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The Good Shufu: Finding Love, Self, and Home on the Far Side of the World

by Tracy Slater

The brave, wry, irresistible journey of a fiercely independent American woman who finds everything she ever wanted in the most unexpected place.


Shufu: in Japanese it means “housewife,” and it’s the...

Nobody Will Believe You

by Mary Manning & Nicola Pierce

‘Over and over again he warned me he would kill me if I told anyone. I was completely isolated. He made sure of that.’

Mary was ten years old when she first met her stepfather, Sean McDarby. From the very...

Paradise and Promises: Chronicles of My Life with a Self-Declared, Modern-Day Buddha

by Marlowe Sand

An ordinary woman's insightful and poetic narrative of enchantment and intoxication, hangover and victory in a cult: compelling reading for those interested in power and dependence, choice and responsibility....

No Place But Here: A Teacher's Vocation in a Rural Community

by Garret Keizer

A Christopher Award-winning story of Keizer's experiences teaching in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Building Community, Chinatown Style: A Half Century of Leadership in San Francisco Chinatown

by Gordon Chin

Gordon Chin, nationally recognized community leader and activist, tells the compelling story of the rise of civic and political power in San Francisco's Chinatown from the 1960s through the election of a Chinese...

Wild Boys: A Parent's Story of Tough Love

by Helena Pastor

Wild Boys explores the challenge of disengaged youth from a mother’s perspective and offers an intimate insight into rarely chronicled aspects of youth work For too long, Helena, a mother of four boys, has...

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide

by Michael B. Oren


Michael B. Oren’s memoir of his time as Israel’s ambassador to the United States—a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle...

The Monkey on My Back: A Memoir

by Debbi Morgan

A deeply personal memoir spanning three generations of women, this is the intimate autobiography of Emmy Award–winning actress Debbi Morgan, best known as Angie Hubbard on the long-running soap opera All My...

Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home

by Jessica Fechtor

A national bestseller and winner of a 2015 Living Now Book Award, Stir is an exquisite memoir about how food connects us to ourselves, our lives, and each other.


At 28, Jessica Fechtor was happily immersed...

Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget

by Sarah Hepola


For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like...

How to Catch a Russian Spy: The True Story of an American Civilian Turned Double Agent

by Naveed Jamali & Ellis Henican

The fascinating story of a young American amateur who helped the FBI bust a Russian spy in New York—named the Funniest Book of the Year by The Washington Post, sold in ten countries, and to be a major motion...


by Megan Kimble

In the tradition of Michael Pollan’s bestselling In Defense of Food comes this remarkable chronicle, from a founding editor of Edible Baja Arizona, of a young woman’s year-long journey of eating only whole,...

Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents

by Kurt Caswell

Writer, teacher, and adventurer Kurt Caswell has spent his adult life canoeing, hiking, and pedaling his way toward a deeper understanding of our vast and varied world. Getting to Grey Owl: A Man's Journey across...

White Night

by Kathi Haacke Morehead

Can death teach us the lessons we missed in life? Is the journey over or just beginning? Joanna lived the perfect life: perfect daughter, wife, and mother ... or so she thought until she died. Is death the end...

Profits of War: Inside the Secret U.S.-Israeli Arms Network

by Ari Ben-Menashe

In this seminal work originally published in 1992, an insider account from the man who paid off the Iranians for the American hostages


Ari Ben-Menashe spent more than a decade in the innermost circles of...

The Sty's the Limit: When Middle Age Gets Mucky

by Simon Dawson

'An amazing story of love, laughter and the challenges of living from the land ... Simon's self-sufficient rural life is an inspiration to us all' - Ben Fogle

Following a drunken misunderstanding Simon Dawson...

The Crazy and The Damned: An OCD Memoir: A Story of Hope & Victory

by Robert Lanni

How does one describe the intrusive and disturbing thoughts that plague the mind of an OCD sufferer? When author Robert Lanni sat down in front of his computer in January of 2013, he had asked himself the same...

Two Years and Four Months in a Lunatic Asylum

by Hiram Chase

I have been urged ever since I left the Asylum, by friends, to write my history of those two unfortunate years, and give it to the public. This I did purpose to do while I was in the asylum, as soon as I left...

At Any Cost: Overcoming Every Obstacle to Bring Our Children Home

by Mike Jones & Hayley Jones

When Mike and Hayley set out to adopt a child from Sierra Leone, Africa, never in their wildest imaginations did they dream this venture would lead to the "Jones Dozen." This dramatically moving story will amaze...

Not My Buddy: one woman, a dog and their journey towards healing

by Tracey Berkowitz

How is it possible to love something that almost ends your life? Three days after the arrival of "Buddy," an adorable Golden Retriever puppy, Tracey Berkowitz's picture perfect life shatters. Almost overnight,...