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Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future

by Jason Epstein

"An irresistible book about Grub Street, authorship and the literary marketplace."—Washington Post Book World  Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past...


Tide, Feather, Snow: A Life in Alaska

by Miranda Weiss

Alaska is a place where know-how is currency and a novice's mistakes can kill you. An extreme landscape in both its beauty and challenges, the state is nicknamed "The Last Frontier" with good reason: Here is...


My Dark Places

by James Ellroy

"Astonishing . . . original, daring, brilliant."

--Philadelphia Inquirer

In 1958 Jean Ellroy was murdered, her body dumped on a roadway in a seedy L.A. suburb.  Her killer was never found, and the police dismissed...


Step by Step

by Lawrence Block

From the revered New York Times bestselling author comes a touching, insightful, and humorous memoir of an unlikely racewalker and world traveler

Before Lawrence Block was the author of bestselling novels featuring...


The Rare and the Beautiful

by Cressida Connolly

Like the better-known Mitfords, the Garman sisters took center stage in Bohemian London during the first half of the twentieth century. Beautiful, flamboyant, and headstrong, they broke away from middle-class...


Madame Tussaud

by Kate Berridge

Millions have visited the museums that bear her name, yet few know much about Madame Tussaud. A celebrated artist, she had both a ringside seat at and a cameo role in the French Revolution. A victim and survivor...


In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

by Neil White

Daddy is going to camp. That's what I told my children. A child psychologist suggested it. “Words like prison and jail conjure up dangerous images for children,” she explained. But it wasn't camp . . .

Neil...


A Horn for Louis

by Eric A. Kimmel

How did famous New Orleans jazz trumpet player Louis Armstrong get his first horn?

 

Seven-year-old Louis Armstrong was too poor to buy a real instrument. He didn’t even go to school. To help his mother pay...


Choosing Hope: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, and Survival

by Ginny Dennehy & Shelley Fralic

A chronicle of family love, unspeakable loss, and the power of healing

Ginny Dennehy was living the dream: a good marriage, two wonderful teenagers, a fulfilling career. Life in Whistler, B.C., seemed tailor-made...


The Long Bridge: Out of the Gulags

by Urszula Muskus

Urszula Muskus (1903-1972) spent sixteen years as a prisoner of Stalinist Russia. Torn from her industrious, middle class life following her husband’s arrest, she was packed into a rail wagon and sent eastwards...


Smashed in the USSR: Fear, Loathing and Vodka on the Steppes

by Caroline Walton & Ivan Petrov

For forty years Ivan Petrov careered, stumbled, staggered and rampaged all over the vast Soviet empire. Homeless (an illegal condition in the communist utopia), in and out of prison camps, almost always drunk,...


Riding Barranca: Finding Freedom and Forgiveness on the Midlife Trail

by Laura Chester

In this remarkable one-year journal, skilled horsewoman and adventurer Laura Chester brings us into her world, where we deeply connect with the earth and its seasons, with beauty and sometimes danger. While...


Once Upon a Time in the Sixties

by Peter Maddick

Peter Maddick remembers most of the sixties - the King's Road, Chelsea; the trendy models and hip photographers; the ad men; the road to St. Tropez; the hippy trail from Kathmandu. And let's not forget what...


Matthew Boulton: Industry's Great Innovator

by Anthony Burton & Jennifer Tann

Without Boulton, James Watt would probably have failed to bring his steam engine to market. By the time of their partnership Boulton was already a successful industrialist manufacturing a range of silver and...


Shards of War: Fleeing to & from Uzbekistan

by Ph. D. Michael G. Kesler

Synopsis: On June 24, 1941, Michael, 16, and his sister, 19, leave their home in Dubno in Ukraine, just ahead of the advancing German armies. Fleeing by foot and train, deep into Ukraine and beyond, the teens...


The House of Gucci

by Sara G. Forden

Did Patrizia Reggiani murder her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci, in 1995 because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi?...


Walking with Jack: A Father's Journey to Become His Son's Caddie

by Don J. Snyder

A long-standing promise from a father to his five-year-old son . . .

A poignant diary that chronicles the journey

When Don Snyder was teaching the game of golf to his young son, Jack, they made a pact: if one...


Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

by Allen Barra

Acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra exposes the uncanny parallels--and lifelong friendship--between two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field.

Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were...


Half in Love: Surviving the Legacy of Suicide

by Linda Sexton

After the agony of witnessing her mother’s multiple—and ultimately successful—suicide attempts, Linda Gray Sexton, daughter of the acclaimed poet Anne Sexton, struggles with an engulfing undertow of depression....


Unmastered

by Katherine Angel

One of O Magazine’s Must-Read Books for June 2013

A provocative and personal meditation on sex, power, and female desire

Today’s women, we’re told, have more options in exercising their desire than ever before...