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Call the Nurse

• <b>Author:</b> Mary J. MacLeod<p>Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon …

The Book of Unknown Americans

Each week, we'll let you know about the new releases the editors of O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading.<p>Life Drawing<p>By Robin Black<p>256 pages; Random …

Lost DMB Files - Meet Jim Buckner

YOU ARE READING<p>Lost DMB Files<p>“The most startling discovery to never be made.” Some conspiracies remain theories. Others become obsessions. Exhumed …

The One Soup to Master This Winter

An unbelievably creamy cauliflower puree, plus four more cold-weather meals-in-a-bowl we're crazy about.<p>Photo: Victoria Pearson<p>The Winter Warmer You …

9 Sentences Every Book Lover Should Read

4 Delicious Ways to Detox

No juicing required<p>The anything-goes extravaganza known as the holiday season can leave you feeling run-down, sluggish, and bloated come January. And no wonder, since your poor liver's been working overtime for the past few months, flushing excess toxins out of your body.<p>Luckily, the cure is as …

Sara and Eleanor

• <b>Author:</b> Jan Pottker<p>We think we know the story of Eleanor Roosevelt--the shy, awkward girl who would marry Franklin Roosevelt and redefine the role of First Lady, becoming a civil rights activist and an inspiration to generations of young women. As legend has it, the bane of Eleanor's life was her …

Dancing Fish and Ammonites

• <b>Author:</b> Penelope Lively<p><b>The beloved and bestselling author takes an intimate look back at a life of reading and writing</b><p>“The memory that we live with . . . is the moth-eaten version of our own past that each of us carries around, depends on. It is our ID; this is how we know who we are and where we …

How to Be a Woman

• <b>Author:</b> Caitlin Moran<p>“Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now.”<br>—Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother<p>“Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny, so freshly feminist. I don’t want to be like her—I want to be her.” <br>—Peggy …

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

• <b>Author:</b> Bill Bryson<p><b>From one of the world's most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of One Summer, a vivid, nostalgic, and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the 1950s</b><p>Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century—1951—in the middle of the United States—Des …

Confessions of a Video Vixen

• <b>Author:</b> Karrine Steffans<p>Part tell-all, part cautionary tale, this emotionally charged memoir from a former video vixen nicknamed 'Superhead' goes beyond the glamour of celebrity to reveal the inner workings of the hip-hop dancer industry—from the physical and emotional abuse that's rampant in the …

Monkey Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel Smith<p>Daniel Smith’s <i>Monkey Mind</i> is the stunning articulation of what it is like to live with anxiety. As he travels through anxiety’s demonic layers, Smith defangs the disorder with great humor and evocatively expresses its self-destructive absurdities and painful internal coherence. …

With or Without You

• <b>Author:</b> Domenica Ruta<p><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY</b><br>Domenica Ruta grew up in a working-class, unforgiving town north of Boston, in a trash-filled house on a dead-end road surrounded by a river and a salt marsh. Her mother, Kathi, a notorious local …

Careless People

• <b>Author:</b> Sarah Churchwell<p><b>Kirkus (STARRED review)<br>"Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she’s earned the right to play on [Fitzgerald's] court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page.”</b><br>The autumn of 1922 found F. Scott Fitzgerald at the height of his fame, …

Confessions of a Mediocre Widow

• <b>Author:</b> Catherine Tidd<p><i>I spent my 11th wedding anniversary planning my husband's funeral. If I could just figure out how to make that rhyme, it would be the beginning of a great country song.</i><p>Involuntarily single. That's the true story of where Catherine Tidd finds herself just three weeks after …

Wondrous Beauty

• <b>Author:</b> Carol Berkin<p>From the award-winning historian and author of <i>Revolutionary Mothers</i> (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas Fleming) and <i>Civil War Wives</i> (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), here is the remarkable life …

The Agent

• <b>Author:</b> Leigh Steinberg & Michael Arkush<p><b>A New York Times bestseller!</b><p>The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sports<p>Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one …

Do the Birds Still Sing in Hell?

• <b>Author:</b> Horace Greasley<p>An incredible true tale of one man's courage and defiance of the German nation in the name of love<p>Horace "Jim" Greasley was 20 years old in the spring of 1939 when Adolf Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia and Poland. There had been whispers and murmurs of discontent from certain …

The Hare with Amber Eyes

• <b>Author:</b> Edmund de Waal<p>The Ephrussis were a grand banking family, as rich and respected as the Rothschilds, who "burned like a comet" in nineteenth-century Paris and Vienna society. Yet by the end of World War II, almost the only thing remaining of their vast empire was a collection of 264 wood and …

The Republic of Pirates

• <b>Author:</b> Colin Woodard<p><b>The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world</b><p>In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" …

Glitter and Glue

• <b>Author:</b> Kelly Corrigan<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><p><b>From the author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine—between</b> …

Dying to Be Me

• <b>Author:</b> Anita Moorjani<p>In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body-overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system-began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death …

The End of Your Life Book Club

• <b>Author:</b> Will Schwalbe<p>“What are you reading?”<p>That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors …

The Death Class

• <b>Author:</b> Erika Hayasaki<p>The poignant, “powerful” (<i>The Boston Globe</i>) look at how to appreciate life from an extraordinary professor who teaches about death: “Poetic passages and assorted revelations you’ll likely not forget” (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>).<p>Why does a college course on death have a three-year …

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

• <b>Author:</b> Maria A. Trapp<p>With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much …

All But My Life

• <b>Author:</b> Gerda Weissmann Klein<p><i>All But My Life</i> is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man …

I Forgot to Remember

• <b>Author:</b> Su Meck<p>The courageous memoir of a woman who was robbed of all her memories by a traumatic brain injury—and her more than twenty-five-year struggle to reclaim her life: “[A tale] of triumph in the search for identity” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>).<p>In 1988, Su Meck was twenty-two and …

Not I

• <b>Author:</b> Joachim C. Fest<p><b>A portrait of an intellectually rigorous German household opposed to the Nazis and how its members suffered for their political stance</b><p>Few writers have deepened our understanding of the Third Reich as much as German historian, biographer, journalist, and critic Joachim Fest. …