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Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640090613
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 19th, 2018

This disarming look at a late-in-life change in career features all the joys and disappointments of starting over. Historian Nell Irvin Painter left Princeton to enter art school in her early sixties, which she reflects on here with openness and curiosity as she interrogates "what and who make art Art." --Leigh

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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781936787975
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Published: Catapult - October 2nd, 2018

When she discovers that she's pregnant, Nicole Chung makes the decision to search for her biological parents. This book, at once an intimate memoir and a broader cultural reflection, follows her journey, offering an emotional and candid exploration of transracial adoption, parenthood, and the idea of family. --Mya

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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419727726
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Published: Abrams Press - September 4th, 2018

A well-researched biography of and tribute to one of the most championed advocates of children's television programming and education. Intriguing reading for longtime fans and new neighbors alike. --Ron

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In Pieces Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538763025
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 18th, 2018

In addition to actor and director, Sally Field can now proudly add writer to her résumé. In this exceptional memoir, Field writes about her childhood, early years in Hollywood, and journey as an older woman in a notoriously ageist industry. --Michael

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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062839343
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 21st, 2018

This is a story about discovering the world and our purpose in it. On bicycle, across the Silk Road, Harris decided to follow her lifelong calling to be an explorer. From that experience, she created a deeply thoughtful travelogue focusing on borders, crossing them, and what it means to explore. --Santiago

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Arthur Ashe: A Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439189047
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

This thoroughly researched biography is an exciting exploration of Arthur Ashe's life and legacy, both on and off the court. Comprehensive and inspiring, this book is perfect for lovers of tennis, readers of sports biographies, or anyone who simply wants to know more about this American legend.. --Mya

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Killing It: An Education Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781101980071
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Published: Penguin Press - July 24th, 2018

Discontented writing and editing food magazines, Camas Davis travels to France to learn butchery from an established family of pig farmers. Throughout her journey, she confronts her preconceived feelings and ideas about all aspects of meat and also discovers the necessity of meaningful work and community. --Marilyn

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Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316226189
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

An incredible account of the lives of five female artists in their historic context. This is an engagingand fascinating look at the important ways these women affected the success and impact of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the mid-twentieth century. --Mya