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A Doctor's Quest

by Gretchen Roedde

A doctor grapples with the challenges of mother and child health in the developing world.

Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in...

The Greatest Athlete You've Never Heard Of

by Mark Hebscher

Canada's first Olympic gold medalist couldn't walk until he was ten, and became the greatest runner of his generation.

Paralyzed as a child, George Washington Orton eventually recovered, and never slowed down...

This Side of Paradise

by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

"This Side of Paradise" is an intimistic and autobiographical novel written by the American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald. The story is set in New York between 1911 and 1920, the year of publication of the...

Lord Nelson

by C. S. Forester

The celebrated author of the Hornblower series presents the biography of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson, the victor of the naval battle of Trafalgar.

Long Shot

by Azad Cudi

As Syria imploded in civil war in 2011, Kurdish volunteers in the north rose up to free their homeland from centuries of repression and create a progressive sanctuary that they named Rojava. To the medievalists...

Anthony: Words of Fire, Life of Light

by Madeline Pecora Nugent

Through detailed research and the actual words of St. Anthony, the author takes the reader on an imaginative journey into the lives and spiritual struggles of people who lived with, confided in, heeded, or defied...

Wasted Time

by Edward Hertrich

A stark and honest memoir of thirty-five years spent in Canada’s prison system.

Edward Hertrich left his Regent Park high school in grade 11 to start working. A year later, he started dealing drugs, beginning...

Padre Pio

by Pascal Cataneo

This collection of inspiring, astonishing, and humorous anecdotes offers a glimpse into the life and miracles of Padre Pio. These personal accounts reveal how he inspired countless conversions through his gifts...

The Miracle of Hope

by Andre Nguyen

Written by a personal friend of Cardinal Thuan, this moving biography—containing over 70 photographs and writing excerpts—chronicles the life of the man Pope John Paul II said was “…marked by a heroic...

Another Planet

by Tracey Thorn

In a 1970s commuter town, Tracey Thorn's teenage life was forged from what failed to happen. Her diaries were packed with entries about not buying things, not going to the disco, the school coach not arriving....

Threads of Life

by Clare Hunter

The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing

'Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book...Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the...

Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

by Richard J. Evans

At the time of his death at the age of 95, Eric Hobsbawm (1917-2012) was the most famous historian in the world. His books were translated into more than fifty languages and he was as well known in Brazil and...

Voices from the Blue

by Jennifer Rees & Robert J. Strange

In February 1919, London's first women police officers took to the streets of the city. They battled entrenched gender stereotypes, institutional inequality, sexual harassment and assaults disturbingly familiar...

David Bowie Conversations

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

David Jones (Bowie), is arguably the most influential pop icon of our times. He was not just music, words and lyrics but a work of art displayed as David Bowie. His profound effect reverberated out through all...

Joan of Arc

by Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859) was a British writer, journalist and essayist known today as one of the most original of his time. In this work, the author narrates and interprets, according to his own vision,...

The Escape

by Rashid Ben Addi

It is the cry of a whole generation, unable to get out of the cycle of inertia, and still sees the ray of hope coming from behind the border When we are assured of the low level of images that were exposing...

The Warrior Code

by Tee Marie Hanible & Denene Millner

From American Grit co-star, former Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tee Marie Hanible comes the story of how she became a warrior...and how you can do it, too.

In The Warrior Code, entrepreneur, philanthropist, reality...

Saints Alive!: The Gospel Witnessed

by Mary Lea, Marie Paul & Celia Sirois

Combining the art of dramatic storytelling with biography, Church history, and Catholic teaching and belief, this collection shows how real people lived the Gospel, revealing the richness of the Christian life...

Saints Alive!: The Faith Proclaimed

by Mary Lea, Marie Paul & Celia Sirois

Combining the art of storytelling with biography, Church history, and Catholic teaching and belief, this collection shows how real people lived the eight beatitudes and seven sacraments, revealing the richness...

Soar, Adam, Soar

by Rick Prashaw

“Coming out. Coming in. Coming home.”

Adam D. Prashaw’s life was full of surprises from the moment he was born. Assigned female at birth, and with parents who had been expecting a boy, he spent years living...