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City of Soldiers: A Year of Life, Death, and Survival in Afghanistan

by Kate Fearon

A deeply affecting memoir and a unique contribution to our understanding of Afghanistan

Behind the headlines, the strategies, the surges, what is life really like in Afghanistan? What is it like to live and work...


A Dog Walks Into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher

by Sue Halpern

A layabout mutt turned therapy dog leads her owner to a new understanding of the good life.

At loose ends with her daughter leaving home and her husband on the road, Sue Halpern decided to give herself and Pransky,...


The Foremost Good Fortune

by Susan Conley

Susan Conley, her husband, and their two young sons say good-bye to their friends, family, and house in Maine for a two-year stint in a high-rise apartment in Beijing, prepared to embrace the inevitable onslaught...


NORMAL Doesn't Live Here Anymore

by Barb Owen

What would happen if The Unthinkable blindsided you, requiring everything be put on hold to become a full time caregiver for a loved one? At the very least, it would reshape your life. Without a survival guide,...


The Artist's Daughter: A Memoir

by Alexandra Kuykendall

A poignant memoir of a woman's struggle to deal with the wounds left by her absent father and the realization of how that loss ultimately does--or does not--define her.


Small Beneath the Sky: A Prairie Memoir

by Lorna Crozier

Small Beneath the Sky is a tender, unsparing portrait of a family. It is also a book about place. Growing up in a small prairie city, where the local heroes were hockey players and curlers, Lorna Crozier never...


The River Queen

by Mary Morris

This story of a middle-aged woman's odyssey down the Mississippi River is a funny, beautifully written, and poignant tale of a journey that transforms a life

In fall 2005 acclaimed travel writer Mary Morris set...


On Wheels

by Michael Holroyd

From the bestselling author of A Book of Secrets, a brisk, charming, illustrated account of a motoring life

As a child, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family’s cramped garage, which contained...


Double Spring: A Year of Tragedy, Grief and Love

by Juliet Darling

Raw and beautifully told, this is the story of Juliet Darling's year of devastating grief after her partner was murdered by his schizophrenic son. It is also a story of the power of love.


Never Stop Believing: Heartache, hope and some very high heels

by Sally Obermeder

Star of the Seven Network's Today Tonight shares her truly inspiring story of triumph over almost unbeatable odds in a wonderfully warm, funny and honest memoir about her struggle to succeed in the cut-throat...


The Taste of Memory: Food and Gardens Have Taken Marion Halligan to Some Surprising Places

by Marion Halligan

A delightful, witty, humorous and serious book about the way we live now, as expressed in our relationship with food and gardens.


Bamboozled: An Incarcerated Boxer Goes Undercover for John McCain's Boxing Bill

by Joey Torrey & Joe Biel

In this introspective exploration of former boxer Joey Torrey's life, his past, his murder conviction, and his more than 30-year incarceration in a California state prison are each fine-tooth combed. Nearly...


Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

by Alysia Abbott

A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father. With a new foreword

After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve...


Nine Lives: A Chef's Journey from Chaos to Control

by Brandon Baltzley

A rising young chef lays bare his gripping story of culinary triumphs, consuming drug addictions, and his continuing quest to stay on top while staying sober

At twenty-six years old, Brandon Baltzley was poised...


Diary of a Predator: A Memoir

by Amy Herdy

This groundbreaking memoir is the gripping tale of two lives that collide: a ruthless criminal and the tough female journalist assigned to cover his case. Diary of a Predator: A Memoir tells the true story of...


Libya's Unknown Atrocity: A western woman's fight for justice

by Felicity Prazak

The true story of one woman's 20-year fight for justice after the death of her husband in Libya.


Am I Sane Yet?: An Insider's Look at Mental Illness

by John Scully

Award-winning journalist John Scully has been committed to mental institutions seven times. He has been locked up. He has attempted suicide. Am I Sane Yet? is essential reading for anyone interested in depression...


While the World Watched

by Carolyn Maull McKinstry & Denise George

On September 15, 1963, a Klan-planted bomb went off in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn Maull was just a few feet away when the bomb exploded, killing four of...


Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors

by Marian Wright Edelman

I am grateful beyond words for the example of the lanterns shared in this memoir whose lives I hope will illuminate my children's, your children's, and the paths of countless others coming behind.--Marian Wright...


Family Life: Birth, Death and the Whole Damn Thing

by Elisabeth Luard

Not everyone keeps an eagle owl in the spare bedroom cupboard, plays chess for the French Foreign Legion, or goes to school on an obstinate donkey. But this was all just a day in the life of the four Luard children....