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My Friend Leonard

by James Frey

Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring.

The father...


Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab

by Christine Montross

A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student

Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside...


A Year in Jamaica: Memoirs of a girl in Arcadia in 1889

by Diana Lewes & Nicholas Noble

A Year in Jamaica is a complex memoir telling the story of two simultaneous journeys: Diana Lewes’s 1889 trip from England to visit her family’s sugar plantations in the Caribbean and, more intriguingly,...


Up from Slavery: An Autobiography

by Booker T. Washington & Louis R. Harlan

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Dreamscape in a Minor

by Judi Loren Grace

Dreamscape in A minor captures the short life of a musically gifted and misunderstood young man. Jeff could make you double over with laughter with his comic timing or play a beautiful and complex piece of music...


An Archaeology of Yearning

by Bruce Mills

The moving story of a father's bond with his autistic son embodies powerful themes of family relationships and human connections.


The Red Lion Brewery: Hoare & Co.

by Victoria Hutchings

A fascinating history of the Red Lion Brewery, established in the 16th century, and owned for over 100 years by Hoare's, the bankers from 1802 - 1933. The Red Lion Brewery became Hoare and Co, to distinguish...


Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

by Norah Vincent

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how...


The Path Was Steep: A Memoir of Appalachian Coal Camps During the Great Depression

by Suzanne Pickett & Norman McMillan

Sue Pickett was a coal miner's daughter who became a coal miner's wife and witnessed and lived through the turbulent years of the Great Depression and the sometimes violent struggles between labor unions and...


Life's That Way

by Jim Beaver

A remarkable memoir that shows the capacity of the human heart to heal after the challenge of having to say goodbye.

Even the hardest lessons contain great gifts.

Jim Beaver and his wife Cecily Adams appeared...


Narrative Reflections: How Witnessing Their Stories Changes Our Lives

by Lucy S. Raizman & Bea Hollander-Goldfein

Narrative Reflections presents a series of poignant personal reflections by mental health professionals, triggered by reading interviews of Holocaust survivors and their families. Inspired by the practice of...


Confessions of a Mediocre Widow: Or, How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity

by Catherine Tidd

I spent my 11th wedding anniversary planning my husband's funeral. If I could just figure out how to make that rhyme, it would be the beginning of a great country song.

Involuntarily single. That's the true...


On the Grand Trunk Road: A Journey into South Asia

by Steve Coll

Available for the first time in paperback, Steve Coll's trek across a socially and politically damaged South Asia

Bestselling author Steve Coll is one of the preeminent journalists of the twenty-first century....


A Life Constructed: Reflections on Breaking Barriers and Building Opportunities

by Delon Hampton & Bob Keefe

Growing up on the south side of Chicago in a poor, black, working-class neighborhood, Delon Hampton realized early on that any success he would achieve in life, he had to create on his own. Having earned a place...


Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts

by Danny Evans

In his early thirties, Danny Evans had a smokin' hot wife, a new baby boy, and the highest paying job he'd ever had. Then, in the span of one week, a sudden layoff and the events of 9/11 plunged Evans into a...


Pee-Shy

by Frank Spinelli

In his stunningly honest and poignant memoir, Frank Spinelli recounts a childhood marked by trauma and of finding the courage that ultimately transformed his life...

Frank Spinelli grew up on Staten Island in...


Can I See Your I.D., Son?

by Heath Kizzier

Quite often an actor bursts on the scene and everyone says, ‘He’s an overnight success.’ But this is a true story of one actor whose road to the top was winding and filled with potholes. The reader will...


Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam

by Zainab Salbi & Laurie Becklund

Zainab Salbi was eleven years old when her father was chosen to be Saddam Hussein's personal pilot and her family's life was grafted onto his. Her mother, the beautiful Alia, taught her daughter the skills she...


Spirit Boy

by Paul Apowida

When Paul Apowida was a baby, his parents and several other family members died suddenly. His terrified community in northern Ghana believed Paul was an evil spirit responsible for the deaths – in line with...


Is it That Time Already?: The Autobiography

by Rikki Fulton

Rikki Fulton was one of the biggest stars Scotland has produced. From classic comedy performances in Francie and Josie and Scotch & Wry – including the legendary Rev I M Jolly – and appearances in Hollywood...