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Let Me Tell You about Jasper . . .: How My Best Friend Became America's Dog

Dana Perino · Twelve
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Bestselling author of And the Good News Is... Dana Perino is back with stories of friends, family, and how America's love for a dog named Jasper is a place where even political opponents can find common ground. Dana Perino is a popular and beloved host on Fox's The Five, with over two million...
 
 
The Power of Pasta: A Celebrity Chef's Mission to Feed America's Hungry Children

Bruno Serato · SelectBooks
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Power of Pasta is a beautifully illustrated four-color book by celebrity chef Bruno Serato. It is part memoir, part cookbook, and, above all, a work of advocacy on behalf of children and families facing poverty and homelessness as the founder of Caterina's Club that feeds thousands...
 
 
Twentieth-Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies

Duncan Hannah · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated New York City painter's rollicking and vividly immediate account of his life amid the city's glamorous demimondes in their most vital era as an aspiring artist, roaring boy, dandy, cultural omnivore, and far-from-obscure object of desire. Duncan Hannah arrived in New York...
 
 
The Newcomers: Learning a New Language and Making a New Home in a Place Called America

HELEN THORPE · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans.The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout...
 
 
No Is a Four-Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling but Succeeded in Life

Chris Jericho · Da Capo Press
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

Written in Chris Jericho's trademark style-jam-packed with ridiculous stories and hilarious references-No Is a Four Letter Word is organized around twenty-two principles on what it takes to make it to the top of your field, featuring stories from legends and influencers along the way. Whether...
 
 
The art of flight

Sergio Pitol · Deep Vellum Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

"Pitol is unfathomable; it could almost be said that he is a literature entire of himself. " Daniel Saldana Paris, author of "Among Strange Victims"The debut work in English by Mexico's greatest and most influential living author and winner of the Cervantes Prize...
 
 
Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield

Todd Mayfield · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Curtis Mayfield was one of the seminal vocalists and most talented guitarists of his era, and his music played a vital role in the civil rights movement. "People Get Ready" is the black anthem of the 1960s. On his Superfly album, rather than glorifying the blaxploitation imagery...
 
 
Tsk-Tsk: The Story of a Child at Large

Suzan Hackney · Jonathan Ball Publishers
Pages: 216
Format: Paperback

I love her with all my childish heart even though I am still small enough to fear her. Sometimes I also hate her. She says she loves me because I'm her daughter but she doesn't like me. I think I would prefer it to be the other way around but I can't decide which is better....
 
 
Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

Kelley French · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A micro-preemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head...
 
 
Dadland

Keggie Carew · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs...
 
 
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

Helen Rappaport · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former...
 
 
Little Failure: A Memoir

Gary Shteyngart · Random House
Pages: 370
Format: Book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MORE THAN 45 PUBLICATIONS,...
 
 
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries

Kory Stamper · Pantheon Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Brimming with intelligence and personality, a vastly entertaining account of how dictionaries are made - a must read for word mavens. While most of us might take dictionaries for granted, the process of writing them is in fact as lively and dynamic as language itself. With sharp wit and irreverence,...
 
 
God Gave Me You: A True Story of Love, Loss and a Heaven-Sent Miracle

Tricia Seaman · Howard Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

When a single mother with terminal cancer asks an oncology nurse to look after her son, neither can imagine what God has in store. This is the heartwarming story of how two very different women with two very different paths were brought together for one very special purpose.Oncology nurse...
 
 
The Color of Grace: How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War

Bethany Haley Williams · Howard Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A middle-class woman in rural America and war-affected children in Africa find common ground in their journeys from brokenness to redemption. Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former...
 
 
My European Family: The First 54,000 Years

KARIN BOJS · Featherstone Education
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Karin Bojs grew up in a small, broken family. At her mother's funeral she felt this more keenly than ever. As a science journalist she was eager to learn more about herself, her family and the interconnectedness of society. After all, we're all related. And in a sense, we are all family....