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Heart in the Right Place

by Carolyn Jourdan

Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home—to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother...


Not Just the Levees Broke: My Story During and After Hurricane Katrina

by Phyllis Montana-Leblanc & Spike Lee

Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek, and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke, Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and...


Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl

by Stacey O'Brien

On Valentine's Day 1985, biologist Stacey O'Brien first met a four-day-old baby barn owl -- a fateful encounter that would turn into an astonishing 19-year saga. With nerve damage in one wing, the owlet's ability...


Justine Henin

by Mark Ryan

One of the best women tennis players of all time, Justine Henin’s dazzling array of shots, combined with her immense personal courage, have earned her enormous respect among current players and former champions...


Hard Driving: The Wendell Scott Story

by Brian Donovan

Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man’s dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport.Wendell Scott figured he was signing...


Fair Shares for All: A Memoir of Family and Food

by John Haney

In this beautifully written, vividly rendered memoir, John Haney, Gourmet magazine’s copy chief, describes his family’s day-to-day struggles, from the twilight of Queen Victoria’s reign to the dawn of...


Ambivalence: Adventures in Israel and Palestine

by Jonathan Garfinkel

With lofty ideals, spectacular ambivalence, and endearing naiveté, Jonathan Garfinkel explores Israel and Palestine by talking to ordinary people. Jonathan Garfinkel can’t make up his mind—not about his...


Learning to Breathe: One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival

by Alison Wright

An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive . . . one breath at a time

While traveling in Laos on a winding mountain road, the bus that award-winning journalist Alison Wright was riding in collided...


Blue Sky July: A Mother's Story of Hope and Healing

by Nia Wyn

Set between the summers of 1998 and 2005, Blue Sky July follows the story of Nia Wyn, a mother who battled against impossible odds to heal her son Joe, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy soon after he was...


If I Perish

by Esther Ahn Ahn Kim

Ahn E. Sook's bold defiance of the tyrannical demand to bow to pagan shrines condemned her to a living death while imprisoned in Korea by the Japanese. Yet she remained faithful to Christ in the face of brutality,...


A Bhoy Called Bertie: My Life and Times, Bertie Auld with Alex Gordon

by Bertie Auld & Alex Gordon

Celtic legend Bertie Auld is one of the most controversial and colourful characters in Scottish football history. Over the passing decades, he has steadfastly refused to discuss his remarkable lifetime in the...


Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, a Daughter's Return

by Mary Ellen Geist

Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different...


The Jive Talker

by Samson Kambalu

What do you do when it looks like the odds were stacked against you before you were even born, when you're having trouble feeding a family that just keeps growing, when you've got a little too much of an affection...


In Heaven Everything is Fine: The Unsolved Life of Peter Ivers and the Lost History of New Wave Theatre

by Josh Frank & Charlie Buckholtz

On March 3, 1983, Peter Ivers was found bludgeoned to death in his loft in downtown Los Angeles, ending a short-lived but essential pop cultural moment that has been all but lost to history. For the two years...


Cheech & Chong: The Unauthorized Autobiography

by Tommy Chong

Dave's Not Here, Man

But America's favorite stoner comedian, Tommy Chong, is back and funnier than ever as he takes us on a nostalgic trip through his career with partner Richard "Cheech" Marin. Over the...


White Heat

by Brenda Wineapple

White Heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public. 

As the Civil War raged, an unlikely...


Dumbfounded: Big Money. Big Hair. Big Problems. Or Why Having It All Isn't for Sissies.

by Matt Rothschild

What fresh hell is this?

I stopped, dumbfounded. My grandmother was at my bedroom door. “What the hell are you doing?” she asked, surprised but not angry. I looked down at my dress. “Playing school.”...


Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting!

by Sandra Tsing Loh

This is a story about the year I exploded into flames. Which turns out to be more common than you’d think, among forty-something humans. Yea, we can hold it together in our thirties, with a raft of hair products...


Billy the Kid: Beyond the Grave

by W. C. Jameson & Max McCoy

Did Pat Garrett kill the wrong man in 1881 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico, or did the outlaw known as Billy the Kid live on as William Henry Roberts until 1948? W.C. Jameson analyzes the evidence, including use...


Stanley and Sophie

by Kate Jennings

"I fell in love with a prideful, tense bundle of muscle and sinew that stood seventeen inches high. You would see a small brown dog; I saw perfection."

So begins the story of Kate Jennings's unexpected love...