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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...


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.


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...


A Life for Freedom: The Mission to End Racial Injustice in South Africa

by Denis Goldberg & Z. Pallo Jordan

From June 1963 to October 1964, ten antiapartheid activists were tried at South Africa's Pretoria Supreme Court. Standing among the accused with Nelson Mandela, Ahmed Kathrada, and Walter Sisulu was Denis Goldberg....


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...


Diary of a F.A.T. (Fed Up and Tired) Girl

by Tanisha Thomas

After years of seeking self-acceptance and struggling to find the One, Tanisha Thomas is F.A.T.: fed up and tired. In her searingly honest memoir, the breakout star of Bad Girls Club dishes on her journey from...


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...


Always Too Much and Never Enough: A Memoir

by Jasmin Singer

One woman’s journey to find herself through juicing, veganism, and love, as she went from fat to thin and from feeding her emotions to feeding her soul.

 

From the extra pounds and unrelenting bullies that...


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...


Call to the Secret Place: Pursuing the Prize of God's Presence

by Michal Ann Goll, James Goll & Elizabeth Alves

Deep inside each of us is a longing to escape the frantic pace of life. A Call to the Secret Place is your personal invitation to take that step toward the peace found in God's presence. Be inspired by the stories...


Call to Courage: Overcoming Fear and Becoming Strong in Faith

by Michal Ann Goll, James Goll & Cindy Jacobs

Women throughout history have changed the world by their sacrifices, passion, and fire. A Call to Courage tells the inspiring stories of nine such women: Joan of Arc, teenage peasant who led France's army against...


Call to Compassion: Taking God's Unfailing Love to Your World

by Michal Ann Goll, James Goll & Patricia King

Jesus lived and breathed compassion. He was and is compassion itself. A Call to Compassion is your personal invitation to discover the joy of committing your life to a cause higher than your own personal desires...


Love Like There's No Tomorrow: How a Cardiac Arrest Brought My Heart to Life

by Ocieanna Fleiss

A few years ago, Ocieanna Fleiss-wife and work-at-home mother of four young children-would have described herself as overwhelmed, stressed, and focused on finishing her to-do list. But when at age forty-two,...