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1. My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas And Helen Edwards' Family Story
My Secret Sister: Jenny Lucas And Helen Edwards' Family Story
by Helen Edward
4.6 out of 5 stars (52 customer reviews)
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PAN Macmillan Adult
May 27, 2013
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The powerful story of two sisters separated at birth, one abused and one loved, and their search to understand their past.Helen grew up in a pit village in Tyneside in the post-war years, with her gran, aunties and uncles living nearby. She felt safe with them, but they could ... Read more

2. Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland
by Amanda Berry
4.6 out of 5 stars (7 customer reviews)
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Viking
April 27, 2015
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Praise for Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland   “[A] breathtaking accomplishment. What could have been a record of two victims who endure the unendurable at the hands of a monster, is, instead, the story of two young and frightened girls as they come of age and, against ... Read more

3. It's a Long Story: My Life
It's a Long Story: My Life
by Willie Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
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Little, Brown and Company
May 5, 2015
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"A smooth-spoken recollection of the country legend's childhood and his eight-decade-long musical career.... Just like this book -- and its subject -- direct and genuine."... Read more

4. The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation
The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation
by Melissa Rivers
4.0 out of 5 stars (2 customer reviews)
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Crown Archetype
May 5, 2015
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“Melissa [Rivers] weaves together anecdotes, memories, speeches, lists and advice to create a sweet, personal narrative infused with Joan's trademark wit… Like any great standup comedian's act, the short chapters keep the audience wanting more, and her writing echoes her mother's self-deprecating, saucy tone.”—Associated Press“Melissa [Rivers] has written a ... Read more

5. A Work in Progress: A Memoir
A Work in Progress: A Memoir
by Connor Franta
5.0 out of 5 stars (13 customer reviews)
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Atria/Keywords Press
April 21, 2015
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In this intimate memoir of life beyond the camera, Connor Franta shares the lessons he has learned on his journey from small-town boy to Internet sensation... Read more

6. The Time of Your Life: Choosing a vibrant, joyful future
The Time of Your Life: Choosing a vibrant, joyful future
by Margaret Trudeau
3.3 out of 5 stars (3 customer reviews)
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HarperAvenue
March 30, 2015
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In this candid and engaging book, Margaret Trudeau, author of the #1 bestselling memoir Changing My Mind, offers women an inspirational and practical approach to creating a healthy, happy, secure and satisfying future life. From dating and online romance to health practices and financial planning, The Time of Your ... Read more

7. The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
by David McCullough
5.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
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Simon & Schuster
May 5, 2015
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“A story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency. . . . A story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished. . . . The Wright Brothers soars.” (Daniel Okrent The New York Times Book Review)“David McCullough has etched a ... Read more

8. The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
by Kelly McGonigal

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Avery
May 5, 2015
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Advance Praise for The Upside of Stress: “In this smart, practical book, Kelly McGonigal shows that stress isn’t nearly as bad as its reputation. In fact, if we change our mindsets just a bit, we can transform stress from a barrier that thwarts to a resource that propels us. ... Read more

9. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
4.2 out of 5 stars (25 customer reviews)
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Crown
March 10, 2015
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"Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction...a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing narrative strands into a pleasing story...An entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for ... Read more

10. The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
The Brain's Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity
by Norman Doidge
4.6 out of 5 stars (25 customer reviews)
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Viking
January 27, 2015
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Praise for The Brain’s Way of Healing   “Brilliant and highly original. Neurology used to be considered a depressing discipline with patients often displaying fascinating but essentially untreatable symptoms and disabilities. Drawing on the last three decades of research, Doidge challenges this view, using vivid portraits of patients and their ... Read more