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The Eitingons: A Twentieth Century Story

by Mary-Kay Wilmers

Mary-Kay Wilmers began looking into aspects of her remarkable family twenty years ago. The result is a book of astonishing scope and originality that throws light into some of the darkest corners of the last...


Renegades: My Wild Trip from Professor to New Journalist with Outrageous Visits from Clint Eastwood, Reggie Jackson, Larry Flynt,

by Robert Ward & Roy Blount Jr.

After spending time as a professor in upstate New York, Robert Ward decided to give journalism a try.

What followed were two decades of assignments for New Times, GQ, SPORT, Rolling Stone, and other publications,...


Direct Hit!: How Facebook Destroyed My Marriage and How I Healed

by Caroline Margaret Sutherland

She’s a well-known author. He’s a handsome, educated medical professional. How does a storybook romance turn into a Facebook nightmare of shattered trust, defamation, and even identity theft?

Direct Hit!...


A Real Life: Rediscovering the Roots of Our Happiness

by Ferenc Máté

“We seem to have forgotten what life is all about…” So begins this heartfelt, laugh-out-loud sequel to Máté’s cult classic, A Reasonable Life. He cautions us that as slaves to electronic devices and...


The Wisdom of Tuscany: Simplicity, Security & the Good Life

by Ferenc Máté

With our world so storm-tossed and rudderless, this might just be the book for our times. Sun-drenched Tuscany is synonymous with the ideal life. But it didn't happen by chance. Since the Etruscans, the Tuscans...


A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream

by Ferenc Máté

"A sun-drenched memoir with a fairy-tale ending."—Kirkus Reviews In this laugh-out-loud tale, two adventurers discover that rare combination: joy and success. Candace, a painter, and Ferenc, a writer, begin...


Red Ribbon on a White Horse: My Story

by Anzia Yezierska

The autobiography of the important Jewish immigrant novelist.Here is Anzia Yezierska's life story, from the Polish ghetto to the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side, from success as a writer in Hollywood...


Conversations with Kafka (Second Edition)

by Gustav Janouch, Maira Kalman & Francine Prose

A literary gem - a portrait from life of Franz Kafka - now with an ardent preface by Francine Prose, avowed "fan of Janouch's odd and beautiful book."Gustav Janouch met Franz Kafka, the celebrated author of...


Memories Look at Me: A Memoir

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Fulton

Tomas Tranströmer's touching memoir.Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer's lyrical autobiography about growing up...


If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew

by Mike Marqusee

If I Am Not For Myself is a passionate, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the twenty-first century. It traces the author’s upbringing in 1960s Jewish-American suburbia, his anti-war...


The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

by Belén| Fernández

Factual errors, ham-fisted analysis, and contradictory assertions—compounded by a penchant for mixed metaphors and name-dropping—distinguish the work of Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times columnist...


Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian Revolution

by Richard Gott

The authoritative first-hand account of contemporary Venezuela, Hugo Chávez places the country’s controversial and charismatic president in historical perspective, and examines his plans and programs. Welcomed...


The Notebook

by José|Eco, Umberto Saramago & Amanda Hopkinson

Beginning on the eve of the 2008 US presidential election, The Notebook evokes life in Saramago’s beloved Lisbon, revisits conversations with friends, and offers meditations on the author’s favorite writers....


I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

by Rigoberta Menchú, Ann Wright & Elisabeth Burgos-Debray

Now a global bestseller, the remarkable life of Rigoberta Menchú, a Guatemalan peasant woman, reflects on the experiences common to many Indian communities in Latin America. Menchú suffered gross injustice...


Writing in an Age of Silence

by Sara Paretsky

A revealing look at the power of speaking out, Writing in an Age of Silence describes Paretski’s coming of age in a time of great possibility, during the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and the...


Visions From The Past: A True Story

by Veronica Voncile

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Voncile and her brother Lenard never knew their mother or father. They lived with their grandmother Lillian until one night a strange man killed her while they slept just a few doors away.

The two...


In the Country of Empty Crosses: The Story of a Hispano Protestant Family in Catholic New Mexico

by Arturo Madrid & Miguel Gandert

Arturo’s Madrid’s homeland is in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico, where each town seems a world apart from the next, and where family histories that extend back four centuries bind...


Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World

by Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas's startling account of how the underrated Dwight Eisenhower saved the world from nuclear holocaust. Upon assuming the presidency in 1953, Dwight Eisenhower set about to make good on his campaign...


Our Sarah: Made in Alaska

by , Jr. Heath, , Sr. Heath & Sarah Palin

We may think we know Sarah Palin from all the coverage she has received in the political arena, but one-side depictions but media coverage is limited and, Sarah would even say, biased. OUR SARAH is also a bit...


Report to Greco

by Nikos Kazantzakis

Disarmingly personal and intensely philosophical, Report to Greco is a fictionalized account of Greek philosopher and writer Nikos Kazantzakis’s own life, a sort of intellectual autobiography that leads readers...