Film star. Icon. Agitator. Martyr. Paul Robeson was a prize-winning scholar and the greatest footballer of his era, even before he ascended to global superstardom as a singer, Hollywood actor, and activist. The son of an escaped slave, Robeson stunned au... read more

No Way But This: In Search of Paul Robeson
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In 1967, after a session with a doctor she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital that was as renowned for its famous clientele - Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowel... read more

Girl, Interrupted
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At the age of 38 acclaimed novelist Julia Leigh made her first visit to the IVF clinic, full of hope. So started a long and costly journey of nightly injections, blood tests, surgeries and rituals. Writing in the immediate aftermath of her decision to stop treatment, Leigh lays bare th... read more

Avalanche
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Sian Prior has maintained a career in the public eye, as a broadcaster and performer, for more than twenty years. For far longer than that she has suffered from excruciating shyness. Eventually, after bolting from a party in a state of near-panic, she decides to investigate her condition. ... read more

Shy: A Memoir
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling biography of America's founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Ad... read more

John Adams
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Awards:Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2018 A New York Times Book Review 10 Best of 2017

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDWINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAROne of The New York Times Book Review... read more

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
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"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America's finest storytellers, and the story of his life is a story as fascinating, as delightful and as compulsive as any of the tales he has made up for us."--Neil Gaiman
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Logical Family: A Memoir
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From the bestselling author comes a beguiling comic memoir about a young woman who discovers her father is a spy (and was the model for John le Carré's George Smiley) and goes to work as a secretary in 1950s MI5. It seems to me now that everyone who came to... read more

MI5 and Me A Coronet Among the Spooks
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Jeanette Winterson's bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most acclaimed books of the last three decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopt... read more

Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?
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An inspiring tale of modern migration, overcoming adversity and escaping the hell of war, from a girl struggling to walk for the very first time in her life. Nujeen Mustafa has cerebral palsy. This did not stop her travelli... read more

Nujeen: One Girl's Incredible Journey from War-Torn Syria in a Wheelchair
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A remarkable true story of courage and perseverance - and a wake-up call. December 2014- in the forbidding waters off Antarctica, Captain Hammarstedt of the Sea Shepherd ship Bob Barkerembarks on a voyage unlike any seen before. Across t... read more

Catching Thunder: The True Story of the World's Longest Sea Chase
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Reading Level:3 Biography

'A memoir as soulful, wryly witty, and lyrical as it is candid and courageous' - Booklist, starred review 'Impressive, candid and vivid' The Times    'Beautifully written'  Sunday Times Sally Field is one of the most celebrated, beloved and enduring actors of our time... read more

In Pieces
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