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After the Eclipse: A Mother's Murder, a Daughter's Search

Sarah Perry · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A fierce memoir of a mother's murder, a daughter's coming-of-age in the wake of immense loss, and her mission to know the woman who gave her life. When Sarah Perry was twelve, she saw a partial eclipse of the sun, an event she took as a sign of good fortune for her and her mother, Crystal....
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The Hospital Always Wins: A Memoir

Issa Ibrahim · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 279
Format: Print book

Issa Ibrahim's memoir details in searing prose his development of severe mental illness leading to a horrific family tragedy, his acquittal by reason of insanity, and his subsequent commission to a mental hospital for nearly twenty years. Raised in an idyllic creative environment,...
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Love and Trouble: A Midlife Reckoning

CLAIRE DEDERER · Knopf
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages...
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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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The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

Skip Hollandsworth · Henry Holt and Co., 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin...
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Herbert Hoover: A Life

Glen Jeansonne · New American Library
Pages: 455
Format: Print book

"At last, a biography of Herbert Hoover that captures the man in full ... [Jeansonne] has splendidly illuminated the arc of one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century." - David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of Freedom from FearPrizewinning historian...
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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from...
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Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Holly FitzGerald · Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride - the wildest - down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles...
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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Artemis Joukowsky · Beacon
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Official companion to the Ken Burns film premiering September 20, 2016, on PBS tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to undertake dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving...
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The Electric Pencil: Drawings from Inside State Hospital No. 3

Edward Deeds · Princeton Architectural Press, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Deeds's subtle, meticulous, and wildly imaginative pencil and crayon drawings portray an unusual cast of characters: nineteenth-century dandies, Civil War soldiers, antique cars, fantastic boats and trains, country landscapes dotted with roaming animals, and fanciful architecture. None...
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Novel Destinations, Second Edition: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks From Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West

Shannon Mckenna Schmidt · National Geographic
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

Follow in the footsteps of much-loved authors, including Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Jane Austen, and many more. For vacationers who crave meaningful trips and unusual locales, cue National Geographic's Novel Destinations - a guide for bibliophiles...
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A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Sue Klebold · Crown
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan's...
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Cuyahoga's Child: Growing Up in the Valley of the Crooked River

Jeffrey J Knowles · Orange Frazer Press
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

Jeff Knowles is a keen observer of people, places, and things. Both historical and heartwarming, he takes us on a journey through the forests, canals, classrooms, factories, homes, and ball fields of his home in Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley. The journey is not without heartbreak and loss,...
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The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"

JoAnne O'Connell · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 424
Format: Print book

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster offers an engaging reassessment of the life, politics, and legacy of the misunderstood father of American music. Once revered the world over, Foster's plantation songs, like "Old Folks at Home" and "My Old Kentucky Home," fell...
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