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Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew
Secrets and Rivals: Wartime Letters and the Parents I Never Knew
by R. Bruce Larson
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Ruth Larson saved nearly 700 letters she and her husband Bob exchanged during World War II. Opening the box while his mother lay dying, her son Bruce expected to find commonplace details of his parentsandrsquo; early life together. He instead discovered... (read more)

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Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
by David Schneider
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and#147;More than a biography or a memoir ... a CELEBRATION of Zen Being.and#8221;and#151;Michael McClure, author of Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems "Philip Whalenand#8217;s poetry is complex, generous, and utterly amusing, as he was... (read more)

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Broken Angels
Broken Angels
by Nancye Oreilly
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Drama and tragedy have pursued Nancye O'Reilly throughout her life. Adopted as a baby and sexually abused from a young age, in 1980 she discovered her daughter Alicia had been raped and murdered in her own home overnight. The event changed her life... (read more)

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The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life
by Janice Kaplan
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In this inspiring memoir backed by cutting-edge research, Janice Kaplan spends a year living gratefully and gains a fresh outlook that transforms her marriage, family life, work, health, and everyday experience.     The Gratitude Diaries ... (read more)

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Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
Alexander McQueen: Blood Beneath the Skin
by Andrew Wilson
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The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life. When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a... (read more)

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Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry
Tales from the Back Row: An Outsider's View from Inside the Fashion Industry
by Amy Odell
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Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what its really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes readers... (read more)

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Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home
Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home
by Leah Lax
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In Uncovered, Leah Lax tells her story--beginning as a young teen who left her liberal, secular home for life as a Hasidic Jew, and ending as a forty-something woman who has to abandon the only world she's known for thirty years in order to achieve... (read more)

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Live: Art and Performance
Live: Art and Performance
by Adrian (edt) Heathfield
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Live art is one of the most controversial and hotly discussed areas of creative practice to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. No longer at the margins of cultural production and recognition, performance is now a common occurrence in major... (read more)

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Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim
Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim
by Justin Gifford
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The first and definitive biography of one of America’s bestselling, notorious, and influential writers of the twentieth century: Iceberg Slim, ne Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby... (read more)

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Aaronsohn's Maps: The Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Modern Middle East
Aaronsohn's Maps: The Man Who Might Have Created Peace in the Modern Middle East
by Patricia Goldstone
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Aaron Aaronsohn was one of the most extraordinary figures in the early struggle to create a homeland for the Jewish people. Brought to Palestine at age five, as a young man Aaronsohn was a rugged adventurer who became convinced during years of solo... (read more)

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The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech
The Book of Roads: Travel Stories from Michigan to Marrakech
by Phil Cousineau
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Cousineaus wanderlust has driven him to visit nearly 100 countries as a backpacker, documentary filmmaker, travel writer, photographer, and art and literary tour leader. For him, travel gives us what his mentor Joseph Campbell called “the key to the... (read more)

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Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir
Wondering Who You Are: A Memoir
by Sonya Lea
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In the twenty-third year of their marriage, Sonya Lea's husband, Richard, went in for surgery to treat a rare appendix cancer. When he came out, he had no recollection of their life together: how they met, their wedding day, the births of their two... (read more)

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When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941
When Europe Was a Prison Camp: Father and Son Memoirs, 1940-1941
by Otto Schrag
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In a compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp weaves together two accounts of a family's eventual escape from Occupied Europe. One, a memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the... (read more)

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Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents
Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents
by Kurt Caswell
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Writer, teacher, and adventurer Kurt Caswell has spent his adult life canoeing, hiking, and pedaling his way toward a deeper understanding of our vast and varied world. Getting to Grey Owl: Journeys on Four Continents chronicles over twenty years of... (read more)

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Bright-Eyed at Midnight
Bright-Eyed at Midnight
by Leslie Stein
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Beginning at the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2014, and ending on January 1, 2015, (ongoing as you reads this), Leslie Stein began drawing a comics page a night. Fueled by an urge toward visual and narrative experimentation and made possible by... (read more)

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The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
The Unknown Travels and Dubious Pursuits of William Clark
by Jo Ann Trogdon
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In 1798andmdash;more than five years before he led the epic western journey that would make him and Meriwether Lewis national heroesandmdash;William Clark set off by flatboat from his Louisville, Kentucky home with a cargo of tobacco and furs to sell... (read more)

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Lee: A Biography
Lee: A Biography
by Clifford Dowdey
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General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this... (read more)

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Captive: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero
Captive: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Hostage Hero
by Ashley Smith
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In March 2005, Ashley Smith made headlines around the globe when she miraculously talked her way out of the hands of alleged courthouse killer Brian Nichols after he took her hostage for seven hours in her suburban Atlanta apartment. In this moving... (read more)

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Diary of a Jackwagon
Diary of a Jackwagon
by Tim Hawkins
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"Comedian Hawkins, known for parody songs, parenting humor, and clean laughs, brings together his popular routine and his raucous home life in this debut taken from his 'private comedy journal.' Those expecting a straightforward tale should look... (read more)

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My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven
My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven
by Erik Medhus
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In the follow-up to Elisa Medhuss My Son and the Afterlife—“a heartfelt, deeply moving story” (Eben Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven)—her son Erik tells his astounding story directly from the... (read more)

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