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As Green as Grass: Growing Up Before, During & After the Second World War

by Emma Smith

Uprooted from her beloved Great Western Beach, Emma Smith moves with her family from Newquay to the Devonshire village of Crapstone. But the dust has hardly settled when tragedy strikes, and Emma's father, a...


Dog House: A Love Story

by Carol Prisant

Dog House wasn't supposed to be a book about love. It was supposed to be a hugely funny account of the dogs in Carol Prisant's life. And not just the dogs, but that first bird she found at Woolworth's, the monkey...


The Desolation of a Tortured Soul

by George Colby Hoffman

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My story begins in my home state of Maryland, where I was the youngest of three children. From my earliest memories, I was the victim of severe abuse at the hands of my birth father, which I endured...


Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life

by Neil Steinberg

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg loved his job, his wife, and his two young sons. But he also loved to drink. Drunkard is an unflinchingly honest account of one man's descent into alcoholism and his...


Mind Without a Home: A Memoir of Schizophrenia

by Kristina Morgan

Experience the inner world of a woman with schizophrenia in this brutally honest, lyrical memoir.

Have you ever wondered what it is like in the mind of a person with Schizophrenia? How can one survive day after...


Hopeless But Not Serious: The Autobiography of the Urban Voltaire

by Jack Mclean

In the early 1950s Sir Winston Churchill met the Irish politician Sean Lemass, who was later to become Taoiseach. The great statesman remarked upon the economic circumstances of Britain at the time. 'The situation...


Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

by Maxim Leo & Shaun Whiteside

Now, married with two children and the Wall a distant memory, Maxim decides to find the answers to the questions he couldn't ask. Why did his parents, once passionately in love, grow apart? Why did his father...


The Bedside Urban Voltaire

by Jack Mclean

Jack McLean - aka The Urban Voltaire - was one of the most original columnists in the Scottish press. In the 1980s and 1990s he became an institution with a loyal readership as well as a healthy number of opponents...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!: From the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to the Baja Outback: Reflections and Revisionings

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national...


Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree: The Search for My Melungeon Ancestors

by Lisa Alther

Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers...


American Brother

by Elisa M. Camara

On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber rammed a truck filled with explosives into barracks housing United States Marines in Beirut, Lebanon. Two hundred forty-one Americans died that day. Among them, Sgt. Mecot...


Smile Big Run Hard: Fifty Miles Every Day for Fifty Days

by Sam Boatwright

Smile Big, Run Hard is a testament to what the human body can endure. Covering the 2500 miles around the coast of mainland UK this book offers a unique experience for its reader. The run was nicknamed Epic Run...


Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant

by Pietro Pinti

Pietro Pinti, born as he says 'in the Middle Ages,' worked the land with hoe and plow from his earliest youth. Growing up under Mussolini's Fascist regime on a farm near Florence, he and his family lived under...


Anna: A Daughter's Life

by William Loizeaux

“Inspiration, a word that has lost its usefulness, regains it in this book.”—Frederick Busch, author of Don’t Tell Anyone and A Memory of War Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome,...


Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

by Sarah Leavitt

In this powerful memoir the the LA Times calls “moving, rigorous, and heartbreaking," Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand-...


The Star Factory

by Ciaran Carson

Belfast is a city that seems eternally scarred by the jagged, confusing lines of its sectarian map, but Ciaran Carson remembers and invents the city in which he grew up as a fractured, haunted urban labyrinth....


Earth Pilgrim: Conversations with Satish Kumar

by Satish Kumar

In Earth Pilgrim, Satish Kumar draws on his personal experience as well as his understanding of the spiritual traditions of both East and West. The book takes the form of conversations between Satish and others...


Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir

by Scott Pomfret

Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than...


Journey To My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer

by Israel Zamir

When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and...


Ingmar Bergman: An Artist's Journey

by Roger W. Oliver

At 77, Bergman no longer works in film, the medium that brought him world fame; he gave it up in 1983, when he announced that Fanny and Alexander would be his last film. This ingenious little collection is Oliver's...