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Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life by Robyn Karney

This splendid biography follows the life of the iconic, always fashionable Audrey Hepburn, whose acting career and philanthropic work dazzled friends and fans alike. “Sumptuous” (The Times Literary Supplement).

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The Women Who Raised Me by Victoria Rowell

Victoria Rowell transcended her humble beginnings in foster care to become a successful dancer, actress, and author — thanks to the support and encouragement of the many female role models in her life. Here she shares her uplifting story.

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Lion by Saroo Brierley

The New York Times bestseller that inspired an Academy Award–nominated film: Years after being separated from his family in India, Saroo Brierley embarks on a journey to reunite with them. “Amazing” (New York Post), with over 5,400 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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If a Pirate I Must Be… by Richard Sanders

Through audacity and guile, Bartholomew Roberts won notoriety as the greatest pirate captain of the Caribbean. The legendary Black Bart’s daring exploits come to life in this amazing history of lawlessness at sea.

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Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So by Mark Vonnegut

“Mordantly witty… subversive” (Publishers Weekly): In this candid memoir, Mark Vonnegut — son of Kurt Vonnegut — details his experiences with bipolar disorder. “Surpasses all expectations” (Patty Duke).

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Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman

A #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the hit show: When her past returns to haunt her, Piper is thrust into the dizzying world of a correctional facility. But the women she meets will transform her in surprising ways… “Absorbing” (Booklist), with over 30,000 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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Rebbe by Joseph Telushkin

Over the course of 40 years, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson fostered a far-reaching Jewish movement, advised numerous world leaders, and made invaluable humanitarian contributions. A “highly readable” look (Booklist starred review) at this influential figure.

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As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling

This “beautifully written memoir” (Robert Redford) paints a tender portrait of Rod Serling — from his World War II service to his time as the host of The Twilight Zone. “Piquant… blending lush memories of a remarkable father and adept analysis of his work” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Tell My Sons: A Father’s Last Letters by Mark M. Weber

A New York Times bestseller: Faced with terminal cancer, Lt. Colonel Mark Weber wrote a final letter to his sons — the gripping story of his life-and-death battle. “A gift to us all… Every page exudes courage, honesty, and an indomitable spirit” (Mitch Albom, bestselling author of Tuesdays with Morrie).

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My American Journey by Joseph E. Persico and Colin L. Powell

This “great American success story” (The New York Times Book Review) traces the life of Colin Powell, whose Bronx boyhood would eventually give way to a lauded military and political career. “Profound and moving” (The Wall Street Journal), with over 1,600 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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Trans/Portraits by Jackson Wright Shultz

In this “eye-opening” collective memoir (Booklist), hear the poignant, unflinchingly personal stories of 34 unique individuals from the transgender community. “The book that we’ve been waiting for… Deeply human” (Library Journal).

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Five Men Who Broke My Heart by Susan Shapiro

Journalist Susan Shapiro tracks down five old flames to find out what went wrong. “A delightfully kaleidoscopic autobiography of an impulsive and passionate woman who comes of age with style” (Publishers Weekly).

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Anne Frank: The Book, the Life, the Afterlife by Francine Prose

In a small room, a girl penned a diary that would touch hearts for generations to come. This New York Times bestseller explores what Anne Frank wrote, who she was, and the legacy she left behind in an “extraordinary testimony to the power of literature and compassion” (Booklist starred review).

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Edith Kermit Roosevelt by Sylvia Jukes Morris

“Marvelously full-blooded, engagingly written” (Newsweek): With access to previously unpublished letters and diary entries, this biography of former First Lady Edith Roosevelt is “an endlessly engrossing book, at once of historical and human importance” (The Washington Post).

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Memories Are Made of This by Deana Martin and Wendy Holden

As the daughter of Dean Martin — one of old Hollywood’s most iconic stars — Deana knew from a young age that family life would always be a little unusual. Heartfelt moments and stories from behind the scenes make this New York Times bestseller a touching tribute to bygone days.

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