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Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

David J. Skal · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society.First published in 1897, Dracula has had a long and multifaceted afterlife -- one rivaling even its immortal creation; yet Bram Stoker has remained...
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The Light Between Us: Stories from Heaven. Lessons for the Living.

Laura Lynne Jackson · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

For readers of Proof of Heaven, the astonishing story of a woman with an extraordinary psychic gift - and a powerful message from the Other Side that can help us to live more beautifully in the here and now. Laura Lynne Jackson is a wife, a mother, a high school English teacher - and a psychic...
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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Jennifer Weiner · Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: Book

"I'm mad Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." - Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me? "A fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave book. I was spellbound from the first page...
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Sing to Me: My Story of Making Music, Finding Magic, and Searching for Who's Next

L a Reid · Harpercollins
Pages: 390
Format: Book

In this long-awaited memoir, illustrated with over 100 never-before-seen photos from his personal collection, the groundbreaking record producer chronicles his struggles, his success, and the celebrated artists that made him a legend.Over the last twenty-five years, legendary music producer...
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Forward: A Memoir

Abby Wambach · Dey Street Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Lucid and wrenching...Forward puts [Wambach's] achievement in context with painful and beautiful candor." - NPR"Forward is the powerful story of an athlete who has inspired girls all over the world to believe in themselves." - Sheryl Sandberg,...
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Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's

B Smith · Harmony Books
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

"I know where I'm going. I'm still myself. I just can't remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I'll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It's like I'm talking to my other self - the self I used to be. She tells...
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Porcelain: A Memoir

Moby. · Penguin Press
Pages: 406
Format: Print book

From one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time, a piercingly tender, funny, and harrowing account of the path from suburban poverty and alienation to a life of beauty, squalor and unlikely success out of the NYC club scene of the late '80s and '90s.There were many reasons...
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Maybe I'm Doing It Wrong: The Life and Times of Randy Newman

Caroline Stafford · Omnibus Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The only biography of Randy Newman, master pop satirist and film composer.Randy Newman may be best known, today, for his wistful movie scores, with "You've Got a Friend in Me," from the Toy Story soundtrack leading the pack. He's been nominated for twenty Academy Awards,...
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Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The acclaimed, award-winning historian - "America's new past master" (Chicago Tribune) - examines the environmental legacy of FDR and the New Deal.Douglas Brinkley's The Wilderness Warrior celebrated Theodore Roosevelt's spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect...
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You Come Too: My Journey with Robert Frost

Lesley Lee Francis · University of Virginia Press, 2015.
Pages: 288
Format: eBook

Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several generations. In You Come Too, Frost's granddaughter, Lesley Lee Francis, combines priceless personal...
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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,...
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Vanity Fair's Writers on Writers

Graydon Carter · Penguin Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A collection of beloved authors on their favorite writers, including Martin Amis on Saul Bellow, Truman Capote on Willa Cather, and Salman Rushdie on Christopher Hitchens, as featured in Vanity Fair What did A. Scott Berg find in Ernest Hemingway's papers in Cuba? How did meeting e.e....
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But Seriously

John McEnroe · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one...
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In the Midnight Hour: The Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett

Tony Fletcher · Oxford University Press
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Wilson Pickett was arguably the greatest male soul screamer of the 1960s and '70s. With a career spanning half a century, he sold millions of albums and tens of millions of singles, leaving a legacy of unforgettable hits, including "In the Midnight Hour," "Land of 1000 Dances,"...
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