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Nobody's Son: A Memoir

by Mark Slouka

“There comes a time in your life when the past decides to run you down,” Mark Slouka writes in this heartbreaking and soul-searching memoir about one man's attempt to reckon with the past.

Born in Czechoslovakia,...

The Shepherd's View: Modern Photographs From an Ancient Landscape

by James Rebanks

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd's Life, a breathtaking book of photography and wisdom that chronicles an ancient way of living that deeply resonates in our modern world. With over...

The Shepherd's View

by James Rebanks

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Shepherd’s Life, a breathtaking book of photography and wisdom that chronicles an ancient way of living that deeply resonates in our modern world. With over...

A Life Discarded

by Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters, the bestselling author of Stuart: A Life Backwards, asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap

In 2001, 148 tattered and mold-covered notebooks...

Big Fat Food Fraud: Confessions of a Health-Food Hustler

by Jeff Scot Philips

“In his rollicking, unabashed, and sometimes shocking book, Jeff Scot Philips offers an unprecedented inside look at how labels can be manipulated, regulators can be fooled, and how consumer gatekeepers—from...

My Gettysburg: Meditations on History and Place

by Mark A. Snell

The Gettysburg Campaign and its culminating battle have generated more than their share of analysis and published works. In My Gettysburg, Civil War scholar and twenty-six-year Gettysburg resident Mark Snell...

Monk's Tale: Way Stations on the Journey

by Edward A. Malloy

In Monk's Tale: Way Stations on the Journey, Father Malloy carries forward the story of his professional life from when he joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1974 to his election as president of Notre Dame. His...

Monk's Tale: PilgrimageThe  Begins, 1941-1975

by Edward A. Malloy

One of the most respected figures in Catholic higher education, the Reverend Edward A. Malloy has written a thoroughly engaging first installment of his three-volume memoir. This book covers the years from his...

Searching for Answers: The Truth Lies out There Somewhere

by Marlene Gunn

A young man is found collapsed backwards over his bed still fully clothed from the previous day. His housemates, Catherine and Martin, cannot rouse him. They know he should have been at work some time ago...

The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished, & Newly Translated Writings

by Jack Kerouac, Jean-Christophe Cloutier & Todd Tietchen

In On the Road and other iconic works, Jack Kerouac created a quintessentially American voice and a revolutionary prose style. This remarkable gathering of previously unpublished writings reveals as never before...

Better Than New: Lessons I've Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)

by Nicole Curtis

For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them....

My (Part-Time) Paris Life

by Lisa Anselmo

Poignant, touching, and lively, this memoir of a woman who loses her mother and creates a new life for herself in Paris will speak to anyone who has lost a parent or reinvented themselves. Lisa Anselmo wrapped...

Therese's Dream: Maine to Darfur: A Doctor's Story

by David Austin

Therese’s Dream - Maine to Darfur: A Doctor’s Story chronicles Dr. David Austin’s time with Doctors Without Borders and illustrates the common humanity of peoples around the world.


Dr. Austin began...

The Magic and The Mire: Connecting The Shadows of Your Life to the Light of Your Soul

by Megan L Freeland

The Magic and The Mire is the personal story of my childhood sexual abuse interwoven with the experience of my spontaneous spiritual awakening.  The book is 12 Chapters in 2 parts. Part one is my life story...

Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge

by Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights...

Bandit: A Daughter's Memoir

by Molly Brodak

“Raw, poetic and compulsively readable. In Molly Brodak’s dazzling memoir, Bandit, her eye is so honest, I found myself nodding like I was agreeing with her, sometimes cringing at what she sustained, and...

Goodbye Istanbul: How a Young Girl from the Middle East Discovered the American Dream

by Emine Loxley

Far from California, in a rural neighborhood on the outskirts of Istanbul, a young woman faced a life where marriages are still arranged and women must keep their bodies covered. It's a culture where women are...

How to Get Run Over by a Truck

by Katie C. McKenna

People often say, "I feel like I've been run over by a truck." Katie actually was.

On a sunny morning bike ride in Brooklyn, twenty-four-year-old Katie McKenna was forever changed when she was run over by an...

Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up

by Michael Bérubé

The story of Jamie Bérubé’s journey to adulthood and a meditation on disability in American life

Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Bérubé to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious...

You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

by Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams

"A must-read…Phoebe Robinson discusses race and feminism in such a funny, real, and specific way, it penetrates your brain and stays with you." –Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City

A hilarious...