July 29-Aug. 4: Neil Young, Susan Sontag And Alice Munro

As Consciousness Is Harnessed To Flesh

Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

by Susan Sontag and David Rieff

Paperback, 523 pages, St Martins Pr, $20, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh
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Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980
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Susan Sontag and David Rieff

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A second volume of Susan Sontag's journals shares intimate reflections on the writer's artistic and political development during a trip to Hanoi at the peak of the Vietnam War and throughout her filmmaking years in Sweden.

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Dear Life

Stories

by Alice Munro

Paperback, 319 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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Dear Life
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Stories
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Alice Munro

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Set in the Canadian towns around Lake Huron, this collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life — from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate.

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Elsewhere

A Memoir

by Richard Russo

Paperback, 246 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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Elsewhere
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A Memoir
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Richard Russo

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Richard Russo delivers an upbeat, personal account of his youth and the 1950s upstate New York town his family struggled to escape. He recounts the encroaching poverty and illness that challenged everyday life and the dreams his mother instilled that inspired his career.

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Waging Heavy Peace

A Hippie Dream

by Neil Young

Paperback, 502 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published July 30 2013 | purchase

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Waging Heavy Peace
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A Hippie Dream
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Neil Young

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Neil Young presents the story of his career against a backdrop of 40 years of history. He discusses such topics as his collaborations with fellow artists, his creative process and his activist work with Farm Aid and The Bridge School.

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