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Belle: The Slave Daughter and the Lord Chief Justice

Paula Byrne · Harper Perennial
Format: Book

From acclaimed biographer Paula Byrne, the sensational true tale that inspired the major motion picture Belle (May 2014) starring Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Emily Watson, Penelope Wilton, and Matthew Goode—a stunning story of the first mixed-race girl introduced...
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Rendezvous with Death: The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight For France and For Civilization

David Hanna · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

They volunteered for the French, but they were fighting for the future of civilization.Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. Historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet,...
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The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education

Peter Coyote · Counterpoint LLC
Format: Hardcover

"The rainman gave me two curesAnd he said, 'Just jump right in.'The one was Texas MedicineAnd the other was railroad gin.And like a fool I mixed themAnd they strangled up my mindNow people just get uglierAnd I have no sense of time." --Bob Dylan, "Stuck Inside of Mobile...
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Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon

Kelley French · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A micro-preemie fights for survival in this extraordinary and gorgeously told memoir by her parents, both award-winning journalists. Juniper French was born four months early, at 23 weeks gestation. She weighed 1 pound, 4 ounces, and her twiggy body was the length of a Barbie doll. Her head...
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Trying to Float: Coming of Age in the Chelsea Hotel

Nicolaia Rips · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"Hysterically droll, touching, elegant, and wise - a coming-of-age story from someone who possibly came of age before her parents" (Patricia Marx, New Yorker writer and bestselling author) , Trying to Float is a seventeen-year-old's darkly funny, big-hearted memoir about growing...
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The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes

Anthony Sadler · PublicAffairs
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On August 21, 2015, Ayoub al-Khazzani boarded the 15:17 train in Brussels, bound for Paris. Khazzani's mission was clear: he had an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and enough ammunition to obliterate every passenger on the crowded train. Slipping into the bathroom in secret, he armed...
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Mid-Life Ex-Wife: A Diary of Divorce, Online Dating, and Second Chances

STELLA GREY · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Nora Ephron meets Bridget Jones's Diary in Guardian columnist Stella Grey's heartrendingly honest, witty memoir about her online odyssey to find real love in a virtual world. "The literary equivalent of the When Harry Met Sally line, 'tell me I'll never be out there...
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The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story

Farida Khalaf · Atria Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors.In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with...
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Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live

Peter Orner · Catapult
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

Peter Orner reads and writes wherever he finds himself - in a hospital cafeteria, a canoe in northern Minnesota, the Las Vegas Cafe in Albania, or on a bus in Haiti. Stories have always been his lifeblood, as they are the only way he has been able to make sense of a chaotic life. His father's...
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The Telling

Zoe Zolbrod · Curbside Splendor Pub
Pages: 300
Format: Print book

"Zolbrod shows great courage as she tries to answer difficult and troubling questions about herself and her family, a powerfully rendered struggle that will strike a chord with abuse survivors and their loved ones." - Publishers Weekly"Evocative, fiercely intelligent, and beautifully...
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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

John Stubbs · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver's Travels, by a "vivid, ardent, and engaging" author (New York Times Book Review) .Jonathan Swift's world-famous books -- from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal -- are unparalleled in their piercing critique...
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I Me Mine: The Extended Edition

George Harrison · Genesis Publications
Pages: 569
Format: Hardcover

Cherished by fans and collectors, I Me Mine is the closest we will ever come to George Harrison's autobiography. This new edition has been significantly developed since the 1980 original; now printed in color, and with previously unseen archive material, the book covers the full span of George...
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Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life

Louis Zamperini · Dey Street Books
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleLouis Zamperini, the author of this book, died in July at the age of 97, but he will likely be remembered forever both as a World War II hero and as the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's award-winning bestseller Unbroken. In this extraordinary posthumously published...
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