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House of Sticks

A memoir by 25-year-old Ly Tran about her immigrant experience and her recent family history in the aftermath of the…

Crossing the River

A powerful exploration of grief following the death of the author's son.


Grapples with the complex history of adoption, both the author's own from South Korea and the broader, collective…

An Indian among Los Indígenas

A gripping, witty memoir about indigeneity, travel and colonialism.

Second Thoughts

A lovely, searching meditation on whether to have a second child and what it means to be one.

Heart of Fire

A memoir from the U.S. senator, who traces her life from her upbringing in Hawaii to her emergence as a legislator.

And Now I Spill the Family Secrets

A beautifully illustrated memoir and investigation into a family's history with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Buses Are A Comin'

A firsthand exploration of the cost of boarding the bus of change to move America forward.

Wandering in Strange Lands

An acclaimed cultural critic presents the story of her journey to understand her northern and southern roots.

The Wild Silence

A full-throated paean to the fundamental importance of nature in all its glory, fury and impermanence.

The Book of Difficult Fruit

A glorious mash-up of memoir, love note and cookbook.

The World's Strongest Librarian

An inspiring story of how a Mormon kid with Tourette's found salvation in books and weight-lifting.


DelGaudio believed that the artifice in his life was reserved exclusively for the stage until evidence to the contrary…


Shrill meets Brotopia in this personal and researched look at women's rights through the lens of sports.

The Empathy Diaries

A coming-of-age story mixed with groundbreaking research on technology, empathy and ethics.

Broken Horses

Carlile recalls the pivotal events that shaped her music and identity in this captivating memoir.



Crying in H Mart

An unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing a mother and forging an identity.

The Copenhagen Trilogy

Tove Ditlevsen's autobiographical trilogy about her troubled life in Copenhagen.


A memoir about the push and pull of belonging and the seismic emotional toll of family secrets.

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