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  1. Book ImageLadysitting: My Year with Nana at the End of Her Century

    Lorene Cary

    Lorene Cary’s grandmother moves in, and everything changes: day-to-day life, family relationships, the Nana she knew—even their shared past.More

  2. Book ImageThe Known, the Secret, the Forgotten: A Memoir

    Joan Wheelis

    Crafted from slivers of reminiscence and reflection, Joan Wheelis’s beautifully written memoir explores the intricacies of attachment and the perils of love and inevitable loss.More

  3. Book ImageGreek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

    Mary Norris

    The Comma Queen returns with a buoyant book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.More

  4. Book ImageThe Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery

    Mary Cregan

    A graceful and penetrating memoir interweaving the author’s descent into depression with a medical and cultural history of this illness.More

  5. Book ImageTears of Salt: A Doctor's Story of the Refugee Crisis

    Pietro Bartolo, Lidia Tilotta

    Tears of Salt… reveals the human side of suffering through the life of one man.” —Adele Annesi, Washington Independent Review of BooksMore

  6. Book ImageSounds Like Titanic: A Memoir

    Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

    A young woman leaves Appalachia for life as a classical musician—or so she thinks.More

  7. Book ImageDeep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

    Pam Houston

    "How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us."More

  8. Book ImageKitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food

    Ann Hood

    In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, best-selling author Ann Hood nourishes both our bodies and our souls.More

  9. Book ImageLate-Life Love: A Memoir

    Susan Gubar

    During a difficult year, acclaimed writer Susan Gubar celebrates her lasting partnership and the reciprocity of lovers in later life.More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageHeating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

    Beth Ann Fennelly

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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