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by Odile Atthalin

Odile Atthalin was a young woman from a prominent, bourgeois family in Paris when she decided to leave home in search of meaning. All she knew was that she wanted to go East; but once she had separated from...

Song of the Plains

by Linda Joy Myers

Ever since she was a child, Linda Joy Myers felt the power of the past. As the third daughter in her family to be abandoned or estranged by a mother, she observed the consequences of that heritage on the women...

Meet Me In The In-Between

by Bella Pollen

Growing up the middle child of transatlantic parents—her English Rose mother and cowboy boot-loving father—Bella Pollen never quite figured out how to belong. Restlessly crossing back and forth between the...

Blinded by Hope

by Meg McGuire

One day a teenage boy gets on his bike and rides forty miles up California’s Pacific Coast Highway to avoid causing an earthquake he fears will endanger his mother and sister. But the quake he is experiencing...

Appelez-moi Charles

by Howard Green & Charles Bronfman

Homme d’affaires, milliardaire, philanthrope, fondateur et longtemps propriétaire des Expos de Montréal, Charles Bronfman a connu une vie fascinante riche d’anecdotes et d’enseignements. S’il est né...

The Long Run: A Memoir of Loss and Life in Motion

by Catriona Menzies-Pike

An unlikely marathoner finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running.

Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist,...

The Good Intent

by John Renning Phillips

In 1918, John Pressley Phillips, the son of William Walker Phillips of Fresno, married Ruth Anderson, the daughter of David Pressley Anderson of Santa Rosa. Their common ancestor was David Adams, Jr., who served...

The Hue and Cry at Our House: A Year Remembered

by Benjamin Taylor

A memoir of one tumultuous year of boyhood in Fort Worth, Texas, opening with a handshake with JFK, and recalling the changes and revelations of the months that followed.


“A marvel of a book—elegant,...

Never Call Me a Hero

by N. Jack "Dusty" Kleiss, Timothy Orr & Laura Orr


Free Roll

by Brandt Tobler


· What it's like on a daily basis to bet hundreds of thousands of dollars working for some of the largest professional gamblers in Las Vegas?


· How to spend a summer house-sitting...

The Personal Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant

by Ulysses S. Grant

The Personal Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography by Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, focused mainly on his military career during the Mexican–American War and...

Demon in My Blood

by Elizabeth Rains

Until recently, hepatitis C—which infects 170 million people throughout the world—was always fatal. But today there is finally a remarkable cure.

Elizabeth Rains describes how she was likely infected with hepatitis...

Mistress and Commander

by Amelia Dalton

Weary of her Yorkshire county life of grouse moors and hunt balls, Amelia Dalton threw herself instead into running a deep sea trawler amongst the closed community of fishermen in NE Scotland in the ‘90s....

On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety

by Andrea Petersen

A celebrated science and health reporter offers a wry, bracingly honest account of living with anxiety.


A racing heart. Difficulty breathing. Overwhelming dread. Andrea Petersen was first diagnosed with an anxiety...

A Girl Walks into a Book: What the Brontës Taught Me about Life, Love, and Women's Work

by Miranda Pennington

How many times have you heard readers argue about which is better, Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights? The works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne continue to provoke passionate fandom over a century after their deaths....

Death Need Not Be Fatal

by Malachy McCourt & Brian McDonald

Before he runs out of time, Irish bon vivant MALACHY MCCOURT shares his views on death - sometimes hilarious and often poignant - and on what will or won't happen after his last breath is drawn.

During the course...

The Fact of a Body

by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

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Home Free

by Rifka Kreiter

On a bus trip to a Catskill Mountain ashram, Rifka Kreiter recollects her past as she travels to meet Swamiji, another new guru on the scene in the bustling spiritual marketplace of 1976. Memories abound of...

Being a Dad Is Weird

by Ben Falcone

A funny and intimate look at fatherhood from the actor and writer/director of The Boss and Tammy that combines stories about his own larger-than-life dad and how his experiences raising two daughters with his...

How Dare the Sun Rise

by Sandra Uwiringiyimana & Abigail Pesta

This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated...