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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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Brian has a million vague life plans but zero sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she'll take him. Brian and Rachel soon embark on a ride... (read more)

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The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee
by Marja Mills
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novels celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of... (read more)

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High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society (P.S.)
by Carl Hart
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High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miamis toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives.&#... (read more)

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Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild
by Novella Carpenter
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A story of growing up and letting go, from the author of Farm City Gone Feral is Novella Carpenters search for her father. Back-to-the-land homesteader, gifted classical guitarist, Korean War vet, hermit, curmudgeon, George Carpenter has... (read more)

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
by Jill Lepore
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National Book Award Finalist From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians, a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister and a history of history itself. Like her brother, Jane Franklin was a passionate reader, a... (read more)

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My Salinger Year
My Salinger Year
by Joanna Rakoff
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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
by Kevin Fedarko
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From one of andlt;Iandgt;Outsideandlt;/Iandgt; magazineand#8217;s and#8220;Literary All-Starsand#8221; comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the... (read more)

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A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin
A Place of Her Own: The Legacy of Oregon Pioneer Martha Poindexter Maupin
by Janet Fisher
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 After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history, eventually leading to her journey to a... (read more)

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Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir
Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir
by Robert Timberg
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From journalist Robert Timberg, a memoir of the struggle to reclaim his life after being severely burned as a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam In January 1967, Robert Timberg was a short-timer, counting down the days until his combat tour ended. He had... (read more)

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No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife
No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife
by Angela Ricketts
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Raised as an Army brat, Angie Ricketts thought she knew what she was in for when she eloped with Darrin—then an infantry lieutenant—on the eve of his deployment to Somalia. Since that time, Darrin, now a colonel, has been deployed eight times... (read more)

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The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a New Understanding of Love
The Secrets of Lost Cats: One Woman, Twenty Posters, and a New Understanding of Love
by Nancy Davidson
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You've seen them. Hanging on telephone poles and posted on supermarket bulletin boards. But have you ever wondered about the stories behind them? When her orange tabby, Zak, disappeared, Nancy Davidson did what countless people before her had done.... (read more)

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Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces
by Miles J. Unger
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The life of one of the most revolutionary artists in history, told through the story of six of his greatest masterpieces.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Among the immortalsand#8212;Leonardo, Rembrandt, Picassoand#8212;Michelangelo stands alone as a master of... (read more)

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Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year Journey from Prison to Peace
by Michael Morton
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The shocking true story of a young father who spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit—and his eventual exoneration via DNA evidence—and return to life as a free man. On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty... (read more)

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I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir
I Said Yes to Everything: A Memoir
by Lee Grant
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A memoir by Academy Award–winning actress Lee Grant, detailing her starring roles in Valley of the Dolls and Shampoo, her twelve years on the Hollywood blacklist, and a singularly unpredictable life.... (read more)

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The Removers: A Memoir
The Removers: A Memoir
by Andrew Meredith
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A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father’s downfall as my own. But it wasn’t. It was not my... (read more)

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J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (Icons)
J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist (Icons)
by Thomas Beller
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Three years after his death at ninety-one, J.D. Salinger remains our most mythic writer. The Catcher in the Rye (1951) became an American classic, and he was for a long time the writer for The New Yorker. Franny and Zooey and Raise High the Roof Beam... (read more)

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Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
by Tom Kizzia
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Prologue:  Third Month   When the song of the snowmachine had faded down the valley, the sisters got ready to go.  Elishaba moved quickly through the morning cold and snow in heavy boots, insulated pants beneath her prairie skirt, ferrying... (read more)

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The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey Into His Father's Life
The Magical Stranger: A Son's Journey Into His Father's Life
by Stephen Rodrick
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The Magical Stranger is a moving story of love and sacrifice, fathers and sons, heroism and duty, soldiers and the families they leave behind. On November 28, 1979, squadron commander and Navy pilot Peter Rodrick died when his plane crashed in the Indian... (read more)

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The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker
The Other Solzhenitsyn: Telling the Truth about a Misunderstood Writer and Thinker
by Daniel J. Mahoney
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The great Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918–2008) is widely recognized as one of the most consequential human beings of the twentieth century. Through his writings and moral witness, he illumined the nature of totalitarianism and helped... (read more)

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Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - And Won!
Ida M. Tarbell: The Woman Who Challenged Big Business - And Won!
by Emily Arnold Mccully
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Born in 1857 and raised in oil country, Ida M. Tarbell was one of the first investigative journalists and probably the most influential in her time. Her series of articles on the Standard Oil Trust, a complicated business empire run by John D... (read more)

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