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Through a Glass, Darkly: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Quest to Solve the Greatest Mystery of All

STEFAN BECHTEL · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

After the American Civil War, while bodies still littered battlefields, the movement known as Spiritualism began to sweep across America as thousands of people, mostly from shock and grief, tried to make contact with the recently departed. The movement captivated Europe as well, especially...
Manderley Forever

Tatiana De Rosnay · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier."It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor....
I'll Be There for You: The One about Friends

Kelsey Miller · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This definitive retrospective of Friends incorporates interviews, history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes to offer a critical analysis of how a sitcom about six twentysomethings changed television foreverWhen Friends debuted in 1994, no one expected it to become a mainstay of NBC's...
The Quiet Maverick

Ilbury Daryl · Penguin Random House South Africa
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet allegedly dispensing dietary advice to a young mother into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory. Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils,...
The Dawn Prayer

Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

"What is your name?" asked General Mohammad. "Matthew," I said. I had stopped saying Matt a while ago because it means 'dead' in Arabic. On New Year's Eve in 2012, Matthew Schrier was headed home from Syria, where he'd been photographing the intense...
Tiger Woods

Jeff Benedict · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 490
Format: eBook

Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods's life - many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before - a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous...
Girl on a Wire: Walking the Line Between Faith and Freedom in the Westboro Baptist Church

Libby Phelps · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

It wasn't until Libby Phelps was an adult, a twenty-five year old, that she escaped the Westboro Baptist Church. She is the granddaughter of its founder, Fred Phelps, and when she left, the church and its values were all she'd known. She didn't tell her family she was leaving. It happened...
The Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale

James Atlas · Pantheon
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The biographer's autobiography: a funny, endearing tale of how writers' lives get documented, by the celebrated chronicler of Saul Bellow and Delmore Schwartz.The biographer - so often in the shadows, kibbitzing, casting doubt, proving facts - here comes to the stage. James Atlas takes...
Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks

Mark Woods · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark's most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national...
Cursed Legacy: The Tragic Life of Klaus Mann

Frederic Spotts · Yale University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Son of the famous Thomas Mann, homosexual, drug-addicted, and forced to flee from his fatherland, the gifted writer Klaus Mann's comparatively short life was as artistically productive as it was devastatingly dislocated. Best-known today as the author of Mephisto, the literary enfant...
Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel

Alon Shaya · Knopf
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

An exciting debut cookbook that confirms the arrival of a new guru chef . . . A moving, deeply personal journey of survival and discovery that tells of the evolution of a cuisine and of the transformative power and magic of food and cooking. From the two-time James Beard Award-winning chef...
Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession

ALICE BOLIN · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Named a most anticipated book of 2018 by Bitch MagazineA collection of essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our national obsession with stories about dead women.In this poignant collection, Alice Bolin examines...
Cats of the National Trust

Amy Feldman · National Trust
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

From Sir Winston Churchill to Ellen Terry; Beatrix Potter to Vita Sackville-West: many of the National Trust's former residents were cat-lovers. Cats of the National Trust explores these feline fanatics and the animals (or animal objects) with which they filled their homes. We'll...
Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances

Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In this moving, inspirational memoir, a former NASA astronaut and NFL wide receiver shares his personal journey from the gridiron to the stars, examining the intersecting roles of community, perseverance and grace that align to create the opportunities for success.Leland Melvin is the only...
Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean

BRETT ARCHIBALD · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"Solitude is terrifying and awe-inspiring in Alone." -- The Wall Street JournalIn April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald was on board a surf-charter boat, making a night-time crossing of the remote Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia. In the middle of a storm, ill with...