The Stranger in My Genes

  • Filename: the-stranger-in-my-genes.
  • ISBN: 9780880823500
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Bill Griffeth
  • Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society

Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others - and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.

The Stranger in My Genes

  • Filename: the-stranger-in-my-genes.
  • ISBN: 0880823445
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Bill Griffeth
  • Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society(NEHGS)

How a simple DNA test complicated the author s life"

Kiss Me Like A Stranger

  • Filename: kiss-me-like-a-stranger.
  • ISBN: 031233706X
  • Release Date: 2005-03-01
  • Number of pages: 261
  • Author: Gene Wilder
  • Publisher: Macmillan

The comic actor shares personal events that led to his understanding of love and the art of acting, discussing his relationships with such contemporaries as Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor, and Gilda Radner.

Invisible Ink

  • Filename: invisible-ink.
  • ISBN: 9781606998953
  • Release Date: 2015-10-03
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Bill Griffith
  • Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

Underground and Zippy the Pinhead cartoonist Bill Griffith uncovers his mother’s hidden past in his first graphic memoir. This is the renowned cartoonist's first long-form graphic work ― a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew.

It s Always Something

  • Filename: it-s-always-something.
  • ISBN: 9781439148860
  • Release Date: 2009-05-19
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Gilda Radner
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Fresh from the Second City troupe in Toronto, Gilda Radner created such memorable characters as Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna as a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live. The wife of Gene Wilder, Gilda was plagued by persistent health problems and two miscarriages, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1986. Brave, funny, and painfully honest, the twentieth-anniversary edition of It's Always Something is the story of Gilda's journey while living with cancer and her determination to continue laughing. "Cancer," she said, "is about the most unfunny thing in the world." But Gilda's gutsy and unique sense of humor never left her as she describes two years of cancer treatment -- surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment, as well as the high and low points of her own career. Told as only Gilda could tell it, and newly revised to include a resource guide for those living with cancer, It's Always Something is the inspiring story of a courageous, funny woman determined to enjoy life no matter the circumstances.

Finding Family

  • Filename: finding-family.
  • ISBN: 1475190832
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 249
  • Author: Richard Hill
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

The story of the author's search for his birth family, including use of DNA testing.

The Stranger In My Home I thought she was my daughter I was wrong

  • Filename: the-stranger-in-my-home-i-thought-she-was-my-daughter-i-was-wrong.
  • ISBN: 9781472205452
  • Release Date: 2016-09-28
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Adele Parks
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The Number One eBook Bestseller What would YOU do if your child wasn't yours? Utterly compelling, Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks's new contemporary novel The Stranger In My Home, is sure to move, grip and delight her fans, along with readers of Liane Moriarty, Jane Shemilt and Lisa Jewell. Alison is lucky and she knows it. She has the life she always craved, including a happy home with Jeff and their brilliant, vivacious teenage daughter, Katherine - the absolute centre of Alison's world. Then a knock at the door ends life as they know it. Fifteen years ago, someone else took Alison's baby from the hospital. And now Alison is facing the unthinkable. The daughter she brought home doesn't belong to her. When you have everything you dreamed of, there is everything to lose.

My Life After Death

  • Filename: my-life-after-death.
  • ISBN: 9781582705606
  • Release Date: 2015-09-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Erik Medhus
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

In the follow-up to Elisa Medhus’s My Son and the Afterlife—“a heartfelt, deeply moving story” (Eben Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Proof of Heaven)—her son Erik tells his astounding story directly from the afterlife, describing in detail his death, transition, and spiritual renewal. My Life After Death begins on the tragic day when Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is a moment-by-moment account of the spiritual life he discovers on the other side—told for the very first time in his own words as channeled by medium Jamie Butler and then transcribed by his mother Elisa. Overflowing with his signature honesty and candor, Erik describes more than just a visit to the afterlife. He personally walks us through the experience of dying, transitioning into spirit form, and reveals a detailed look at the life awaiting us on the other side. In this intimate and provocative memoir, crucial questions will finally be answered, including: What does it feel like to die? What is it like to become a spirit? Why and how do spirits communicate with the living? Is there a heaven? Ultimately, Erik’s story provides the answers that will help readers find solace and remove the fears surrounding death, showing that love has no boundaries and life does not truly end.

The Juggler s Children

  • Filename: the-juggler-s-children.
  • ISBN: 9780307372154
  • Release Date: 2013-03-26
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Carolyn Abraham
  • Publisher: Random House Canada

Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking the genome of her own family. Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates whether this burgeoning new science can help solve 2 mysteries that have haunted her multi-racial family for more than a century. Both hinge on her enigmatic great-grandfathers--a hero who died young and a scoundrel who disappeared. Can the DNA they left behind reveal their stories from beyond the grave? Armed with DNA kits, Abraham criss-crosses the globe, taking cells from relatives and strangers, a genetic journey that turns up far more than she bargained for--ugly truths and moral quandaries. With lively writing and a compelling personal narrative, The Juggler's Children tackles profound questions around the genetics of identity, race and humanity, and tells a big story about our small world, with vivid proof that genes bind us all to the branches of one family tree. From the Hardcover edition.

An Unquiet Mind

  • Filename: an-unquiet-mind.
  • ISBN: 9781447275299
  • Release Date: 2014-12-15
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan

With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) - and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.

The Gene

  • Filename: the-gene.
  • ISBN: 9781448181162
  • Release Date: 2016-06-02
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Publisher: Random House

THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ‘Dramatic and precise... [A] thrilling and comprehensive account of what seems certain to be the most radical, controversial and, to borrow from the subtitle, intimate science of our time... He is a natural storyteller... A page-turner... Read this book and steel yourself for what comes next’ Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times The Gene is the story of one of the most powerful and dangerous ideas in our history, from bestselling, prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee. Spanning the globe and several centuries, The Gene is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. This is an epic, moving history of a scientific idea coming to life, by the author of The Emperor of All Maladies. But woven through The Gene, like a red line, is also an intimate history – the story of Mukherjee’s own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics is vitally relevant to everyday lives. These concerns reverberate even more urgently today as we learn to “read” and “write” the human genome – unleashing the potential to change the fates and identities of our children. The story of the gene begins in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856 where a monk stumbles on the idea of a ‘unit of heredity’. It intersects with Darwin’s theory of evolution, and collides with the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940s. The gene transforms post-war biology. It reorganizes our understanding of sexuality, temperament, choice and free will. This is a story driven by human ingenuity and obsessive minds – from Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel to Francis Crick, James Watson and Rosalind Franklin, and the thousands of scientists still working to understand the code of codes. Majestic in its ambition, and unflinching in its honesty, The Gene gives us a definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity – and a vision of both humanity’s past and future.

A Stranger in Olondria

  • Filename: a-stranger-in-olondria.
  • ISBN: 9781931520775
  • Release Date: 2013-04-12
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Sofia Samatar
  • Publisher: Small Beer Press

Jevik travels to the city of Olondria where he is overtaken by a ghost from his past.

The Woman Who Wouldn t

  • Filename: the-woman-who-wouldn-t.
  • ISBN: 0312375786
  • Release Date: 2008-03-04
  • Number of pages: 167
  • Author: Gene Wilder
  • Publisher: Macmillan

In 1903, a young concert violinist named Jeremy Webb one day goes from accomplished adagios with the Cleveland Orchestra to having a complete breakdown on stage. If he hadn't poured a glass of water down the throat of a tuba, maybe he wouldn't have beens

An Appetite For Wonder The Making of a Scientist

  • Filename: an-appetite-for-wonder-the-making-of-a-scientist.
  • ISBN: 9781448152698
  • Release Date: 2013-09-12
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher: Random House

Born to parents who were enthusiastic naturalists, and linked through his wider family to a clutch of accomplished scientists, Richard Dawkins was bound to have biology in his genes. But what were the influences that shaped his life? And who inspired him to become the pioneering scientist and public thinker now famous (and infamous to some) around the world? In An Appetite for Wonder we join him on a personal journey from an enchanting childhood in colonial Africa, through the eccentricities of boarding school in England, to his studies at the University of Oxford’s dynamic Zoology Department, which sparked his radical new vision of Darwinism, The Selfish Gene. Through Dawkins’s honest self-reflection, touching reminiscences and witty anecdotes, we are finally able to understand the private influences that shaped the public man who, more than anyone else in his generation, explained our own origins.

My French Whore

  • Filename: my-french-whore.
  • ISBN: 0312360576
  • Release Date: 2007-03-06
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Gene Wilder
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Recounts the tale of a midwestern World War I soldier whose capture by German forces prompts him to impersonate a famous German spy and pursue a romantic relationship with a beautiful courtesan.

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