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HOPEFUL - an autobiography

by Omid Djalili

Omid Djalili's fascinating story begins with an unconventional childhood spent at his family's London guesthouse for visiting Iranians. At school he is kept busy with the beginnings of a passionate love affair...


Isis in America: The Classic Eyewitness Account of Madame Blavatsky's Journey to America and theOccult Revolution She Ignited

by Henry S Olcott

Theosophical Society cofounder Colonel Henry Steel Olcott's memoirs cover his years with Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and the birth of the American occult-part of the new Tarcher Supernatural Library.

There...


Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of Our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of Our Troops and Country

by Frank Walker

Who really paid the price for the British nuclear tests in the Australian outback?

In the 1950s and 60s, the British government, working with the Australian government, conducted nuclear tests at Monte Bello...


Hell:  My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers

by Tom Maxwell

The Swing Movement -- all jazz hands and high-waisted pants -- advanced and receded in good order. I wrote this book to tell the other side of the story. I want you to know about the oddball collection of iconoclasts...


Worn Stories

by Emily Spivack

Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers....


My Tale of Woe

by Patricia Hastings

Synopsis:

My Tale of Woe is the tell-all true story of an ex-cult member, raped into submission, tortured, and left to fend in a world of craziness.

In her own words:

"I didn't know what I was getting myself...


Without Knowing Mr Walkley

by Edith Olivier

"Nowadays, one meets fewer 'Characters' than of old, and life seems to be far more uniform. Everyone knew some oddities in their childhood, curious people who looked and behaved quite unlike others, but such...


Wiltshire

by Edith Olivier

This "landscape of the uplands" has been described as "an ocean of rolling grass"; and, with its distinct and yet unaccented separateness, it looks like the green eye of England.' Originally compiled by the...


Night Thoughts of a Country Landlady

by Edith Olivier

"When the War drove her to fill the house with strange guests, it also drove her to fill her diary with strange thoughts... This broadened hospitality, and these unaccustomed contacts, completely changed for...


Country Moods and Tenses

by Edith Olivier

. . . let the townsman say what he will, country life has more variety . . .' A contemporary of Cecil Beaton, Siegfried Sassoon and Rex Whistler, Edith Olivier is best known for her first book, the novella,...


On Gold Mountain

by Lisa See

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism...


The Blue Box: Three Lives in Letters

by Sallie Bingham

A family history centered around three generations of women spans the Civil War through the Jazz Age.


Where To?: A Hack Memoir

by Dmitry Samarov

Stories, sketches, and paintings crafted from a vantage point few people have access to: behind the wheel of a cab.


Incomplete Without My Brother, Adonis

by Kaizer Mabhilidi Nyatsumba

Synopsis:

"We walked on a patch of grass that seemed to have been burnt a few hours earlier, with soot covering our feet. There, in front of us, lay my beloved brother, Adonis, lifeless, his body facing up....


My Family and Other Scousers: A Liverpool Boy's Summer of Adventure in '69

by Dave Joy

This is an evocative memoir of Liverpool in the summer of 1969, as seen through the eyes of eleven-year-old Deejay. Infused with a distinctive Scouse sense of humour, this book tells the story of how Deejay...


Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

by Kathleen Flinn

A delicious memoir from the author of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry

In this family history interwoven with recipes, Kathleen Flinn returns readers to the mix of food and memoir beloved by readers...


Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

by MD, Judy Melinek & T.J. Mitchell

The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician...


A Full House: A Canadian Historical Novel of Pioneer Adventure

by Lillian Ross

Synopsis:

A Full House is a historical novel of farm life in Alberta, Canada, in the 1930's, 1940's and '50's. The book follows the historical novels: Book #1 The Gentle Gamblers, and book #2 The Tender Years....


Taking the Lead

by Derek Hough

Sometimes I've taken home the trophy, sometimes I've stumbled or tripped over my own feet. But every move I've made has shaped me into the person I am today.

Season after season, millions of fans tune into Dancing...


Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope

by Lisa C. Paul

In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student living in Moscow and working as a nanny, enters Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so begins a two year friendship and...