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Two Small Footprints in Wet Sand: The Uplifting True Story of a Mother's Brave Quest to Save Her Daughter

by Anne-Dauphine Julliand & Adriana Hunter

Thaïs is almost two. Like most well-loved children, she is happy. She laughs as she runs on the beach. But her footprints in the sand, with toes turned out, tell a different story. Two Small Footprints in Wet...


Eagle Dreams: Searching for Legends in Wild Mongolia

by Stephen Bodio & Cat Urbigkit

Mongolia is a vast country located between Siberia and China, and little-known to outsiders. As Mongolia had long been under Soviet rule, it was inaccessible to Westerners. That was until 1990, when Stephen...


Crazy for Rivers: Tales of Trout Fishing

by Bill Barich

“That autumn, I went a little crazy for rivers.”

So writes Bill Barich, and this charming volume captures the essence of obsession. The hours he spent on various streams became a meditation on family, friends,...


Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

by David O. Stewart

Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.

Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor...


Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

by Dana Thomas

More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in...


Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

by David Axelrod

New York Times Book Review

“A stout defense--indeed, the best I have read--of the Obama years."

A New York Times Bestseller

David Axelrod has always been a believer. Whether as a young journalist investigating...


Wide-Open World: How Volunteering Around the Globe Changed One Family's Lives Forever

by John Marshall

For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they...


Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square

by Randy Boyagoda

A brilliant biography of one of the intellectual mavericks of 20th Century Catholicism.

     Richard John Neuhaus (1936-2009) was one of the most influential figures in American public life from the Civil...


The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

by Issa Rae

In the bestselling tradition of Sloane Crosley’s I Was Told There’d Be Cake and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous essays on what it’s like to be unabashedly...


The Politics of Deception

by Patrick J. Sloyan

Investigative reporter Patrick J. Sloyan, a former member of the White House Press Corps, revisits the last years of John F. Kennedy's presidency, his fateful involvement with Diem's assassination, the Cuban...


The Bird Market of Paris

by Nikki Moustaki

"This may be the most original cross-species love story I've ever read. Part travelogue, part recovery memoir, and one hundred percent compelling." --Gwen Cooper, author of the New York Times bestselling Homer's...


My Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir

by Bernard Cooper

A wry and beautifully observed memoir about coming of age in the era of conceptual art.

Growing up in the suburbs—confused about his sexuality, about his consumer-oriented world, about the death of his older...


All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found

by Philip Connors

The prize-winning author of Fire Season returns with the heartrending story of his troubled years before finding solace in the wilderness.

In his debut Fire Season, Philip Connors recounted with lyricism, wisdom,...


The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread

by Doctor Dread & Bunny Wailer

A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.


The Rise of Thomas Cromwell: Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

by Michael Everett

How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell's early political career expands and revises what has been understood concerning...


Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel

by Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists


Boris Yeltsin: The Decade that Shook the World

by Boris Minaev

The literature on Boris Yeltsin is vast. Memoirs have been produced not only by politicians - first-hand participants in the events, Yeltsin himself penned three volumes of recollections - but also assistants,...


Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA's Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism

by Karen M Paget

In this revelatory book, Karen M. Paget shows how the CIA turned the National Student Association into an intelligence asset during the Cold War, with students used-often wittingly and sometimes unwittingly-as...


Birth of a Bookworm

by Michel Tremblay & Sheila Fischman

From Hergé and the Brothers Grimm to Gabrielle Roy and Victor Hugo, a tour of books that inspired Michel Tremblay.


Why I Don't Write Children's Literature

by Gary Soto

The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays