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Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples
Dan Hofstadter
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Presents a memorable portrait of the volcanic city from an American writer who has lost his heart to the place and to a mysterious Neapolitan woman. Naples is an amalgam of equivocal beauty, betrayals and secrets, a wounded city whose commonplace wonders are conjured by this lyrical book.


Daybreak into Darkness: A True Story of Happiness and Heart
Rupert Bogarde
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If somebody had said to me, "Your wife will go mad, she'll go missing, you'll end up bringing up your children alone, you're going to search for her for years and years," I would have thought they were the ones going insane.


Until Tonight
Laure Adler
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In spare, rhythmic prose, this book describes the nightmarish sequence of events that surrounded the sudden illness and subsequent death of Laure Adler's nine-month old child. The child's resilience as the story is told feeds a desperate kind of hope in both Adler's family and the reader.


Life of Privilege, Mostly
Gardner Botsford
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Gardner Botsford grew up in a Manhattan town house, and won a job as a reporter on The New Yorker. This book concludes with a series of memorable vignettes about life on the magazine and about such New Yorker ornaments as AJ Liebling, Maeve Brennan, and William Shawn, Botsford's long-time friend, mentor, boss, and, at the last, adversary.


Destined for Destiny: The Unauthorized Autobiography of George W. Bush
Scott Dikkers, Peter Hilleren
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The faux memoir of George W. Bush, from the creators of WeeklyRadioAddress.com, featured on TheOnion.com one of the highest rated podcasts in America.


Sunlight on the Garden: A Family in Love, War and Madness
Elizabeth Speller
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In 1880, Ada Curtis bore Gerald Howard, the first of several illegitimate children. Ada was a housemaid, the daughter of a Lincolnshire butcher. Inspired by the stories Ada's great-granddaughter sets out to trace the criss-crossing lines of their history. She wonders if the history offered any explanation of what had happened in her own life.


The Stone Fields: An Epitaph For The Living
Courtney Brkic
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Twenty-three years old, forensic archaeologist Courtney Brkic joined a UN-contracted team excavating mass grave sites in eastern Bosnia, drawn there by her family history. This is a book belonging and nationality and sheds light on the roots of violence and genocide.


Tobias Smollett
Jeremy Lewis
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A biography of the great 18th-century novelist, Tobias Smollett, by the author of "Cyril Connolly: A Life". It is filled with curious details from the worlds of publishing, medicine, politics and literary life.


Family Wanted: Adoption Stories
Sara Holloway
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Honest and deeply felt and thought, Family Wanted sheds a fascinating and surprising light on identity, family, love and belonging.


Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries
Suad Amiry
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Surprisingly funny and refreshingly different from any other writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and My Mother in Law describes Suad Amiry's experience of living on the West Bank from the early eighties to the present. Tells about the life and neighbourhood gossip, family history and the struggle to live a normal life.


And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Blake Morrison
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This is Blake Morrison's memoir of his father, Dr Arthur Morrison. It shows a son asking who his father really was. Was he the man seen through a seven-year-old's eyes, jumping queues, or the sexual charmer seen by a 17-year-old? Or was he the figure, so hard to recognize, on his death-bed?


Stone Fields: An Epitaph for the Living
Courtney Brkic
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Twenty-three years old, forensic archaeologist Courtney Brkic joined a UN-contracted team excavating mass grave sites in eastern Bosnia. She was drawn there by her family history-her father is Croatian - and she was fluent in the language.


Until Tonight
Laure Adler
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When Laure Adler learned from a colleague that her nine-month-old son had been taken ill, she rushed to the hospital. So began months of battling - with uncommunicative doctors and nurses, and with her own feelings of guilt, terror and hopelessness. Here, she describes the nightmarish events.


Komissarzhevskys: A Triptych of the Russian Theatre
Victor Borovsky
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This is a collective biography of three generations of the Komissarzhevsky family, whose artistic activities are generally regarded to have had an enormous impact on Russian and world theatre. It is based on archive material, unpublished memoirs and letters, and theatre reviews and interviews.

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