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Riding with Ghosts

by Gwen Maka

Frank and often outrageous, this is an account of a 40-something Englishwoman's epic 4,000 mile cycle ride from Seattle to Mexico, via the snow-covered Rockies, mostly alone and camping in the wild. She runs...


Frigid Women

by Victoria Riches, Sue Riches & Dawn French

"Men like to conquer, fight, or subdue the Arctic, while we had a different attitude. We felt that we had to go along with what we were faced with. . . . We tried to have the Arctic on our side instead of confronting...


War Behind the Wire: Australian Prisoners of War

by Michael Caulfield

Michael Caulfield presents accounts of Australian prisoners of war, capturing the Aussie spirit that manages to endure through all.


My Boring-Ass Life (Revised Edition): The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith

by Kevin Smith

NOW UPDATED WITH THE ‘INS AND OUTS’ OF MAKING ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! 

Anything but boring, Kevin Smith shares his x-rated thoughts in his diary, telling all in his usual candid,...


Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock

by Vere Chappell & Mary K. Greer

Sex, Magick, Aleister Crowley, Orgasms, Erotic Dances, Angelic Beings, Revolutionary Activism, Liberation, Persecution, Defiance, and Suicide.

Persecuted by Anthony Comstock and his Society for the Suppression...


Kafka Was the Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir

by Anatole Broyard

What Hemingway's A Moveable Feast did for Paris in the 1920s, this charming yet undeceivable memoir does for Greenwich Village in the late 1940s. In 1946, Anatole Broyard was a dapper, earnest, fledgling avant-gardist,...


Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

by Kristen E. Gwinn

Emily Greene Balch was an important Progressive Era reformer and advocate for world peace whose opposition to WWI resulted with the board of trustees at Wellesley College refusing to renew her contract as a...


As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto

by Joan Reardon

This dishy and delightful, never-before-published correspondence between America's queen of food, Julia Child, and her confidante and mentor Avis DeVoto, shows not only the blossoming of a lifelong friendship,...


Snake-Bitten: Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park

by Nancy Cushing & Kevin Markwell

Based on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in...


Marie-Therese, Child of Terror: The Fate of Marie Antoinette's Daughter

by Susan Nagel

The first major biography of one of France's most mysterious women-Marie Antoinette's only child to survive the revolution.


A Rope and a Prayer: The Story of a Kidnapping

by David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill

The compelling and insightful account of a New York Times reporter's abduction by the Taliban, and his wife's struggle to free him.

In November 2008, David Rohde, a Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The...


Leonard Bernstein

by Burton Bernstein & Barbara Haws

One of the most gifted, celebrated, scrutinized, and criticized musicians in the second half of the twentieth century, Leonard Bernstein made his legendary conducting debut at the New York Philharmonic in 1943,...


My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music

by Anne Midgette & Leon Fleisher

The stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of triumph over crippling incapacity that rivals Shine.

The pianist Leon  Fleisher—whose student–teacher lineage...


Desert Queen

by Janet Wallach

Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and...


Sketches In Pen And Ink

by Vanessa Bell

Vanessa Bell, artist, sister of Virginia Woolf, wife of Clive Bell and lover of Duncan Grant, is one of the most fascinating and modern figures of the Bloomsbury set, but unlike most of them she rarely put pen...


Mr Nice & Mrs Marks

by Judy Marks

'I have long wanted to write a book about my life and the extraordinary years I spent with my husband Howard Marks. I feel now is the time. I want to write it from a woman's perspective and describe what it...


Gwen Raverat

by Frances Spalding

'The best of these Darwins is that they are cut out of rock - three taps is enough to convince one how immense is their solidarity.' So wrote Virginia Woolf affectionately of Gwen Raverat, the granddaughter...


Journal of an Ordinary Grief

by Mahmoud Darwish & Ibrahim Muhawi

"Every beautiful poem is an act of resistance," asserts Darwish. Both voice of the Palestinian people and one of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Mahmoud Darwish also wrote several remarkable volumes...


A Living Man from Africa: Jan Tzatzoe, Xhosa Chief and Missionary, and the Making of Nineteenth-Century South Africa

by Roger S. Levine

Born into a Xhosa royal family around 1792 in South Africa, Jan Tzatzoe was destined to live in an era of profound change—one that witnessed the arrival and entrenchment of European colonialism. As a missionary,...


Sailing the Dream: The Amazing True Story of the Teen Who Sailed Solo Around the World

by Mike Perham

Three thousand people have climbed Everest; four hundred and fifty have traveled into space. Only two hundred fifty have sailed round the world alone. The youngest of these was a teenager. When he set out on...