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Clancys of queens

Tara Clancy · Crown
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Fifth-generation New Yorker, third-generation bartender, and first-generation author Tara Clancy was raised in three wildly divergent homes: a converted boat shed in working class Queens, a geriatric commune of feisty, Brooklyn-born Italians, and a sprawling Hamptons estate she visited...
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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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After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

Jan Gaye · Amistad Pr
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all - and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin...
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My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War

Andrew Carroll · Penguin Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of War Letters, a marvelously vivid and moving account of the American experience in World War I, centered on an intimate portrait of General Pershing, drawing on a rich trove of newly uncovered letters Based on an astonishing collection of letters...
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Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling · Crown Archetype
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey...
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The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army

Robert O'Harrow · Free Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

General Montgomery C. Meigs, who built the Union Army, was judged by Lincoln, Seward, and Stanton to be the indispensable architect of the Union victory. Civil War historian James McPherson calls Meigs "the unsung hero of northern victory."Born to a well to do, connected family...
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Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince

Ben Greenman · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our cultureBen Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to the New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related...
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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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The Lost Girls: The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus

John Glatt · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling crime writer John Glatt tells the true story behind the kidnappings and long-overdue rescue of three women found in a Cleveland basement.The Lost Girls tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were kidnapped, imprisoned,...
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times BestsellerOne of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True...
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From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Caitlin Doughty · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with "dignity."Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Here to Eternity is an immersive...
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Walking with Abel: Journeys with the Nomads of the African Savannah

Anna Badkhen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Named a Top Summer Reading Pick by the Los Angeles Times, Playboy, Esquire, Christian Science Monitor, Vol 1. Brooklyn, BBC.com, and Mental FlossAn intrepid journalist joins the planet's largest group of nomads on an annual migration that, like them, has endured for centuries. Anna...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 397
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) , and "masterful" (BOOKLIST ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives,...
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