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Overseas American: Growing Up Gringo in the Tropics

by Gene H. Bell-Villada

Born in 1941 of a Hawaiian mother and a white father, Gene H. Bell-Villada, grew up an overseas American citizen. An outsider wherever he landed, he never had a ready answer to the innocuous question "Where...


I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

by Gail D. Storey

A hilariously harrowing and heartfelt memoir—Gail D. Storey is the Nora Ephron of wilderness adventure!


The Seventymile Kid: The Lost Legacy of Harry Karstens and the First Ascent of Mount McKinley

by Tom Walker

A retelling of the 1913 Hudson Stuck Expedition, the first team to stand atop Mount McKinley, North America's highest peak


Last Voyageur: Amos Burg and the Rivers of the West

by Vince Welch

For river lovers, paddling enthusiasts, history buffs, and everyone who likes stories of courage, strength, and adventure


Girl, Interrupted

by Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage...


Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm

by Mardi Jo Link

Poignant, irreverent, and hilarious: a memoir about survival and self-discovery, by an indomitable woman who never loses sight of what matters most. 

It’s the summer of 2005, and Mardi Jo Link’s dream...


Seawolves: First Choice

by Daniel E. Kelly

They called themselves Seawolves . . .

The men of SEALs, PBRs, and SF called them saviors . . .

Created in 1967, the HAL-3 helicopter squadron--aka Seawolves--provided quick-reaction close air support to SEALs,...


The Opposite Field: A Memoir

by Jesse Katz

Here is one of the most remarkable, ambitious, and utterly original memoirs of this generation, a story of the losing and finding of self, of sex and love and fatherhood and the joy of language, of death and...


The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit

by Lucette Lagnado

Lucette Lagnado's father, Leon, is a successful Egyptian businessman and boulevardier who, dressed in his signature white sharkskin suit, makes deals and trades at Shepherd's Hotel and at the dark bar of the...


First Comes Love

by Marion Winik

  A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

   When Marion Winik fell in love with Tony Heubach during a wild Mardi Gras in New Orleans, her friends shook their heads.  For starters, she was straight and...


The Wicked Game

by Howard Sounes

Golf is sometimes referred to as "the wicked game" because it is fiendishly difficult to play well. Yet in the parlance of the Tiger Woods generation, it's also a wickedly good game -- rich, glamorous, and more...


Taking Shots

by Keith Glass

Bring a family of four to an NBA game today, and it costs around $500 to watch a bunch of seven-footers take bad shots. Perhaps the quote often attributed to P.T. Barnum is true—there really is a sucker born...


Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide

by Lou Whittaker & Andrea Gabbard

The renowned climber and Northwest native shares highlights from his worldwide climbing career.


Forget Me Not: A Memoir

by Jennifer Lowe-Anker

An insightful and at times wrenching memoir of love lost and love found, set against a backdrop of the world's tallest peak


Return to Dresden

by Maria Ritter

Why did the German people tolerate the Nazi madness? Maria Ritter's life is haunted by the ever-painful, never-answerable "German Question." Who knew? What was known?

Confronting the profound silence in which...


Tantra Goddess: A Memoir of Sexual Awakening

by Caroline Muir

The revealing memoir of the tantric sex pioneer at the forefront of the now burgeoning tantric movement.


You Can't Win

by Jack Black, Joe Coleman & William S Burroughs

This underground sensation, with heretofore unpublished material by the author, will be released as a movie in 2013.


Thatcher

by Clare Beckett

Accessible and affordable illustrated biography about a topical historical figure


Two in the Far North

by Margaret E Murie & Terry Tempest Williams

This autobiography by the "mother of the American environmental movement" is compelling, and insightful into the long 101 year life of an ordinary woman who accomplished extraordinary things.


Miami Psychic

by Regina Milbourne & Yvonne Carey

As a young psychic, Regina Milbourne became the unlikely and reluctant confidante to the denizens of Miami's seedy underworld. Murderers, thieves, crooked cops, pedophiles, cheating spouses, and Russian drug...