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Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York's City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case that Captivated a Nation

Brad Ricca · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 436
Format: Hardcover

Recipient of the Kirkus Star, Awarded to Books of Exceptional MeritA 2017 True Crime Book for Summer, The New York Times Sunday Book Review"An express train of a story." -Kirkus Reviews"Heroic...her inspiring story demands a hearing." -The New York Times Sunday Book...
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You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Phoebe Robinson · Plume Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * "A must-read ... Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you." -Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad CityA hilarious and timely essay collection about...
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Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano

ANDREA AVERY · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A poignant memoir that weaves chronic illness and classical music into a raw, inspiring tale of grace and determination. Andrea, already a promising and ambitious classical pianist at twelve, was diagnosed with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis that threatened not just her musical aspirations...
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In the Skin of a Jihadist: A Young Journalist Enters the ISIS Recruitment Network

Anna Erelle · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

A young French journalist's riveting and unprecedented look at how today's most ruthless terrorists use social media and technology to reach disaffected youth - witnessed through the undercover investigation that led to her deep involvement with a key member of ISIS.On Facebook,...
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To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines

Judith Newman · Harper
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the viral New York Times op-ed column "To Siri with Love" comes a collection of touching, hilarious, and illuminating stories about life with a thirteen-year-old boy with autism that hold insights and revelations for us all.When Judith Newman shared the story...
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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater: Essays on Crafting

ALANNA OKUN · Flatiron Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting.People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn...
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Manderley Forever

Tatiana De Rosnay · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

The nonfiction debut from beloved international sensation and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tatiana de Rosnay: her bestselling biography of novelist Daphne du Maurier."It's impressive how Tatiana was able to recreate the personality of my mother, including her sense of humor....
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We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel

Herb Frazier · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On June 17, 2015, at 9:05 p.m., a young man with a handgun opened fire on a prayer meeting at the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine members of the congregation. The captured shooter, twenty-one-year-old Dylan Roof, a white...
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Everything Is Horrible and Wonderful: A Tragicomic Memoir of Genius, Heroin, Love, and Loss

Stephanie Wittels Wachs · Sourcebooks
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The space between life and death is a moment. But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever.. Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows...
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Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living

TIM BAUERSCHMIDT · HarperOne
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height...
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Marita: The Spy Who Loved Castro

MARITA LORENZ · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, glamorous story of lover-turned-spy Marita Lorenz and her affair with Fidel Castro, soon to be the subject of a major film starring Jennifer Lawrence. Few people can say they've seen some of the most significant moments of the twentieth century unravel before their eyes. Marita...
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The Long Term Missing: Hope and Help for Families

Silvia Pettem · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

When loved-ones go missing, the lives of their family members are turned upside-down. As the days and months turn into years, some families are caged in by their grief, while others become proactive -- renewing police contacts, keeping up with the latest technologies, and educating themselves...
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U2: Rock 'n' Roll to Change the World

Timothy D. Neufeld · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

U2's significant career far exceeds that of most average successful rock bands, with a prolific output of thirteen well-received studio albums and a sometimes relentless touring schedule. The band is famous for uniquely drawing together music, art, faith, and activism, all within a lucrative...
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Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

Matt Richards · Blue Streak
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great...
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