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My First Five Husbands… by Rue McClanahan

A New York Times bestseller: With irrepressible wit and verve, the youngest star of the Emmy Award–winning series The Golden Girls looks back on her tempestuous personal life and career. “Fans will relish her sweet and tart memories” (Publishers Weekly).

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Henry Clay: The Essential American by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler

“Engaging… revealing” (Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham): From a precocious Virginia farm boy to one of the most renowned legislators in American history, Henry Clay’s transformation is captured in this rich, sweeping New York Times bestseller. “Fitting, up-to-date, and highly readable” (Publishers Weekly).

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Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth swore off marriage — but life changed her mind! This New York Times bestseller from the author of Eat, Pray, Love chronicles her journey in “an irresistibly romantic tale” (Booklist) with over 6,600 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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His Promised Land by John P. Parker and Stuart Seely Sprague

John P. Parker was a slave who gained his freedom — then risked his life and liberty as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. Experience this “remarkable” story (Publishers Weekly) through his own words. “Parker was an extraordinary man… Now he can be given his due” (The Washington Post Book World).

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The Hidden Children by Jane Marks

In these deeply moving pages, 23 survivors tell how they hid from the Nazis as children and lived through the Holocaust. This Wall Street Journal bestseller is “powerful and gripping… A remarkable contribution” (Booklist).

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iWoz by Steve Wozniak and Gina Smith

A New York Times bestseller: The cofounder of Apple and inventor of the personal computer reveals the intimate details of his life and how they led to a technical revolution. “Full of surprises” (The Wall Street Journal), with over 2,800 five-star ratings on Goodreads!

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Out on a Limb by Shirley MacLaine

An Academy Award–winning actress reveals her amazing journey of self-discovery in this New York Times bestselling memoir. “MacLaine asks tough questions of and gives good advice to the spiritual seeker” (Library Journal). With over 2,400 five-star ratings on Goodreads.

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The Real Jane Austen by Paula Byrne

“Vivacious” (Publishers Weekly): A New York Times bestselling author uses historical evidence to suggest that Jane Austen lived a worldly and cosmopolitan existence — a far cry from the placid scenes depicted in her books. “A dynamic new biography in which Austen lives and breathes” (NPR).

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Augustus by Anthony Everitt

From a New York Times bestselling author: This “magnificent work” (Booklist starred review) illuminates the life of Augustus, Rome’s first emperor — from his rise to power under Julius Caesar to his defeat of Mark Antony. With over 1,300 five-star ratings on Goodreads!

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George Washington by Willard Sterne Randall

A New York Times bestselling historian paints a “penetrating” portrait (Kirkus Reviews) of the Founding Father, from his hardscrabble childhood to the remarkable presidency that shaped American democracy. “Randall’s demythologized Washington comes vividly to life” (Publishers Weekly).

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Welcome to the Departure Lounge by Meg Federico

“A funny yet touching portrayal of the indignities of aging” (Kirkus Reviews): In this endearing memoir, Meg must supervise her mother and her new stepfather as they adjust to the onset of dementia. “Deeply moving” (New York Times bestselling author Adriana Trigiani).

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The Black Russian by Vladimir Alexandrov

“Astonishing” (Booklist starred review): Frederick Bruce Thomas, the son of former slaves in post–Civil War Mississippi, left everything behind to seek fame and fortune in Russia. His extraordinary true story comes alive in this gripping biography.

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Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller

“Harrowing” (People), with over 3,500 five-star ratings on Goodreads: This Wall Street Journal bestselling memoir follows a young woman who grew up under the weight of her father’s hoarding habit. “One can only admire Miller’s courage in coming clean” (Booklist starred review).

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Brother by Damien Lewis and George Hussein Obama

Discover the gripping true story of the lesser-known Obama: the former president’s half-brother, George. Rising from the gang-riddled streets and notorious prisons of Nairobi to become an activist and community leader, this is a moving account of hope and triumph in the face of unthinkable adversity.

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My Mother Was Nuts by Penny Marshall

A New York Times bestseller! Follow one of America’s most beloved stars from her leading role in Laverne & Shirley to her directorial success with Big and A League of Their Own. “Read her memoir and you’ll come to love her as much as I do” (Tom Hanks).

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