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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: $14.00
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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The Fifth Book of Peace

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76063-4 (0-679-76063-6)

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned—in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire... Read more >
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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45459-1 (0-307-45459-2)

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Written by Maxine Hong Kingston


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 23, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72188-8 (0-679-72188-6)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction


“A book of fierce clarity and originality” (Newsweek), Maxine Hong Kingston’s autobiography tells of her early life in California and the cultural confusion she experienced as the daughter of Chinese immigrants.

“A remarkable book. . . . As... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Tales of a Helicopter Pilot

Written by Richard C. Kirkland


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: January 17, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-952-3 (1-56098-952-1)

Richard Kirkland is legendary for his P-38 Lightning missions in the South Pacific theater during WWII. After the war, he realized the potential of Igor Sikorsky’s new flying machine, and he traded in his fighter-pilot wings for rotors. The nerve-racking chopper missions he has flown are the stuff of legend: scrambling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hole in the Sky
A Memoir
Written by William Kittredge


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74006-3 (0-679-74006-6)

At once an autobiography, a family chronicle, and a Westerner's settling of accounts with the land he grew up in, Hole in the Sky is Kittredge's reckoning of the American myth that drove generations of Americans westward--and what became of their dream after they reached their destinations. Read more >
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The Nature of Generosity

Written by William Kittredge


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75687-3 (0-679-75687-6)

The Nature of Generosity is at once a natural sequel to the acclaimed memoir Hole in the Sky and an entirely unique masterwork from one of the finest writers of the American West.

Taking as his topic the “ordinary yearning to take physical and emotional care,” William Kittredge embarks upon a... Read more >
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Elvis Is Titanic
Classroom Tales from Iraqi Kurdistan
Written by Ian Klaus


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27689-6 (0-307-27689-9)

In the spring of 2005, twenty-five-year-old Rhodes Scholar Ian Klaus took a semester-long appointment at Salahaddin University in Arbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Officially he was there to lecture on American history and to teach English. Unofficially he was there because he felt obliged, as a... Read more >

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Girl Boy Girl
How I Became JT Leroy
Written by Savannah Knoop


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-851-7 (1-58322-851-9)

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Into the Wild

Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1997
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48680-4 (0-385-48680-4)

Jon Krakauer tells the haunting true story of Chris McCandless, who after graduating from college in 1991, walked deep into the widerness of Alaska on a fatal odyssey. Krakauer explores the ideas of spiritual want, the fear of intimacy, and rejection of privilege. Students gain bold insights into the Zeitgeist of... Read more >

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Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 19, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49478-6 (0-385-49478-5)

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more—including Krakauer’s—in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide... Read more >

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Nina Here Nor There
My Journey Beyond Gender
Written by Nick Krieger


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0092-2 (0-8070-0092-2)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Honor Book

The next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.

Ambitious, sporty, feminine “capital-L lesbians” had been Nina Krieger’s type, for friends that is. She hadn’t dated in seven years, a period of non-stop traveling—searching for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Near Death in the Desert

Edited by Cecil Kuhne


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27936-1 (0-307-27936-7)

“The night was heavy with foreboding. The rain, which had been spitting down on us during the late afternoon, grew heavier. It hurled into our faces, borne by a wind that was now gusting between the dunes at full force. . . . It was the worst storm we had encountered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Letters from the Editor
The New Yorker's Harold Ross
Edited by Thomas Kunkel


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 23, 2001
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75694-8 (0-375-75694-9)

These exhilarating letters—selected and introduced by Thomas Kunkel, who wrote Genius in Disguise, the distinguished Ross biography—tell the dramatic story of the birth of The New Yorker and its precarious early days and years. Ross worries about everything from keeping track of office typewriters to the magazine's role in wartime to... Read more >
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Operating Instructions
A Journal of My Son's First Year
Written by Anne Lamott


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7909-4 (1-4000-7909-8)

It’s not like she’s the only woman to ever have a baby. At thirty-five. On her own. But Anne Lamott makes it all fresh in her now-classic account of how she and her son and numerous friends and neighbors and some strangers survived and thrived in that all important first year... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Goat
A Memoir
Written by Brad Land


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6968-9 (0-8129-6968-5)

A searing memoir of masculinity, violence, and brotherhood, Goat provides an unprecedented window into the emotional landscape of young men and introduces a writer of uncommon grace and power.

Reeling from a terrifying assault that has left him physically injured and psychologically shattered, nineteen-year-old Brad Land must also contend with unsympathetic local... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tulip and the Pope
A Nun's Story
Written by Deborah Larsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71290-6 (0-375-71290-9)

In the heat of midsummer, in 1960, nineteen-year-old Deborah and several other young women share a cab to a convent on the Iowa bluffs of the Mississippi River. The girls, passionate to become nuns, heedless of all they are leaving behind, smoke their last cigarettes along the way and enter their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Garden of Beasts
Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Written by Erik Larson


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40884-6 (0-307-40884-1)

A 2011 New York Times Notable Book


“Larson is a marvelous writer...superb at creating characters with a few short strokes.”—New York Times Book Review

Erik Larson has been widely acclaimed as a master of narrative non-fiction, and in his new book, the bestselling author of Devil in the White City turns his hand... Read more >

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Faith, Interrupted
A Spiritual Journey
Written by Eric Lax


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45554-3 (0-307-45554-8)

Faith, Interrupted is a profoundly personal, deeply felt exploration of the mystery of faith—having it, losing it, hoping for its return.

The son of an Episcopal priest, Eric Lax develops in his youth a deep religious attachment and an acute moral compass—one that he is willing to go to prison for when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Broken Road
From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Written by Patrick Leigh Fermor


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-754-9 (1-59017-754-1)

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Genius of Language
Fifteen Writers Reflect on Their Mother Tongue
Written by Wendy Lesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 12, 2005
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3323-2 (1-4000-3323-3)

Fifteen outstanding writers answered editor Wendy Lesser’s call for original essays on the subject of language—the one they grew up with, and the English in which they write.

Despite American assumptions about polite Chinese discourse, Amy Tan believes that there was nothing discreet about the Chinese language with which she grew up... Read more >
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Room for Doubt

Written by Wendy Lesser


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27496-0 (0-307-27496-9)

Room for Doubt is Wendy Lesser’s account of three separate but interlocking occasions for doubt: her stay in Berlin, a city she had never expected to visit; her unwritten book on the philosopher David Hume; and her long friendship with the writer Leonard Michaels, which constantly broke down and yet endured... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Against Wind and Tide
Letters and Journals, 1947-1986
Written by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37888-0 (0-307-37888-8)

Why, as an eager and talented writer, has Anne Morrow Lindbergh published so relatively little in forty years of marriage?” asked reviewer John Barkham in 1970. “After a promising start with those first books on flying, she tapered off into long silences broken by an infrequent volume of verse or prose.”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Luck and Circumstance
A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New York, and Points Beyond
Written by Michael Lindsay-Hogg


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59468-6 (0-307-59468-8)

From acclaimed director Michael Lindsay-Hogg (The Normal Heart, The Beatles’ Let It Be, Brideshead Revisited, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, etc.), son of glamorous Warner’s movie star Geraldine Fitzgerald: a magical dreamscape memoir of his boyhood, coming-of-age, and making his way in the worlds of theater, film, and television... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bootstrapper
From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
Written by Mardi Jo Link


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74358-9 (0-307-74358-6)

When Mardi Jo Link finds herself a newly single mother after nineteen years of marriage, she makes a seemingly impossible resolution: to stay in her century old-farmhouse and continue raising her three boys on well-water, chopping wood, and dirt. Armed with an unflagging sense of humor and a relentless optimism that... Read more >
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