AL Memoir Catalog
TitleAftershocks
AuthorOwusu, Nadia
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional/African American & Black
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
ISBN-139781982111229
On Sale01/12/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$26
CDN Price$35
Pages320
Cover StatusFinal
In the tradition of The Glass Castle, this “gorgeous” (The New York Times, Editors’ Choice) and deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu tells the “incredible story” (Malala Yousafzai) about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.

“In Aftershocks, Nadia Owusu tells the incredible story of her young life. How does a girl—abandoned by her mother at age two and orphaned at thirteen when her beloved father dies—find her place in the world? This memoir is the story of Nadia creating her own solid ground across countries and continents. I know the struggle of rebuilding your life in an unfamiliar place. While some of you might be familiar with that and some might not, I hope you’ll take as much inspiration and hope from her story as I did.” MALALA YOUSAFZAI

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 SELECTED BY VULTURE, TIME, ESQUIRE, NPR, AND VOGUE!
TitleBadluck Way
AuthorAndrews, Bryce
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats/Mountains
ISBN-139781476710846
On Sale07/29/14
Title StatusAS
US Price$16.99
CDN Price$22.99
Pages272
Cover StatusFinal
“Much more than a coming-of-age story, Badluck Way is an important meditation on what it means to share space and breathe the same air as truly wild animals, and the necessary damage that can occur when boundaries are crossed” (Tom Groneberg, author of The Secret Life of Cowboys).
TitleBelonging
AuthorKrug, Nora
Sub-ImprintScribner
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary
Category Full 2COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction/Biography & Memoir
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
ISBN-139781476796635
On Sale09/17/19
Title StatusAS
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award * Silver Medal Society of Illustrators *

* Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Comics Beat, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal

This “ingenious reckoning with the past” (The New York Times), by award-winning artist Nora Krug investigates the hidden truths of her family’s wartime history in Nazi Germany.
TitleBorn On A Blue Day
AuthorTammet, Daniel
Sub-ImprintFree Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology/Autism Spectrum Disorders
Category Full 3PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology & Cognition
ISBN-139781416549017
On Sale10/16/07
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price
Pages256
Cover StatusFinal
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself.
TitleBrain on Fire (10th Anniversary Edition)
AuthorCahalan, Susannah
Sub-ImprintSimon & Schuster
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 3MEDICAL / Diseases
ISBN-139781451621389
On Sale08/06/13
Title StatusAS
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$24.99
Pages288
Cover StatusFinal
An anniversary edition of the award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity—with a new note to readers by the author.
TitleDie Young with Me
AuthorRufus, Rob
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases & Conditions/Cancer
Category Full 3MUSIC / Genres & Styles/Punk
ISBN-139781501142628
On Sale04/04/17
Title StatusBO
US Price$16
CDN Price$22
Pages400
Cover StatusFinal
In the tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, this incredibly moving and harrowing true story of a teenager diagnosed with cancer is “a resounding affirmation of how music can lift one’s spirits beyond gray skies and bad news (Kirkus Reviews).”
TitleEliza Hamilton
AuthorMazzeo, Tilar J.
Sub-ImprintGallery Books
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Category Full 2HISTORY / United States/Revolutionary Period
Category Full 3BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
ISBN-139781501166341
On Sale07/02/19
Title StatusBO
US Price$17.99
CDN Price$24.99
Pages368
Cover StatusFinal
From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a “vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography” (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America’s early days.
TitleEverything is Fine
AuthorGranata, Vince
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology/Schizophrenia
Category Full 3PSYCHOLOGY / Grief & Loss
ISBN-139781982133443
On Sale04/27/21
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
Grief, mental illness, and the bonds of family are movingly explored in this extraordinary memoir “suffused with emotional depth and intellectual inquiry” (Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises) as a writer delves into the tragedy of his mother’s violent death at the hands of his brother who struggled with schizophrenia. Perfect for fans of An Unquiet Mind and The Bright Hour.
TitleEyes to the Wind
AuthorBarkan, Ady
Sub-ImprintAtria Books
FormatHardcover
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Category Full 2BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists
Category Full 3SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
ISBN-139781982111540
On Sale09/10/19
Title StatusAS
US Price$27
CDN Price$36
Pages304
Cover StatusFinal
In this “gripping story of resistance and the triumph of human will” (Senator Elizabeth Warren), activist and subject of the new documentary Not Going Quietly Ady Barkan explores his life with ALS and how his diagnosis gave him a profound new understanding of his commitment to social justice for all.
TitleThe Family Tree
AuthorBranan, Karen
Sub-ImprintWashington Square Press
FormatPaperback
Category Full 1BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
Category Full 2SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies/American/African American & Black Studies
Category Full 3HISTORY / United States/20th Century
ISBN-139781476717197
On Sale02/28/17
Title StatusAS
US Price$17
CDN Price$23
Pages312
Cover StatusFinal
“A story well worth putting yourself through...there is something exhilarating about confronting the past in all its ugliness and realizing that doing so has made you stronger” (The Washington Post).