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South and West: From a Notebook

Pages: 144
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard...
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Out Of The Darkness: My Journey Through Foster Care

Kailamai Hansen · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 57
Format: Print book

It wasn't until that foggy morning of February 2001 that everything changed. I was in my middle school counselor's office and for the first time, someone was asking me to tell them the truth. I took in a hasty breath, a tear making its way down my cheek. My knees knocked as fear...
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My Beer Year: Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers, and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Training

Lucy Burningham · Roost Books
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

A love note to beer--appreciating the history, craftsmanship, and taste of craft beer as told by a woman striving for beer-expert status.As a journalist spurred by curiosity and thirst, Lucy Burningham made it her career to write about craft beer, traveling to hop farms, attending rare...
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Guesswork: A Reckoning With Loss

Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Having lost eight friends in ten years, Cooley retreats to a tiny medieval village in Italy with her husband. There, in a rural paradise where bumblebees nest in the ancient cemetery and stray cats curl up on her bed, she examines a question both easily evaded and unavoidable: mortality....
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Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

"Her book, as if she were a marine biologist, is a deep dive...Perhaps the highest praise I can give Seinfeldia is that it made me want to buy a loaf of marbled rye and start watching again, from the beginning." - Dwight Garner, The New York Times Book Review The hilarious behind-the-scenes...
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Beyond the Plate: Top Food Blogs from Around the World

Adam Sachs · Prestel
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Bringing together 30 of the best food blogs from around the world, this fun, colorful cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and the stories behind the blogs. Foodies, home cooks, and amateur chefs are increasingly turning to the Internet for recipes, food trends, and other culinary...
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Nobody's Son: A Memoir

Mark Slouka · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down," Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past.Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to have to escape the Communist...
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The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy

Jean Kennedy Smith · Harper
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

In this evocative and affectionate memoir, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving child of Joe and Rose Kennedy, offers an intimate and illuminating look at a time long ago when she and her siblings, guided by their parents, laughed and learned a great deal under one roof.Prompted...
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My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew

Abigail Pogrebin · Fig Tree Books LLC
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

The much-dissected Pew Research Center study of 2013, "A Portrait of Jewish Americans," revealed that most U.S. Jews locate their Jewishness in their ancestry and culture -- not in religion. Abigail Pogrebin wondered if perhaps that's because we haven't all looked at religion...
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Out of Idaho

Regina Calcaterra · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller Etched in Sand, Regina Calcaterra pairs with her youngest sister Rosie to tell Rosie s harrowing, yet ultimately triumphant, story of childhood abuse and survival. They were five kids with five different fathers and an alcoholic...
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Escaped with Honor

Charles Edward Layton · Redemption Press
Pages: 158
Format: Print book

Charles Layton spent most of his life searching-for a place to belong and for peace from his past. During a tumultuous upbringing, his parents and sister either ignored him or made life miserable. Then he was drafted into the Army. In 1951, he and thirty-six other soldiers were captured...
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You'll Grow Out of It

Jessi Klein · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 291
Format: Hardcover

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Pages: 336
Format: Print book

"This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." -- Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told YouBefore Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich...
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Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939

Volker Ullrich · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 1008
Format: Print book

A landmark biography that gives us an unprecedented understanding of the man who has become the personification of evil. Volker Ullrich draws on previously unseen papers and recent scholarly research to shed new light on the man behind the public persona: from Hitler's childhood and his failures...
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The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans

Encyclopedia Britannica · Running Press
Pages: 483
Format: Book

Who are the most influential Americans in history? Do they include generals or politicians? Philosophers or filmmakers? Was George Washington more important than Benjamin Franklin? The Britannica Guide to 100 Influential Americans will be ranked and selected by experts, and is bound to gain...
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