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After a Funeral: A Memoir

PEN/Ackerley Prize 1987

by Diana Athill

A classic memoir by the author of the New York Times bestseller Somewhere Towards the End.When Diana Athill met the man she calls Didi, she fell in love instantly and out of love just as fast. Didi's quirks,...


Muck: A Memoir

by Craig Sherborne

"Mordantly true to life."-J. M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for LiteratureWith their only son on the brink of adolescence, the nouveaux-riches Sherbornes move away from the city to start a new, gentrified...


Drawing the Map of Heaven: An African Writer in America

by Tanure Ojaide

The celebrated Nigerian writer Tanure Ojaide relates here his experience of living in the United States where he has been based teaching and writing since 1996.


Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

by John McCusker

Edward "Kid" Ory (1886-1973) was a trombonist, composer, recording artist, and early New Orleans jazz band leader. Creole Trombone tells his story from birth on a rural sugar cane plantation in a French-speaking,...


First Things First: The Rules of Being a Warner

by Kurt Warner, Brenda Warner & Jennifer Schuchmann

Kurt Warner is the two-time NFL MVP–winning quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals. Brenda Warner is an ex-Marine turned stay-at-home mom who collects coats for low-income kids and rocks babies to sleep at a...


I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature

by Lucia Perillo

Acclaimed poet and MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Lucia Perillo, a former park ranger who loved to hike the Cascade Mountains alone and prided herself on daring solo skis down the wild slopes of Mount Rainier,...


This Is the One: Sir Alex Ferguson: The Uncut Story of a Football Genius

by Daniel Taylor

This is the One is a fascinating insight into the mindset and winning temperament of the recently retired Sir Alex Ferguson, the most success manager in English football. When This Is The One was first published...


I'm Your Man

by Sylvie Simmons

The legend behind such songs as “Suzanne,” “Bird on the Wire” and “Hallelujah” andthe poet and novelist behind such groundbreaking literary works as Beautiful Losers and Book of Mercy, Leonard Cohen...


A Novel Approach to Life

by Coleen Grissom

As an administrator and teacher at San Antonio's Trinity University for five decades, Coleen Grissom saw the rise of feminism, the sexual revolution, and the tragic deaths of students, friends, and family. This...


John Gardner: Literary Outlaw

by Barry Silesky

For a decade--from 1973 to 1982--John Gardner was one of America's most famous writers and certainly its most flamboyantly opinionated. His 1973 novel, The Sunlight Dialogues, was on the New York Times bestseller...


Bloodsworth: The True Story of One Man's Triumph over Injustice

by Tim Junkin

Charged with the rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl in 1984, Kirk Bloodsworth was tried, convicted, and sentenced to die in Maryland’s gas chamber. From the beginning, he proclaimed his innocence, but...


Off the Deep End

by W. Hodding Carter

Hodding Carter dreamed of being an Olympian as a kid. He worshipped Mark Spitz, swam his heart out, and just missed qualifying for the Olympic trials in swimming as a college senior. Although he didn't qualify...


Call Sign, White Lily (New, Enlarged Fourth Edition with Bonus Material)

by M.G. Crisci & Yelena Sivolap

When Mother Russia called, Lilia Litvyak traded her childhood for a YAK-1 fighter and shredded Hitler's vaunted all-male Luftwaffe on her way to becoming the world's first female ace.

With her country under siege,...


Sunnyvale: The Rise and Fall of a Silicon Valley Family

by Jeff Goodell

In Sunnyvale, California, in 1979, Jeff Goodell's family lived quietly on Meadowlark Lane, unaware that their town was soon to become ground zero in the digital revolution. Over the course of the next decade,...


Love Is the Thread: A Knitting Friendship

by Leslie Moise

Love is the Thread centers on the friendship between Kristine -- an artist, knitter, and wise soul -- and the author. Each woman faces serious challenges as they meet. Leslie is reweaving her life after an abusive...


Beyond Measure: A Memoir About Short Stature & Inner Growth

by Ellen Frankel

A touching, tender and at times funny account of a woman's struggle for stature in a 4 foot 8½ inch tall body, Beyond Measure speaks to the heart of soul-breaking attempts to fit an arbitrary and elusive cultural...


Off Kilter: A Woman's Journey to Peace with Scoliosis, Her Mother, and Her Polish Heritage

by Linda C. Wisniewski

Even before she was diagnosed with scoliosis at thirteen, Linda C. Wisniewski felt off kilter. Born to an emotionally abusive father and long-suffering mother in the Polish Catholic community of upstate New...


Whitman's Self: Mysticism In the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman

by Paul Hourihan & Anna Hourihan

OPEN THE HEART of Self-Discovery through the Life and Amazing Works of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was known as the "Good Gray Poet" who paved the way for modern American poetry. The epithets "good" and "gray"...


Ahad Ha'am Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'am and the origins of Zionism

by Steven J Zipperstein & Arthur Hertzberg

An incisive biography of the guiding intellectual presence – and chief internal critic – of Zionism, during the movement’s formative years between the 1880s and the 1920s. Ahad Ha’am (‘One of the People’)...


From Russia to Love: The Life and Music of Viktoria Mullova

by Eva Chapman

The great violinist Viktoria Mullova’s story is one of striking contrasts and huge challenges. As a young musician she was a bright star in the Soviet musical firmament, but she stunned the world when she...