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Fleeing Fundamentalism: A Minister's Wife Examines Faith

by Carlene Cross

At a time when the distance between church and state is narrowing and the teaching of intelligent design is being proposed for our classrooms, it is startling and provocative to hear the reasoned voice of a...


Truck: A Love Story

by Michael Perry

The author of Population: 485 returns, delivering a truckload of humor, heart, and . . . gardening tips? Think Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, complete with stock cars, sexy vegetables, and a laugh...


When Heaven & Earth Change Places

by Le Ly Hayslip

It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down....


Rigged

by Ben Mezrich

From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House, this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his...


Nixon and Kissinger

by Robert Dallek

With the publication of his magisterial biography of John F. Kennedy, An Unfinished Life, Robert Dallek cemented his reputation as one of the greatest historians of our time. Now, in this epic joint biography,...


Service Included

by Phoebe Damrosch

Kitchen Confidential meets Sex and the City in this delicious, behind-the-scenes memoir from the first female captain at one of New York City's most prestigious restaurants

While Phoebe Damrosch was figuring...


The Best of Friends

by Sara James & Ginger Mauney

From sharing secrets as children to chasing unconventional dreams as adults, network correspondent Sara James and wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney explore their learning curve on life through the lens of their...


Saint Therese of Lisieux: A Penguin Life

by Kathryn Harrison

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey

by Fred Nadis

Now in paperback, the rollicking, critically acclaimed true story of the legendary writer and editor who ruled over America's sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural pulp journals in the mid-twentieth century: Ray...


Evolution's Captain: NF abt Capt. FitzRoy & Chas Darwin

by Peter Nichols

This is the story of the man without whom the name Charles Darwin might be unknown to us today. That man was Captain Robert FitzRoy, who invited the 22-year-old Darwin to be his companion on board the Beagle...


Destined to Witness: Growing Up Black In Nazi Germany

by Hans Massaquoi

This is a story of the unexpected.In Destined to Witness, Hans Massaquoi has crafted a beautifully rendered memoir -- an astonishing true tale of how he came of age as a black child in Nazi Germany. The son...


The Last Lone Inventor

by Evan Schwartz & Evan I. Schwartz

In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Many men have laid claim...


Life Of Field Marshal Sir Neville Chamberlain

by G.W. Forrest

Originally published in 1909. The accounts here of Sir Neville Chamberlain's most successful campaigns are drawn from his own official reports, his private letters to his sister at home and contemporary narratives....


Model Patient

by Karen Duffy

From Revlon spokesmodel to film actress to one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," Karen Duffy was living the life most of us only dream of. Then her whirlwind life of celebrity parties came to...


Yankee for Life

by Glen Waggoner & Bobby Murcer

As he stepped to the plate at Yankee Stadium on opening day in 1966, Bobby Murcer carried with him the hopes and expectations of Yankees fans looking for the next Mickey Mantle. Bobby wasn't the next Mick, of...


What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

by Danielle Ofri

A look at the emotional side of medicine—the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care

 

Physicians are assumed to be objective, rational beings, easily able to detach as...


American Childhood

by Annie Dillard

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s....


The Pilgrimage

by Paulo Coelho

Here Paulo Coelho details his journey across Spain along the legendaryroad of San Tiago, which pilgrims have travelled since Middle Ages. On this contemporary quest, he encounters a Chaucerian variety of mysterious...


The Twelve Caesars

by Matthew Dennison

An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars

One of the them was a military genius,...


A Tragic Honesty

by Blake Bailey

The first biography of acclaimed American novelist and story writer Richard Yates

Celebrated in his prime, forgotten in his final years, only to be championed anew by our greatest contemporary authors, Richard...