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The Letters of Martin Buber

by Martin Buber

Edited by Profesor Nahum N. Glatzer and Paul Mendes-Flohr

“No matter how brilliant it may be, the human intellect that wishes to keep to a plane above the events of the day is not really alive,” wrote Martin...


Praying in Rome: Reflections on the Conclave and Electing Pope Francis

by Timothy M. Dolan

The Archbishop of New York offers his insight on his time in Rome, the Conclave and the election of a new Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Since February 2013, many have asked Cardinal Timothy Dolan to comment about...


Dancing with the Enemy: My Family's Holocaust Secret

by Paul Glaser

The gripping story of the author’s aunt, a Jewish dance instructor who was betrayed to the Nazis by the two men she loved, yet managed to survive WWII by teaching dance lessons to the SS at Auschwitz. Her...


Levels of Life

by Julian Barnes

Julian Barnes, author of the Man Booker Prize–winning novel The Sense of an Ending, gives us his most powerfully moving book yet, beginning in the nineteenth century and leading seamlessly into an entirely...


Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross

by Edward Sri

Mary appears only a few times in the Bible, but those few passages come at crucial moments. Catholics believe that Mary is the ever-virgin Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth. But she also was a human...


Camerado, I Give You My Hand: How a Powerful Lawyer-Turned-Priest Is Changing the Lives of Men Behind Bars

by Maura Poston Zagrans & David T. Link

For many years Dr. David T. Link helped young men and women prepare to become lawyers. After his wife died, and at a time in his life when most people retire, Dr. Link felt called to serve the Church and to...


Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative

by Michael Novak

“In heavy seas, to stay on course it is indispensable to lean hard left at times, then hard right. The important thing is to have the courage to follow your intellect. Wherever the evidence leads. To the left...


Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life

by Paul Mariani

An insightful and inspirational biography of the heroic and spiritual poet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844?1889) may well have been the most original and innovative poet writing in the English language during the...


The Distancers

by Lee Sandlin

In The Distancers, seven generations worth of joy and heartache is artfully forged into a family portrait that is at once universally American yet singularly Lee Sandlin's own. From the nineteenth century German...


The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski

by Samantha Geimer

In this searing and surprising memoir, Samantha Geimer, "the girl" at the center of the infamous Roman Polanski sexual assault case, breaks a virtual thirty-five-year silence to tell her story and reflect on...


Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir

by Linda Ronstadt

In this memoir, iconic singer Linda Ronstadt weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s.

Tracing...


Dream Catcher: A Memoir

by Margaret A. Salinger

In her highly anticipated memoir, Margaret A. Salinger writes about life with her famously reclusive father, J.D. Salinger—offering a rare look into the man and the myth, what it is like to be his daughter,...


Hippie Boy

by Ingrid Ricks

Discover the unforgettable New York Times bestselling memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional Mormon family--and finding escape, adventure, and hard-earned wisdom on the road...

What would you do if your stepfather...


Descent: A Memoir of Madness

by David Guterson

From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: a poignant, searching memoir about one man's fall into depression in the wake of a national tragedy, and his brave struggle to return to normalcy.

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Sister Mother Husband Dog: Etc.

by Delia Ephron

Bestselling author Delia Ephron shares a deeply personal collection of stories and essays, anchored by a loving remembrance of her sister Nora.

 

In Sister Mother Husband Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark...


Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater

by Michael Sokolove

Friday Night Lights meets Glee—the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town.

 

Why would the multimillionaire producer...


An Unsung Soldier: The Life of Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster

by Robert S. Jordan

Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster was one of the leading soldier-scholars of his time. He was one of the key figures during the Cold War - one who stood among the dominant American military and political personalities...


Heart of the Blackhawks: The Pierre Pilote Story

by L. Waxy Gregoire, David M. Dupuis & Pierre Pilote

NHL legend Pierre Pilote brings readers rinkside in this compelling biography from the defensive great himself. The longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain of the 1960s tells his story in this no-holds-barred tale...


Arts to Intelligence

by Doreen Galvin

Doreen Galvin's work in WWII was classified as "Top Secret" for at least 30 years after the cessation of hostilities. The atmosphere and events of the time, she wrote down many years later.

She relates personal...


Nobel: A Century of Prize Winners

by Michael Worek

The story of the winners of the world's most prestigious prize, now updated to include the 2009 recipients.