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From The Stage To The Prayer Mat

by Rabia Broadbeck

Gracefully chronicling one Western woman?s attraction to the universal charm of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, this inspirational memoir chronicles why and how Brodbeck journeyed from the exciting world of...


The Lennon Prophecy: A New Examination of the Death Clues of the Beatles

by Joseph Niezgoda

Offering a new interpretation of the hidden messages and symbols that have ornamented Beatles mythology for years, this examination of the Beatles' recordings and album artwork theorizes that John Lennon's murder...


Burning Rainbow Farm: How a Stoner Utopia Went Up in Smoke

by Dean Kuipers

The gripping story of two marijuana advocates gunned down by the FBI after a five-day standoff.


Easter Everywhere: A Memoir

by Darcey Steinke

I became riveted by Steinke's tone, a steady, lovely, hallowed, patient, things-in-themselves hum...[Easter Everywhere is] a delicately wrought little volume...This is a beautiful book. -New York Times Book...


Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge

by William D. Powers

"A haunting account of one man's determination and the struggles of a people living in a deeply troubled country."-Booklist

When William Powers went to Liberia as a fresh-faced aid worker in 1999, he was given...


My Mother's Wedding Dress: The Life and Afterlife of Clothes

Come Back to Afghanistan: Trying to Rebuild a Country with My Father, My Brother, My One-Eyed Uncle, Bearded Tribesmen, and Pr

by Said Hyder Akbar

Akbar follows Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and James Michener in capturing the pathos of Afghanistan.-San Diego Union Tribune


Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom

by Peggy Orenstein

Dazzling...the platinum standard for memoirs regarding couples struggling to become parents.-Seattle Post-Intelligencer


A Year in the Merde

by Stephen Clarke

An urban antidote to A Year in Provence, Stephen Clarke's book is a

laugh-out-loud account of a year in the life of an expat in Paris-for

Francophiles and Francophobes alike.


Runaway

by Skye Sinclair

Skye's story is one of survival against the odds. Abandoned by her mother at the age of four and placed in a series of horrible institutions, she learnt to fend for herself from an early age. After a horrific...


Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer

by Jerry Kramer

In 1967, when Jerry Kramer was a thirty-one-year-old Green Bay Packers offensive lineman, in his tenth year with the team, he decided to keep a diary of the season. “Perhaps, by setting down my daily thoughts...


Life on Planet Rock: From Guns N' Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey through Rock's Most Debauched  Decade

by Lonn Friend

For the generation coming of age in the years from 1987 to 1994, RIP magazine was every bit as crucial as Rolling Stone. Life on Planet Rock describes how Friend, the editor of RIP, became the Zelig-like chronicler...


Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

by Nikki Nichols

On February 15, 1961, all 18 members of the U.S. World Figure Skating Team were killed in a plane crash, along with 16 coaches, officials, and family members. Frozen in Time takes readers inside the lives of...


Fat, Forty, and Fired: One Man's Frank, Funny, and Inspiring Account of Losing His Job and Finding His Life

by Nigel Marsh

"Homer Simpson meets Anthony Robbins. Marsh's honesty and humanity make Fat, Forty, and Fired essential reading for anyone whose life has ever hit a roadblock. Hilarious and inspiring." --Bob Rosner, best-selling...


There Are No Shortcuts

by Rafe Esquith

Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen...


Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

by Alan Pell Crawford

Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way readers think about this true American icon....


The Art of the Trade: What I Learned (and Lost) Trading the Chicago Futures Markets

by Jason Alan Jankovsky

The Art of the Trade is a searing portrait of the futures and options industry as seen through the eyes of someone who has participated in this arena for more than twenty years. On one level, it's a brutally...


Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion

by Sara Miles

“Mine is a personal story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert.”

–Sara Miles

Raised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular...


Sickened: The True Story of a Lost Childhood

by Julie Gregory

A young girl is perched on the cold chrome of yet another doctor’s examining table, missing yet another day of school. Just twelve, she’s tall, skinny, and weak. It’s four o’clock, and she hasn’t been...


Men Who Fought...Boys Who Prayed: A Combat Chaplain's Story: Vietnam

by Walter Carter Tucker

Darkness--emotional and literal--shrouded the land as the big 707 touched down and taxied toward the blacked-out terminal. The passengers were quiet, with looks of uncertainty and concern etched on their faces....