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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir
by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnev...

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<p><b>"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —</b><i><b>The New York Times</b></i><br /><b>“A True Crime Masterpiece” – <i>Vogue </i></b><br /><b><i>Entertainment Weekly </i>"Must" List and Best Books of the Year So Far</b><br /><b>Real Simple's Best New Books </b><br /><b>Guardian Best Book of the Year</b><br /><b>Lambda Literary Award Winner</b><br /><b>Chautauqua Prize Winner </b><br /><b></b></p><p>"<i>The Fact of a Body</i> is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding."<br /><b> — Paula Hawkins, author of <i>Into the Water </i>and <i>The Girl on the Train</i></b><br /><b></b><br />"This book is a marvel. <i>The Fact of a Body</i> is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — <b>Celeste Ng, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>Everything I Never Told You </i>and <i>Little Fires Everywhere</i></b></p><br /><p>Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley’s face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes -- she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.</p><p> Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky’s childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky’s case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime.</p><p>But another surprise awaits: She wasn’t the only one who saw her life in Ricky’s.</p><p> An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.</p>
God Doesn’t Make Mistakes: Confessions of a Transgender Christi...
by Laurie Suzanne Scott

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English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 01, 2018

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What do you do if you are an evangelical Christian, politically conservative AND transgender?<br /><br />Evangelical Christians are often attacked by the Left. People who are transgender are often attacked by the Right. It’s human nature to align with those who share our world view, and dismiss those who don’t.<br /><br />There is a struggle going on in our culture that produces more victims than champions—we all seem to agree on that. The growing divide between the political, ideological Left vs Right and Religious vs Secularist is so sharp that even attempting to bridge the gap is a perilous endeavor.<br /><br />But what happens to the people who are scorned by both sides? Shut out by the Left for their conservative views. Rejected by Christians for being transgender.<br /><br />Meet Laurie Suzanne Scott. She is, indeed, both an evangelical Christian and transgender. Raised in a devoutly Christian home, she endured the unbelievably difficult and complicated odyssey of finding her identity as a woman …without losing her identity in Christ. A journey she barely survived.<br /><br />In "God Doesn't Make Mistakes: Confessions of a Transgender Christian" Laurie tells her story of growing up playing a role as unnatural to her as the body she was born with. She was a living, breathing dichotomy… and there was no one who could understand. She had no choice but to keep up the pretense and keep it a secret.<br /><br />She became a good son. A good Christian. And eventually even a good husband. She knew if her true identity became known, she would lose everything. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. So, she kept her secret from everyone. But she knew there was no keeping it from God.<br /><br />Raised with a doctrine she believed condemned her, she decided the only way out of her constant misery was to end her life.<br /><br />“Who would even want to stop me?” “Wouldn’t it be easier for everyone this way?” It was at that desperate crossroad she heard the voice of God simply say, “You’re okay.”<br /><br />Since that day, God has led her on a path to heal her deep wounds of rejection by family as well as other Christians, and make peace with the way she was created.<br /><br />“I thought God would be the first to reject me. But, in fact, He was the first to accept me.”<br /><br />Now Laurie reaches out to Christians who are transgender, who are still struggling to believe God loves them for who they are… just as they are. It’s a difficult and often emotionally exhausting ministry. Equally important are the efforts to help the Church see their Christian brothers and sisters who are transgender as simply, their Christian brothers and sisters. Nothing more, and nothing less.<br /><br />And finally, she shares the much needed message that God doesn't make mistakes, and it IS possible to be a conservative, a Christian, and transgender.
Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets
by , Rosie Spaughton

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October 04, 2018

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<p>Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie's unique take on friendships, fame, mental health and LGBT issues.</p><p>As visibly out members of the LGBT community, they open up about their own experiences, both together and as individuals, and have written this book in the hope that it gives strength to those who have faced similar difficulties. They are spreading a message of positivity and inclusivity, and want everyone to feel comfortable in their own skin, no matter what their sexuality. </p><p>Delve deep into the unfiltered highs and lows of Rose and Rosie's life: family relationships, secrets of a happy marriage, struggles with OCD and anxiety, finding love and navigating the world as a gay couple. Get ready to laugh, cry, cringe and OVERSHARE.</p>
COPOUT: Memoirs of a closeted gay cop
by Steve Thompson

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English

Pages

119

Publication Date

October 26, 2018

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These are the memoirs of a closeted gay cop, his story and life struggles in overcoming his sexuality by discovering what the bible really says about homosexuality. Join Steve from his earliest memories of childhood, realizing he was different and why he should never reveal his true self. You will see as Steve ultimately becomes the Deputy Chief of Police in the politically most red city in the most red State in the U.S. You will hear stories as Steve lives two lives, one as a Deputy Chief and the other secretly as a gay activist.
Somebody to Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury
by , Matt Richards

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English

Pages

449

Publication Date

November 22, 2016

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man.<br /><br />Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s.<br /><br />Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous.<br /><br />The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.
For the Best
by William Davis Johnson

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English

Pages

345

Publication Date

October 12, 2018

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In William’s dysfunctional, evangelical Christian family, lies are an everyday part of life. If it’s not the lies his family tell him, it’s the lies that William tells himself and the rest of the world. Lies hiding a truth that neither William, his family, nor his religion can accept. William is gay.<br /><br />But in William's world, that’s just not allowed. So, he does what countless others have done. He decides he’ll fight being gay head on. He throws himself into his fundamentalist Christianity. He marries a wonderful woman and struggles to live the life that everyone expects him to live. Not surprisingly, there are bumps along the way.<br /><br />William prays for his life to work out for the best but, after years of living in the closet, comes to understand that this will never happen if he continues to hide his truth. Before he can be honest with the people he loves, William must find the courage to be honest with himself.<br /><br />Told with a Southerner's sense of the absurd and a humorous candor that comes from finally being free, For the Best is the story of how one man found the strength to live his life honestly and be the person he’d always been taught he was not allowed to be.<br />
The doG House of Cards
by Darrel Loyd

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

November 24, 2017

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The doG House of Cards is a creative memoir of self-discovery with a spiritual edge—a story about overcoming adversity and having the grit to persevere in the midst of hopelessness. Once it became clear to me that I was not born to be just another person in the world, I began to take a closer look at my life…and I’ve come to believe that I was created with a purpose and a destiny. <br /><br />This story is about the coincidental occurrences in my life that have enlightened me to my purpose—and ultimately brought me to a place where I didn’t even know I belonged. Unfolding over decades and through a twisted chain of events I’m led to discover my place of belonging. <br /><br />When I reach a point in my life – and find myself isolated in a desert – I become terrified and begin to believe I may never survive the perils that I encounter in that valley. Due to a constant stream of wrong choices that I kept making throughout my life, I’m brought to my knees. In my darkest hour, I unexpectedly come face-to-face with what I believe to be my guarding angel. She delivers a message of hope, which gives me courage to overcome a hopeless situation. My faith is founded, and I begin to believe that there’s more to life than what I could see before I found myself in my hour of despair. Within the cracks and crevices of my life, I start to look for and find a spiritual presence. I begin to build a relationship with this spirit that would eventually change my life forever.<br /><br />When I finally began to look closer at my circumstances in a way that I had not considered before encountering the presence of this spirit, the more I could see, the happier I became, the more I felt like I belonged—and the less afraid I was—until I finally ended up here…sharing my love story with all of you. <br /><br />Whether you believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Jesus of the Holy Bible, or Allah of the Holy Quran, all roads seem to lead to the same place. I, Darrel Loyd, believe a very similar path is true for those who simply may not believe in anything greater than mankind. Whatever your beliefs, I hope my story provokes you to become aware of all things around you, while at the same time, allowing you to embrace the similarities in each of us and, more importantly, the differences in one another. I believe the real power here on earth lies within us, in a world that’s so complex that it defies all logic, although it can be explained in one simple word…love.
Coming into the End Zone: A Memoir
by Doris Grumbach

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

December 02, 2014

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<DIV><B>A New York Times Notable Book: One woman’s search for the value of a long life </B><BR /><BR /> With the advent of her seventieth birthday, many changes have beset Doris Grumbach: the rapidly accelerating speed of the world around her, the premature deaths of her younger friends, her own increasing infirmities, and her move from cosmopolitan Washington, DC, to the calm of the Maine coast. <I>Coming into the End Zone</I> is an account of everything Grumbach observes over the course of a year. Astute observations and vivid memories of quotidian events pepper her story, which surprises even her with its fullness and vigor.<BR />  <BR /><I>Coming into the End Zone </I>captures the days of a woman entering a new stage of life with humanity and abiding hope.<BR /><BR /></DIV>
Aunt Sookie & Me: the sordid tale of a scandalous southern belle
by Michael Scott Garvin

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English

Pages

353

Publication Date

July 04, 2017

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<div><b>*****Publishers Weekly - Booklife Finalist</b></div><div><b>*****Indie Brag Award Winner</b></div><div><b>*****Pinnacle Book Award Winner</b></div><div><b>*****Shelf Unbound Notable 100 Books</b></div><div><b>*****BIBA Star Award</b></div><div><b>*****Book Excellence Award Winner</b></div><div><b>*****Golden Crown Winner</b></div><div><b>*****Winner of The Beverly Hills Book Awards</b></div><div><b>*****Winner of The Royal Dragonfly Awards</b></div><div><b>*****New York Book Festival Finalist<br />*****Five Star Readers' Favorite</b></div>Young Poppy Wainwright feels much like a deck of cards, shuffled around from a boozing mother to a beloved grandmother. Finally bussed to Savannah, Georgia, to live with her grandmother's cantankerous sister, Sookie. Through the enlightened eyes of a thirteen-year-old girl, the hilarity and insanity ensues.<br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>A Faithful Son</i>, this rollicking romp of a ride does not disappoint.<br /><br /> <i>Aunt Sookie & Me: The Sordid Tale of a Scandalous Southern Belle</i> is irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking. All political correctness is buried alongside the dead corpse in the family vegetable garden in this riotous book. But don't let the folksy and fresh recipe fool you, Garvin serves up a big helping of reality, cutting through small-town bigotry and bias.
Oscar: A Life
by Matthew Sturgis

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English

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Publication Date

October 04, 2018

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<p>'<b>This page-turning life of Oscar Wilde is vivid and desperately moving. However much you think you know Wilde, this book will absorb and entertain you</b>' <i>Sunday Times</i>. </p><p>Oscar Wilde's life – like his wit – was alive with paradox. He was both an early exponent and a victim of 'celebrity culture': famous for being famous, he was lauded and ridiculed in equal measure. His achievements were frequently downplayed, his successes resented. He had a genius for comedy but strove to write tragedies. He was an unabashed snob who nevertheless delighted in exposing the faults of society. He affected a dandified disdain but was prone to great acts of kindness. Although happily married, he became a passionate lover of men and – at the very peak of his success – brought disaster upon himself. He disparaged authority, yet went to the law to defend his love for Lord Alfred Douglas. Having delighted in fashionable throngs, Wilde died almost alone: barely a dozen people were at his graveside. </p><p>Yet despite this ruinous end, Wilde's star continues to shine brightly. His was a life of quite extraordinary drama. Above all, his flamboyant refusal to conform to the social and sexual orthodoxies of his day make him a hero and an inspiration to all who seek to challenge convention. </p><p>In the first major biography of Oscar Wilde in thirty years, Matthew Sturgis draws on a wealth of new material and fresh research to place the man firmly in the context of his times. He brings alive the distinctive mood and characters of the <i>fin de siècle</i> in the richest and most compelling portrait of Wilde to date. </p>

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