Mary Karr and Helen Macdonald

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Author of The Liars’ Club, Cherry and Lit, Mary Karr has now written “another astonishingly perceptive, wildly entertaining and profoundly honest book,” wrote Cheryl Strayed. “Funny, fascinating, necessary, The Art of Memoir will be the definitive book on reading and writing memoir for years to come.”

Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk is “the discovery of the season,” wrote The Economist. “One part memoir, one part gorgeous evocation of the natural world and one part literary meditation—lit with a grace that sweeps down to the reader to hold her wrist tight with beautiful, terrible claws.” Her new book of poems is Shaler’s Fish.