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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...


The Girl from the Metropol Hotel: Growing Up in Communist Russia

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya & Anna Summers

The prizewinning memoir of one of the world’s great writers, about coming of age and finding her voice amid the hardships of Stalinist Russia

 

Born across the street from the Kremlin in the opulent Metropol...


Crime or Compassion?: One woman's story of a loving friendship that knew no bounds

by Gail O'Rorke

'I was torn. My best friend needed me. But little did I know then what the consequences of helping her would be...'

In 2015, Gail O'Rorke stood trial on three counts of assisting in the suicide of her friend...


Reading Allowed: True Stories and Curious Incidents from a Provincial Library

by Chris Paling

Chris works as a librarian in a small-town library in the south of England. This is the story of the library, its staff, and the fascinating group of people who use the library on a regular basis.

We'll meet...


Painkiller Addict: From wreckage to redemption - my true story

by Cathryn Kemp

What if the drugs that were meant to cure you slowly started to kill you?

After falling dangerously ill with acute-on-chronic pancreatitis, Cathryn Kemp left hospital with a repeat prescription for fentanyl,...


Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

by Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin

Trayvon Martin’s parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement.

On a February evening in...