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Benjamin and Daisy: The Story of Two Rescue Dogs and the Psychiatrist They Trained

by Michael Paul Pruitt

Benjamin and Daisy: The Story of Two Rescue Dogs and the Psychiatrist They Trained is a memoir about a young psychiatrist who adopts a neglected dog and has his life significantly enhanced as a result. The ultimate...


The Boy Who Talked to Dogs: A Memoir

by Martin McKenna

When Martin McKenna was growing up in Garryowen, Ireland, in the 1970s, he felt the whole world knew him as just “that stupid boy.” Badly misunderstood by his family and teachers, Martin escaped from endless...


Blind Curves: A Woman, a Motorcycle, and a Journey to Reinvent Herself

by Linda Crill

After months of following one-size-fits-all advice for a fifty-seven-year-old widow, Linda Crill is still miserable, until she makes a rebellious spur-of-the-moment decision: she trades her corporate suits for...


A Father's Love: One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home

by David Goldman

The inspiring, heart-rending story of a father's unwavering love for his son.

David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna Bianchi, led what appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. But in June 2004, Bianchi...


A World Elsewhere: An American Woman in Wartime Germany

by Sigrid MacRae

The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat—and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany

Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only...


Misdiagnosed: One Woman's Tour of--And Escape From--Healthcareland

by Jody Berger

"Berger movingly details her journey to healing. Her indefatigable quest...underscores the fact that there is no such thing as one size fits all in medicine."-Gayatri Devi, MD, clinical associate professor,...


Misgivings

by C. K. Williams

An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet

Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict....


Father and Son

by Marcos Giralt Torrente & Natasha Wimmer

"This is a story about two people, but I'm the only one telling it."

Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully,...


Beneath the Blue Sky: 40 Years of the Gypsy Traveller Life

by Dominic Reeve

In a lifetime traversing Britain's lanes and byways, Dominic Reeve has witnessed a changing world for the Romani Gypsies. Since the 1950s, the horse-drawn wagons have given way to brightly chromed vehicles,...


How to Get There

by Maggie MacKellar

After Maggie Mackellar's acclaimed When It Rains, her second memoir traces with her characteristic candour and perception her move to Tasmania, for love, and the struggles and joys of settling there. In 2011...


Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home

by Maria Finn

Maria Finn's husband was cheating. First she threw him out. Then she cried. Then she signed up for tango lessons. It turns out that tango has a lot to teach about understanding love and loss, about learning...


In My Father's Shadow: A Daughter Remembers Orson Welles

by ChrisWelles Feder

Out of all the many stars and celebrities Hollywood has produced, only a handful have achieved the fame-and, some would say, infamy-of Orson Welles, the creator and star of what is arguably the greatest American...


Fowl Weather

by Bob Tarte

In Bob Tarte's home, pandemonium is the order of the day, and animals literally rule the roost—thirty-nine of them at last count. Whether it's the knot-tying African grey parrot, or the overweight cat who's...


Enslaved by Ducks: How One Man Went from Head of the Household to Bottom of the Pecking Order

by Bob Tarte

The book that Entertainment Weekly called "hilarious," Publishers Weekly declared "a true pleasure," Booklist called "heartwarming," and the Dallas Morning News praised as "rich and funny" is now available...


My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq

National Book Critics Circle Award for Memoir/Autobiography 2008

by Ariel Sabar

In a remote corner of the world, forgotten for nearly three thousand years, lived an enclave of Kurdish Jews so isolated that they still spoke Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Mostly illiterate, they were self-made...


Heart in the Right Place: A Memoir

by Carolyn Jourdan

Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home—to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother...


The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden

by William Alexander

Bill Alexander had no idea that his simple dream of having a vegetable garden and small orchard in his backyard would lead him into life-and-death battles with groundhogs, webworms, weeds, and weather; midnight...


A Full House: A Canadian Historical Novel of Pioneer Adventure

by Lillian Ross

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A Full House is a historical novel of farm life in Alberta, Canada, in the 1930's, 1940's and '50's. The book follows the historical novels: Book #1 The Gentle Gamblers, and book #2 The Tender Years....


Reservoir Dad

by Clint Greagen

'If David Sedaris had got married and had kids, he would have been Reservoir Dad. Fall-on-the-floor funny, sharp, witty and just a little bit sexy.' Kerri Sackville, Best Australian Blog 2013 judge A sharply...


Wildcat Memories: Inside Stories from Kentucky Basketball Greats

by Doug Brunk & Dan Issel

Since the tenure of Coach Adolph Rupp, the University of Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team has been a virtual powerhouse, repeatedly dominating the Southeastern Conference and garnering eight national...