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Between Them: Remembering My Parents

RICHARD FORD · Ecco
Pages: 179
Format: Hardcover

From American master Richard Ford, a memoir: his first work of nonfiction, a stirring narrative of memory and parental loveHow is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include but also exclude us? Richard Ford's parents - Edna, a feisty, pretty...
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A Selfish Plan to Change the World: Finding Big Purpose in Big Problems

Justin Dillon · Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio
Format: Audio CD

Acclaimed social activist, filmmaker, and musician Justin Dillon - founder of Slavery Footprint and Made In A Free World - takes readers on a journey from sweatshops in India to punk rock concerts in Dublin to reveal that helping others is how we help ourselves. Justin Dillon was a successful...
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Adnan's Story: Murder, Justice, and the Case that Captivated a Nation

Rabia Chaudry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 410
Format: Print book

*Now a New York Times bestseller*Serial told Only Part of the Story ... In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia...
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Papi: My Story

David Ortiz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: eBook

An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game's greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped...
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Feel Free: Essays

Zadie Smith · Penguin Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From Zadie Smith, one of the most beloved authors of her generation, a new collection of essays Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world's preeminent fiction writers, but also...
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Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIII

Gareth Russell · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

Written with an exciting combination of narrative flair and historical authority, this interpretation of the tragic life of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, breaks new ground in our understanding of the very young woman who became queen at a time of unprecedented social and political...
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Playing Hurt: My Journey from Despair to Hope

John Saunders · Da Capo Press
Pages: 328
Format: Hardcover

In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world-the quintessential "man's man," who seems to have it all-confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression...
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Tanker Pilot: Lessons from the Cockpit

Mark Hasara · Threshold Editions
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From a veteran air-refueling expert who flew missions for over two decades during the Cold War, Afghan War, and Iraq War comes a thrilling eyewitness account of modern warfare, with inspirational stories and moral lessons for people on the battlefield, in boardrooms, and in their everyday...
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THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISATORY

CIVIL RIGHTS FEATS AND FACTS · THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISATORY Hardcover – 2013
Format: Print book

One volume of The Complete Encyclopedia of African American History.
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In Praise of Difficult Women: Life Lessons From 29 Heroines Who Dared to Break the Rules

KAREN KARBO · National Geographic Society
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Frida Kahlo and Elizabeth Taylor to Nora Ephron, Carrie Fisher, and Lena Dunham, this witty narrative explores what we can learn from the imperfect and extraordinary legacies of 29 iconic women who forged their own unique paths in the world. Smart, sassy, and unapologetically feminine,...
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The New York Times Book of Crime: More Than 166 Years of Covering the Beat

Kevin Flynn · Sterling Pub Co Inc
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the archives of The New York Times, 165 years of the most notorious real-life crimes. For 166 years, The New York Times has been a rich source of information about crime, its reporters racing alongside tabloids to track the shocking incidents that disrupt daily life. This fascinating...
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Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityTara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains...
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The Wrong Way to Save Your Life: Essays

Megan Stielstra · HarperCollins
Format: NOOK Book(eBook)

From an important new American writer comes this powerful collection of personal essays on fear, creativity, art, faith, academia, the Internet, and justice. In this poignant and inciting collection of literary essays, Megan Stielstra tells stories to ward off fears both personal and universal...
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Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes

Michael Sims · Bloomsbury
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

As a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle studied in Edinburgh under the vigilant eye of a diagnostic genius, Dr. Joseph Bell. Doyle often observed Bell identifying a patient's occupation, hometown, and ailments from the smallest details of dress, gait, and speech. Although Doyle...
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Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction

Tracy Kidder · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWSGood Prose is an inspiring book about writing—about the creation of good prose—and the record of a warm and productive literary friendship. The story begins in 1973, in the offices of The Atlantic Monthly, in Boston, where...
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