Memoir

Black Sunset

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Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781593766573
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Published: Soft Skull Press - December 13th, 2016

 

Novelist (Going Away) Sigal was a Hollywood talent agent and secret communist in the blacklist-plagued 1950s. An outrageously entertaining, naming-names memoir (with a ration of b.s. too...sweetheart, whaddya expect, he's an agent!), What Makes Sammy Run meets L.A. Confidential. The cover should be a lot more lurid!

 

Gary


Time Pieces

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Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781524732837
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Published: Knopf - February 27th, 2018

 

Time Pieces is a beautiful telling of an old man's relationship to a city he met when life seemed quite new. The mundane glories--the evening's life upon brick, the wit of old storytellers--were miraculous to the boy, bathetic to the young man, and now treasured by the old author who strives to rediscover childlike wonder. More than just a memoir, it is a plaintive reflection on time. What is the past? Banville writes, "If the present is where we live, the past is where we dream."

 

Matthew


Educated

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Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

 

This is a stunning memoir and coming of age story; brutal yet inspiring.  This is the story of what can happen when religious fundamentalists live apart from society and of one young woman's strength and determination to shape her own future.

Susannah


Winter

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ISBN: 9780399563331
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Published: Penguin Press - January 23rd, 2018

 

Winter, the second book in the Seasons Quartet, continues in the same vein as Autumn with vignettes about items, events, and people Knausgaard encounters in the season. I found the essays in turns funny, endearing, and haunting. A few of my favorite essays are "Winter Sounds", "Guests", and "Winter Boots".

Heather


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