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Annotation:The hilarious and horrifying and bizarre coming-of-age years of Burroughs after his adoption by his mother's psychiatrist, during which he witnessed such misadventures as a fake suicide attempt and front-lawn family/patient sleepovers.
Annotation:Suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny. A classic American story of self-invention and escape, of the fierce love between a single mother and an only son, and a moving portrait of one boy's struggle to become a man, and an unforgettable depiction of how men remain, deep down, lost boys.
Annotation:Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength as he lived out his life under house arrest for heresy.
Annotation:After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century: what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization and was never seen again.
Annotation:In medical school Paul Farmer found his life's calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring modern medicine to those who need it most. Kidder's magnificent account takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that the only real nation is humanity.
Annotation:Tells the story of the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team and their quest for Olympic gold as Hitler watched in 1936. Almost all the book lovers I know and trust have raved to me about this book.
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This one's for my good friend Jinny. We talk books all the time, we read almost exactly the same stuff, and it's gonna be really hard to surprise her, but here goes....