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Would Everybody Please Stop?: Reflections on Life and Other Bad Ideas

Jenny Allen · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"One of the funniest writers in America." That's what The New Yorker's Andy Borowitz calls Jenny Allen -- and with good reason. In her debut essay collection, the longtime humorist and performer declares no subject too sacred, no boundary impassable.With her eagle eye for the absurd...
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Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Inara Verzemnieks · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A haunting, luminous reckoning with exile and loss.Raised by her Latvian grandparents in Washington State, Inara Verzemnieks grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs with other children about a land none of them had visited....
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Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition

PIA DE JONG · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Pia de Jong's vivid memoir about her newborn daughter's battle with leukemia and the startling decision that led to her recovery.On a still summer night in a seventeenth-century canal house in Amsterdam's old quarter, Pia de Jong gives birth to a delicate, bright-eyed...
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Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

Michelle Kuo · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena,...
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Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

STEPHEN HINSHAW · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Glenn Close says: "Another Kind of Madness is one of the best books I've read about the cost of stigma and silence in a family touched by mental illness. I was profoundly moved by Stephen Hinshaw's story, written beautifully, from the inside-out. It's a masterpiece."Parallel to An Unquiet...
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Revenge of the Nerd: Or . . . The Singular Adventures of the Man Who Would Be Booger

CURTIS JOHNATHAN ARMSTRONG · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common?Curtis Armstrong.A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public...
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The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death

John Bateson · Scribner
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of Dr. Judy Melinek's Working Stiff, an account of the hair-raising and heartbreaking cases handled by the coroner of Marin County, California throughout his four decades on the job - from high-profile deaths to serial killers, to Golden Gate Bridge suicides.Marin County,...
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The Stars in Our Eyes: The Famous, the Infamous, and Why We Care Way Too Much About Them

JULIE KLAM · Riverhead Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author Julie Klam comes a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important. "When I was young I was convinced celebrities could save me," Julie Klam admits in The Stars...
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The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK

JOHN R BOHRER · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother,...
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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

Lawrence Goldstone · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The controversial history of the attack submarine -- and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland -- that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over...
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