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- Random House 2016; US$ 21.14
In August 2014, Farida, like any ordinary teenage girl, was enjoying the summer holidays before her last year at school. But Farida lived in the mountains of northern Iraq ? and what happened next was unimaginable. Her village was an ISIS target. ISIS jihadists murdered the men and boys, including her father and brother, before taking Farida and... more...
- Scribner 1999; US$ 27.00
When Madeleine Korbel Albright was sworn in as secretary of state in January 1997, she made headlines around the world. She was the first woman to rise to the top tier of American government and had a reputation for defining foreign policy in blunt one-liners that voters could understand. When her Jewish heritage was disclosed, people were intrigued... more...
- Scribner 2006; US$ 18.99
When she arrived in Iraq in May 2004 as the most junior member of the Washington Post bureau staff, Jackie Spinner entered a war zone where traditional reporting had become impossible. Bombs were a daily occurrence and kidnapping an ever-present threat for American journalists. Yet "the longer I stayed, the more Iraq felt like my home," she writes.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00
?I had always thought about driving a cab, just thought it?d be interesting and different, a good way to make money. But it always seemed like a fleeting whim, a funny idea, something I would never actually do.? In her late twenties and after a series of unsatisfying office jobs, Melissa Plaut decided she was going to stop worrying about what to do... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 3.99
According to her colorful Mami Dearest, the life of young Gigi Anders will be simple if she can remember three maxims?be pretty, get married, and always drink TaB. Thus begins her instruction in the art of being a lady and the side effects of falling in love. As the granddaughter of Eastern European and Russian shtetl-reared grandparents who immigrated... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95
?From the moment I read the words [my great-grandmother] Frances Anne Rollin wrote in Boston on January 1, 1868??The year renews its birth today with all its hopes and sorrows??she became my beacon, the foremother who would finally share with me our collective past . . . ?From the Preface Originally published to rave reviews, Pride of Family is... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.00
When Salon.com published Faulkner Fox?s article on motherhood, ?What I Learned from Losing My Mind,? the response was so overwhelming that Salon reran the piece twice. The experience made Faulkner realize that she was not alone?that the country is full of women who are anxious and conflicted about their roles as mothers and wives. In Dispatches from... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Diana Abu-Jaber?s vibrant, humorous memoir weaves together stories of being raised by a food-obsessed Jordanian father with tales of Lake Ontario shish kabob cookouts and goat stew feasts under Bedouin tents in the desert. These sensuously evoked repasts, complete with recipes, in turn illuminate the two cultures of Diana's childhood?American and Jordanian?while... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
?Tell anyone who asks that you?re half-black and half-white, just like David Hasselhoff from Knight Rider.??Angela?s mother ?Love has no color,? insist Angela Nissel?s parents, but does it have a clue? In this candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Angela recounts growing up biracial in Philadelphia?moving back and forth between black inner-city schools... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99
The unsinkable Debbie Phelps?who captured the hearts of the world when her son, Michael, triumphed at the Beijing Olympic games?shares her inspirational story A Mother for All Seasons is the heartfelt, intimate memoir of an everywoman?a single mom and an educator who raised three exceptional children, including the greatest Olympian of all time,... more...