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In this darkly funny, surprising memoir, the original "Lit Girl" and author of the era-defining Slaves of New York considers her life in and outside of New York City, from the heyday of the 1980s to her life today in a tiny upstate town that proves that fact is always stranger than fiction.

Nuzzi takes an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican. On one side there is Pope Francis's strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges.

Espionage author Forsyth has long avoided writing an autobiography. And, technically, he still hasn't written one. This memoir is more of an episodic collection of stories from his life: here he is in the RAF; here he is going to Fleet Street to become a foreign correspondent; here he is in Paris; and so on. Forsyth applies his clean, journalistic writing style to his own life, reporting it rather than reliving it.

From his boyhood in Ohio to the battlefields of the Civil War and his presidency during the Reconstruction, this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography traces the entire arc of Grant's life.

Close-knit rural communities once flourished throughout America. They were the main source of social life, assistance, and entertainment for farm and ranch families who lived far from town. These communities were often anchored by a country school or church, and most of them survived into the second half of the twentieth century.

Overcome a fear of death and prepare for the afterlife with the guidance of a renowned medium and best-selling author. Based on information and details revealed through spirit communicators and from those who have had near-death experiences, complemented by mystical teachings from Eastern traditions, this mesmerizing volume offers answers to many questions about life after death. How can spirits communicate with the living?

Writing in 1931, Eugene O'Neill praised his third wife (Carlotta Monterey) for giving him a warm secure sanctuary that could only come from a mother and wife and mistress and friend! In this, their third and culminating study of America's only Nobel laureate playwright, the Gelbs plumb the psyche of a writer who desperately needed yet often resented the women who shaped his personal and artistic life.

In this fascinating biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kidder (Mountains Beyond Mountains) chronicles the life and complex personality of Paul English, founder of the travel website Kayak. As Kidder recounts, English grew up as one of seven children in a blue-collar Boston family, evincing a mind for computers at the dawn of the digital age. Kidder traces his journey, beginning with his years as a 12-year-old hacker and continuing through a series of professional endeavors.