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God Grew Tired of Us
A Memoir
Written by John Bul Dau and Michael S. Sweeney


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: January 22, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0212-4 (1-4262-0212-1)

This unforgettable book is the first-person account of a miracle—indeed, a whole series of miracles. A tale of suffering, tragedy, and sorrow redeemed by indomitable resolve and a stubborn refusal to despair, it's set in a Sudan shadowed by unrelenting war and ruthless violence, yet illuminated by faith, generosity, and steadfast... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House

Written by Meghan Daum


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45484-3 (0-307-45484-3)

From the acclaimed author and columnist: a laugh-out-loud journey into the world of real estate—the true story of one woman’s “imperfect life lived among imperfect houses” and her quest for the four perfect walls to call home.

After an itinerant suburban childhood and countless moves as a grown-up—from New York City to... Read more >
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Bobby's Book

Written by Emily Davidson
As told by Bob Powers
Photographed by Bruce Davidson


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-448-0 (1-60980-448-1)

In 1998, at the very moment that a publisher had approached Bruce Davidson about a book of his 1959 Brooklyn Gang photographs, former gang leader Bobby Powers unexpectedly telephoned the Davidsons. Over the next decade, Emily Davidson maintained an ongoing conversation with Powers in order to bring to light his struggle to overcome his... Read more >
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The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp

Written by W.H. Davies
Preface by George Bernard Shaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-022-8 (1-61219-022-7)

An untutored Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by the conservative Georgians and the vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W. H. Davies surprised his contemporaries with the unlikeliest portrait of the artist as a young man ever written.

After a delinquent childhood, Davies renounced home and apprenticeship and at twenty-two sailed... Read more >
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The Crowd Sounds Happy
A Story of Love and Madness in an American Family
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70007-1 (0-375-70007-2)

Growing up in a doomed hometown with a missing father and a single mother, Nicholas Dawidoff listened to baseball every night on his bedside radio, the professional ballplayers gradually becoming the men in his life. A portrait of a childhood shaped by a stoical, enterprising mother, a disturbed, dangerous father, the... Read more >
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The Fly Swatter
Portrait of an Exceptional Character
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70006-4 (0-375-70006-4)

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

The most interesting lives are not always the best-known lives, and this is the account of a truly fascinating person. The stories of Alexander Gerschenkron—his great escapes, his vivid wit, his feuds, his flirtations, and his supremely cultured mind—are the stuff of legend.

Born in... Read more >

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Adieux
A Farewell to Sartre
Written by Simone De Beauvoir


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: February 12, 1985
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-72898-8 (0-394-72898-X)

“An intimate, personal, and honest portrait of a relationship unlike any other in literary history.” —Deirdre Bair, The Philadelphia Inquirer Read more >
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Lieutenant Nun
Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
Written by Catalina De Erauso


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1997
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7073-4 (0-8070-7073-4)

Named a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 1996

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic... Read more >
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The Tale of the Rose
The Love Story Behind The Little Prince
Written by Consuelo de Saint-Exupery


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6717-3 (0-8129-6717-8)

Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike appetite for danger. She was... Read more >
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Memoirs of a Breton Peasant

Written by Jean-Marie Deguignet
Translated by Linda Asher


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-346-9 (1-60980-346-9)

A fascinating document of an extraordinary life, Memoirs of A Breton Peasant reads with the liveliness of a novel and bristles with the vigor of an opinionated autodidact from the very lowest level of peasant society. Brittany during the nineteenth century was a place seemingly frozen in the Middle Ages, backwards... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Madame Prosecutor
Confrontations with Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity
Written by Carla Del Ponte and Chuck Sudetic


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-302-6 (1-59051-302-9)

Carla Del Ponte won international recognition as Switzerland’s attorney general when she pursued cases against the Sicilian mafia. In 1999, she answered the United Nations’ call to become the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. In her new role, Del Ponte confronted genocide... Read more >
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Wave

Written by Sonali Deraniyagala


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-80431-0 (0-345-80431-7)

One of the Ten Best Books of the Year New York Times Book Review

In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family—parents, husband, sons—were swept away by a tsunami. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly... Read more >

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Wave

Written by Sonali Deraniyagala


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96269-0 (0-307-96269-5)

On the morning of December 26, 2004, on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala lost her parents, her husband, and her two young sons in the tsunami she miraculously survived. In this brave and searingly frank memoir, she describes those first horrifying moments and her long journey since. She... Read more >

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Ghosts by Daylight
Love, War, and Redemption
Written by Janine di Giovanni


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26558-6 (0-307-26558-7)

An enthralling, deeply moving memoir from one of our foremost American war correspondents.

Janine di Giovanni has spent most of her career—more than twenty years—in war zones recording events on behalf of the voiceless. From Sarajevo to East Timor, from Sierra Leone to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia, she has been under siege... Read more >
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An American Story

Written by Debra J. Dickerson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72028-1 (0-385-72028-9)

A profoundly courageous and insightful memoir, An American Story documents the events that have shaped journalist Debra Dickerson's conscience.

The daughter of former sharecroppers, Dickerson never imagined she would emerge from her squalid St. Louis neighborhood to become an acclaimed journalist with a Harvard Law degree. A constant reader and a straight-A... Read more >
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Blue Nights

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38738-7 (0-307-38738-0)

A New York Times Notable Book
From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter.
Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal... Read more >

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7843-1 (1-4000-7843-1)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

“Thrilling . ... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Year of Magical Thinking

Written by Joan Didion


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4314-9 (1-4000-4314-X)

From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion. Joan Didion explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.

Several days before... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Stardust Lounge
Stories from a Boy's Adolescence
Written by Deborah Digges


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72093-9 (0-385-72093-9)

Stephen Digges is the kind of angry adolescent a lot of parents would have given up on. He is out of control by the time he is 13—running with gangs, stealing cars, fooling around with drugs and guns, and in general making his family’s life hell. Confronted with his growing recklessness... Read more >
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Out of Africa
and Shadows on the Grass
Written by Isak Dinesen


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72475-9 (0-679-72475-3)

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) left Denmark and sailed for East Africa to marry her Swedish cousin, Baron Bror Blixen. They bought a coffee plantation in Kenya and from 1914 to 1931 she managed it, even after she and her husband separated. Her account of those years is transformed by the magical... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Algerian White
A Narrative
Written by Assia Djebar
Translated by David Kelley and Marjolijn de Jager


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-516-5 (1-58322-516-1)

In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals have died tragically and violently since the 1956 struggle for independence. They include three beloved friends of Djebar: Mahfoud Boucebi... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Phoenix
A Brother's Life
Written by J.D. Dolan


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70317-1 (0-375-70317-9)

A beautifully rendered portrait of family and loss, of childhood and manhood by a supremely gifted writer evaluating the sum of his experiences and emerging with a moving work of the highest level.

J. D. Dolan was vacationing in Paris when he received a telephone call telling him to fly home immediately... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky
A True Story
Written by Ken Dornstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70769-8 (0-375-70769-7)

David Dornstein was twenty-five years old, with dreams of becoming a great writer, when he boarded Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. Thirty-eight minutes after takeoff, a terrorist bomb ripped the plane apart over Lockerbie, Scotland. Almost a decade later, Ken Dornstein set out to solve the riddle of... Read more >
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My Bondage and My Freedom

Written by Frederick Douglass
Introduction by John Stauffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7031-9 (0-8129-7031-4)

My Bondage and My Freedom,” writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, “[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.” As his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Meditations from a Movable Chair

Written by Andre Dubus


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75115-1 (0-679-75115-7)

For Andre Dubus, "the quotidian and the spiritual don't exist on different planes, but infuse each other. His is an unapologetically sacramental vision of life in which ordinary things participate in the miraculous, the miraculous in ordinary things. He believes in God, and talks to Him, and doesn't mince words. He... Read more >
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