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Joan of Arc

by Helen Castor

The acclaimed historian Helen Castor—bestselling author and BBC broadcaster of She-Wolves, the story of England's queens before Elizabeth I—returns with the incredible story of Joan of Arc, as only a biographer...


Bad Kid

by David Crabb

Discovering George Michael's Faith confirmed for David Crabb what every bully already knew: he was gay. What saved him from high school was finding a group of outlandish friends who reveled in being outsiders....


Fat Girl Walking

by Brittany Gibbons

Dear person holding Fat Girl Walking

First of all, thanks for picking up this copy of my first book. I hope you buy it—and not just because each purchase gets me one step closer to buying the leather pants...


Elon Musk

by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time

There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard...


After the Dance

by Jan Gaye & David Ritz

A searing memoir of love, drugs, sex, and old-school R&B, from the former wife of the legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye

Stuck in a foster home with an abusive caregiver, Janis Hunter found solace in her dreams...


300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story . . . with Recipes

by Stephanie Smith

“Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.”

 

When New York Post writer Stephanie Smith made a turkey and Swiss on white bread for her boyfriend, Eric (aka E), he took one bite and uttered...


Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

by Steve Inskeep

JON MEACHAM, author of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House

“Steve Inskeep has found an illuminating and provocative way to talk about the American past—and, truth be told, the American present...


The Odd Woman and the City

by Vivian Gornick

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments

A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores...


Lost Destiny

by Alan Axelrod

On August 12, 1944, Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., heir to one of America's most glamorous fortunes, son of the disgraced former ambassador to Great Britain, and big brother to freshly minted PT-109 hero...


Leaving Orbit

by Margaret Lazarus Dean

Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it

In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our...


Head Case

by Cole Cohen

A spirited, wry, and utterly original memoir about one woman's struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discover a hole the size of a lemon in her brain.

The summer before she was set to head...


Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: And a Thousand Cocktails

by Dave Stangle & Mike Stangle

Two reckless but lovable all-American bros make a strong case for maturing slowly through their outrageous yet enlightening misadventures across this great country of ours.

My brother and I are looking for wedding...


Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

by Michelle Malkin

Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed...


SOL'S STORY

by Richard Chardkoff

THIS IS A STORY OF A POLISH YOUTH DURING WORLD WAR ii. IT TRACES HIS NARRATIVE WHEN HE WAS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18. ORPHANED BY THE NAZIS, HE WAS DISPATCHED TO FOUR CONCENTRATION CAMPS, TWO SLAVE LABOR...


Errol Flynn Slept Here: The Flynns, the Hamblens, Rick Nelson, and the Most Notorious House in Hollywood

by Robert Matzen & Michael Mazzone

Documenting the most notorious house in Hollywood, this history spans the life and death of Mulholland Farm, the elegant and infamous mountaintop showplace built by film star Errol Flynn at the height of his...


It Starts with Trouble: William Goyen and the Life of Writing

by Clark Davis

William Goyen was a writer of startling originality and deep artistic commitment whose work attracted an international audience and the praise of such luminaries as Northrop Frye, Truman Capote, Gaston Bachelard,...


The Lights of Pointe-Noire

by Alain Mabanckou & Helen Stevenson

Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize 2015

Alain Mabanckou left Congo in 1989, at the age of twenty-two, not to return until a quarter of a century later. When at last he returns home to Pointe-Noire,...


Fast N' Loud

by Richard Rawlings & Mark Dagostino

"We turn rust into gold. We make it fast and loud . . ."

Richard Rawlings' road to the top has been full of dangerous twists and hilarious turns, with a few precipitous cliffs in between. From getting shot defending...


The Journey Home

by Jorge Posada

The legendary New York Yankees catcher tells the incredible and unexpected story of his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game

For seventeen seasons, the name Jorge Posada...


A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

by Tom Brokaw

From Tom Brokaw, the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation, comes a powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change—a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on a long, happy, and lucky life.

 

Tom...