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Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781640090613
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - June 19th, 2018

From one of the Bay Area's leading voices, Real American is a raw, powerful, authentic account of growing up Black and biracial in America. This book is sure to become a touchstone in the conversation about what it means to be "other" in this country. --Jean


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All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781936787975
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Published: Catapult - October 2nd, 2018

A wide-open-hearted memoir from one of the best writers of our time. Inspired by the death of his mother to take on their tumultuous relationship, Alexie uses poems and short prose pieces to highlight the fractured nature of memory, to reveal writing and grief as processes, and to inspire laughter, tears, and understanding. --Leigh


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The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781419727726
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 4th, 2018

In this thoughtful and perceptive memoir, neurosurgeon Dr. Henry Marsh reflects on the role medicine plays in the pursuit of a meaningful life. Filled with humor and wisdom, this book will both entertain and make you ponder your life decisions. The perfect gift for those who loved Being Mortal! --Julie


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In Pieces Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538763025
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 18th, 2018

Swedish-born McGurk learned that her outdoorsy Scandinavian parenting style did not translate well in small-town Indiana, where children are usually brought inside in bad weather. However, six months back in Sweden generated reverse culture shock. Since reading this joyful, questioning, non-accusatory parenting book-slash-travel memoir, my two-year-old has basically lived outside. --Cressida


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Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062839343
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 21st, 2018

The source of David Sedaris's brilliant books--his diaries--are now available for readers to enjoy. Part tragedy and part comedy, the private musings of this genius author are intimate, sharp, perceptive--and, of course, marked by his unique humor. --Michael


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Arthur Ashe: A Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781439189047
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 21st, 2018

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly from his formative years in New Jersey to his remarkable journey to the cosmos. Filled with humor, thrills, and spectacle, Kelly recounts his record-breaking voyage aboard the International Space Station in this memoir that will captivate any reader. --Anton


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Killing It: An Education Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781101980071
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Published: Penguin Press - July 24th, 2018

Thi Bui’s illustrated memoir relays her family’s struggle to build a home in America amid the aftermath of the Vietnam War. Hauntingly narrated and exquisitely rendered in lush monochromatic watercolors, this story intimately explores the reverberations of war and displacement across generations. --Molly


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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
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316226189
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 25th, 2018

This is a must-read not only for its in-depth account of the struggles in Africa but also for the intriguing story of this gifted author and his passion for his work. An engrossing account of a life as a foreign correspondent. --Sina