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Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it Growing up in Yakima, Washington, No lvarez worked at an

More Myself: A Journey

An intimate, revealing look at one artists journey from self censorship to full expression As one of the most celebrated musicians of our time, Alicia Keys has enraptured the nation with her heartfelt lyrics, extraordinary vocal range, and soul stirring piano compositions Yet away from the

Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes

From the best selling author of King Leopold s Ghost and Spain in Our Hearts comes the astonishing but forgotten story of an immigrant sweatshop worker who married an heir to a great American fortune and became one of the most charismatic radical leaders of her time Rose Pastor arrived in New York

Evonne Goolagong

In this book from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Evonne Goolagong, the inspiring indigenous Australian tennis player Evonne grew up on a hot, dusty farm in Australia She was the third of eight children, and descendant of the Wirundjuri people, who

Pirate Queen: A Story of Zheng Yi Sao

The most powerful pirate in history was a woman who was born into poverty in Guangzhou, China, in the late 1700s When pirates attacked her town and the captain took a liking to her, she saw a way out Zheng Yi Sao agreed to marry him only if she got an equal share of his business When her husband

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington

In a genre overdue for a shakeup, Alexis Coe takes a closer look at our firstand finds he s not quite the man we remember Young George Washington was raised by a struggling single mother, demanded military promotions, chased rich young women, caused an international incident, and never backed down

In the Land of Men

A fiercely personal memoir about coming of age in the male dominated literary world of the nineties, becoming the first female literary editor of Esquire, and Miller s personal and working relationship with David Foster Wallace A naive and idealistic twenty two year old from the Midwest, Adrienne

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country

The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it an urgent work of literary journalism I don t know a complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a dogged reporter in

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home

From rediscovering an ancestral village in China to experiencing the realities of American life as a Nigerian, the search for belonging crosses borders and generations Selected from the archives of Catapult magazine, the essays in A Map Is Only One Story highlight the human side of immigration

Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

From the Pulitzer Prize winning historian comes a masterful, first of its kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership s enduring importance One of Washington Post s 10 Books to Read in February One of USA Todays Must Read Books of Winter 2020

Chanel's Riviera: Glamour, Decadence, and Survival in Peace and War, 1930-1944

In this captivating narrative, Chanels Riviera explores the fascinating world of the Cote dAzur during a period that saw the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the twentieth century The Cote dAzur in 1938 was a world of wealth, luxury, and extravagance, inhabited by a sparkling cast of

Great Blue Hills of God

The creative force behind Blackberry Farm, Tennessee s award winning farm to table resort, reveals how she found herself only after losing everything in this powerful memoir of resilience Born with the gift of hospitality, Kreis Beall helped create one of the South s most enchanting destinations,

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers

My Autobiography of Carson McCullers is an audacious new form of nonfiction that remakes the boundaries between criticism, biography, and autobiography in search of two identities While working as an intern in the archives at the Harry Ransom Center, Jenn Shapland encounters the love letters of

Facebook: The Inside Story

He has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg for three years And now renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America s most powerful and controversial companies Facebook In his sopho year of college, Mark Zuckerberg created a simple

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one mans coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noahs unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal

Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown

An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Anne Glenconner a close member of the royal circle and lady in waiting to Princess Margaret As seen on Netflix s The Crown Anne Glenconner has been at the center of the royal circle from childhood, when she met and befriended the