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Breakup: The End of a Love Story

by Catherine Texier

I will never forgive you.

I will never make love with you again.

I do not love you anymore.

Breakup is the erotically charged chronicle of the tempestuous final months of an eighteen-year romantic and literary...

Role Reversal: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Aging Parents

by MSW, LCSW, Iris Waichler

A comprehensive guide for the 45 million people currently taking care of family members who need assistance because of health-related problems.

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon

by John Brant

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner,...


by Jace Clayton

In 2001, Jace Clayton was an amateur DJ who recorded a three-turntable, sixty-minute mix called Gold Teeth Thiefand put it online to share with his friends. Within months, the mix became an international calling...

Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army

by Vicki Cody

This book is a rare glimpse into the heart of the Army, as seen through the eyes of Vicki Cody, an Army wife of thirty-three years who fell in love with a lieutenant and stayed by his side as he rose up through...

Monk's Tale: The Presidential Years, 1987-2005

by Edward A. Malloy

This long-awaited, last installment of Reverend Edward A. Malloy's three-volume memoir examines his eighteen years as president of the University of Notre Dame from 1987 to 2005. In this candid and lively account,...

Lui Che-woo: Creating Value: The Journey of a Self-Made Millionaire

by Lui Che-woo, Bi Yajun & Victor Fung

Hong Kong multi-billionaire Lui Che-woo started his first enterprise in difficult circumstances at the age of 13. Now, after more than 70 years in business, he has achieved great success in numerous industries....


by Hamish MacInnes

Call-out is the definitive collection of tales about early mountain rescue in the Highlands of Scotland from Hamish MacInnesEverest pioneer and arguably the most famous Scottish mountaineer of the twentieth...

My Innocent Absence

by Miriam Frank

The routine for Miriam Frank as a child was to flee without family or home, except her mother. She was born in Barcelona, in the year the Spanish Civil War broke out. Her mother was German and her father American,...

Blackboards, Backboards, Politics and More: Grandpa's Last Story, A Memoir

by Joseph J. Henry

This is the last of three memoirs written by the author. It started as purely a story about entering the teaching profession at forty-five (1989), with the trauma and challenges attached to that, but slowly...


by Paul MacAlindin

The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is here told by its musical director from its inception to its eventual end. The NYOI came through the most difficult and dangerous of times to produce fine...

A Happier Hour

by Rebecca Weller

When Rebecca Weller’s pounding, dehydrated head woke her at 3am, yet again, she stared at the ceiling, wondering why the hell she kept doing this to herself. At 39 years of age – and a Health Coach, no...

Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The bestselling author of Encyclopedia an Ordinary Life returns with a literary experience that is unprecedented, unforgettable, and explosively human. 


In the ten years since the publication of her beloved,...

Catching Homelessness: A Nurse's Story of Falling Through the Safety Net

by Josephine Ensign

Catching Homelessness is the compelling true story of a nurse's work with-and young adult passage through-homelessness.

In the Game: The Highs and Lows of a Trailblazing Trial Lawyer

by Peggy Garrity

Admitted to the California State Bar in 1975-when less than 3 percent of lawyers were women-Peggy Garrity refuses to choose between family and profession, and succeeds at both beyond anything she could have...

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater: With Linked Table of Contents

by Thomas De Quincey

'Confessions of an English Opium-Eater' (1821) is an autobiographical account written by Thomas De Quincey, about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The 'Confessions' was...

I Swear to Tell the Tooth: Humorous (and Sometimes Touching) Tales from a Globe-Trotting Dentist's Storied Life

by Dr. Carroll James

Quirky patients, one-of-a-kind employees, and farm animals set the stage for this humorous, tender, and sometimes irreverent saga of Dr. Carroll James’s dental practice. Headphone-clad patients bop in the...

Diplomatic Digs

by Robert S Merrillees

A frank personal account of experiences in diplomacy

In Diplomatic Digs, Robert (Bob) Merrillees gives a frank personal account of his experiences in diplomacy and as a Foreign Affairs Officer who served Australian...

Navigating Life: Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me

by Margaux Bergen

“I absolutely loved this beautiful book!  It's wise, wry, bracingly honest and so gripping I couldn't put it down. Clearly whip smart, Margaux Bergen has one of those rare voices that pulls you in and makes...

I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This: A Memoir

by Nadja Spiegelman

A Travel and LeisureNew York Magazine/The Cut, and Real Simple Best Book of Summer 

A memoir of mothers and daughters—and mothers as daughters—traced through four generations, from Paris to New York...