Biography & Autobiography

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    A Special Day
    A Mother’s Memoir of Love, Loss, and Acceptance After the Death of Her Daughter
    By Anne-Dauphine Julliand, Translated by Adriana Hunter
    (Arcade Publishing)
    February 29th is a date that comes into existence just once every four years. It is also the birthday of Thaïs—author Anne-Dauphine Julliand’s darling daughter—who died of a genetic disease. Thaïs lived just shy of her fourth birthday. She had a short life but good one.As this special day is about to... [READ MORE]
    The Late Interiors
    A Life Under Construction
    By Marjorie Sandor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At a time in her life when she once thought a person should have been well settled in for the long haul, Sandor and her new beloved set out to being a new life together. They buy an old house on the border between the large university, which employs them both, and a small urban/student “wilderness.”... [READ MORE]
    Sorcerer's Apprentice
    An Incredible Journey into the World of India's Godmen
    By Tahir Shah
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the amazing story of Shah’s apprenticeship to one of India’s master conjurers, Hakim Feroze, and his initiation into the brotherhood of Indian godmen. Told with self-deprecating wit, panache, and an eye for the outlandish, it is an account of a magical journey across India. Feroze... [READ MORE]
    The Pastures of Beyond
    An Old Cowboy Looks Back at the Old West
    By Dayton O. Hyde
    (Arcade Publishing)
    At age thirteen, Dayton Hyde, a spirited beanpole of a boy, ran away from home in Michigan to Yamsi, his uncle’s ranch in eastern Oregon. This was in the 1930s, and Yamsi was one of the last great cattle ranches of the West. Soon the boy, nicknamed “Hawk,” was riding a horse, soaking up ranch life from... [READ MORE]
    Daughter of Heaven
    A Memoir with Earthly Recipes
    By Leslie Li
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In this powerful, touching memoir of a critically acclaimed Chinese-American writer, taste becomes the keeper of memory and food the keeper of culture when Nai-nai, her extraordinary grandmother, arrives from mainland China.Leslie Li’s paternal grandfather, Li Zogren, was China’s first democratically... [READ MORE]
    The Roaring Silence
    John Cage: A Life
    By David Revill
    (Arcade Publishing)
    John Cage has been described as the most important composer of our time. He combined classical European training with Eastern spirituality to produce an American amalgam of such vitality and originality that it continues to define what we mean by avant-garde. His influence has touched generations of... [READ MORE]
    A Life in Music
    By Daniel Barenboim
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A Life in Music reviews five decades of the rich and uniquely varied musical life of Daniel Barenboim. A child prodigy as a pianist and a virtuoso conductor of symphonies and opera, he has known and worked with many of the most distinguished and exciting musicians of the 20th century, not least his own... [READ MORE]
    In My Skin
    A Memoir of Addiction
    By Kate Holden
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This is the frank, harrowing, and true story of one young woman’s descent into addiction and prostitution, and the long arduous struggle to reclaim her life. A shy, bookish college graduate, a nice girl from a solid middle-class home but uncertain of her way in life, Kate Holden tried her first hit of... [READ MORE]
    Ivy League Stripper
    A Memoir
    By Heidi Mattson
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Heidi Mattson successfully united sex and scholarship to realize a '90s version of the American Dream by becoming a smart, sassy, self-confident stripper while attending Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Intelligent and ambitious, she grew up... [READ MORE]
    In Geronimo's Footsteps
    A Journey Beyond Legend
    By Corine Sombrun, By Harlyn Geronimo, Translated by E. C. Belli, Afterword by Ramsey Clark
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The name "Geronimo" came to Corine Sombrun insistently in a trance during her apprenticeship to a Mongolian shaman. That message and the need to understand its meaning brought her to the home of the legendary Apache leader's great-grandson, Harlyn Geronimo, himself a medicine man on the Mescalero Apache... [READ MORE]
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