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Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons)
Edgar Allan Poe: The Fever Called Living (Icons)
by Paul Collins
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Today the name Edgar Allan Poe invokes a tragic genius whose mastery of horror seems inexorably tied to his tormented life. But in his own time, Poe was above all a craftsman—an editor and reviewer desperately trying to earn a living by... (read more)

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Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature
by Betsy Bird
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Secret lives, scandalous turns, and some very funny surprises — these essays by leading kids lit bloggers take us behind the scenes of many much-loved childrens books. Did Laura Ingalls cross paths with a band of mass murderers? Why was a Garth... (read more)

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Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner
by Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell
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The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two... (read more)

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Geek Sublime Signed Edition
Geek Sublime Signed Edition
by Vikram Chandra
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“Bold, fresh, and big...Sacred Games deserves praise for its ambitions but also for its terrific achievement.” Maureen Corrigan, NPR, Fresh... (read more)

Available October 17, 2014
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My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War
My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War
by Anne Sinclair
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On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family, but his... (read more)

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The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 (New York Review Books Classics)
The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914 (New York Review Books Classics)
by Bela Zombory-moldovan
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Béla Zombory-Moldován (1885–1967) was born in Munkács (now Mukachevo), in the east of what was then the Kingdom of Hungary, part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest, he... (read more)

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Men We Reaped: A Memoir
Men We Reaped: A Memoir
by Jesmyn Ward
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Universally praised, Jesmyn Wards Men We Reaped confirmed her ascendancy as a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, her Southern requiem securing its place on bestseller and best books of the year lists, with honors and awards pouring in from around the... (read more)

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Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit)
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (City Lights/Sister Spit)
by Thomas Page Mcbee
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McBee asks, “What does it really mean to be a man?” as he makes the life-changing decision to transition from female to male. He focuses on two men in his life – the father who abused him and a mugger who threatened his life and then let... (read more)

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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro
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“Still Writing offers up a cornucopia of wisdom, insights, and practical lessons gleaned from Dani Shapiro's long experience as a celebrated writer and teacher of writing. The beneficiaries are beginning writers, veteran writers and everyone in... (read more)

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing
by Anya Von Bremzen
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A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations    With startling beauty and sardonic wit, Anya von Bremzen tells an intimate... (read more)

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Joss Whedon: The Biography
Joss Whedon: The Biography
by Amy Pascale
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From the cult favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which netted four million viewers per episode, to the summer blockbuster The Avengers, which amassed a box office of $1.5 billion, Joss Whedon has made a name for himself in Hollywood for his penchant for... (read more)

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Being Single, with Cancer: A Solo Survivor's Guide to Life, Love, Health, and Happiness
Being Single, with Cancer: A Solo Survivor's Guide to Life, Love, Health, and Happiness
by Tracy Maxwell
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My Dance with Cancer tells Tracys story of facing ovarian cancer as a thirty-something single woman from diagnosis through treatment and now “survivorship.” Tracy addresses the physical and emotional aspects of the disease, and highlights... (read more)

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Salinger
Salinger
by David Shields
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An instant andlt;I andgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestseller, this and#8220;explosive biographyand#8221; (andlt;I andgt;Peopleandlt;/Iandgt;) of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century is and#8220;as close as weand... (read more)

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Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness
Normally, This Would Be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness
by Danielle Fishel
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A warm and witty memoir by Danielle Fishel, the beloved star of the and#8217;90s sitcom andlt;Iandgt;Boy Meets World andlt;/Iandgt;and the eagerly anticipated spin-off, andlt;Iandgt;Girl Meets World.andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Best known... (read more)

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Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion
Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion
by Derek Hough
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Derek Hough, the dashing Emmy Award-winning fan favorite, and only four-time champion of the hit ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars, tells the inspiring story of his life and career, and shares insider tips of how he transforms his celebrity dance... (read more)

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Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life
Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life
by Graham Nash
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From Graham Nash—the legendary musician and founding member of the iconic bands Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Hollies—comes a candid and riveting autobiography that belongs on the reading list of every classic rock fan.   Graham Nash'... (read more)

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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician
by Sandeep Jauhar
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A memoir-exposé of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author Doctored is the shocking follow-up to Intern, Sandeep Jauhars widely praised chronicle of the harsh realities of a hospital residency. Now the director of the... (read more)

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The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
The Joey Song: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction
by Sandra Swenson
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The heartbreaking, frustrating, too-familiar story of a defiant, delusional addict and the mother who wont give up on him until finally it hurts more to hang on than to let go. The Joey Song is the flip side of the heartwarming recovery story we all... (read more)

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Unphiltered: The Way I See It
Unphiltered: The Way I See It
by Phil Robertson
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The beloved patriarch of AandEand#8217;sand#174; andlt;Iandgt;Duck Dynastyandlt;/Iandgt;and#174; series, Phil Robertson, shares his thoughtfuland#8212;and opinionatedand#8212;philosophy on life.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;In Phil Robertsonand#8217;s #1... (read more)

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Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
Elvis and Ginger: Elvis Presley's Fiancee and Last Love Finally Tells Her Story
by Ginger Alden
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ELVIS PRESLEYS FIANCÉE AND LAST LOVE FINALLY TELLS HER STORY “Elvis, you and I know the truth and unfortunately youre not here to set the record straight. With this book, I will try to...” Elvis Presley and Graceland were fixtures... (read more)

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