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Nick flynn met his father when he was working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery.

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Elders: A Novel

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Hogarth #ad - Boyle calls "powerful and deeply moving" that follows two young Mormon missionaries in Brazil and their tense, peculiar friendship. Elder mcleod—outspoken, surly, a brash American—is nearing the end of his mission in Brazil. A novel of unsparing honesty and beauty, Elders announces Ryan McIlvain as a writer of enormous talent.

. The two men are at first suspicious of each other, and their work together is frustrating, fruitless. That changes when a beautiful woman and her husband offer the missionaries a chance to be heard, to put all of their practice to good use, to test the mettle of their faith. But before they can bring the couple to baptism, they must confront their own long-held beliefs and doubts, and the simmering tensions at the heart of their friendship.

Elders: A Novel #ad - For nearly two years he has spent his days studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, knocking on doors, teaching missionary lessons—“experimenting on the word. His new partner is elder passos, a devout, ambitious Brazilian who found salvation and solace in the church after his mother’s early death.

A glorious debut that T. C.

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Epilogue: A Memoir

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Liveright #ad - . In short, it’s fully alive. Phillip lopatefor will Boast, what looked like the end turned out to be a new beginning. Numbly settling the matters of his father’s estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a closely guarded secret his father had meant to keep: he’d had another family entirely, a wife and two sons.

Setting out to find his half-brothers, Boast struggles to reconcile their family history with his own and to begin a chapter of his life he never imagined. Winner, the rome prize“This remarkable memoir is written with extraordinary care, intelligence, and honesty. Riveting, epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s journey through grief in search of a new, soulful, and courageously told” Maggie Shipstead, unexpected love.

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Making Toast: A Family Story

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - A book that grew out of his popular december 2008 essay in The New Yorker, Making Toast is a moving account of unexpected loss and recovery in the powerful tradition of About Alice and The Year of Magical Thinking. Writer ann beattie offers high praise to the acclaimed author of Lapham Rising and Beet for a memoir that is, “written so forthrightly, but so delicately, that you feel you’re a part of this family.

”. L. A painfully beautiful memoir…. Written with such restraint as to be both heartbreaking and instructive. E. Doctorow a revered, and playwright, novelist, many times honored George Polk, to name but a few journalist, Peabody, and Emmy Award winner, Roger Rosenblatt shares the unforgettable story of the tragedy that changed his life and his family.

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The Spark: A Mother's Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

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Random House #ad - The spark is a remarkable memoir of mother and son. Kristine knew in her heart that she had to make a change. Against the advice of her husband, michael, Kristine followed her instincts, and the developmental specialists, pulled Jake out of special ed, and began preparing him for mainstream kindergarten on her own.

The results were beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Relying on the insights she developed at the daycare center she runs out of the garage in her home, Kristine resolved to follow Jacob’s “spark”—his passionate interests. At age two, when jake was diagnosed, Kristine was told he might never be able to tie his own shoes.

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. Kristine barnett’s son jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. Jake barnett’s story contains wisdom for every parent. Newsday   “this eloquent memoir about an extraordinary boy and a resilient and remarkable mother will be of interest to every parent and/or educator hoping to nurture a child’s authentic ‘spark.

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The Mother: A Novel

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Amistad #ad - Her bright and beautiful sixteen-year-old son, Ryan, has been brutally murdered. As the strain of ryan’s death tests their marriage, while Marcia draws closer to her sister, Lloydie, her husband, hiding behind a wall of secrets that masks his grief, pulls farther away, who is becoming her prime confidant.

One person seems to hold the answers—and the hope—Marcia needs: Tyson’s scared young girlfriend, Sweetie. She also discovers troubling truths about her own. Consumed by grief and rage, she must bridle her dark feelings and endure something no mother should ever have to experience: she must go to court for the trial of the killer—another teenage boy—accused of taking her son’s life.

How could her son be dead? ryan should have been safe—he wasn’t the kind of boy to find himself on the wrong end of a knife carried by a dangerous young man like Tyson Manley. The author of the critically acclaimed a cupboard full of Coats makes her hardcover debut with a provocative and timely novel about an emotionally devastated mother’s struggle to understand her teenage son’s death, and her search for meaning and hope in the wake of incomprehensible loss.

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. But as the trial proceeds, marcia finds her beliefs and assumptions challenged as she learns more about Ryan’s death and Tyson’s life, including his dysfunctional family.

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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Part three cups of tea, part into thin air, grennan’s remarkable memoir is at once gripping and inspirational, and it carries us deep into an exotic world that most readers know little about.

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The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

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Ecco #ad - It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, at the same time, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, the need for change. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of american good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world.

. A riveting, real-life equivalent of the kite runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan.

The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing #ad - Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia’s large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family’s honor. Rod nordland, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, but has also shepherded them from danger.

The lovers will do for women’s rights generally what Malala’s story did for women’s education. By the time they were young teenagers, shy and tender, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, Zakia, and Ali, had fallen in love.

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Ester and Ruzya: How My Grandmothers Survived Hitler's War and Stalin's Peace

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The Dial Press #ad - At war’s end, both women found themselves in Moscow. With grace, masha gessen, candor, and meticulous research, one of the most trenchant observers of Russia and its history today, peels back the layers of time to reveal her grandmothers’ lives—and to show that neither story is quite what it seems.

Praise for masha gessen   “One of the most important activists and journalists Russia has known in a generation. David remnick, the new yorker   “Masha Gessen is humbly erudite, deftly unconventional, and courageously honest. Timothy snyder, author of On Tyranny. The new york times book reviewin the 1930s, as waves of war and persecution were crashing over Europe, two young Jewish women began separate journeys of survival.

Ester goldberg was a rebel from Bialystok, Poland, where virtually the entire Jewish community would be sent to Hitler’s concentration camps. Over the years each woman had to find her way in a country that aimed to make every citizen a cog in the wheel of murder and repression. One became a hero in her children’s and grandchildren’s eyes; the other became a collaborator.

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Ceremony of the Innocent: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - New york times bestseller: the quest for the American Dream soars to new heights in this coming-of-age story of a young woman and her country. Played out against the backdrop of early twentieth-century America, Ceremony of the Innocent intertwines Ellen’s personal journey with America’s emergence from the devastation of World War I.

It raises vital questions, such as: are we as good as we believe we are? And is faith enough to keep us moving forward even in the face of unimaginable loss? Living with her aunt in poor, pennsylvania, rural Preston, thirteen-year-old Ellen Watson loves books and music and is completely oblivious to her own beauty.

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As america’s enemies gather, Ellen must face her own demons. The wife of the scion of a powerful political family, children, she has everything she could ever desire: security, and a successful, adoring husband. He offers to send her to school, and four years later he proposes marriage. Hired as a housemaid in the palatial home of the village mayor, Jeremy Porter, Ellen soon catches the attention of his son, who captures her heart in turn.

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

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Crown #ad - One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the orphanage from a village outside the city. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed.

His wife, a savvy black woman whose father escaped the Jim Crow South for a new life in the industrial North, would not be deterred in her resolve to welcome Chipo into their loving family. As if their situation wasn’t tenuous enough, especially journalists, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was stirring up national fervor against foreigners, abroad and at home.

Gripping, heartbreaking, and triumphant, this family memoir will resonate throughout the ages. From the Hardcover edition. Soon she and tucker decided to alter their lives forever—they would adopt Chipo. For tucker, the only full-time american correspondent in Zimbabwe, the declaration was a direct threat to his life and his wife’s safety, and an ultimatum to their decision to adopt the child who had already become their only daughter.

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He witnessed heartbreaking scenes of devastation and violence, steeling him further to take a personal role in helping anywhere he could. Raised in rural mississippi in the sixties and seventies, Tucker was familiar with the mores associated with and dictated by race.

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