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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...


The Four of Us

by Elizabeth Swados

The moving story of the author's talented family, which is haunted by the tragedy of the first child's schizophrenia. Four essays, one for each family member's story, combine to create a complex and resonant...


I, Wabenzi

by Rafi Zabor

Some time ago Rafi Zabor sat down to write a brief narrative of the year 1986. That was the year he set out across two continents in a used Mercedes--"Wabenzi" is the Swahili word for a member of the Mercedes-owning...


My Life as a Traitor

by Zarah Ghahramani & Robert Hillman

At the age of twenty, an Iranian student named Zarah Ghahramani was swept off the streets of Tehran and taken to the notorious Evin prison, where criminals and political dissidents were held side by side in...


Blindsided

by Jim Cole & Tim Vandehey

Jim Cole has spent years tramping into the depths of places like Alaska, Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park in search of grizzlies, seeing these magnificent, powerful and reclusive animals...


Origins

by Amin Maalouf & Catherine Temerson

Origins, by the world-renowned writer Amin Maalouf, is a sprawling, hemisphere-spanning, intergenerational saga. Set during the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first quarter of the twentieth—in...


A Life Like Other People's

by Alan Bennett

FROM ONE OF BRITAIN’S GREATEST LIVING WRITERS AND THE AUTHOR OF THE UNCOMMON READER, A FAMILY MEMOIR AND UNIQUE WORK OF ART—A LIFE LIKE OTHER IS ALAN BENNETT AT HIS BEST

In this poignant memoir of his parents’...


Drunk & Disorderly, Again: My Name Is Hoot, I'm an Alcoholic

by Claude Hoot Hooten

Hooten-one of radio's most successful on-air personalities-battled alcoholism his entire life. With this work, he hopes to reach those "functioning" alcoholics who want a better life for themselves and their...


Ballad for Baghdad: An Ex-Hippie Chick Viet Nam War Protester's Three Years in Iraq

by Ali Elizabeth Turner

How did an ex-hippie chick Viet Nam War protester become a fierce soldier supporter, living in a combat zone in an increasingly unpopular war? From 2004 to 2007, Ali Elizabeth Turner had the chance of a lifetime...


The Duchess of Windsor: A Memoir

by Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley), Dia Mitford

‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.’ – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.’ – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.’ – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.’ – Evening Standard An intimate...


In Ruin Reconciled: A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959

by Joan de Vere

In Ruin Reconciled, A Memoir of Anglo-Ireland 1913-1959 (t'hat country of the mind'), tells the story of an orphan girl adopted by Anglo-Irish parents and brought to live in the Big House of Curragh Chase, Adare,...


Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity

by Candace Walsh

Recipes and cookbooks, meals and mouthfuls have framed the way Candace Walsh sees the world for as long as she can remember, from her frosting-spackled childhood to her meat-eschewing college years to her post-college...


I Am My Own Wife: The True Story of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf

by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf

A soft-spoken transvestite wanting nothing more than to live as a hausfrau, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf instead was caught up in the most harrowing dramas of 20th-century Europe, surviving both the Nazis and the...


A Private History of Awe

by Scott Russell Sanders

An original and searching memoir from "one of America's finest essayists" (Phillip Lopate)

When Scott Russell Sanders was four, his father held him in his arms during a thunderstorm, and he felt awe--"the tingle...


What Mum Didn't Tell You About Finding The Right Girl!

by André Palmér

Synopsis: With over 7 years since his last serious relationship, André Palmer decided to get into the world of online dating. His goal was clear, to find the love of his life and eventually marry her, preferable...


A Tenderfoot In Colorado

by Richard Baxter Townshend

Now back in print, A Tenderfoot in Colorado is R. B. Townshend's classic account of his time in the wild frontier territory known as Colorado. Townshend arrived in the Rockies in 1869, fresh from Cambridge,...


Until We All Come Home: A Harrowing Journey, a Mother's Courage, a Race to Freedom

by Kim de Blecourt

When Kim de Blecourt and her husband decided to adopt a child from Ukraine, they knew that the process might be challenging. Nothing, however, could have prepared de Blecourt for the twisted nightmare she would...