New Adult Non-Fiction

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Parkland: Birth of a Movement Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062882943
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Published: Harper - February 12th, 2019

On the first anniversary of the events at Parkland, the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine offers an intimate, deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors who became activists and pushed back against the NRA and feckless Congressional leaders—inspiring millions of Americans to join their grassroots #neveragain movement.

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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780393651645
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 12th, 2019

When aspiring violinist Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman lands a job with a professional ensemble in New York City, she imagines she has achieved her lifelong dream. But the ensemble proves to be a sham. When the group "performs," the microphones are never on. Instead, the music blares from a CD.


The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780525521037
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Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.


How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781101980415
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Published: Penguin Press - February 12th, 2019

Vivid, surprising, and utterly timely, Akiko Busch's HOW TO DISAPPEAR explores the idea of invisibility in nature, art, and science, in search of a more joyful and peaceful way of living in today's increasingly surveilled and publicity-obsessed world


Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781501134616
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2019

Journalist Adam Higginbotham’s definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster—and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century’s greatest disasters.

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station e


The Pianist from Syria: A Memoir Cover Image
By Aeham Ahmad, Emanuel Bergmann (Translated by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781501173493
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Published: Atria Books - February 12th, 2019

An astonishing but true account of a pianist’s escape from war-torn Syria to Germany offers a deeply personal perspective on the most devastating refugee crisis of this century.

Aeham Ahmad was born a second-generation refugee—the son of a blind violinist and carpenter who recognized Aeham's talent and taught him how to play piano and love music from an early age.


Mother Winter: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501193088
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 12th, 2019

“Vividly awesome and truly great.” —Eileen Myles

“I love this gorgeous, gutting, unforgettable book.”—Leni Zumas

“A rich tapestry of autobiography and meditations on feminism, motherhood, art, and culture, this book is as intellectually satisfying as it is artistically profound.


Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494048
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - February 19th, 2019

Although hints of a crisis appeared as early as the 1570s, the temperature by the end of the sixteenth century plummeted so drastically that Mediterranean harbors were covered with ice, birds literally dropped out of the sky, and "frost fairs" were erected on a frozen Thames--with kiosks, taverns, and even brothels that become a semi-permanent part of the city.


The Little Book of Bad Moods Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781982122621
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Published: Gallery Books - February 12th, 2019

For fans of Wreck This Journal and Calm the F*ck Down comes a hilarious fill-in activity book that encourages you to unleash your inner rage, chronicle your deepest annoyances, and creatively detail every person who has ever done you wrong.

Let’s face it: we’re sick of staying positive. Meditating. Doing yoga. Those things are so boring.


Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501123207
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 5th, 2019

The definitive report on the disruption of the news media over the last decade.


Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524762339
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Published: Currency - February 5th, 2019

In a book inspired by her popular TED talk, New York Times bestselling author Reshma Saujani empowers women and girls to embrace imperfection and bravery.


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller

A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week

Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist


On Being 40(ish) Cover Image
By Lindsey Mead (Editor)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501172120
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 5th, 2019

“Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older...


Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250173799
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 5th, 2019

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.


No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062678843
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Published: William Morrow - February 5th, 2019

A gripping, multifaceted true account of the deadliest animal of all time and the hunter on its trail, equally comparable to Jaws as to Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.


Notes on a Nervous Planet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133421
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2019

A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.


Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393254334
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 5th, 2019

In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers.


Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525561354
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Published: Penguin Press - February 5th, 2019

The New York Times bestseller about a noted tech venture capitalist, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg, and Facebook investor, who wakes up to the serious damage Facebook is doing to our society - and sets out to try to stop it. 


Renegade Women in Film and TV Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525574545
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Published: Clarkson Potter - February 5th, 2019

A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry.
 


The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose Cover Image
By Chris Wilson, Bret Witter, Wes Moore (Foreword by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780735215580
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 5th, 2019

The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance.


My Baby Book Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419733925
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 5th, 2019

If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How It Might Be Saved Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631494086
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - February 5th, 2019

Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky's deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. "One of America's finest political commentators" (Michael J.


Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316505116
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Published: Hachette Books - January 22nd, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich.


Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393241020
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 29th, 2019

On her 120-acre homestead high in the Colorado Rockies, beloved writer Pam Houston learns what it means to care for a piece of land and the creatures on it. Elk calves and bluebirds mark the changing seasons, winter temperatures drop to 35 below, and lightning sparks a 110,000-acre wildfire, threatening her century-old barn and all its inhabitants.


Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451493026
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Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019

An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying


41 Reasons I'm Staying In: A Celebration of Introverts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062749895
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Published: Morrow Gift - January 29th, 2019

In a world of seemingly unending social obligations, we could all use a night off. 

In 41 Reasons I'm Staying In, illustrator and self-proclaimed introvert Hallie Heald imaginatively portrays engaging and sometimes outlandish excuses to avoid leaving home.


Notes on a Nervous Planet Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143133421
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Published: Penguin Books - January 29th, 2019

A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life.


“An important story. Harrowing, and suspenseful, yes—but it’s also a deep dive into a complex and egregiously misunderstood country with two very different faces. There is no better time to know more about Iran—and Jason Rezaian has seen both of those faces.”
   — Anthony Bourdain


Team Human Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780393651690
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 22nd, 2019

Team Human is a manifesto--a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff's most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together--not as individuals.


Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780345522320
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Published: Ballantine Books - January 22nd, 2019

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. 


Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781524732714
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Published: Knopf - January 15th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 

“A gripping genetic detective story, and a meditation on the meaning of parenthood and family.” —Jennifer Egan, author of Manhattan Beach 

 


Joy Enough: A Memoir Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781631494703
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 15th, 2019

Sifting gingerly through memories of her late mother, brilliant newcomer Sarah McColl has penned an indelible tribute to the joy and pain of loving well. Even as her own marriage splinters, McColl drops everything when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, returning to the family farmhouse and laboring over elaborate meals in the hopes of nourishing her back to health.


Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781632869609
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - January 15th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller * USA Today Bestseller * Los Angeles Times Bestseller * Publishers Weekly Bestseller

The instant bestseller from the author of Reviving Ophelia--a guide to wisdom, authenticity, and bliss for women as they age.


Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544702486
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 15th, 2019

From the author of the “dazzling epic”* Brilliant, a compelling history of silence as a powerful shaper of the human mind—in prisons, in places of contemplation, and in our own lives

Through her evocative intertwined histories of the penitentiary and the monastery, Jane Brox illuminates the many ways silence is far more complex than a


Help Me!: One Woman's Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802129062
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Published: Grove Press - January 15th, 2019

I wanted to find out what would happen if I really did follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could life be transformed? Could I get rich? Skinny? Find love? Be more productive and fulfilled? Because I really did want all the things these books promised.


The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man's Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501111617
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 15th, 2019

“Inspirational…I loved this book. I found myself sneak-reading it from the moment it came in the door. As with a sack of White Castle burgers, I hated to reach the end….[Tomlinson] writes exceedingly well.” —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

The government definition of obesity is a body mass index of 30 or more. My BMI is 60.7.


Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII's Most Highly Decorated Spy Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501198656
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Published: Gallery Books - January 15th, 2019

Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day
The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—BookBub
“A nonfiction thriller.”—Wall Street Journal

From internationally bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion&r


In the Company of Trees: Honoring Our Connection to the Sacred Power, Beauty, and Wisdom of Trees Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781507209547
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Published: Adams Media - January 15th, 2019

Fascinating facts, trivia, and stories celebrating nature and the magnificent life of trees and their invaluable place in our lives, including beautiful, full-color photographs throughout.

When was the last time you spent time outside? The space between your front door and your car doesn’t count.


The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062562814
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Published: Harper - January 15th, 2019

A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming the simple stuff of a book, a voice, and a bit of time into complex and


The Me, Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780486826882
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Published: Ixia Press - December 1st, 2018

A Main Selection of the One Spirit Book Club

"Raposo's engaging report on stripping life down will inspire readers looking for manageable tweaks to hectic living." -- Publishers Weekly


The Truths We Hold: An American Journey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525560715
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Published: Penguin Press - January 8th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.


Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called
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ISBN: 9780544903210
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Published: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 8th, 2019

This taut, true thriller dives into a dark world that touches us all, as seen through the brilliant, breakneck career of an extraordinary hackera woman known only as Alien.

When she arrived at MIT in the 1990s, Alien was quickly drawn to the school’s tradition of high‑risk physical trespassing: the original “hacking.” Within a year, one of he


The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250130334
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to the modern day CIA.


Good Trouble: Lessons from the Civil Rights Playbook Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419732355
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019

Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781546083443
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Published: Center Street - January 8th, 2019



Dorothy Butler Gilliam, whose 50-year-career as a journalist put her in the forefront of the fight for social justice, offers a comprehensive view of racial relations and the media in the U.S.


Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062469809
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Published: Ecco - January 8th, 2019

From a distinctive, inimitable voice, a wickedly funny and fascinating romp through the strange and often contradictory history of Western parenting

Why do we read our kids fairy tales about homicidal stepparents? How did helicopter parenting develop if it used to be perfectly socially acceptable to abandon your children?


Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544557239
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 1st, 2019

Reading this book should be at the top of your To Do list. Life Admin will give you many hours of your life back.
 
Every day an unseen form of labor creeps into our lives—stealing precious moments of free time, placing a strain on our schedules and our relationships, and earning neither appreciation nor compensation in return.


A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781324002185
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 1st, 2019

In a time of increasing inequality, when high-frequency traders and hedge-fund managers seem to tower over the average investor, Burton G. Malkiel's classic and gimmick-free investment guide is now more necessary than ever. Rather than tricks, what you'll find here is a time-tested and thoroughly research-based strategy for your portfolio.


The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781328927323
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - January 1st, 2019

Essential life skills from America's most trusted lifestyle expert—together in one beautiful and practical handbook, with hundreds of ideas, instructions, and inspirations

Martha Stewart is America’s go-to source for the best answers to nearly every question.


In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781631495366
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - January 1st, 2019

Celebrated as the "greatest descriptive writer of her time" (Rebecca West), Jan Morris has been dazzling readers since she burst on the scene with her on-the-spot reportage of the first ascent of Everest in 1953.