This is a story about John Kennedy Toole, an author of a very special novel in 20th century American literature: A Confederacy of Dunces. Cory Maclauchlin has written the biography that this genius writer deserves, going deep into the details of his life, constructing the story from the historical ..
Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of coping, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This is a beautiful, unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the..
In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent. He was sent to India – the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' Histories in tow, Travels with Herodotus is an excep..
In But You Did Not Come Back, Marceline writes back to her father. The book is a letter to the man she would never know as an adult, to the person whose death overshadowed her whole life. As an advocate for Algerian independence and a documentarian working in China and Vietnam, she ultimately found ..
1974: Mikel Lejarza is captured by the secret service to infiltrate ETA with the alias of El Lobo. 2019: With another name, Mikel Lejarza continues working for the CNI. Mikel Lejarza has kept silent about his life until now. Now he has decided to reveal everything he has done. / 1974: Mikel Lejarza..
In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère's I Am Alive and You Are Dead, follows Philip K. Dick's strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink ligh..