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An American family - a memoir of hope and sacrifice An American family - a memoir of hope and sacrifice

"In fewer than three hundred words, Muslim American Gold Star father Khizr Khan electrified viewers around the world when he took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And when he offered to lend Donald Trump his own much-read and dog-eared pocket Constitution, his gesture perfectly encapsulated the feelings of millions. But who was that man, standing beside his wife, extolling the promises and virtues of th U. S. Constitution? In this urgent and timeless immigrant story, we lear

Oct 24, 2017
Confessions of a funeral director - how the business of death saved my life Confessions of a funeral director - how the business of death saved my life

The author recounts his experiences as a sixth generation funeral director, sharing how the practice of caring for the dead and their loved ones profoundly changed his faith and views on death.

Oct 17, 2017
Dare not linger - the presidential years Dare not linger - the presidential years

Oct 20, 2017
Endurance - a year in space, a lifetime of discovery Endurance - a year in space, a lifetime of discovery

The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few have. Now, he takes us inside a sphere utterly inimical to human life. He describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and banal: the devastating effects on the body; the isolation from everyone he loves and the comforts of Earth; the pressures of constant close cohabitation; the catastrophic risks of depressuri

Oct 17, 2017
Everything I never wanted - a memoir of excess Everything I never wanted - a memoir of excess

"Life in a middle-class Italian American-Catholic neighborhood in the 1950s Bronx was not supposed to include divorce, Judaism, classical music, political discourse, or poverty in the social construct. So, in the absence of friends, young Barbara takes comfort in the minutiae, the small details available to her in her everyday life that seem to be overlooked by others. But that appreciation for the inanimate world leads her on a path to the acquisition of objects and a quest for identity that do

Oct 17, 2017
Finding my virginity - the new autobiography Finding my virginity - the new autobiography

Oct 17, 2017
If all the seas were ink - a memoir If all the seas were ink - a memoir

At the age of 27, alone in Jerusalem in the wake of a painful divorce, Ilana Kurshan joined the world s largest book club, learning daf yomi, Hebrew for daily page" of the Talmud, a book of rabbinic teachings spanning about 600 years and the basis for all codes of Jewish law. A runner, a reader and a romantic, Kurshan adapted to its pace, attuned her ear to its poetry, and discovered her passions in its pages. She brought the Talmud with her wherever she went, studying in airplanes, supermarket

Oct 24, 2017
Life detonated - the true story of a widow and hijacker Life detonated - the true story of a widow and hijacker

"The gripping true story of Kathleen Murray, a young mother whose life was changed on September 11, 1976 when her husband, Brian Murray, a NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist’s bomb. It details her childhood in the Bronx, her journey out of poverty with Brian’s help, and her own determination to take care of her two young sons after Brian’s death. While Kathleen heals, she launches a lawsuit against the city of New York to find out the real reason the bomb exploded, and at the s

Oct 20, 2017
Mayhem Mayhem

A searingly powerful memoir about the impact of addiction on a family. In the summer of 2012 a woman named Eva was found dead in the London townhouse she shared with her husband, Hans K. Rausing. The couple had struggled with drug addiction for years, often under the glare of tabloid headlines. Now, writing with singular clarity and restraint, Hans' sister, the editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing, tries to make sense of what happened. In Mayhem, she asks the difficult questions those close to th

Oct 20, 2017
Never stop - a memoir Never stop - a memoir

Never Stop is the wrenching memoir of Simba Sana, the cofounder and former leader of Karibu Books, a major indie-bookselling phenomenon and perhaps the most successful black-owned company in the history of the book industry. In this memoir, Sana reveals how his experience with Karibu jumpstarted his lifelong journey to better understanding himself, human nature, faith, and American culturewhich ultimately helped him develop the powerful personal philosophy that drives his life today. Born Bernar

Oct 20, 2017
Nine continents - a memoir in and out of China Nine continents - a memoir in and out of China

From one of Grantas Best of Young British Novelists, Xiaolu Guos memoir documents her trajectory from a small fishing village in rural China to life in the West as a fearless writer and filmmaker.

Oct 20, 2017
Second sight Second sight

Oct 17, 2017
Sisters first - stories from our wild and wonderful life Sisters first - stories from our wild and wonderful life

Born into a political dynasty, Jenna and Barbara Bush grew up in the public eye. As small children, they watched their grandfather become president; just twelve years later they stood by their father's side when he took the same oath. They spent their college years watched over by Secret Service agents and became fodder for the tabloids, with teenage mistakes making national headlines. But the tabloids didn't tell the whole story. In SISTERS FIRST, Jenna and Barbara take readers on a revealing,

Oct 24, 2017
The accidental president - Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world The accidental president - Harry S. Truman and the four months that changed the world

Oct 24, 2017
The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club

"A legend in the biker community, Peter 'Big Pete' James was the most revered gangster in the Chicagoland Outlaws. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws' chief rival, before persuading thousands of disgruntled members from splintered Outlaw Clubs to unite. Together they formed a powerful criminal syndicate involved in extortion, contract murders, drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations. Then a shocking medical diagnosis knocked James sideways,

Oct 17, 2017
The lost founding father - John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics The lost founding father - John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics

Profiles the sixth American president, sharing insight into how his beliefs influenced other Founding Fathers, discussing his European travels, and highlighting his views on slavery.

Oct 20, 2017
The not so subtle art of being a fat girl - loving the skin you're in The not so subtle art of being a fat girl - loving the skin you're in

Oct 20, 2017
You can't buy love like that - growing up gay in the Sixties You can't buy love like that - growing up gay in the Sixties

"Carol Anderson grows up in a fundamentalist Christian home in the -- a time when being gay was in opposition to all social and religious mores and against the law in most states. Fearing the rejection of her parents, she hides the truth about her love orientation, creating emotional distance from them for years, as she desperately struggles to harness her powerful attractions to women while pursuing false efforts to be with men. The watershed point in Carol's journey comes when she returns to g

Oct 19, 2017