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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...


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...


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 Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before "I Do"

by Jill Andres & Brook Silva-Braga

A crash course in commitment: one couple and forty dates that could make or break their marriage before the wedding. 

 

Picking a partner is life’s most important decision, but how are we supposed to make...


A Cancer in the Family: Take Control of Your Genetic Inheritance

by Theodora Ross & Siddhartha Mukherjee

Oncologist and cancer gene hunter Theo Ross delivers the first authoritative, go-to for people facing a genetic predisposition for cancer

 

There are 13 million people with cancer in the United States, and...


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...


My Broken Pieces: Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love

by Rosie Rivera

The sister of “La Diva de la Banda”—legendary Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera—opens up for the first time about Jenni’s untimely death and her own triumph over abuse and addiction.

Growing up as...


Trying to Save Piggy Sneed: 20th Anniversary Edition

by John Irving & Susan Cheever

A commemorative hardcover edition of the only collection ever published of the celebrated novelist's shorter works.

Here is a treat for devoted fans of John Irving. First published twenty years ago, Trying to...


Where The Light Lives: A True Story about Death, Grief and Transformation

by Linda Cull, Frith Luton & Penny Sartori

Where The Light Lives is the inspirational memoir of Linda Cull, a young woman from a traditional Southern European culture which was traumatised and fragmented by the Second World War and civil conflicts, and...


Postcards from Here

by Penny Guisinger

Postcards from Here is a capturing of a community, a harsh and beautiful place, a family, and the internal experience of its author in the form of micro-essays. The book takes on the realities of rural New England...


Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads

The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict

by Austin Reed, Caleb Smith & David W. Blight

The earliest known prison memoir by an African American writer—recently discovered and authenticated by a team of Yale scholars—sheds light on the longstanding connection between race and incarceration in...


Along the Bosphorus

by Orhan Pamuk

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

 

The Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul.

 

From the ghostly yalis, splendid waterside...


Faithfully Religionless

by Timber Hawkeye

When his pursuit of happiness in Corporate America feels counterproductive, Timber Hawkeye escapes the flourescent-lit hell of his cubicle in Seattle, and sets out to fully embrace the stress-free lifestyle...


Dancing in Buenos Aires

by Layne Mosler

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection

In Dancing in Buenos Aires, Layne Mosler takes us on a unforgettable trip with a lively step. With grace, humor, and a keen eye for characters and detail, Mosler brings to life...


The Narrow Door

by Paul Lisicky

In The Narrow Door, Paul Lisicky creates a compelling collage of scenes and images drawn from two long-term relationships, one with a woman novelist and the other with his ex-husband, a poet. The contours of...


Before I Forget: Love, Hope, Help, and Acceptance in Our Fight Against Alzheimer's

by B. Smith, Dan Gasby & Michael Shnayerson

“I know where I’m going. I’m still myself. I just can’t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I’ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long...


The Alaskan Retreater's Notebook: One Man's Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness

by Ray Ordorica

In the fall of 1978 Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed:...


Out of the Wasteland: Stories from the Environmental Frontier

by Paul Relis & Pico Iyer

In Out of the Wasteland, founding Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council Paul Relis takes us on a journey of the environmental frontier, from the heady days of the birth of environmentalism...