Duke by Terry Teachout
This biography peels away the layers of Duke Ellington’s public persona to tell the unvarnished truth about the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century.
The Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
This biography tells the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture and repatriation by one of the world’s most ruthless regimes after she fled North Korea at the young age of 17.
Marrow by Elizabeth Lesser
This courageous and mesmerizing memoir tells the story of two sisters who must endure a bone marrow transplant – one the donor and one the recipient – and their journey through this life and death experience.