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Double Down: Reflections on Gambling and Loss

by Frederick Barthelme & Steven Barthelme

"So each night begins. One of us picks up the other and we drive into the Mississippi darkness, headed for a place where everything is different." This first nonfiction book by Frederick Barthelme, author of...


O Hudd Ei Ddoe

by Myron Wyn Evans

This is the first volume of my autobiography covering the years 1950 to 1968, when I left Pontardawe Grammar School. The book opens with an extensive and rigorously authentic genealogy going back to the mid...


If the Creek Don't Rise: My Life Out West with the Last Black Widow of the Civil War

by Rita Williams

When Rita Williams was four, her mother died in a Denver boarding house. This death delivered Rita into the care of her aunt Daisy, the last surviving African American widow of a Union soldier and a maverick...


A 1980s Childhood: From He-Man to Shell Suits

by Michael A. Johnson

Do you remember trying to solve a Rubik's Cube whilst dressed in your He-Man picture pyjamas? Did you try to make 'cool' sound effects with your mouth like Jones from the Police Academy films? Or maybe you swooned...


Daughter of the Queen of Sheba: A Memoir

by Jacki Lyden

As a foreign correspondent for NPR, Jacki Lyden has spent her adult life on the frontlines in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world. Her childhood was a war zone of a different kind. Her mother suffered...


Restless in Peace: A Psychic Mortician's Encounters with Those who Refuse to Rest

by Mariah de la Croix

A deceased undertaker still carries out his life’s work. Ghost children chase people who walk down a corridor . . .

Alternately hair-raising, creepy, and touching, Mariah de la Croix’s encounters with the...


Encounter with Hell: My Terrifying Clash with a Demonic Entity

by Alexis McQuillan

The events in this story are true, but the names and locations have been changed to protect the reader. Alexis is a psychic who never believed in demons until she came face to face with pure evil. This is her...


Manhattan, When I Was Young

by Mary Cantwell

Mary Cantwell, who has been a writer and editor at Mademoiselle and Vogue and a writer at the New York Times, gives us an elegant and lyrical autobiographical account of a time and place that for some exists...


In the Presence of Spirits: A True Story of Ghostly Visitations

by Barbara Parks

Traumatized by vicious poltergeist attacks that lasted five years, Barbara Parks never imagined that her deep-rooted fear of ghosts would disappear. A momentous turning point occurs when, still mourning the...


All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis, 1922-1927

by C. S. Lewis

The life of the young Lewis was filled with contemplations quite different from those of the mature author. This early diary gives readers a window on the world of his formative years. Edited and with an Introduction...


The Last Gentleman Adventurer: Coming of Age in the Arctic

by Edward Beauclerk Maurice & Lawrence Millman

"This is a great book about life at remote bases in Canada's far north as seen by a young English boy who went there by himself to see the world and got more than he could have bargained for. Beautifully written."...


Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life

by Natalie Dykstra

A revelatory life of Clover Adams, casting a lens on her iconic marriage to historian Henry Adams and her fatal embrace of photography in her last months


Surviving Galeras

by Stanley Williams & Fen Montaigne

Through a harrowing first-person account of an eruption and its aftermath, SURVIVING GALERAS reveals the fascinating, high-risk realm of volcanology and explores the profound impact volcanoes have had on the...


Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World

by Norman Lebrecht

Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed...


Father's Day: A Journey into the Mind and Heart of My Extraordinary Son

by Buzz Bissinger

The best-selling author of Friday Night Lights and 3 Nights in August journeys across country and into the psyche of his son and traveling companion, where he finds not only the remarkable skills and debilities...


The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter

by Ian O'Connor

This unparalleled close-up is the definitive book of baseball's most iconic player, Derek Jeter. The shortstop-next-door, the King of the City, the last clean champion of the game, learn what has made Jeter...


Reading, Writing, and Leaving Home: Life on the Page

by Lynn Freed

Equal parts revelation and inspiration, these eleven essays combine a memoir of an exotic life, reflections on the art and craft of writing, and a brilliant examination of the always complex relationship between...


The Tigress of Forli: Renaissance Italy's Most Courageous and Notorious Countess, Caterina Riario Sforza de' Medici

by Elizabeth Lev

A Rome-based American historian tells the extraordinary story of Caterina Sforza, perhaps the most prominent woman of Renaissance Italy, who was a wife, a mother, a leader, and a warrior with the courage to...


When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine

by Monica Wood

Monica Wood's moving memoir of the season in 1963 Mexico, Maine, as she, her mother, and her three sisters healed after the loss of their mill-worker father and then the nation's loss of its handsome young...


Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution

by Luisita Lopez Torregrosa

A seductive memoir of a life-changing affair during a time of revolution as it unfolds over a decade and across three continents, surprising both lovers with the power and urgency of love.