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The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters: The Tragic and Glamorous Lives of Jackie and Lee

SAM KASHNER · Harper
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, evocative, and wonderfully gossipy account of the two sisters who represented style and class above all else - Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill - from the authors of Furious Love.When sixty-four-year-old Jackie Kennedy Onassis died in her Fifth Avenue apartment, her younger...
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Handcrafted: A Woodworker's Story

Clint Harp · Touchstone
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Clint Harp, maverick carpenter on HGTV's smash hit Fixer Upper and the star of Wood Work on the DIY Network, presents his inspirational memoir that celebrates meaningful work, turning your craft into a career, and recognizing the importance of the journey itself.While Clint Harp is now known...
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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

Sy Montgomery · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: eBook

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals - her friends - who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species...
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Notes for the Everlost: A Field Guide to Grief

Kate Inglis · Shambhala
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

Part memoir, part handbook for the heartbroken, this powerful, unsparing account of losing a premature baby will speak to all who have been bereaved and are grieving, and offers inspiration on moving forward, gently integrating the loss into life.Inglis's story is a springboard that...
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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

Maxwell King · Abrams Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Fred Rogers (1928-2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted...
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Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

Anne Boyd Rioux · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On its 150th anniversary, discover the story of the beloved classic that has captured the imaginations of generations.Soon after publication on September 30, 1868, Little Women became an enormous bestseller and one of America's favorite novels. Its popularity quickly spread throughout...
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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Fans fell in love...
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Leadership: In Turbulent Times

Doris Kearns Goodwin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does...
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In Pieces

Sally Field · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In this intimate, haunting literary memoir, an American icon tells her story for the first time, and in her own gorgeous words--about a challenging and lonely childhood, the craft that helped her find her voice, and a powerful emotional legacy that shaped her journey as a daughter and a mother....
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart to the infamous British...
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