Dead But Not Forgotten

Published on April 16, 2024

A candle burns in the darkness, with small twinkling lights surrounding the central flame.

By Hannah V. 


“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” 
-Chuck Palahniuk 

Everyone dies, but not everyone is remembered. These authors may be gone but they will live on through their works, whether you’re learning about them in a literature class, checking books off a “100 books you must read before you die” list, or you’ve been inspired by us here.  

Some of these author’s works are now considered classics, while some are the last words we got from them before their lives were cut short.   Remember these departed authors with one of these snippets of their life’s work. Check out our catalog to reserve your copy today! 

Book cover for Rememberings by Sinéad O’Connor (1966-2023)  

A memoir from the acclaimed and controversial Sinéad O’Connor in which she discusses her childhood, musical triumphs, struggles with illness, and the enduring power of song. 



Book cover for Honeydew by Edith Pearlman (1936-2023) 

A short story collection from Edith Pearlman in which she writes about the predicaments of being human. Pearlman is best known for her short stories having published more than 250 works in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and online collections. 



Book cover for Before the War by Fay Weldon (1931-2023) 

Viven is ahead of her time. A six-foot tall, intelligent, and fashionable woman in 1922? Terribly scandalous, even more so when you learn she’s on the hunt for a husband while pregnant with another man’s child. Weldon was a British novelist, playwright, and television and radio scriptwriter.



Book cover for Don’t Stop Believin’ by Olivia Newton-John (1948-2022) 

A memoir from the iconic Olivia Newton-John about her unforgettable rise to fame in Grease to her advocacy for health and wellness in light of her battle with cancer.  




Book cover for In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (1924-1984) 

The most famous true crime novel of all-time, set in Holcomb, Kansas where four members of the Clutter family were murdered... in cold blood.  




Book cover for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) 

Forty years after the disappearance of Harriet Vanger her uncle hires a journalist and a younger hacker to investigate.  




Book cover for Call Me By My True Names by Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-2022) 

A poetry collection by world renowned Zen master, activist, and author about his past in Vietnam and the beginnings of his spiritual journey.  




Book cover for How Y’all Doing? by Leslie Jordan (1955-2022) 

An essay collection from actor Leslie Jordan about his unforgettable life.  




Book cover for Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry (1969-2023) 

The late and beloved star of Friends takes us through his life as he struggled with addiction, his darkest days, and his greatest friends.