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The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire: A Tejano Elegy

by John Phillip Santos

A family's epic origins in the hinterlands of Mexico that became Texas-and earlier, in Iberia

In his acclaimed 1999 memoir Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, John Phillip Santos told the story...


Moll Flanders

by Daniel Defoe

Moll Flanders, born in Newgate, and during a life of continued variety was twelve year a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother), twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia,...


Breeding in Captivity: One Woman's Unusual Path to Motherhood

by Stacy Bolt

Breeding in Captivity takes us on Stacy Bolt’s journey to have a child at "advanced maternal age," first with the help of a Really Expensive fertility specialist, and then ultimately through a local adoption...


So Far, So Good: The Saga of a Broken Neck, and the Good Life that Can Follow

by Lee D. Goldstein

Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 66+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history....


My First White Friend: Confessions on Race, Love and Forgiveness

by Patricia Raybon

"In mid-life Afro-American journalist Raybon made a conscious decision to stop hating white people. Her journal/analysis provides discourse on hatred and forgiveness, the rise of her hatred, and her efforts...


The Man Who Talks With The Flowers

by Glenn Clark

During his life time George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized...


Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill

by Luis Gutiérrez & Doug Scofield

A candid, savvy, inspiring, and often hilarious memoir by one of America’s most fearless political leaders. Beloved by the immigrants and working people whose rights he has championed, eleven-term Congressman...


The Blessed Human Race: Essays on Reconsideration

by George Jochnowitz

Professor George Jochnowitz and his daughter Miriam were teaching in China at the time of the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989. The experience drastically changed the author's way of thinking about Marxism. Professor...


Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan

by Jamie Zeppa

Jamie Zeppa was 24 when she left a stagnant life at home and signed a contract to teach for two years in the Buddhist hermit kingdom of Bhutan. Much more than just a travel memoir, Beyond the Sky and the...


Ten-Mile Morning: My Journey through Anorexia Nervosa

by Adam Lamparello

Ten-Mile Morning is a true story about a man’s battle to overcome his five-year struggle with anorexia nervosa. Ultimately, however, this is a story of hope and recovery. This moving memoir will inspire you...


Beyond His Control (Memoir of a Disobedient Daughter)

by Linda Hale Bucklin

On March 25, 1969 Linda Hale Bucklin learned her vivacious mother was dead, her right temple blown out by a bullet from her father's pistol. Was it suicide or homicide?

Standing up to her father, heir to the...


Hong Konged: One Modern American Family's (MIS)Adventures in the Gateway to China

by Paul Hanstedt

In this alternately hilarious and heartrending memoir, acclaimed writer and editor Paul Hanstedt recounts the true story of his family's recent sojourn to Hong Kong. Hanstedt and his wife and three children--aged...


Mentally Incontinent: That Time I Burned Down a Hooters, That Time My Stalker Crashed on My Couch, and Nine Other Stories from My Weird Life

by Joe Peacock

Cyberspace?s answer to David Sedaris: raucous recollections from a man with a serious blabber-control problem

Joe Peacock is one of those rare people to whom interesting things just sorta happen. For the amusement...


Salonika Street

by Julie Stringer

An abandoned quarry at one o'clock in the morning. Cars skidding in the gravel, their headlights carving through the darkness. A dozen young men celebrating their buck's night, high on booze and testosterone....


Transfer Day

by Gary James

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The narrative of Transfer Day explores the discovery of ancestral roots on the Island of St. Croix and the history of the American Virgin Islands, formally known as the Danish West Indies.

The Transfer...


A Life in Music

by Daniel Barenboim

A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with...


I Wish I Were Engulfed in Flames: My Insane Life Raising Two Boys with Autism

by Jeni Decker

Jeni Decker is five-foot nothing and one hundred and [redacted] pounds—a self described roly-poly, forty-something, Reubenesque bon-bon of a gal, often called cute but never sexy. She has two sons with autism...


Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies

by David Soucie & Ozzie Cheek

Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash,...


A Flyfisher's World

by Nick Lyons & Mari Lyons

This ample selection of articles and essays by one of America’s most popular writers about fly-fishing begins with a moment on Michigan’s Au Sable River—the exact moment when the author lost his heart to...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!

by Jesse Ventura & Dick Russell

Jesse Ventura has had many lives—as a Navy SEAL, as a star of pro wrestling, as an actor, and as the governor of Minnesota. His previous books, I Ain't Got Time to Bleed and Do I Stand Alone?, were both national...