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Hardcover:

9781627793643 | Henry Holt & Co, March 8, 2016, cover price $27.00

Paperback:

9781250116543 | Griffin, March 7, 2017, cover price $16.99

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A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival—of a twelve-year-old boy’s traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West—that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time.“To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?”In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans who wanted to use him. To protect her son, Gulwali’s mother sent him away. The search for safety would lead the twelve-year-old across eight countries, from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan through Iran and Europe to Britain. Over the course of twelve harrowing months, Gulwali endured imprisonment, hunger, cruelty, brutality, loneliness, and terror—and nearly drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Eventually granted asylum in England, Gulwali was sent to a good school, learned English, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to help carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 London Games.In The Lightless Sky, Gulwali recalls his remarkable experience and offers a firsthand look at one of the most pressing issues of our time: the modern refugee crisis—the worst displacement of millions of men, women, and children in generations. Few, like Gulwali, make it to a country that offers the chance of freedom and opportunity. A celebration of courage and determination, The Lightless Sky is a poignant account of an exceptional human being who is today an ardent advocate of democracy—and a reminder of our responsibilities to those caught in terrifying and often deadly circumstances beyond their control.

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9780062443878 | Harperone, January 5, 2016, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival—of a twelve-year-old boy’s traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West—that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time.

Paperback:

9780062443892 | Reprint edition (Harperone, January 3, 2017), cover price $15.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504716987 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, January 5, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban, who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans, who wanted to use him.

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Hardcover:

9781410485007 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, December 23, 2015), cover price $31.99
9781605988443 | Pegasus Books, August 15, 2015, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9781681772585 | Reprint edition (Pegasus Books, December 6, 2016), cover price $15.95

CD/Spoken Word:

9781504616089 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, June 30, 2016), cover price $29.95

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Paperback:

9781566894531 | Coffee House Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95

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Hardcover:

9780399174889 | Putnam Pub Group, October 4, 2016, cover price $37.00

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Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page. The book gathers together essays, letters, light verse, book reviews,Talk of the Town stories, farewells, haikus, profiles, Christmas greetings, and late thoughts on the costs of war. Whether it’s a Fourth of July in rural Maine, a beloved British author at work, Derek Jeter’s departure, the final game of the 2014 World Series, an all-dog opera, editorial exchanges with John Updike, or a letter to a son, what links the pieces is the author’s perceptions and humor, his utter absence of self-pity, and his appreciation of friends and colleagues — writers, ballplayers, editors, artists — encountered over the course of a full and generous life.

Hardcover:

9780385541138 | Doubleday, November 17, 2015, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9781101971390 | Reprint edition (Anchor Books, October 18, 2016), cover price $16.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9780399565342 | Unabridged edition (Random House, November 17, 2015), cover price $40.00

Library:

9781628998924 | Large print edition (Center Point Pub, March 1, 2016), cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Angell’s fluid prose and native curiosity make him an amiable and compelling companion on the page.

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By Mark Dagostino (contributor)

Hardcover:

9781941631737, titled "Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and the Strength to Forgive" | Benbella Books, September 1, 2015, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9781942952862, titled "Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and the Strength to Forgive" | Benbella Books, October 4, 2016, cover price $16.95

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Hardcover:

9781468310856 | Overlook Pr, July 13, 2015, cover price $28.95
9780396048060, titled "White Fang and Other Stories" | Dodd Mead, June 1, 1960, cover price $5.50 | also contains White Fang and Other Stories

Paperback:

9781468313581 | Reprint edition (Overlook Pr, October 4, 2016), cover price $16.95

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Hardcover:

9780451468796 | New Amer Library, June 3, 2014, cover price $26.95

Paperback:

9780451468802 | Reprint edition (New Amer Library, June 2, 2015), cover price $15.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781520020440 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio, September 20, 2016), cover price $59.99
9781520020457 | Mp3 una edition (Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio, September 20, 2016), cover price $29.99

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2016 Christopher Award WinnerFrom acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art.   On the morning of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into New Orleans, devastating many of the city's neighborhoods, including Pontchartrain Park, the home of Wendell Pierce's family and the first African American middle-class subdivision in New Orleans. The hurricane breached many of the city's levees, and the resulting flooding submerged Pontchartrain Park under as much as 20 feet of water. Katrina left New Orleans later that day, but for the next three days the water kept relentlessly gushing into the city, plunging eighty percent of New Orleans under water. Nearly 1,500 people were killed. Half the houses in the city had four feet of water in them—or more. There was no electricity or clean water in the city; looting and the breakdown of civil order soon followed. Tens of thousands of New Orleanians were stranded in the city, with no way out; many more evacuees were displaced, with no way back in.   Pierce and his family were some of the lucky ones: They survived and were able to ride out the storm at a relative's house 70 miles away. When they were finally allowed to return, they found their family home in tatters, their neighborhood decimated. Heartbroken but resilient, Pierce vowed to help rebuild, and not just his family's home, but all of Pontchartrain Park.   In this powerful and redemptive narrative, Pierce brings together the stories of his family, his city, and his history, why they are all worth saving and the critical importance art played in reuniting and revitalizing this unique American city.

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9781594633232 | Riverhead Books, September 8, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: 2016 Christopher Award WinnerFrom acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce, an insightful and poignant portrait of family, New Orleans and the transforming power of art.

Paperback:

9780399573224 | Reprint edition (Riverhead Books, September 6, 2016), cover price $16.00

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Hardcover:

9780385540650 | Nan a Talese, August 16, 2016, cover price $25.00

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Hardcover:

9781455554744 | Grand Central Pub, July 14, 2015, cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9781455554768 | Grand Central Pub, August 2, 2016, cover price $15.99

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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends. Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”) Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.

Hardcover:

9781476761824 | Atria Books, September 15, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Paperback:

9781476761848 | Reprint edition (Atria Books, July 26, 2016), cover price $16.00

CD/Spoken Word:

9781442371286 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, September 15, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Prebinding:

9780606389396 | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, July 26, 2016), cover price $28.20 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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From the best freestyle surfer in the world, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard. From his first moments underwater (he learned to swim at two months old) to his first ventures atop his father’s surfboard as a toddler, it was obvious that Marzo’s single-minded focus on all things surfing was unique. But not until late in his teens, when this surfing phenom was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, did the deeper reasons for his obsession—and his astonishing gift for surfing—become clear.Just Add Water is the remarkable story of Marzo’s rise to the top of the pro surfing world—and the personal trials he overcame in making it there. Marzo endured a difficult childhood. He was a colicky baby who his mother found could be soothed only with water. Later, as he entered school, his undiagnosed Asperger’s made it tough for him to relate to his peers and fit in, but his relationship with the wave was elemental. Marzo could always turn to surfing, the only place where he truly felt at peace. Unflinching and inspiring, Just Add Water is a brave memoir from a one-of-a-kind surfing savant who has electrified fans around the world with his gift and whose story speaks boldly to the hope and ultimate triumph of the human spirit.

Hardcover:

9780544256217 | Houghton Mifflin, July 14, 2015, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: From the best freestyle surfer in the world, an inspiring and moving memoir about his ascendance to the top of the surfing world while struggling for most of his young life with undiagnosed Asperger’s syndrome Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard.
9780379208320, titled "A Practical Guide to Document Authentication: Legalization of Motarized and Certified Documents" | Oceana Pubns, February 1, 1985, cover price $100.00 | also contains A Practical Guide to Document Authentication: Legalization of Motarized and Certified Documents

Paperback:

9780544705340 | Mariner Books, July 19, 2016, cover price $14.95

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When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again.When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again

Hardcover:

9780374164454 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 14, 2015, cover price $27.00

Paperback:

9780374536268 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, July 5, 2016, cover price $15.00
9780380786466, titled "Sneeze on Monday" | Camelot, January 1, 1997, cover price $3.99 | also contains Sneeze on Monday | About this edition: When her father loses his job and Ellen's family must move from their comfortable suburban house into her grandmother's urban home, Ellen worries about fitting into her new junior high school and making new friends, and wonders if her life will ever be the same again.

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Hardcover:

9781628737615 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, March 4, 2014, cover price $19.95
9780312418908, titled "Integration and Unequal Development: Experience of the Eec" | Palgrave Macmillan, January 1, 1981, cover price $37.50 | also contains Integration and Unequal Development: Experience of the Eec

Paperback:

9781510704121 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, July 5, 2016, cover price $14.99

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Hardcover:

9781782117407 | Canongate Books Ltd, June 30, 2016, cover price $29.55
9781101870853 | Pantheon Books, May 3, 2016, cover price $25.00

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Return

Hardcover:

9780812994827, titled "The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between" | Random House Inc, July 5, 2016, cover price $26.00
9780670923335, titled "The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between" | Gardners Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $23.30 | About this edition: Return

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A razor-sharp memoir in which a young woman travels to Cambodia, Stockholm, and Paris to overcome the legacy of her difficult and charismatic fatherWhen Victoria Loustalot was eight years old her father swept her up in a fantasy: a trip around the world. It was a grandiose plan and she had fallen for it. But it had never been so much as a possibility. Victoria's father was sick. He was HIV positive and soon to fall prey to AIDS. Three years later he would be gone.When Victoria realized that the grand trip with her father wasn't going to happen, she was devastated. Her mother assumed she'd get over it, that eventually it would become just a shrug. But it didn't. In the years to come, Victoria wondered what it would have been like to have been alone with her dad all those months, to see him outside of his sickness, beyond anything related to their family or their life. To have been with him in a new context. That's what she wanted. And that's what she did.Some fifteen years after that initial promise, Victoria went to Stockholm, to Angkor Wat, and to Paris. She went to the places they were meant to see together, and she went to make peace with her father, too. Because while he'd always be forty-four, she'd gone on accumulating birthdays. Every year, her understanding of him continued to evolve and their relationship was still alive. Victoria Loustalot felt trapped beneath all of the unanswered questions he left behind. She needed to be set free. She needed to say goodbye.

Hardcover:

9781250005205 | St Martins Pr, September 10, 2013, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A razor-sharp memoir in which a young woman travels to Cambodia, Stockholm, and Paris to overcome the legacy of her difficult and charismatic fatherWhen Victoria Loustalot was eight years old her father swept her up in a fantasy: a trip around the world.

Paperback:

9781250056504 | Griffin, September 23, 2014, cover price $16.99

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A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy’s normal life until he was five. Then disaster struck: the first wave of the Great Famine, a long, terrible ordeal that killed millions, including his father, and sent others, like his mother and only sister, on desperate escape routes into China. Alone on the streets, Joseph learned to beg and steal. He had nothing but a street-hardened survival instinct. Finally, in desperation, he too crossed a frozen river to escape to China. There a kindly Christian woman took him in, kept him hidden from the authorities, and gave him hope. Soon, through an underground network of activists, he was spirited to the American consulate, and became one of just a handful of North Koreans to be brought to the U.S. as refugees. Joseph knew no English and had never been a good student. Yet the kindness of his foster family changed his life.  He turned a new leaf, became a dedicated student, mastered English, and made it to college, where he is now thriving thanks to his faith and inner strength. Under the Same Sky is an unforgettable story of suffering and redemption.
By Joseph Kim and Stephan Talty (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780544373174 | Houghton Mifflin, June 2, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: A searing story of starvation and survival in North Korea, followed by a dramatic escape, rescue by activists and Christian missionaries, and success in the United States thanks to newfound faith and courage Inside the hidden and mysterious world of North Korea, Joseph Kim lived a young boy’s normal life until he was five.

Paperback:

9780544705272 | Mariner Books, June 28, 2016, cover price $15.95
9780380001248, titled "The American Woman's Cookbook" | Avon Books, June 1, 1974, cover price $1.95 | also contains The American Woman''s Cookbook

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Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country...despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated. By the time she was eleven years old, Eunsun's father and grandparents had died of starvation, and Eunsun too was in danger of starving. Finally, her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete. Told with grace and courage, her memoir is a riveting expose of North Korea's totalitarian regime and, ultimately, a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
By Eunsun Kim and David Tian (trans)

Hardcover:

9781250064646 | St Martins Pr, July 21, 2015, cover price $24.99

Paperback:

9781250092847 | Griffin, June 28, 2016, cover price $15.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781494557713 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 21, 2015), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world.
9781494507718 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 21, 2015), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world.

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Paperback:

9780062442604 | Reprint edition (Perennial, June 21, 2016), cover price $15.99

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