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Baltimore's Mansion: A Memoir

RBC Taylor Prize 2000

by Wayne Johnston

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony...


Drunk & Disorderly, Again: My Name Is Hoot, I'm an Alcoholic

by Claude Hoot Hooten

Hooten-one of radio's most successful on-air personalities-battled alcoholism his entire life. With this work, he hopes to reach those "functioning" alcoholics who want a better life for themselves and their...


A Piece of My Heart: The Stories of 26 American Women Who Served in Vietnam

by Keith Walker

A decade after America pulled out of Vietnam, the seeds of the often heart- wrenching oral history, A Piece of My Heart, were sown when writer and filmmaker Keith Walker met a woman who had been an emergency...


Diaries, 1910-1923

by Franz Kafka

These diaries cover the years 1910 to 1923, the year before Kafka’s death at the age of forty. They provide a penetrating look into life in Prague and into Kafka’s accounts of his dreams, his feelings for...


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive...


Mom, Have You Seen My Leather Pants?: The Tale of a Teen Rock Wannabe Who Almost Was

by Craig A. Williams

At the height of the hair-metal craze, when the airwaves were dominated by ear-shredding guitar solos played by men clad in lace gloves, cowboy boots, and tight denim, when Aqua Net was more precious than gold,...


Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America

by Jay Mathews

When Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin signed up for Teach for America right after college and found themselves utter failures in the classroom, they vowed to remake themselves into superior educators. They did that-and...


Bootstraps Laced with Faith: Resilience Through Life's Hardships

by Dinae Knox

"Why me? Where was God?" Dinae Knox is a fourteen-year veteran of the foster care system in Illinois and the product of teenage, alcohol and drug addicted parents. She is from a single-parent and single-guardian...


Fifteen Red Roses: The Challenge of Public School Integration in Rural Georgia

by Ann W. Yearwood

In the fall of 1962, Eve Windham begins her high school teaching career with enthusiasm: 'I'll be the best teacher they ever had!' By the spring of 1969, the power of the Civil Rights Movement reaches Janus...


My Five Moms: The Maid, the Crazy One, the Foster Moms, and My Birth Mother

by Susie Black Holamon

The year was 1965 and I was in downtown Dallas parading thru Neiman Marcus in a Batgirl costume at thirteen years old--instead of the cheerleading uniform I had just been fitted for--promoting the Batman book...


Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People's Idol

by Sanjaya Malakar & Alan Goldsher

One of the most popular contestants ever to appear on American Idol gives his fans an all-access pass to the wildly popular television show -- and opens up about how becoming an Idol star changed his life forever...


The Error World: An Affair with Stamps

by Mr. Simon Garfield

From the author of Mauve, an obsessively readable memoir that brings the mania for stamp collecting to life From the Penny Red to the Blue Mauritius, generations of collectors have been drawn to the mystique...


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: My Adventures in Life and Food

by Moira Hodgson

The daughter of a British Foreign Service officer, Moira Hodgson spent her childhood in many a strange and exotic land. She discovered American food in Saigon, ate wild boar in Berlin, and learned how to prepare...


Poe: A Life Cut Short

by Peter Ackroyd

Gothic, mysterious, theatrical, fatally flawed, and dazzling, the life of Edgar Allan Poe, one of America’s greatest and most versatile writers, is the ideal subject for Peter Ackroyd. Poe wrote lyrical poetry...


Dancing with My Father: How God Leads Us into a Life of Grace and Joy

by Sally Clarkson

Let Your Soul Dance with Delight in God

 

Do you sometimes feel victimized by circumstances? Are you overwhelmed by weariness, fear, or discouragement? Do you wonder, Where can I go to claim the promise of Jesus...


Sherlock Holmes Handbook: Second Edition

by Christopher Redmond

A Sherlock Holmes Handbook examines the world of Sherlock Holmes - the characters and themes, the publishers and readers, Victorian London, and more. This new edition catches up on new films and books and the...


Downing Street Diary Volume Two

by Bernard Donoughue

The first volume of Bernard Donoughue's Downing Street Diary was described by Charles Moore in the Daily Telegraph as 'the best account of Harold Wlson's last days'; 'the sheer scale and detail are fascinating'...


So Sad to Fall in Battle: An Account of War Based on General Tadamichi Kuribayashi's Letters from Iwo Jima

by Kumiko Kakehashi

The Battle of Iwo Jima has been memorialized innumerable times as the subject of countless books and motion pictures, most recently Clint Eastwood’s films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima, and...


Black Sheep One: The Life of Gregory Pappy Boyington

by Bruce Gamble

Black Sheep One is the first biography of legendary warrior and World War II hero Gregory Boyington. In 1936, Boyington became an aviation cadet and earned the “wings of gold” of a naval aviator. After only...


Growing Up X

by Ilyasah Shabazz

“Ilyasah Shabazz has written a compelling and lyrical coming-of-age story as well as a candid and heart-warming tribute to her parents. Growing Up X is destined to become a classic.”

–SPIKE LEE

February...