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A Palace of Silver

by John Sanford

In this touching memoir, first published in 2003, novelist John Sanford reflects upon the life of his wife, screenwriter Maggie Roberts (1905-1989). He describes their private domestic life together as well...


Universal Father: A Life of Pope John Paul II

by Garry O'Connor

Pope John Paul II is now universally considered to have been one of the great leaders of the twentieth century and possibly the most politically influential pope since St Peter. His achievements are well documented,...


Death and the Maidens: Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley Circle

by Janet Todd

1816 was the fateful year when the Romantic poet Shelley and his lover Mary shared a hectic creative and sexual menage in Switzerland with Lord Byron. This intense period drew from the men some of the greatest...


Split: A Memoir of  Divorce

by Suzanne Finnamore

?Not only funny, it?s also fully triumphant...a heartbreaking pleasure to read.?(Elle)

Suzanne Finnamore didn?t see it coming. Well, she saw some things?for example, a cocktail napkin on which her husband had...


The Vogue Factor: The Inside Story of Fashion's Most Illustrious Magazine

by Kirstie Clements

This addictive tell-all exposes the cutthroat culture of the world's most revered fashion masthead. Kirstie Clements started at the front desk answering phones for Vogue Australia. Years of hard work, risk-taking,...


The Secret Life of Aphra Behn

by Janet Todd

�All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn; for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds,� said Virginia Woolf. Yet that tomb, in Westminster Abbey, records...


Island Summers: Memories of a Norwegian Childhood

by Tilly Culme-Seymour

'My grandmother bought the island. The year was 1947 and she was thirty-three, a couple of years older than I am now. She was the visionary sort of person who can make something magical out of very little.'

From...


Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir

by Martha Gellhorn

"Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt," writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the...


In the City: Random Acts of Awareness

by Colette Brooks

An award-winning kaleidoscope of a book that "shocks and stirs the urban heart," capturing city life on the edge of the twenty-first century. What kind of person is a city person?

This is a question of increasing...


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...


How to Bloom Where You Are

by Darial A. Jackson

As you read How to Bloom Where You Are, you will learn how Rev. Darial Jackson faced many challenges and controversies from all angles. He served as a police officer for a number of years, and was later sentenced...


Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War

by Mary Lawlor

Fighter Pilot's Daughter: Growing Up in the Sixties and the Cold War details author and Professor Mary Lawlor's unconventional upbringing in Cold War America. Memories of her early life-as the daughter of 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...


Body with Soul: Shed Pounds, End Diabetes, and Transform Your Health

by Randy Jackson

From beloved American Idol judge a complete, inspiring wellness plan for taking control of your health

The obesity epidemic is spreading throughout America, bringing with it health problems from diabetes to...


A Mayor's Life: Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic

by David N. Dinkins & Peter Knobler

How did a scrawny black kid—the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton—become the 106th mayor of New York City? It’s a remarkable journey. David Norman Dinkins was born in 1927,...


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...


Jane Austen: Obstinate Heart

by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

There has been a veritable explosion of interest in the works of Jane Austen during the last two years. With five films based on Austen novels recently released via film and television, her books are finding...


Simply Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach

by Dan Devine

Dan Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach is the autobiography of the former University of Missouri and Notre Dame head football coach. As head coach at Arizona State, Devine accumulated a 27-3-1 record. From...


Moondog

by Robert Scotto & Philip Glass

The revised edition biography of one of the twentieth century's most fascinating and original artists.