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Out Of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 8/25/2014

Seller ID: 9781573225342

ISBN: 1573225347

Condition: USED


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Out of Egypt: A Memoir

By: Aciman, Andre

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780312426552

ISBN: 0312426550

Condition: USED


This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, Andre Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wid... View more info

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One Hundred Names for Love: A Stroke, a Marriage, and the Language of Healing

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780393072419

ISBN: 039307241X

Condition: USED


Everyone who cherishes the gift of language will cherish Diane Ackerman's narrative masterpiece, an exquisitely written love story and medical miracle story, one that combines science, inspiration, wisdom, and heart. One day Ackerman's husband, Paul West, an exceptionally gifted wordsmith and intellectual, suffered a terrible stroke. When he regained awareness he was afflicted with aphasia loss of language and could utter only a single syllable: "mem." The standard therapies yielded little result but frustration. Diane soon found, however, that by harnessing their deep knowledge of each other ... View more info

First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story

By: Al-marashi, Huda

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 9781633884465

ISBN: 1633884465

Condition: USED


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Tuesdays With Morrie

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $4.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 3/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780767905923

ISBN: 076790592X

Condition: USED


It's been ten years since Mitch Albom first shared the wisdom of Morrie Schwartz with the world. Now-twelve million copies later-in a new afterword, Mitch Albom reflects again on the meaning of Morrie's life lessons and the gentle, irrevocable impact of their Tuesday sessions all those years ago. . . _____ Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that pe... View more info

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Tuesdays With Morrie : An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780385484510

ISBN: 0385484518

Condition: USED


Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for ... View more info

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Have a Little Faith: A True Story

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $6.00

Publisher: HACHETTE AUDIO PA: 11/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780786868728

ISBN: 0786868724

Condition: USED


What if our beliefs were not what divided us, but what pulled us together In Have a Little Faith, Mitch Albom offers a beautifully written story of a remarkable eight-year journey between two worlds--two men, two faiths, two communities--that will inspire readers everywhere. Albom's first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have a Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an eighty-two-year-old rabbi from Albom's old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy. Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better, which throws him back into a world of faith he'd left years ag... View more info

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Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives

By: Allen, Tina Alexis

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780062565679

ISBN: 0062565672

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Year by the Sea

By: Anderson, Joan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 8/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780767905930

ISBN: 0767905938

Condition: USED


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Heart of a Woman

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 5/10/2010

Seller ID: 9780375500725

ISBN: 0375500723

Condition: USED


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Song Flung Up to Heaven

By: Angelou, Maya

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL: 7/30/2011

Seller ID: 9780553382037

ISBN: 0553382039

Condition: USED


The culmination of a unique achievement in modern American literature: the six volumes of autobiography that began more than thirty years ago with the appearance of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings." "A Song Flung Up to Heaven"opens as Maya Angelou returns from Africa to the United States to work with Malcolm X. But first she has to journey to California to be reunited with her mother and brother. No sooner does she arrive there than she learns that Malcolm X has been assassinated. Devastated, she tries to put her life back together, working on the stage in local theaters and even cond... View more info

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West of Kabul, East of New York

By: Ansary, Tamim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PICADOR: 12/17/2013

Seller ID: 9780312421519

ISBN: 0312421516

Condition: USED


The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother, Ansary grew up in the intimate world of Afghan family life and emigrated to San Francisco thinking he'd left Afghan culture behind forever. At the height of the Iranian Revolution, however, he took a harrowing journey through the Islamic world, and in the years that followed, he struggled to unite his divided self and to find a place in his imagin... View more info

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Of Beetles & Angels : A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

By: Asgedom, Mawi/ Berger, Dave

Price: $5.00

Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 1/23/2015

Seller ID: 9780316826204

ISBN: 0316826200

Condition: USED


Now in a paperback edition, this acclaimed memoir tells the unforgettable story of a young boy's journey from a refugee camp in Sudan to Chicago, where his family survived on welfare. Mawi followed his father's advice to "treat people . . . as though they were angels sent from heaven, " and realized his dream of a full-tuition scholarship to Harvard University. Updated with 14 black-and-white photos and a new epilogue. View more info

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Adrift

By: Ashcraft, Tami Oldham

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780062868206

ISBN: 0062868209

Condition: USED


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Alive, Alive Oh!: And Other Things That Matter

By: Athill, Diana

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9780393253719

ISBN: 0393253716

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Foreskin's Lament

By: Auslander, Shalom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RIVERHEAD: 8/18/2012

Seller ID: 9781594483332

ISBN: 1594483337

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" Notable Book, and a "chaotic, laugh riot" ("San Francisco Chronicle") of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn't struggle daily with the fear of God's formidable wrath. "Foreskin's Lament" reveals Auslander's "painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious" youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it... View more info

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Foreskin's Lament

By: Auslander, Shalom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/19/2012

Seller ID: 9781594489556

ISBN: 1594489556

Condition: USED


Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find his way to a life where he didn't struggle against God daily. "Foreskin's Lament" reveals Auslander's youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. Auslander remembers his youthful attempt to win the "blessing bee" (the Orthodox version of a spelling bee), his exile to an Orthodox-style reform school in Israel after he's caught shoplifting Unio... View more info

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New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance

By: Baker, Elna

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PLUME: 4/19/2015

Seller ID: 9780452296497

ISBN: 0452296498

Condition: USED


"A wickedly funny debut. Baker is both self-absorbed and generous, whip-smart and naive; she apologizes for none of it." -"People" It's lonely being a Mormon in New York City. Every year, Elna Baker attends the New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance. This year, her Queen Bee costume (which involves a funnel stinger stuck to her butt) isn't attracting the attention she'd anticipated. So once again, Elna finds herself alone, standing at the punch bowl, stocking up on Oreos, a virgin in a room full of thirty-year-old virgins doing the Funky Chicken. But loneliness is nothing co... View more info

Growing Up

By: Baker, Russell

Price: $5.99

Publisher: 11/6/2014

Seller ID: 0452254345

ISBN: 0452254345

Condition: USED


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Coffee Tea or Me?

By: Baker, Trudy/Jones, Rachel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780142003510

ISBN: 0142003514

Condition: USED


Remember when flying was glamorous and sexy, even fun? When airline food was gourmet, everyone dressed up for a flight, and stewardesses catered to our every need-at least in our imaginations? This classic memoir by two audaciously outspoken young ladies, who lived and loved the free-spirited stewardess life, jets you back to those golden days of air travel-from the captain who's as subtle as a 747 when he's on the make to the passenger who mistakes the overhead luggage rack for an upper berth; from the names of celebrities who were a pleasure to serve (and some surprising notables on the "bad... View more info