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  • Shadows in the Vineyard : The True Story of a Plot to Poison the World's Greatest Wine
    Maximillian Potter
    Hardcover: 07/29/2014
     
    Journalist Maximillian Potter uncovers a fascinating plot to destroy the vines of La Romanée-Conti, ...
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers : Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    Katherine Boo
    Paperback: 04/08/2014
     
    From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and ...
  • Pink Sari Revolution : A Tale of Women and Power in India
    Amana Fontanella-Khan
    Hardcover: 08/05/2013
     
    A triumphant portrait of a fiery sisterhood changing the lives of India's women.
  • The Long Walk : A Story of War and the Life That Follows
    Brian Castner
    Paperback: 04/09/2013
     
    In the tradition of Michael Herr's Dispatches and works by such masters of the memoir as Mary Karr and Tobias ...
  • King Peggy : An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
    Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman
    Paperback: 02/12/2013
     
    The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an ...
  • The Girl Who Fell to Earth : A Memoir
    Sophia Al-Maria
    Paperback: 11/27/2012
     
    The Girl Who Fell to Earth heralds the arrival of an electric new talent and takes us on the most personal of ...
  • Across Many Mountains : A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom
    Yangzom Brauen
    Paperback: 10/30/2012
     
    An extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman ...

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