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Where the Past Begins: A Writer's Memoir

AMY TAN · Ecco
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

FROM NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AMY TAN, A MEMOIR ON HER LIFE AS A WRITER, HER CHILDHOOD, AND THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FICTION AND EMOTIONAL MEMORYIn Where the Past Begins, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan is at her most intimate...
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Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues: Incredible True Tales of Mischief and Mayhem

Paul Martin · Prometheus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying.Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heard of this disreputable cast of characters:...
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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Martin Dugard · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history's greatest adventures - and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown:...
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You Must Remember This: Life and Style in Hollywood's Golden Age

Robert J. Wagner · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

The legendary actor and bestselling author of Pieces of My Heart offers a nostalgic look at Hollywood's golden ageFor millions of movie lovers, no era in the history of Hollywood is more beloved than the period from the 1930s through the 1950s, the golden age of the studio system. Not only...
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Quilting with a Modern Slant: People, Patterns, and Techniques Inspiring the Modern Quilt Community

Rachel May · Workman Pub Co
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Modern quilting allows artists the freedom to play with traditions and take liberties with fabrics, patterns, colors, stitching, and the ways in which they all connect. In Quilting with a Modern Slant, Rachel May introduces you to more than 70 modern quilters who have developed their own styles,...
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Wolf boys : the true story of american teenagers and mexicos most dangerous drug cartel

Dan Slater · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The story of two American teens recruited as killers for a Mexican cartel, and their pursuit by a Mexican-American detective who realizes the War on Drugs is unwinnable.What's it like to be an employee of a global drug-trafficking organization? And how does a fifteen-year-old American boy go from...
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Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961

Nicholas Reynolds · William Morrow
Pages: 357
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A "riveting"* international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent code-named "Argo" -- that fueled his art and his undoing.In 2010, while...
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Summer at Tiffany

Marjorie Hart · William Morrow; 1 edition
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

“Hart has a genuine gift for conveying the texture of midcentury Manhattan…. [She makes] the dilemmas of her own young life both compelling and contemporary.”—USA Today “[A] glorious once upon a time fairytale come true….I loved every moment!”  —Adriana...
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I Must Say: My Life As a Humble Comedy Legend

Martin Short · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In this engagingly witty, wise, and heartfelt memoir, Martin Short tells the tale of how a showbiz-obsessed kid from Canada transformed himself into one of Hollywood's favorite funnymen, known to his famous peers as the "comedian's comedian."Martin Short takes you on a rich, hilarious,...
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7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin

James Sullivan · Da Capo Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In Seven Dirty Words, journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. A critical biography, Seven Dirty Words is an insightful...
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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Sherman Alexie · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times BestsellerOne of the most anticipated books of 2017--Entertainment Weekly and Bustle A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True...
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My Father Before Me: A Memoir

Chris Forhan · Scribner
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

An award-winning poet offers a multi-generational portrait of an American family - weaving together the lives of his ancestors, his parents, and his own coming of age in the 60s and 70s in the wake of his father's suicide, in this superbly written, "fiercely honest" (Nick Flynn)...
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The Boy Detective: A New York Childhood

Roger Rosenblatt · Ecco
Format: Hardcover

The Washington Post hailed Roger Rosenblatt's Making Toast as "a textbook on what constitutes perfect writing," and People lauded Kayak Morning as "intimate, expansive and profoundly moving." Classic tales of love and grief, the New York Times bestselling memoirs...
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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Martin Dugard · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of historys most famous explorerswith infusions of insight and enthusiasm Publishers Weekly, starred review. In 1856, two intrepid adventurers,...
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