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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
  • Andrew Solomon

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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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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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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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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Giving Up the Ghost

Giving Up the Ghost

A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted

by Eric Nuzum

Paperback, 305 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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  • A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted
  • Eric Nuzum

An award-winning NPR producer recounts how as a misfit youngster, he became convinced he was haunted by the ghost of a little girl, a belief that resulted in his commitment in a psychiatric hospital before a bittersweet relationship compelled him to confront his phobias by visiting reputedly haunted sites throughout America. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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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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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake

A Memoir of a Woman's Life

by Anna Quindlen

Paperback, 182 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published April 23 2013 | purchase
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  • A Memoir of a Woman's Life
  • Anna Quindlen

A candid and whimsical memoir explores what matters to middle-aged women.NPR Bestseller

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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
  • Susan Cain

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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Go the F- - - To Sleep

Go the F- - - to Sleep

by Adam Mansbach

Hardcover, 32 pages, Akashic, $14.95, published June 14 2011 | purchase
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  • Go the F- - - to Sleep
  • Adam Mansbach

A bedtime book for adults portrays the trials and tribulations of a parent whose little angel just won't nod off.NPR Bestseller

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A Bittersweet Season

A Bittersweet Season

Caring for Our Aging Parents — and Ourselves

by Jane Gross

Paperback, 434 pages, Vintage, $15.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • A Bittersweet Season
  • Caring for Our Aging Parents — and Ourselves
  • Jane Gross

In telling the story of her own struggle to learn how to care for her aging and ailing mother, a journalist offers helpful insights and advice to other caregivers who feel overwhelmed.

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The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep

Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years

by Harvey Karp

Hardcover, 367 pages, William Morrow, $25.99, published June 12 2012 | purchase
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  • The Happiest Baby Guide to Great Sleep
  • Simple Solutions for Kids from Birth to 5 Years
  • Harvey Karp

In his new book, parenting expert Harvey Karp, M.D., debunks common myths about sleep. He redefines what a child's sleep needs are and presents advice for parents that will help them get their child to sleep soundly through the night.

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