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Apocalypse Child: A Life in End Times

Flor Edwards · Turner
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

For the first thirteen years of her life, Flor Edwards grew up in the Children of God. The group's nomadic existence was based on the belief that, as God's chosen people, they would be saved in the impending apocalypse that would envelop the rest of the world in 1993. Flor would...
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Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer

M WILLIAM PHELPS · Kensington
Pages: 353
Format: Hardcover

"Anyone can become a killer under the right circumstances - even you."

For the first time, award-winning investigative journalist M. William Phelps reveals the identity of "Raven," the serial killer who co-starred with him on Dark Minds...
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Two Lives

Reeve Lindbergh · Brigantine Media
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback

"It seems to me now that fame, like disease or war, is the enemy of normal human life." Reeve Lindbergh is the youngest daughter of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, two of the most famous people of the twentieth century, who, ironically, both intensely cherished privacy....
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What About the Rest of Your Life

Sung Yim · Perfect Day
Pages: 195
Format: Paperback

"In their soaring and urgent debut memoir, Sung Yim captures a sleepy sad slice of Americana recognizable to anyone who's driven past a strip mall at midnight. Equal parts grim and buoyant, here is an intimate portrait of trauma, family, addiction, and body. What About the Rest...
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Should Auld Acquaintance: Discovering the Woman Behind Robert Burns

MELANIE MURRAY · Nightwood
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Robert Burns' "Belle of Mauchline" is given a voice in this lyrical and intimate depiction of the life of Jean Armour, known simply as the wife of the infamous poet and mother of nine of his children. Melanie Murray's biographical Should Auld Acquaintance reveals the historical...
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Around the World in 60 Seconds: The Nas Daily Journey?1,000 Days. 64 Countries. 1 Beautiful Planet.

Nuseir Yassin · HarperOne
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

60 seconds.

That's how long it takes to dispel stereotypes in Mexico. Throw a house party for strangers in Israel. Change perspectives in Nebraska. Make friends in Japan. And connect millions of people all over the world.

In 2016, Nuseir Yassin quit his job to travel for 1,000...

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The Book of Rosy: A Mother's Story of Separation at the Border

Rosayra Pablo Cruz · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

When Rosayra "Rosy" Pablo Cruz made the agonizing decision to seek asylum in the United States with two of her children, she knew the journey would be arduous, dangerous, and quite possibly deadly. But she had no choice: violence - from gangs, from crime, from spiraling chaos...
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My Own Devices: True Stories from the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love

Dessa · Dutton
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Incredible gravitas and presence and humanity. There's just so much intelligence to everything she does." - NPR, All Songs Considered

Dessa defies category--she is an intellectual with an international rap career and an inhaler in her backpack; a creative writer...
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Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

Rebekah Taussig · HarperOne
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A memoir-in-essays from disability advocate and creator of the Instagram account @sittingpretty Rebekah Taussig, processing a lifetime of memories to paint a beautiful, nuanced portrait of a body that looks and moves differently than most.Growing up as a paralyzed girl during the 90s and early...
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Miss Aluminum: A Memoir

Susanna Moore · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and refreshing memoir of Hollywood in the 1970sIn 1963 after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old Susanna Moore leaves her home in Hawai'i with no money, no belongings, and no prospects to live with her Irish grandmother in Philadelphia. She soon receives four trunks...
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