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Play On: Now, Then, and Fleetwood Mac: The Autobiography

by Mick Fleetwood & Anthony Bozza Little, Brown and Company (October 28, 2014)

"After forty-six years of being on the road, this is the right time to look back in a way I've never done before: now and then. This is the story of my life in rock and roll -- and how the band that has meant...


Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

by David Ritz Little, Brown and Company (October 28, 2014)

The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.

Aretha Franklin began life as the golden daughter of a progressive and promiscuous Baptist preacher. Raised without her mother,...


A Cool and Lonely Courage: The Untold Story of Sister Spies in Occupied France

by Susan Ottaway Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The incredible true story of British special agents Eileen and Jacqueline Nearne, sisters who risked everything to fight for freedom during the Second World War.

When elderly recluse Eileen Nearne died, few...


The Cliff Walk: A Memoir of a Job Lost and a Life Found

by Don J. Snyder Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2014)

Five years ago, Don Snyder was teaching English at Colgate University. He was forty years old and had a wife, three children, a new baby on the way, and what seemed like a secure middle-class future. But then...


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

by Tavis Smiley & David Ritz Little, Brown and Company (September 09, 2014)

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination

Martin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but...


Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home

by Nina Stibbe Little, Brown and Company (April 22, 2014)

"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe...


Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

by Julie Powell Little, Brown and Company (September 01, 2005)

The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) is now a major motion picture. Audiobook read by the author and value-priced!

Directed by...


For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

by Rosemary Mahoney Little, Brown and Company (January 14, 2014)

"In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind....She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity."--Andrew Solomon, author of...


Myself When Young

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"An intimate view of a creative personality...as richly evocative as any of her novels." --Los Angeles Times

Both in her novels and her memoirs, Daphne du Maurier revealed an ardent desire to explore her family's...


The du Mauriers

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Daphne du Maurier creates on the grand scale; she runs through the generations, giving her family unity and reality . . . a rich vein of humor and satire . . . observation, sympathy, courage, a sense of the...


Golden Lads: Sir Francis Bacon, Anthony Bacon, and Their Friends

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Daphne du Maurier has no equal." --Sunday Telegraph

Prior to the publication of Golden Lads, Anthony Bacon was viewed as a footnote in the history of his younger brother, Francis. A fascinating historical figure...


Gerald: A Portrait

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"A remarkable book...brilliant comic writing." --The Times (UK)

Sir Gerald du Maurier was the preeminent actor-manager of his day, knighted in 1922 for his services to the theater. Published within six months...


The Infernal World of Branwell Bront

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Miss du Maurier has brought to the art of the biography the narrative urgency which gives such animation to her storytelling." -New York Times Book Review

Pursued by the twin demons of drink and madness, Branwell...


The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"Unlike many authors of popular historical biographies, du Maurier resembled Antonia Fraser in being an indefatigable researcher." --Francis King

Many accounts of the life of Francis Bacon have been written...


The Rebecca Notebook: and Other Memories

by Daphné Du Maurier Little, Brown and Company (December 17, 2013)

"In her heartfelt memories...one hears the genuine, thoughtful voice of a woman whose works have been loved by millions."-New York Times

Rebecca was one of Daphne du Maurier's greatest bestsellers. It has been...


The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

by , Ben Bradlee Little, Brown and Company (December 03, 2013)

At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for.

Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since,...


A Thousand Hills to Heaven

by Josh Ruxin Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2013)

One couple's inspiring memoir of healing a Rwandan village, raising a family near the old killing fields, and building a restaurant named Heaven.

Newlyweds Josh and Alissa were at a party and received a challenge...


Johnny Cash: The Life

by Robert Hilburn Little, Brown and Company (October 29, 2013)

The national bestseller celebrated as "the ultimate Johnny Cash biography....Rock writer great Robert Hilburn goes deep." -- Rolling Stone

In this, the definitive biography of an American legend, Robert Hilburn...


I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb Little, Brown and Company (October 08, 2013)

A MEMOIR BY THE YOUNGEST RECIPIENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley...


American Pharaoh: Mayor Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation

by Adam Cohen & Elizabeth Taylor Little, Brown and Company (May 08, 2001)

This is a biography of mayor Richard J. Daley. It is the story of his rise from the working-class Irish neighbourhood of his childhood to his role as one of the most important figures in 20th century American...


A Nearly Normal Life: A Memoir

by Charles L. Mee Little, Brown and Company (May 21, 2013)

In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated...


The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle: American Sniper, Navy SEAL

by Michael J. Mooney Little, Brown and Company (April 23, 2013)

New York Times bestseller The life story of Chris Kyle, the American Sniper

Journalist Michael J. Mooney reveals the life story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the American Sniper, from his Texas childhood up through...


Country Girl: A Memoir

Irish Book Award for Best Non-Fiction 2012

by Edna O'Brien Little, Brown and Company (April 30, 2013)

"Country Girl is Edna O'Brien's exquisite account of her dashing, barrier-busting, up-and-down life."--National Public Radio

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, The Country Girls, was published in 1960, it so scandalized...


Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed

by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos Little, Brown and Company (February 26, 2013)

From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful...


Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick Little, Brown and Company (December 20, 2012)

From the moment that he first shook up the world in the mid 1950s, Elvis Presley has been one of the most vivid and enduring myths of American culture.

Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley is the...


Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley

by Peter Guralnick Little, Brown and Company (December 20, 2012)

Careless Love is the full, true, and mesmerizing story of Elvis Presley's last two decades, in the long-awaited second volume of Peter Guralnick's masterful two-part biography.

Last Train to Memphis, the first...


The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965

by William Manchester & Paul Reid Little, Brown and Company (November 20, 2012)

Spanning the years of 1940-1965, THE LAST LION picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became Prime Minister-when his tiny island nation stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill...


The Unfathomable Ascent

by Peter Ross Range Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2019)

The chilling and little-known story of Adolf Hitler's eight-year march to the pinnacle of German politics.

On the night of January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler leaned out of a spotlit window of the Reich chancellery...


Yogi

by Jon Pessah Little, Brown and Company (March 23, 2020)

The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 10 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history

Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a...


This Is Big

by Marisa Meltzer Little, Brown and Company (April 13, 2020)

"A triumphant chronicle...acerbic, culturally astute and genuine." -New York Times

From contributor to The Cut, one of Vogue's "Most Anticipated Books of 2020," that has something to "bravely and honestly" (Busy...


The House of Kennedy

by James Patterson Little, Brown and Company (April 12, 2020)

The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom much is given, much is expected" and "Win at all costs." And they...


A-List Angels

by Zack O'Malley Greenburg Little, Brown and Company (March 02, 2020)

How Hollywood cashed in on the latest tech boom-and changed the face of Silicon Valley.

When Ashton Kutcher first heard about 50 Cent's nine-figure Vitaminwater windfall in 2007, the actor realized he'd been...


Little Weirds

by Jenny Slate Little, Brown and Company (November 04, 2019)

One of Vanity Fair's Great Quarantine Reads: Step into Jenny Slate's wild imagination in this "magical" (Mindy Kaling), "delicious" (Amy Sedaris), and "poignant" (John Mulaney) New York Times bestseller about...


Time Is Tight

by Booker T. Jones Little, Brown and Company (October 28, 2019)

The long-awaited memoir of Booker T. Jones, leader of the famed Stax Records house band, architect of the Memphis soul sound, and one of the most legendary figures in music.

From Booker T. Jones's earliest years...


One Long River of Song

by Brian Doyle & David James Duncan Little, Brown and Company (December 02, 2019)

From a "born storyteller" (Seattle Times), this playful and moving bestselling book of essays invites us into the miraculous and transcendent moments of everyday life.

When Brian Doyle passed away at the age...


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (October 21, 2019)

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly,...


A Year Without a Name

by Cyrus Grace Dunham Little, Brown and Company (October 14, 2019)

A Lambda Literary Award Finalist: from "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire (Mary Karr).

For as long as they can remember,...


Make It Scream, Make It Burn

by Leslie Jamison Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2019)

From the "astounding" (Entertainment Weekly), "spectacularly evocative" (The Atlantic), and "brilliant" (Los Angeles Times) author of the New York Times bestsellers The Recovering and The Empathy Exams comes...


How to Be a Family

by Dan Kois Little, Brown and Company (September 16, 2019)

In this "refreshingly relatable" (Outside) memoir, perfect for the self-isolating family, Slate editor Dan Kois sets out with his family on a journey around the world to change their lives together.What happens...


Consent

by Donna Freitas Little, Brown and Company (August 12, 2019)

In this "compelling and disturbing" true story, a young woman's toxic mentor develops a dark, stalking obsession that disrupts her career -- and her peace of mind. (Rebecca Traister,New York Times bestselling...


The Making of a Justice

by Justice John Paul Stevens Little, Brown and Company (May 13, 2019)

A "timely and hugely important" memoir of Justice John Paul Stevens's life on the Supreme Court (New York Times).

When Justice John Paul Stevens retired from the Supreme Court of the United States in 2010, he...


Nights in White Castle

by Steve Rushin Little, Brown and Company (August 19, 2019)

Picking up where he left off in his acclaimed memoir Sting-Ray Afternoons, Steve Rushin brilliantly captures a bygone era, and the thrills of new adulthood in the early 80s.

It begins in Bloomington, Minnesota,...


Shoot for the Moon

by James Donovan Little, Brown and Company (March 11, 2019)

Learn why NASA astronaut Mike Collins calls this extraordinary space race story "the best book on Apollo": this inspiring and intimate ode to ingenuity celebrates one of the most daring feats in human history....


Born to Be Posthumous

by Mark Dery Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

The definitive biography of Edward Gorey, the eccentric master of macabre nonsense.

From The Gashlycrumb Tinies to The Doubtful Guest, Edward Gorey's wickedly funny and deliciously sinister little books have...


The Man in the Glass House

by Mark Lamster Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

A "smoothly written and fair-minded" (Wall Street Journal) biography of architect Philip Johnson -- a finalist for the National Book Critic's Circle Award.

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98,...


Philistines at the Hedgerow

by Steven Gaines Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2018)

Bestselling author Steven Gaines's "richly entertaining" (People) and juicy social history of the Hamptons.

As one of America's most fabled communities--long a magnet for artists, celebrities, the very rich,...


The Day That Went Missing

by Richard Beard Little, Brown and Company (November 05, 2018)

"Spellbinding, terrifying, deeply moving" -- an unflinching portrait of a family's silent grief, and the tragic death of a brother not spoken about for forty years (Joanna Rakoff).

On a family summer holiday...


The World According to Fannie Davis

by Bridgett M. Davis Little, Brown and Company (January 28, 2019)

As seen on the Today Show: This true story of an unforgettable mother, her devoted daughter, and their life in the Detroit numbers of the 1960s and 1970s highlights "the outstanding humanity of black America"...


In His Own Words

by Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan & Bill Clinton Little, Brown and Company (June 11, 2018)

In spreading the message of freedom, equality, and human dignity, Nelson Mandela helped transform not only his own nation, but the entire world. Now his most important speeches are collected in a single volume....


Let Her Fly

by Louise Carpenter, Ziauddin Yousafzai & Malala Yousafzai Little, Brown and Company (November 12, 2018)

Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism.

With humor and sincerity,...