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Chasing the Flame

by Samantha Power

From Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, an epic tale-part thriller, part tragedy-for our age, the political career and tragic death of the incomparable humanitarian Sergio Vieira de Mello If there is a single...


Ghaffar Khan

by Rajmohan Gandhi

Born into the Muhammadzai tribe, from the Charsadda valley in the Pakhtun heartland, Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a passionate believer in the nonviolent core of Islam and sought to wean his people the fierce warrior...


Childhood  Days

by Satyajit Ray

Frank and funny, these stories written originally for the Bengali children's magazine Sandesh, are an essential read for all Ray enthusiasts as well as those who want to know Ray, the writer and film-maker,...


Freedom's Child

by Chandralekha Mehta

Freedom was then a far vision, and no one really expected to see a free India in his or her lifetime. The hundreds and thousands of men, women and teenagers, whose stamina and sacrifices led to our independence,...


A Life in Words

by Ismat Chugtai & M Asaduddin

A Life in Words, the first complete translation of Ismat Chughtais celebrated memoir Kaghazi hai Pairahan, provides a delightful account of several crucial years of her life. Alongside vivid descriptions of...


American Eve

by Paula Uruburu

The scandalous story of America’s first supermodel, sex goddess, and modern celebrity—Evelyn Nesbit.

By the time of her sixteenth birthday in 1900, Evelyn Nesbit was known to millions as the most photographed...


Stealing Buddha's Dinner

by Bich Minh Nguyen

As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the...


Life of Black Hawk, or Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak: Dictated by Himself

by Black Hawk

A rediscovered, defiant work of Native American literature, presented here on the 175th anniversary of its first publication

Upon its publication in 1833, this unflinching narrative by the vanquished Sauk leader...


Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald

by Tanya Stone

The name "Ella Fitzgerald" brings to mind a silky voice crooning jazz standards. The First Lady of Song earned her nickname by touring almost nonstop for over fifty years, winning thirteen Grammys, and recording...


All the Sad Young Literary Men

by Keith Gessen

A novel of love, sadness, wasted youth, and literary and intellectual ambition-"a wincingly funny debut" (Vogue)

Keith Gessen is a Brave and trenchant new literary voice. Known as an award-winning translator...


Redeeming Features

by Nicholas Haslam

From British interior designer Nicholas Haslam, a dazzling and witty account of a frenetic and full life—from the 1940s to the present—in Europe and America, in a crowd of friends and acquaintances that...


My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir

by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

My Year Inside Radical Islam is a memoir of first a spiritual and then a political seduction. Raised in liberal Ashland, Oregon, by parents who were Jewish by birth but dismissive of strict dogma, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross...


Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence

by Rebecca Walker

From the international bestselling author of Black, White, and Jewish comes a "wonderfully insightful" (Associated Press) book that's destined to become a motherhood classic. Now in trade.

Like many women her...


Twenty Chickens for a Saddle: The Story of an African Childhood

by Robyn Scott

An exquisitely rendered portrait of an African childhood from an astonishing new talent

When Robyn Scott 's parents decide to uproot their young family from New Zealand and move to a converted cowshed in rural...


A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson

by Christopher Benfey

The country's most noted writers, poets, and artists converge at a singular moment in American life

At the close of the Civil War, the lives of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin...


Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College at the Twilight of the '80s

by Richard Rushfield

Richard Rushfield takes us on an unforgettable and hilarious trip through higher alternative education in the eighties.

Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost is a strange and salacious memoir about life at the ultimate...


365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy

by Charla Muller

When Charla Muller?s husband turned 40, she gave him something memorable. Sex. Every day. For an entire year.

The Mullers had a solid marriage and two wonderful children, but over the years sex had fallen low...


Insatiable: A Young Mother's Struggle with Anorexia

by Erica Rivera

A raw and engrossing memoir of a young mother's addiction to eating disorders and her struggle toward health-now in paperback.

At twenty-four, Erica Rivera appeared to have it all: a B.A., two daughters,...


The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

by Alexandra Fuller

A heartrending story of the human spirit from the author of the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Alexandra Fuller returns with the unforgettable true story of Colton H. Bryant, a soulful boy with...


The Ungarnished Truth: A Cooking Contest Memoir

by Ellie Mathews

A woman, a chicken dinner, a million dollars-and a romp through the heartland of America's competitive cooking culture.

When Ellie Mathews entered her Salsa Couscous Chicken in the venerable Pillsbury Bake-Off,...