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A Girl Named Zippy
3.78
When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of three hundred people. Nicknamed "Zippy" for the way she would bo...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Year We Left Home
3.40
Chronicles the happiness pursuits of the Eriksons from their 1970s coming-of-age to the near-present day, in a story told from revolving viewpoints.

As...more
Mar 30, 2014
May 21, 2012
 
Life Is So Good
4.14
In this remarkable book, 103-year-old George Dawson, a slave's grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lesson...more
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 12, 2012
 
Dead End in Norvelt
3.69
In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigne...more
Mar 08, 2012
Mar 09, 2012
 
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
4.09
A dark comedy, it portrays husband and wife George and Martha in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. By the evening's end, a stunning, almost...more
Oct 03, 2005
Feb 17, 2013
 
Lockdown
3.67
Teenage Reese, serving time at a juvenile detention facility, gets a lesson in making it through hard times from an unlikely friend with a harrowing p...more
Jun 15, 2011
Jun 19, 2011
 
Patti LuPone: A Memoir
3.90
Patti LuPone, one of the theatre's leading ladies, writes an insightful retrospective of her career, with details about the life of a working actor, f...more
Jan 14, 2011
Jan 15, 2011
 
Dear Life: Stories
3.76
A collection of stories illuminates moments that shape a life, from a dream or a sexual act to simple twists of fate, and is set in the countryside an...more
Dec 31, 2013
Dec 31, 2013
 
Kurt Cobain: Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind
4.08
Kurt Cobain loved music, and it did not take long for him to realize all he wanted to do in life was play and write songs. When he and his band, Nirva...more
May 12, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
We Beat the Street: How a Friendship Pact Led to Success
4.01
Sampson, George, and Rameck could easily have followed their childhood friends into drugdealing, gangs, and prison. Like their peers, they came from p...more
May 15, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls
3.78
From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilde...more
Sep 10, 2013
Sep 09, 2013
 
The Book of Joe
3.94
Right after high school, Joe Goffman left sleepy Bush Falls, Connecticut and never looked back. Then he wrote a novel savaging everything in town, a n...more
Jul 05, 2013
Jul 02, 2013
 
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
3.78
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, s...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
 
Return to Sender
3.64
Mari Cruz and Tyler Paquette are both 12 years old, but the similarities end there. Mari was born in Mexico and lives with her father, two uncles and...more
Oct 23, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
 
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life
4.22
In A Hidden Wholeness, Parker Palmer reveals the same compassionate intelligence and informed heart that shaped his best-selling books Let Your Life S...more
Aug 20, 2011
Aug 14, 2011
 
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
3.67
In an alternate world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and h...more
Jul 07, 2011
Jul 02, 2011
 
Commencement
3.30
Story of friendship, a take on liberal arts colleges, and a portrait of the first generation of women who have all the opportunities in the world, but...more
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
 
August: Osage County
4.27
One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, August: Osage County is a portrait of the dysfunctional American fa...more
Feb 10, 2011
Feb 17, 2013
 
Venus in Fur
4.11
A young playwright, Thomas, has written an adaptation of the 1870 novel Venus in Fur by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (after whom the term "masochism" was...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
Please Ignore Vera Dietz
3.95
When her best friend, whom she secretly loves, betrays her and then dies under mysterious circumstances, high school senior Vera Dietz struggles with...more
Jan 27, 2012
Jan 22, 2012
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.16
Wilde's most popular play is considered his wittiest and finest comedy. The play's subtitle, "A Trivial Comedy for Serious People" hints at its clever...more
May 16, 2007
Feb 17, 2013
 
Fly Away Home
3.61
When Senator Richard Woodruff's affair makes headlines, his wife and two daughters are forced into the spotlight. Wife Sylvie has shed everything that...more
Jun 08, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
3.52
A thoughtful and prescriptive work on happiness filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor.

There's a part of me that cringes readin...more
Jan 2011
Dec 28, 2011
 
One Day
3.71
Over twenty years, snapshots of an unlikely relationship are revealed on the same day--July 15th--of each year. Dex Mayhew and Em Morley face squabble...more
Jul 19, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
 
Sarah's Key
4.10
Paris, July 1942: Sarah, a ten-year-old girl, is brutally arrested with her family by the French police in the Vel' d'Hiv' roundup, but not before she...more
Oct 27, 2011
Oct 21, 2011
 
The Glass Castle
4.20
Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountain...more
Apr 2011
Mar 29, 2011
 
Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
3.55
Rebecca Bloomwood just hit rock bottom. But she's never looked better.... Becky Bloomwood has a fabulous flat in London's trendiest neighborhood, a tr...more
May 27, 2012
May 19, 2012
 
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
3.66
The incredible true account of Kamila Sidiqi who, when her father and brother were forced to flee Kabul, became the sole breadwinner for her five sibl...more
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
 
Reconstructing Amelia
3.78
All about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it's the story of how far a mother will g...more
Jun 22, 2013
Jun 16, 2013
 
Close to Famous
3.97
Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where...more
Oct 28, 2013
Oct 21, 2013
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