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The Object Parade: Essays

by Dinah Lenney

This new collection of interconnected essays marches to a provocative premise: what if one way to understand your life was to examine the objects within it? Which objects would you choose? What memories do they...


Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line

by Michael Gibney

NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME

The back must slave to feed the belly. . . . In this urgent and unique book, chef Michael Gibney uses twenty-four hours to animate the intricate...


The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race

by Sara Barron

Welcome to the perverse and hilarious mind of Sara Barron. In The Harm in Asking, she boldly addresses the bizarre indignities of everyday life: from invisible pets to mobster roommates, from a hatred of mayonnaise...


Exodus: A memoir

by Deborah Feldman

The author of the explosive New York Times-bestselling memoir Unorthodox chronicles her continuing journey as a single mother, an independent woman, and a religious refugee.

 

In 2009, at the age of twenty-three,...


The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy

by Antal Szerb & Len Rix

In August 1936 a Hungarian writer in his mid-thirties arrives by train in Venice, on a journey overshadowed by the coming war and charged with intense personal nostalgia. Aware that he might never again visit...


My Invented Country

by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende evokes the magnificent landscapes of her country; a charming, idiosyncratic Chilean people with a violent history and an indomitable spirit; and the politics, religion, myth, and magic of her...


From The Feet Up

by Tanya Saad

Tanya Saad's life wasn't perfect but it wasn't far off. Happily occupied with a demanding job, the competitive cycling she loved and the support of her irrepressible family, she wasn't given to introspection....


Given Time: Living Our Last Months Together

by Helen Park Bigelow

Relishing the last year together, through heartbreak and chemo Above all, this is a love story. Two strong, artistic people face the kind of diagnosis nobody wants. With searing effect, this memoir shows the...


Shy: A Memoir

by Sian Prior

Sian Prior has maintained a career in the public eye, as a broadcaster and performer, for more than twenty years. For far longer than that she has suffered from excruciating shyness. Eventually, after bolting...


In the Valley of the Yangtze: Stories from an American Childhood in China

by Helen Roberts Thomas & Katherine P. Granfield

A China-born daughter of American Episcopal missionaries tells a story of China that is little-known to both Chinese and Americans in this robust memoir. What were Americans doing in China in the 1920s and 30s,...


Ebb and Flow

by Jenny Hayward

Ebb and Flow is a collection of interesting and personal articles in date order about the author's life and family. Jenny Hayward married her childhood sweetheart in 1942 during her husband's embarkation leave...


Girl at the End of the World: My Escape from Fundamentalism in Search of Faith with a Future

by Elizabeth Esther

I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the...


The Unlikely Settler

by Lipika Pelham

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen by an outsider who craves to make sense of herself, her marriage, and the city she lives in

The Unlikely Settler is none other than a young Bengali journalist who moves to...


The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt

by David Giffels

In The Hard Way on Purpose, David Giffels takes us on an insider’s journey through the wreckage and resurgence of America’s Rust Belt. A native who never knew the good times, yet never abandoned his hometown...


A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran

by Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd & Joshua Fattal

Three Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity reveal, for the first time, the full story of their imprisonment and fight for freedom.


Moonlighting: Tales and misadventures of a working life with eels

by Michael Brown

In spring 1973, Michael Brown, a young freelance travel writer, took a phone call from a friend: ‘Why don't you come down to Somerset and see these things called elvers - they migrate up river at night on the...


Fishing with Harry: A tale of piscatorial mayhem

by Tony Baws & Suzie Baws

Harry, an incorrigible, engaging and dapper biscuit salesman in his forties, ex-Army and the City, becomes the unlikely angling companion of young Tony, the love-struck, shy 19-year-old accountant who is courting...


War Classics: The Remarkable Memoir of Scottish Scholar Christina Keith on the Western Front

by Flora Johnston

Christina Keith came from the small town of Thurso on the far north coast of Scotland. Highly intelligent and ambitious, she became a lecturer in Classics at a time when that was still a brave and unusual choice...


Everything Is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia

by Sigrid Rausing

Just like it was taken for granted that houses could be abandoned and slowly decay, so it was taken for granted that people died in prisons, and that it was possible that no-one would really ever know the cause...


The Mirror Inside - A Journey to Finding Answers to Ulcerative Colitis from Within

by Zoe Chloe Douglas

After growing up in East Germany under the rule of the Stasi, with a father who abused her mother, Zoe came to know her two ugly sisters, Fear and Grief, very well. She describes the country and her living situation...