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The American

Written by Franz-Olivier Giesbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9585-8 (1-4000-9585-9)

On June 6, 1944, Frederick Giesbert, assigned to the American army’s 29th division, landed on bloody Omaha Beach, Normandy, an experience from which he never recovered. Three years later, Frederick had returned to his hometown of Chicago, married to a French girl. But when the seemingly happy couple moved to Normandy... Read more >

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The Mirador
Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by her Daughter
Written by Elisabeth Gille
Translated by Marina Harss


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-444-9 (1-59017-444-5)

When Irène Némirovsky’s Suite Française was first published, the world discovered a new great writer. Even in France, however, Némirovsky had been more or less forgotten for years, until her youngest daughter Élisabeth Gille, only five years old when her mother died in Auschwitz, wrote a book to bring her back... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dancing with the Enemy
My Family's Holocaust Secret
Written by Paul Glaser


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53770-4 (0-385-53770-0)

The gripping story of the author’s aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her epic life becomes a window into the author’s own past and the key... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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John Glenn: A Memoir

Written by John Glenn and Nick Taylor


Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 3, 2000
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-58157-7 (0-553-58157-0)

The first American to orbit the Earth (1962), John Glenn tells the story of his devotion to his family, legendary journeys into space, and his public-service career between flights. In his unassuming style, Glenn traces his career as a World War II fighter pilot, an astro-pioneer aboard Friendship 7, a 24-year... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less

Written by Sarah Glidden


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2234-5 (1-4012-2234-X)

When Sarah Glidden took a “Birthright Israel” tour, she thought she knew what she was getting herself into. But when she got to Israel, she found that things weren’t quite so simple. How To Understand Israel is Sarah’s memoir not only of her Israeli government sponsored trip through Tel Aviv, Jerusalem... Read more >

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Migrations of the Heart
An Autobiography
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 4, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7831-8 (1-4000-7831-8)

In her classic memoir, distinguished author, television executive, and activist Marita Golden beautifully recounts an astounding journey to Africa and back.

Marita Golden was raised in Washington, D.C., by a mother who was a cleaning woman and a father who was taxi-driver. For all their struggles, with life and each other... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Word
Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing
Written by Marita Golden


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2991-2 (0-7679-2991-8)

Critically acclaimed Black writers reveal how books have shaped their personal lives—in often unexpected ways.

In these thirteen strikingly candid interviews, bestselling authors, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, and writers picked by Oprah’s Book Club discuss how the acts of reading and writing have deeply affected their lives by expanding the conceptual... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

Written by Slavko Goldstein
Translated by Michael Gable
Introduction by Charles Simic


Format: Hardcover, 622 pages
Publisher: New York Review Books
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-673-3 (1-59017-673-1)

The distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.” 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein’s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Me and Shakespeare
Adventures with the Bard
Written by Herman Gollob


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49818-0 (0-385-49818-7)

On the eve of retiring from a successful publishing career, Herman Gollob attends a wonderful Broadway production of Hamlet starring Ralph Fiennes. Galvanized by the splendor of the language, the drama and the acting, he discovers an insatiable passion for all things Shakespeare. He reads broadly and deeply about the plays... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Paris to the Moon

Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75823-2 (0-375-75823-2)

Paris. The name alone conjures images of chestnut-lined boulevards, sidewalk cafés, breathtaking façades around every corner--in short, an exquisite romanticism that has captured the American imagination for as long as there have been Americans.

In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Through the Children's Gate
A Home in New York
Written by Adam Gopnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 6, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7575-1 (1-4000-7575-0)

Not long after Adam Gopnik returned to New York at the end of 2000 with his wife and two small children, they witnessed one of the great and tragic events of the city’s history. In his sketches and glimpses of people and places, Gopnik builds a portrait of our altered New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Circling My Mother

Written by Mary Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27761-9 (0-307-27761-5)

Anna Gagliano Gordon, who died in 2002 at the age of 94, was the personification of the culture of the mid-century American Catholic working class. A hard-working single mother – Mary Gordon's father died when she was still a girl – she managed to hold down a job, dress smartly, raise... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Springs of Namje
A Ten-Year Journey from the Villages of Nepal to the Halls of Congress
Written by Rajeev Goyal


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0175-2 (0-8070-0175-9)

A Peace Corps volunteer’s inspirational story about the power of small change.

In 2001, Peace Corps volunteer Rajeev Goyal was sent to Namje, a remote village in the eastern hills of Nepal. Brimming with idealism, he expected to find people living in conditions of misery and suffering; instead, he discovered a village... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Little Saint

Written by Hannah Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 3, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75747-1 (0-375-75747-3)

In the early 1970s, Hannah Green and her husband came upon a small village called Conques, curled like a conch shell in the mountains of south-central France. Entranced, she returned to this numinous place again and again, drawn to the story of the little saint whose spirit fills the lives of... Read more >

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Beg, Borrow, Steal
A Writer's Life
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74067-0 (0-307-74067-6)

Michael Greenberg’s stunning collection entertainingly chronicles the hardships, delights, and moral dilemmas of being a writer and a New Yorker. To eke out a living, Greenberg doctors doomed movie scripts, peddles cosmetics on the street, and waits tables at a posh restaurant, all while raising his son on the Lower East... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Beg, Borrow, Steal
A Writer's Life
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-341-5 (1-59051-341-X)

From the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Hurry Down Sunshine, Beg, Borrow, Steal is an autobiography in installments, set in New York, where the author depicts the life of a writer of little means trying to practice his craft, or simply stay alive. He finds himself writing about golf, a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Hurry Down Sunshine
A Father's Story of Love and Madness
Written by Michael Greenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47354-7 (0-307-47354-6)

A TIME BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

Hurry Down Sunshine is an extraordinary family story and a memoir of exceptional power. In it, Michael Greenberg recounts in vivid detail the remarkable summer when, at the age of fifteen, his daughter was struck mad. It begins with Sally's sudden visionary crack-up on the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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I Don't Know What You Know Me From
Confessions of a Co-Star
Written by Judy Greer


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53788-9 (0-385-53788-3)

Like Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and other (bestselling) co-stars, Judy Greer is taking pen to paper and in her honest, self-deprecating, and hilariously relatable way reminding us why she's not America's sweetheart but America's best friend.

You know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going... Read more >

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Sickened
The True Story of a Lost Childhood
Written by Julie Gregory


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38197-9 (0-553-38197-0)

Munchausen By Proxy (MBP), a psychiatric disorder in which a person (almost always the mother) invents or induces symptoms in her child in order to attract the interest and attention of medical professionals, is an oft-misunderstood and seldomly discussed affliction.

In Sickened, Julie Gregory has written a powerful and searing memoir of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Twilight
Losing Sight, Gaining Insight
Written by Henry Grunwald
Foreword by Mark G. Ackermann


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80396-2 (0-345-80396-5)

In 1992, when Henry Grunwald missed a glass into which he was pouring water, he assumed that he needed new eyeglasses, not that the incident was a harbinger of darker times. But in fact Grunwald was entering the early stages of macular degeneration—a gradual loss of sight that affects almost 15... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Dancing with Cuba
A Memoir of the Revolution
Written by Alma Guillermoprieto


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72581-4 (0-375-72581-4)

In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba’s National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary); her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Descent
A Memoir of Madness
Written by David Guterson


Format: eBook, 80 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $2.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-6925-7 (0-8041-6925-X)

From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, searching memoir about one man's fall into depression in the wake of a national tragedy, and his brave struggle to return to normalcy.

Like most of the country and the world, David Guterson woke up on Tuesday, September 11th, 2001... Read more >

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Life Work

Written by Donald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7133-5 (0-8070-7133-1)

Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love.

“The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom. It will remain with me always.”–Louis Begley, The New York Times

“A sustained meditation on work as the key to personal happiness. . . . Life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Without a Map
A Memoir
Written by Meredith Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7274-5 (0-8070-7274-5)

Meredith Hall’s moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father and stepmother reluctantly take her in, hiding her before they finally banish her altogether. After giving... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Motoring with Mohammed
Journeys to Yemen and the Red Sea
Written by Eric Hansen


Format: Trade Paperback, 276 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73855-8 (0-679-73855-X)

In 1978 Eric Hansen found himself shipwrecked on a desert island in the Red Sea. When goat smugglers offered him safe passage to Yemen, he buried seven years' worth of travel journals deep in the sand and took his place alongside the animals on a leaky boat bound for a country... Read more >
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