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Filling Her Shoes

by Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

• More than 29 million parents are stepparents to their partners’ children; this book is perfect for anyone in a blended family of any kind, whether they’re born to it, marry into it, or are adopted into...


Jumping Over Shadows

by Annette Gendler

• A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story, this book will appeal to readers of romance and memoir alike. • Jumping Over Shadows is a second-generation Holocaust story, and the Holocaust and its impact continues...


Loving Life

by Gene Loving & Joe Coccaro

The tall skinny kid with a deep voice and a small record collection launched his first radio station even before starting high school. He would over the next four decades become one of Virginia’s most recognized...


The Joy of Big Knickers

by Kate Garraway

TV and radio presenter Kate Garraway has a lot on her mind. She's about to turn 50, which is fine (she thinks) but suddenly she seems to have MANY questions about EVERYTHING. Is she running out of time? Should...


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...


Double Exposure

by Brian Johnstone

A touching story of family secrets, long-lost relatives and childhood in the post-war years. Two revelations, each coming to light 20 years apart following the deaths of his father and mother, prompt Brian Johnstone...


Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

by Yiyun Li

In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers.

“A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and...


Traveling with Ghosts: A Memoir

by Shannon Leone Fowler

From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she took—through war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyond—to find peace after her fiancé suffered a fatal...


The Way of Letting Go

by Wilma Derksen

Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma...


Rescuing Penny Jane

by Amy Sutherland

What shelter dogs need is obvious—a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer...


Don't Look at the Monster

by L.Y. Marlow

Having escaped a life of poverty, teen pregnancy and domestic violence, and put herself through sixteen years of night school to earn three degrees as a single mother, L.Y. Marlow never imagined that she would...


El mar es tu espejo

by Catalina Gayà

En 2009, la periodista Catalina Gayà Morlà conoció a Faisal, un marinero paquistaní que llevaba más de un año viviendo a bordo de un carguero abandonado en el puerto de Barcelona.

A raíz de aquel encuentro,...


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...


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...


Writing Hard Stories: Celebrated Memoirists Who Shaped Art from Trauma

by Melanie Brooks

Writing Hard Stories encourages all writers as they work to craft honest memoirs. Some of the country’s most admired authors describe their own treks through dark memories and breakthrough moments and attest...


All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s

by J. Harvie Wilkinson Iii

In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade’s imprint in so much of what we say...


Schadenfreude, A Love Story

by Rebecca Schuman

"This book is a wild and wonderful ride. Your guide, Rebecca Schuman, is a super-smart and very funny person who writes brilliantly about Germany and Germans (who are not what you think) and being young and...


It Takes a School

by Jonathan Starr

A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone’s wildest dreams...


This Close to Happy

by Daphne Merkin

A New York Times Book Review Favorite Read of 2016

“Despair is always described as dull,” writes Daphne Merkin, “when the truth is that despair has a light all its own, a lunar glow, the color of mottled...