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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1427-1 (0-8070-1427-3)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
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Man's Search for Meaning

Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Afterword by William J. Winslade
Foreword by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1429-5 (0-8070-1429-X)

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Man's Search for Meaning
Gift Edition
Written by Viktor E. Frankl
Preface by Gordon W. Allport


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 30, 2000
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1426-4 (0-8070-1426-5)

One of the 10 most influential books in America. –Library of Congress/Book-of-the-Month Club “Survey of Lifetime Readers”

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life-daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation... Read more >
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The Autobiography and Other Writings

Written by Benjamin Franklin


Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1982
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21075-0 (0-553-21075-0)

Publisher, inventor, educator, and statesman, Benjamin Franklin was a complex and appealing character. Here is a wide-ranging selection of his writings from Poor Richard's Almanac, scientific essays, and political commentaries, plus a generous dose of his famous humor. Read more >
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Must You Go?
My Life with Harold Pinter
Written by Antonia Fraser


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53250-1 (0-385-53250-4)

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is a love story and a marvelously insightful account of their years together, beginning with their initial meeting when Fraser was the wife of a member of Parliament and mother of six... Read more >
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Must You Go?
My LIfe With Harold Pinter
Written by Lady Antonia Fraser


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47557-2 (0-307-47557-3)

A moving testament to one of the literary world's most celebrated marriages: that of the greatest playwright of our age, Harold Pinter, and the beautiful and famous prize-winning biographer Antonia Fraser.

In this exquisite memoir, Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist. In essence, it is... Read more >

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After Long Silence

Written by Helen Fremont


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 11, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33370-2 (0-385-33370-6)

Driven to uncover their roots, Fremont and her sister pieced together an astonishing story: of Siberian Gulags and Italian royalty, of concentration camps and buried lives. After Long Silence is about the devastating price of hiding the truth; about families; and about lies people use, foolish or wise, to protect themselves... Read more >
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This I Believe
An A to Z of a Life
Written by Carlos Fuentes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7254-2 (0-8129-7254-6)

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and... Read more >
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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" About Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-410-7 (1-60980-410-4)

Eva Gabrielsson, long-time partner to Millennium Trilogy author, Stieg Larsson, tells of their thirty-year love story, of Stieg’s life-long struggle to expose Sweden’s right-wing extremists, of his struggle to keep the magazine he founded, Expo, alive, his difficult relationships with his family, and the joy and relief he discovered writing the... Read more >

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"There Are Things I Want You to Know" about Stieg Larsson and Me

Written by Eva Gabrielsson
Contribution by Marie-Francoise Colombani
Translated by Linda Coverdale


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-363-6 (1-60980-363-9)

Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared everything, starting when they were both eighteen until his untimely death thirty-two years later at the age of fifty. In “There Are Things I Want You to Know” about Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting challenge of telling the story of their... Read more >
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Life Stories
How I Came Into My Inheritance & Strangers in the House
Written by Dorothy Gallagher
Foreword by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7265-8 (0-8129-7265-1)

Here are two acclaimed memoirs in one remarkable volume. In an extraordinarily compelling voice, Dorothy Gallagher tells stories taking us from her parents’ beginnings in the Ukraine to her own childhood in 1940s New York, through the many adventures of her extended family and into her own adult life. Her themes... Read more >
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Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

Written by Nora Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47638-8 (0-307-47638-3)

A lyrical and honest portrait of illness and the way it changes life and faith, from the award-winning author of Things Seen and Unseen.
 
In the winter of 2009, Nora Gallagher was told she had an inflamed optic nerve, cause unknown, that if untreated would leave her blind. With this news, and the... Read more >

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The Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

Written by Nora Gallagher


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59298-9 (0-307-59298-7)

This taut yet lyrical memoir tells of the author’s experience with a baffling illness poised to take her sight, and gives a deeply felt meditation on vulnerability and on what it means to lose the faith you had and find something better.

One day at the end of 2009, during a... Read more >
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Practicing Resurrection
A Memoir of Work, Doubt, Discernment, and Moments of Grace
Written by Nora Gallagher


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70563-2 (0-375-70563-5)

In the highly praised memoir Things Seen and Unseen, Nora Gallagher reflected on a year of spiritual renewal and the fact of mortality with uncommon wisdom and grace. We rejoin her in Practicing Resurrection as Gallagher searches for direction in the wake of her brother’s death. A desire to reclaim her... Read more >

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Mean Little deaf Queer
A Memoir
Written by Terry Galloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7331-5 (0-8070-7331-8)

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed “child freak,” she acted out... Read more >
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An Autobiography
The Story of My Experiments with Truth
Written by Mohandas K. Gandhi


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 1, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5909-8 (0-8070-5909-9)

Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.

In a... Read more >

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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3454-3 (1-4000-3454-X)

No writer alive today exerts the magical appeal of Gabriel García Márquez. Now, in the long-awaited first volume of his autobiography, he tells the story of his life from his birth in 1927 to the moment in the 1950s when he proposed to his wife. The result is as spectacular as... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Living to Tell the Tale

Written by Gabriel García Márquez
Translated by Edith Grossman


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 4, 2003
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4134-3 (1-4000-4134-1)

In this long-awaited first volume of a planned trilogy, the most acclaimed and revered living Nobel laureate begins to tell us the story of his life.

Like all his work, Living to Tell the Tale is a magnificent piece of writing. It spans Gabriel García Márquez’s life from his birth in... Read more >
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Vivir para contarla

Written by Gabriel García Márquez


Format: Hardcover, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: November 29, 2002
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4106-0 (1-4000-4106-6)

Vivir para contarla is the extraordinary story of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s early life. It is a recreation of his formative years, from his birth in Colombia in 1927, through his evocative childhood to the time he became a journalist. The Nobel laureate offers us the memory of his childhood and adolescence... Read more >
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Colored People

Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 11, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73919-7 (0-679-73919-X)

Gates's memoir of his early life in the mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia in the 1950s and 1960s takes readers into the world of a small, intimate, middle-class "colored" community in all its warmth, complexity, and unapologetic pride. It was a time when the United States was just crossing the... Read more >
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Duty
Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Written by Robert M Gates


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95947-8 (0-307-95947-3)

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working... Read more >

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In the Sea There Are Crocodiles

Written by Fabio Geda


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74382-4 (0-307-74382-9)

What would you do if, when you were ten, you were left to fend for yourself, and, in order to survive, you had to undertake a harrowing journey all the way from Afghanistan to Italy?

In early 2002, Enaiatollah Akbari’s village fell prey to the Taliban. His mother, fearing for his life... Read more >

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Rena's Promise
A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz
Written by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 30, 1996
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7071-0 (0-8070-7071-8)

As a young woman, Rena Kornreich endured the Nazi death camps for almost three and a half years. Rena’s Promise, the remarkable story of her survival, shows how her relationship with her younger sister, Danka, gave her the will to persevere under unimaginable circumstances.

“Gelissen, who was on the first Jewish transport... Read more >
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In Defense of Women
Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
Written by Nancy Gertner


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1148-5 (0-8070-1148-7)

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases

In the boys’ club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI’s Most Wanted List. What... Read more >
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The Slippery Year
A Meditation on Happily Ever After
Written by Melanie Gideon


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45486-7 (0-307-45486-X)

Melanie Gideon’s hilarious memoir is a disarmingly honest take on marriage and motherhood by a woman who realized she was sleepwalking through life and decided she needed to do something about it.

The Slippery Year chronicles her struggle to rediscover meaning and pleasure in life while navigating the comical ups and... Read more >
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