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Out of Sheer Rage

by Geoff Dyer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 24, 2014)

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

"In the spirit of Julian Barnes's Flaubert's Parrot and Alain de Botton's How Proust Can Change Your Life, Mr. Dyer's Out of Sheer Rage keeps circling its subject...


Mother Tongue

by Wallis Wilde-Menozzi Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 17, 2013)

Fourteen years ago, the American writer Wallis Wilde-Menozzi moved with her husband and daughter to Parma, a prosperous city in northern Italy. Searching for a way to find a place within a city that has existed...


Great Possessions

by David Kline & Wendell Berry Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 01, 1991)

Great Possessions is David Kline's classic memoir celebrating his life as an Amish farmer in Southern Ohio.

"Infectiously avid, the author shares his knowledge of mushrooming in spring, chopping firewood in...


The Mourner's Dance

by Katherine Ashenburg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2004)

When her daughter's fiancé died suddenly, Katherine Ashenburg was surprised to see how her daughter intuitively re-created the traditional rituals of mourning, even those of which she was ignorant. Intrigued,...


In Fond Remembrance of Me

by Howard Norman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 24, 2006)

Howard Norman spent the fall of 1977 in Churchill, Manitoba, translating into English two dozen "Noah stories" told to him by an Inuit elder. The folktales reveal what happened when the biblical Noah sailed...


To Reach the Clouds

by Philippe Petit Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 04, 2002)

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination

One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World...


A Private History of Awe

by Scott Russell Sanders Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 15, 2007)

An original and searching memoir from "one of America's finest essayists" (Phillip Lopate)

When Scott Russell Sanders was four, his father held him in his arms during a thunderstorm, and he felt awe—"the tingle...


A Sabbath Life

by Kathleen Hirsch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2015)

Poetic and provocative, a challenge to women to create more spiritually rich and balanced lives. A successful writer and a committed feminist, Kathleen Hirsch, at age forty, finds herself searching for something...


A Country Practice

by Douglas Whynott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 24, 2004)

Chuck Shaw is a vanishing breed--an old-style veterinarian with a quarter of a century of experience who runs a "mixed practice" in rural New Hampshire, treating everything from house cats to milk cows. Week...


Between Meals

by A. J. Liebling Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 20, 2016)

New Yorker staff writer A.J. Liebling recalls his Parisian apprenticeship in the fine art of eating in this charming memoir, Between Meals: An Appetite for Paris.

“There would come a time when, if I had compared...