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Pops: Fatherhood in Pieces

MICHAEL CHABON · Harper
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

"Magical prose stylist" Michael Chabon (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) delivers a collection of essays - heartfelt, humorous, insightful, wise - on the meaning of fatherhood, anchored by the viral sensation, "My Son, The Prince of Fashion".For the September 2016...
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Amateur Hour: Motherhood in Essays and Swear Words

Kimberly Harrington · HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

Being a mother is a gift.'' Where's my receipt?Welcome to essayist Kimberly Harrington's poetic, hysterically funny (and occasionally just hysterical) world of motherhood, womanhood, and humanhood, not necessarily in that order. It's a place of loud parenting, fierce loving, too much...
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Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna

Ramie Targoff · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A biography of Vittoria Colonna, confidante of Michelangelo, scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian RenaissanceRamie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa...
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The Electric Woman: A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts

Tessa Fontaine · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Tessa Fontaine's astonishing memoir of pushing past fear, The Electric Woman, follows the author on a life-affirming journey of loss and self-discovery-- through her time on the road with the last traveling American sideshow and her relationship with an adventurous, spirited mother. Turns...
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The Art of the Wasted Day

PATRICIA HAMPL · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A sharp and unconventional book - a swirl of memoir, travelogue and biography of some of history's champion day-dreamers." - Maureen Corrigan, "Fresh Air"A spirited inquiry into the lost value of leisure and daydreamThe Art of the Wasted Day is a picaresque travelogue...
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Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture

NANCY SEGAL · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of two sets of identical twins separated at birth and improbably reunited as adults, a dream case for exploring nature and nurture.Accidental Brothers tells the unique story of two sets of identical Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly...
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The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers

Marcia Gay Harden · Atria Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In this poetic and inspiring memoir, one of America's most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years - and how, together, they are facing her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's...
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Lear: The Great Image of Authority

Harold Bloom · Scribner
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Harold Bloom, regarded by some as the greatest Shakespeare scholar of our time, presents an intimate, wise, deeply compelling portrait of King Lear - the third in his series of five short books about the great playwright's most significant personalities, hailed as Bloom's "last...
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The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

MICHAEL K JONES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages -- and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteen century.As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy....
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A World to Win: The Life and Thought of Karl Marx

SVEN-ERIC LIEDMAN · Verso
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

Epic new biography of Karl Marx for the 200th anniversary of his birthIn this essential new biography - the first to give equal weight to both the work and life of Karl Marx - Sven-Eric Liedman expertly navigates the imposing, complex personality of his subject through the turbulent...
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