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Darling Days: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062368218
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Published: Ecco - September 12th, 2017

Born into the beautiful bedlam of downtown New York in the eighties, iO Tillett Wright came of age at the intersection of punk, poverty, heroin, and art. This was a world of self-invented characters, glamorous superstars, and strung-out sufferers, ground zero of drag and performance art. Still, no personality was more vibrant and formidable than iO’s mother’s.


Heavy: An American Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501125669
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Published: Scribner - March 5th, 2019

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction), The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs), The Washington Post (Nonfiction), Southern Living (Southern), Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*

In this powerful, provocative, and universally lau


Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313874
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 11th, 2019

Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family's history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family, and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school.


The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250234933
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Published: Picador - October 8th, 2019

The first behind-the-scenes account of life with the legendary ravens at the world’s eeriest monument

The ravens at the Tower of London are of mighty importance: rumor has it that if a raven from the Tower should ever leave, the city will fall.


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

WINNER OF THE 2019 KIRKUS PRIZE IN NONFICTION

A NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2019 SELECTION

One of the most anticipated books of Fall 2019—as selected by O, The Oprah Magazine; Marie Claire; Entertainment Weekly; Time; The Millions; Refinery29; Good Housekeeping; and many more.

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Rerun Era Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781944211677
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Published: McSweeney's - October 15th, 2019

Rerun Era is a captivating, propulsive memoir about growing up in the environmentally and economically devastated rural flatlands of Oklahoma, the entwinement of personal memory and the memory of popular culture, and a family thrown into trial by lost love and illness that found common ground in the television.


Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374219666
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 2nd, 2019

"This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy." --Roy Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019


A Year Without a Name: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780316444965
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - October 15th, 2019

From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr)


Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635571851
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 5th, 2019

“Frank and funny and powerful and surprising. An utterly gorgeous debut.”-Lauren Groff

One of the most anticipated books of 2019--Electric Literature, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, The Millions, Hyphen, Lit Hub, Nylon, The AV Club, The Advocate, The Rumpus, The Week, Books are Magic, Reading Women, Alma


Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062906373
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Published: HarperOne - September 24th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

INDIE BESTSELLER

A laugh-and-cry-out-loud memoir from the beloved star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness

Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey.


What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525560371
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Published: Penguin Press - March 19th, 2019

2019 National Book Award Finalist

"Reading it will change you, perhaps forever.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Astonishing, powerful, so important at this time.” --Margaret Atwood


Homesick Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781944700942
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Published: Unnamed Press - September 10th, 2019

"It's a complex portrait of a young Oklahoma woman's development of a rich and exacting interior life. It's also a visual love letter to family, language and self-understanding... Every page of this stunning and surprising book turns words around and around." --The New York Times Book Review