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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

by Eben Alexander

The #1 New York Times bestselling account of a neurosurgeon's own near-death experience.

Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander...


by Elie Wiesel & Marion Wiesel

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel

Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This...

His Bright Light: The Story of Nick Traina

by Danielle Steel

"This is the story of an extraordinary boy with a brilliant mind, a heart of gold, and a tortured soul. It is the story of an illness, a fight to live, and a race against death.

I want to share the story, and...

The Pact

by Sampson Davis & George Jenkins

Chosen by Essence to be among the forty most influential African Americans, the three doctors grew up in the streets of Newark, facing city life’s temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day these three...

A Street Cat Named Bob

by James Bowen

The Instant New York Times Bestseller!

James is a street musician struggling to make ends meet.

Bob is a stray cat looking for somewhere warm to sleep.

When James and Bob meet, they forge a never-to-be-forgotten...

Mob Daughter

by Karen Gravano & Lisa Pulitzer

From Karen Gravano, a star of the hit VH1 reality show Mob Wives, comes a revealing memoir of a mafia childhood, where love and family come hand-in-hand with murder and betrayal.

Karen Gravano is the daughter...

Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets

by Carissa Phelps & Larkin Warren

“Riveting . . . A genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief.” (Kirkus Reviews)


A School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Teens...

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones

by Hill Harper

A compelling, important addition to Hill Harper’s bestselling series, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance


After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother...

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

by Karen Abbott

Karen Abbott, the New York Times bestselling author of Sin in the Second City and “pioneer of sizzle history” (USA Today), tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything to become...

On Wings of Eagles

by Ken Follett

#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . 

When two...

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice

by Rebecca Musser & M. Bridget Cook

Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy,...

Whipping Boy

by Allen Kurzweil

Winner of the Edgar® Award for Best Fact Crime

The true account of one boy’s lifelong search for his boarding-school bully.

Equal parts childhood memoir and literary thriller, Whipping Boy chronicles prize-winning...

Io cammino nel buio

by Licia Praisi

Licia ha 53 anni, vive sola in una casa dell’Ente Case di Ferrara dove ancora è ammalata e lotta ogni giorno per sopravvivere. Dopo aver cominciato a scrivere la sua storia come terapia, sotto consiglio della...

Carry On, Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed

by Glennon Doyle Melton

Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award

The inspiring and hilarious instant New York Times bestseller from the beloved writer, speaker, activist, and founder of whose new memoir Love Warrior is...

Until I Say Good-Bye

by Susan Spencer-Wendel & Bret Witter

Susan Spencer-Wendel’s Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy is a moving and inspirational memoir by a woman who makes the most of her final days after discovering she has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...

The Elephant Whisperer

by Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's...

Thick As Thieves

by Steve Geng

A memoir about two siblings who loved each other (sometimes); the thrill of the shoplift, the power of the written word, the agony of addiction, and the joy of someone who understands you and still stays true...

The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster

by Tim Crothers

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyongo and David Oyelowo, directed by Mira Nair.

The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf...

Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

by Kristen Iversen

Full Body Burden is a haunting work of narrative nonfiction about a young woman, Kristen Iversen, growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant once designated "the...

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

by Marya Hornbacher

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what...