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The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws

by Margaret Drabble

The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws is an original and brilliant work. Margaret Drabble weaves her own story into a history of games, in particular jigsaws, which have offered her and...


The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement

by Susan Ferriss & Ricardo Sandoval

A “vivid, well-documented account of the farmworkers movement”(Philadelphia Inquirer) and its prime mover, Cesar Chavez. Edited by Diana Hembree with a foreword by Gary Soto and essays by Carey McWilliams,...


Harvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business

by Robert Mondavi

In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi-then fifty-two years old-was thrown out of his family's winery. Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine. What has...


Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome

by Jason Kingsley & Mitchell Levitz

Two young men with Down syndrome talk frankly about careers, friendships, school, sex, marriage, politics, and independence. Recipient of seven national awards, including the EDI Award from the National Easter...


Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime

by Patricia Hampl

Just out of college, Patricia Hampl was mesmerized by a Matisse painting in the Art Institute of Chicago: an aloof woman gazing at goldfish in a bowl, a Moroccan screen behind her. In Blue Arabesque, Hampl explores...


The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf

by William C. Davis

At large during the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, from just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish merchants on the...


The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order

by Joan Wickersham

One winter morning in 1991, Joan Wickersham’s father shot himself in the head.The father she loved would never have killed himself, and yet he had.His death made a mystery of his entire life. Who was he? Why...


One Man Great Enough

by John C. Waugh

The award-winning historian John C.Waugh takes us on Lincoln’s road to the CivilWar. From Lincoln’s first public rejection of slavery to his secret arrival in the capital, from his stunning debates with...


A Keeper of Bees: Notes on Hive and Home

by Allison Wallace

I was hooked. Call it adrenaline surge, call it honeybee venom in my veins–whatever the explanation, henceforth I would need these funky little critters in my life. Givers of sweet, thick honey, bringers forth...


One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

by Nathaniel C. Fick

If the Marines are “the few, the proud,” Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Nathaniel Fick’s career begins with a hellish summer at Quantico, after his junior year at Dartmouth. He leads a...


The Tender Land: A Family Love Story

by Kathleen Finneran

A superb portrait of family life, THE TENDER LAND is a love story unlike any other. The Finnerans -- parents and five children, Irish Catholics in St. Louis -- are a seemingly unexceptional family. Theirs is...


Am I a Jew?: My Journey Among the Believers and Pretenders, the Lapsed and the Lost, in Search of Faith (Not Necessarily My Own), My Roots, and Who Kn

by Theodore Ross

"I was nine years old when my mother forced me to convert to Christianity...."

When Theodore Ross moved from New York City to small-town Mississippi, his mother insisted that the family pretend to not be Jewish....


Introduccion a la mistica de San Juan de la Cruz AETH: An Introduction to the Mysticism of St. John of the Cross AETH (Spanish) - eBook [ePub]

Introduccion a Soren Kierkegaard a la Teologia Patas Arriba AETH: Introduction to Soren Kierkegaard Upside Down Theology AETH (Spanish) - eBook [ePub]

Without a Map: A Memoir

by Meredith Hall

Meredith Hall's moving but unsentimental memoir begins in 1965, when she becomes pregnant at sixteen. Shunned by her insular New Hampshire community, she is then kicked out of the house by her mother. Her father...


Memories of the Future

by Wendell Bell

“In this autobiography, Bell recounts the life journey that brought him into academia and foresight. He relates the adversities that challenged him, the people and places that inspired him, and the special...


The White Door: Four Novellas

by Stephen Chan

The White Door is a fictionalised account of growing up Chinese in New Zealand by a scholar, diplomat and martial artist.

“Stephen Chan’s novel is a magical masterpiece that fascinates and moves the reader...


The Olive Grove: A Palestinian Story

by Deborah Rohan

The Moghrabis have lived in Palestine for centuries. Near the end of the First World War, Ottoman soldier Kamal Moghrabi is imprisoned by his Turkish masters. Reunited with his family after being freed by British...


A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody

by Lyle W. Dorsett

Dwight Lyman Moody was the greatest evangelist of the 19th century. In the pre-television era, he traveled more than one million miles to preach the gospel to more than 100 million people. Although equipped...


A Birmingham Backstreet Boyhood

by Graham Twist

A Birmingham Backstreet Boyhood is a fascinating recollection of the experience of growing up in the slums of Nechells and Aston. All the harshness of daily life is remembered here by local author Graham Twist....