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Nobody's Son: A Memoir

Mark Slouka · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

"There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down," Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past.Born in Czechoslovakia, Mark Slouka's parents survived the Nazis only to have to escape the Communist...
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Paul McCartney: The Life

Philip Norman · Little
Pages: 853
Format: Print book

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman.Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul's story is told by rock music's foremost...
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Patagonian Road: A Year Alone Through Latin America

Kate McCahill · Santa Fe Writer's Project
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

Spanning four seasons, 10 countries, three teaching jobs, and countless buses, Patagonian Road chronicles Kate McCahill's solo journey from Guatemala to Argentina. In her struggles with language, romance, culture, service, and homesickness, she personifies a growing culture of women...
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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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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 Flight: Charles Lindbergh's 1927 Transatlantic Crossing

Dan Hampton · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

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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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Lights On, Rats Out: A Memoir

Cree LeFavour · Grove Press
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

"A harrowing, beautiful, searching, and deeply literary memoir. In these pages, we watch Cree LeFavour evolve from a wounded (and wounding) lost girl to a woman who can at last regard her existence with a modicum of mercy and forgiveness...a story of true self-salvation and transformation."...
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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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Rav Gustman

David Page · ArtScroll Mesorah Publications
Pages: 213
Format: Hardcover

The brilliant yeshiva student. The youngest dayan on Vilna's beis din -- and its sole survivor. The partisan fighting Nazis with guns -- and with his bare hands. The eminent Rosh Yeshivah, beloved by his students -- and by many of the twentieth century's greatest gedolim. That was Rav Gustman...
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Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter

Matthew Dennison · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Beatrix Potter is one of the world's bestselling, most cherished authors, whose books have enchanted generations of children for over a hundred years. Yet how she achieved this legendary status is just one of several stories of her remarkable and unexpected life. Inspired by the twenty-three...
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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 451
Format: Print book

The #1 "New York Times "bestselling author of "Mrs. Kennedy and Me" and "Five Days in November" reflects on his seventeen years on the Secret Service for presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. The assassination of one president, the resignation...
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Playing dead : a journey through the world of death fraud

Elizabeth Greenwood · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

A darkly comic inquiry into how to fake your own death, the disappearance industry, and the lengths to which people will go to be reborn.Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find...
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Possessed: The Infamous Texas Stiletto Murder

Kathryn Casey · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A WALKING NIGHTMARE - IN SIZE-NINE STILETTOS . . .The officer responding to a 911 call at one of Houston's hippest high-rises expected the worst. After all, domestic violence situations can be unpredictable. But nothing could've prepared him for what he found: a beautiful woman...
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Five presidents : my extraordinary journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Excerpt. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
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Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors

George W. Bush · Crown/Archetype
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A vibrant collection of oil paintings and stories by President George W. Bush honoring the sacrifice and courage of America's military veterans. With Forewords by former First Lady Laura Bush and General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Growing out of President...
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Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage

Robert S Bader · Northwestern University Press
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

"Who would have dreamed that there could be much, much more to learn in still another book about the Marx Brothers? Not I. And yet, Robert Bader focusing on the under-researched vaudeville days of the hilarious siblings has gone where no man went before, discovering a treasure trove...
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Nevertheless: A Memoir

Alec Baldwin · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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Killings

Calvin Trillin · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

True stories of sudden death in the classic collection by a master of American journalism "Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings,...
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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded...
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Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

Padma Lakshmi · Ecco
Pages: 325
Format: Print book

A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph, Love, Loss, and What We Atetraces Padma Lakshmi s unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera a tantalizing blend of Ruth Reichl s Tender at the Bone and Nora Ephron s HeartburnLong before...
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A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder

Gregg Olsen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 303
Format: eBook

At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith,...
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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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Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula

David J. Skal · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking biography reveals the haunted origins of the man who created Dracula and traces the psychosexual contours of late Victorian society.First published in 1897, Dracula has had a long and multifaceted afterlife -- one rivaling even its immortal creation; yet Bram Stoker has remained...
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Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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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Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams

Jen Bricker · Baker Books
Pages: 195

Born without legs, champion gymnast, performer, and motivational speaker Jen Bricker offers readers the hope that they truly can overcome any obstacle when they learn to confront life with humble acceptance, a commitment to live on mission, and a never-say-can't attitude.
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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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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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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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Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic

Mark Blake · Backbeat Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

(Book) . Freddie Mercury was one of rock's most dazzling front men. When he died in 1991, the music world lost one of its most flamboyant characters, as well as a supremely talented writer and vocalist. Best known as the lead singer of Queen, his amazing four-octave voice was a distinctive...
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The Secrets of My Life

KATHERINE SUE NEWPORT · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

In this remarkable memoir-written during her pivotal first years of becoming her authentic self-Caitlyn Jenner reflects on her past as she looks to her future.
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Close Encounters of the Furred Kind: New Adventures with My Sad Cat & Other Feline Friends

Tom Cox · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind is the follow-up to the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller The Good, The Bad, and the Furry. Like The Good, The Bad, and the Furry, it tells the story of Tom Cox's life with his charismatic cats--The Bear, Shipley, Ralph, and recent recruit Roscoe.Close...
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Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Elizabeth Greenwood · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

"A delightful read for anyone tantalized by the prospect of disappearing without a trace." - Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake "Delivers all the lo-fi spy shenanigans and caught-red-handed schadenfreude you're hoping for." - NPR "A...
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Breakaway Amish: Growing Up with the Bergholz Beard Cutters

Johnny Mast · MennoMedia
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

I am the grandson of Bishop Sam Mullet, who was arrested for the Amish beard-cutting attacks. This is my story. Beard-cutting attacks on Amish people in the middle of the night. Five incidents. Nine victims. How could members of a Christian tradition known for peace and forgiveness enact...
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Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream

Scotty Mccreery · Zondervan
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

It was just a simple singing competition that would be fun to audition for. Who knew what kind of doors it might open for a sixteen-year-old from Garner, North Carolina. Go Big or Go Home is the story of a kid with country songs in his soul. The special thing with Scotty McCreery, however,...
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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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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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Lost Profiles: Memoirs of Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism

Philippe Soupault · City Lights Publishers
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

Poet Alan Bernheimer provides a long overdue English translation of this French literary classic - Lost Profiles is a retrospective of a crucial period in modernism, written by co-founder of the surrealist movement. Opening with a reminiscence of the international Dada movement in the late...
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Alligator Candy: A Memoir

David Kushner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to "Rolling Stone, " "The New Yorker, " "Vanity Fair, " and other premier magazines, "Alligator Candy "is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love....
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Love Warrior: A Memoir

Glennon Doyle Melton · Flatiron Books
Pages: 263
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Newest Oprah Bookclub 2016 SelectionThe highly anticipated new memoir by bestselling author Glennon Doyle Melton tells the story of her journey of self-discovery after the implosion of her marriage.Just when Glennon Doyle Melton was beginning to feel she had it all figured...
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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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Irena's children : the extraordinary story of the woman who saved 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto

Tilar J Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot comes an extraordinary and gripping account of Irena Sendler - the "female Oskar Schindler" - who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II.In...
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Between heaven & the real world : my story

Steven Curtis Chapman · Revell
Pages: 437

"For the first time, Christian music legend Steven Curtis Chapman shares intimate details of his personal journey, his family life, and stories behind some of the most beloved songs of his iconic career, "--NoveList.
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epstein · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 368
Format: eBook

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American government...
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Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir

Molly Brodak · Black Cat
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"Raw, poetic and compulsively readable. In Molly Brodak's dazzling memoir, Bandit, her eye is so honest, I found myself nodding like I was agreeing with her, sometimes cringing at what she sustained, and laughing - often. I can't wait to buy a copy for everyone I know."...
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Don't Tell a Soul

M William Phelps · Pinnacle Books
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

"Phelps is a true-crime veteran." - New York PostCherry Walker was a devoted, trusting, uncommonly innocent young woman who loved caring for a neighbor's little boy. But when she was asked to testify in court against his abusive mother, Cherry never got the chance. She couldn't...
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Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story

Steven Curtis Chapman · Flemming H Revell
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions around the world. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking...
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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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Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

SHERYL SANDBERG · Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times Best SellerFrom Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden...
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I Will Find You: A Reporter Investigates the Life of the Man Who Raped Her

Joanna Connors · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"This is it. My rape. I knew it was coming. Every woman knows. And now here it is. My turn."When Joanna Connors was thirty years old on assignment for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to review a play at a college theater, she was held at knife point and raped by a stranger who had grown...
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Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison

Shaka Senghor · Convergent, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at the University of Michigan, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands.In life, it's not how you start that matters. It's how you finish. Shaka Senghor...
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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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