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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312426552

ISBN: 0312426550

Condition: USED


This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, Andre Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wid... View more info

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780393072419

ISBN: 039307241X

Condition: USED


Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia loss of language and could utter only a single syllable: "mem." The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other ... View more info

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Saturday Night Widowers: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives

By: Aikman, Becky

Price: $7.00

Publisher: CROWN PUB INC: 7/23/2013

Seller ID: 9780307590435

ISBN: 0307590437

Condition: USED


Six marriages, six heartbreaks, one shared beginning. In her forties - a widow, too young, too modern to accept the role - Becky Aikman struggled to make sense of her place in an altered world. In this transcendent and infectiously wise memoir, she explores surprising new discoveries about how people experience grief and transcend loss and, following her own remarriage, forms a group with five other young widows to test these unconventional ideas. Together, these friends summon the humor, resilience, and striving spirit essential for anyone overcoming adversity. Meet the Saturday Nig... View more info

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Insatiable: Porn  A Love Story

By: Akira, Asa

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GROVE/ATLANTIC INC:

Seller ID: 9780802122599

ISBN: 0802122590

Condition: USED


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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $4.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 3/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780767905923

ISBN: 076790592X

Condition: USED


It's been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now-twelve million copies later-in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie's life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. . . _____ Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that pe... View more info

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Tuesdays With Morrie : An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780385484510

ISBN: 0385484518

Condition: USED


Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for ... View more info

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Have a Little Faith: A True Story

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HACHETTE AUDIO PA: 11/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780786868728

ISBN: 0786868724

Condition: USED


What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ag... View more info

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Heart of a Woman

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 5/10/2010

Seller ID: 9780375500725

ISBN: 0375500723

Condition: USED


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West of Kabul, East of New York

By: Ansary, Tamim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 12/17/2013

Seller ID: 9780312421519

ISBN: 0312421516

Condition: USED


The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother, Ansary grew up in the intimate world of Afghan family life and emigrated to San Francisco thinking he'd left Afghan culture behind forever. At the height of the Iranian Revolution, however, he took a harrowing journey through the Islamic world, and in the years that followed, he struggled to unite his divided self and to find a place in his imagin... View more info

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Of Beetles & Angels : A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

By: Asgedom, Mawi/ Berger, Dave

Price: $5.00

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 1/23/2015

Seller ID: 9780316826204

ISBN: 0316826200

Condition: USED


Now in a paperback edition, this acclaimed memoir tells the unforgettable story of a young boy's journey from a refugee camp in Sudan to Chicago, where his family survived on welfare. Mawi followed his father's advice to "treat people . . . as though they were angels sent from heaven, " and realized his dream of a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University. Updated with 14 black-and-white photos and a new epilogue. View more info

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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

By: Athill, Diana

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780393253719

ISBN: 0393253716

Condition: USED


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Somewhere Towards the End: A Memoir

By: Athill, Diana

Price: $5.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 11/11/2011

Seller ID: 9780393338003

ISBN: 0393338002

Condition: USED


Hailed as a virtuoso exercise (Sunday Telegraph), this book reflects candidly, sometimes with great humor, on the condition of being old. Charming readers, writers, and critics alike, the memoir won the Costa Award for Biography and made Athill, now ninety-one, a surprising literary star. Diana Athill is one of the great editors in British publishing. For more than five decades she edited the likes of V. S. Naipaul and Jean Rhys, for whom she was a confidante and caretaker. As a writer, Athill has made her reputation for the frankness and precisely expressed wisdom of her memoirs. Now in her n... View more info

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Foreskin's Lament

By: Auslander, Shalom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RIVERHEAD: 8/18/2012

Seller ID: 9781594483332

ISBN: 1594483337

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" Notable Book, and a "chaotic, laugh riot" ("San Francisco Chronicle") of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn't struggle daily with the fear of God's formidable wrath. "Foreskin's Lament" reveals Auslander's "painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious" youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it... View more info

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Foreskin's Lament

By: Auslander, Shalom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/19/2012

Seller ID: 9781594489556

ISBN: 1594489556

Condition: USED


Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find his way to a life where he didn't struggle against God daily. "Foreskin's Lament" reveals Auslander's youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. Auslander remembers his youthful attempt to win the "blessing bee" (the Orthodox version of a spelling bee), his exile to an Orthodox-style reform school in Israel after he's caught shoplifting Unio... View more info

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New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance

By: Baker, Elna

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 4/19/2015

Seller ID: 9780452296497

ISBN: 0452296498

Condition: USED


"A wickedly funny debut. Baker is both self-absorbed and generous, whip-smart and naive; she apologizes for none of it." -"People" It's lonely being a Mormon in New York City. Every year, Elna Baker attends the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. This year, her Queen Bee costume (which involves a funnel stinger stuck to her butt) isn't attracting the attention she'd anticipated. So once again, Elna finds herself alone, standing at the punch bowl, stocking up on Oreos, a virgin in a room full of thirty-year-old virgins doing the Funky Chicken. But loneliness is nothing co... View more info

Growing Up

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $5.99

Publisher: 11/6/2014

Seller ID: 0452254345

ISBN: 0452254345

Condition: USED


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Growing Up

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $3.00

Publisher: SIGNET:

Seller ID: 9780451168382

ISBN: 0451168380

Condition: USED


This Pulitzer Prize-winner is "the saddest, funniest, most tragical yet comical picture of coming of age in the U.S.A. in the Depresson years and World War II that has ever been written."--Harrison Salisbury. View more info

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In the Wilderness: Coming of Age in Unknown Country

By: Barnes, Kim

Price: $4.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780385478212

ISBN: 0385478216

Condition: USED


Poet Kim Barnes grew up in northern Idaho, in the isolated camps where her father worked as a logger and her mother made a modest but comfortable home for her husband and two children. Their lives were short on material wealth, but long on the riches of family and friendship, and the great sheltering power of the wilderness. But in the mid-1960's, as automation and a declining economy drove more and more loggers out of the wilderness and into despair, Kim's father dug in and determined to stay. It was then the family turned fervently toward Pentecostalism. It was then things changed. "In t... View more info

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King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of

By: Bartels, Peggielene

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 6/2/2017

Seller ID: 9780307742810

ISBN: 0307742814

Condition: USED


The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an impoverished fishing village on the west coast of Africa. "King Peggy" chronicles the astonishing journey of American secretary, Peggielene Bartels, who suddenly finds herself king to a town of 7,000 people on Ghana's central coast, half a world away. Upon arriving for her crowning ceremony in beautiful Otuam, she discovers the dire reality: there's no running water, no doctor, no high school, and many of the village elders are stealing the town's funds. To make matters worse, her unc... View more info

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Memory Palace

By: Bartok, Mira

Price: $5.00

Publisher: FREE PR: 6/21/2913

Seller ID: 9781439183328

ISBN: 1439183325

Condition: USED


When piano prodigy Norma Herr was healthy, she was the most vibrant personality in the room. But as her schizophrenic episodes became more frequent and more dangerous, she withdrew into a world that neither of her daughters could make any sense of. After Norma attacked her, Mira Bartok and her sister changed their names and cut off all contact in order to keep themselves safe. For the next seventeen years Mira's only contact with her mother was through infrequent letters exchanged through post office boxes, often not even in the same city where she was living. At the age of forty, Mira suf... View more info