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The Pawnbroker's Daughter: A Memoir

Maxine Kumin · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin comes a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry.Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in a Jewish community in Depression-era Philadelphia,...
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Boss Life: Surviving My Own Small Business

Paul Downs · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

When columnist Paul Downs was approached by The New York Times to write for their "You're the Boss" blog, he had been running his custom furniture business for twenty-four years strong. or mostly strong. Now, in his first book, Downs paints an honest portrait of a real business,...
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Donna Bell's Bake Shop: Recipes and Stories of Family, Friends, and Food

Pauley Perrette · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The heartwarming story of how NCIS star Pauley Perrette and her two best friends created a Southern-style bake shop in Manhattan - a celebration of love and friendship with gorgeous photographs and delicious recipes.Nestled in the heart of midtown New York is a little shop with a big story....
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Pretend I'm Not Here: How I Worked with Three Newspaper Icons, One Powerful First Lady, and Still Managed to Dig Myself Out of the Washington Swamp

Barbara Feinman Todd · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

An accomplished former ghostwriter and book researcher who worked with Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Ben Bradlee, and Hillary Clinton goes behind-the-scenes of the national's capital to tell the story of how she survived the exciting, but self-important and self-promoting world of the Beltway.Barbara...
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Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939

Edgar Feuchtwanger · Other Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An eminent historian recounts the Nazi rise to power from his unique perspective as a young Jewish boy in Munich, living with Adolf Hitler as his neighbor. Edgar Feuchtwanger came from a prominent German-Jewish family--the only son of a respected editor and the nephew of a best-selling...
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The ordinary spaceman : from boyhood dreams to astronaut

Clayton C Anderson · University of Nebraska Press, 2015.
Pages: 348
Format: Print book

"A memoir chronicling Clayton Anderson's quest to become an astronaut. From his childhood to working for NASA, and then eventually becoming an astronaut"--"What's it like to travel at more than 850 MPH, riding in a supersonic T-38 twin turbojet engine airplane? What...
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The Cook Up: A Crack Rock Memoir

D. Watkins · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Reminiscent of the classic Random Family and The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, but told by the man who lived it, THE COOK UP is a riveting look inside the Baltimore drug trade portrayed in The Wire and an incredible story of redemption. The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore,...
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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

David Bellos · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the world's most popular novelPutting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information...
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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir

NICOLE CHUNG · Catapult
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection An Official Junior Library Guild Selection An ABA Indies Introduce Selection "This book moved me to my very core. As in all her writing, Nicole Chung speaks eloquently and honestly about her own personal story, then widens her aperture...
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Filthy Rich

James Patterson · Little
Pages: 15
Format: Print book

A shocking true crime tale of money, power, and sex from the world's most popular thriller writer.Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth...
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What Is It All but Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man

Art Garfunkel · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the golden-haired, curly-headed half of Simon & Garfunkel--a memoir (of sorts) : artful, moving, lyrical; the making of a musician; the evolution of a man, a portrait of a life-long friendship and collaboration that became one of the most successful singing duos of their time....
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The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Abrams Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches,...
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Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Luke Dittrich · Random House
Pages: 440
Format: Print book

"Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King"* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works - and whose treatment raises deeply...
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epst · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American...
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A Dog's Gift: The Inspirational Story of Veterans and Children Healed by Man's Best Friend

Bob Drury · Rodale Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A decade ago, former military counterintelligence officer Terry Henry joined his precocious young daughter, Kyria, on a trip to a nursing home in order to allow its residents to play with their family dog, a golden retriever named riley. Terry was astounded by the transformations that unfolded...
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