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My Jewish Year

by Abigail Pogrebin

In the tradition of The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs and Walking the Bible: A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses by Bruce Feiler comes Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year, a lively chronicle...


Living Up to a Legend

by Diana Bishop

Diana Bishop recounts growing up in the shadow of her famous grandfather, Canadian First World War flying ace Billy Bishop.

As a child, Diana Bishop showed up one day at school with a brown paper bag. Inside...


Firing Lines

by Debbie Marshall & Anna Maria Tremonti

Read between the front lines: The stories of three Canadian female journalists stationed in England and France during the First World War.

Europe: 1914–1918. Mary MacLeod Moore, a writer for the Vancouver...


María Zambrano

by Dr Beatriz Caballero Rodríguez

María Zambrano is widely regarded as one of the most original Spanish thinkers of the twentieth century. Her biggest contribution to intellectual history is, without doubt, her poetic reason and unique attempt...


In the Footsteps of John Knox

by Andy Kuo & Macdonald Stuart

John Knox, Scotland’s great sixteenth-century reformer, was a man of fearless faith and unusual experiences. His faith in God turned him from a Catholic priest to a fiery Protestant preacher. His determination...


Isesomo

by Joshua Maule

The Democratic Republic of Congo is a country ravaged by two civil wars, tribalism, nepotism and the undeniable hardship of daily life. This is the context of the life and ministry of Bishop Muhindo Isesomo...


Drop the Ball

by Tiffany Dufu & Gloria Steinem

A bold and inspiring memoir and manifesto from a renowned voice in the women's leadership movement who shows women how to cultivate the single skill they really need in order to thrive: the ability to let go....


Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember

by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three.

Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world—quite literally—upside...


The Conquest of New Spain

by Bernaz Diaz del Castillo

The Conquest of New Spain is the first-person narrative of Bernal Díaz del Castillo (1492–1581), the 16th-century military adventurer, conquistador, and colonist settler, who served in three Mexican expeditions...


Game On All the Time: Growing Up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach

by Dan Nelson

Game On All the Time: Growing up in the Home of a Legendary Football Coach describes how football is king in South Mississippi where the author grew up. L.R. Nelson was an exemplary father and the football coach...


Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

by Emily Ruete

Emily Ruete was born in Zanzibar (in modern day Tanzania) as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman. She was the youngest of the 36 children of Sayyid Said bin Sultan Al-Busaid, Sultan of Zanzibar and...


Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

by Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sandra Jackson-Opoku

Original poetry, visual art, and essays commemorating the 100th birthday of Chicago poet and cultural philanthropist Gwendolyn Brooks.


Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl: A Memoir of Food, Family, Film & Fashion

by Kay Plunkett-Hogge

With a dry martini in hand, Kay Plunkett-Hogge looks back at the happy accidents, regrettable errors and unexpected opportunities that led to a career as a food and drink writer, via stints in the worlds of...


Above Head Height: A Five-A-Side Life

by James Brown

'The Fever PItch of five-a-side' TONY PARSONS

A must-have for anyone who has ever played and enjoyed amateur football.

James Brown has been playing football since growing up in the backstreets of Leeds. The sudden...


The Hasheesh Eater

by Fitz Hugh Ludlow

First published in 1857, American author Fitz Hugh Ludlow’s The Hasheesh Eater is one of the first examples of addiction literature. The book recounts Ludlow’s initial fascination and subsequent addiction...


Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and Its Demons

by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

From an award-winning historian, an engrossing look at how Abraham Lincoln grappled with the challenges of leadership in an unruly democracy

An awkward first meeting with U.S. Army officers, on the eve of the...


My Utmost: A Devotional Memoir

by Macy Halford

A  beautifully written and heartfelt memoir by a young woman from Dallas, Texas, exploring the Evangelical Christianity of her childhood and its meaning to her in the present through the classic daily devotional...


Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack: Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life

by Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life...


Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet's Story of Rape and Resilience

by Lynn K. Hall

An insider’s account of misogyny and rape in the US military and her extraordinary path to recovery and activism

Desperate to realize her childhood dream of being an astronaut, Lynn K. Hall was an enthusiastic...


Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

by Melanie Brooks

Acclaimed memoirists describe the process of writing their most painful memories

Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work to craft honest memoirs. Some of the country’s most admired authors...