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Beatleness
How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World
Candy Leonard, Candy Leonard
The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming...





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Jewish Mothers Never Die
A Novel
Natalie David-Weill
The mothers of some of the most illustrious Jewish men in recent history—Albert Einstein, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers—are chatting in heaven. The subject: their respective sons—and their undying love for...





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Marcel Duchamp
Appearance Stripped Bare
Octavio Paz
Octavio Paz claims in this essential work that the two painters who had the greatest influence on the twentieth century were Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises at first, Paz makes a convincing case with his analysis and by...





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Someday You Will Understand
My Father's Private World War II
Nina Wolff Feld
Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month...





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River of the Brokenhearted
A Novel
David Adams Richards
From David Adams Richards, winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award, comes a magnificent and haunting novel about the entwinement of remembered love and unforgotten hate.Spanning generations, River of the Brokenhearted tells...





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Alfred Nobel
A Biography
Kenne Fant
The only full-length biography of the founder of the Nobel Prize.Few documents have had a more enduring influence on our century than Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament, for these handwritten sheets established the most coveted and...





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On Poets and Others
Octavio Paz
The Nobel Prize–winning poet and man of letters Octavio Paz was also a brilliant reader of other writers, and this book selects his best critical essays from over three decades. In the sixteen pieces collected here, Paz discusses a wide range of...





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The Search for Anne Perry
The Hidden Life of a Bestselling Crime Writer
Joanne Drayton
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 movie launched Jackson’s international career. It...





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France on the Brink
A Great Civilization in the New Century
Jonathan Fenby
This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called "superb" presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won't go away.





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Marrying Off Mother
And Other Stories
Gerald Durrell
“All of these stories are true,” states Gerald Durrell in the preface to this newest collection of his fiction, but he quickly amends, “To be strictly accurate, some are true, some have a kernel of truth and a shell of...





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