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I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

by David Nobbs

As a small boy David Nobbs survived the Second World War unscathed, until his bedroom ceiling fell on him when the last bomb to be dropped on Britain by the Germans landed near his home. It was the nearest he...


Desert Children

by Waris Dirie

Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through...


Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life

by Hermione Lee

The acclaimed biographer of Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf gives us an intimate portrait of one of the most quietly brilliant novelists of the twentieth century.

Penelope Fitzgerald was a great English writer...


Grace: A Biography

by Thilo Wydra

Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood...


My Mysterious Son: A Life-Changing Passage Between Schizophrenia and Shamanism

by Dick Russell

What does a father do when hope is gone that his only son can ever lead anything close to a “normal” life? That’s the question that haunted Dick Russell in the fall of 2011, when his son, Franklin, was...


Fishing Stories: A Lifetime of Adventures and Misadventures on Rivers, Lakes, and Seas

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons

All fishermen who have fished for a lifetime have baskets of great stories and reminiscences about the sport they love. Nick Lyons’s new collection is chock-full of them. From fishing a small Catskill creek...


Hermit in Paris: Autobiographical Writings

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of Italo Calvino's autobiographical writings recounting his experiences in Italy’s antifascist resistance, paying homage to his influences, tracing the evolution of his...


A Modern Marriage: A Memoir

by Christy Kidd & Mark Kidd

In this candid memoir about a marriage that risked everything to emerge stronger than ever, one couple takes us outside the bounds of monogamy and into one of the most fascinating and secretive subcultures in...


There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me

by Brooke Shields

Actress and author of the New York Times bestseller Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields, explores her relationship with her unforgettable mother, Teri, in her new memoir.

Brooke Shields never had what anyone...


Sappho

by Nancy Freedman

In this finely drawn portrait, Sappho of Lesbos narrates her extraordinary life, from her childhood in war-torn Mitylene to her later relentless search for passionate love. Driven by the all-consuming fever...


Mandela: My Prisoner, My Friend

by Christo Brand & Barbara Jones

Raised in a multi-ethnic farming community, Afrikaner Christo Brand was confused and saddened when he first confronted the realities of South African apartheid.  Conscripted into the military at 18, Brand chose...


The Court-Martial of Corporal Nutting: A Memoir of the Vietnam War

by John R. Nutting & Major General, USMC (Ret.) Roy Franklin

John Nutting is nineteen years old in 1966. Raised in small-town Idaho, to a family that could trace its military roots back to the Revolutionary War, Nutting knows he’s going to fight the war as a Marine....


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

by Jonathan Gold

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth–fifth century C.E.) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahayana tradition, and his concise, influential...


A Royal Experiment

by Janice Hadlow

"A masterpiece . . . . [T]his heartbreaking narrative of family dysfunction and royal sacrifice is an absolute page-turner." —Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

"[A] fascinating, story-filled...


Blind Curves: A Woman, a Motorcycle, and a Journey to Reinvent Herself

by Linda Crill

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a fifty-seven-year-old widow, Linda Crill is still miserable, until she makes a rebellious spur-of-the-moment decision: she trades her corporate suits for...


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In

by Louis Zamperini & David Rensin

Champion.

Survivor.

Hero.

Legend.

Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring...


Rumours of Glory

by Bruce Cockburn

Award-winning songwriter and pioneering guitarist Bruce Cockburn has been shaped by politics, protest, romance, and spiritual discovery. He has toured the globe, visiting far-flung places such as Guatemala,...


Dream Job

by Richard Peddie

The former head of one of the most successful franchises in the world takes readers into the boardrooms and dressing rooms of major league sports.

Millions of sports fans think they know how to run the home team...


Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

by Cynthia Bourgeault & David Steindl-Rast

This is a guide-book for those who are called to the path of conscious love.


Gardiner's Tennis Ranch:: The Summer of '73

by Kris Milligan & Heidi Varian

Gardiner's Tennis Ranch: The Summer of '73 is a coming of age memoir of professional Kris Milligan set at a summer camp in the premier, exclusive tennis club of the day. Milligan and his fellow counselors experience...