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Large print nonfiction new titles

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Robin by Dave Itzkoff

Robin

Dave Itzkoff

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"From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork...

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The best cook in the world by Rick Bragg

The best cook in the world

Rick Bragg

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"Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some. Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil ...

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The line becomes a river by Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

The line becomes a river

Francisco (Essayist) Cantú

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"Francisco Cantú's mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by that landscape, Cantú joins the Border Patrol. In remote regions, he and his partners track people in blistering sun...

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The feather thief by Kirk W. Johnson

The feather thief

Kirk W. Johnson

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"In June 2009, after performing at London's Royal Academy of Music, American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. The Tring museum housed rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were...

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English by Ben Fogle

English

Ben Fogle

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Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...

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The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning by Margareta (Artist) Magnusson

The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning

Margareta (Artist) Magnusson

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Dostadning, or the art of death cleaning, is a Swedish phenomenon by which the elderly and their families set their affairs in order. Whether it's sorting the family heirlooms from the junk, downsizing to a smaller place, or setting up a system to help...

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Faith by Jimmy Carter

Faith

Jimmy Carter

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"President Jimmy Carter has always been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, "The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings." Exam...

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I'll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara

I'll be gone in the dark

Michelle McNamara

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For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of...

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My girls by Todd Fisher

My girls

Todd Fisher

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In December 2016, the world was shaken by the sudden deaths of Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, occurring less than 24 hours apart. Debbie's only remaining child, Todd Fisher, somehow retained his grace and composure under the glare of the...

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There are no grown-ups by Pamela Druckerman

There are no grown-ups

Pamela Druckerman

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Pamela Druckerman investigates life in her forties, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.

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Calypso by David Sedaris

Calypso

David Sedaris

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When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, David Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic...

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From here to eternity by Caitlin Doughty

From here to eternity

Caitlin Doughty

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Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty set out to discover how other cultures care for the dead. In rural Indonesia, she watches a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body, which has resided in the family...

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Unmedicated by Madisyn Taylor

Unmedicated

Madisyn Taylor

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"The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness"--

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Searching for stars on an island in Maine by Alan P. Lightman

Searching for stars on an island in Maine

Alan P. Lightman

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A meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world.

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The traitors by Josh Ireland

The traitors

Josh Ireland

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September 1939. For years now Britain has been rudderless, divided and grievously unequal. Successive governments have floundered as they struggled to cope with economic misery at home and machinations abroad. When war breaks out the imperiled nation...

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The dark net by Jamie Bartlett

The dark net

Jamie Bartlett

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The online world we inhabit represents only a small fraction of the Internet. Beyond Google and commercial web browsers lies a parallel universe: a 'deep web' twenty-five times larger than the surface web we know; a world of private chat rooms, second...

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Get me the urgent biscuits by Sweetpea Slight

Get me the urgent biscuits

Sweetpea Slight

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At 18, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee she meets the formidable pro...

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Operation Relentless by Damien Lewis

Operation Relentless

Damien Lewis

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By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the 'Merchant of Death' he was both 'Public Enemy No. 1' to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around six billion dollars. For years Bout had eluded...

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Dunkirk by Joshua Levine

Dunkirk

Joshua Levine

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In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civ...

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Reflections by Kelvin Cruickshank

Reflections

Kelvin Cruickshank

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Daily life is full of challenges, but with the power of a positive attitude it's amazing how much you can overcome and achieve. Psychic medium Kelvin Cruickshank shares 365 inspiring thoughts - one for every day of the year. There are words to motivate...

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Heating & cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly

Heating & cooling

Beth Ann Fennelly

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The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections...

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Back of beyond by Jenny Old

Back of beyond

Jenny Old

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"At twenty-two, Jenny fell in love with Rick Old and went to live and work with him on his property, McAllister, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. There, she faced incredible hardship, living in a hut with not even basic necessities. Her only contact with ...

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You'll be sorry!  by Ann Howard

You'll be sorry!

Ann Howard

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History of the Australian Women's Army Serivce and the largely unknown part that over 24,000 women played in the Australian Army during WW2.

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A Yorkshire vet through the seasons by Julian Norton

A Yorkshire vet through the seasons

Julian Norton

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Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses - you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better. In ...

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Only fools and stories by David Jason

Only fools and stories

David Jason

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One of the most legendary television actors of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, David Jason's career has ranged from theatre work in the West End to providing voices for Mr. Toad in "The wind in the willows", "Danger mouse", and "The BFG"; and...

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Rocket men by Robert Kurson

Rocket men

Robert Kurson

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The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. With a focus on astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, and their wives and children, this is a v...

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I've been thinking- by Maria Shriver

I've been thinking-

Maria Shriver

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Presents a book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life.

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New power by Jeremy Heimans

New power

Jeremy Heimans

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From two influential and visionary thinkers comes a big idea that is changing the way movements catch fire and ideas spread in our highly connected world. For the vast majority of human history, power has been held by the few. "Old power" is closed,....

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Life after darkness by Michelle Knight

Life after darkness

Michelle Knight

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"Michelle Knight-now known as Lily Rose Lee-captured the world's attention in May 2013, when she and two fellow kidnapping victims were found and freed after being held for more than a decade by notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro. But many people...

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Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri

Dear Madam President

Jennifer Palmieri

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Women are rising to incredible heights of leadership-in their communities, in their careers, and in public office. One of them will become America's first woman president. This book is for them and for all women seeking to cast off a man's version of...

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Hundreds of interlaced fingers by Vanessa Grubbs

Hundreds of interlaced fingers

Vanessa Grubbs

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"A physician, wife, and mother describes her marriage to a husband with end-stage kidney disease, her decision to donate one of her kidneys to him, and the journey that led to her becoming a kidney specialist"--

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Libertarians on the prairie by Christine Woodside

Libertarians on the prairie

Christine Woodside

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"Drawing on original manuscripts and letters, Woodside shows how Rose reshaped her mother's story into a series of heroic tales that rebutted the policies of the New Deal. Their secret collaboration would lead in time to their estrangement. This fasc...

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Keeping my sisters' secrets by Beezy Marsh

Keeping my sisters' secrets

Beezy Marsh

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Eva, Peggy and Kathleen were sisters born into a close-knit working class family. As they grew up between the wars, they dreamed of escaping their violent father and the crime-ridden slums of Waterloo. Peggy was so appalled by conditions in the factories...

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Train to nowhere by Anita Leslie

Train to nowhere

Anita Leslie

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'Train to Nowhere' is a war memoir seen through the sardonic eyes of Anita Leslie, a funny and vivacious young woman who reports on her experiences with a dry humour, finding the absurd alongside the tragic.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin by Ann Thwaite

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Ann Thwaite

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Goodbye Christopher Robin' is drawn from Ann Thwaite's acclaimed biography of A.A. Milne, one of the most successful English writers ever, and the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and of Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Christopher Robin. But the fictional Chri...

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Finding Gobi by Dion Leonard

Finding Gobi

Dion Leonard

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In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 150 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for...

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The panther in my kitchen by Brian Blessed

The panther in my kitchen

Brian Blessed

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Brian Blessed has a lifelong love of animals and over the years has rescued cats and dogs, horses and ponies, and even a very ungrateful fighting cock. All were characters in their own right, such as Jessie, a dog left languishing for a year at the l...

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The restless wave by John McCain

The restless wave

John McCain

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"A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain--his most personal book in years--covering everything from 2008 up to the present."--Provided by publisher.

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Run the storm by George Foy

Run the storm

George Foy

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On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire...

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Beauty in the broken places by Allison Pataki

Beauty in the broken places

Allison Pataki

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"Five months pregnant, on a flight to their 'babymoon,' Allison Pataki turned to her husband when he asked if his eye looked strange, and watched him suddenly lose consciousness. After an emergency landing, she discovered that Dave--a healthy thirty-...

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Rescued by Peter Zheutlin

Rescued

Peter Zheutlin

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"In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting dogs with large per...

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The future is history by Masha Gessen

The future is history

Masha Gessen

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Journalist Masha Gessen follows the lives of four people born at what promised to be the dawn of democracy. Each of them came of age with unprecedented expectations, some as the children and grandchildren of the very architects of the new Russia, each...

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The cookie cure by Susan. author. Stachler

The cookie cure

Susan. author. Stachler

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At twenty-two, Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer. Her mother, Laura, was devastated: the same illness that took her sister's life was threatening her daughter's. Heartbroken but steadfast, Laura pledged to help Susan through the worst of her t...

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Furnishing eternity by David Giffels

Furnishing eternity

David Giffels

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From the acclaimed author of The Hard Way on Purpose comes a vibrant, heartfelt memoir about confronting mortality, surviving loss, finding resilience in one's roots and seeking a father's wisdom through an unusual woodworking project -- constructing...

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The woman's hour by Elaine F. Weiss

The woman's hour

Elaine F. Weiss

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"Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote. One last state is needed. After a seven-decade crusade by the suffragists, it all comes down to Tennessee. Opposing forces in...

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How to read poetry like a professor by Thomas C. Foster

How to read poetry like a professor

Thomas C. Foster

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"Poetry demands more from readers--intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually--than other literary forms. Most of us started out loving poetry because it filled our beloved children's books from Dr. Seuss to Robert Louis Stevenson. Eventually, our ...

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Living a life you love by Joyce Meyer

Living a life you love

Joyce Meyer

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Encourages readers to shift their perspectives on their day-to-day experiences so that they can learn to love every moment in life and accept the happiness that is promised by God.

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Reading with Patrick by Michelle Kuo

Reading with Patrick

Michelle Kuo

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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time,...

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Felix the railway cat by Kate (Writer and editor) Moore

Felix the railway cat

Kate (Writer and editor) Moore

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When Felix arrived at Huddersfield train station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as "senior pest controller", Felix is much more than just an employee...

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The future of humanity by Michio Kaku

The future of humanity

Michio Kaku

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Traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to outline a remarkable vision of humanity's future in space, from colonizing Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

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Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Unmasked

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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One of the most successful and distinguished artists of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. The winner of numerous awards, including multiple Tonys and an Oscar, Lloyd Webber has enchanted...

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Grant by Ron Chernow

Grant

Ron Chernow

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Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing...

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The last castle by Denise Kiernan

The last castle

Denise Kiernan

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Documents the story of the Gilded Age mansion Biltmore, tracing George Vanderbilt's construction of his European-style estate and the efforts of his bride, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser, to become its protector in the face of changing fortunes and times.

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The end of Alzheimer's by Dale E. Bredesen

The end of Alzheimer's

Dale E. Bredesen

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Everyone knows someone who has survived cancer, but no one knows anyone who has survived Alzheimer's Disease. Dale Bredesen, MD, offers hope to anyone looking to prevent and even reverse Alzheimer's Disease and cognitive decline. Arguing that AD is not...

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The Duchess by Penny Junor

The Duchess

Penny Junor

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"In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall--the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana 'a bit crowded'--royal biographer Penny Junor tells the story of a woman reviled as a pariah...

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Bunk by Kevin Young

Bunk

Kevin Young

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"Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is...

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The newcomers by Helen Thorpe

The newcomers

Helen Thorpe

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From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) writer comes a powerful and moving account of how refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school learn English and become Americans, in the care of a compassionate teacher. The Newcom...

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Who will take care of me when I'm old? by Joy Loverde

Who will take care of me when I'm old?

Joy Loverde

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Many people prepare for everything in life-- except how to handle the challenges of its later years. Loverde shows you how to be your own best caregiver, with practical advice for navigating these years on your own, even you have family ready to assist....

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Forest bathing by Qing (Medical doctor) Li

Forest bathing

Qing (Medical doctor) Li

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"The definitive guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or the art and science of how trees can promote health and happiness Notice how a tree sways in the wind. Run your hands over its bark. Take in its citrusy scent. As a society...

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Dollars and sense by Dan Ariely

Dollars and sense

Dan Ariely

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Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales. --Publisher

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Where there's hope by Elizabeth Smart

Where there's hope

Elizabeth Smart

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"In her fearless memoir, My Story, Elizabeth Smart related, for the first time, the horrific experiences she went through as a fourteen-year-old girl, when she was abducted from her home and held captive for nine months. Since then, she's travelled the...

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To the promised land by Michael K. Honey

To the promised land

Michael K. Honey

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Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world's most eloquent voices for human rights and justice. To the Promised Land goes beyond the iconic view of Martin Luther King Jr. as an advocate of racial harmony to explore his profound co...

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Braving the wilderness by Brené Brown

Braving the wilderness

Brené Brown

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Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives -- experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. Now Brown redefines what it means to truly...

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The stowaway by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The stowaway

Laurie Gwen Shapiro

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The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York's Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties' most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica. It was 1928: a time of illicit booze, of Gatsby and Babe...

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Ritz & Escoffier by Luke Barr

Ritz & Escoffier

Luke Barr

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In a tale replete with scandal and opulence, Luke Barr, author of the New York Times bestselling Provence, 1970, transports readers to turn-of-the-century London and Paris to discover how celebrated hotelier Cesar Ritz and famed chef Auguste Escoffier...

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Lady in red by Sheila Tate

Lady in red

Sheila Tate

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"Lady in Red is the long-awaited collection of behind-the-scenes stories and iconic images of one of the most influential First Lady in modern history -- Nancy Reagan. Lovingly compiled by long-time close confidante and aide, Sheila Tate, the book provides...

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Paul Hollywood by A. S. Dagnell

Paul Hollywood

A. S. Dagnell

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Paul Hollywood is the man of the moment in British baking. His luxurious dough recipes have been single-handedly responsible for the mass ignition of ovens across the UK since the advent of The Great British Bake Off. Admired for his straight-talking...

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Blue, a memoir by John (Police officer) author. Sutherland

Blue, a memoir

John (Police officer) author. Suthe...

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'Blue' is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving ...

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Outskirts by John Grindrod

Outskirts

John Grindrod

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Coined by National Trust co-founder Octavia Hill, the phrase 'Green Belt' originally formed part of an impassioned plea to protect the countryside. Green Belts became part of the landscape and psyche of post-war Britain, but would lead to conflicts at...

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The sea takes no prisoners by Peter Clutterbuck

The sea takes no prisoners

Peter Clutterbuck

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This is a classic real-life story of derring do on the high seas, complete with extreme risk, last-minute ingenuity and many near-misses. Beginning in the 1960s, this book tells of the real life adventures of the author as a boy - a time of boarding ...

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I am, I am, I am by Maggie O'Farrell

I am, I am, I am

Maggie O'Farrell

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'I Am, I Am, I Am' is Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel-Award winner Maggie O'Farrell's electric and shocking memoir of the near death experiences that have punctuated her life. A childhood illness she was not expected to survive. A teenage yearning...

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Tell me more by Kelly Corrigan

Tell me more

Kelly Corrigan

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"With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilar...

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How not to be a boy by Robert Webb

How not to be a boy

Robert Webb

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Don't cry; love sport; play rough; drink beer; don't talk about feelings. But Robert Webb has been wondering for some time now: are those rules actually any use? To anyone? Looking back over his life, from schoolboy crushes (on girls and boys) to dis...

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I found my tribe by Ruth Fitzmaurice

I found my tribe

Ruth Fitzmaurice

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Ruth's tribe are her lively children and her film-maker husband, Simon, who has Motor Neurone Disease and can only communicate with his eyes. Ruth's other 'tribe' are the friends who gather at the cove in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, and regularly throw ...

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Coming to my senses by Alice Waters

Coming to my senses

Alice Waters

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When Alice Waters opened the doors of her "little French restaurant" in Berkeley, California in 1971 at the age of 27, no one ever anticipated the indelible mark it would leave on the culinary landscape--Alice least of all. Fueled in equal parts by naivete...

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Jane & Dorothy by Marian Veevers

Jane & Dorothy

Marian Veevers

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Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth were born just four years apart, in the 1770s, in a world torn between heady revolutionary ideas and fierce conservatism, and both were influenced by the Romantic ideals of Dorothy's brother, William Wordsworth, and...

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The Berlin airlift by Barry Turner

The Berlin airlift

Barry Turner

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Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode. Berlin, 1948 - a divided city in a divided country in a divided Europe. The ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin...

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Don't let my past be your future by Harry Leslie Smith

Don't let my past be your future

Harry Leslie Smith

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Harry Leslie Smith is a British stalwart; he is a survivor of the Great Depression, a World War Two RAF veteran and now, aged 92, he is a social activist for the poor and preservation of social democracy. Following the overwhelming success of 'Harry's...

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Gold dust woman by Stephen Davis

Gold dust woman

Stephen Davis

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"A classic rock biography about the defining face and voice of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, who at 68 is still one of the most glamorous creatures rock has known and a real rock 'n' roller"--

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King of spies by Blaine Harden

King of spies

Blaine Harden

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"The untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history sheds new light on the U.S. role in the Korean War"--

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