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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition*
Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition*
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781504662123, isbn: 1504662121,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
[Read by Grover Gardner] ''I've struck it!'' Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. ''And I will give it away - to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography.'' Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his ''Final (and Right) Plan'' for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion - to ''talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment'' -- meant that his thoughts could


Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
In this book, C.S. Lewis tells of his search for joy, a spiritual journey that led him from the Christianity of his early youth into atheism and then back to Christianity..


Véra
Véra
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
Pulitzer Prize, Biography/Autobiography, 2000 Hailed by critics as ''monumental'' ( Boston Globe) and ''utterly romantic'' ( New York magazine), Véra, the story of Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, brings to shimmering life one of the greatest literary love stories of our time. Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita, Pale Fire, and Speak, Memory, wrote his books first for himself and secondly for his wife. Set in prewar Europe and postwar America and spanning much of the 20th century, this telling of


My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.
My Mother. Barack Obama. Donald Trump. And the Last Stand of the Angry White Man.
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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$17.95
4.6 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
Written in the spirit of Joan Didion's essay Notes from a Native Daughter and James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time, a revelatory look at today's America from writer and activist Kevin Powell as told through an examination of three crucial figures in his life: his mother, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. Through personal anecdotes and painstaking research, Kevin Powell delivers an autobiography of America as well as revealing portraits of three diverse and important people in his lifetime. First,


An American Childhood
An American Childhood
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Much of the book focuses on her parents and some of her intellectual pursuits. Her mother was a non-conformist; her father taught her about plumbing and economics, and shared his enthusiasm for the novel On The Road. Annie took piano and dance classes, went rock and bug collecting, and


My Dead Parents: A Memoir
My Dead Parents: A Memoir
By Random House Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 120 reviews
A haunting, unforgettable family story about hidden secrets and a daughter's journey to understand her parents. Anya Yurchyshyn grew up in a narrow townhouse in Boston, every corner filled with the souvenirs of her parents' adventurous international travels. On their trips to Egypt, Italy, and Saudi Arabia, her mother, Anita, and her father, George, lived an entirely separate life from the one they led as the parents of Anya and her sister - one that Anya never saw. The parents she knew were a


Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews
In the summer of 1916, Dorothy Woodruff and Rosamond Underwood, close friends from childhood and graduates of Smith College, left home in Auburn, New York, for the wilds of northwestern Colorado. Bored by their soci-ety luncheons, charity work, and the effete young men who courted them, they learned that two teach-ing jobs were available in a remote mountaintop schoolhouse and applied-shocking their families and friends. ''No young lady in our town,'' Dorothy later commented, ''had ever been


New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families
New Ways to Kill Your Mother: Writers and Their Families
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
In a brilliant, nuanced, and wholly original collection of essays, the best-selling and award-winning author of Brooklyn and The Empty Family offers a fascinating exploration of famous writers' relationships to their families and their work. From Jane Austen's aunts to Tennessee Williams's mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature's greatest works. In New Ways to Kill Your Mother, Colm Tóibín - celebrated both for his award-winning fiction


A Moveable Feast
A Moveable Feast
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
Published posthumously in 1964, A Moveable Feast remains one of Ernest Hemingway's most beloved works. It is his classic memoir of Paris in the 1920s, filled with irreverent portraits of other expatriate luminaries such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein; tender memories of his first wife, Hadley; and insightful recollections of his own early experiments with his craft. It is a literary feast, brilliantly evoking the exuberant mood of Paris after World War I and the youthful spirit,


The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
In the middle of the twentieth century, four American Catholics, working independently of one another, came to believe that the best way to explore the quandaries of religious faith was in writing. The four writers were Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, Flannery O'Connor, and Walker Percy. Called the School of the Holy Ghost, for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read each others' books, and grappled with what one of them called a ''predicament shared in common''. Paul Elie tells


Reasons to Stay Alive
Reasons to Stay Alive
By Tantor Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 87 reviews
Like nearly one in five people, Matt Haig suffers from depression. Reasons to Stay Alive is his inspiring account of how, minute by minute and day by day, he overcame the disease with the help of reading, writing, and the love of his parents and his girlfriend (now wife), Andrea. And eventually, he learned to appreciate life all the more for it. Everyone's lives are touched by mental illness; if we do not suffer from it ourselves, then we have a friend or loved one who does. Haig's frankness


There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
By Penguin Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes a long-awaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation, then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil war. The defining experience of Chinua Achebe's life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe's people, many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders. By then, Chinua


On Sunset: A Memoir
On Sunset: A Memoir
By Random House Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
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. Kathryn Harrison always understood that her family was beyond eccentric - they'd breached the bounds of the unconventional. She was largely raised by her grandparents in an outsized Tudor


Joseph Anton: A Memoir
Joseph Anton: A Memoir
By Random House Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 129 reviews
On February 14, 1989, Valentine's Day, Salman Rushdie was telephoned by a BBC journalist and told that he had been ''sentenced to death'' by the Ayatollah Khomeini. For the first time he heard the word fatwa. His crime? To have written a novel called The Satanic Verses, which was accused of being ''against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran''. So begins the extraordinary story of how a writer was forced underground, moving from house to house, with the constant presence of an armed police


Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir
By HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781538455432, isbn: 1538455439,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory.In Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate in revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking


Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
By Hachette Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director, Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of


A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 19 reviews
Drawing on the diaries of one woman in 18th-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. Between 1785 and 1812, a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard kept a diary that recorded her arduous work (in 27 years she attended 816 births) as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine. On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined


The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature
The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster and the Year That Changed Literature
By Macmillan Audio
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$30.95
4.5 out of 5 stars with 116 reviews
A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism. The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers - Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence - make over the course of one pivotal year. As 1922 begins, all four are literally at a loss for words, confronting an uncertain


Always by My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved
Always by My Side: Life Lessons from Millie and All the Dogs I've Loved
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
The editor in chief of Guideposts magazine shares the heartwarming story of Millie, his beloved golden retriever, and how she taught him to be a more compassionate person, deepened his faith, and inspired him on his long-term path of recovery from addiction. From the moment his new golden retriever puppy jumped into his arms, Edward Grinnan and his wife, Julee, were in love with her. Edward didn't know it yet, but Millie would change his life. In this moving memoir, Edward Grinnan writes


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Abridged)
By Random House Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 54 reviews
A phenomenal #1 best seller that has appeared on The New York Times best seller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people, and the times, that touched her life..



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