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Zen Master Yunmen: His Life and Essential Sayings

Urs App · Shambhala
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

A modern Zen classic--reissued with new material: An introduction to the great tenth-century Chinese master, with translations of his key works.Yunmen Wenyan (c. 864-949) was a master of the Chinese Zen (Chan) tradition and one of the most influential teachers in its history, showing...
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Tears of Salt: A Doctor's Story

PIETRO BARTOLO · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the man hailed as "the doctor on the front lines of the migrant crisis" (CNN) .

For 25 years, Dr. Pietro Bartolo has run the lone medical clinic on the Italian island of Lampedusa. In that time he has rescued, welcomed, and cared for many of the hundreds...
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Jumping Over Shadows: A Memoir

Annette Gendler · She Writes Press
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

History was repeating itself when Annette Gendler fell in love with a Jewish man in Germany in 1985. Her Great-Aunt Resi had been married to a Jew in Czechoslovakia before World War II -- a marriage that, while happy, created tremendous difficulties for the extended family once the Nazis...
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Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Holly FitzGerald · Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride - the wildest - down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles...
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Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen

Hannah Howard · Little A
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

The compulsively readable memoir of a woman at war - with herself, with her body, and with food - while working her way through the underbelly of New York City's glamorous culinary scene.Hannah Howard is a Columbia University freshman when she lands a hostess job at Picholine, a Michelin-starred...
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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs

BETH ANN FENNELLY · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

"Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband's sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara." -- from Heating & Cooling, "Married Love, IV"

The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer...

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Placing John Haines

James Perrin Warren · University of Alaska Press
Pages: 218
Format: Paperback

John Haines arrived in Alaska, fresh out of the Navy, in 1947, and established a homestead seventy miles southeast of Fairbanks. He stayed there nearly twenty-five years, learning to live off the country: hunting, trapping, fishing, gathering berries, and growing vegetables. Those years...
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Swallow the Fish

Gabrielle Civil · Civil Coping Mechanisms
Pages: 309
Format: Paperback

Gabrielle Civil's Swallow the Fish is a memoir in performance art that explores the medium from within its beating heart. Adding its voice to black feminist conversations, it combines essays, anecdotes, and meditations with original performance texts to confront audience, motivation,...
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Into the Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores the Border Between Life and Death

ADRIAN OWEN · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In this startling and thought-provoking book, which will remind readers of works by Oliver Sacks and Atul Gawande, a world-renowned neuroscientist reveals his controversial, groundbreaking work with patients whose brains were previously thought vegetative or non-responsive but turn out - in up to 20 percent...
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Filthy Beasts: A Memoir

Kirkland Hamill · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Running with Scissors meets Grey Gardens in this gripping, true riches-to-rags tale of a wealthy family who lost it all and the unforgettable journey of a man coming to terms with his family's deep flaws and his own long-buried truths. "Wake up, you filthy beasts!" Wendy Hamill...
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