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  1. Book ImageNobody's Son: A Memoir

    Mark Slouka

    "I have never before read anything except Nabokov’s Speak, Memory that so relentlessly and shrewdly exhausted the kindness and cruelty of recollection’s shaping devices." —Geoffrey WolffMore

  2. Book ImageHeating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

    Beth Ann Fennelly

    "Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband’s sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara." —from Heating & Cooling, "Married Love, IV"More

  3. Book ImageCuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

    Danielle Allen

    So tender yet courageous is this fierce family memoir that it makes mass incarceration nothing less than a new American tragedy.More

  4. Book ImageThe Hero's Body: A Memoir

    William Giraldi

    A memoir of motorcycles and muscles, of obsession and grief, and of a young man who learned how to stay alive through literature.More

  5. Book ImageMorningstar: Growing Up with Books

    Ann Hood

    A memoir about the magic and inspiration of books from a beloved and best-selling author.More

  6. Book ImageAmong the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

    Inara Verzemnieks

    “Extraordinarily tender and finely wrought.” — Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth ParallelMore

  7. Book ImageSaving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition

    Pia de Jong

    Best-selling author Pia de Jong’s vivid memoir about her newborn daughter’s battle with leukemia and the startling decision that led to her recovery.More

  8. Book ImageGuidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood, and History

    Camille T. Dungy

    An award-winning African American poet debuts in prose with a stunningly graceful and honest exploration of race, motherhood, and history.More

  9. Book ImageThe Long Haul: A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

    Finn Murphy

    A long-haul mover’s rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab.More

  10. Book ImageWedding Toasts I'll Never Give

    Ada Calhoun

    Inspired by her viral New York Times “Modern Love” essay “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give”, Ada Calhoun’s memoir is a witty, poignant exploration of the beautiful complexity of marriage.More

  11. Book ImageNo Apparent Distress: A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine

    Rachel Pearson

    A brutally frank memoir about doctors and patients in a health care system that puts the poor at risk.More

  12. Book ImageThe Outrun: A Memoir

    Amy Liptrot

    The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk—the sheer sensuality of Liptrot’s prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best.”—New StatesmanMore

  13. Book ImageLife Without a Recipe: A Memoir

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    A “bold, luscious” memoir, “indispensable to anyone trying to forge their own truer path” (Ruth Reichl).More

  14. Book ImageAlive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

    Diana Athill

    “An invitation to sit a spell with an intractable and witty friend.” —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageTwelve Years a Slave

    Solomon Northup, Kevin M. Burke, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    This Norton Critical Edition of Solomon Northup’s harrowing autobiography is based on the 1853 first edition. It is accompanied by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kevin Burke’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

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