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    Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams

    Joseph J. Ellis


    “Impassioned and erudite... A captivating portrait of this Massachusetts native as a wonderfully contrary genius possessed of an uncommon moral intelligence and farsighted political wisdom.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

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    Poet Warrior: A Memoir

    Joy Harjo


    Three-term poet laureate Joy Harjo offers a vivid, lyrical and inspiring call for love and justice in this contemplation of her trailblazing life

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    Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet

    Robert Pinsky


    An alternatingly funny and poignant memoir from “our finest living example of [the American civic poet]” (The New York Times)

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    A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

    Cathy Curtis


    The first biography of the extraordinary essayist and short story writer Elizabeth Hardwick, author of the semi-autobiographical novel Sleepless Nights

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    One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival

    Donald Antrim


    A searing and brave memoir that offers a new understanding of suicide as a distinct mental illness