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  1. 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.’s introduction and detailed explanatory footnotes.More

  2. Book ImageMy Father and Atticus Finch: A Lawyer's Fight for Justice in 1930s Alabama

    Joseph Madison Beck

    The story of Foster Beck, the author’s late father, whose defense of a black man accused of rape in 1930s Alabama foreshadowed the trial at the heart of To Kill a Mockingbird.More

  3. Book ImageThis Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

    Juliana Buhring

    This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman’s solo journey around the world by bicycle.More

  4. Book ImageWords Without Music: A Memoir

    Philip Glass

    New York Times Bestseller

    "Reads the way Mr. Glass's compositions sound at their best: propulsive, with a surreptitious emotional undertow." —Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, New York TimesMore

  5. Book ImageLife Without a Recipe: A Memoir of Food and Family

    Diana Abu-Jaber

    “Diana Abu-Jaber is the Ambassador of Big-Heartedness.”—Patrick Volk, on The Language of BaklavaMore

  6. Book ImageHammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter

    Nina MacLaughlin

    “Reading Hammer Head, like consuming Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, feels like a crucial education.”—Isabella Biedenharn, Entertainment WeeklyMore

  7. Book ImageVessels: A Love Story

    Daniel Raeburn

    An unforgettable portrait of a marriage tested to its limits.More

  8. Book ImageWhere the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye: A Journey

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett

    “Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time BeingMore

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

    Diana Athill

    A luminous, wise, and joyful insight into what really matters at the end of a long life, from the beloved author of the award-winning Somewhere Towards the End.More

  10. Book ImageThe Blue Touch Paper: A Memoir

    David Hare

    “Frank, moving, and beguiling, The Blue Touch Paper is the fascinating story of becoming a writer in the 1960s and 70s when Britain was changing even faster than the author.”—Joan DidionMore

  11. Book ImageStars Between the Sun and Moon: One Woman's Life in North Korea and Escape to Freedom

    Lucia Jang, Susan McClelland

    An extraordinary memoir by a North Korean woman who defied the government to keep her family alive.More

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

    Brian Turner

    “Stunning . . . a triumph of form and content. . . . History can only be served by this kind of attention.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

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

    Caitlin Doughty

    “Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession.More

  14. Book ImagePaid For: My Journey Through Prostitution

    Rachel Moran

    An astonishingly brave memoir of prostitution and its lingering influence on a woman’s psyche and life.More

  15. Book ImageWriting Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960–2013

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Giada Diano, Matthew Gleeson

    This long-awaited volume provides a panoramic portrait of art and life across the twentieth century, from Mexico to Morocco, Paris to Rome, and beyond.More

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