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Kate Remembered

by Scott A. Berg

For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern American woman....


Goldwyn: A Biography

by A. Berg

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers...


Twin: A Memoir

by Allen Shawn

A heartbreaking yet deeply hopeful memoir about life as a twin in the face of autism.

When Allen Shawn and his twin sister, Mary, were two, Mary began exhibiting signs of what would be diagnosed many years...


Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser

by Rita Mae Brown

When Rita Mae Brown writes, people often end up laughing out loud.  So naturally, when the bestselling author of Rubyfruit Jungle, Venus Envy, and the Mrs. Murphy mystery series writes about her own life,...


Hoop Crazy: The Lives of Clair Bee and Chip Hilton

by Dennis Gildea

A winning coach and his fictional creation


Edmund Wilson: A Biography

by Jeffrey Meyers

This comprehensive biography of prolific critic, essayist, historian and novelist Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) posits, quite successfully that the subject lived a life as romantic and chaotic as his friend F. Scott...


The Winter of Our Disconnect: How Three Totally Wired Teenagers (and a Mother Who Slept with Her iPhone)Pulled the Plug on Their Technology and Lived

by Susan Maushart

The wise and hilarious story of a family who discovered that having fewer tools to communicate with led them to actually communicate more.

When Susan Maushart first announced her intention to pull the plug...


A Stone for Benjamin

by Fiona Gold Kroll

Since childhood, author Fiona Gold Kroll has been drawn to a photograph of her great-uncle, Benjamin Albaum, a Jewish man who disappeared from Paris at the beginning of World War II. A Stone for Benjamin is...


Fosse

by Sam Wasson

The authoritative and endlessly revealing biography of renowned dancer, choreographer, screenwriter, and director Bob Fosse, written by a bestselling pop culture historian.


Mama Rose's Turn: The True Story of America's Most Notorious Stage Mother

by Carolyn Quinn

Hers is the show business saga you think you already know--but you ain't seen nothin' yet. Rose Thompson Hovick, mother of June Havoc and Gypsy Rose Lee, went down in theatrical history as "The Stage Mother...


1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

by Slavko Goldstein, Michael Gable & Charles Simic

A New York Review Books Original

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates...


The Aviators: Eddie Rickenbacker, Jimmy Doolittle, Charles Lindbergh, and the Epic Age of Flight

by Winston Groom

Written by gifted storyteller Winston Groom (author of Forrest Gump), The Aviators tells the saga of three extraordinary aviators--Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle--and how they...


Rings: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

by Randy Bates

In this momentous debut, Randy Bates finds in the daily lives of one American family the pathos and drama we usually associate with the finest fiction. Rings is strict, however, in presenting only actual people...


Surrender on Demand

by Varian Fry & Warren Christopher

Like Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, Varian Fry risked his life to rescue those targeted by the Gestapo in "the most gigantic man-trap in history." Now, more than fifty years later, the story of this neglected...


In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man's Journey of Discovery in Tibet

by Matteo Pistono

Spiritual biography meets edge-of-your-seat undercover reporting: how an American Buddhist smuggled out hard evidence of abuse and torture in Tibet.

For nearly a decade, Matteo Pistono smuggled out of Tibet...


Nâzim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet

by Mutlu Konuk Blasing

An authoritative biography of Turkey's most important and most popular poet. Nâzim Hikmet (1902–1963), Turkey’s best-loved poet and a commanding presence in its public life, lived through a turbulent era—the...


Shoeshine Kids

by Mary Cullen

ShoeShine Kids is the true story of eight siblings growing up in the 1940s in Philadelphia. This story offers an intimate look into the hearts and souls of these children who had nothing, but each other. The...


Starting from Loomis and Other Stories

by Hiroshi Kashiwagi & Tim Yamamura

A memoir in short stories, Starting from Loomis chronicles the life of accomplished writer, playwright, poet, and actor Hiroshi Kashiwagi. In this dynamic portrait of an aging writer trying to remember himself...


The Making of a Physician

by Sheldon, M.D. FACP Cohen

Are you contemplating a career in the medical field; an M.D., D.O., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant? If so, let a former practicing physician guide you through his own career from incubation through...


Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs

by Lisa Sornberger & John Sornberger

"Joni Mitchell is one of the greatest songwriters of the late 20th century. For over forty years her powerful lyrics have compelled listeners to dig deeper. This one of a kind collection finally allows even...