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Filling Her Shoes

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

• More than 29 million parents are stepparents to their partners’ children; this book is perfect for anyone in a blended family of any kind, whether they’re born to it, marry into it, or are adopted into...


Running on Purpose

by Charles H Moore & Greg Smith

[ need to update with David's very latest version ]

This change-agent memoir is aimed at the ambitious professional drawn to the modern world of business. This principled person wants to lead with vision,...


Expecting Sunshine

by Alexis Marie Chute

• 1/4 (25%) pregnancies end in miscarriage. The World Health Organization estimated that there are approximately 211 million pregnancies every year, which, with the above statistic on miscarriage, would equal...


Not a Perfect Fit

by Jane A. Schmidt

Not a Perfect Fit is a collection of stories that are laugh-out-loud funny one minute and thought-provoking the next. Stories range from Schmidt’s experience living off-grid as the only English woman in an...


Of This Much I'm Sure

by Nadine Kenney Johnstone

At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join...


Raising Royalty

by Carolyn Harris

How royal parents dealt with raising their children over the past thousand years, from keeping Vikings at bay to fending off paparazzi.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are setting trends...


The Chicken Who Saved Us

by Kristin Jarvis Adams

The true story of an autistic boy with a body under siege by mysterious illness, and the chicken who saved his life.

“Heartbreakingly beautiful – the gift of the human animal bond.” – Temple Grandin, Author,...


Jumping Over Shadows

by Annette Gendler

• A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story, this book will appeal to readers of romance and memoir alike. • Jumping Over Shadows is a second-generation Holocaust story, and the Holocaust and its impact continues...


Martin Luther

by Heinz Schilling & Rona Johnston Gordon

No other German has shaped the history of early-modern Europe more than Martin Luther. In this comprehensive and balanced biography we see Luther as a rebel, but not as a lone hero; as a soldier in a mighty...


Jane Crow

by Rosalind Rosenberg

Throughout her prodigious life, activist and lawyer Pauli Murray systematically fought against all arbitrary distinctions in society, channeling her outrage at the discrimination she faced to make America a...


Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem

by George Prochnik

Taking his lead from his subject, Gershom Scholem—the 20th century thinker who cracked open Jewish theology and history with a radical reading of Kabbalah—Prochnik combines biography and memoir to counter...


The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown

by Catherine Burns & Neil Gaiman

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages

Carefully selected...


Captain Fantastic: Elton John's Stellar Trip Through the '70s

by Tom Doyle

Based on rare one-on-one interviews with the flamboyant rock ’n’ roll icon, this is the first book to trace Elton John’s meteoric rise from obscurity to worldwide celebrity in the wildest, weirdest decade...


My Life to Live: How I Became the Queen of Soaps When Men Ruled the Airwaves

by Agnes Nixon & Carol Burnett

From the Emmy-winning creator and writer of All My Children and One Life to Live, a memoir of her trailblazing rise to the top of the television industry, including behind-the-scenes stories from some of the...


Vij: A Chef's One-Way Ticket to Canada with Indian Spices in His Suitcase

by Vikram Vij

Vikram Vij, one of Canada’s great chefs, shares his story of the trials and triumphs in building a world-renowned food empire

 

Fragrant with the smells of cumin, turmeric, fennel, and cloves, Vij reveals...


Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving

by Michelle Stevens

“A riveting memoir that takes readers on a roller coaster ride from the depths of hell to triumphant success.”—Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called It

Michelle Stevens has a photo of the exact moment...


Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

by Alyssa Mastromonaco & Lauren Oyler

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this...

Alyssa Mastromonaco worked for Barack Obama...


Last Don Standing

by Larry McShane & Dan Pearson

As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia.

Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey...


Romanian Notebook

by Cyrus Console

A diaristic exploration of procrastination, pregnancy, and art

The day before Cyrus Console and his pregnant wife leave for a monthlong visit to Romania, they receive troubling news—the fetus she’s carrying...


Early Auden, Later Auden

by Edward Mendelson

Presented in one volume for the very first time, and updated with new archival discoveries, Early Auden, Later Auden reintroduces Edward Mendelson’s acclaimed, two-part biography of W. H. Auden (1907–73),...