The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Midwife's Tale presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on 19th-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints.
The author shares his experiences as an ambassador from the United Arab Emirates to Russia and explores what it means to be a good Muslim in the twenty-first century, while offering a vision of what moderate Muslims must do to fruitfully engage with the modern world.
The writer of The Atlantic's cover story, "What ISIS Really Wants," presents an intimate and unsettling examination of the motivations that drive the men and women of the Islamic State, sharing the stories of individual followers against a backdrop of the violent events of today.
The author takes readers on her trip into Paganism and the occult, from its roots in 1950s England to its current American mecca in the Bay Area; from a gathering of more than a thousand witches in the Illinois woods to the New Orleans branch of one of the world's most influential magical societies.
And Other Practical Advice from Dogen, Japan's Greatest Zen Master: A Radical but Reverent Paraphrasing of Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye
Provides annotation and commentary to the eight hundred-year old Zen Buddhist tome, presenting insights into such topics as feminism and reincarnation.
To save precious centuries-old Islamic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of "Ocean's Eleven."
A journalist describes her experiences as a jaded, skeptical teenager growing up in a secluded utopia in Iowa, Maharishi's National Headquarters for Heaven on Earth, which promoted Transcendental Meditation as a path to peace and enlightenment. 30,000 first printing.
Offers an examination of relgious conversion as an expression of secular social forces, as it has played out in different historical periods and cultural environments, looking at both forced conversion and true religious choice since the Enlightenment.
A weight-loss program based on the author's NIH-funded Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training program outlines simple and proven strategies for lasting weight loss without willpower, guilt or cravings.