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Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life

Ruth Franklin · Liveright
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Notable Book of 2016 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 A Time Magazine Top Nonfiction of 2016 A Seattle Times Best Book of 2016 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2016 An NPR 2016's Great Read A Boston Globe Best Book...
Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree

Lizzie Stark · Chicago Review Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

2015 ALA Notable Book Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Thats not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Starks relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA, a BRCA mutation that has robbed...
Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

C. David Heymann · Emily Bestler Books/Atria
Pages: 438
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bobby and Jackie comes the riveting, true story of the passionate, volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January of 1954, they became an international...
Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas

Donna M Lucey · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Sargent's Women has a distinct elegance and potency -- Lucey's writing propels you forward, straight to the heart of the story, along the vibrant ties that linked this fascinating artist to the women he made infamous." -- Christene Barberich, global editor-in-chief and cofounder,...
Four Years in the Mountains of Kurdistan: An Armenian Boy's Memoir of Survival

Aram Haigaz · Maiden Lane Press
Format: Hardcover

Armenian Aram Haigaz was only 15 when he lost his father, brothers, many relatives and neighbors, all killed or dead of starvation when enemy soldiers surrounded their village. He and his mother were put into a forced march and deportation of Armenians into the Turkish desert, part of the systematic...
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death

Maggie O'Farrell · Knopf
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir--told entirely in near-death experiences--from one of Britain's best-selling novelists, for fans of Wild, When Breath Becomes Air, and The Year of Magical Thinking.We are never closer to life than when we brush up against the possibility of death.I Am, I Am, I Am is Maggie...
Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power

Luis M Botana · Knopf
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The three dazzlingly beautiful, wildly rich Wyndham sisters, part of the four hundred families that made up Britain's ruling class, at the center of cultural and political life in late-Victorian/Edwardian Britain. Here are their complex, idiosyncratic lives; their opulent, privileged world;...
Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Kirstin Downey · Nan A. Talese; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in historyBorn at a time when Christianity...
Novel Destinations, Second Edition: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

Shannon Mckenna Schmidt · National Geographic
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations - a guide for bibliophiles...
Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace

Jim Newton · Penguin Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Leon Panetta's first career, beginning as an army intelligence officer and including 16 years in the House of Representatives, lasted thirty-five years and culminated in his role as Clinton's budget czar and White House chief of staff. He then "retired" to establish the Panetta...
Martha's Vineyard Isle of Dreams.

Branch Susan; Branch Susan · Spring Street Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller, Travel
The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's 81 Days of Captivity in Syria -- A Story of Survival

Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

Lawrence Goldstone · Ballantine Books,
Pages: 428
Format: Print book

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation. The feud between this nation's great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss,...
No One Tells You This: A Memoir

Glynnis MacNicol · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

ELLE's The 30 Best Books to Read This Summer"A piercing examination of what it means both to love grown-up, complicated women - and to be one." -- Rebecca Traister, All The Single Ladies "Glynnis has written a book that is honest, hilarious and misses nothing."...