Catullus' Bedspread

A vivid narrative that recreates the life of Gaius Valerius Catullus, Rome’s first modern” poet, and follows a young man’s journey through a world filled with...

Pain, Parties, Work

"I dreamed of New York, I am going there."On May 31, 1953, twenty-year-old Sylvia Plath arrived in New York City for a one-month stint at "the intellectual fashion...

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate, was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. He was one of Britain's most important poets, his work infused with myth; a love of...

Papillon

Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the...

A Thousand Naked Strangers: A Paramedic's Wild Ride To The Edge And Back

A former paramedic’s visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta’s mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and...

Blackbird: A Childhood Lost And Found [abridged]

With the startling emotional immediacy of a fractured family photo album, Jennifer Lauck's incandescent memoir is the story of an ordinary girl growing up at the turn of the 1970s...

Sailor And Fiddler: Reflections Of A 100-year-old Author

“Wouk's tone is generous and warm, crediting always his happy marriage to an extraordinary woman, offering sympathy and his ‘grandfatherly blessing’ to young...

Have Dog, Will Travel: A Poet's Journey With An Exceptional Labrador

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for...

Ernest Hemingway: Artifacts From A Life

Intimate and illuminating, this is the story of American icon Ernest Hemingway's life, compiled by the steward of the Hemingway estate and featuring contributions by his son and...

Death In The Afternoon

A fascinating look at the history and grandeur of bullfighting Death in the Afternoon is an impassioned look at bullfighting by one of its true aficionados. It reflects...

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