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Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

Eva Dillon · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer - the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War.In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi with her family...
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A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Paul Youngquist · University of Texas Press
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the "Arkestra." Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional...
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Michelle Obama: A Life

Peter Slevin · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring story of a modern American icon, here is the first comprehensive account of the life and times of Michelle Obama. With disciplined reporting and a storyteller's eye for revealing detail, Peter Slevin follows Michelle to the White House from her working-class childhood on Chicago's...
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More Fool Me: A Memoir

Stephen Fry · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Fry invites readers to take a glimpse at his life story in the unputdownable More Fool Me By his early thirties, Stephen Fry -- writer, comedian, star of stage and screen -- had, as they say, "made it." Much loved on British television, author of a critically acclaimed...
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This is Van Gogh

George Roddam · Laurence King Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Vincent van Gogh used art to express his intensely emotional response to the world around him. Enraptured by the beauty of nature and tormented by the sorrows of human existence, he produced in his tragically short life some of the most powerfully expressive paintings ever seen. Many have...
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Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School

Stuart Jeffries · Verso
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

This brilliant group biography asks who were the Frankfurt School and why they matter todayIn 1923, a group of young radical German thinkers and intellectuals came together to at Victoria Alle 7, Frankfurt, determined to explain the workings of the modern world. Among the most prominent...
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Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

Suzanne Marrs · Arcade Publishing
Format: Hardcover

In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly...
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The Skeleton Cupboard: The Making of a Clinical Psychologist

Tanya Byron · Flatiron Books
Format: Hardcover

The gripping, unforgettable, and deeply affecting story of a young clinical psychologist learning how she can best help her patients, The Skeleton Cupboard is a riveting and revealing memoir that offers fascinating insight into the human mind. In The Skeleton Cupboard, Professor Tanya Byron...
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Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters: Their Shared Stories of Food, Faith & Family

Pam Anderson · Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

When the women behind the popular blog Three Many Cooks gather in the busiest room in the house, there are never too many cooks in the kitchen. Now acclaimed cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters, Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio, blend compelling reflections and well-loved recipes...
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May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion

Kassi Underwood · HarperOne
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In this powerful memoir, told with fierce honesty and surprising humor, a young woman goes on a journey of healing after abortion - a road trip across the United States with a diverse crew of spiritual teachers and a caravan of new friends.Nineteen years old, a thousand miles from her Kentucky...
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By Women Possessed: A Life of Eugene O'Neill

Arthur Gelb · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 896
Format: Print book

Celebrated for their books on Eugene O'Neill and enjoying access to a trove of previously sealed archival material, the Gelbs deliver their final volume on the stormy life and brilliant oeuvre of this Nobel Prize-winning American playwright. This is a tour through both a magical moment...
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Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

James McGrath Morris · Amistad
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed biographer James McGrath Morris brings into focus the riveting life of one of the most significant yet least known figures of the civil rights era - pioneering journalist Ethel Payne, the "First Lady of the Black Press" - elevating her to her rightful place in history...
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Leaving Before the Rains Come

Alexandra Fuller · Penguin Press
Pages: 258
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller"One of the gutsiest memoirs I've ever read. And the writing--oh my god the writing." --Entertainment Weekly A child of the Rhodesian wars and daughter of two deeply complicated parents, Alexandra Fuller is no stranger to pain. But the disintegration of Fuller's...
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Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of The Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of

Andrew Matheson · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

MOJO magazine's 2015 Book of the Year, the outrageous true story of the Hollywood Brats - the greatest punk band you've never heard of - brilliantly told by founding member Andrew Matheson With only a guitar, a tatty copy of the Melody Maker, and his template for the perfect band, Andrew...
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White Dresses: A Memoir of Love and Secrets, Mothers and Daughters

Mary Pflum Peterson · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In this riveting, poignant memoir of three generations of women and the white dresses that adorned them - television producer Mary Pflum Peterson recounts a journey through loss and redemption, and her battle to rescue her mother, a former nun, from compulsive hoarding.As a successful...
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