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What I've Learned from You: The Lessons of Life Taught to a Doctor by His Patients

by Scott Kelly, Paul McCarthy & Karen Minster

What I've Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It takes us on a journey from an inner-city trauma center to the bedside of a dying cancer patient. It explores...


Over the Bridge: An Essay in Autobiography

by Richard Church

Over the Bridge, the first volume of Richard Church's personal essays, originally published in 1955, takes the reader through the poet's Edwardian childhood adventures. With his detailed descriptions and insightful...


From Dunbar to Destiny: One Woman's Journey Through Desegregation and Beyond

by Shirley R. Sprinkles

This book chronicles the life of a black woman who was raised in Tucson, Arizona during the 1940's and early 1950's when public schools, public accommodations, as well as most other public entities, were racially...


Yoga Girl

by Rachel Brathen

By the yoga instructor who inspires more than one million followers on Instagram every day.

Whether she’s practicing handstands on her stand-up paddleboard or teaching Downward-Facing Dog to the masses, Rachel...


What Comes Next and How to Like It: A Memoir

by Abigail Thomas

From the bestselling author of A Three Dog Life, which “shines with honest intelligence” (Elizabeth Gilbert): a fresh, exhilarating, superbly written memoir about aging, family, creativity, tragedy, friendship,...


Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World

by Leigh Ann Henion

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love

“What a cool and fascinating ride. Leigh Ann Henion has tackled one of the great questions of contemporary, intelligent, adventurous...


Off the Radar: A Father's Secret, a Mother's Heroism, and a Son's Quest

by Cyrus Copeland

A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial...


Around the World in 50 Years

by Albert Podell

This is the inspiring story of an ordinary guy who achieved two great goals that others had told him were impossible. First, he set a record for the longest automobile journey ever made around the world, during...


Ariel Sharon

by Uri Dan

In 1954 reporter Uri Dan met a young military commander named Ariel Sharon and followed him closely for more than half a century. Dan became Sharon's trusted advisor and a witness to the defining moments of...


Kerouac

by Ann Charters & Allen Ginsberg

Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising...


All Who Go Do Not Return

by Shulem Deen

A moving and revealing exploration of ultra-Orthodox Judaism and one man's loss of faith

Shulem Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous. As a member of the Skverers, one of the most insular Hasidic...


The Courage To Change

by Angela Mayah Solstice

When I look back on my life I can see how I have always been trying to change it. I've always tried to do the right thing but always seemed to find myself in a place of emergency, chaos, and heartbreak. Life...


Porkers: The gripping story of the Cora Lynn Ripper and the ones that didn't get away

by Warwick Broadhurst

THERE ARE DAYS when a pig hunt can resemble a clash between Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote: "I suddenly realized that I wasn't alone! ... it had gone black, and an animal raced up the tunnel towards me ..." "I...


Going to Blazes: Further Tales of a Country Fireman

by Malcolm Castle

The third volume of tales about a country fireman from Shropshire, by the author of ALL FIRED UP and GREAT BALES OF FIRE.


Gathering Carrageen

by Monica Connell

As a child, growing up in Belfast in the 1950’s, Monica Connell spent the summer holidays in Donegal.  In the 1990’s, by now an anthropologist and author, she returned to Donegal with her husband.  Gathering...


Leap

by Terry Tempest Williams

With Leap, Terry Tempest Williams, award-winning author of Refuge, offers a sustained meditation on passion, faith, and creativity-based upon her transcendental encounter with Hieronymus Bosch's medieval...


You Have to Stand for Something, Or You'll Fall for Anything

by Star Jones

Smart, funny, provocative--she writes it like she talks it on The View!

Strongly held beliefs, a wicked sense of humor, and take-no-prisoners opinions--her many fans have come to expect all this and more from...


The Wild Oats Project

by Robin Rinaldi

What if for just one year you let desire call the shots?

The project was simple: Robin Rinaldi, a successful magazine journalist, would move into a San Francisco apartment, join a dating site, and get laid. Never...


Born to Drum

by Tony Barrell

The pulse of rock 'n' roll—the drummer—finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the culture and history of drumming

Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding...


Tell the Truth Until They Bleed

by Josh Alan Friedman & Wyatt Doyle

"Josh Alan Friedman has chops like a wolf. The French had a phrase for his tropism for the seedy, the gutter, the outcasts: nostalgie de la boue. This book deserves wide attention." --Jerry Wexler, co-founder...