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St. Gianna Beretta Molla

by Susan Helen Wallace FSP & Patricia Edward Jablonski FSP

As a mother, wife, and doctor St. Gianna Molla is not your typical saint. She loved fashion, being outdoors, and traveling in her native Italy. Children will enjoy learning about her life’s journey and how...


The Shepherds of Fatima

by M. Fernando Silva

Drawing from historical sources and eye-witness accounts, Shepherds of Fátima is a captivating retelling of Mary’s apparitions at Fátima, Portugal, in 1917. Fr. Silva leads readers through the lives of the...


Song of Silence

by Éloi Leclerc

Saint Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, was not recognized as such until after her death. Jeanne lived through repeated betrayals and transformed these trials into a path toward holiness...


The Miracle of Hope

by Andre Nguyen & Van Chau

Written by a friend of Cardinal Van Thuan, this biography chronicles the life of the man Pope John Paul II said was "...marked by a heroic configuration with Christ on the cross."


Open Secret

by Stella Rimington

Rimington's account of her rise in what was very definitely a man's world..

Stella Rimington was educated at Nottingham Girls' High School, and Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities. In 1959 she started work in...


Anthony

by Madeline Pecora Nugent

Through detailed research and the actual words of St. Anthony, the author takes the reader on an imaginative journey into the lives and spiritual struggles of people who lived with, confided in, heeded, or defied...


Pavel's Letters

by Monika Maron

Teasing her family's past out of the fog of oblivion and lies, one of Germany's greatest writers asks about the secrets families keep, about the fortitude of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, and...


The Cradle King

by Alan Stewart

As the son of Mary Queen of Scots, born into her 'bloody nest', James had the most precarious of childhoods. Even before his birth, his life was threatened: it was rumoured that his father, Henry, had tried...


Dear Fatty

by Dawn French

Dawn French is one of the greatest comedy actresses of our time, with a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Loved for her irreverant humour, Dawn has achieved massive mainstream success while continuing...


One Day at a Time

by Susan Lewis

She was only nine when her world fell apart. The struggle to understand took a lifetime.

In 1960s Bristol, Susan's family was like any other with its joys and frustrations, and fierce loyalties. Then tragedy...


Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush

by Molly Ivins & Lou Dubose

When it comes to reporting on politics, nobody does it smarter or funnier than bestselling author Molly Ivins. In Shrub, Ivins focuses her Texas-size smarts on the biggest politician in her home state: George...


A Lucky Child: A Memoir of Surviving Auschwitz as a Young Boy

by Thomas Buergenthal

At the age of ten Thomas Buergenthal arrived at Auschwitz after surviving the Ghetto of Kielce and two labour camps, and was soon separated from his parents. Using his wits and some remarkable strokes of luck,...


The Wilkomirski Affair: A Study in Biographical Truth

by Stefan Maechler

This is the definitive report on Fragments, Binjamin Wilkomirski's invented "memoir" of a childhood spent in concentration camps, which created international turmoil.

In 1995 Fragments, a memoir by a Swiss musician...


Marga Richter

by Sharon Mirchandani

This is the first full-length introduction to the life and works of significant American composer Marga Richter (born 1926), who has written more than one hundred works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance,...


Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity

by Rebecca Goldstein

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In 1656, Amsterdam’s Jewish community excommunicated Baruch Spinoza, and, at the age of twenty–three, he became the most famous heretic in Judaism. He was already germinating...


Captain Cook

by Vanessa Collingridge

A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow...


Jolly Green Giant

by David Bellamy

David Bellamy is a natural story teller whose memoir will be packed full of funny anecdotes and observations. It is the story of how a city boy, brought up in the middle of London, went for a trip into the countryside...


Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter

by Antonia Fraser

A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In...


A Further Slice Of Johnners

by Brian Johnston

When Brian Johnston was a schoolboy, his reports were full of phrases such as 'talks too much in school' and 'apt to be a buffoon'. Later millions of radio listeners would be delighted to discover that some...


William and Harry: Behind the Palace Walls

by Katie Nicholl

William and Harry is a fascinating insight into the lives and loves of two extraordinary young men who have captured not only the hearts and minds of not only the British public, but those the world over. This...