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Levels of Life

The author of The Sense of an Ending offers a typically inventive reflection on grief.

 

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Don't Kill the Birthday Girl

Growing up allergic to almost everything, the world becomes a dangerous place.

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Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?

The Aerosmith singer's memoir offers self-reflection and self-promotion in equal measure, and at full volume.

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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

From the author of Praying for Sheetrock, the story of her life with a unusually large, lively household.

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Lost Lustre

A memoir of growing up in gritty 1970s Manhattan, shadowed by the tragic tale of a musician's rise and premature fall.

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Must You Go?

A memoir of the celebrated author's explosive, enduring partnership with the Nobel Laureate.

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Every Man in This Village is a Liar

The personal transformations that result from a reporter's years covering strife in the Middle East.

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The Bag Lady Papers

Down and out on the Upper East Side.

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Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir

The scion of a famous family delivers a surreal, scathing memoir.

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Dreams in a Time of War

The Kenyan novelist's autobiographical sketch is also the story of how the struggle for independence threatened to pull his people apart.

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Making Toast

A family regroups, and grandparents must re-learn old roles, in Roger Rosenblatt’s touching memoir. Read more...

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Backing Into Forward

Jules Feiffer recollects his years as a young cartoonist, finding a voice in the pages of the Voice. Read more...

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Cleaving: A Story of Meat, Marriage, and Obsession

The author of Julie and Julia pens a follow-up memoir that cuts a little closer to the bone. Read more...

April 18: "[W]ould it be too bold to imagine that all warm-blooded animals have arisen from one living filament…?"

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…

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Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

And women too.  Luminaries from Colin Firth to Nick Cave and Jonathan Franzen chose the poems that bring them to tears, and the result is a stunning collection of poignant verse from writers like Auden, Whitman, Bishop, Larkin, Neruda and many others.  Warning: choking-up hazard.

The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman’s romp is an outrageous meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged world in which the two are often interchangeable.

The Good Inn

Frank Black, frontman for the Pixies, has written a transgressive historical fiction with shades of Thomas Pynchon (focused as it is on the history of explosives and cinematic pornography), all set in a hallucinatory Edwardian Europe.