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DREAMING IN FRENCH by Alice Kaplan

THE INTERNATIONAL BANK OF BOB by Bob Harris

A year in Paris... since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision—and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women.

All three women would go on to become icons, key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life, but when they embarked for France, they were young, little-known, uncertain about their future, and drawn to the culture, sophistication, and drama that only Paris could offer. Yet their backgrounds...

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The inspiring memoir of an ordinary American who turned his brief brush with opulence into a joyful adventure of investing in the world’s working poor.

Hired by ForbesTraveler.com to review some of the most luxurious accommodations on earth, and then inspired by a chance encounter in Dubai with the impoverished workers whose backbreaking jobs created such opulence, Bob Harris had an epiphany: He would turn his own good fortune into...

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THE WHOLE FROMAGE by Kathe Lison

THE DEATH OF SANTINI by Pat Conroy

The French, san doute, love their fromages. And there's much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties-crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many varieties, in fact, that the aspiring gourmand might fairly wonder, How to make sense of it all?

In The Whole Fromage  Kathe Lison sets out to learn what makes French cheese so remarkable-why France is the "Cheese Mother Ship," in the words of...

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In this powerful and intimate memoir, the beloved bestselling author of The Prince of Tides and his father, the inspiration for The Great Santini, find some common ground at long last.

Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life. The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, "I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate." As the oldest of seven children dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father took on his siblings, and especially on his mother, Peg. She was his lifeline to a better world, the world of books and culture, and despite the serial...

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MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING by Carol Wall

THE SAME SWEET GIRLS GUIDE TO LIFE by Cassandra King

A true story of a unique friendship between two people who had nothing—and ultimately everything—in common.

Carol Wall, a white woman living in a lily-white neighborhood in Middle America, was at a crossroads in her life. Her children were grown; she had successfully overcome illness; her beloved parents were getting older. One day she notices a dark-skinned African man tending her neighbor’s yard. His name is Giles Owita. He bags...

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Written with a blend of humor and practical wisdom, The Same Sweet Girl’s Guide to Life by Cassandra King offers inspiration and solid advice to new graduates that can sustain them through life’s inevitable ups and downs. In this small book you will find advice that will only grow in meaning throughout the years. It can - and should - be read again and again, by thoughtful people of all ages.

King’s true gift is in her ability to present readers with the sort of hard-earned wisdom that will help both young...

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THE ETERNAL NAZI by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet

MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS by Deborah Rodriguez

From the New York Times reporters who first uncovered S.S. officer Aribert Heim’s secret life in Egypt comes the never-before-told story of the most hunted Nazi war criminal in the world.

Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. He performed surgeries on otherwise healthy people. Some recalled prisoners' skulls set out...

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In answer to the question of what happened following her New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School, Deborah Rodriquez is back with a new memoir, Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea.

Irreverent, insightful, and blatantly honest, Deborah takes us along on her inspiring journey of self-discovery and renewal after she is forced to flee Afghanistan in 2007. She first lands in California, where she feels like a misfit teetering on the brink of sanity. Where was that fearless redhead who stared danger in the face back in Kabul?...

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FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN by Aram Haigaz

PATSY’S ITALIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK by Sal Scognamillo

FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN is a remarkable first-hand account by Aram Haigaz, an Armenian author and youthful survivor of the Armenian genocide of 1915. This memoir has been made available in English in time for national publicity surrounding the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Armenian Aram Haigaz was only 15 when he lost his father, brothers, many relatives and neighbors, all killed or dead of starvation when enemy soldiers surrounded their village. He and his mother were put into a forced march and deportation...

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REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS by Susan Stark and Daniel J. Peterson

CLAY WATER BRICK by Jessica Jackley


 
As a young child, Jessica Jackley had a simple desire — to help those less fortunate than herself. She started as so many of us often do, donating money to various charitable organizations, but she always wished that there could be something more: something more powerful, something more intimate and direct, something that would create a personal connection instead of a just a one-time, one-sided transaction.

That desire grew into a dream, and that dream turned into Kiva: the world’s first online micro-lending platform for the working poor. What started as an experiment ten years ago with just a handful of lenders and borrowers...

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"Without the writing of books, there is no history, there is no concept of humanity. And if anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space…the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books."
--Hermann Hesse, The Magic of Books

 

Nonfiction coming in 2015

February: MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING by Carol Wall, paperback, MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS by Deborah Rodriquez, paperback

March: FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN by Aram Haigaz , PATSY’S ITALIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK by Sal Scognamillo

April: REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS by Susan Stark and Daniel J. Peterson

July: CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With Least by Jessica Jackley

 

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