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My Glory Was I Had Such Friends: A Memoir

AMY SILVERSTEIN · Harper Wave
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this moving memoir about the power of friendship and the resilience of the human spirit, Amy Silverstein tells the story of the extraordinary group of women who supported her as she waited on the precipice for a life-saving heart transplant.Nearly twenty-six years after receiving her first...
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Higher Is Waiting

Tyler Perry · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An intimate book of inspiration by the one and only Tyler Perry - actor, producer, director, philanthropist, and the creator of Madea Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher...
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Warrior Pups: True Stories of America's K9 Heroes

Jeff Kamen · Lyons Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photos throughout, Warrior Pups takes you behind-the-scenes into the lives of the fiercely dedicated military men and women and their civilian supporters who make the US Military Working Dog program the success that it is. It has been estimated that...
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To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

MADELEINE BLAIS · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais's in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack -- it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof leaked,...
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He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself

Adam Price · Sterling
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Clinical psychologist Price offers one of the most significant books of the year in this new look at an old problem - the underperforming teenage boy ... Price's book brings an important voice to a much needed conversation." - Library Journal (Starred review) On the surface,...
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Real American: A Memoir

JULIE LYTHCOTT-HAIMS · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A fearless debut memoir in which beloved and bestselling How to Raise an Adult author Julie Lythcott-Haims pulls no punches in her recollections of growing up a biracial black woman in America.Bringing a poetic sensibility to her prose to stunning effect, Lythcott-Haims briskly and stirringly...
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100 Greatest Video Game Characters

Jaime Banks · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

Though in existence for only a few decades, video games are now firmly established in mainstream culture all around the planet. Every year new games are produced, and every year new favorites emerge. But certain characters have become so iconic that they withstand both time and the shifting...
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Introduction to Islam

Tariq Ramadan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Whether the issue is violence, terrorism, women's rights, or slavery, Muslims today are expected to provide answers and to justify what Islam is-or is not. But little opportunity exists, either in the media or in society as a whole, to describe Islam. In simple, direct language, An Introduction...
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A Secret Sisterhood: The Literary Friendships of Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Virginia Woolf

EMILY MIDORIKAWA · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Male literary friendships are the stuff of legend; think Byron and Shelley, Fitzgerald and Hemingway. But the world's best-loved female authors are usually mythologized as solitary eccentrics or isolated geniuses. Coauthors and real-life friends Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney...
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How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation

N J Enfield · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An expert guide to how conversation works, from how we know when to speak to why huh is a universal wordWe all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these "bad words" are fundamental...
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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas · Dey Street Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"The coolest class on campus" - The New York TimesWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous...
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Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs

RACHEL JEFFS · Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this searing memoir of survival in the spirit of Stolen Innocence, the daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the FLDS Church, takes you deep inside the secretive polygamist Mormon fundamentalist cult run by her family and how she escaped it.Born into the Fundamentalist...
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Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter

SCOTT ADAMS · Portfolio
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of Dilbert, an unflinching look at the strategies Donald Trump used to persuade voters to elect the most unconventional candidate in the history of the presidency, and how anyone can learn his methods for succeeding against long odds. Scott Adams - a trained hypnotist...
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Prairie Fires: The Life and Times of Laura Ingalls Wilder

CAROLINE FRASER · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie book seriesMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls -- the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great...
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Total Cat Mojo: The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat

JACKSON GALAXY · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior.Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease...
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Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News

KEVIN YOUNG · Graywolf Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Has the hoax now moved from the sideshow to take the center stage of American culture?Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue's gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers -- from the humbug of P. T. Barnum and Edgar Allan Poe to the unrepentant bunk...
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Supernormal: The Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience

Meg Jay · Twelve
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Clinical psychologist and author of The Defining Decade, Dr. Meg Jay reveals the world of the "supernormal": those who soar to unexpected heights after childhood adversity.Whether it is bullying, the loss of a parent to divorce or death, an alcoholic or mentally ill family member,...
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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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There's No Such Thing as Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom's Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids

Linda Keson McGurk · Touchstone
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this lively, insightful memoir about a mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American children.When Swedish-born Linda...
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Pretty Sick: The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer

CAITLIN M KIERNAN · Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A veteran beauty industry insider presents the ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment
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