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Alpine Apprentice

Sarah Gorham · The University of Georgia Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Sarah Gorham recounts her childhood education as a rebellious, insecure, angry girl shipped overseas to a tiny international school perched on a mountain shelf in Bernese-Oberland, Switzerland. There, boot camp style, she experienced deprivation, acute embarrassment, and keen educational...
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George Michael: The Life: 1963-2016

Emily Herbert · Lesser Gods
Pages: 246
Format: Paperback

He withdrew, lay low for long periods, only to emerge, blinking, back into the headlines, for all the wrong reasons. He was a giant in the industry and remained so until his death but there was the distinct feeling that his heart wasn't in it any more.George Michael was raised in a family...
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Because I'd Hate to Just Disappear: My Cancer, My Self, Our Story

Donald E Hardy · University of Nevada Press
Pages: 280
Format: Paperback

"Illness, in the larger sense of mortality," Don Hardy writes, "is an inescapable shared trait among all living creatures, and we humans know about it, whether or not we want to talk about it."Because I'd Hate to Just Disappear is a portrait of a husband and wife,...
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Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy: Jorge Semprun

Soledad Fox · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 299
Format: Hardcover

In this gripping, authoritative biography, Soledad Fox Maura reveals the tumultuous true-life story of the Oscar-nominated screenwriter responsible for Z and The War Is Over.A man of many faces, Jorge Semprun perfectly personified the struggles and successes of twentieth-century Europe....
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IrRational Music

Elliott Sharp · Terra Nova Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

A memoir and manifesto by a pivotal figure at the junction of rock, the avant-garde, and an ever-widening spiral of art, theater, film, and dance.For over five decades, Elliott Sharp has been engaged in a quest at once quixotic and down to earth: to take the music he hears in his inner...
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The Erratics: A Memoir

Vicki Laveau-Harvie · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

"...a searing, brilliantly-written memoir about a destructive and cunning mother; reads like a novel..." --Margaret Atwood via Twitter In this award-winning memoir, two sisters reckon with the decline and death of their outlandishly tyrannical mother and with the care of their...
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The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica

Laurie Gwen Shapiro · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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 Ruth, of freewheeling fun....
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Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism

Elizabeth Tallent · Harper
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Reading Scratched gave me the feeling of standing very close to a blazing fire. It is that brilliant, that intense, and one of the finest explorations I know of what it means to be a woman and an artist." -- Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend and Winner of the National Book...

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All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer

Karen Babine · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

"My sister is pregnant with a Lemon this week, Week 14, and this is amusing. My mother's uterine tumor, the size of a cabbage, is Week 30, and this is terrifying." When her mother is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Karen Babine -- a cook, collector of thrifted vintage...
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The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War

James McGrath Morris · Da Capo Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Rich in evocative detail--from Paris cafés to Austrian chateaus, from the streets of Pamplona to the waters of Key West--The Ambulance Drivers tells the story of two aspiring writers, Ernest Hemingway and John Dos Passos, who met in World War I and forged a twenty-year friendship that...
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