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Boyhood

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Boyhood is the second novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood. From Wikipedia.


Childhood

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Childhood is the first novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy. It was first published in the popular Russian literary magazine Sovremennik.


The Diary of a U-boat Commander

by Sir William Stephen Richard King-Hall Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The diary of a World War One U-Boat commander. As well as being a fascinating glimpse of life on the German U-boats during the intense submarine blockade, this also reminds us there were humans involved - on...


Jaaka the Fisherman

by Tom Sabwa, Children’s Development Center at Masese African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A description of the life of a hardworking Nile fisherman.


For the Record

by David Cameron Harper (September 24, 2019)

David Cameron was elected Conservative leader in 2005, promising to modernize the party following its three successive electoral defeats. He became Prime Minister in 2010, forming Britain’s first coalition...


Mighty Justice

by Katie McCabe, Dovey Johnson Roundtree & Tayari Jones Algonquin Books (November 05, 2019)

“Dovey Johnson Roundtree set a new path for women and proved that the vision and perseverance of a single individual can turn the tides of history.”

—Michelle Obama

In Mighty Justice, trailblazing African...


Moondust

by Andrew Smith Harper Perennial (July 02, 2019)

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing comes this edition of journalist Andrew Smith’s Moondust, now updated with a new Afterword, that tells the fascinating story of twelve astronauts...


Targeted

by Brittany Kaiser Harper (October 22, 2019)

In this explosive memoir, a political consultant and technology whistleblower reveals the disturbing truth about the multi-billion-dollar data industry, revealing to the public how companies are getting richer...


Ordinary Girls

by Jaquira Díaz Algonquin Books (October 29, 2019)

One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping

“There is more life packed...


Nomad

by Emma Reddington & Sian Richards Artisan (October 15, 2019)

A reclusive designer living in a custom tiny house in the middle of the Montana wilderness. A couple who traded their expensive Bay Area apartment for a slip at a nearby marina, where they live on a docked sailboat....


Youth

by Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Youth is the third novel in Leo Tolstoy's autobiographical trilogy, following Childhood and Boyhood. It was first published in the popular Russian literary magazine Sovremennik. From Wikipedia.


The Globalist: Peter Sutherland – His Life and Legacy

by John Walsh William Collins (October 17, 2019)

THE GLOBALIST is the first in-depth biography of an international power-broker who was instrumental in shaping the global economy that we know today.

PETER SUTHERLAND played a defining role in world history...


Why Bowie Matters

by Will Brooker William Collins (October 15, 2019)

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life’s work and...


The Lost Ones: A family torn apart and abused in Catholic orphanages

by Kathleen O’Shea HarperElement (October 15, 2019)

Previously published as Little Drifters.

The harrowing true story of a travelling Irish family bonded by love, broken apart by life, and then betrayed by their carers in a cruel convent in Ireland.

‘For those...


Victor Hugo: His Life and Works

by G. Barnett Smith Lm Publishers (October 14, 2019)

This book treats of the life and works of Victor Hugo, the great poet and writer.

The writings of Victor Hugo are so varied and multifarious, and many of them are so well known to English readers, that I have...


The Holy Thief

by Rabbi Mark Borovitz & Alan Eisenstock William Morrow Paperbacks (October 15, 2019)

Mark Borovitz was a mobster, gangster, con man, gambler, thief, and a drunk. He's seen it all. In this inspiring memoir, he takes you on a journey from the streets to discovering his soul in a prison cell.

When...


Finding Chika

by Mitch Albom Harper (November 05, 2019)

Bestselling author Mitch Albom returns to nonfiction for the first time in more than a decade in this poignant memoir that celebrates Chika, a young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart....


Grit & Grace

by Tim McGraw Harper Wave (November 05, 2019)

From Grammy-Award winning music superstar and actor Tim McGraw comes a one-of-a kind lifestyle book that melds his personal fitness transformation story with practical advice to inspire healthy changes in readers’...


Southern Women

by Editors of Garden and Gun Harper Wave (October 22, 2019)

From the award-winning Southern lifestyle magazine Garden & Gun comes this rich collection of some of the South’s most notable women.

For too long, the Southern woman has been synonymous with the Southern...


The Book of Eating

by Adam Platt Ecco (November 12, 2019)

A wildly hilarious and irreverent memoir of a globe-trotting life lived meal-to-meal by one of our most influential and respected food critics

As the son of a diplomat growing up in places like Hong Kong, Taiwan,...


Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (September 05, 2019)

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.

Aneta and Filip, the children’s...


Victor Hugo : Life and Romances of a Great Writer

by Elbert Hubbard & R. Louis Stevenson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the life and works of Victor Hugo, one of the great and best-known french writer. His romances occupy an important position in the history of literature. "Men like Victor Hugo can be killed...


The Story of a Prolific Inventor: Thomas Edison

by Alfred Mayer, George Shaw & Elbert Hubbard Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the story of Thomas Edison. This remarkable inventor, of whom the public has heard so much, was born in 1847 at the little village of Milan, Ohio. His mother was of Scotch parentage, but...


Henry David Thoreau : His Biography and Character

by Robert L. Stevenson & Ralph Waldo Emerson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

Henry David Thoreau was the last male descendant of a French ancestor who came to this country from the Isle of Guernsey. His character exhibited occasional traits drawn from this blood in singular combination...


Blaise Pascal : Life and Writings of a French Genius

by George J.G. Masson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (September 04, 2019)

This book deals with the life and the writings of Blaise Pascal, French inventor, writer and scientist. When we think of the achievements which he crowded into a brief space, and which have made his name famous...


Innocent: Part 2 of 3: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (August 29, 2019)

Innocent can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 2 of 3

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months,...


Shelley: The Poet of Rebellion, Nature, and Love

by Sydney Waterlow Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Waterlow gives a brief, unpretentious account of the life and works of Percy Bysshe Shelley, who is regarded as one of the finest lyric poets of the English language. Not merely a biography of events, this is...


Innocent: Part 1 of 3: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

by Cathy Glass HarperElement (August 22, 2019)

Innocent can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3

Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months,...


Fleeing Fundamentalism

by Carlene Cross Algonquin Books (June 03, 2013)

At a time when the distance between church and state is narrowing and the teaching of intelligent design is being proposed for our classrooms, it is startling and provocative to hear the reasoned voice of a...


Something to Declare

by Julia Alvarez Algonquin Books (August 01, 1998)

“Julia Alvarez has suitcases full of history (public and private), trunks full of insights into what  it means to be a Latina in the United States,  bags full of literary wisdom.” —Los Angeles Times

...


The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

by Elisabeth Tova Bailey Algonquin Books (July 09, 2013)

In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Tova Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her encounter with a Neohelix albolabris—a common woodland snail....


A Wedding in Haiti

by Julia Alvarez Algonquin Books (March 19, 2013)

“[A] beguiling memoir of family and culture.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

In a story that travels beyond borders and between families, acclaimed Dominican novelist and poet Julia Alvarez reflects on the joys...


Girl Meets God

by Lauren F. Winner Algonquin Books (September 16, 2002)

Like most of us, Lauren Winner wants something to believe in. The child of a reform Jewish father and a lapsed Southern Baptist mother, she chose to become an Orthodox Jew. But as she faithfully observes the...


Survival Lessons

by Alice Hoffman Algonquin Books (October 01, 2013)

One of America's most beloved writers shares her suggestions for finding beauty in the world even during the toughest times.

Survival Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward,...


The Road

by Jack London Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Road is an autobiographical memoir by Jack London, first published in 1907. It is London's account of his experiences as a hobo in the 1890s, during the worst economic depression the United States had experienced...


Panther Baby

by Jamal Joseph Algonquin Books (February 07, 2012)

In the 1960s he exhorted students at Columbia University to burn their college to the ground. Today he’s chair of their School of the Arts film division. Jamal Joseph’s personal odyssey—from the streets...


Singing the truth: The story of Miriam Makeba

by Jade Mathieson African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Learn about the amazing life of a little girl who grew up to use her gift of singing to help bring freedom to South Africa.


Friends for Life

by Jan Fennell HarperCollins Entertainment (June 27, 2019)

Full of anecdotal case-histories and told in her own unique voice, we see how Jan Fennell’s unique gifts have won her the admiration of dog lovers worldwide.

Jan Fennell's unique gift has won her an international...


Great Astronomers: John Pond

by Agnes Mary Clerke Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

John Pond (1767–1836) was appointed as 6th Astronomer Royal in February 1811, succeeding Dr. Nevil Maskelyne. Of a mild and unassuming character, Pond neither sought nor attained a popular reputation. His...


No Win Race: A Story of Belonging, Britishness and Sport

by Derek A. Bardowell Mudlark (May 16, 2019)

A SUNDAY TIMES SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR

‘Personal, political, powerful and about so much more than race and sport.’

Bernadine Evaristo

‘This...


Greta's Story

by Valentina Camerini, Veronica Carratello & Moreno Giovannoni Simon & Schuster UK (August 22, 2019)

Greta’s story is about hope, courage and determination. You are never too young to make a difference.

It’s 20 August 2018, late summer in Stockholm, and it feels incredibly hot in the city. The TV news reports...


A Dark Secret: Part 3 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (May 02, 2019)

Part 3 of 3

Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she’s asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care....


A Dark Secret

by Casey Watson HarperElement (May 02, 2019)

Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she’s asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care. It soon...


A Dark Secret: Part 2 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (April 25, 2019)

Part 2 of 3

Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she’s asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care....


A Dark Secret: Part 1 of 3

by Casey Watson HarperElement (April 18, 2019)

Part 1 of 3

Just when Casey thinks her foster care duties are done, she’s asked to look after Sam, a troubled nine-year-old with a violent streak who drove his previous guardians to release him of their care....


Ernie:

by Ernest Borgnine Citadel Press (August 01, 2009)

We wept at his Oscar-winning role in Marty. . .we gasped when he took on Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity. . .we were riveted by his compelling performances in The Dirty Dozen, Bad Day at Black Rock, and...


Lessons from the Mountain

by Mary McDonough Kensington Books (May 29, 2012)

A fascinating look at what it's like to grow up in front of and beyond the cameras. --Eve Plumb

For nine seasons, Mary McDonough was part of one of the most beloved families in television history. Just ten years-old...


The Forgotten Child: The powerful true story of a boy abandoned as a baby and left to die

by Richard Gallear HarperElement (March 21, 2019)

Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side.

It’s a freezing winter’s...


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I Am Redeemed

by Mike Weaver & Jim Scherer Worthy (September 03, 2019)

Mike Weaver, lead singer of Big Daddy Weave, shares from personal experience how when all we can see is our struggles and failures, God reminds us of who we are. . . . His children. Loved. Set free. Redeemed....