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At Home in the World

by Joyce Maynard

In the spring of 1972, Joyce Maynard, a freshman at Yale, published a cover story in The New York Times Magazine about life in the sixties. Among the many letters of praise, offers for writing assignments, and...


Skipjack

by Christopher White

In Skipjack, Christopher White spends a pivotal year with three memorable captains as they battle man and nature to control the fate of their island villages and oyster fleet. Through these lively characters,...


Fifty Miles from Tomorrow

by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley

Nunavut tigummiun!Hold on to the land! It was just fifty years ago that the territory of Alaska officially became the state of Alaska. But no matter who has staked their claim to the land, it has always had...


Soft Spots

by Clint Van Winkle

A powerful, haunting, provocative memoir of a Marine in Iraq—and his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a system trying to hide the damage done

Marine Sergeant Clint Van Winkle flew to war on...


Hero of the Underground

by Jason Peter & Tony O'Neill

I wasn’t afraid of death.

How could I be? I lived under death’s shadow every day. When you swallow eighty Vicodin, twenty sleeping pills, drink a bottle of vodka, and still survive, a certain sense of invulnerability...


Breaking News

by Martin Fletcher

Martin Fletcher doesn’t claim to be a hero. Yet he didn’t flinch, either. During three decades covering wars, revolutions, and natural disasters, Fletcher worked his way from news agency cameraman to top...


Greene on Capri

by Shirley Hazzard

The subtle portrait of a great but difficult man and a legendary island.

When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served...


Last Dog on the Hill

by Steve Duno

The moving story of the author’s adopted Rottweiler mix, Lou, a free-thinking heroic dog who changed his life forever

Born of guard dogs on a secret marijuana farm in Mendicino County, Lou truly was one dog...


In the Land of Believers

by Gina Welch

An undercover exploration of the world of evangelicals, offering an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the faithful

Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked...


The Man Who Ate the World

by Jay Rayner

An astronomical gastronomical undertaking —one of the world’s preeminent restaurant critics takes on the giants of haute cuisine, one tasting menu at a time

 

Like the luxury fashion companies Gucci and Chanel,...


My Queer War

by James Lord

A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC

In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young man’s exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors...


I'm Down

by Mishna Wolff

      Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.  “He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains...


The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

by Siri Hustvedt

In this unique neurological memoir Siri Hustvedt attempts to solve her own mysterious condition

While speaking at a memorial event for her father in 2006, Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck...


Our Life in Gardens

by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd

This is the third book we have written together, though separately we have written others . . . But to say ‘written separately’ makes no sense, for when two lives have been bent for so many years on one...


The Entertainer: Movies, Magic, and My Father's Twentieth Century

by Margaret Talbot

Using the life and career of her father, an early Hollywood actor, New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot tells the thrilling story of the rise of popular culture through a transfixing personal lens. The arc of Lyle...


Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

by Willie Nelson & Kinky Friedman

You won't see no sad and teary eyes

When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly

Just call my friends and tell them

There's a party, come on by

So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

In Roll Me Up and Smoke...


Sh*t Runs Downhill

by Kevin W. Batch

Synopsis:

Add together some interesting stories, plenty of humour and some clogged drains, and you get Sh*t Runs Downhill: A Collection of Stories and Life Lessons from a Plumber's Memoir.

This funny book...


Heading South, Looking North

by Ariel Dorfman

Ariel dorfman has been hailed as one of the "greatest living Latin American novelists" (Newsweek) and a "storyteller of almost mythic intensity" (The Financial Times).  In his brilliant memoir, Heading South,...


When Memory Comes

by Saul Friedländer & Helen R. Lane

This remarkable memoir, by a distinguished historian, grows out of the loose framework of a diary written in Israel during the tense last few months of 1977.  In a series of flashbacks, Saul Friedlander evokes...


To Reach the Clouds

by Philippe Petit

An artist of the air re-creates his six-year plot to pull off an act of incomparable beauty and imagination

One late-summer day, a feat of unimaginable audacity was perpetrated on the twin towers of the World...