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Journal of a Solitude

May Sarton writes with keen observation of both inner and outer worlds--a garden, the seasons, daily life in New Hampshire, books, people, ideas--and throughout everything, her spiritual and artistic journey. An honorable confession of the writers faults, fears, sadnesses, and disappointments. . . .--Cleveland Plain Dealer. Reissue.

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Hammered: Memoir of an Addict

GNBraun led a life of addiction and slow decay. Drugs, crime and ennui pervaded every part of his day-to-day alienation. He dragged his way out of the pit without resorting to God or alcohol or any of the other crutches people commonly use. Here is his story. Pray your children dont make the same mistakes.

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A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance

�Round-heeled� is an old-fashioned label for a woman who is promiscuous�someone who nowadays might be called �easy.� It�s a surprising way for a cultured English teacher with a passion for the novels of Anthony Trollope to describe herself, but then that�s just the first of many surprises to be found in this poignant, funny, utterly unique memoir. Jane Juska is a smart, en

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The Prisoners Wife: A Memoir

As a favor for a friend, a bright and talented young woman volunteered to read her poetry to a group of prisoners during a Black History Month program. It was an encounter that would alter her life forever, because it was there, in the prison, that she would meet Rashid, the man who was to become her friend, her confidant, her husband, her lover, her soul mate. At the time

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An American Childhood

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prizewinning author Annie Dillards poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s. Dillards luminous prose painlessly captures the pain of growing up in this wonderful evocation of childhoodDillards mother, an unstoppable force, had energies too vast

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A Country Between: Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide

Behind every dark moment, there is another hidden world. The trick is to hold out long enough to make it there.When American writer Stephanie Saldana finds herself in an empty house at the beginning of Nablus Road, the dividing line between East and West Jerusalem, she is a new wife trying to navigate a fragile terrain, both within her marriage and throughout the count

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Shopping for Buddhas: 25th Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface by the Author

Jeff Greenwalds classic travelogue takes the reader on a journey across the Himalayan peaks and through the rustic lanes of Kathmandu in search of the perfect Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters�from a passionate palmist to a flying lama �who provide unforgettable glimpses into the daily life and culture of the f

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A House Full of Daughters: A Memoir of Seven Generations

All families have their myths and legends. For many years Juliet Nicolson accepted hers � the dangerous beauty of her flamenco dancing great-great-grandmother Pepita, the flirty manipulation of her great-grandmother Victoria, the infamous eccentricity of her grandmother Vita, her mother�s Tory-conventional background.But then Juliet, a renowned historian, started to quest

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Breathless: An American Girl in Paris

In the early 1960s, most middle-class American women in their twenties had their lives laid out for them: marriage, children, and life in the suburbs. Most, but not all.Breathless is the story of a girl who represents those who rebelled against conventional expectations. Paris was a magnet for those eager to resist domesticity, and like many young women of the decade, Nanc

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Its All about the Dress: What I Learned in Forty Years about Men, Women, Sex, and Fashion

Vicky Tiel started as an �it� girl of the 1960s and has had a four decade career designing clothes that make real women look fabulous.� Her sexy, fresh hot pants and miniskirts were used by Woody Allen in his first movie, What�s New, Pussycat?, her classic design inspired the red dress that transformed Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, and her creations are worn today by s

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