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Coming Up Trumps

by Jean Trumpington

In this characteristically trenchant memoir, the indomitable Jean Trumpington looks back on her long and remarkable life. The daughter of an officer in the Bengal Lancers and an American heiress, Jean Campbell-Harris...


Recollections of Jerusalem

by Anya Berezina Derrick

In this autobiography, readers see how Anya Derrick’s life has been intimately connected to the earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine. There, surrounded by political conflict and religious tensions, she was...


Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home

by Nina Stibbe

"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe...


Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel

by Jason Padgett & Maureen Ann Seaberg

The remarkable story of an ordinary man whose world was transformed when a traumatic brain injury left him with an extraordinary mathematical gift.


My Accidental Jihad

by Krista Bremer

"Utterly absorbing . . . A beautiful book." -Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

"A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman." -Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Fifteen years ago,...


Moonrise

by Penny Wolfson

Moonrise is Penny Wolfson’s first-person account of her family, her son Ansel, and his progressive disability, caused by the genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The journey begins when he is born...


My Argument with the Gestapo: Autobiographical novel

by Thomas Merton

Of the full-length prose works that Thomas Merton wrote before he entered the Cistercian Order in 1941, only My Argument with the Gestapo has survived––perhaps in part because it was a book that...


Opposite Mandela: Encounters with South Africa's Icon

by Tony Leon

Tony Leon has written a book of unique insight into an unexplored aspect of the presidency and leadership of Nelson Mandela. Opposite Mandela relates the untold stories of how South Africa's first democratic...


The World Is My Home: A Memoir

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

Literary legend James A. Michener was “a Renaissance man, adventurous, inquisitive, unpretentious and unassuming, with an encyclopedic mind and a generous heart” (The New York Times Book Review). In this...


Songs Only You Know: A Memoir

by Sean Madigan Hoen

Songs Only You Know begins when Sean is 18 and spans a dark decade when his father succumbs to crack addiction, his parents' marriage crumbles, and his younger sister spirals into a fatal depression. Sean's...


Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective

by scott crow & Kathleen Cleaver

Tracing a life of radical activism and the emergence of a grassroots organization in the face of disaster, this chronicle describes scott crow's headlong rush into the political storm surrounding the catastrophic...


The Yorkshire Shepherdess

by Amanda Owen

Now a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller.

Amanda Owen has been seen by millions on ITV's The Dales, living a life that has almost gone in today's modern world, a life ruled by the seasons and her animals. She is...


Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist InsideWalter Reed Army Medical Center

by Adele Levine

M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, darkly funny, and totally unique debut memoir from physical therapist Adele Levine.

In her six years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Adele Levine rehabilitated...


Packing Up: Further Adventures of a Trailing Spouse

by Brigid Keenan

Brigid Keenan was a successful young London fashion journalist when she fell in love with a diplomat and left behind the gilt chairs of the Paris salons for a large chicken shed in Nepal. Her bestselling account...


Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and Meaning in the Tetons

by Mary Beth Baptiste

Aware that her youth is slipping by, Mary Beth Baptiste decides to escape her lackluster, suburban life in coastal Massachusetts to pursue her lifelong dream of being a Rocky Mountain woodswoman. To the horror...


The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

by Marina Keegan & Anne Fadiman

An affecting and hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate whose title essay captured the world’s attention in 2012 and turned her into an icon for her generation....


Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

by Martin Goldsmith

A tale of the ill-fated voyage of the St. Louis to Auschwitz and a grandson's memorial seventy years later.


Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs

by Pearl Cleage

In addition to being one of the most popular living playwrights in America, Pearl Cleage is a bestselling author with an Oprah Book Club pick and multiple awards to her credit, but there was a time when such...


Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever's Search for the Truth about Everything

by Barbara Ehrenreich

From the New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed comes a brave, frank, and exquisitely written memoir that will change the way you see the world.

Barbara Ehrenreich is one of the most important...


Maggie & Me: Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland

by Damian Barr

It's 12 October 1984. An IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. In small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mum rips her wedding...