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The Hare with Amber Eyes

A Hidden Inheritance

An Economist Book of the Year Costa Book Award Winner for Biography Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund...

Edmund de Waal Edmund de Waal

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A Wolf at the Table

A Memoir of My Father

Nominated for the 2009 Audiobook of the Year “As a little boy, I had a dream that my father had taken me to the woods where there was a dead body. He buried...

By Augusten Burroughs, Patti Smith, Sea Wolf, Ingrid Michaelson and Tegan Quin

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Ace of Spades

A Memoir

A take-no-prisoners tale of growing up without knowing who you are David Matthews was born on the line between races. His mother was white, but she...

David Matthews David Matthews

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Apples and Oranges

My Brother and Me, Lost and Found

A TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR--MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES A ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BEST MEMOIR OF THE YEAR INCLUDES AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW...

"...A TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR--MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES A ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BEST MEMOIR OF THE YEAR INCLUDES AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW.... A TOP TEN FAVORITE BOOK OF THE YEAR--MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES A ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BEST MEMOIR OF THE YEAR INCLUDES AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH LESLEY STAHL Marie Brenner's extraordinary memoir of sibling rivalry asks a universal question: How can two people from the same family turn out so entirely different? Brenner's brothe..."

Marie Brenner Marie Brenner

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Casting with a Fragile Thread

A Story of Sisters and Africa

One Sunday morning in her suburban home in Connecticut, Wendy Kann received a phone call: her youngest sister, Lauren, had been killed on a lonely road in...

Wendy Kann

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Dress Codes

Of Three Girlhoods--My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine

Throughout her childhood in suburban Ohio, Noelle struggled to gain love and affection from her distant father. In compensating for her father’s...

Noelle Howey

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Falling Through the Earth

A Memoir

One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year From her charismatic father, Danielle Trussoni learned how to rock and roll, outrun...

Danielle Trussoni Danielle Trussoni

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Magical Thinking

True Stories

From the #1 bestselling author of Running with Scissors and Dry--a contagiously funny, heartwarming, shocking, twisted, and absolutely magical collection. True...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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Money, A Memoir

Women, Emotions, and Cash

Women learn the lesson early: Coveting money is greedy. Hustling for it is unladylike. Talking about it is crass. And so they develop a quiet contract:...

Liz Perle

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National Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Augusten Burroughs's most provocative collection of...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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The River Queen

A Memoir

In the fall of 2005 acclaimed writer Mary Morris set off down the Mississippi River in a battered old houseboat called The River Queen, with two river rats...

Mary Morris Mary Morris

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Soldier's Heart

Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West Point

Includes a New Afterword by the Author A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A USA Today Best Book of 2007 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of...

"...Includes a New Afterword by the Author A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A USA Today Best Book of 2007 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of.... Includes a New Afterword by the Author A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A USA Today Best Book of 2007 A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2007 What does it mean to teach literature to a soldier? How does it prepare a young man or woman for combat? At West Point, Elizabeth Samet reads classic and modern works of literature..."

Elizabeth D. Samet Elizabeth D. Samet

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West of Kabul, East of New York

An Afghan American Story

The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an...

Tamim Ansary Tamim Ansary

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Running with Scissors

A Memoir

The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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In the Land of Believers

An Outsider's Extraordinary Journey into the Heart of the Evangelical Church

Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this...

"...Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this.... Ever since evangelical Christians rose to national prominence, mainstream America has tracked their every move with a nervous eye. But in spite of this vigilance, our understanding hasn’t gone beyond the caricatures. Aiming to find out more, Gina Welch, a young secular Jew from Berkeley, joined Jerry Falwell’s Thomas Road Baptist Church. Ove..."

Gina Welch

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Malcolm X

A Graphic Biography

The age of multitasking needs better narrative history. It must be absolutely factual, immediately accessible, smart, and brilliantly fun. Enter Andrew Helfer,...

By Andrew Helfer and Randy DuBurke

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Chasing America

Notes from a Rock 'n' Soul Integrationist

"And I thought I knew this crazy-brave black boy who bolted out of a Harlem ghetto into a white prep school and bobbed and weaved his way across the...

"..."And I thought I knew this crazy-brave black boy who bolted out of a Harlem ghetto into a white prep school and bobbed and weaved his way across the.... "And I thought I knew this crazy-brave black boy who bolted out of a Harlem ghetto into a white prep school and bobbed and weaved his way across the treacherous divide between black and white America. But Dennis Watlington's life story is even more astonishing than I knew. He emerges a no-jive black integrationist who is proud of the slave ance..."

Dennis Watlington

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Mockingbird

A Portrait of Harper Lee

The colorful life of the remarkable woman who created To Kill a Mockingbird—the classic that became a touchstone for generations of Americans To Kill a...

Charles J. Shields Charles J. Shields

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Dry

A Memoir

From the New York Times Bestselling author of Running With Scissors comes the story of one man trying to out-drink his memories, outlast his demons, and outrun...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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Unto the Daughters

The Legacy of an Honor Killing in a Sicilian-American Family

Karen Tintori thought she knew her family tree. Her grandmother Josie had emigrated from Sicily with her parents at the turn of the century. They settled...

Karen Tintori Karen Tintori

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Sweet Mandarin

The Courageous True Story of Three Generations of Chinese Women and Their Journey from East to West

Spanning almost a hundred years, this rich and evocative memoir recounts the lives of three generations of remarkable Chinese women. Their extraordinary...

Helen Tse Helen Tse

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Running Away to Home

Our Family's Journey to Croatia in Search of Who We Are, Where We Came From, and What Really Matters

A middle class, Midwestern family in search of meaning uproot themselves and move to their ancestral village in Croatia “We can look at this in two ways,” Jim...

Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson

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A Long Way Gone

Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

My new friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life. “Why did you leave Sierra Leone?” “Because there is a war.” “You mean,...

Ishmael Beah Ishmael Beah

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Poser

My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses

The studio was decorated in the style of Don’t Be Afraid, We’re Not a Cult. All was white and blond and clean, as though the room had been designed for...

Claire Dederer Claire Dederer

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