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The Cost

by Ali Husnain & J. Chester

Born into a prominent Shia Muslim family in Pakistan, Ali had it all—prestige, security, wealth, social status. The Cost is the extraordinary story of his dramatic encounter with Jesus that would change...


West of Eden: An American Place

by Jean Stein

An epic, mesmerizing oral history of Hollywood and Los Angeles from the author of the contemporary classic Edie

 

Jean Stein transformed the art of oral history in her groundbreaking book Edie: American Girl,...


Wild by Nature

by Sarah Marquis

One woman

10,000 miles on foot

6 countries

8 pairs of hiking boots

3,000 cups of tea

1,000 days and nights

"The only way to survive three years of walking was to embrace the moment of now.”—from Wild by...


The Ribbons Are for Fearlessness: My Journey from Norway to Portugal beneath the Midnight Sun

by Catrina Davies

Fuzzy-haired, neurotic, cello-playing Catrina is devastated when her lover, Jack, leaves her to go surfing on the other side of the world. Trapped in a dead-end job and torn by his departure, Catrina dreams...


The Passion of Mademoiselle S.

by Adriana Hunter & Jean-yves Berthault

A literary erotic treasure: the recently discovered letters that chronicle the passionate affair of a young woman in Paris in 1928

 

While helping a friend clear out an old apartment in Paris, diplomat Jean-Yves...


Love Sick

by Cory Martin

At 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when she found herself on the floor of her apartment wailing...


Prince: The Man and His Music

by Matt Thorne

Famously reticent, perverse, and controversial, Prince is one of the few remaining superstars of the 1980s who still, perhaps, remains an enigma. Now a firm fixture in the pop canon, where such classics as "Purple...


Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music

by Dave Stewart

A no-holds-barred look into the remarkable life and career of the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits.

 

Dave Stewart’s life has been a wild ride—one filled...


Liar: A Memoir

by Rob Roberge

An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist.

 

When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard...


Travels with Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity

by Holshek Christopher

Colonel Holshek infuses a road trip across the United States with ruminations on what it means to be an American in today's world.


Turning the Tables

by Teresa Giudice & K.C. Baker

The star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and three-time New York Times bestselling author offers a behind-the-scenes look at life in prison, her marriage, her rise to fame, the importance of her family,...


The Girl Behind the Door: A Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide

by John Brooks

An award-winning, candid, and compelling story of an adoptive father’s search for the truth about his teenage daughter’s suicide: “Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting...


9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her

by Brion McClanahan

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers...


Tent Life in Siberia

by George Kennan

The attempt which was made by the Western Union Telegraph Company, in 1865-66 and 67, to build an overland line to Europe via Alaska, Bering Strait, and Siberia, was in some respects the most remarkable undertaking...


Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

by Philip Freeman

An exploration of the fascinating poetry, life, and world of Sappho, including a complete translation of all her poems.

For more than twenty-five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho—the...


August Wilhelm Schlegel, Cosmopolitan of Art and Poetry


by Roger Paulin

This is the first full-scale biography, in any language, of a towering figure in German and European Romanticism: August Wilhelm Schlegel whose life, 1767 to 1845, coincided with its inexorable rise. As poet,...


On My Own

by Diane Rehm

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death (from Parkinson’s) of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life...


Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart

by James R. Doty

Extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart

 

Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed...


Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

by Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as “a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started...


The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

by Patricia Bell-Scott

A groundbreaking book—two decades in the works—that tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, granddaughter of a mulatto slave, and the first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave...