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They Left Us Everything: A Memoir

by Plum Johnson

A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories.

After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father, and then for their...


The English Daughter

by Maggie Wadey

As a child I was aware of my mother being different from my father and his family, and that her difference was somehow connected with her being Irish, but I knew almost nothing of her youth and upbringing. In...


Maremma Memoirs

by Shane Shepherd

First there were ducks; lots of ducks. Then there were foxes. Soon, there were no more ducks. Now... Maremmas! 'Maremmas are dogs. I like dogs. How hard could it be to have a maremma?' Maremma Memoirs recounts...


The Lies Within My Truth

by Ty Jenkins & Ronald Hale

If you've ever experienced any challenges or difficulties in your life, Ty's story will inspire you and touch your heart. Growing up on the mean streets of New York, Ty experienced a life of drugs and promiscuity...


Dog Medicine: How My Dog Saved Me from Myself

by Julie Barton

An honest and deeply moving debut memoir about a young woman’s battle with depression and how her dog saved her life

Dog Medicine simply has to be your next must-read.” —Cheryl Strayed 

At twenty-two,...


Tim Book Two

by Tim Burgess

Tim Book Two is the follow-up to Telling Stories, the hugely successful memoir of Tim Burgess, singer of the Charlatans.

In 2012, Tim published his hugely successful and critically acclaimed memoir, Telling...


For the Love of Money

by Sam Polk

In 2014, a former hedge fund trader’s New York Times Sunday Review front page article about wealth addicition instantly went viral. This is his unflinching memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, fighting...


It Gets Worse

by Shane Dawson

New York Times bestselling author Shane Dawson returns with another highly entertaining and uproariously funny essay collection, chronicling a mix of real life moments both extraordinary and mortifying, yet...


Coach Life: How Wanderlust Turned a Bored Baby Boomer into a Happy Camper

by Alexis A Hartz, Sara Lynn Valentine & Adreana Marie Cerda

Ignorance is not always bliss, especially for a single woman living and working out of a 10-ton motor home equipped with a panoply of mechanical mysteries and traveling with a persnickety cat. But after an unexpected...


What Would Beyoncé Do?!

by Luisa Omielan

You know when you find yourself approaching thirty and your dreams are broken? You've got a temping career going nowhere, a student debt that's mounting and you've just had to move back into your mum's house....


Untie the Lines

by Emma Bamford

In Casting Off we met Emma Bamford. Stressed out and fed up with London life, working 80-hour weeks and with no hint of a love life, Emma suddenly decided to quit her job, pack up her life and go and live with...


Sixty Degrees North: Around the World in Search of Home

by Malachy Tallack

From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home.

The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland...


Frank & Charli: Woodstock, True Love, and the Sixties

by Frank Yandolino

Stories of Remarkable People and Enduring Love in the Time of Woodstock

In the 1960s and '70s, Frank Yandolino rode the hippie counterculture movement alongside visionaries like Artie Kornfeld and Michael Lang,...


The Voyeur's Motel

by Gay Talese

On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long awaited study...


The Last Punisher

by Kevin Lacz, Ethan E. Rocke & Lindsey Lacz

Don’t miss the New York Times bestselling on-the-ground memoir from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team THREE with American Sniper Chris Kyle. Experience his deployment, from his gripping first mission to...


Burn My Letters: Tyranny to refuge

by Ruth Bonetti

At the end of the 19th century Finland is a dark and repressive place. Pacifist and political dissenter Karl Johan Back is conscripted to fight for the Russian despots that occupy his country. In 1899 he flees...


The Mystery of Isabella and the String of Beads: A Woman Doctor in WW1

by Kirkwood Katrina

It was the inscription that made the antique scalpels so tantalising: ‘Isabella Stenhouse’. A woman doctor? A woman doctor who was rumoured to have served in the First World War? Could Isabella have treated...


Bitterroot - A Memoir: Echoes of Beauty & Loss

by Steven Faulkner

Using the letters of the 19th-century explorer Pierre Jean De Smet, Steven Faulkner and his eighteen-year-old son, Alex, follow De Smet across the High Plains to the fur trappers' rendezvous on the Green River,...


Mistaken for a King: Sketches of a Small-Town Boyhood

by Dan Kellams

“Exacting, unsentimental, and profoundly humane”– Anne Pierson Wiese, author of Floating City: Poems

Mistaken for a King evokes the life of a small-town boy in the middle of the last century. The book...


Shrunk: And Other Stories

by Oliver Black, Mark McCrum & Laura Bamber

Oliver Black is a brilliant, acerbic humorist with David Sedaris’s eye for absurdity and Jenny Lawson’s knack of unlocking the hilarious side of anxiety and depression. Irreverent and sometimes shocking,...