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From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ

Jerry Yang with Mark Tabb

Medallion: $24.95

Yang's memoir of becoming a world-class poker champion starts with his family, along with thousands of other Hmong, fleeing their Laotian homeland during the Vietnam War. (July)

Clarence Darrow

American Iconoclast

Andrew E. Kersten

Hill and Wang: $30

The author charts the great progressive attorney's rise from an obscure Midwestern childhood to his role as a defender of the downtrodden, as the "attorney for the damned." (May)

Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Alexandra Fuller

Penguin, $25.95

Fuller returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family in this sequel to "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight." (August)

David Bowie


Paul Trynka

Little, Brown: $25.99

This biography tracks the shape-shifting artist's career through countless reinventions of his music and personal style. (July)