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Best True Stories from Indie Books of 2013

  • NONFICTION

    A Redlight Woman Who Knows How to Sing the Blues

    MAY 9, 2013

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

A Redlight Woman Who Knows How to Sing the Blues

by Mary Sisney

With allusions to the black literary canon and chapter titles drawn from African-American music, Sisney’s tragicomic memoir... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KEEP FOREVER

    DEC. 14, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

KEEP FOREVER

by Aleksandr Konstantinovich Sokolenko translated by Alex Lane

Skillfully portrays the bleakness of the prison system with an appreciation for the dark humor that allowed the author to... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    LOVING ANDREW

    OCT. 26, 2012

NONFICTION

LOVING ANDREW

by Romy Wyllie

This cleareyed, intelligent memoir is an invaluable resource for anyone whose life is affected by a developmental disability. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ME AND MURDER, SHE WROTE

    SEPT. 15, 2013

NONFICTION

ME AND MURDER, SHE WROTE

by Peter S. Fischer

A warm, affectionate autobiography that will likely appeal to TV history buffs. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Mind Twisters

    AUG. 10, 2012

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

Mind Twisters

by Ernest Töttösy Helen M. Szablya

A courageous account of torture and insanity that beams with hope of a soul’s survival. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    MUSTS, MAYBES, AND NEVERS

    AUG. 10, 2013

NONFICTION

MUSTS, MAYBES, AND NEVERS

by David V. Picker

A thoroughly entertaining look at how artistic visions, strong personalities and business acumen can create great films. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PLACES

    DEC. 6, 2012

NONFICTION

PLACES

by Philip Shabecoff

A must-read for anyone interested in the environment—shouldn’t that mean everyone? Full review >

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  • INDIE

    Saving Baby

    APRIL 16, 2013

Saving Baby

by Jo Anne Normile Lawrence Lindner

A touching narrative that transcends its subject matter. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Sets, Lights, & Lunacy

    SEPT. 9, 2013

NONFICTION

Sets, Lights, & Lunacy

by Lloyd Burlingame

A consistently intriguing backstage glimpse of Broadway’s brighter past and a must for theater buffs. Full review >

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  • INDIE

    THE MIDDLE KINGDOM RIDE

    DEC. 2, 2012

THE MIDDLE KINGDOM RIDE

by Colin Pyle Ryan Pyle

Enthusiastic, archetypal travelers whose informative story is worth the ride. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    The Powers That Be

    AUG. 9, 2005

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

The Powers That Be

by Gordon Utgard

A unique memoir that provides a rare window into the Saudi kingdom. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    The Wrong Kind of Muslim

    MAY 28, 2013

NONFICTION

The Wrong Kind of Muslim

by Qasim Rashid

A harrowing yet hopeful story of modern-day religious persecution. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream

    MARCH 1, 2013

NONFICTION

Twenty-Seven Dollars and a Dream

by Katharine Esty

Relentless and inspiring, the life of Muhammad Yunus shows how capitalism and conscience need not be at odds. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    Unexposed Film

    DEC. 13, 2012

NONFICTION

Unexposed Film

by Rob Harris

A light, engaging behind-the-scenes Hollywood tale. Full review >

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