th century poet, Li Bai--also known as Li Po--one of the most beloved poets ever to emerge from China.

With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the life story of Li Bai (701-762), whose poems--shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life--rang throughout the Tang Dynasty and continue to be celebrated today.
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Author: Hilary Spurling | Narrator: Jonathan Cowley
Release Date: November 06, 2018
The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse. A Life, now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell--the critic, editor, and novelist known as "the English Proust"-- that, at the same time, takes us deep into twentieth-century London literary life.
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Author: Kathryn Harrison | Narrator: Rebecca Lowman
Release Date: October 02, 2018
"Stunning... This is Kathryn Harrison in top form." --Augusten Burroughs

In the tradition of The Hare with Amber Eyes and Running in the Family, a memoir of the author's upbringing by her grandparents in a fading mansion above Sunset Boulevard -- a childhood at once privileged and unusual, filled with the mementos and echoes of their impossibly exotic and peripatetic lives.
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Author: Nell Stevens | Narrator: Nell Stevens
Release Date: August 07, 2018
History meets memoir in two irresistible true-life romances--one set in 19th century Rome, one in present-day Paris and London--linked by a bond between women writers a hundred years apart

In 1857, English novelist Elizabeth Gaskell completed her most famous work.
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Author: Jonathan Santlofer | Narrator: Jonathan Santlofer
Release Date: July 10, 2018
Written with unexpected humor and great warmth, The Widower's Notebook is a portrait of a marriage, an account of the complexities of finding oneself single again after losing your spouse, and a story of the enduring power of familial love.
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Author: Ashleigh Young | Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Release Date: July 03, 2018
A dazzling - and already prizewinning - collection of essays on youth and aging, ambition and disappointment, Katherine Mansfield tourism and New Zealand punk rock, and the limitations of the body.

Youth and frailty, ambition and anxiety, the limitations of the body and the challenges of personal transformation.
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ISBN: 9780525626183
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Author: Glen David Gold | Narrator: Glen David Gold
Release Date: June 26, 2018
From the best-selling author of Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside, a big-hearted memoir told in three parts. about growing up in the wake of the destructive choices of an extremely unconventional mother.

Glen David Gold was raised rich, briefly, in southern California at the end of the go-go 1960s.
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Author: Margalit Fox | Narrator: Peter Forbes
Release Date: June 26, 2018
“A wonderfully vivid portrait of the man behind Sherlock Holmes . . . Like all the best historical true crime books, it’s about so much more than crime.”—Tana French, author of In the Woods

One of USA Today’s “Five new books you won’t want to miss.
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Author: Penelope Lively | Narrator: Heather Lloyd
Release Date: June 12, 2018
From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life

Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir.
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