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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...


Incomplete Without My Brother, Adonis

by Kaizer Mabhilidi Nyatsumba

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"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

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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

Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider...


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...


The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914

by Bela Zombory-Moldovan & Peter Zombory-Moldovan

Publishing during the 100th Anniversary of the First World War

 

An NYRB Classics Original

 

The budding young Hungarian artist Béla Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in...


The Birth of Korean Cool

by Euny Hong

A FRESH, FUNNY, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW SOUTH KOREA REMADE ITSELF AS THE WORLD’S POP CULTURE POWERHOUSE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

By now, everyone in the world knows the song “Gangnam Style” and Psy, an...


Pretty Takes Practice: A Southern Woman's Search for the Real Meaning of Beauty

by Charla Muller

Charla Muller's first book, 365 Nights, was called "entertaining" (Albuquerque Journal), "surprising [and] remarkable" (The Independent [London]). It also launched her into the public eye-and brought her to...


Eva and Me

by Eva MacIntyre & John MacIntyre

How radically lives can be altered by sudden twists of fate . . . by luck . . . by backroom politics in a darkened corridor in Beijing. From an orphanage in Guongdong, South China and the 13,000 kilometer (8,000...


Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me

by Yamma Brown & Robin Gaby Fisher

Being the child of a global superstar is never easy, but being the daughter of the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business”—that’s a category unto itself. Like every little girl, Yamma Brown wanted her...


Catastrophe: Oy Vey, My Child Is Gay (and an Addict)

by Anne Lapedus Brest

Catastrophe is the story of a Jewish mother who discovers, much to her shock and horror, that not only is her once well-grounded, beautiful, talented, and King David–educated daughter gay, but she’s also...


Teaching Will: What Shakespeare and 10 Kids Gave Me that Hollywood Couldn't

by Mel Ryane

After the waning of her successful acting career, Mel Ryane found herself creatively adrift and proposed creating an after-school Shakespeare program at a local inner-city public school. Loaded with an armory...


The Dream of Water

by Kyoko Mori

In 1990 author Kyoko Mori returned to her native Japan to visit the "landscape of my childhood." There--looking for the house in which her mother killed herself, running on land that was once water, and retracing...


Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir

by Robert Timberg

Acclaimed journalist Robert Timberg's extraordinary, long-awaited memoir of his struggle to reclaim his life and find his calling after being severely burned as a young Marine lieutenant in Vietnam

In January...


The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

by Takasue no Musume Sugawara no, Sonja Arntzen & Moriyuki Ito

A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life,...


Not My Story: A Kitchen Sink Memoir Featuring a Home Invasion, Sexual Assault, Recovery, Restorative Justice, Parenting and a Love a

by Pip Brennan

Imagine you have found the ideal new home for yourself and your young daughter after several years of upheaval. You can't believe your luck! Not only is the new house wonderful, but your handsome (single) neighbour...


A Touch of Treason

by QC, Ian Hamilton & Tommy Sheridan

This is the swashbuckling life story of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, who made himself world-famous on Xmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the...