Books Heart A Natural History of the Heart-Filled Life by Gail Godwin Paperback, 320 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $14.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleHeartSubtitleA Natural History of the Heart-Filled LifeAuthorGail Godwin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A cultural tour through history, written as a long conversation with an insightful friend, offers a glimpse into the heart's meaning and metaphors, and what it means to be human. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Faith & Spirituality Also by Gail Godwin Queen of the Underworld Unfinished Desires Fifth Business Flora: A Novel Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Heart Read Any Good Books? 'Heart' by Gail Godwin December 29, 2005 Listener Teresa is halfway through this examination of the heart's cultural role throughout history and "feeling gallantly wiser about so much. [I] cannot wait to crawl back in tonight to learn more about this beating organ that has given us life since the beginning."