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Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship

Michelle Kuo · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of race, inequality, and the power of literature told through the life-changing friendship between an idealistic young teacher and her gifted student, jailed for murder in the Mississippi Delta Recently graduated from Harvard University, Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena,...
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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal

Jen Waite · Plume
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

What do you do when you discover that the person you've built your life around never existed? When "it could never happen to me" does happen to you? These are the questions facing Jen Waite when she begins to realize that her loving husband - the father of her infant daughter,...
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Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth

David Gessner · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate Frisbee. Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, David Gessner devoted his twenties to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for countless...
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Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty

Jon Kukla · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

This authoritative biography of Patrick Henry - the underappreciated founding father best known for saying, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" - restores him and his fellow Virginians to their seminal place in the story of American independence.Born in 1736, Patrick Henry was an attorney...
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Billy Joel: America's Piano Man

Joshua S. Duchan · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Despite his tremendous success, Billy Joel's gifts as a composer and commentator on American life are long overdue for a thorough investigation. In Billy Joel: America's Piano Man, music historian Joshua S. Duchan looks at the career and music of this remarkable singer-songwriter,...
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I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

KEVIN HART · 37 INK
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival,...
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Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Inara Verzemnieks · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A haunting, luminous reckoning with exile and loss.Raised by her Latvian grandparents in Washington State, Inara Verzemnieks grew up among expatriates, scattering smuggled Latvian sand over the coffins of the dead, singing folk songs with other children about a land none of them had visited....
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But Seriously

John McEnroe · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one...
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Henry David Thoreau: A Life

Laura Dassow Walls · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

"Walden. Yesterday I came here to live." That entry from the journal of Henry David Thoreau, and the intellectual journey it began, would by themselves be enough to place Thoreau in the American pantheon. His attempt to "live deliberately" in a small woods at the edge...
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In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, a Father, a Cult

Rebecca Stott · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

A father-daughter story that tells of the author's experience growing up in a fundamentalist, separatist Christian cult, from the author of the national bestseller Ghostwalk Rebecca Stott both adored and feared her father, Roger Stott, a high-ranking minister in the Brighton, England,...
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