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Mozart: The Reign of Love

Jan Swafford · Harper
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed composer and biographer Jan Swafford comes the definitive biography of one of the most lauded musical geniuses in history, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.At the earliest ages it was apparent that Wolfgang Mozart's singular imagination was at work in every direction. He hated...
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The Last Days of John Lennon

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

By the end of 1980, the Beatles had been broken up for a decade -- a decade John Lennon had spent in search of his true identity: singer, songwriter, activist, burn out. "It's the perfect time to be coming back," he declared. Except that Lennon was a marked man. As early as the Beatles'...
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Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times

Katherine May · Riverhead Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Every bit as beautiful and healing as the season itself. . . . This is truly a beautiful book. - Elizabeth GilbertAn intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances...
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It's Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life

Kathie Lee Gifford · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Former Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford offers her personal story along with insights, wisdom, and inspiration for those women who are facing their own life changes.What's holding you back from pursuing what truly matters to you and fulfilling your dreams?After Kathie Lee Gifford...
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Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

Ijeoma Oluo · Seal Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?Through the last 150 years of American history-from the post-Reconstruction...
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Nobody Ever Asked Me about the Girls: Women, Music and Fame

Lisa Robinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An intimate look at the lives of our most celebrated female musicians -- and their challenges with fame -- from a legendary music journalistOver four decades, Lisa Robinson has made a name for herself as a celebrated journalist in a business long known for its boys' club mentality....
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What Becomes a Legend Most: The Biography of Richard Avedon

Philip Gefter · Harper
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

The first definitive biography of Richard Avedon, a monumental photographer of the twentieth century, from award-winning photography critic Philip Gefter.Richard Avedon photographed the most iconic figures of the twentieth century in a starkly bold, intimately minimal, and rigorously forensic...
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Conjure

Rae Armantrout
Format: Hardcover

Rae Armantrout has always taken pleasure in uncertainties and conundrums, the tricky nuances of language and feeling. In Conjure that pleasure is matched by dread; fascination meets fear as the poet considers the emergence of new life (twin granddaughters) into an increasingly toxic...
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Answers in the Form of Questions: A Definitive History and Insider's Guide to Jeopardy!

Claire McNear · Twelve
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

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Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari
Format: Hardcover

The first volume, in a hardcover edition for libraries, of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend...
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That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life

Garrison Keillor
Format: Hardcover

In That Time of Year, Garrison Keillor looks back on his life and recounts how a Brethren boy with writerly ambitions grew up in a small town on the Mississippi in the 1950s and, seeing three good friends die young, turned to comedy and radio. Through a series of unreasonable lucky breaks,...
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The Search for John Lennon: The Life, Loves, and Death of a Rock Star

Lesley-Ann Jones · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Pulling back the many hidden layers of John Lennon's life, Lesley-Ann Jones closely tracks the events and personality traits that led to the rock star living in self-imposed exile in New York - where he was shot dead outside his apartment on that fateful autumn day forty years ago.Late...
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HRH: So Many Thoughts on Royal Style

Elizabeth Holmes · Celadon Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle are global style icons, their every fashion choice chronicled and celebrated. With all eyes on them, the duchesses select clothes that send a message about their values, interests, and priorities. Their thoughtful sartorial strategies follow in the footsteps...
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The Moth and the Mountain: A True Story of Love, War, and Everest

Ed Caesar
Format: Hardcover

In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceived his own crazy, beautiful plan: he would fly a plane from England to Everest, crash land on its lower slopes, then become the first person...
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Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy

Leslie Brody · Seal Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Harriet the Spy, first published in 1964, has mesmerized generations of readers and launched a million diarists. Its beloved antiheroine, Harriet, is erratic, unsentimental, and endearing-very much like the woman who created her, Louise Fitzhugh. Born in 1928, Fitzhugh was raised in segregated...
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Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic

Kenya Hunt · Amistad
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist and Issa Rae's The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, but wholly its own, a provocative, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking collection of essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother, and a global citizen in today's ever-changing...
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