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  • A History of the Grandparents I Never Hadby Ivan Jablonka

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    Ivan Jablonka's grandparents' lives ended long before his began: although Matès and Idesa Jablonka were his family, they were perfect strangers. When he set out to uncover their story, Jablonka had little to work with. Neither of them was the least bit famous, and they left little behind except their two orphaned children, a handful of letters, and... more...

  • The Experimental Selfby Jan Golinski

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 30.00

    What did it mean to be a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy, the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth century. Originally a country boy from a modest background, Davy was propelled by his scientific accomplishments... more...

  • The Song Poetby Kao Kalia Yang

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 27.99

    From the author of The Latehomecomer , a powerful memoir of her father, a Hmong song poet who sacrificed his gift for his children's future in America In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extemporizing or drawing on folk tales, he keeps the past alive, invokes the... more...

  • Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughterby Simone de Beauvoir

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    A superb autobiography by one of the great literary figures of the twentieth century, Simone de Beauvoir 's Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter offers an intimate picture of growing up in a bourgeois French family, rebelling as an adolescent against the conventional expectations of her class, and striking out on her own with an intellectual and existential... more...

  • King Of Comedyby Shawn Levy

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 8.99

    Shawn Levy's fascinating biography - the product of vast research and interviews with contemporaries, admirers, foes, and even, briefly, Lewis himself - traces the story of a man who defines High American Show Biz. At points along the time line of his career, Lewis has been the highest-paid performer in history in film, on television, and (in 1995!)... more...

  • Soul Picnicby Michele Kort

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    Laura Nyro was a beloved and pioneering singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s, whose songs were covered with great success by the Fifth Dimension; Blood, Sweat & Tears; Three Dog Night; and Barbra Streisand. This first biography uncovers previously never revealed details, including a love affair with Jackson Browne, and her relationship with... more...

  • In the Name of Gucciby Patricia Gucci

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    The gripping family drama ? and never-before-told love story ? surrounding the rise and fall of the late Aldo Gucci, the man responsible for making the legendary fashion label the powerhouse it is today, as told by his daughter.   Patricia Gucci was born a secret: the lovechild whose birth could have spelled ruination for her father, Aldo Gucci.... more...

  • Home Gameby Bret Boone; Kevin Cook

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 27.00

    From the first third-generation baseball player in Major League Baseball history, a sometimes moving, always candid look at his family's 70 years in the world of professional baseball. A five-foot-ten firecracker who was spurned by scouts for his small size, supposed lack of power, and temper tantrums (one scout called him a "helmet-throwing terror"),... more...

  • The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stonesby Rich Cohen

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    A panoramic narrative history that will give readers a new understanding of the Rolling Stones, viewed through the impassioned and opinionated lens of the Vanity Fair contributor ?and co-creator of HBO?s Vinyl ? who was along for the ride as a young reporter on the road with the band in the 1990s Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young... more...

  • Finding Northby George Michelsen Foy

    Flatiron Books 2016; US$ 26.99

    Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand... more...