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The Three of Us
A Family Story
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27893-7 (0-307-27893-X)

This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas—a poet and alcoholic with an addiction to barbiturates; and her mother, Rosaliea flirtatious painter with no boundaries.

After Julia's parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers with the hope they would become her lovers. When one of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Breaking Clean

Written by Judy Blunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70130-6 (0-375-70130-3)

In this extraordinary literary debut third-generation homesteader Judy Blunt describes her hardscrabble life on the prairies of eastern Montana in prose as big and bold as the landscape.

On a ranch miles from nowhere, Judy Blunt grew up with cattle and snakes, outhouse and isolation, epic blizzards and devastating prairie fires. She... Read more >

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Who the Hell's in It
Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors
Written by Peter Bogdanovich


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-48002-6 (0-345-48002-3)

Peter Bogdanovich, known primarily as a director, film historian and critic, has been working with professional actors all his life. He started out as an actor (he debuted on the stage in his sixth-grade production of Finian’s Rainbow); he watched actors work (he went to the theater every week from the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What's to Become of the Boy?
Or, Something to Do with Books
Written by Heinrich Boll
Translated by Leila Vennewitz
Introduction by Anne Applebaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-001-3 (1-61219-001-4)

A vivid account of growing up poor, rebellious, and anti-Fascist in Nazi Germany

What’s to Become of the Boy? is a spirited, insightful, and wonderfully sympathetic memoir about life during wartime written with the characteristic brilliance by one of the 20th-century’s most celebrated authors. It is both an essential autobiography of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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My Mother's Ghost
A Courageous Woman, a Son's Love, and the Power of Memory
Written by Fergus M. Bordewich


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 5, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49130-3 (0-385-49130-1)

In 1962, at the age of fourteen, Fergus Bordewich’s life was shattered as his mother attempted to jump off a runaway horse and fell calamitously under the galloping hooves of the horse Fergus was riding. Crouching beside her in a gathering pool of blood, he convinced himself that she would be... Read more >

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0183-7 (0-8070-0183-X)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0165-3 (0-8070-0165-1)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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She's Not There
A Life in Two Genders
Written by Jennifer Finney Boylan


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34697-9 (0-385-34697-2)

She’s Not There is the unconventional memoir of a person who changes genders, a portrait of a loving marriage that withstands a radical change, and a revealing look at society’s folly in over-emphazing the importance of fixed gender roles.

As Jennifer Finney Boylan recounts her transformation from James, who loves his wife... Read more >
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Stuck in the Middle with You
A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders
Written by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Contribution by Anna Quindlen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2176-3 (0-7679-2176-3)

A father for ten years, a mother for eight, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Way Home

Written by Ernestine Bradley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7606-2 (1-4000-7606-4)

Growing up in Bavaria during World War II, Ernestine Bradley came to know wartime dislocations and food shortages, along with the challenges of taking care of her siblings while her mother was ill. The men of her hometown were away at war, but their absence created an exciting unexpected freedom–a freedom... Read more >
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All Over but the Shoutin'

Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77402-0 (0-679-77402-5)

This moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's... Read more >
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Ava's Man

Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72444-2 (0-375-72444-3)

With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he’s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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I Am a Soldier, Too
The Jessica Lynch Story
Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7747-2 (1-4000-7747-8)

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg lends his remarkable narrative skills to the story of the most famous POW this country has known.

In I Am a Soldier, Too, Bragg lets Jessica Lynch tell the story of her capture in the Iraq War in her own words—not the sensationalized ones... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Prince of Frogtown

Written by Rick Bragg


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3268-6 (1-4000-3268-7)

The final volume of Rick Bragg's bestselling and beloved American saga documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill and to Rick's father, the troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow.

Inspired by Rick Bragg's love for his stepson... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
A Memoir of Food and Longing
Written by Anya Von Bremzen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88682-8 (0-307-88682-4)

A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations.

"The culinary memoir has lately evolved into a genre of its own, what is now known as a 'foodoir.' But Anya von Bremzen is a better writer than most... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Curious Minds
How a Child Becomes a Scientist
Edited by John Brockman


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7686-4 (1-4000-7686-2)

A fascinating collection of essays from twenty-seven of the world’s most interesting scientists about the moments and events in their childhoods that set them on the paths that would define their lives.

What makes a child decide to become a scientist?

• For Robert Sapolsky—Stanford professor of biology—it was an argument with a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip
A Memoir of Seventh Grade
Written by Kevin Brockmeier


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-90898-8 (0-307-90898-4)

At age twelve, Kevin Brockmeier is ready to become a different person: not the boy he has always been—the one who cries too easily and laughs too easily, who lives in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes—but someone else altogether.
 
Over the course of one school year—seventh grade—he sets out in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Orangutan
A Memoir
Written by Colin Broderick


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45340-2 (0-307-45340-5)

Few people who have been slave to an addiction as vicious, as destructive, and as unrelenting as Colin Broderick's have lived to tell their tale. Fewer still have emerged from the darkest depths of alcoholism—from the perpetual fistfights and muggings, car crashes and blackouts—to tell the harrowing truth about the modern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Long Way from Home
Growing Up in the American Heartland
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 5, 2002
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-50763-2 (0-375-50763-9)

Reflections on America and the American experience as he has lived and observed it, by the bestselling author of The Greatest Generation.

In this beautiful memoir, Tom Brokaw writes of America and of the American experience. From his parents’ life in the Thirties, on to his boyhood along the Missouri River and... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Trains of Thought
Paris to Omaha Beach, Memories of a Wartime Youth
Written by Victor Brombert


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3403-1 (1-4000-3403-5)

Paris in the 1930s—melancholy, erotic, intensely politicized—provides the poetic beginning for this memoir by one of America's most renowned literary scholars. Victor Brombert recaptures the story of his youth in a Proustian reverie, recalling his childhood in France, his family's escape to America during the Vichy regime, his experiences in the... Read more >

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Rita Will
Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser
Written by Rita Mae Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 5, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37826-9 (0-553-37826-0)

The author of the controversial bestselling novel Rubyfruit Jungle tells her own remarkable story-a larger-than-life tale as colorful as her fiction. In Rita Will, Brown discusses her writing and also reveals how her headstrong support of social causes almost cost her a hard-earned education and her outspokenness in the early days... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Five Thousand Days Like This One
An American Family History
Written by Jane Brox


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 7, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2107-1 (0-8070-2107-5)

Amid the turmoil after her father’s death-decisions to be made, the future of the family farm to be settled-Jane Brox, using her acclaimed “compassion, honesty, and restraint” (The Boston Globe), begins a search for her family’s story. The search soon leads her to the quintessentially American history of New England’s Merrimack... Read more >

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Angels Zero
P-47 Close Air Support in Europe
Written by Robert Brulle


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: August 17, 2000
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-374-3 (1-56098-374-4)

Robert V. Brulle, who flew seventy ground support missions with the 366th Fighter Group, links his daily experiences in the cockpit not only with the battles in which he participated but also with events in the wider European theater. Combining anecdotes from his personal diary, research in US and German records... Read more >

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Life Is What You Make It
Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment
Written by Peter Buffett


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46472-9 (0-307-46472-5)

From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction?

You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Dating Jesus
A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl
Written by Susan Campbell


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1072-3 (0-8070-1072-3)

By the age of twelve, Susan Campbell had been flirting with Jesus for some time, and in her mind, Jesus had been flirting back. Why wouldn’t he? She went to his house three times a week, listened to his stories, loudly and lustily sang songs to him. She even professed her... Read more >
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