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The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
by Edmund de Waal
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An Economist Book of the Year        Costa Book Award Winner for Biography     Galaxy National Book Award Winner (New Writer of the Year Award) Edmund de Waal is a world-famous ceramicist. Having spent thirty... (read more)

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
by Ishmael Beah
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My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I... (read more)

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The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
The Marquess of Queensberry: Wilde's Nemesis
by Linda Stratmann
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The Marquess of Queensberry is as famous for his role in the downfall of one of our greatest literary geniuses as he was for helping establish the rules for modern-day boxing. The trial and two-year imprisonment of Oscar Wilde, lover of Queensberrys son,... (read more)

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We Didn't Start the Fire: My Struggle for Democracy in Cambodia
We Didn't Start the Fire: My Struggle for Democracy in Cambodia
by Sam Rainsy
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Cambodia's long-time opposition leader and former finance minister Sam Rainsy is committed to establishing democracy in his homeland. He is currently in exile in France to avoid a twelve-year prison sentence brought on politically motivated charges, and... (read more)

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The First Lady of Bond
The First Lady of Bond
by Eunice Gayson
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By the time Eunice Gayson played James Bond's girlfriend Sylvia Trench in Dr No and From Russia With Love she had already become one of the first reality TV stars. Her leading men included Sean Connery and Roger Moore, and at the height of her fame she... (read more)

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Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (Oprah's Book Club)
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail (Oprah's Book Club)
by Malika Oufkir
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The adopted daughter of the king of Morocco, whose father was arrested and executed for a 1972 attempt to assassinate the king, tells the story of how she, her mother, and her five siblings endured years of imprisonment in a desert penal colony. This... (read more)

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Young Widower
Young Widower
by John Evans
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John W. Evans was twenty-nine years old and his wife, Katie, was thirty. They had met in the Peace Corps in Bangladesh, taught in Chicago, studied in Miami, and were working for a year in Romania when they set off with friends to hike into the... (read more)

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Samuel Adams: The Life of an American Revolutionary
Samuel Adams: The Life of an American Revolutionary
by John K Alexander
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This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post... (read more)

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Living Through the Racket: How I Survived Leukemia.and Rediscovered My Self
Living Through the Racket: How I Survived Leukemia.and Rediscovered My Self
by Corina Morariu
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She was 23 and at the height of her professional tennis career—a top-30 singles player, the #1 ranked doubles player in the world in 2000, and the winner of Grand Slam titles at both Wimbledon in 1999 with Lindsay Davenport, and the Australian Open... (read more)

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My Stroke of Luck
My Stroke of Luck
by Kirk Douglas
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My stroke taught me so much, and for all that it stole, it gave me even more. In the process of healing, my life has changed for the better. Now I want to share what I have learned. In this vivid and very personal reflection upon his extraordinary life... (read more)

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The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat
The Shadow Scholar: How I Made a Living Helping College Kids Cheat
by Dave Tomar
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Dave Tomar wrote term papers for a living. Technically, the papers were “study guides,” and the companies he wrote for—there are quite a few—are completely aboveboard and easily found with a quick web search. For as little... (read more)

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The Jane Austen Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman
The Jane Austen Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman
by Lori Smith
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Playfully and poignantly examines Austens life and novels for the timeless advice that still applies for todays women.... (read more)

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The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat: Craig Claiborne and the American Food Renaissance
by Thomas Mcnamee
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In the 1950s, America was a land of overdone roast beef and canned green beansand#8212;a gastronomic wasteland. Most restaurants relied on frozen, second-rate ingredients and served bogus and#8220;Continentaland#8221; cuisine. Authentic French, Italian... (read more)

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle
by Fiona Carnarvon
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1. Lady Almina’s wealth contributed to her social success, but far more was required to achieve prestige in her husband’s circles. What special traits and wisdom did she possess? 2. How does Downton Abbey’s Lady Cora Crawley compare to... (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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The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother's Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye
The Last Pilgrimage: My Mother's Life and Our Journey to Saying Goodbye
by Linda Daly
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Linda Daly had a seemingly charmed life: her mother Nancy was married to the head of Warner Bros, and her parents were one of the most influential and prominent couples in Los Angeles. Even their divorce couldnt test the bond between mother and daughter,... (read more)

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Memoir of an Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived
Memoir of an Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived
by Tania Grossinger
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When you reach the age where there is more to look back at than forward to, what do you regret, if anything?  One womans brave memoir about a life well lived. It takes a certain kind of woman to have the courage... (read more)

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The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace
The Force of Things: A Marriage in War and Peace
by Alexander Stille
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A MASTERPIECE OF LITERARY MEMORY—A POWERFUL EXPLORATION OF THE INTERSECTIONS OF FAMILY, HISTORY, AND MEMORY. “One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father... (read more)

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Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt
by Joyce Tyldesley
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The Romans regarded her as “fatale monstrum”—a fatal omen. Pascal said the shape of her nose changed the history of the world. Shakespeare portrayed her as an icon of tragic love. But who was Cleopatra, really? We almost feel that we know... (read more)

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The Solace of Food: A Life of James Beard
The Solace of Food: A Life of James Beard
by Robert Clark
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IN THE BEGINNING there was Beard," said Julia Child, and perhaps no other individual played such a central role in America’s postwar fascination with food and cooking. James Beard took American food seriously at a time when French cuisine was... (read more)

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