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Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan

by Kathleen Jamie

When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie’s small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.

Among...


Brothers in Arms: THE EPIC STORY OF THE 761ST TANK BATTALION, WWII'S FORGOTTEN HEROES

by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar & Anthony Walton

A powerful wartime saga in the bestselling tradition of Flags of Our Fathers, BROTHERS IN ARMS recounts the extraordinary story of the 761st “Black Panthers,” the first all-black armored unit to see combat...


The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker

by Eric Liu

Beyond black and white, native and alien, lies a vast and fertile field of human experience. It is here that Eric Liu, former speechwriter for President Clinton and noted political commentator, invites us to...


Whitney Houston: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt and Be Biographies

She still wondered, "Am I good enough? Am I pretty enough? Will they like me?" It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end. If you could hear me, no I would tell...


The Final Curtsey: A Royal Memoir by the Queen's Cousin

by Margaret Rhodes

This is the intimate and revealing autobiography of Margaret Rhodes, the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and the niece of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. Margaret was born into the Scottish aristocracy,...


Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

by Shawn Johnson

Twenty-year-old American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national...


The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

by Alice Schroeder

Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice...


Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets

by Carissa Phelps & Larkin Warren

"Riveting . . . A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief." (Kirkus Reviews)

A School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Teens

A Joan...


I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me

by Joan Rivers

NOW WITH NEW MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK EDITION

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850

“How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?” —Joan Rivers, today,...


Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter

by Randy L. L. Schmidt & Dionne Warwick

An intimate profile of one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century, this first full-length biography of Karen Carpenter details every aspect of her life, from her modest Connecticut upbringing...


Shannon: Betrayed from Birth

by Rose Martin

On February 19, 2008, Shannon Matthews disappeared while making her way home from a school swimming trip in the UK. The 999 call made by her mother, Karen, alerted the police to the nine-year-old's disappearance...


Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition

by John Howard Howard Griffin, Studs Terkel & Robert Bonazzi

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.


Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life

by Eugene O'Kelly

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Chasing Daylight is the honest, touching, and ultimately inspirational memoir of former KPMG CEO Eugene O'Kelley, completed in the three-and-a-half months between his diagnosis...


Farewell, My Subaru: One Man's Search for Happiness Living Green Off the Grid

by Doug Fine

Advance praise for Farewell, My Subaru

“Fine is Bryson Funny.” ——Santa Cruz Sentinel

“Fine is an amiable and self-deprecating storyteller in the mold of Douglas Adams. If you're a fan of Hitchhiker's...


Service - Free Preview: A Navy SEAL at War

by Marcus Luttrell & James Hornfischer

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same...


Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

   From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history.

   In 1976, in an obscure scholarly...


A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family

by Lou Ann Walker

From the time she was a toddler, Lou Ann Walker was the ears and voice for her deaf parents. Their family life was warm and loving, but outside the home, they faced a world that misunderstood and often rejected...


Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di

by Kris Waldherr

Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen

Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they were crowned in gold, cosseted in...


I'm Awesome: One Man's Triumphant Quest to Become the Sweetest Dude Ever

by Jason Ellis & Mike Tully

Jason Ellis does it all. And he has excelled at everything he sets his mind to: X Games skateboarding, satellite radio, professional mixed martial arts, boxing, moto, truck racing, TV, and movies. Now he shares...


A Natural Woman: A Memoir

by Carole King

The life that inspired Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. Carole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and...