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Renee Gladman · Wave Books
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

A collection of linked essays concerned with the life and mind of the writer by one of the most original voices in contemporary literature. Each essay takes a day as its point of inquiry, observing the body as it moves through time, architecture, and space, gradually demanding a new logic...
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Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner

Mark Ford · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

Because Thomas Hardy is so closely associated with the rural Wessex of his novels, stories, and poems, it is easy to forget that he was, in his own words, half a Londoner. Focusing on the formative five years in his early twenties when Hardy lived in the city, but also on his subsequent...
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Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher

Garret Keizer · Metropolitan Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this powerful, eloquent story of his return to the classroom, a former teacher offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocationPerhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously...
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Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging

Alex Wagner · One World
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An acclaimed journalist travels the globe to solve the mystery of her ancestry, confronting the question at the heart of the American experience of immigration, race, and identity: Who are my people? Alex Wagner has always been fascinated by stories of exile and migration. Her father's...
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The Man Who Walked Backward: An American Dreamer's Search for Meaning in the Great Depression

BEN MONTGOMERY · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Like most Americans at the time, Plennie Wingo was hit hard by the effects of the Great Depression. When the bank foreclosed on his small restaurant in Abilene, he found himself suddenly penniless with nowhere left to turn. After months of struggling to feed his family on wages he earned...
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Estranged: Leaving Family and Finding Home

JESSICA BERGER GROSS · Scribner
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, haunting memoir about one woman's childhood of abuse and her harrowing decision to leave it all behind that redefines our understanding of estrangement and the ability to triumph over adversity.To outsiders, Jessica Berger Gross's childhood - growing up in a "nice"...
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First Ladies: Presidential Historians on the Lives of 45 Iconic American Women

Susan Swain · PublicAffairs
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

A look inside the personal life of every first lady in American history, based on original interviews with major historians for C-SPAN's yearlong history series, First Ladies: Influence and Image. This book provides an up-close historical look at these fascinating women who survived...
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Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows

Harvey Kubernik · Backbeat Books
Format: Hardcover

No other contemporary songwriter has created a body of work of such consistent quality, and such singular emotional and intellectual brilliance, as Leonard Cohen. His smoke-black vocal style navigates the most sophisticated and arresting of melodies in songs infused with romance, innuendo,...
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Sixty: A Diary of My Sixty-First Year: The Beginning of the End, or the End of the Beginning?

Ian Brown · The Experiment
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

From a multiple-award-winning author and journalist, a dispatch - at once funny, serious, informative, wistful, and hopeful - from the line between middle-aged and soon-to-be elderly "This is the thing, you see: I am on my way to being an old man. But at sixty, I am still the youngest...
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Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More?Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist

Karen Swallow Prior · Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover

With a foreword by Eric Metaxas, best-selling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace. The enthralling biography of the woman writer who helped end the slave trade, changed Britains upper classes, and taught a nation how to read. The history-changing reforms of Hannah More affected every...
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The Words and Music of James Taylor

James E Perone · Praeger
Pages: 150
Format: Hardcover

A valuable resource for James Taylor fans and a fascinating read for anyone interested in autobiographical popular music of the past 50 years.* Pairs critical analysis of every significant composition and recording by James Taylor with historical perspective on the events of his 50-year...
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Change of Seasons: A Memoir

John Oates · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock 'n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never...
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R. B. Kitaj: Confessions of an Old Jewish Painter. Autobiography

R B Kitaj · Schirmer Mosel
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007) is one of the most intriguing 20th century artists. Born into a Russo-Jewish family near Cleveland, Ohio, 17-year old Kitaj spent 5 years at sea aboard a Norwegian freighter. He went on to study art in New York and Vienna. A Royal College of Art stipend made him move...
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Hit the Target: Eight Men who Led The Eighth Air Force to Victory over the Luftwaffe

Bill Yenne · NAL
Format: Hardcover

From Bill Yenne, author of the military histories Big Week and Aces High, comes the stirring true story of the Eighth Air Force in World War II.Less than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. Army formed its first air force designated to operate overseas, the Eighth. Within...
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