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Lioness

A powerful and moving account of adopting the boy who inspired the motion picture LION.

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The Last Days of John Lennon

From the break-up of the Beatles to his shocking murder - this is the true story of John Lennon's dramatic last decade.

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Pick a fascinating non-fiction book for book club this month. Fake is a startling true story of love in a world of liars, cheats, narcissists, fantasists and phonies.

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Dana Vulin credits her family for helping her through the darkest hours.

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Untamed

Two summers ago, my wife and I took our daughters to the zoo.

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Fake

I’m on the highway a few miles out of town when the noise starts: a scraping, grinding din that jackhammers my heart into my stomach.

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Becoming

When I was a kid, my aspirations were simple. I wanted a dog. I wanted a house that had stairs in it— two floors for one family.

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Any Ordinary Day

The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other.