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Lost Boy

As a hippie and drug user who had grown-up in a dysfunctional family, Greg Laurie knew what it was to be lost. A seventeen-year-old, long-haired Greg soon discovered his passion for seeing people...


The Day I Died

It was a beautiful winter's day, showing no signs of what was to come. Steve Sjogren, a successful pastor of a growing church, went into the hospital for routine surgery and died twice. What began as...


Milagro en la Mina

700 metros bajo tierra... 331 mineros sin esperanza aferrados a la fe inmensurable de un hombre. Milagro en la mina es la historia de Jose Henriquez un hombre que no ha sido ajeno al peligro aun...


Mi Vida Con los Santos

Para el padre James Martin, SJ los Santos son mucho mas que estatuas de yeso, son amigos personales! En Mi vida con los Santos James Martin nos presenta una conmovedora experiencia respect a su...


Swimming with Scapulars

Meet Matthew Lickona, a thirty-something wine columnist, sometime cartoonist, avid moviegoer, fan of alternative rock, and wonderfully talented writer. He is also a devoutly religious young man ("I...


Letters from Afghanistan

Serving in the Peace Corps, the author describes the land and the people of Afghanistan through weekly letters to her mother; thus, the description is real and immediate.


Christal

Within an hour after she was born, Christal underwent major surgery. They had to connect all the nerves in the spinal column to their various organs and muscles. It was one of many operations this...


Remember Who You Are

This is a collection of 20 haunting true stories, each revealing the struggle for Jewish identity and the solace gained through faith. As a child, Esther Hautzig and her family were exiled to Siberia...


So Far Away

Christine Hartmann's mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance Irmgard...


So Far Away

Christine Hartmann's mother valued control above all else, yet one event appeared beyond her command: the timing of her own death. Not to be denied there either, two decades in advance Irmgard...


Felon for Peace

At the height of the Vietnam War, Jerry Elmer committed his first felony by refusing to register for the draft. Over the next 20 years, using nonviolent tactics, Jerry worked for peace, justice, and...


Felon for Peace

At the height of the Vietnam War, Jerry Elmer committed his first felony by refusing to register for the draft. Over the next 20 years, using nonviolent tactics, Jerry worked for peace, justice, and...


Fats Waller

Fats Waller (1904-1943) was an outsize man in all respects: five feet, eleven inches tall, he weighed 285 pounds. The greatest of the Harlem stride pianists, he composed hundreds of songs, he led a...


The Forester's Log

When Mary Stuever graduated from forestry school in the early 1980s, her profession was facing tremendous challenges as the nation's forests were poised for serious decline from catastrophic...


Don't Forget the Accent Mark

Raised in a Mexican home in an Anglo neighborhood, David Sanchez was fair-skinned and fluent in Spanish and English when he entered kindergarten. None of this should have had any influence on the...


Slinging the Bull in Korea

In the fall of 1951 a sign was posted beside a U.S. Air Force squadron headquarters: 'El toro es mas fuerte que la bala' (The bull is mightier than the bullet). The sign testified to the recent...


Come Up and Get Me

A few years after his release from a North Vietnamese prisoner-of-war camp in 1973 Colonel Joseph Kittinger retired from the Air Force. Restless and unchallenged, he turned to ballooning, a life-long...


Manhattan Project to the Santa Fe Institute

The telephone lay in pieces on George Cowan's office desk in the basement of Princeton's physics building. It was his first day as a graduate student in the fall of 1941. Down the hall, on the door...


Hard Grass

Mary Zeiss Stange's story of running a bison ranch with her husband in southeastern Montana--on the outskirts of nowhere and far-from-here--is a narrative of survival in a landscape and a society at...


Hiking Alone

In this collection of personal essays, Mary Beath often does follow trails in solitude - both literally and metaphorically. With the focus of a scientist, the attention to detail of an artist, and...


Mountain Time

Mountain Time, a thoughtful and often moving work, is not only about Yellowstone as a superb sample of American wildness, . . . but also about a man named Paul Schullery and his relationship to it....


Tortilla Chronicles

A family memoir full of New Mexico flavor, "Tortilla Chronicles" serves up a hearty helping of the "City Different" from the perspective of the humble, hardworking Romeros, a family honored for its...


Hoyt Street

It's the 1940s. Little Mary Helen Ponce and her family live in Pacoima, a Mexican American barrio near Los Angeles. Unmindful of their poverty, Mary Helen and friends Beto, Concha, Virgie, la Nancy,...


Into the Canyon

In 1968, newlyweds Lucy Moore and her husband moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Chinle, Arizona, where he had taken a job with the recently created Navajo legal services program. They were part...


D. H. Lawrence in New Mexico

David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, England, in 1885. In 1914, he married Frieda Von Richtofen, a German national and distant cousin of the German war ace, 'The Red Baron' von Richthofen....


A Woman in the Great Outdoors

Melody Webb's reflections on her twenty-five-year-long career in the National Park Service is an insider's account of a public bureaucracy. As a woman, she was working in a male-dominated agency; as...


Wyoming Trucks, True Love and the Weather Channel

These essays explore the challenges Jeffe Kennedy has faced as a woman, a Westerner, a father-less daughter, a stepmother, a biologist, and a girl with hair of no specific colour. From the book's...


Guaymas Chronicles

This memoir of a young gringo's assimilation into the exotic street life of a bustling port on Mexico's Sea of Cortez is an eye-opening account of the area's working-class life. After months of...


A Woman of the Century

Anyone who still believes women are frail, powerless, and incapable of dealing with machinery should read the story of Frances Nunnery, a determined, ingenious entrepreneur whose career and...


Romance of a Little Village Girl

Cleofas M. Jaramillo (1878-1956) grew up in northern New Mexico, and her memoir, originally published in 1955, offers a unique and engaging portrait of daily life and customs from the late nineteenth...