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True Crimes: A Family Album

by Kathryn Harrison

From acclaimed literary talent and New York Times bestselling author Kathryn Harrison comes a collection of provocative and illuminating essays. In True Crimes, conventional ideas of love, loss, forgiveness,...


On Being Raped

by R.M. Douglas

A personal and moral inquiry into the crime we do our best to ignore: the rape of adult men

When Raymond M. Douglas was an eighteen-year-old living in Europe, he was brutally raped by a Catholic priest. He eventually...


Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

by James McBride

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding...


A Love Letter to Texas Women

by Sarah Bird

"Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend."-Boston GlobeWhat is it that distinguishes Texas women-the famous Yellow Rose...


All Tomorrow's Parties: A Memoir

by Rob Spillman

Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians,...


Sex in the Museum

by Sarah Forbes

Sarah Forbes was in graduate school when she stumbled upon a museum dedicated to . . . sex. The anthropology student hesitated when her boyfriend suggested she apply for a job, but apply she did, and it wasn’t...


Game 7, 1986

by Ron Darling & Daniel Paisner

Every little kid who's ever taken the mound in Little League dreams of someday getting the ball for Game Seven of the World Series. Ron Darling got to live that dream - only it didn't go exactly as planned....


Consequence

by Eric Fair

A man questions everything--his faith, his morality, his country--as he recounts his experience as an interrogator in Iraq; an unprecedented memoir and "an act of incredible bravery" (Phil Klay)

"I tell Karin...


Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

by Nathalia Holt

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.

In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot...


Agnostic: A Spirited Manifesto

by Lesley Hazleton

A widely admired writer on religion celebrates agnosticism as the most vibrant, engaging—and ultimately the most honest—stance toward the mysteries of existence.

One in four Americans reject any affiliation...


Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

by Lesley Stahl

From one of the country’s most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman’s life.

 

After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s most vivid and transformative experience...


Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope against All Odds

by Craig Keener & Médine Moussounga Keener

A gripping, true story of love beating impossible odds! White scholar Craig Keener first met Médine, a well-educated African woman, through a campus ministry. Their path from friendship to love takes you on...


The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir

by Karen Elizabeth Lee

She wasn't glad he died but she was glad he was gone. Karen, a highly educated professional woman, is determined to find her own life after a struggle that began with her abusive husband's last gift to her:...


Lily Was the Valley: Undone by Adoption

by Dann Robert Johnson

Difficulty unlooked for. Loss unforeseen. Hope forever.

They’d never heard about the darker sides of adoption. Never counted on illness. Or loss. As for Dann, his head had always ruled his heart. Now Lily...


Security Mom: An Unclassified Guide to Protecting Our Homeland and Your Home

by Juliette Kayyem

It’s time to put the “home” back into our homeland. Part prescription and part memoir, this exceptional view of America’s security concerns by a leading government Homeland Security advisor, Pulitzer...


The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

by Laura Tillman

In Cold Blood meets Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family: A harrowing, profoundly personal investigation of the causes, effects, and communal toll of a deeply troubling crime—the brutal murder of three...


The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

by Steve Case

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER

One of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs—a pioneer who made the Internet part of everyday life and orchestrated the largest merger in the history...


Now Go Out There

by Mary Karr

A celebration of curiosity, compassion, and the surprising power of fear, based on the New York Times bestselling author and renowned professor’s 2015 commencement address at Syracuse University.

“Being smart...


Delta Lady

by Rita Coolidge & Michael Walker

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience.

She inspired songs—Leon Russell wrote...


American Wino

by Dan Dunn

A professional booze writer whose life spins out of control tries to piece it back together by embarking upon an epic wine-fueled adventure that takes him to every corner of the U.S. Part vision quest, part...