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True Tales of American Life
Auster Paul
non-fiction
A collection of 180 stories chosen by Paul Auster from four thousand submitted to his radio programme. The stories are all true and the writers never <more...>


A Long Way Gone
Beah Ismael
non-fiction
In the more than 50 conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. Ishmael Beah used to be one of them. In <more...>


Ugly
Briscoe Constance
non-fiction
Constance's mother systematically abused her daughter, both physically and emotionally, throughout her childhood. Regularly beaten and starved, the gi <more...>


A Safe Place
Carcaterra Lorenzo
non-fiction
Lorenza Carcaterra grew up in Hell's Kitchen, New York in the 1950s and '60s in a confusing world of love and fear of his paradoxically violent and af <more...>


Sleepers
Carcaterra Lorenzo
movie tie-ins - non-fiction
The true story of a group of four boys brought up in New York's notorious Mafia-run "Hell's Kitchen" during the 1960s. After nearly causing a man's de <more...>


Wild Swans
Chang Jung
non-fiction
Blending the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history, Wild Swans has become a bestselling classic in thirty languages, with m <more...>


Papillon
Charriere Henri
movie tie-ins - non-fiction
Henri Charrière, called "Papillon" for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to <more...>


The Girl on the Picture
Chong Denise
non-fiction
The world will never forget the 1972 Pulitizer Prize-winning photograph of nine-year-old Kim Phuc, running naked in terror after a napalm strike in Vi <more...>


Desert Flower
Dirie Waris
non-fiction
The "Desert Flower" started life as one of 12 children of a Somali nomad family, a people with no written culture, where the basic unit of currency is <more...>


Gorillas in The Mist
Fossey Dian
movie tie-ins - non-fiction
One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, GORILLAS IN THE MIST is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's <more...>


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