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Robbie Robertson, songwriter and guitarist of "The Band," weaves together the journey that led him from his diverse upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve to his wild ride into American music stardom.

Still alive

a Holocaust girlhood remembered
Ruth Kluger chronicles the experiences she had while growing up in Vienna during the Nazi occupation and explains how the time she spent in concentration camps impacted her life.

The rules do not apply

a memoir
"A ... humorous memoir ... about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, as well as a portrait of a generation used to assuming they're entitled to everything."--Publisher.

Rough beauty

forty seasons of mountain living
Auvinen discusses her life and her time spent in solotude in the Rocky Mountains.

One day it'll all make sense

a memoir
The Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor shares the story of his life, from his youth on Chicago's South side and rise in the hip-hop industry to his movie appearances and the lessons he has learned as a son and a father.

Life after death

"Falsely accused of murdering three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas, Echols describes the terrors he experienced every day and his outrage toward the American justice system, and offers a firsthand account of living on Death Row in agonizing detail"--Provided by publisher.

I said yes to everything

a memoir
Lee Grant chroncles her life and her career as a stage and movie actress, a director, and a producer.

How to grow up

a memoir
Looks at the life and career of American author, poet, and literary arts organizer Michelle Tea.

Herbie Hancock

Spanning seven decades, legendary jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock reflects on his life and extraordinary career.

Fox & I

an uncommon friendship
A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ranger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology and building a house on her remote plot. Yet she never felt at home with people. Except when teaching, she spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4:15.


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