Children of the Land
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Format:   Hardcover

Description:

An Entertainment Weekly, The Millions, and LitHub Most Anticipated Book of 2020

This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man's attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence.

Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Barry Sonnenfeld

Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Film and television director Barry Sonnenfeld's outrageous and hilarious memoir traces his idiosyncratic upbringing in New York City, his breaking into film as a cinematographer with the Coen brothers, and his unexpected career as the director behind such huge film franchises as The Addams Family and Men in Black, and beloved work like Get Shorty, Pushing Daises, and
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erik Larson
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City and Dead Wake delivers a fresh and compelling portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz

"A bravura performance by one of America's greatest storytellers." - NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2020 BY The Washington Post *
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Brian Kilmeade
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The heart-stopping story of the fight for Texas by The New York Times bestselling author of George Washington's Secret Six and Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.

In his now-trademark style, Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America's fight for T
Strung Out: One Last Hit and Other Lies That Nearly Killed Me
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Erin Khar
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
"This vital memoir will change how we look at the opioid crisis and how the media talks about it. A deeply moving and emotional read, STRUNG OUT challenges our preconceived ideas of what addiction looks like."
- Stephanie Land, New York Times bestselling author of Maid

In this deeply personal and illuminating memoir about her fifteen-year struggle wi
Williams' Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jeff Forret
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
William H. Williams operated a slave pen in Washington, DC, known as the Yellow House, and actively trafficked in enslaved men, women, and children for more than twenty years. His slave trading activities took an extraordinary turn in 1840 when he purchased twenty-seven enslaved convicts from the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond with the understanding that he coul
Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alex Halberstadt
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
Can trauma be inherited? In this luminous memoir of identity, exile, ancestry, and reckoning, an American writer returns to Russia to face a family history that still haunts him.It is this question that sets Alex Halberstadt off on a quest to name and acknowledge a legacy of family trauma, and to end a cycle of estrangement that had endured for nearly a century. His sear
Pearls of Wisdom: Little Pieces of Advice
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Barbara Bush
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
The best advice First Lady Barbara Bush offered her family, staff, and close friends.
Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alfred S. Posamentier
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
An entertaining history of mathematics as chronicled through fifty short biographies.

Mathematics today is the fruit of centuries of brilliant insights by men and women whose personalities and life experiences were often as extraordinary as their mathematical achievements. This entertaining history of mathematics chronicles those achievements through fifty short
Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption
Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Deborah J. Cohan
Format:   Hardcover

Description:
How do you go about caregiving for an ill and elderly parent with a lifelong history of abuse and control, intertwined with expressions of intense love and adoration? How do you reconcile the resulting ambivalence, fear, and anger? Welcome to Wherever We Are is a meditation on what we hold onto, what we let go of, how we remember others and ultimately how we're reme