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Two works of beautifully imagined biography join two affecting, true-life accounts to make this celebrated collection of remarkable lives.

The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irène Némirovsky By Her Daughter
By Élisabeth Gille
Translated by Marina Harss

“I have never before come upon a book at once as loving and as devastating as The Mirador by Élisabeth Gille, the daughter of Irène Némirovsky… written in the voice of Némirovsky herself, as a kind of ventriloquized autobiography—the autobiography that Némirovsky might have written.” —Ruth Franklin, The New Republic

The World As I Found It
By Bruce Duffy
Introduction by David Leavitt

A daring reimagining of the lives of three very different men, the philosophers Bertrand Russell, G. E. Moore, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.

Alice James: A Biography
By Jean Strouse
Preface by Colm Tóibín

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
“From an isolated, eventless existence, Jean Strouse extracts something that did not exist for centuries: a woman’s interior life.” —Stacy Schiff , The Wall Street Journal

Hons and Rebels
By Jessica Mitford
Introduction by Christopher Hitchens

A hugely entertaining tale of Mitford’s upbringing, which was, as she dryly remarks, “not exactly conventional… ”