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Goodbye, Sweet Girl: A Story of Domestic Violence and Survival

KELLY SUNDBERG · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"It is a hell of a thing to write about brutality and suffering with strength, grace, generosity and beauty. That's precisely what Kelly Sundberg has done in her gripping memoir about marriage and domestic violence. Sundberg's honesty is astonishing, how she laid so much of herself...
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Calypso

David Sedaris · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book.If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast,...
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

MASIH ALINEJAD · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab. A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil,...
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The Unknowns

PATRICK O'DONNELL · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives...
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The Royal Art of Poison: Filthy Palaces, Fatal Cosmetics, Deadly Medicine, and Murder Most Foul

Eleanor Herman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Aja Raden, author of Stoned: "Herman has a delightful appreciation for all things beautiful and terrible. With her dishy signature style and a dazzling command of the facts, she brews up a heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip."Hugely entertaining, a work of pop history...
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Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas

TOM PAPA · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

It's hard being a person, especially in a family, and no one knows that better than stand-up comedian, family man, and Live From Here head writer and performer, Tom Papa.How do you deal with a life filled with a whole host of characters and their bizarre, inescapable behavior? Especially...
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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Tom Santopietro · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear...
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For Single Mothers Working as Train Conductors

Laura Esther Wolfson · University Of Iowa Press
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

Laura Esther Wolfson's literary debut draws on years of immersion in the Russian and French languages; struggles to gain a basic understanding of Judaism, its history, and her place in it; and her search for a form to hold the stories that emerge from what she has lived, observed, overheard,...
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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA · Liveright
Pages: 640
Format: eBook

An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African...
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Milk!: A 10,000-Year Food Fracas

MARK KURLANSKY · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Mark Kurlansky's first global food history since the bestselling Cod and Salt; the fascinating cultural, economic, and culinary story of milk and all things dairy--with recipes throughout. According to the Greek creation myth, we are so much spilt milk; a splatter of the goddess Hera's...
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