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Nothing Was the Same

Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27789-3 (0-307-27789-5)

Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison–who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion–could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In direct, straightforward, and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6892-0 (1-4000-6892-4)

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

“Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Lost Boy
The True Story of One Man's Exile from a Polygamist Cult and His Brave Journey to Reclaim His Life
Written by Brent W. Jeffs and Maia Szalavitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3178-6 (0-7679-3178-5)

In the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS), girls can become valuable property as plural wives, but boys are expendable, even a liability. In this powerful and heartbreaking account, former FLDS member Brent Jeffs reveals both the terror and the love he experienced growing up on his... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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His Ownself
A Semi-Memoir
Written by Dan Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53225-9 (0-385-53225-3)

From Dan Jenkins—one of America’s most respected and acclaimed sportswriters and author of the bestselling novels Semi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect—comes a colorful, sentimental, hilarious, and cantankerous memoir about his lifelong journey through the world of sports.

“Sometimes, I envy my own childhood,” says Dan Jenkins. Many can say that about Dan’s whole life. In His Ownself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son
A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools
Written by Kevin Jennings


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7147-2 (0-8070-7147-1)

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-GLBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his school days in the conservative South, where “faggot” became more familiar to him than his own name. Creating safe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Red Dust
A Path Through China
Written by Ma Jian


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72023-6 (0-385-72023-8)

In 1983, at the age of thirty, dissident artist Ma Jian finds himself divorced by his wife, separated from his daughter, betrayed by his girlfriend, facing arrest for “Spiritual Pollution,” and severely disillusioned with the confines of life in Beijing. So with little more than a change of clothes and two... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Prison Baby
A Memoir
Written by Deborah Jiang-Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-9810-3 (0-8070-9810-8)

Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kelly
More Than My Share of It All
Written by Clarence L. Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 17, 1989
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-87474-491-0 (0-87474-491-1)

Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson led the design of such crucial aircraft as the P-38 and Constellation, but he will be more remembered for the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. His extraordinary leadership of the Lockheed “Skunk Works” cemented his reputation as a legendary figure in American aerospace management.

“Reads like the autobiography... Read more >
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Tex Johnston
Jet-Age Test Pilot
Written by A. M. "Tex" Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 274 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: December 17, 2000
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-931-8 (1-56098-931-9)

One of America’s most daring and accomplished test pilots, Tex Johnston flew the first US jet airplanes and, in a career spanning the 1930s through the 1970s, helped create the jet age at such pioneering aerospace companies as Bell Aircraft and Boeing.

“There seem to be two Tex Johnstons: the one who... Read more >
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Baltimore's Mansion
A Memoir
Written by Wayne Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72030-4 (0-385-72030-0)

In this loving memoir Wayne Johnston returns to Newfoundland-the people, the place, the politics-and illuminates his family's story with all the power and drama he brought to his magnificent novel, The Colony of Unrequited Dreams.

Descendents of the Irish who settled in Ferryland, Lord Baltimore's Catholic colony in Newfoundland, the Johnstons "went... Read more >
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The Tenth Muse
My Life in Food
Written by Judith Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27744-2 (0-307-27744-5)

From the legendary editor who helped shape modern cookbook publishing-one of the food world's most admired figures-comes this evocative and inspiring memoir.

Living in Paris after World War II, Jones broke free of bland American food and reveled in everyday French culinary delights. On returning to the States she published Julia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Little Boy Blues
A Memoir
Written by Malcolm Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45492-8 (0-307-45492-4)

For Malcolm Jones, his parents’ disintegrating marriage was at the center of life in North Carolina in the 1950s and 60s. His father, charming but careless, was often drunk and away from home; his mother, a schoolteacher and faded Southern belle, clung to the past and hungered for respectability. In Little... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Unaccompanied Women
Late-Life Adventures in Love, Sex, and Real Estate
Written by Jane Juska


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7339-6 (0-8129-7339-9)

Jane Juska shares all the richness of living in a poignant and humorous exploration of emotional terrain rarely discussed in our society. This wise and warmhearted book, the sequel to her bestselling A Round-Heeled Woman, provides vivid evidence that the pursuit of pleasure and lasting relationships is not just for the... Read more >
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Just Add Hormones
An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience
Written by Matt Kailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7959-1 (0-8070-7959-6)

Matt Kailey lived as a straight woman for the first forty-two years of his life. Though happy as a social worker and teacher, he knew something wasn’t right. Then he made some changes. With the help of a good therapist, chest surgery, and some strong doses of testosterone, Kailey began his... Read more >
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Girl, Interrupted

Written by Susanna Kaysen


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 19, 1994
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74604-1 (0-679-74604-8)

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele—Sylvia Plath, Robert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

NEW YORK JEW

Written by Alfred Kazin


Format: eBook, 312 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5126-9 (0-8041-5126-1)

Alfred Kazin, one of the central figures of America’s intellectual life in the 20th century, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses, within a single large, fluent narrative, a personal story openly told; an inside look at New York’s innermost intellectual circles; and brilliantly astute observations of... Read more >

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Alive in the Killing Fields
Surviving the Khmer Rouge Genocide
Written by Nawuth Keat and Martha Kendall


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4263-0515-3 (1-4263-0515-X)

Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.

In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover library binding.

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The Flamboya Tree
Memories of a Mother's Wartime Courage
Written by Clara Kelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6685-5 (0-8129-6685-6)

The Flamboya Tree is a fascinating story that will leave the reader informed about a missing piece of the World War II experience, and in awe of one family’s survival.” —Elizabeth M. Norman, author of
We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

Fifty... Read more >
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Autobiography of a Wardrobe

Written by Elizabeth Kendall


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38609-0 (0-307-38609-0)

Saddle shoes. Camp shorts. Girdles. Bell-bottoms. Each plays a significant role as we follow B., the wardrobe's owner, through her buttoned-up Midwestern childhood to the freedom of miniskirts, sundresses, and New York City. We watch as B. copes with the untimely death of her mother, makes a go of glamorous magazine... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Searching for Schindler
A memoir
Written by Thomas Keneally


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52617-3 (0-385-52617-2)

This is the captivating story behind Schindler’s List, the Booker Prize–winning book and the Academy Award–winning Spielberg film. Keneally tells the tale of the unlikely encounter that propelled him to write about Oskar Schindler and of the impact of his extraordinary account on people around the world.

Thomas Keneally met Leopold... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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On Bullfighting

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72081-6 (0-385-72081-5)

An Anchor Books Original

One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death: bullfighting.

The result is this remarkable book, which takes Kennedy... Read more >

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The Footloose American
Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America
Written by Brian Kevin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3637-7 (0-7704-3637-4)

In 1963, Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling "gonzo journalist," completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the National Observer. In The Footloose American, award-winning travel writer Brian Kevin traverses the continent with Thompson's ghost as his guide and offers a...

Read more >
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Bad Dog
(A Love Story)
Written by Martin Kihn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47746-0 (0-307-47746-0)

Meet Hola. She's a nightmare. But she’s gorgeous.

Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained, so it's not her fault if she tackles strangers, chews on furniture, and runs after buses. That honor falls to Marty, Hola's supposed master, who is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Among Flowers
A Walk in the Himalaya
Written by Jamaica Kincaid


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0096-0 (1-4262-0096-X)

In this delightful hybrid of a book—part memoir and part travel journal—the bestselling author takes us deep into the mountains of Nepal with a trio of botanist friends in search of native Himalayan plants that will grow in her Vermont garden. Alighting from a plane in the dramatic Annapurna Valley, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stride Toward Freedom
The Montgomery Story
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Introduction by Clayborne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0069-4 (0-8070-0069-8)

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s account of the first successful large-scale application of nonviolence resistance in America is comprehensive, revelatory, and intimate. King described his book as “the chronicle of fifty thousand Negroes who took to heart the principles of nonviolence, who learned to fight for their rights with the weapon of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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