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  1. The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton

    The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

    $19.95

    THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Learn More
  2. The Last Of The Live Nude Girls

    The Last of the Live Nude Girls: A Memoir

    $14.95

    In the last of Times Square’s peep shows, a man pays $40 to watch a girl strip naked behind glass. Learn More
  3. The Kid Stays In The Picture

    The Kid Stays In The Picture

    $17.95

    Success, Scandal, Sex, Tragedy, Infamy ... And That's Just The First Chapter... Learn More
  4. The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    The Historic Unfulfilled Promise

    $16.95

    Howard Zinn's life and work are the stuff of legend. His People's History of the United States has sold over two million copies and has altered how we see and teach history. A hero in word and deed, Zinn's views on freedom, fairness, history, democracy, and our own human potential are educational and transformative. Learn More
  5. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception

    $16.95

    In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer' - a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door. Learn More
  6. The Glen Rock Book Of The Dead

    The Glen Rock Book Of The Dead

    $12.95

    In her author’s note to the book, Marion Winik writes that in Mexico on the Day of the Dead, “people build altars to their loved ones . . . they go to the cemetery and stay all night, praying, singing, drinking, wailing. They tell the sad stories and the noble ones; they eat cookies shaped like skeletons. They celebrate and mourn at once.” Learn More
  7. The Girl's Guide to Homelessness

    The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir

    $16.95

    Brianna Karp entered the workforce at age ten, supporting her mother and sister throughout her teen years in Southern California. Learn More
  8. The Chronology of Water

    The Chronology of Water

    $15.95

    This is not your mother’s memoir. Lifelong swimmer and Olympic hopeful Lidia Yuknavitch accepts a college swimming scholarship in Texas in order to escape an abusive father and an alcoholic, suicidal mother. Learn More
  9. Butterfly Mosque

    The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam

    $14.95

    The extraordinary story of an all-American girl’s conversion to Islam and her ensuing romance with a young Egyptian man, The Butterfly Mosque is a stunning articulation of a Westerner embracing the Muslim world. Learn More
  10. The Basketball Diaries

    The Basketball Diaries

    $14.00

    The classic about growing up hip on New York's mean streets. Learn More

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