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My Crazy Century: A Memoir

by Ivan Klima & Craig Cravens

In his intimate autobiography, spanning six decades that included war, totalitarianism, censorship, and the fight for democracy, acclaimed Czech writer Ivan Klíma reflects back on his remarkable life and this...


The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now

by Dianne Bischoff James

What Do I Do Now? The Secrets of a Midlife Reboot 

The Real Brass Ring takes The Secret on a high-speed road test in a tale of midlife transformation in the real, flesh-and-blood world of contemporary Chicago....


Kick the Balls: A Bruising Season in the Life of a Suburban Soccer Coach

by Alan Black

A "hilarious and utterly irreverent tale" (Irvine Welsh) of a year in the life of an abrasive pee-wee soccer coach

Growing up in Scotland, Alan Black learned that soccer was no mere game; it was a matter of...


Corked: A Memoir

by Kathryn Borel Jr

Meet Kathryn Borel, absurd bon vivant and daughter of duty. Now meet her father, Philippe, former chef, eccentric genius, and wine aficionado extraordinaire. Kathryn is like her father in every way but one:...


You're Old, I'm Old . . . Get Used to It!: Twenty Reasons Why Growing Old Is Great

by Virginia Ironside

It's time to stop hiding that birth certificate!

Virginia Ironside wants you to know that getting old is a good thing-and not in that dreadful "sixty is the new forty" way. At sixty- five, she has no interest...


The Secret Scripture: A Novel

Irish Book Award for Best Novel 2009, James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction 2008

by Sebastian Barry

An epic story of family, love, and unavoidable tragedy from the two-time Man Booker Prize finalist

Sebastian Barry 's novels have been hugely admired by readers and critics, and in 2005 his novel A Long Long...


Oh the Glory of It All

by Sean Wilsey

"In the beginning we were happy. And we were always excessive. So in the beginning we were happy to excess." With these opening lines Sean Wilsey takes us on an exhilarating tour of life in the strangest, wealthiest,...


The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life

by Lauretta Hannon

A poignant memoir of life on the wrong side of the tracks-which was a SIBA bestseller in hardcover-with a colorful cast of misfits, plenty of belly laughs, and lessons for finding joy in spite of hardship ...


Target Underwear and a Vera Wang Gown: Notes from a Single Girl's Closet

by Adena Halpern

The story of a young woman's life, one outfit at a time.

Tucked inside the fibers and buttons and pockets of the clothing in our closets are the stories of our lives, the lessons we've learned, the people we've...


117 Days: An Account of Confinement and Interrogation Under the SouthAfrican 90-Day Detention Law

by Ruth First & Angela Davis

An unforgettable account of defiance against political terror by one of South Africa's pioneering anti-apartheid activists

An invaluable testimonial of the excesses of the apartheid system, 117 Days presents...


The Gatekeeper

by Terry Eagleton

Oxford professor, best-selling author, preeminent literary critic, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist, Terry Eagleton knows all about the claims of competing worlds. One of his earliest roles growing up...


Extremely Pale Rosé

by Jamie Ivey

On a sunny day in the South of France, over a typically langorous French lunch, Jamie Ivey, his wife, Tanya, and their friend, Peter, discover the distinct pleasures of drinking a bottle of cool, pale rosé...


Borrowed Finery

by Paula Fox

An exotic, heartbreaking memoir that should finally earn Paula Fox, a distinguished novelist and children's book writer, the audience she has for decades deserved

Paula Fox has long been acclaimed as one of America's...


A Game of Character: A Family Journey from Chicago's Southside to the Ivy Leagueand Beyond

by Craig Robinson

This inspirational memoir by Craig Robinson pays tribute to his parents, his coaches, and the lessons his experiences have taught him.

Foreword by Marian Robinson

When he stepped into history's spotlight...


Twin Stars and a Mother from Mars: Heartache and joy in an IVF world

by Tru Spencer

In the beginning, there were two. Somewhere in the middle, she felt like she was the only one on the planet. In the end, was her heart complete? Once you're on, it's difficult to get off, and when Tru Spencer...


Canton Elegy: A Father's Letter of Sacrifice, Survival and Love

by Stephen Lee & Howard Webster

Stephen Lee's grandchildren knew him as a humble grocer. Beneath his humble exterior, however, lay one of the most extraordinary stories of the twentieth century.

 

Lee was born in Canton, China in 1902. As...


Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

by Alexandra Heminsley

The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a “Bridget Jones-like writer” (The Washington Post) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose...


Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps

by Dave Isay

A celebration of the relationships that bring us strength, purpose, and joy

Ties That Bind honors the people who nourish and strengthen us. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay draws from ten years of the revolutionary...


Thirty Days: On Retreat with the Exercises of St. Ignatius

by Paul Mariani

From the day Paul Mariani arrives at Eastern Point Retreat House to take part in the five-hundred-year-old Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, he realizes that his expectations and assumptions about who he...


Art from Adversity: A Life with Bipolar

by Anne Therese Naylor

Winner, Certificate of Commendation, NSW Mental Health Awards 2013. Winner, IP Picks 2012 Best Creative Non-Fiction. Enhanced by the author's paintings, 'Art From Adversity' shines the spotlight on mental illness,...