Real People

The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton by Dean Jensen A poignant, richly detailed biography of the English conjoined “Brighton United Twins,” sadly exploited by their distant mother and famous for their roles in Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks.

Lone Wolf by Maryanne Vollers A meticulous, compelling account of how the killer Eric Rudolph—who set a bomb at the Atlanta Olympic Games—eluded capture for five years in the North Carolina mountains.

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson The author of The Devil in the White City interweaves gripping storylines about a cryptic murderer and the race for technology in the early 20th century. An edge-of-the-seat read.

Soldier by Karen DeYoung Gen. Colin Powell, once the “most trusted man in America,” is portrayed in this powerful biography as an earnest, intelligent and temperate soul whose belief in following orders may have compromised his behavior after 9/11.

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