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Taylor's Gift: A Courageous Story of Giving Life and Renewing Hope

by Tara Storch & Todd Storch

A thirteen-year-old girl's tragic death gives new life to five other people in this heartbreaking and inspiring story of grief and redemption told by her parents.


Force of Will, A: The Reshaping of Faith in a Year of Grief

by Mike Stavlund

Grieving father and pastor wrestles with God in the midst of loss, leaving the reader with the assurance that we can find hope without happy endings.


The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations on Not Fitting in

by Paisley Rekdal

When you come from a mixed race background as Paisley Rekdal does — her mother is Chinese American and her father is Norwegian– thorny issues of identity politics, and interracial desire are never far from...


Be Sweet: A Conditional Love Story

by Roy Jr Blount

In the book his laughing and loving readers have been waiting for, our generation's master of full-hearted humor lays open the soul of his life story.

Roy Blount Jr.--Georgia boy turned New York wit, lover of...


Diary of a Man in Despair

by Friedrich Reck, Paul Rubens & Richard Evans

Friedrich Reck might seem an unlikely rebel against Nazism. Not just a conservative but a rock-ribbed reactionary, he played the part of a landed gentleman, deplored democracy, and rejected the modern world...


Ghosts in the Garden: Reflections on Endings, Beginnings, and the Unearthing of Self

by Beth Kephart & William Sulit

On the morning of her forty-?rst birthday, Kephart - a mother, a wife, and a writer pressured by deadlines - finds herself at Chanticleer, one of the world's most celebrated pleasure gardens. She knows little...


Daddy's Home!

by Steven Schnur

Today’s dad comes home at the end of the day to a job he loves: fatherhood.

 

Daddy’s Home! gathers together honest and funny true stories about coming home into manhood--getting married, buying a house,...


C.S.S. Shenandoah: The Memoirs of Lieutenant Commanding James I. Waddell

by James D. Horan

The last shot of the Civil War was fired, not on an obscure battlefield, but in the ice-locked Sea of Okhotsk off Siberia seven months after Lee’s surrender.

The last armed Confederate cruiser was the C.S.S....


Beyond Belief

by Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer

Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one,...


Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Monogamy is one of the most important vows we make in our marriages. Yet it is a rare spouse who does not face some level of temptation through the allure of other people. Sometimes the issues are resolved before...


My Century

by Aleksander Wat, Richard Lourie & Czeslaw Milosz

In My Century the great Polish poet Aleksander Wat provides a spellbinding account of life in Eastern Europe in the midst of the terrible twentieth century. Based on interviews with Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw...


The Diary of a Nose: A Year in the Life of a Parfumeur

by Jean-Claude Ellena

An intimate exploration of inspiration and creativity, from the "parfumeur exclusif" of the house of Hermès. A scent has incantatory powers, capable of transporting you to your past, of kindling fantasies,...


Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference

by Mark Edmundson

In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown—until a maverick...


A French Restoration: La Maison d'Etre

by Clive Kristen & David Johnson

When David and Doris Johnson restored a French mini-chateau, they learnt new skills, solved the mysteries of septic drainage, and excavated not only the ancient foundations, but the chequered history of the...


Black Gold of the Sun: Searching for Home in Africa and Beyond

by Ekow Eshun

At the age of thirty-three, Ekow Eshun—born in London to African-born parents—travels to Ghana in search of his roots. He goes from Accra, Ghana’s cosmopolitan capital city, to the storied slave forts...


The Slippery Year

by Melanie Gideon

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery...


This Soldier's Fortune - The Trials and Triumphs of a Polish Soldier during WWII

by Zygmunt Tratkiewicz

Born and raised in Zwola, in rural Poland, Zygmunt Tratkiewicz was an ordinary young man, conscripted at age 23 to the national military service. When World War II broke out, Zygmunt was faced with trials and...


The Volunteer : A Former IRA Man's True Story

by Shane Paul O'Doherty

Synopsis:

"This is the best account of the life of an IRA volunteer yet written." The Irish Times

"No better explanation of why ordinary people turn to terrorism has ever been written. O'Doherty's compelling...


Protestant Boy

by Geoffrey Beattie

Geoffrey Beattie grew up in the notorious 'murder triangle' in North Belfast, where during thirty years of the Troubles more than six hundred people were killed. Many of his childhood friends ended up dead or...


Desserted: Recipes and Tales from an Island Chocolatier

by Kate Shaffer & Linda Greenlaw

If you've ever had a fantasy of living on a Maine island, this book is for you. It,s just icing on the cake it that is also happens to involve chocolate. Kate Shaffer and her husband moved to remote Isle au...