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  1. Book ImageIncidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: A Norton Critical Edition

    Harriet Jacobs, Frances Smith Foster, Richard Yarborough

    Second Edition

    “Accompanied by historical photographs, public statements, and correspondence, and by a well-selected sampling of modern criticism, this Norton Critical Edition will stimulate many classroom discussions in years to come.” —Werner Sollors, Harvard University  “This new edition includes an array of reviews and correspondence along with a fresh and diverse set of scholarly critiques that will help students and instructors understand this remarkable autobiography.” —Bryan Sinche, University of HartfordMore

  2. Book ImageAmong the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming

    Inara Verzemnieks

    “This exquisitely written book shows how recovery can come generations later through rebuilding connections—to people, the natural world, the past.” —Robin Shulman, Washington PostMore

  3. Book ImageHeating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

    Beth Ann Fennelly

    “Consistently entertaining… always poised, eloquent, and full of moments of tenderness.” —Electric LiteratureMore

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

    Camille T. Dungy

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
    A 2018 Colorado Book Award FinalistMore

  5. Book ImageMorningstar: Growing Up With Books

    Ann Hood

    “[An] enchanting journey through Ann Hood’s early fascination with reading.… Book lovers will find Morningstar irresistible.”—Lynn Sharon Schwartz, author of Ruined by ReadingMore

  6. 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

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

    Finn Murphy

    “There’s nothing semi about Finn Murphy’s trucking tales of The Long Haul.”—Sloane Crosley, Vanity FairMore

  8. Book ImageWedding Toasts I'll Never Give

    Ada Calhoun

    Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage.More

  9. Book ImageBecause: A Lyric Memoir

    Joshua Mensch

    A gripping verse memoir that offers a compassionate and wrenching account of the author’s experience of childhood sexual abuse.More

  10. Book ImageThe Outrun: A Memoir

    Amy Liptrot

    “It’s wild writing: sexy, unguarded, raw, and ardent … highly recommended.”—The MillionsMore

  11. Book ImageThe Street Where I Live: A Memoir

    Alan J. Lerner

    “Lerner will always be remembered as a Broadway light, and one of the brightest.” —Tom Shales, The Washington PostMore

  12. Book ImageSecrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad

    Krystal A. Sital

    An eloquent new Caribbean literary voice reveals the hidden trauma and fierce resilience of one Trinidadian family.More

  13. Book ImageTears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

    Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta

    The internationally best-selling personal story of "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN).More

  14. 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

  15. 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

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