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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...

Kathleen: The Life of Kathleen Ferrier 1912-1953

by Maurice Leonard

The inspirational story of Kathleen Ferrier, whose reputation as the greatest lyric contralto of the twentieth century is something rarely, if ever, disputed, is here told with compelling insight and perception...

Ivan Mauger: The Man Behind the Myth

by John Chaplin

This is the first book to reveal the complex personality that is Ivan Mauger, the dedicated and often ruthlessly efficient ambition that made him a virtual sporting automaton. His achievements in motorcycle...

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....

Forward the Rifles: The War Diary of an Irish Soldier, 1914-1918

by Captain David Campbell

The battlefields of Gallipoli and Salonica were a far cry from life on a small working farm in County Louth, Ireland, and yet, in 1915, Captain David Campbell, M.C., 6th Royal Irish Rifles, found himself in...

Harry H Corbett

by Susannah Corbett

Harry H Corbett rose from the slums of Manchester to become one of the best-known television stars of the 20th century. Widely respected as a classical stage actor, he became a leading light in Joan Littlewood's...

Where I Belong: A Forest of Dean Childhood in the 1930s

by Joyce Latham

Here, in the latest edition of her first book, the late Joyce Latham looks back on her childhood days - the 1930s and the war time years - in a way that will bring memories flooding back for readers of or around...

Growing Up in Wartime Uxbridge

by James Skinnner

From a child's viewpoint, the pre-war years of the 1930s were full of carefree, halcyon days when the sun always used to shine, but for many people the 1930s were, regrettably, quite the opposite. In this nostalgic...

Growing Up In Wartime Southampton: Someone Else's Trousers

by James Marsh

This is a story spanning some of the most turbulent decades in recent world history. James Marsh was born during the first year of the Second World War and many of his infant years were spent in air-raid shelters...

Growing Up In Sussex: From Schoolboy to Soldier

by Gerry Wells

This compelling memoir starts with a boy's journey through the early years of the 1930s: days of the rag and bone man, street lamplighters, Hercule Poirot, and in the background, Hitler. Then life gets real:...

Growing Up In Cambridge: From Austerity to Prosperity

by Alex Forshaw

This fascinating story of life in Cambridge is written from the idiosyncratic perspective of an author who not only grew up in the city during the 1950s and 1960s, but who also attended its prestigious university....

Growing Up In A Welsh Valley: Beneath a Valley Sky

by Bronwen Hosie

This second collection of nostalgic, humorous and moving tales follows Rhymney - born Dai Morrissey as he leaves the Valley aged eighteen. Dai travels to England where he works for Huson and Terraplane, fitting...