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A Mill Behind Every Stump

by Marianne Van Osch

The story of one family's settlement in the Cariboo and the culture of early sawmills that developed around them.

In 1922, the Judson family arrived in the Cariboo by covered wagon. The stories of their life...


Days On the Road

by Sarah Raymond Herndon

Days on the Road is a trail journal detailing a family's trek west across the Great Plains during the waning days of the Civil War. The colorful travelogue, written on the famed Oregon Trail, is both an important...


The Life of John Wesley Hardin

by John Wesley Hardin

John Wesley Hardin was the only Wild West outlaw to write his autobiography. This new 2018 edition of his prison-penned memoirs includes an introduction and footnotes by author and translator Damian Stevenson...


Black Sunset

by Clancy Sigal

For me it begins in such an ordinary way ... with a gorilla, a blonde, and a gun ...

Mid- 20th century Hollywood; 'Raymond Chandler's LA before Pilates and cell phones'. Clancy Sigal (who would later be the inspiration...


Tides

by Nick Bullock

Nick Bullock is a climber who lives in a small green van, flitting between Llanberis, Wales, and Chamonix in the French Alps. Tides, Nick’s second book, is the much-anticipated follow-up to his critically...


The Winning Formula

by David Coulthard

Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she met Ash Hussain. Ten years older, he promised to take care of her. Sammy thought she was in love, but in reality she was being groomed by a ringleader of Britain's most notorious...


The Mountains are Calling

by Jonny Muir

The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny...


Cicely Saunders

by David Clark

Born at the end of World War One into a prosperous London family, Cicely Saunders struggled at school before gaining entry to Oxford University to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As World War Two gained...


Dear Jack

by Barbara Bates Conroy & Jackson Scott Conroy

“Dear Jack,” Barbara writes to her son. Through these letters and raw prose sections relating to them, she recounts the past and explores questions of motherhood, responsibility, guilt, and spirituality....


Two Breaths, One Step

by Sylvia Verange

  • Events in Malibu, Topanga, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Denver, New York
  • Featured at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Bay Area Book Festival, Brooklyn Book Festival, Tucson Festival of Books, and...

  • Bound by My Choices

    by Keshawn A. Spence

    Young Keshawn’s parents were absent and almost non-existent, but he never let that diminish his dreams, or his tenacity to succeed. Bound by My Choices is an illustrated revelation of his personal stories...


    The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles

    by Françoise Hardy & Jon E. Graham

  • First English translation of French chanteuse and cultural icon Françoise Hardy's compelling autobiography
  • Hardy has a devoted worldwide fanbase
  • Hardy pioneered 1960's Yé Yé Girls — a music phenomenon that...

  • Butterfly

    by Yusra Mardini

    The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning—and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.

    When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she...


    Madame Claude

    by William Stadiem

    The life of Madame Claude, the brilliant and complicated and utterly amoral woman behind the most glamorous and successful escort service in the world.

    In post-WWII Paris, Madame Claude ran the most exclusive...


    Birds of a Feather

    by Lorin Lindner

    The inspiring story of how one woman’s vision helped create a unique healing community

    Lee Woodruff: "This true story will twist your heart like a sponge and renew your faith in the world."

    Vicki Myron: "A heartwarming...


    Robin

    by Dave Itzkoff

    From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

    From his rapid-fire stand-up...


    Walking through Fire

    by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata

    'Words should not seek to please, to hide the wounds in our bodies, or the shameful moments in our lives. They may hurt, give us pain, but they can also provoke us to question what we have accepted for thousands...


    A Daughter of Isis

    by Nawal El Saadawi & Sherif Hetata

    1. Volume one of the autobiography of Nawal El Saadawi, the Arab world's leading feminist.2. Paints a beautifully textured portrait of the childhood that moulded Saadawi into a novelist and fearless campaigner...


    S?seki

    by John Nathan

    Natsume S?seki (1867–1916) was the father of the modern novel in Japan, chronicling the plight of bourgeois characters caught between familiar modes of living and the onslaught of Western values and conventions....


    The Secret Life of Bikers

    by Jerry Langton

    From the bestselling author of The Hard Way Out and for fans of Sons of Anarchy comes a new book that reveals the cold, dark and dirty secrets of the biker underworld

    Hells Angels. Bandidos. Outlaws. Vagos. What...