Biographies

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage Ann Patchett

THIS IS THE STORY OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE is a blend of essays and memoir by one of the most revered writers of our time. The reader is treated to thoughts of love, life, philosophy and compassion.

 

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These Precious Days: Essays Ann Patchett

THESE PRECIOUS DAYS demonstrates why Ann Patchett is one of the most celebrated writers of our time. This warm and wonderful collection of beautiful essays covers subjects as varied as Ann's friendship with Tom Hanks's brilliant assistant, Sooki, to youthful memories in Paris and even the unexpected influence of...

The Taking of Jemima Boone: Colonial Settlers, Tribal Nations, and the Kidnap That Shaped America Matthew Pearl

THE TAKING OF JEMIMA BOONE: COLONIAL SETTLERS, TRIBAL NATIONS, AND THE KIDNAPPING THAT SHAPPED AMERICA is the little-known story of Daniel Boone's thirteen-year-old daughter being abducted in 1776, weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Consequences of that dark action are affecting life in our...

Dinner with Dimaggio: Memories of an American Hero Rock Positano

DINNER WITH DIMAGGIO: MEMORIES OF AN AMERICAN HERO is an intimate, personal, up-close look at one of the most private American superstars. These are never-before-revealed stories that Rock Positano is now sharing. He became Joltin' Joe's closest friend and protector in the last decade of his life.

 

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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...