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The Last Love of George Sand

by Evelyne Bloch-Dano Arcade (February 06, 2013)

George Sand is one the most celebrated writers and controversial personalities of nineteenth-century France; she is as famous for her bohemian lifestyle as for her written work. The Last Love of George Sand...


The Search for Anne Perry

by Joanne Drayton Arcade (June 03, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller!

In 1994, director Peter Jackson released the movie Heavenly Creatures, based on a famous 1950s matricide committed in New Zealand by two teenage girls embroiled in an obsessive relationship....


The Roaring Silence

by David Revill Arcade (June 03, 2014)

John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that...


My Path Leads to Tibet

by Sabriye Tenberken & Rosemary Mahoney Arcade (November 06, 2013)

While studying Chinese and Asian civilizations in college, Sabriye Tenberken was stunned to learn that in Tibet blind children were living in appalling conditions—shunned by society, abandoned, and left to...


The Calder Family and Other Critters

by Sandra Calder Davidson & Jed Perl Arcade (November 01, 2013)

Alexander Calder was one of the most original artists of the twentieth century and a major figure in American art. Renowned for his mobiles and stabiles, he also created the beloved Calder Circus, an early performance...


The Secrets of the Notebook

by Eve Haas Arcade (October 01, 2013)

“The beautiful owner of this book is dearer to me than my life – August your protector.” This one sentence was the key to a mystery involving some of the greatest and most infamous figures in European...


Boat

by Michael Baughman Arcade (June 01, 2012)

When ten-year-old Michael Baughman moves to Hawaii with his parents, he is troubled and confused. His father doesn’t provide the guidance Baughman needs and the boy doesn’t know who to turn to. When a larger-than-life...


Alistair Cooke

by Nick Cooke Arcade (February 28, 2012)

One of the preeminent journalists of the twentieth century, Alistair Cooke has enjoyed a truly extraordinary career in print, radio, and television. Born into a working-class family and christened Alfred, Cooke...


Anna

by William Loizeaux Arcade (November 21, 2011)

Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome, Anna Loizeaux’s chances for survival were uncertain. Each day was a gift and each moment was precious. Much of her brief life was spent in hospital...


Since My Last Confession

by Scott Pomfret Arcade (January 12, 2012)

Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than...


Call the Nurse

by Mary J. MacLeod & Claire Macdonald Arcade (April 04, 2013)

Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the...


Wallenberg

by Kati Marton Arcade (October 01, 2011)

A fearless young Swede whose efforts saved countless Hungarian Jews from certain death at the hands of Adolf Eichmann, Raoul Wallenberg was one of the true heroes to emerge during the Nazi occupation of Eu-rope....


A Life in the Balance

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair Arcade (March 01, 2012)

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...


Cary Grant

by Geoffrey Wansell Arcade (November 15, 2011)

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was...


Ivy League Stripper

by Heidi Mattson Arcade (August 01, 2013)

Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode...


The Pastures of Beyond

by Dayton O. Hyde Arcade (October 01, 2011)

At age thirteen, Dayton Hyde, a spirited beanpole of a boy, ran away from home in Michigan to Yamsi, his uncle’s ranch in eastern Oregon. This was in the 1930s, and Yamsi was one of the last great cattle ranches...


Hitler

by Ernst Hanfstaengl & John Willard Toland Arcade (August 01, 2011)

Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known...


Only The Eyes Say Yes

by Philippe Vigand & Stephane Vigand Arcade (April 12, 2012)

On a July morning ten years ago, Philippe Vigand, a young, vigorous, handsome publishing executive, was walking to work when he heard "a gigantic explosion." Strangely, nobody else seemed to have heard it ......


Surgeon in Blue

by Scott Mcgaugh Arcade (June 17, 2013)

Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer...


Horses Don't Fly

by Frederick Libby Arcade (March 15, 2012)

From breaking wild horses in Colorado to fighting the Red Baron's squadrons in the skies over France, here in his own words is the true story of a forgotten American hero: the cowboy who became our first ace...


Becoming Michelangelo

by Alan Pascuzzi Arcade (May 21, 2019)

Michelangelo’s developing genius is revealed as never before by the man who became Michelangelo’s last apprentice—

an American artist and art historian whose family helped carve Mount Rushmore.

Many believe...


Embers of Childhood

by Flora Miller Biddle Arcade (June 04, 2019)

A Look into the Privileged World of the American Aristocracy of the Early Twentieth Century

Flora Miller Biddle was born a blue-blood. The granddaughter of the Whitney museum founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney,...


Buffalo Bill's Life Story

by Buffalo Bill Cody Arcade (April 01, 2010)

Buffalo Bill lives deep in American legend. A Kansas-bred farm boy, he went on to become a renowned trapper and hunter, army scout, Indian fighter, and finally a world showman and celebrity. As a man of the...


Hidden Minds

by F. R. Tallis Arcade (November 07, 2011)

The concept of the unconscious has staged a comeback. New research, employing brain scans and other techniques, has shown that the unconscious is not only real but indispensable. Hidden Minds traces our enduring...


Beckett Remembering/Remembering Beckett

by Samuel Beckett, James Knowlson & Elizabeth Knowlson Arcade (January 02, 2014)

In life, Beckett was notoriously reticent, preferring to let his work speak for itself. In the first half of this collection, he reveals many of his inner thoughts and honest opinions about his life, writing,...


Kingpin

by Richard Stratton Arcade (May 02, 2017)

This fast-paced sequel to Smuggler's Blues is a harrowing and at times comical journey through the criminal justice system at the height of America's War on Plants.

Captured in the lobby of the Sheraton Senator...


The Drug Hunters

by Donald R. Kirsch & Ogi Ogas Arcade (December 13, 2016)

The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.

The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through...


Daughter of Heaven

by Leslie Li Arcade (December 03, 2011)

In this powerful, touching memoir of a critically acclaimed Chinese-American writer, taste becomes the keeper of memory and food the keeper of culture when Nai-nai, her extraordinary grandmother, arrives from...


Lieutenant Schreiber's Country

by Andreï Makine Arcade (May 01, 2018)

Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber enlisted in the French army at the outset of World War II and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. Despite his patriotism and courage in defending his country, in which he narrowly...


Jimmy Stewart

by Jonathan Coe Arcade (January 03, 2017)

Over a career that spanned forty-three years and seventy-seven films, Jimmy Stewart went from leading man to national idol. Classics such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, and,...


The Blasphemer

by Waleed Al-Husseini Arcade (May 09, 2017)

The Infuriating Tale Of A Young Palestinian Punished For Exercising His Freedom Of Speech.

Like many of his generation, Waleed Al-Husseini began a blog in his twenties. However, unlike many, Waleed also had the...


In My Skin

by Kate Holden Arcade (October 21, 2011)

This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman’s descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from...


Oil and Marble

by Stephanie Storey Arcade (March 01, 2016)

In her brilliant debut, Storey brings early 16th-century Florence alive, entering with extraordinary empathy into the minds and souls of two Renaissance masters, creating a stunning art history thriller. From...


Virtue, Valor, and Vanity

by Eric Burns Arcade (October 17, 2011)

Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains...


The Essence of Provence

by Pierre Magnan & Richard Seaver Arcade (November 21, 2011)

The extraordinary rags-to-riches tale of Olivier Baussan and the roadside soap stand that became L’Occitane, one of the world’s most successful purveyors of natural fragrances. Founded in 1976 by Olivier...


Bin Laden

by Adam Robinson Arcade (September 01, 2011)

On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, Osama bin Laden is still a vivid symbol of outrage and tragedy in the American imagination. One of the most-recognized faces...


The Man with the Sawed-Off Leg and Other Tales of a New York City Block

by Daniel J. Wakin Arcade (January 23, 2018)

They stand proudly gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey. Their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Greek columns stand as sentries by their entrances and stone medallions bedeck their...


Dear Diary Boy

by Kumiko Makihara Arcade (July 17, 2018)

When her five-year-old son passed the rigorous entrance exams to one of Japan's top private elementary schools, Makihara, a single mother, thought they were on their way. Taro would wear the historic dark blue...


The Bread and the Knife

by Dawn Drzal Arcade (September 11, 2018)

"You'll wish the alphabet had more letters just so Dawn Drzal would keep on writing.”Laura Shapiro, author of What She Ate, Julia Child, Something from the Oven, and Perfection Salad

 

As it was for M....


Broken Glory

by Ed Sanders & Rick Veitch Arcade (May 15, 2018)

Bobby Kennedy's last campaign—an homage to a leader who might have changed history and a reconstruction of the conspiracy to stop him, in a magisterial feat of epic investigative poetry.

June 5, 2018, is the...


Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy

by Soledad Fox Maura Arcade (July 10, 2018)

In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over.

A man of many faces, Jorge Semprún...


Challenging the Pacific

by Maud Fontenoy Arcade (November 07, 2011)

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles...


Threading My Prayer Rug

by Sabeeha Rehman Arcade (June 14, 2016)

ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP TEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS OF 2016

ONE OF BOOKLIST'S TOP TEN DIVERSE NONFICTION BOOKS OF 2017

Honorable Mention in the 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Awards, Spiritual Category...


Psychopathia Sexualis

by Richard von Krafft-Ebing & Joseph LoPiccolo Arcade (August 01, 2011)

Preceding Freud’s Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by more than twenty years, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis pioneered the psychological study of sexual behavior. This classic nineteenth-century...


The Late Interiors

by Marjorie Sandor Arcade (May 11, 2011)

At a time in her life when she once thought a person should have been well settled in for the long haul, Sandor and her new beloved set out to being a new life together. They buy an old house on the border between...


Auschwitz

by Miklos Nyiszli, Richard Seaver, Tibere Kremer & Bruno Bettelheim Arcade (April 01, 2011)

When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, they sent virtually the entire Jewish population to Auschwitz. A Jew and a medical doctor, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli was spared from death for a grimmer fate: to perform “scientific...


Oscar Wilde's Last Stand

by Philip Hoare Arcade (January 17, 2017)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called “a shocking tale of heroes and villains—illuminating and upsetting in equal measure.”

The first production of Oscar Wilde’s Salomé...


Aim High in Creation!

by Anna Broinowski Arcade (November 01, 2016)

An Authentic Glimpse of a North Korea We’ve Never Seen Before, by a Prize-Winning Filmmaker

Anna Broinowski is the only Westerner ever granted full access to North Korea’s propaganda machine, its film industry....


The Coen Brothers, Second Edition

by Ronald Bergan Arcade (January 05, 2016)

Brought completely up to date, this insightful biography remains "a must for any self-respecting Coen fan" (Screentrade).

This fully updated edition of the first biography of the Coen Brothers includes their...


Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

by John Irving & Susan Cheever Arcade (February 02, 2016)

A commemorative hardcover edition of the only collection ever published of the celebrated novelist's shorter works.

Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to...