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- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 7.99
It seemed like just plain bad luck. On September 11, 2001, Jeremy Glick boarded United Flight 93 only because a fire at Newark Airport had prevented him from flying out the day before. That morning, he called his wife, Lyz, to tell her the plane had been hijacked and that he and a group of others were going to storm the cockpit, an effort that doomed... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 10.99
"This is a story about two people, but I?m the only one telling it." Many authors have wrestled with the death of a father in their writing, but few have grappled with the subject as fiercely, or as powerfully, as the brilliant Spanish writer Marcos Giralt Torrente does in Father and Son , the mesmerizing and discomfiting memoir that won him Spain?s... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 12.99
?Daum is her generation's Joan Didion.? ? Nylon Nearly fifteen years after her debut collection, My Misspent Youth , captured the ambitions and anxieties of a generation, Meghan Daum returns to the personal essay with The Unspeakable , a masterful collection of ten new works. Her old encounters with overdrawn bank accounts and oversized ambitions... more...
- Frohmann 2014; US$ 4.66
Die Idee war und ist, in Form von tausend kurzen Texten tausend höchst subjektive Ansichten auf den Tod zu versammeln, damit diese zusammenwirkend einen transpersonalen Metatext über den Tod schreiben, aus dem wiederum ein plausibles Bild dessen entsteht, wie der Tod in der heutigen Gesellschaft wahrgenommen wird, welche Realität er hat, wie und was... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 14.38
'The morning after John's death, I remember feeling absolutely enraged that the world had kept turning and the sun had come up as if nothing had happened.' Lindsay Nicholson and her husband, the Observer journalist John Merritt, were regarded as a golden couple. But their world was turned upside down when John contracted leukaemia. His... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 17.58
'He passed away', 'She's gone', 'He died'... As anyone who has ever lost a loved one will know, the wording doesn't affect the meaning. Nothing can shield you or prepare you for the brutal reality and crippling pain of a death and its repercussions. Kate Boydell was widowed at the age of 33. She felt that her life had lost its... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 11.99
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Calvin Trillin's Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin . In Calvin Trillin?s antic tales of family life, she was portrayed as the wife who had ?a weird predilection for limiting our family to three meals a day? and the mother who thought that if you didn?t go to every performance of your child?s school play,... more...
- Touchstone 2007; US$ 9.99
A successful financial counselor with twenty-five years' experience empowers widows to manage their finances and attain lifelong security In many cases, losing a husband also means losing a financial partner. Suddenly, a widow is faced with essential decisions that she must consider single-handedly. With Financial Strategies for Today's Widow,... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99
In 2005, First Sergeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did not make it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, forty-eight, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated under his Humvee on an isolated road near Baghdad. His son, Jordan, was seven... more...