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Girl, Interrupted

• <b>Author:</b> Susanna Kaysen<p>In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous …

Fragile

• <b>Author:</b> Nikki Grahame<p>Say the name Nikki Grahame and most people will remember the bubby, highly strung and hugely entertaining Big Brother 7 contestant, famous for her diary room outbursts. Since leaving the Big Brother house, she had forged a successful career for herself in presenting and …

Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Worth<p>The sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife<p>When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not …

The Memory Palace

• <b>Author:</b> Mira Bartok<p>In the tradition of <i>The Glass Castle</i>, two sisters confront schizophrenia in this poignant literary memoir about family and mental illness. Through stunning prose and original art, <i>The Memory Palace</i> captures the love between mother and daughter, the complex meaning of truth, and …

Cut

• <b>Author:</b> Cathy Glass<p>Million-copy bestselling author Cathy Glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.<p>Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever …

Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia

• <b>Author:</b> Jean Sasson<p>PRINCESS describes the life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, a princess in the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country.<p>Sultana tells of appalling oppressions, everyday occurrences that in any …

Mummy Told Me Not to Tell

• <b>Author:</b> Cathy Glass<p>When Reece arrives at Cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet.<p>The latest title from the …

Wave

• <b>Author:</b> Sonali Deraniyagala<p>A brave, intimate, beautifully crafted memoir by a survivor of the tsunami that struck the Sri Lankan coast in 2004 and took her entire family.<p>On December 26, Boxing Day, Sonali Deraniyagala, her English husband, her parents, her two young sons, and a close friend were …

A Million Little Pieces

• <b>Author:</b> James Frey<p>A story of drug and alcohol abuse and rehabilitation as it has never been told before. Recounted in visceral, kinetic prose, and crafted with a forthrightness that rejects piety, cynicism, and self-pity, it brings us face-to-face with a provocative new understanding of the nature …

Princess Sultana's Daughters

• <b>Author:</b> Jean Sasson<p>Readers of PRINCESS were gripped by Jean Sasson's powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.<p>As second-generation members of the royal …

Unbearable Lightness

• <b>Author:</b> Portia de Rossi<p><i>“I didn’t decide to become anorexic. It snuck up on me disguised as a healthy diet, a professional attitude. Being as thin as possible was a way to make the job of being an actress easier . . .”</i><p>Portia de Rossi weighed only 82 pounds when she collapsed on the set of the …

Through the Glass

• <b>Author:</b> Shannon Moroney<p>An impassioned, harrowing and ultimately hopeful story of one woman's pursuit of justice, forgiveness and healing.<p>When Shannon Moroney married in October of 2005, she had no idea that her happy life as a newlywed was about to come crashing down around her. One month after her …

My Story

• <b>Author:</b> Elizabeth Smart & Chris Stewart<p>For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime<p>On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a …

Unbroken

• <b>Author:</b> Laura Hillenbrand<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.</b><br>In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, …

Long Walk to Freedom

• <b>Author:</b> Nelson Mandela<p><b>The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.</b><br>Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the …

The Girl With No Name

• <b>Author:</b> Marina Chapman<p><i>The riveting account of a girl who was abandoned in the jungle and lived among monkeys.</i><p>In the early 1950s, in a remote mountain village in South America, a small girl was abducted then abandoned deep in the Colombian jungle. For approximately the next five years she lived with …

Twelve Years a Slave (With Illustrations)

• <b>Author:</b> Solomon Northup<p><b>The Premier Edition of "Twelve Years a Slave"</b><br>Enjoy this new release of "Twelve Years a Slave." You won't find a better price or higher-quality version of this classic text. This edition includes: -The full text of "Twelve Years a Slave" -The original high-quality …

The Boy No One Loved

• <b>Author:</b> Casey Watson<p>Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir.<p>Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken …

The Butler

• <b>Author:</b> Wil Haygood<p>This mesmerizing companion book to the award-winning film <i>The Butler</i> traces the Civil Rights Movement and explores crucial moments of twentieth century American history through the eyes of Eugene Allen—a White House butler who served eight presidents over the course of thirty-four …

Call the Midwife

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Worth<p><b>The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey</b><p>Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become …

Becoming Sister Wives

• <b>Author:</b> Kody Brown<p>In many ways, the Browns are like any other middle-American family. They eat, play, and pray together, squabble and hug, striving to raise happy, well-adjusted children while keeping their relationship loving and strong. The difference is, there are five adults in the openly …

Drunk Mom

• <b>Author:</b> Jowita Bydlowska<p>Three years after giving up drink, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. "It's a special occasion," she said to her boyfriend. And indeed it was. It was a party celebrating the birth of their first child. It also marked …

A Stolen Life

• <b>Author:</b> Jaycee Dugard<p>In the summer of 1991 I was a normal kid. I did normal things. I had friends and a mother who loved me. I was just like you. Until the day my life was stolen.<p>For eighteen years I was a prisoner. I was an object for someone to use and abuse.<p>For eighteen years I was not allowed …

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