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Vow

A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)

by Wendy Plump

Paperback, 262 pages, St Martins Pr, $16, published March 25 2014 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs)
  • Wendy Plump

Writing as both betrayer and betrayed, Wendy Plump explores the infidelities of her marriage.

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With or Without You

With or Without You

A Memoir

by Domenica Ruta

Paperback, 222 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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  • A Memoir
  • Domenica Ruta

Domenica Ruta is an addict, alcoholic and occasional drug user, but perhaps the most complicated and toxic part of her addiction is the relationship she has with her mother — a bleached and tattooed brawler who believed it was more important to be interesting than good, who did and occasionally dealt drugs, and who allowed her daughter to stay home from school whenever a good movie was on.

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Quiet

Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

Paperback, 352 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 29 2013 | purchase
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  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
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Susan Cain demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.NPR Bestseller

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Tiny Beautiful Things

Tiny Beautiful Things

Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar

by Cheryl Strayed

Paperback, 353 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar
  • Cheryl Strayed

A collection of advice on everything from infidelity and grief to marital boredom and financial hardships from Cheryl Strayed's popular "Dear Sugar" column in the online magazine The Rumpus.NPR Bestseller

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She Matters

She Matters

A Life in Friendships

by Susanna Sonnenberg

Hardcover, 255 pages, Simon & Schuster, $24, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • A Life in Friendships
  • Susanna Sonnenberg

The best-selling author of Her Last Death presents an illuminating and provocative assessment of the women who have profoundly shaped her life, in a candid series of portraits that explores the powerful bonds and complex nuances that mark female friendships.

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Wild

Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

Paperback, 315 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 26 2013 | purchase
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  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Cheryl Strayed

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — and she would do it alone.NPR Bestseller

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Far from the Tree

Far From The Tree

Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

by Andrew Solomon

Paperback, 962 pages, Simon & Schuster, $21.50, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
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The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents, and evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families.NPR Bestseller

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Brothers

Brothers

On His Brothers and Brothers in History

by George Howe Colt

Hardcover, 480 pages, Scribner, $30, published November 27 2012 | purchase
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  • On His Brothers and Brothers in History
  • George Howe Colt

The National Book Award finalist author of November of the Soul blends history and memoir in an account that in alternating chapters explores his quest to understand the impact of his brothers on his life and the complex relationships between iconic brothers, including the Thoreaus, the Van Goghs and the Marxes. 100,000 first printing.

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Fiction Ruined My Family

Fiction Ruined My Family

by Jeanne Darst

Paperback, 303 pages, Riverhead Trade, $16, published November 6 2012 | purchase
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  • Jeanne Darst

A deeply funny and bittersweet memoir of having grown up in an eccentric family of faded wealth and gentility in which the father's failed dreams of being a writer put the family in the poor-house, drove the mother to weepy alcoholism and provided author Jeanne Darst with a highly unusual approach to life — and a wicked sense of humor.

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Friendkeeping

Friendkeeping

A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without

by Julie Klam

Hardcover, 224 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published October 25 2012 | purchase
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  • A Field Guide to the People You Love, Hate, and Can't Live Without
  • Julie Klam

Examines friendship in all its modern varieties, both online and in person, and explores how to keep friends in the face of intimidating odds including disliking a spouse or being happy in their misfortunes. 30,000 first printing.

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All Gone

All Gone

A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, With Refreshments

by Alex Witchel

Hardcover, 224 pages, Riverhead Hardcover, $26.95, published September 27 2012 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, With Refreshments
  • Alex Witchel

All Gone: A Memoir of My Mother's Dementia, with Refreshments recounts the author's poignant efforts to provide love and care for a beloved parent with increasing dementia, a journey marked by her decision to prepare comfort foods from childhood that occasionally triggered her mother's recall and helped the author to come to terms with an inevitable loss.

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The End of Men

The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

by Hanna Rosin

Paperback, 320 pages, Gardners Books, $21.95, published October 11 2012 | purchase
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  • And the Rise of Women
  • Hanna Rosin

A shift in power dynamics between men and women is having profound implications for marriage, sex, children and work. Hanna Rosin explores the radically different ways men and women become educated, earn money and conduct relationships.

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