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Kinfolks: Falling Off the Family Tree: The Search for My Melungeon Ancestors

by Lisa Alther

Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers...


American Brother

by Elisa M. Camara

On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber rammed a truck filled with explosives into barracks housing United States Marines in Beirut, Lebanon. Two hundred forty-one Americans died that day. Among them, Sgt. Mecot...


Smile Big Run Hard: Fifty Miles Every Day for Fifty Days

by Sam Boatwright

Smile Big, Run Hard is a testament to what the human body can endure. Covering the 2500 miles around the coast of mainland UK this book offers a unique experience for its reader. The run was nicknamed Epic Run...


Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant

by Pietro Pinti

Pietro Pinti, born as he says 'in the Middle Ages,' worked the land with hoe and plow from his earliest youth. Growing up under Mussolini's Fascist regime on a farm near Florence, he and his family lived under...


Anna: A Daughter's Life

by William Loizeaux

“Inspiration, a word that has lost its usefulness, regains it in this book.”—Frederick Busch, author of Don’t Tell Anyone and A Memory of War Born with a number of birth defects known as VATER Syndrome,...


Tangles: A Story about Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me

by Sarah Leavitt

In this powerful memoir the the LA Times calls “moving, rigorous, and heartbreaking," Sarah Leavitt reveals how Alzheimer’s disease transformed her mother, Midge, and her family forever. In spare blackand-...


The Star Factory

by Ciaran Carson

Belfast is a city that seems eternally scarred by the jagged, confusing lines of its sectarian map, but Ciaran Carson remembers and invents the city in which he grew up as a fractured, haunted urban labyrinth....


Earth Pilgrim: Conversations with Satish Kumar

by Satish Kumar

In Earth Pilgrim, Satish Kumar draws on his personal experience as well as his understanding of the spiritual traditions of both East and West. The book takes the form of conversations between Satish and others...


Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir

by Scott Pomfret

Scott Pomfret serves as a lector at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston. He also writes gay porn. His boyfriend is a flaming atheist, and his boyfriend’s Protestant grandmother considers Catholicism a sin worse than...


Journey To My Father, Isaac Bashevis Singer

by Israel Zamir

When Isaac Bashevis Singer emigrated from Poland to America in 1935, he left behind his wife and five-year-old son, Israel, with the promise to send for them as soon as he got settled. He never did. Mother and...


Ingmar Bergman: An Artist's Journey

by Roger W. Oliver

At 77, Bergman no longer works in film, the medium that brought him world fame; he gave it up in 1983, when he announced that Fanny and Alexander would be his last film. This ingenious little collection is Oliver's...


Don't Start the Revolution Without Me!: From the Minnesota Governor's Mansion to the Baja Outback: Reflections and Revisionings

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...


I Am Troy Davis

by Jen Marlowe, Martina-Correia Davis & Troy Davis

A riveting eyewitness account of the Davis family's courageous struggle against America's flawed criminal justice system.


In the Basement of the Ivory Tower: The Truth About College

by Professor X

The controversial book that crystallized the current debate over the value and purpose of a college education

When Professor X's article that inspired this book was published in the Atlantic Monthly, a firestorm...


More Bedside Urban Voltaire

by Jack Mclean

Jack McLean's prose was something of a legend in the national press. In the last two decades of the last millennium he created a reputation for giving two fingers to any sector of the establishment which had...


The House of Pure Being

by Billy Keane, Michael Murphy & Maire Geoghegan-Quinn

Michael Murphy’s second volume of prose, The House of Pure Being, charts the author’s experiences and revelations since the release of his best-selling memoir, At Five in the Afternoon. In this sequel, he...


Flight for Life: An American Company's Dramatic Rescue of Nigerian Burn Victims

by Richard D. Stewart

Flight for Life is the heart-stopping account of one of the most gripping rescue missions in African history. Told by a doctor involved in saving the lives of Nigerian workers who became victims of a tragic...


Naked on the Page

by Jane Ganahl

Jane Ganahl is one of millions of single people out there looking for love at midlife, and she?s (more or less) happy (damn it!)

Jane Ganahl is forty-nine, single, and loving it?mostly. In Naked on the Page...


Soccer Dad: A Father, a Son, and a Magic Season

by W. D. Wetherell

A father's true story of his high-school-age son's winning soccer season. Soccer Dad is simultaneously the candid reflections of a devoted father and the enthusiastic observations of a diehard soccer fan. When...


Our Hearts Hang from the Lemon Trees: A Family Divided: France, London and the Secrets in Between

by Laetitia Rutherford

“I listened to that house breathe and creak through twenty long summers, often bored, or longing to be somewhere else, always ensnared by its charm…” In this captivating memoir, Laetitia Rutherford evokes...