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The last love song : a biography of Joan Didion

Tracy Daugherty · St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Pages: 728
Format: Print book

"In The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty, the critically acclaimed author of Hiding Man (a New Yorker and New York Times Notable book) and Just One Catch, delves deep into the life of distinguished American author and journalist Joan Didion in this, the first printed biography published...
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Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventure of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary Physician Who Helped Conquer the Worst Disease in History

Larry Brilliant · Harper One
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The unforgettable, entertaining, and inspiring memoir of the activist, teacher, entrepreneur, and spiritual leader that illuminates some of the most revolutionary events of a generation, many of the legendary people who defined it, and a towering figure at the center of it.Larry Brilliant's...
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The Rose Hotel: A Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to America

Rahimeh Andalibian · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

A country in chaos, a clash of civilizations, and a family torn asunder. In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes a rape, solved by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. She takes us first into her familys...
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Mississippi Sissy

Kevin Sessums · Picador
Pages: 305
Format: Paperback

Mississippi Sissy is the stunning memoir from Kevin Sessums, a celebrity journalist who grew up scaring other children, hiding terrible secrets, pretending to be Arlene Frances and running wild in the South.As he grew up in Forest, Mississippi, befriended by the family maid, Mattie May,...
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American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Jeffrey Toobin · Doubleday
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress...
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The Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital

Alexandra Robbins · Workman Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Nursing is more than a career; it is a calling, and one of the most important, fascinating, and dangerous professions in the world. As the frontline responders battling traumas, illnesses, and aggression from surprising sources, nurses are remarkable. Yet contemporary literature largely...
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Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen · Simon & Schuster Audio
Format: Audiobook

"Writing about yourself is a funny business ... But in a project like this, the writer has made one promise, to show the reader his mind. In these pages, I've tried to do this." - Bruce Springsteen, from the pages of Born to Run In 2009, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...
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The Art of Neil Gaiman

Hayley Campbell · Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers.Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular...
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On My Own

Diane Rehm · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson's) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him. With John gone, Diane was indeed "on her own," coping with...
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The six : the lives of the Mitford sisters

Laura Thompson · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The eldest was a razor-sharp novelist of upper-class manners; the second was loved by John Betjeman; the third was a fascist who married Oswald Mosley; the fourth idolized Hitler and shot herself in the head when Britain declared war on Germany; the fifth was a member of the American Communist...
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The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's 81 Days of Captivity in Syria -- A Story of Survival

JONATHAN ALPEYRIE · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013.Capturing history was Jonathan...
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The Complete Francis of Assisi: His Life, The Complete Writings, and The Little Flowers

Jon M. Sweeney · Paraclete Press
Format: Print book

There are many editions of the writings of St. Francis, and biographies about him, but here in one volume are both, plus the complete text of the late medieval work, The Little Flowers, which did more to establish the legend of the man than any other work. This "Paraclete Giants"...
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Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell

DAVID YAFFE · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An intimate new biography of Joni Mitchell, one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth centuryJoni Mitchell is a cultural touchstone for generations of Americans. In her heyday she released ten experimental, challenging, and revealing albums; her lyrics captivated people with the beauty...
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MacArthur at War: World War II in the Pacific

Walter R Borneman · Little
Pages: 594
Format: Print book

The definitive account of General Douglas MacArthur's rise during World War II, from the author of the bestseller The Admirals.World War II changed the course of history. Douglas MacArthur changed the course of World War II. MACARTHUR AT WAR will go deeper into this transformative period...
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Look Alive Out There: Essays

Sloane Crosley · MCD
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Sloane Crosley does the impossible. She stays consistently funny and delivers a book that is alive and jumping." -- Steve Martin From the New York Times-bestselling author Sloane Crosley comes Look Alive Out There -- a brand-new collection of essays filled with her trademark...
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