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Under the Same Sky: From Starvation in North Korea to Salvation in America

Joseph Kim · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Pages: 274
Format: Print book

A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young...
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Falling: A Daughter, a Father, and a Journey Back

Elisha Cooper · Pantheon
Pages: 146
Format: Print book

Elisha Cooper spends his mornings creating children s books and his afternoons playing with his two daughters. But when he discovers a lump in five-year-old Zoe s midsection as she sits on his lap at a Chicago Cubs game, everything changes. Surgery, sleepless nights, months of treatment,...
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My Journey with Maya

Tavis Smiley · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A remarkable story of friendship, love, and courageWhen Maya Angelou and Tavis Smiley met in 1986, he was twenty-one and she was fifty-eight. For the next twenty-eight years, they shared an unlikely, special bond. Angelou was a teacher and a maternal figure to Smiley, and they talked often,...
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Fierce Optimism: Seven Secrets for Playing Nice and Winning Big

Leeza Gibbons · Dey Street Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Attitude can be sexy - a practical and inspirational guide for using kindness and positivity as a winning strategy from Celebrity Apprentice champion, Hollywood veteran, and New York Times bestselling author Leeza Gibbons.We live in a winner-take-all world, in which only the toughest...
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Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir

Molly Brodak · Black Cat
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"Raw, poetic and compulsively readable. In Molly Brodak's dazzling memoir, Bandit, her eye is so honest, I found myself nodding like I was agreeing with her, sometimes cringing at what she sustained, and laughing - often. I can't wait to buy a copy for everyone I know."...
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The Italians

John Hooper · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive...
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The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo

Juan Reinaldo Sanchez · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In The Double Life of Fidel Castro, one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba. Responsible for protecting the Lider...
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The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee · Penguin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan - known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme...
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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

Paul Strohm · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury TalesIn 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity...
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My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today

Nora Pouillon · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 261
Format: Print book

A wonderfully engaging memoir from the woman who founded America's first certified organic restaurant, My Organic Life is the story of an unheralded culinary pioneer who made it her mission to bring delicious, wholesome foods to the American table. While growing up on a farm in the Austrian...
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Jo Malone: My Story

Jo Malone · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Known around the world for her eponymous brand of fragrances and now her brand-new venture Jo Loves (soon to debut in the US) , Jo Malone tells the remarkable and inspiring story of her rise from humble beginnings to beloved business success.Jo Malone began her international fragrance...
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Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being

Henning Mankell · Vintage Books
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

A stunning and poignant autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life, by the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries. In January 2014, Henning Mankell received a diagnosis of lung cancer. Quicksand is a response to this shattering news - but it is not a memoir...
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Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar

Rob Goodman · St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition
Format: Book

"Cato, history's most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our times. He loved Roman republicanism, but saw himself as too principled for the mere politics that might have saved...
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The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

Barry Strauss · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The exciting, dramatic story of one of history's most famous events - the death of Julius Caesar - now placed in full context of Rome's civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss.Thanks to William Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history....
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Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside

Andrea Di Robilant · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 213
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling A Venetian Affair, here is the charming chronicle of his search for the identity of a mysterious old rose. Andrea di Robilant's tale takes us back to the time of Josephine Bonaparte, as well as into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Italy...
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