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  1. Book ImageThe Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

    Blake Bailey

    The renowned biographer’s unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins—his own.More

  2. Book ImageLasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

    James McCourt

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

    A profoundly American work with distinct echoes of Samuel Beckett, Lasting City hypnotizes with its symphonic lyricism.More

  1. Book ImageBeautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed

    Paul Austin

    Through parenting a child with a disability, a father discovers patience, acceptance, and unconditional love.More

  2. Book ImageMy Life as a Foreign Country: A Memoir

    Brian Turner

    A war memoir of unusual literary beauty and power from the acclaimed poet who wrote the poem “The Hurt Locker.”More

  3. Book ImageSmoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

    Caitlin Doughty

    A young mortician goes behind the scenes, unafraid of the gruesome (and fascinating) details of her curious profession.More

  4. Book ImageEpilogue: A Memoir

    Will Boast

    In the tradition of Andre Dubus III’s Townie, an astonishing family story heralding the arrival of a raw, elegiac new voice.More

  5. Book ImageThe Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA

    Scott C. Johnson

    LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD. What happens when a father asks his son to lie for the greater good?More

  6. Book ImageUnstill Life: A Daughter's Memoir of Art and Love in the Age of Abstraction

    Gabrielle Selz

    Luminous and revealing, a daughter’s memoir of the art world and a larger-than-life father.More

  7. Book ImageThe Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

    Sandra Tsing Loh

    From an “imaginatively twisted and fearless” writer (Los Angeles Times), a hilarious memoir of middle age.More

  8. Book ImageWalking Home: A Poet’s Journey

    Simon Armitage

    Nineteen days, 256 miles, and one renowned poet walking the backbone of England.More

  9. Book ImageThe Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

    Blake Bailey

    The renowned biographer’s unforgettable portrait of a family in ruins—his own.More

  10. Book ImageMake Me a Mother: A Memoir

    Susanne Antonetta

    A woman unexpectedly finds her best self through a sleepy bundle handed over at the airport in this heartfelt and surprising memoir.More

  11. Book ImagePlenty of Time When We Get Home: Love and Recovery in the Aftermath of War

    Kayla Williams

    When SPC Kayla Williams and SGT Brian McGough met at a mountain outpost in Iraq in 2003, only their verbal sparring could have betrayed a hint of attraction. Neither could have predicted the sequence of events that would shape their lives.More

  12. Book ImageMy Foreign Cities: A Memoir

    Elizabeth Scarboro

    “Uplifting . . . it’s about savoring the present, not allowing sadness to dominate and surrendering yourself to love, for better or worse.”—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  13. Book ImageMermaid: A Memoir of Resilience

    Eileen Cronin

    A gorgeously crafted memoir about resilience, family, and forging your own way, by a woman born without legs.More

  14. Book ImageLasting City: The Anatomy of Nostalgia

    James McCourt

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013

    A profoundly American work with distinct echoes of Samuel Beckett, Lasting City hypnotizes with its symphonic lyricism.More

  15. Book ImageCrazy Brave: A Memoir

    Joy Harjo

    “Compressed . . . lyrical . . . unflinching . . . raw. . . . Harjo is a magician and a master of the English language.”—Jonah Raskin, San Francisco ChronicleMore

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