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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca... (read more)

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What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
What I Talk about When I Talk about Running
by Haruki Murakami
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An intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, from the incomparable, bestselling author Haruki Murakami.While simply training for New York City Marathon would be enough for most people, Haruki Murakami's decided to write... (read more)

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The Writing Life
The Writing Life
by Annie Dillard
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Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Getting Lost
A Field Guide to Getting Lost
by Rebecca Solnit
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"Rebecca Solnit's marvelous new book of essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, is about the spaces between stability and risk, solitude, and the occasional claustrophobia of ordinary life. She explores the mysterious without puncturing the mystery, and... (read more)

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Men We Reaped: A Memoir
by Jesmyn Ward
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“We saw the lightning and that was the guns; and then we heard the thunder and that was the big guns; and then we heard the rain falling and that was the blood falling; and when we came to get in the crops, it was dead men that we reaped.”... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking
The Year of Magical Thinking
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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The Faraway Nearby
The Faraway Nearby
by Rebecca Solnit
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In The Faraway Nearby, Rebecca Solnit weaves seemingly disparate topics, from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to the birdman cult on Easter Island, with elements of her own life: her mother's advancing Alzheimer's, the collapse of a long-term relationship, a... (read more)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
by Hunter S. Thompson
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one... (read more)

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Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen
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"Poignant, honest and triumphantly funny. . . [a] compelling and heartbreaking story." --Susan Cheever, The New York Times Book Review "Tough-minded . . . darkly comic . . . written with indelible clarity."--Newsweek "[A]n... (read more)

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Traveling with Pomegranates Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greecea Mother and Daughter Journey to
Traveling with Pomegranates Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother and Daughter Journey to the Sacred Places of Greecea Mother and Daughter Journey to
by Sue Monk Kidd
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The New York Times–bestselling memoir of pilgrimage and metamorphosis by the author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings (Viking, January 2014) and her daughter Sue Monk Kidd has touched the hearts of millions of readers with her... (read more)

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
by Dave Eggers
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Dave Eggers is the author of four books, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity!, How We Are Hungry, and What Is the What. He is the editor of McSweeneys, a quarterly magazine and book-publishing company, and is cofounder... (read more)

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Travels with Charley: In Search of America
Travels with Charley: In Search of America
by John Steinbeck
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Knowing he was dying, John Steinbeck customized a camper-truck and dubbed it Rocinante after Don Quixote's horse. With his dog Charley (Steinbeck's own Sancho Panza) riding along, the melancholic writer circumnavigates the country. This travelogue... (read more)

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The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
The Year of Magical Thinking (Vintage International)
by Joan Didion
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Best book of 2005, favorite book of the year...Slice the question any number of ways, but the book published last year that I'm most grateful for having read is The Year of Magical Thinking, a devastating affirmation of love and commitment, hope and... (read more)

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Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood
by Alexandra Fuller
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In her 2001 debut, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller recalled in vivid, often excruciating detail coming of age in Rhodesia as a long civil war raged in neighboring Mozambique and her own country slid down the violent path toward an... (read more)

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The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld: A Memoir
by Justin Hocking
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Surfing in Far Rockaway, romantic obsession, and Moby-Dick converge in this winning and refreshing memoir. Justin Hocking doesn't adapt easily to New York City. He has panic attacks on the subway under the East River, struggles as an assistant at a... (read more)

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Survival Lessons
Survival Lessons
by Alice Hoffman
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One of America's most beloved writers shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times. Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward, with ways to reenvision everything--from... (read more)

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A Small Place
A Small Place
by Jamaica Kincaid
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A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C... (read more)

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Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
by William Styron
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Gift From the Sea 50TH Anniversary Edition
Gift From the Sea 50TH Anniversary Edition
by Anne Morr Lindbergh
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In this inimitable, beloved classic—graceful, lucid and lyrical—Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea.... (read more)

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The Liars' Club: a Memoir
The Liars' Club: a Memoir
by Mary Karr
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When it was published in 1995, Mary Karrandrsquo;s The Liarsandrsquo; Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, as well as bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karrandrsquo;s comic childhood in an... (read more)

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