NONFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN ApRIL
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10 Things I Love About America by Caroline Kennedy
The daughter of John and Jackie Kennedy chronicles her experiences as an attorney, diplomat, best-selling author and First Family member, drawing on years of ambassador work to illuminate how America is seen from a global perspective.
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About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known: Ruminations and Revelations From a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son by Peggy Rowe. Foreword by Mike Rowe.
The mother of Returning the Favor host Mike Rowe describes her marriage to a minimalist husband whose strict philosophies shaped their marriage and parenting, inspiring her son's comical presence and eventual rise to fame.
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At the Center of All Beauty: Solitude and the Creative Life by Fenton Johnson
A heavily researched meditation on the role of solitude in creative and intellectual lives explores the characters and achievements of iconic “solitaires,” from Thoreau to Zora Neale Hurston. By the best-selling author of The Man Who Loved Birds.
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Becoming Kim Jong Un: A Former CIA Officer's Insights Into North Korea's Enigmatic Young Dictator by Jung H. Pak
A CIA analyst's account of the rise of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un looks at everything from his nuclear ambitions to his summits with President Donald J. Trump.
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Betsey: A Memoir by Betsey Johnson with Mark Vitulano.
The internationally famous style icon traces her decades-long career as a successful designer of accessibly priced, rule-breaking clothing, in a personal portrait that includes coverage of her celebrity collaborations, iconic pink store line and appearance on Dancing with the Stars.
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Blaze of Light: The Inspiring True Story of Green Beret Medic Gary Beikirch, Medal of Honor Recipient by Marcus Brotherton
Documents the story of Medal of Honor recipient Gary Beikirch, describing how he overcame traumatizing experiences in one of the Vietnam War’s fiercest skirmishes during a profound religious transformation that helped him find redemption and healing.
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Child of Light: A Biography of Robert Stone by Madison Smartt Bell
A portrait of American novelist Robert Stone traces his relationship with a mentally unstable mother, his military service, his Stanford education, his membership in the Merry Pranksters and the publication of such novels as the award-winning Dog Soldiers.
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Dorothy Day: Dissenting Voice of the American Century by John Loughery & Blythe Randolph
An authoritative portrait of the radical pacifist and activist includes coverage of her early suffrage demonstrations, conversion to orthodox Catholicism, imprisonment for her Vietnam War protests and recognition by Pope Francis I.
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Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr by David Carr. Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Ed by Jill Rooney Carr.
Presents a career-spanning selection of the legendary reporter David Carr’s writing for The New York Times, Washington City Paper, New York Magazine, The Atlantic and more.
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Girl Decoded: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology by Rana El Kaliouby & Carol Colman
An Egyptian-American visionary and scientist provides an intimate view of her personal transformation as she follows her calling—to humanize our technology and how we connect with one another.
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Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs by Jennifer Finney Boylan
The best-selling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist and human rights activist offers a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.
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Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-century Memoir by Madeleine Korbel Albright
Revealing, funny and inspiring, the six-time New York Times best-selling author and former secretary of state—one of the world’s most admired and tireless public servants—reflects on the final stages of her career and how she has blazed her own trail in her later years.
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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
Tells the heartrending story of a midcentury American family with 12 children, 6 of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
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Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco by Alia Volz
Presents a humorous, heartfelt memoir from the daughter of the woman who ran Sticky Fingers Brownies, an underground bakery that distributed thousands of marijuana brownies per month and helped provide medical marijuana to AIDS patients in San Francisco.
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The House of Kennedy by James Patterson
A revelatory portrait of the Kennedys explores how the dual mottos, "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs" shaped generations of life inside and outside the family.
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I'm Your Huckleberry: A Memoir by Val Kilmer
Published ahead of the release of Top Gun: Maverick, a memoir by the iconic stage and screen actor chronicles his Juilliard education, high-profile relationships, spiritual awakening and recent health setback.
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In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine by Rachel Lance
An inventive woman scientist recounts the 1864 sinking of the Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, recounting her efforts to uncover what actually happened when the sub was discovered 131 years later with its hull and victims still intact.
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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World by Barry Gewen
A revisionist portrait of the diplomatic advisor under the Nixon and Ford administrations illuminates the controversies and fundamental ideas behind his policies, discussing how Kissinger's views were partly shaped by his experiences as a Jewish-German refugee.
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Inge's War: A German Woman's Story of Family, Secrets, and Survival Under Hitler by Svenja O'Donnell
The award-winning Bloomberg UK political correspondent shares the long-secret story of her German grandmother, who endured the brutal Nazi regime and postwar years before the advancing Red Army separated her from the father of her baby.
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Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington by Ted Widmer
Draws on new research to profile Abraham Lincoln during 13 pivotal days of his president-elect period, during which he forged essential bonds with everyday people, foiled an assassination attempt and demonstrated early signs of legacy greatness.
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Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship With Patsy Cline by Loretta Lynn & Patsy Lynn
Country artist Loretta Lynn and her daughter share the previously undisclosed story of Lynn's deep bond with fellow music legend, Patsy Cline, to discuss such topics as their creative collaborations and Cline's untimely death.
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My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me: A Memoir by Jason Rosenthal
The "Journey Through Loss and Grief" TED Talk presenter and co-author of Dear Boy, traces the death of his wife, "Modern Love" columnist Amy Krouse Rosenthal, and his subsequent efforts to cope and honor Amy's final wish.
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No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid by Willard Chesney/ Joseph Layden
Tells the true story of a SEAL Team Operator and military dog handler, and the dog that saved his life.
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On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist by Clarissa Ward
The five-time Emmy Award-winning CNN chief international correspondent draws on the wrenching stories of soldiers, civilians and rebels in war-torn Syria to illuminate the human cost of Bashar al Assad's reign of terror and its personal impact on her family.
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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir by Rebecca Solnit
Describing her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco, the author explores the influences around her that gave her a voice that has resonated with and empowered many others.
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Sigh, Gone: A Misfit's Memoir of Great Books, Punk Rock, and the Fight to Fit in by Phuc Tran
Explores one man’s bewildering experiences of abuse, racism and tragedy and reveals redemption and connection in books and punk rock.
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Square Haunting: Five Lives in London Between the Wars by Francesca Wade
A group portrait of five women writers, including Virginia Woolf, looks at those who moved to London’s Mecklenburgh Square in search of new freedom in their lives and work.
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A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir by Colin Jost
In a collection of humorous essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor tells the story of his life so far.
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What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life by Mark Doty
The National Book Award-winning poet explores Walt Whitman's poetic themes of love, death and queer sexuality while reflecting on Whitman's complicated impact on his own work, his sense of self and the American imagination.
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Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier by Victoria James
The country’s youngest sommelier describes her experiences recommending and selling thousands of dollars of wine at a Michelin-starred restaurant where she still contended with groping patrons and abusive bosses in the fast-paced, but toxic restaurant world.
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