Biographies

Life is Gift: Remembrances of John Rowan Claypool, IV Larger Than Life: Memories of Martin Hames Carolyn Sloss Ratliff

LIFE IS GIFT: REMBRANCES OF JOHN ROWAN CLAYPOOL, IV is a collection of tributes to the much loved minister, preacher, theologian, teacher, and author of eleven books.

 

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Larger Than Life: Memories of Carl Martin Hames Carolyn Sloss Ratliff

LARGER THAN LIFE: MEMORIES OF CARL MARTIN HAMES explains, examines and cherishes the life and achievements of one of the most successful private school headmasters in the country. Many of his former students who have published books have added their praise and experiences to the mix.

 

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On My Own Diane Rehm

ON MY OWN explains the motivation that her dying husband's struggle provided Diane Rehm to become the poster person for the "right to die" movement.

 

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Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss Margaret Renkl

LATE MIGRATIONS is a series of deep and thoughtful essays about Margaret Renkl's childhood growing...

Elsewhere Richard Russo

ELSEWHERE is Richard Russo's warm memoir of coming of age in upstate New York. It is full of humor, heartbreak and love. Every Richard Russo reader needs this treasure.

 

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Above the Treetops Jack Sacco

ABOVE THE TREETOPS: THE TRUE STORY OF WILLIAM FAULKNER AND BOBBY LITTLE, THE SON HE NEVER HAD is a never-before-told first-hand story of William Faulkner's kindness to a young boy. That boy is now a Mississippi octogenarian who is sharing his high-flying adventures with William Faulkner, one of the world's most famous...

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 David Sedaris

THEFT BY FINDING: DIARIES 1977 - 2002 must be the funniest diary on record. This book needs to be read in a sound-proof room to avoid embarrassment! This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for the last several decades. We will ship it free anywhere...

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee from Scout to Go Set a Watchman Charles Shields

MOCKINGBIRD: A PORTRAIT OF HARPER LEE FROM SCOUT TO GO SET A WATCHMAN is the complete biography of Harper Lee's life from beginning to end. The original book, published ten years earlier has been completely updated with a new epilogue.

 

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A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver Mark Shriver

A GOOD MAN: REDISCOVERING MY FATHER, SARGENT SHRIVER is a lovely and complete look back at the founder of the Peace Corps and architect of President Johnson's War on Poverty. A son's childhood memories along with countless interviews with our country's leaders present an inspiring story for which all America can be...

Dinner with the Smileys: One Military Family, One Year of Heroes, and Lessons for a Lifetime Sarah Smiley

DINNER WITH THE SMILEYS: ONE MILITARY FAMILY, ONE YEAR OF HEROES, AND LESSONS FOR A LIFETIME is a warm, wonderful story of a military family inviting fifty-two guests to dinner over a year's time while their father/husband was deployed as a Navy pilot. Weekly fill-ins ran the gamut from U.S. Senators to ninety-four-...