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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

by Coretta Scott King & Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

The life story of Coretta Scott King-wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular twentieth-century American civil...


Rowing for My Life: Two Oceans, Two Lives, One Journey

by Kathleen Saville

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, one's woman's transformational journey rowing across the savage sea—twice.

Just out of college, newly wed, and set up with her husband Curt in a small town in New York,...


No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison

by Xu Hongci & Erling Hoh

"It was impossible. All of China was a prison in those days."

Mao Zedong's labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag, they subjected their inmates to backbreaking...


My Life, My Love, My Legacy

by Coretta Scott King & Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

The life story of Coretta Scott King—wife of Martin Luther King Jr., founder of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), and singular...


Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir

by Sheila Kohler

“A searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly.” —The BBC

When Sheila Kohler was thirty-seven, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, only two years older, was killed when...


IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

by IraqiGirl

In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation.


Should Auld Acquaintance: Discovering the Woman Behind Robert Burns

by Melanie Murray

Robert Burns' "Belle of Mauchline" is given a voice in this lyrical and intimate depiction of the life of Jean Armour, known simply as the wife of the infamous poet and mother of nine of his children. Melanie...


Nicotine

by Gregor Hens, Jen Calleja & Will Self

By turns philosophical and darkly comic, an ex-smoker's meditation on the nature and consequences of his nearly lifelong addiction

 

Written with the passion of an obsessive, Nicotine addresses a lifelong addiction,...


Daddy King: An Autobiography

by Martin Luther King Sr

The rarely heard life story of the man known as “Daddy King,” the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.

Born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Sr., came of age under...


Quicksand: What It Means to Be a Human Being

by Henning Mankell

A stunning and poignant autobiographical look at the myriad experiences that shape a meaningful life, by the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander mysteries.  

 

In January 2014, Henning Mankell received...


A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

by Ayelet Waldman

“A highly engaging combination of research and self-discovery, laced with some endearingly honest comic moments.” –Publisher’s Weekly, starred review 

A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny...


Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

by Phyllida Scrivens

The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust—and lived happily ever after.

Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened...


In the Great Green Room

by Amy Gary

The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret’s books have sold...


Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir

by Carol D. Marsh

Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed...


The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy:  Brothers in Arms

by Kai Bird

"Grey is the color of truth."

So observed Mac Bundy in defending America's intervention in Vietnam. Kai Bird brilliantly captures this ambiguity in his revelatory look at Bundy and his brother William, two...


Chasing Slow

by Erin Loechner

You’re here, but you want to be there

So you spend your life narrowing this divide, and you call this your race, your journey, your path. You live your days tightening your boot straps, wiping the sweat...


American Kundalini: One Westerner's Unexpected Journey with Universal Energy

by Aaron Anderson, Laura L. Bush & Melinda A Martin

American Kundalini takes readers on a personal journey into a powerful human experience with Kundalini, a biological system for radical transformation. This unusual phenomenon has been known about for thousands...


Doing my Bit for Ireland

Eye of the Heart: Journey to Islam

by Stephanie Sommieh Flower

Stephanie Flower was a happy child raised by loving parents on suburban Long Island in the 1960’s and 70’s. Like most adolescents, she questioned the meaning of life. Her search for purpose launched a life-long...


My Life in Focus: A Photographer's Journey with Elizabeth Taylor and the Hollywood Jet Set

by Gianni Bozzacchi & Joey Tayler

When Gianni Bozzacchi accepted an assignment as a photographer on the set of The Comedians (1967), he didn't know that his life was about to change forever. His ability to capture the beauty of candid moments...