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Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir

by Ngugi Wa'Thiong'O

Born in 1938 in rural Kenya, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o came of age in the shadow of World War II, amidst the terrible bloodshed in the war between the Mau Mau and the British. The son of a man whose four wives bore...


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


My Ear at His Heart: Reading My Father

by Hanif Kureishi

Described in a recent New York Times Magazine profile as a "postcolonial Philip Roth," Hanif Kureishi first captured the attention of audiences and critics in the 1980s with the award-winning novel The Buddha...


Lonely: A Memoir

by Emily White

This boldly honest and elegantly written memoir reveals the painful and sometimes debilitating experience of living with chronic loneliness—the first book of its kind devoted exclusively to the subject.

Despite...


Claiming Ground

by Laura Bell

In 1977, Laura Bell, at loose ends after graduating from college, leaves her family home in Kentucky for a wild and unexpected adventure: herding sheep in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. Inexorably drawn to this...


Prince William and Kate Middleton

by Chris Peacock

This excellent quick-read biography of the life so far of Prince William and Kate Middleton is a fascinating read, and will make an wonderful addition to the library of any fan of the British Royal Family. Tracking...


A True and Strange Story - The life of Teuane Ann Tibbo - Artist 1895-1984

by Audie Pennefather

Teuane (pronounced with soft e and a), Te-u-ane Ann Tibbo was born in Vaimea, Samoa in 1895. A rumour circulated in Samoa that she was the secret child of famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived in Samoa...


Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

by Melissa Milgrom

It's easy to dismiss taxidermy as a kitschy or morbid sideline, the realm of trophy fish and jackalopes or an anachronistic throwback to the dusty diorama. Yet theirs is a world of intrepid hunter-explorers,...


Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

by Jimmy McDonough

From the New York Times bestselling biographer-the first book-length portrait of music legend Tammy Wynette.

Known for his acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Russ Meyer, and Andy Milligan, Jimmy McDonough...


Between a Church and a Hard Place: One Faith-Free Dad's Struggle to Understand What It Means to Be Religious (or Not)

by Andrew Park

Read Andrew Park's post on the Penguin Blog.

Stumped when his children start asking questions about God, a lifelong nonbeliever takes a colorful and thought- provoking tour of religion in America.

At age thirty-six,...


Jesus: A Biography from a Believer.

by Paul Johnson

The definitive life of Jesus from the bestselling author of A History of Christianity.

Few figures have had such an influence on the world as Jesus of Nazareth. Paul Johnson's brilliant and powerful reading...


Daniel Boone: An American Life

by Michael A. Lofaro

The embodiment of the American hero, the man of action, the pathfinder, Daniel Boone represents the great adventure of his age -- the westward movement of the American people. Daniel Boone: An American Life...


If I Live to Be 100: Lessons from the Centenarians

by Neenah Ellis

Neenah Ellis's New York Times bestselling If I Live to Be 100 takes us inside the world of the very old and invites us to learn from them the art of living well for an exceptionally long period of time. Their...


Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership That Saved the World

by James C. Humes

Although born and raised more than an ocean apart, Dwight Eisenhower and Winston Churchill—the two titans of the greatest generation—led remarkably parallel lives whose paths would intersect during history's...


It's Great to be Alive... Because He Lives

by Bill Jamerson, Jean Willard & Joan Pleso

Bill Jamerson was not always focused on following God. He forged his own path for years, determined to play sports and fight for his country in World War II. But everything changed that day when he felt the...


Circle of Greed: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees

by Patrick Dillon & Carl Cannon

Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon.  For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and...


I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

by Delphine Minoui & Nujood Ali

“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”

 

Nujood Ali's childhood came...


Lift

by Kelly Corrigan

No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us.

Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of...


It's All About the Woman Who Wears It: 10 Laws for Being Smart, Successful, and Sexy Too

by Cristina Perez

Emmy(r) Award-winning television judge Cristina Perez of Cristina's Court imparts ten "laws" to empower women.

Sharing personal experiences that have made her the confident woman she is today as well as the...