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Philip Roth: The Biography

For an author like Roth, who put so much of his own life into his books, this biography is an essential companion to his novels, enabling readers to discover the true-life inspirations for many of his memorable characters and scenes. Recommended for readers who have read and enjoyed Philip Roth’s fiction.

The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

For readers of memoir and literary nonfiction, this should make end-of-the-year lists.

Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson

Bailey's absorbing biography will interest literary scholars as well as general readers, particularly those drawn to pathography. In conjunction with Vintage's reissue of The Lost Weekend as well as The Sunnier Side, a collection of Jackson's stories, this promises to generate fresh interest in his work.

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