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Cinderland
A Memoir
Written by Amy Jo Burns


Format: eBook, 216 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $24.95

A riveting literary debut about the cost of keeping quiet

Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, Pennsylvania, an industrial town humbled by the steel collapse of the 1980s. Instead of the construction booms and twelve-hour shifts her parents’ generation had known, the Mercury Amy Jo knew was marred by empty houses...

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The Fall
The Fall
Written by Diogo Mainardi, Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590517000
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The Fall
A father's memoir in 424 steps
Written by Diogo Mainardi
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $20.00

THE FALL is a memoir like no other. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with Cerebral Palsy... Read more >
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The Fall
A father's memoir in 424 steps
Written by Diogo Mainardi
Translated by Margaret Jull Costa


Format: eBook, 142 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $20.00

THE FALL is a memoir like no other. Its 424 short passages match the number of steps taken by Diogo Mainardi's son Tito as he walks, with great difficulty, alongside his father through the streets of Venice, the city where a medical mishap during Tito's birth left him with Cerebral Palsy... Read more >
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I Stand Corrected
I Stand Corrected
Written by Eden Collinsworth
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385538695
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I Stand Corrected
How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
Written by Eden Collinsworth


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $26.95

A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.

During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China, where she has borne... Read more >
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I Stand Corrected
I Stand Corrected
Written by Eden Collinsworth
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ISBN: 9780385538701
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I Stand Corrected
How Teaching Western Manners in China Became Its Own Unforgettable Lesson
Written by Eden Collinsworth


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $13.99

A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China.

During the course of a career that has, quite literarily, moved her around the world, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China, where she has borne... Read more >
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Little Failure
Little Failure
Written by Gary Shteyngart
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812982497
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Little Failure
A Memoir
Written by Gary Shteyngart


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • NPR • The Atlantic...

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Please Be with Me
Please Be with Me
Written by Galadrielle Allman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981193
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Please Be with Me
A Song for My Father, Duane Allman
Written by Galadrielle Allman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $17.00

A deeply personal, revealing, and lyrical portrait of Duane Allman, founder of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, written by his daughter
 
In 1969, Duane Allman had a vision for a band with two drummers, two guitarists, and a bass player, anchored by his brother’s soulful lead vocals—and the Allman Brothers Band... Read more >
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Saving Simon
Saving Simon
Written by Jon Katz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345531193
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Saving Simon
How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion
Written by Jon Katz


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $25.00

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.
 
In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every... Read more >
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Saving Simon
Saving Simon
Written by Jon Katz
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ISBN: 9780804177283
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Saving Simon
How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion
Written by Jon Katz


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $12.99

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.
 
In the spring of 2011, Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every... Read more >
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I Lived to Tell It All
I Lived to Tell It All
Written by George Jones
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804180863
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I Lived to Tell It All

Written by George Jones


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 1, 2014
Price: $7.99

Boozing.  Womanizing.  Brawling.  Singing.  For the last forty years George Jones has reigned as the country's king--the singer many have called the Frank Sinatra of country.  And for most of that time, his career has been marked by hard-living, hard-loving, and hard luck.  From his early east Texas recordings through his marriage with Tammy Wynette to his... Read more >
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Not That Kind of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl
Written by Lena Dunham
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780812994995
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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $28.00

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.

 
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham... Read more >
Not That Kind of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl
Written by Lena Dunham
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ISBN: 9780812995008
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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today.

 
In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham... Read more >
Not That Kind of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl
Written by Lena Dunham, Read by Lena Dunham
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804127318
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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham
Read by Lena Dunham


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $35.00

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
 
“If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and... Read more >
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Not That Kind of Girl
Not That Kind of Girl
Written by Lena Dunham, Read by Lena Dunham
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804127325
Our Price: $20.00

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Not That Kind of Girl
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
Written by Lena Dunham
Read by Lena Dunham


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $20.00

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
 
“If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and... Read more >
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The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story
The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story
Written by Jon Katz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345531186
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The Second-Chance Dog: A Love Story

Written by Jon Katz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $15.00

From New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz comes a wise, uplifting, and poignant memoir of finding love against all odds, and the power of second chances for both people and dogs.
 
“I had no idea that Frieda would enter my life and alter it in the most profound way... Read more >
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Experience
Experience
Written by Martin Amis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101910245
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Experience

Written by Martin Amis


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels.

The son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about... Read more >
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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Albert Espinosa
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781101873762
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El mundo amarillo (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Como luchar para sobrevivir me enseņķ a vivir
Written by Albert Espinosa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $14.00

La increíble y verdadera historia que inspiró la serie de Steven Spielberg en FOX, Red Band Society


Mis héroes no usan capas rojas. Usan pulseras rojas.

 
Descubre la sensacional autobiografía que ha conmovido e inspirado a los lectores de todo el mundo.
 
Albert Espinosa nunca quiso escribir un libro acerca... Read more >
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Ma, I'm Gettin Meself a New Mammy

Written by Martha Long


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $23.95

After numerous arrests for shoplifting, Martha is sent to the convent where, the judge rules, she is to get an education. Martha is relieved to be out of the clutches of her horrible drunken stepfather, Jackser, and her feckless mother, Sally, but anxious about what awaits. Her days in the convent... Read more >
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking
Written by Anya Von Bremzen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307886828
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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
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $15.00

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  
 
     Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy...

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The Yellow World
The Yellow World
Written by Albert Espinosa
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ISBN: 9780345538123
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The Yellow World
How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live
Written by Albert Espinosa


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $16.00

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world.
 
My heroes don’t wear red capes. They wear red bands.
 
Albert Espinosa never wanted to write... Read more >
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The Yellow World
The Yellow World
Written by Albert Espinosa
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345538116
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The Yellow World
How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live
Written by Albert Espinosa


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $9.99

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world.
 
My heroes don’t wear red capes. They wear red bands.
 
Albert Espinosa never wanted to write... Read more >
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The Yellow World
The Yellow World
Written by Albert Espinosa, Read by Todd Haberkorn
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781101913857
Our Price: $10.00

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The Yellow World
How Fighting for My Life Taught Me How to Live
Written by Albert Espinosa
Read by Todd Haberkorn


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $10.00

A sensational memoir with all the emotional power of The Fault in Our Stars, The Yellow World is the story of cancer and survival that has moved and inspired readers around the world.
 
My heroes don’t wear red capes. They wear red bands.
 
Albert Espinosa never wanted to write... Read more >
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A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Cup of Water Under My Bed
Written by Daisy Hernandez
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807014486
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A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Memoir
Written by Daisy Hernandez


Format: Hardcover, 200 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
 
In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with... Read more >
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A Cup of Water Under My Bed
A Memoir
Written by Daisy Hernandez


Format: eBook, 200 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $24.95

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
 
In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with... Read more >
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The Happiness of Pursuit
The Happiness of Pursuit
Written by Chris Guillebeau
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385348843
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The Happiness of Pursuit
Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life
Written by Chris Guillebeau


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $25.00

A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.
 
When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s... Read more >
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