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A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

John Aldridge · Weinstein Books
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing adventure-at-sea memoir recounting the 2013 search-and-rescue mission for lost Montauk fisherman John Aldridge - first a New York Times Magazine feature story, now in priority development as a major motion picture from The Weinstein Company."A Speck in the Sea is a terrific...
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To the New Owners: A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

Madeleine Blais · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais's in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha's Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. A little more than two miles down a poorly marked one-lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack -- it had no electricity or modern plumbing, the roof...
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Rants from the Hill: On Packrats, Bobcats, Wildfires, Curmudgeons, a Drunken Mary Kay Lady, and Other Encounters with the Wild in the High Desert

MICHAEL P BRANCH · Roost Books
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

"If Thoreau drank more whiskey and lived in the desert, he'd write like this." - High Country News Welcome to the land of wildfire, hypothermia, desiccation, and rattlers. The stark and inhospitable high-elevation landscape of Nevada's Great Basin Desert may not be an obvious...
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Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness

Heather Chaplin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In this page-turning memoir, a woman tries to reinvent her life after divorce and discovers that sometimes finding yourself is not all it's cracked up to be.Trapped in a dissatisfying marriage for nearly a decade, New York journalist Heather Chaplin finally summons the courage to leave....
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Going Deep: John Philip Holland and the Invention of the Attack Submarine

Lawrence Goldstone · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The controversial history of the attack submarine -- and the story of its colorful creator, John Philip Holland -- that reveals how this imaginative invention changed the face of modern warfare. From Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea to The Hunt for Red October, readers the world over...
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Alone on the Wall

Alex Honnold · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure...
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Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago

Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

An Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled to scrape together a living on her primitive family farm outside Chicago, Sabella Nitti was arrested in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced...
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The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss

Sandra Marinella · New World Library
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

A practical and inspiring guide to transformational personal storytelling, The Story You Need to Tell is the product of Sandra Marinella's pioneering work with veterans and cancer patients, her years of teaching writing, and her research into its profound healing properties. Riveting...
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The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness

Paula Poundstone · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A remarkable journey. I laughed. I cried. I got another cat." - Lily Tomlin "Paula Poundstone is the funniest human being I have ever known." - Peter Sagal, host of Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and author of The Book of Vice "Is there a secret to happiness?"...
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The Joy Plan: How I Took 30 Days to Stop Worrying, Quit Complaining, and Find Ridiculous Happiness

Kaia Roman · Sourcebooks
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when her biggest plan, the business she cofounded, collapsed, Kaia found herself crushed by depression. And what felt even worse was that, with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn't...
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