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John by Cynthia Lennon

John by Cynthia Lennon The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of and so many feelings I have never expressed: great love on one hand; pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why …

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How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh

How May I Help You?: An Immigrant’s Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage by Deepak Singh In this moving and insightful work, Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. Telling stories through the unique lens of …

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Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor by Ben MacFarlane

Holiday SOS: The Life-Saving Adventures of a Travelling Doctor by Ben MacFarlane Who do you call if it all goes wrong on holiday? Meet Doctor Ben MacFarlane – a very modern flying doctor. His job is get on a plane and bring patients home after holiday disasters, gap year crises, embarrassing incidents on business trips and all the other things that can go wrong when we head overseas. Holiday SOS is his extraordinary story. It’s …

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Princess: Stepping Out of the Shadows by Jean Sasson

Princess: Stepping Out of the Shadows by Jean Sasson In the international bestseller, Princess: The True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia , Princess Al-Sa’ud and the acclaimed author Jean Sasson began a remarkable series of books. Now, more than twenty-five years later, this compelling journey continues as we follow the fortunes and the dazzling life of the Princess, her friends and her family. But, of course, there is a less glamorous, much darker …

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Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal …

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The Girl With No Bedroom Door: A True Short Story by Angela Hart

The Girl With No Bedroom Door: A True Short Story by Angela Hart Fourteen-year-old Louise has been sleeping rough after running away from her previous foster home. Unloved and unwashed, she arrives at foster carer Angela Hart’s door stripped of all self-esteem. The Girl with No Bedroom Door tells the wonderfully uplifting story of how Angela’s love and care helps Louise blossom into a confident and happy young woman.   FREE Download The Girl With …

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High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’s Fiercest Rivalry by Stephen Tignor

High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis’s Fiercest Rivalry by Stephen Tignor High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest rivalry in the history of professional tennis. Viewed through the lens of the fabled 1981 U.S. Open match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, High Strung brings the golden age of tennis vibrantly alive once more. A fascinating chronicle that orbits around the four greatest, most enigmatic talents …

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The Girl on the Dancing Horse: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro by Charlotte Dujardin

The Girl on the Dancing Horse: Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro by Charlotte Dujardin Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record–breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse. The YouTube clip of their Freestyle performance has since had over 1.7 million views, and Dujardin is considered the dominant dressage rider …

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You’ve Been So Lucky Already: A Memoir by Alethea Black

You’ve Been So Lucky Already: A Memoir by Alethea Black From the award-winning author of I Knew You’d Be Lovely comes an empowering and disarmingly funny memoir about grief and illness—and the wit and wisdom it takes to survive it. As a child, Alethea Black drifts between her father, a brilliant mathematician who is also her best friend, and her mother, a frank and outspoken woman on fire. After her father’s death, Alethea is left unmoored, a …

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I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans

I Really Didn’t Think This Through: Tales from My So-Called Adult Life by Beth Evans Did you ever wish your best friend—the person you would trust with your innermost secrets, the person whose wisdom and comfort you seek in times of stress or self-doubt—could draw? Like Mindy Kaling meets Hyperbole and a Half, I Really Didn’t Think This Through gets at the heart of what makes life both so challenging and so joyful—figuring out how to be …

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Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew

Am I There Yet? The Loop-de-Loop, Zigzagging Journey to Adulthood by Mari Andrew Adulting meets Hyperbole and a Half in this witty, starkly honest, and absolutely on-point book of essays and illustrations on the realities of growing up and finding yourself. Mari Andrew started doodling when she worked at a bakery–she took some license with the display case labels. When customers noticed and began telling her the drawings brightened their days, Mari realized she could use that hobby …

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography by Eric Idle [ARC] From the ingenious comic performer, founding member of Monty Python, and creator of Spamalot, comes an absurdly funny memoir of unparalleled wit and heartfelt candor We know him best for his unforgettable roles on Monty Python–from the Flying Circus to The Meaning of Life. Now, Eric Idle reflects on the meaning of his own life in this entertaining memoir that takes us on an unforgettable …

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Stray: Memoir of a Runaway by Tanya Marquardt

Stray: Memoir of a Runaway by Tanya Marquardt Brutal and beautiful, Stray is the true story of a girl who runs away and finds herself. After growing up in a dysfunctional and emotionally abusive home, Tanya Marquardt runs away on her sixteenth birthday. Her departure is an act of rebellion and survival—whatever she is heading toward has to be better than what she is leaving behind. Struggling with her inner demons, Tanya must learn to take care …

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Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival by Janey Godley

Handstands In The Dark: A True Story of Growing Up and Survival by Janey Godley Brought up amid near-Dickensian squalour in the tough East End of Glasgow and sexually abused by her uncle, Janey married into a Glasgow criminal family as a teenager, then found herself having to cope with the murder of her mother, violence, religious sectarianism, abject poverty and a frightening family of in-laws. First-hand, Janey saw the gangland violence and met extraordinary …

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To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer

To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape by Charles Spencer How did the most wanted man in the country outwit the greatest manhunt in British history? In January 1649, King Charles I was beheaded in London outside his palace of Whitehall and Britain became a republic. When his eldest son, Charles, returned in 1651 to fight for his throne, he was crushed by the might of Cromwell’s armies at the battle of Worcester. With …

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger

Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and …

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Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton

Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton From New York Times bestselling author Meg Waite Clayton comes a riveting novel based on one of the most volatile and intoxicating real-life love affairs of the twentieth century. Key West, 1936. Headstrong, accomplished journalist Martha Gellhorn is confident with words but less so with men when she meets disheveled literary titan Ernest Hemingway in a dive bar. Their friendship—forged over writing, talk, and family dinners—flourishes into something undeniable in Madrid …

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The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum

The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores by Diana Marcum From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their …

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Until Forever by Luisa Cloutier

Until Forever by Luisa Cloutier When Luisa’s mother died, Luisa was left to take care of her family. Her dream of leaving Naples for a better life died too. Hard work and sacrifice left no time for dreaming or romance. Until one day she met a U.S Marine stationed in Italy. Though Brandon didn’t speak Italian, he understood what Luisa needed and made her feel like a princess. They fell in love, married and began …

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A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter

A Pound of Paper: Confessions of a Book Addict by John Baxter In the rural Australia of the fifties where John Baxter grew up, reading books was disregarded with suspicion, owning and collecting them with utter incomprehension. Despite this, by the age of eleven Baxter had ‘collected’ his first book – The Poems of Rupert Brooke. He’d read the volume often, but now he had to own it. This was the beginning of what would become …

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The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward

The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward From the poet behind bone, a lyrical memoir—part prose, part verse—about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and the beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family “My little brother and I saw a unicorn in the garden in the late nineties. I’m telling you. Neither one of us made it up; it was as real as anything else.” The Terrible, Yrsa Daley-Ward’s brave, raw, lyrical memoir …

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Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson

Tonight I’m Someone Else: Essays by Chelsea Hodson A highly anticipated collection, from the writer Maggie Nelson has called, “bracingly good…refreshing and welcome,” that explores the myriad ways in which desire and commodification intersect. From graffiti gangs and Grand Theft Auto to sugar daddies, Schopenhauer, and a deadly game of Russian roulette, in these essays, Chelsea Hodson probes her own desires to examine where the physical and the proprietary collide. She asks what our privacy, our intimacy, …

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The Richer Woman: A woman’s guide to true wealth by Omilola Oshikoya

The Richer Woman: A woman’s guide to true wealth by Omilola Oshikoya The Richer Woman is the true story of a young woman’s pursuit of wealth, taking her on a journey of career validation, personal identity, marital conflict, adultery and spiritual enlightenment, and leading her to the discovery of true wealth and purpose. A certified wealth and life coach, Omilola Oshikoya’s autobiographical debut is packed with wealth and life-coaching tips to help every woman live …

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Ordinary Magic by Cameron Powell

Ordinary Magic by Cameron Powell Promises I Kept to My Mother Through Life, Illness, and a Very Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago   A terrifying diagnosis. An unbreakable bond. And one unforgettable journey. Cameron Powell has always struggled with goodbyes. On the day his marriage ends, he finds out his mother s cancer has returned and this time there may be no escape. Faced with the prospect of more chemo and surgery, his …

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Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter by A. Avraham Perlmutter Ph.D.

Determined: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Avraham Perlmutter by A. Avraham Perlmutter Ph.D. Avraham Perlmutter is just ten years old when his life changes forever. In 1938, the Nazis arrive in Avraham’s hometown of Vienna, Austria. Desperate to help their son survive, his parents send him to the Netherlands. But the invading German army soon follows. During the ensuing war-torn years, young Avraham braves harrowing captures, daring escapes, torturous hiding, and heartbreaking losses. Yet he …

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Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust Memoir by Aron Goldfarb & Graham Diamond

Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust Memoir by Aron Goldfarb & Graham Diamond In Graham Diamond’s collaboration with Aron Goldfarb, the reader feels the struggles of people trying to survive during the Holocaust. The author recounts his experiences in Poland during the Holocaust, when he escaped from a forced labor camp and, with his brother, hid in underground holes on the grounds of an estate controlled by the Gestapo. Aron Goldfarb currently lives a quiet, simple …

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Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World by Christina Rickardsson

Never Stop Walking: A Memoir of Finding Home Across the World by Christina Rickardsson An extraordinary memoir of one woman’s fight to find her true self between the life into which she was born and the one she was given. Christiana Mara Coelho was born into extreme poverty in Brazil. After spending the first seven years of her life with her loving mother in the forest caves outside São Paulo and then on the city …

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A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir by Nancy Balbirer

A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir by Nancy Balbirer When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses …

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An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl

An American Princess: The Many Lives of Allene Tew by Annejet van der Zijl (translated by Michele Hutchison) The true story of a girl from the wilderness settlements of a burgeoning new America who became one of the most privileged figures of the Gilded Age. Born to a pioneering family in Upstate New York in the late 1800s, Allene Tew was beautiful, impetuous, and frustrated by the confines of her small hometown. At eighteen, she met …

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Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean

Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion by Michelle Dean The ten brilliant women who are the focus of Sharp came from different backgrounds and had vastly divergent political and artistic opinions. But they all made a significant contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of America and ultimately changed the course of the twentieth century, in spite of the men who often undervalued or dismissed their work. These ten women—Dorothy Parker, Rebecca …

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The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can’t help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy …

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The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday

The Not So Subtle Art of Being a Fat Girl: Loving the Skin You’re In by Tess Holliday Plus-size supermodel Tess Holliday’s passionate plea for modern women, whoever and wherever they are, to be comfortable in their own skin. In her first book, she shares her powerful personal story and offers inspiration and tips to women everywhere that will help them not merely survive, but thrive and chart their own course to acceptance, power, and …

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