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Author: Helen Macdonald
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Awards:Costa Book of the Year. Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2014.

This book is the Winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. As a child, Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer, learning the arcane terminology and reading all the classic ... read more

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This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous ... read more

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When Ava Reilly first met Hugh, she was shocked at the depth of feeling that she instantly felt. Soon, they had embarked on a passionate, stormy love affair that seemed inescapable.An affair was never something she thought she would have. Never something she believed in or could justify.

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Two Turtle Doves is the story of a life spent making things. Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, Alex Monroe was left to wreak havoc by invention. Without vis... read more

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'When are you having children?' 'Why didn't you have another child?' 'Well, I guess that's your choice, but...' They are questions asked of women all the time. Beneath them is the assumption that all women want to have children, ... read more

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'I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?' Unforgettable is a son's spirited, affecting, and inspiring tribute to his remarkable mother and the love between p... read more

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Author: Walter Isaacson
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 General

Awards:Shortlisted for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012.

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bes... read more

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From the inaugural co-winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers comes a funny, energetic and original coming-of-age story that isn't quite like any other book you'll read this year. ... read more

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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque - and occasiona... read more

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'Dearest Lumpy, I hope you are plump and well. Your mother bashed her car yesterday and chooses to believe it was not her fault...' Roger Mortimer's witty dressing-downs and affectionate advice were not only... read more

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On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul... read more

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When Natasha Fennell's mother was diagnosed with a progressive illness, she wasn't ready to do deal with the inevitability of what this would bring. Sitting outside the hospital after visiting one day, Natasha wondered how she wou... read more

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In this compelling memoir his first wife, Jane Hawking, relates the inside story of their extraordinary ma... read more

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With Stendhal is a delightful portrait of the nineteenth-century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Simon Leys, illum... read more

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An entirely new kind of biography, "Oscar's Books" explores the personality of Oscar Wilde through his reading. For Wilde, as for many people, reading could be as powerful and transformative an expe... read more

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A witty cultural and culinary education, Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread - and didn't speak a word of Frenc... read more

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Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir A... read more

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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER - A "NEW YORK TIMES" NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY"The Miami Herald - Newsday""- "The Huffington Post - "Financial Times - GQ - "Slate -... read more

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Heartfelt and awe-inspiring, Leigh Ann Henion's Phenomenal is a moving tale of physical grandeur and emotional transformation, a journey around the world that ultimately explores the ... read more

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Author: Patti Smith
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 General

A prelude to fame, Just Kids recounts the friendship of two young artists--Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe - whose passion fueled their lifelong pursuit ... read more

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