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Men!

by Isabel Losada

Fast, hard-hitting, funny and honest, this is the book that answers the question that all women discuss every day: 'Where are the interesting and available men?' Forget the fiction. This is not self help or...


Not A Games Person

by Julie Myerson

P.E. You either loved it or hated it, looked forward to it or dreaded it, but we've all been forced to do it. Sometimes a note could get you out of it, but the following week there you'd be again, writhing on...


Evelyn Prentis Bundle: A Nurse in Time/A Nurse in Action

by Evelyn Prentis

Desperate circumstances were something Evelyn Prentis had to get very used to when she began her life as a nurse. It was in 1934 that Evelyn left home for the first time to enrol as a trainee at a busy Nottingham...


The Tulip and the Pope: A Nun's Story

by Deborah Larsen

The story of novelist and poet Deborah Larsen's young womanhood, The Tulip and the Pope is both an exquisitely crafted spiritual memoir and a beautifully nuanced view of life in the convent.In midsummer of 1960,...


The Fifth Book of Peace

by Maxine Hong Kingston

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but...


My Share of the Task: A Memoir

by General Stanley McChrystal

General Stanley McChrystal is widely admired for his hunger to know the truth, his courage to find it, and his humility to listen to those around him. Even as the commanding officer of all U.S. and coalition...


Little Boy Blues: A Memoir

by Malcolm Jones

For Malcolm Jones, his parents’ disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from home; his mother,...


Through the Eyes of a Dove: A Book for Bereaved Parents

by Suzanne Gene Courtney

Synopsis: The tragic, sudden death of their 25-year-old son left the Courtney and Sayre families devastated. --- Grief-stricken and searching for answers, his parents, siblings, other family members and friends...


Song for my Fathers

by Tom Sancton

 Song for My Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a

consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging

black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era.

Contemporaries of...


Where We Going, Daddy?: Life with Two Sons Unlike Any Other

by Jean-Louis Fournier & Adriana Hunter

Jean-Louis Fournier did not expect to have a disabled child. He certainly did not expect to have two. But that is precisely what happened to this wry French humorist, and his attempts to live and cope with his...


Pushing Past the Night: Coming to Terms with Italy's Terrorist Past

by Mario Calabresi, Michael Moore & Roger Cohen

December 15, 1969, was the most important day of Mario Calabresi's life, although he would not be born for another year. On that date, the anarchist Giuseppe Pinelli fell to his death from a window at the Milan...


Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer's Life

by Michael Greenberg

In Beg, Borrow, Steal Michael Greenberg regales us with his wry and vivid take on the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft or simply stay alive. He finds himself doctoring doomed movie...


High: Confession of an International Drug Smuggler

by Brian O'Dea

In the early 1980s, Brian O’Dea was operating a $100 million a year, 120-man drug smuggling business, and had developed a terrifying cocaine addiction. Under increasing threat from the DEA in 1986 for importing...


Out Of The Wilderness

by Tony Benn

1963 saw Labour's emergence from its 'wilderness years' in Opposition, and the election of Harold Wilson following the unexpected death of Hugh Gaitskell. In the first Wilson government of 1964 Benn was made...


Dummy: A Memoir

by David Patten

DUMMY From his birth in 1954, David Patten was unbearably sensitive to the world around him. Overwhelmed with confusing and disorienting stimuli, he withdrew into an inner world. Unable to concentrate or learn...


Kernels of Hope

by Bob Kaku, Gail Kaku & other contributors

Kernels of Hope: Real People, Real Stories are riveting stories about triumphs over terminal illness, overcoming money problems, breaking free of addictions, saving a marriage and more. For a comprehensive overview,...


Here Lies: An Autobiography: An Autobiography

by Eric Ambler

Winner of the Edgar Award, Eric Ambler’s autobiography Here Lies is an intriguing look inside the mind of one of our greatest thriller writers. Here the famously recalcitrant Ambler peels back the layers of...


The Undefeated

by George Paloczi-Horvath & Agi Argent

George Paloczi-Horvath was born in 1908 into the feudal nobility of Hungary. Despite his privileged background, he came to realize that his family’s wealth was based on the exploitation of a brutalized peasantry....


100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir

by Kim Stafford

Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers,...


Stories I'd Tell My Children (But Maybe Not Until They're Adults)

by Michael N. Marcus

Stories I'd Tell My Children (but maybe not until they're adults) is mostly hysterically funny, sometimes poignant and profound, often bawdy and always delightful.

The book includes more than 100 stories that...