Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master s degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian But the economy had a different idea As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce After some searching, however, Jill w

Hungry: Eating, Road-Tripping, and Risking It All with the Greatest Chef in the World

Hungry is a book about not only the hunger for food, but for risk, for reinvention, for creative breakthroughs, and for connection Feeling stuck in his work and home life, writer Jeff Gordinier happened into a fateful meeting with Danish chef Ren Redzepi, whose restaurant, Noma, has been called th

On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

The bitingly funny, eye opening story of a college educated young professional who finds work in the automated and time starved world of hourly labor After the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre Christmas job at an fulfillment center outside

Five Days Gone: The Mystery of My Mother's Disappearance as a Child

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERAcclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing Velazquez Laura Cumming shares the riveting story of her mother s mysterious kidnapping as a toddler in a small English coastal village and how that event reverberated through her own family and her art for decades.

The Seven Longest Yards: Our Love Story of Pushing the Limits while Leaning on Each Other

He was told he d never walk again She was losing hope that she d ever feel whole again This is their miraculous true story of defying the impossible In my very first impression of Chris, I was blown away by his determination to stay positive, do the work, and trust that God had a bigger story in

Lila (The One)

An intimate true story about the complexities of female friendship, the mysteries of faith and desire, and the way two girls can grow up and apart, by the award winning author of Halsey Street.When Naima Coster met Lila, they were girls of color in a predominantly white private school in Manhattan.

Educated

Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home canned peaches and sleeping with her head for the hills bag In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and heale