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Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life
by Tom Robbins
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Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With... (read more)

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The Other Side: A Memoir
The Other Side: A Memoir
by Lacy M. Johnson
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In this exceptional literary memoir, Johnson paints a candid self-portrait of a life bearing the weight of a horrendous event — getting kidnapped, bound, and raped by an ex-boyfriend. This is a story that insists on being told, and it is conveyed with incredible grace.
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A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren
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An unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesnt As a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an... (read more)

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Military
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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
by Laura Hillenbrand
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
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Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from this sharp-eyed, hilarious memoir.
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Women
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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II
by Denise Kiernan
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The andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller, now available in paperbackand#8212;an incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.... (read more)

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Medical
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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife
by Eben Alexander M.D.
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A SCIENTIST'S CASE FOR THE AFTERLIFE Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel... (read more)

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Philosophers
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How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
by Sarah Bakewell
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Winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—such questions arise in most people’s lives. They are all versions of a... (read more)

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Artists Architects and Photographers
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Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan
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Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous portrait photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to presidents, vaudeville stars, leading thinkers. But when he was thirty-two... (read more)

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Historical
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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize No Ordinary Time is a monumental work, a brilliantly conceived chronicle of one of the most vibrant and revolutionary periods in the history of the United States. With an extraordinary collection of details, Goodwin... (read more)

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As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: Food, Friendship, and the Making of a Masterpiece
by Joan Reardon
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A National Bestseller Winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for Literary Food Writing “An absorbing portrait of an unexpected friendship.” — Entertainment Weekly “Julias inimitable voice shines... (read more)

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The Duchess
The Duchess
by Amanda Foreman
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Now a major motion picture starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes Lady Georgiana Spencer was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales, and was nearly as famous in her day. In 1774 Georgiana achieved... (read more)

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Political
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The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Visions of Glory, 1874-1932
by William Manchester
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When Winston Churchill was born in Blenheim Palace in 1874, Imperial Britain stood at the splendid pinnacle of her power. Yet within a few years the Empire would hover on the brink of catastrophe. Against this backdrop, a remarkable man began to build... (read more)

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Bossypants
Bossypants
by Tina Fey
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Readers sometimes lower the bar when it comes to the quality of celebrity memoirs, but, in this case, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Tina Fey is a legitimately talented writer, and the stories from her personal life are just as zany and... (read more)

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Shelf Talkers, Staff Pick | June 17, 2014

Rhianna Walton: IMG Hard Choices



It's 2014 and Hillary Clinton's at the top of her game: polling high and openly contemplating a run for the White House. Her latest memoir is a... Continue »
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    Hard Choices

    Hillary Rodham Clinton 9781476751443
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