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Memoirs

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A.D.
New Orleans After the Deluge

Josh Neufeld


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: 08/24/2010
Price: $16.95
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 978-0-375-71488-7

Now in paperback, The New York Times best-selling graphic nonfiction masterpiece depicting the lives of seven New Orleanians before, during, and just after Hurricane Katrina.
Best American Comics, 2010
Mother Jones Top Books of 2009
Daily Beast Recommends
New York Best Comics of 2009, Runner Up
MTV.com Best Nonfiction Comic of 2009
San Francisco Chronicle “Best in... Read more >

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American Chica
Two Worlds, One Childhood

Marie Arana


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: 05/28/2002
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-385-31963-8

***2001 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NOMINEE - NON-FICTION***
***LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS OF 2001 - NON-FICTION***
Now in Paperback.
Written in the tradition of Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez, this is an informative and resonant portrait of a child coming to terms with her bicultural identity. American Chica explores the issues and difficulties that... Read more >

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Another Great Day at Sea
Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush

Geoff Dyer


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: 05/20/2014
Price: $24.95
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 978-0-307-91158-2

From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.
 
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of... Read more >

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Burnt Bread and Chutney
Growing Up Between Cultures - A Memoir of an Indian Jewish Childhood

Carmit Delman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 09/30/2003
Price: $15.00
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
ISBN: 978-0-345-44594-0

**Named by School Library Journal as one of the Best Adult Books for High School Students, 2003

Contributing her own unique story to the growing genre of bi-cultural narratives (which includes Marie Arana’s critically-acclaimed American Chica) Carmit Delman has written a coming-of-age memoir that explores the life of an Indian Jewish girl.... Read more >

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Class A
Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere

Lucas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: 03/11/2014
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-94975-2

An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town that follows not only the travails of the players of the Clinton LumberKings but also the lives of their dedicated fans and of the town itself.
Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann delivers a powerful debut in his telling of... Read more >

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Covering
The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Kenji Yoshino


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: 02/20/2007
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-375-76021-1

Winner, 2006 American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award
Winner,
Selected for common reading at:
Washington University
Pomona College
University of North Carolina
Virginia Commonwealth University
Western Connecticut State University
2006 Myers Outstanding Book Award
In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a... Read more >

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Funny in Farsi
A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

Firoozeh Dumas


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: 01/13/2004
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6837-8

Winner, 2008 Spirit of America Award (National Council for the Social Studies)
Finalist, Thurber Prize for American Humor
Finalist, PEN/USA Award in Creative Non-Fiction
Finalist: Audie Award for best recording of a memoir, 2005
Selected for Common Reading
Abilene Christian University
Albuquerque Academy's Year-long Project
Bunker Hill Community College
Gallaudet University
Salisbury University, Maryland
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, La... Read more >

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Honky

Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 09/18/2001
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-375-72775-7

As recalled in Honky, Dalton Conley’s childhood has all of the classic elements of growing up in America. But the fact that he was one of the few white boys in a mostly black and Puerto Rican neighborhood on Manhattan’s Lower East Side makes Dalton’s childhood unique.
At the age of three,... Read more >

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Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: 01/20/1997
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-385-48680-4

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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Iran Awakening
One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country

Shirin Ebadi


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: 04/10/2007
Price: $14.95
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7528-4

The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her... Read more >

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Journey from the Land of No
A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

Roya Hakakian


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: 06/28/2005
Price: $14.00
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 978-0-609-81030-9

"Journey From the Land of No is an immensely moving, extraordinarily eloquent, and passionate memoir. Its author begins what one may prophesy as a major literary career."
—Harold Bloom
This is an elegantly written memoir of a young Iranian-American poet and journalist about growing up in Iran during the revolution.
Roya Hakakian was raised... Read more >

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Mixed
My Life in Black and White

Angela Nissel


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: 01/30/2006
Price: $12.95
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 978-0-345-48114-6

“Love has no color,” insist Angela Nissel’s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia–moving back and forth between black inner-city schools and white prep schools–where her racial ambiguity and doomed attempts to blend in dog her teen... Read more >

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Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books

Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: 12/30/2003
Price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7106-4

Winner, 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Non-Fiction
"This book transcends categorization of memoir, literary criticism or social history, though it is superb in all three."
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to... Read more >

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The Long Walk
A Story of War and the Life That Follows

Brian Castner


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: 04/09/2013
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 978-0-307-95087-1

Brian Castner served three tours of duty in the Middle East, two of them in Iraq as the head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. Whenever IEDs were discovered, he and his men would lead the way in either disarming the deadly devices or searching through rubble and remains for clues... Read more >

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Wild
From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: 03/26/2013
Price: $15.95
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 978-0-307-47607-4

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by... Read more >