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The Stone Fields

by Courtney Angela Brkic

When she was twenty-three years old, Courtney Angela Brkic joined a UN-contracted forensic team in eastern Bosnia. Unlike many aid workers, Brkic was drawn there by her family history, and although fluent in...


In Fond Remembrance of Me

by Howard Norman

Howard Norman spent the fall of 1977 in Churchill, Manitoba, translating into English two dozen "Noah stories" told to him by an Inuit elder. The folktales reveal what happened when the biblical Noah sailed...


Conversations and Cosmopolitans

by Robert Rave & Jane Rave

Part Augusten Burroughs, part Robert Leleux, Conversations and Cosmopolitans is a hilarious and touching memoir written by a mother, Jane, and her son, Robert, as they navigate their new relationship together...


My Father's Rifle

by Hiner Saleem & Catherine Temerson

A young Kurd comes of age in a war-torn land.

This beautiful, spare narrative tells of the life of a boy named Azad--in fact the author, a Kurdish filmmaker--as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and...


Prince

by Ronin Ro

A fascinating, authoritative biography of one of the most commercial, controversial, and influential musicians of all time

In his three decades-long of recording, Prince has had nearly thirty albums hit the...


Silent No More: Victim 1's Fight for Justice Against Jerry Sandusky

by Aaron Fisher, Michael Gillum & Dawn Daniels

Victim 1, at fourteen years of age, spoke up against Jerry Sandusky in the Penn State scandal, and now for the first time tells his story.

Aaron Fisher was an eager and spirited eleven-year-old when legendary...


Omaha Blues

by Joseph Lelyveld

The profoundly moving family history of one of America's greatest newspapermen.

As his father lies dying, Joseph Lelyveld finds himself in the basement of the Cleveland synagogue where Arthur Lelyveld was the...


Unmeasured Strength

by Lauren Manning

In this update to the 2011 New York Times Bestselling book, the reader will find:

•         Timely new information about Manning’s struggles within the healthcare system

•         Additional...


And So It Goes

by Charles J. Shields

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011

The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature.

In...


Velázquez and The Surrender of Breda

by Anthony Bailey

Behind the famous painting by Diego Velázquez lies a rich story of the artist's life in art

What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, The Surrender...


Margaret Sanger

by Jean H. Baker

Undoubtedly the most influential advocate for birth control even before the term existed, Margaret Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made...


The Convert

by Deborah Baker

*A 2011 National Book Award Finalist* A spellbinding story of renunciation, conversion, and radicalism from Pulitzer Prize-finalist biographer Deborah Baker What drives a young woman raised in a postwar New...


One Dog at a Time

by Pen Farthing

The remarkable true story of one man’s fight to save the stray dogs of Afghanistan in the spirit of From Baghdad, With Love

In the remote outpost of Now Zad, Afghanistan, Pen Farthing and his troop of young...


The Boy Who Went to War

by Giles Milton

A powerful and true story of warfare and human survival that exposes a side of World War II that is unknown by many— this is the story of Wolfram Aïchele, a boy whose childhood was stolen by a war in which...


And Nothing But the Truthiness

by Lisa Rogak

A funny and personal portrait of the comedian who became the headline-making, ground-breaking star of The Colbert Report.

“My name is Stephen Colbert, but I actually play someone on television named Stephen...


Trauma

by James Cole

In this pulse-pounding medical memoir, trauma surgeon James Cole takes readers straight into the ER, where anything can and does happen.

TRAUMA is Dr. Cole's harrowing account of his life spent in the ER and...


Running Away to Home

by Jennifer Wilson

A middle class, Midwestern family in search of meaning uproot themselves and move to their ancestral village in Croatia

“We can look at this in two ways,” Jim wrote, always the pragmatist. “We can panic...


The Two Kinds of Decay

by Sarah Manguso

The events that began in 1995 might keep happening to me as long as things can happen to me. Think of deep space, through which heavenly bodies fly forever. They fly until they change into new forms, simpler...


Some of My Lives

by Rosamond Bernier

Rosamond Bernier has lived an unusually full life—remarkable for its vividness and diversity of experience—and she has known many (one is tempted to say all) of the greatest artists and composers of the...


From Splendor to Revolution

by Julia P. Gelardi

This sweeping saga recreates the extraordinary opulence and violence of Tsarist Russia as the shadow of revolution fell over the land, and destroyed a way of life for these Imperial women

The early 1850s until...