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Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings

Michelle Knight · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 252
Format: Print book

The #1 New York Times BestsellerMichelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed...
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1001 movies you must see before you die

Steven Jay Schneider · Barron's
Pages: 960
Format:  Book : Picture : English : Updated editionView all editions and formats

This brand-new edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die covers more than a century of movie history. Every film profile is packed with details including the director and cast, a plot summary and production notes, and little-known facts relating to the film's history. Is it any wonder...
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The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

Noah Strycker · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world - and deep connection with humanity.Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As scientists come to understand...
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Between Them: Remembering My Parents

RICHARD FORD · Ecco
Pages: 179
Format: Hardcover

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental loveHow is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents - Edna, a feisty, pretty...
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Ghosts: A Natural History: 500 Years of Searching for Proof

Roger Clarke · St. Martin's Press
Format: Kindle Edition

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice"Roger Clarke tells this [the story that inspired Henry James' The Turn of the Screw] and many other gloriously weird stories with real verve, and also a kind of narrative authority that tends to constrain the skeptical voice within ... [an]...
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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Dana Goldstein · Doubleday
Pages: 349
Format: Print book

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich,...
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Wave

Sonali Deraniyagala · Vintage
Format: Paperback

One of The New York Times's 10 Best Books of the Year, a Christian Science Monitor Best Nonfiction Book, a Newsday Top 10 Books pick, a People magazine Top 10 pick, a Good Reads Best Book of the Year, and a Kirkus Best Nonfiction BookA National Book Critics Circle Award finalistIn...
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Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems

Louise Glück · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for PoetryA luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize-winning poetLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Her Poems 1962-2012 was hailed as "a major event...
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The Dynamics of Disaster

Susan W. Kieffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected. In 2011, there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed over a billion dollars’ worth of property in the United States...
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Mark C. Taylor · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

We live in an ever-accelerating world faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.  When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable?  Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art,...
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Grow a Little Fruit Tree: Simple Pruning Techniques for Small-Space, Easy-Harvest Fruit Trees

Ann Ralph · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Book

Grow your own apples, plums, cherries, and peaches in even the smallest backyard! Expert pruner Ann Ralph reveals a simple yet revolutionary secret that keeps an ordinary fruit tree much smaller than normal.
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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee

Marja Mills · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee,...
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Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World

Leo Damrosch · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Jonathan Swift is best remembered today as the author of Gulliver’s Travels, the satiric fantasy that quickly became a classic and has remained in print for nearly three centuries. Yet Swift also wrote many other influential works, was a major political and religious figure in his time,...
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In My Blood: Six Generations of Madness and Desire in an American Family

John Sedgwick · Harper; 1 edition
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

John Sedgwick's widely praised novels introduced readers to the rarified enclave of Brahmin Boston, in which privilege and elitism, handed down from one generation to the next, come at a price. He discovered for himself just how great that price can be when, while writing his second...
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Vivid Faces: The Revolutionary Generation in Ireland, 1890-1923

R. F. Foster · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful history of Ireland’s Easter Rising told through the lives of ordinary people who forged a revolutionary generation.On Easter Monday, 1916, Irish rebels poured into Dublin’s streets to proclaim an independent republic. Ireland’s long struggle for self-government...
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