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Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block Home Girl: Building a Dream House on a Lawless Block
by Judith Matloff

After twenty years as a foreign correspondent in tumultuous locales including Rwanda, Chechnya, and Sudan, Judith Matloff is ready to put down roots and start a family. She leaves Moscow and returns to her native New York City to house-hunt for the perfect spot while her Dutch husband, John, stays behind in Russia with their dog to pack up their belongings.



Walking the Rainbow: An Arc to Triumph Walking the Rainbow: An Arc to Triumph
by Richard Rene Silvin

Walking the Rainbow: An Arc to Triumph shares with readers Silvin's battles, both won and lost, on the pathway to understanding and struggling with the war against the deadly HIV virus. As a testament to his incredible will, Silvin has thus far proven to reign victorious over this most lethal of foes. Rather than allow his personal tragedies and devastating heartbreak of the loss of two partners to the deadly virus to consume his life, Silvin has striven back onto the field of battle and participates in considerable good works in the area of international HIV research as well as helping needy infected individuals.



In An Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing In An Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing
by Lee and Bob Woodruff

In January 2006, Lee and Bob Woodruff seemed to have it all -- a happy marriage, four beautiful children, and marvelous careers. Bob had just been named co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight, but then, while he was embedded with the military in Iraq, an improvised explosive device went off near the tank he was riding in.



Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
by Alan Alda

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he's asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?)



Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
by William Cope Moyers with Katherine Ketcham

One evening in 1994, William Cope Moyers was lying flat on his back on the floor of an Atlanta crack house at the end of a four-day cocaine binge while his father, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, frantically searched for him. In this haunting memoir, William shares the incredible and harrowing story of how he got from there to where he is today.



Hungry Hill: A Memoir Hungry Hill: A Memoir
by Carole O'Malley Gaunt

On a sweltering June night in 1959, Betty O'Malley died from lymphatic cancer, leaving behind an alcoholic husband and eight shell-shocked children -- seven sons and one daughter, ranging in age from two to fifteen years.



A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies A Star Is Found: Our Adventures Casting Some of Hollywood's Biggest Movies
by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins with Rachel Kranz

For anyone who's ever wondered how the Princess Bride ended up with an English accent or what Julia Roberts wore to the audition for her first major role -- or for anyone who's ever walked out of a movie saying "I would never have put that guy in that part" -- here is a first-of-its-kind look at how actors are chosen and careers are born.



SailingActs: Following an Ancient Voyage SailingActs: Following an Ancient Voyage
by Linford Stutzman

Seafaring isn't for the faint of heart. It wasn't for the Apostle Paul in the first century A.D.-- shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands. And it turned out to be a heart-stopping task some 2,000 years later when Linford Stutzman, a religion professor, and his wife undertook a 14-month journey by sailboat.



Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
by Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards shares her experiences in Saving Graces, an incandescent memoir of her trials, tragedies, and triumphs, and of how various communities celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times.



Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heatrache to Activism Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heatrache to Activism
by Cindy Sheehan

On April 4, 2004, Cindy Sheehan learned that Casey, the eldest of her four children, had been killed in Iraq, where he was serving in the United States Army. After struggling through crippling grief for three weeks, she came to an epiphany: "I will spend my life trying to make Casey's sacrifice count for peace and love, not killing and hate."



Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions: Travels with an NPR Correspondent
by John F. Burnett

As a radio journalist whose work appears regularly on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, John F. Burnett has reported from the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco and the Kosovo conflict; covered the guerilla wars in Central America; ridden with US marines during the invasion of Iraq; and reported from the flooded streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and from New York City, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the weeks and months following 9/11.



My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud
by Kevin Clash with Gary Brozek

Meet Kevin Clash, the man behind the Muppet and the unassuming heart and soul of Elmo. At last, the puppeteer who has performed Elmo for nearly twenty years comes out from behind the stage to share his story.