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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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History of William the Conqueror

Jacob Abbott · Skyhorse Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on the worlds most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbotts Illustrated Histories series,...
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Jane Austen at Home: A Biography

LUCY WORSLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity,...
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Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Jenny Lawson · Flatiron Books, 2015.
Pages: 329
Format: Print book

In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.As Jenny says: "Some...
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So Happiness to Meet You: Foolishly, Blissfully Stranded in Vietnam

Karin Esterhammer · Prospect Park Books
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

After job losses and the housing crash, the author and her family leave L.A. to start over in a most unlikely place: a nine-foot-wide back-alley house in one of Ho Chi Minh City's poorest districts, where neighbors unabashedly stare into windows, generously share their barbecued rat, keep...
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The Best of Us: A Memoir

JOYCE MAYNARD · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard, a memoir about discovering strength in the midst of great loss--"heart wrenching, inspiring, full of joy and tears and life." (Anne Lamott) In 2011, when she was in her late fifties, beloved author and journalist Joyce Maynard...
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Disaster Falls: A Family Story

Stephane Gerson · Crown
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A haunting chronicle of what endures when the world we know is swept away On a day like any other, on a rafting trip down Utah's Green River, Stéphane Gerson's eight-year-old son, Owen, drowned in a spot known as Disaster Falls. That same night, as darkness fell, Stéphane huddled...
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Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted

Laura Caldwell · Liveright
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Recalling the great muckrakers of the past, an outraged team of America's best-selling writers unite to confront the disasters of wrongful convictions.Wrongful convictions, long regarded as statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, now appear with frightening regularity....
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Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things

Amy Dickinson · Hachette Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In STRANGERS TEND TO TELL ME THINGS--her follow-up memoir to the NYT bestselling The Mighty Queens of Freeville--America's most popular advice columnist, "Ask Amy," shares her journey of family, second chances, and finding love.By peeling back the curtain of her syndicated advice...
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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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Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer

M WILLIAM PHELPS · Kensington
Pages: 353
Format: Hardcover

"Anyone can become a killer under the right circumstances - even you." For the first time, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps reveals the identity of "Raven," the serial killer who co-starred with him on Dark Minds - and tells the story of his intriguing...
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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Chesley B Sullenberger · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks - the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. 'Sully' Sullenberger - the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York's Hudson River, saving...
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Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son

ELIZA FACTOR · Parallax Press
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community.This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic...
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Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away: A Memoir

ALICE ANDERSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away is a deeply poignant memoir set in a post-Katrina Mississippi. Alice Anderson is returning to assess the damage to her beloved Mississippi coastline and the once-immaculate home that she'd carefully cultivated for her husband, Dr. Liam Rivers, and their...
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How to Be Married: What I Learned from Real Women on Five Continents About Surviving My First

Jo Piazza · Harmony Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Everyone tells you marriage is hard, but no one tells you what to do about it. As journalist Jo Piazza began planning her own wedding she realized that American marriage traditions focus more on the perfect dress, the Instagram-worthy decorations, and the menu than on how to make a real,...
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