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Indigo Girls · Rounder
Format: Audio CD

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are Indigo Girls. Together they write, arrange, record and perform music which and have become a vital part of the lives of their worldwide devoted fanbase. Their first new studio album in 5 years, Look Long is a testament to their storied 40-year career. Produced...
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The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir

Wayétu Moore · Graywolf Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United StatesWhen Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses...
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About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known: Ruminations and Revelations from a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son

Peggy Rowe · Forefront Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Peggy Rowe is at it again - this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike's rise to fame.Since the day they said, "I do," Peggy's previous "doting" lifestyle met with her husband John's minimalist ways and became...
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The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending - a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping:...
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The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man's Love Affair with Nature

Lanham, J. Drew · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

"In me, there is the red of miry clay, the brown of spring floods, the gold of ripening tobacco. All of these hues are me; I am, in the deepest sense, colored." From these fertile soils of love, land, identity, family, and race emerges The Home Place, a big-hearted, unforgettable...
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Stray: A Memoir

Stephanie Danler · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Sweetbitter, a memoir of growing up in a family shattered by lies and addiction, and of one woman's attempts to find a life beyond the limits of her past. Stray is a moving, sometimes devastating, brilliantly written and ultimately inspiring exploration...
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The Madwoman and the Roomba: My Year of Domestic Mayhem

Sandra Tsing Loh · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A comic exploration of a year in the life of an "imaginatively twisted and fearless" (Los Angeles Times) best-selling author.Ah, 55. Gateway to the golden years! Professional summiting. Emotional maturity. Easy surfing toward the glassy blue waters of retirement ... Or maybe...
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We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays

Irby, Samantha · Vintage
Pages: 275
Format: Paperback

*A New York Times Bestseller*Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., "bitches gotta eat" blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult...
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Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a chef in training, father, and sleuth looking for the secret of French cooking

Bill Buford · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling, widely acclaimed Heat--a new hilariously self-deprecating, highly obsessive account of the author's adventures, this time, in the world of French haute cuisineBill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France....
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Galileo: And the Science Deniers

Mario Livio · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter...
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