Ray Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal, “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes, and the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison,” by Inc. magazine.  Among Kurzweil’s many honors, he is the recipient of the MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world's largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the US National Medal of Technology, America’s highest honor in technology, and in 2002 he was inducted into the National Inventor's Hall of Fame, established by the US Patent Office.  He has received twenty honorary Doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.

He is a founder and the Chancellor of the Google and NASA sponsored Singularity University, which is based on his international bestseller The Singularity Is Near.  In 2012, Kurzweil was appointed Director of Engineering at Google, heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

 

DANIELLE:  Chronicles of a Superheroine & HOW YOU CAN BE A DANIELLE

(WordFire Press dual-volume h.c., trade p.b., and e-original simultaneous publication, April 23, 2019; Audio rights - Tantor Media; Spanish & German translation rights - Lola Books)

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A CHRONICLE OF IDEAS:  A Guide for Superheroines (and Superheroes) 

(WordFire Press e-original, April 23, 2019)

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Visit Danielle World!

Ray Kurzweil, legendary inventor and author of The New York Times bestsellers The Singularity Is Near and How to Create a Mind, unveils his first YA novel, and an unforgettable character—Danielleto help convey some of his most important ideas. 

Danielle: Chronicles of a Superheroine tells the story of a precocious girl who uses her intelligence and accelerating technology to solve humanity’s grandest challenges.  Written as an alternative history, Danielle’s journey as a driven young girl brings her face to face with many historical figures from our modern world. Told through the eyes of Danielle’s equally remarkable sister Claire, a girl adopted from Haiti after surviving the earthquake, this story shows all readers a hopeful vision of humanity’s future—and how to achieve it.

The novel features 24 graphic novel-style illustrations, one for each year of Danielle’s life, by New Yorker cartoonist and Ray’s daughter, Amy Kurzweil (author of Flying Couch: A Graphic Memoir, a New York Times Editor’s Pick and one of Kirkus Reviews Best Memoirs of 2016).

Also available are two separate nonfiction companion books for Danielle - a literary first. How You Can Be a Danielle is a concise call to action, providing pragmatic, thought-provoking, and clear guidance on how readers can be inspired to emulate Danielle and help her bring about a better world. And A Chronicle of Ideas: A Guide for Superheroines (and Superheroes) provides Kurzweil’s—and Danielle’s—unique spin on 282 concepts presented in the novel.

 

 

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THE SINGULARITY IS NEARER (Working Title) (Viking Books h.c., Fall 2019)

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HOW TO CREATE A MIND:  The Secret of Human Thought Revealed (Viking Books h.c., November 2012; Penguin Books trade p.b. reprint August 2013; UK/Duckworth; World Spanish/Lola Books; German/Lola Books; Holland/De Wereld; Russia/Eksmo; Brazil/Editora Aleph; Simplified Chinese; Cheers Publishing; Romanian/Paralela 45)

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TRANSCEND:  Nine Steps to Living Well Forever (Co -Authored with Terry Grossman, M.D. - Rodale Books h.c., April 2009; Korea/Seung San Publishing Co., Inc.; Netherland/Uitgeverij De Wereld)

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THE SINGULARITY IS NEAR:  When Humans Transcend Biology (Viking h.c., September 2005/trade p.b. reprint September 2006; Israel/Kinneret; UK/Duckworth; Korea/Gimmyoung; Japan/NHK; Italy/Apogeo; Czech/Anag; Turkey/Tubitak; Thailand/Matichon Publishing House; Holland/De Wereld; World Spanish/Lola Books; Germany/Lola Books Fuglsang; Hungary/Nebali; Romanian/Nemira; Polish/Kurhaus)

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Publishers Weekly Starred Review

New York Times Bestseller

 

FANTASTIC VOYAGE:  The Science Behind Radical Life ExtensionLive Long Enough to Live Forever (Co -Authored with Terry Grossman, M.D. - Rodale Books h.c., November 2004/Plume trade p.b. reprint September 2005; UK/Rodale; France/Dunod; Brazil/Aleph; Korea/Image Box; China (simple Characters)/Chongqing Publishing House; Czech/Anag)

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THE AGE OF SPIRITUAL MACHINES:  When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence (Viking h.c., January 1999; trade p.b. reprint January 2000; Australia/Allen & Unwin; Belgium (world Dutch)/Lannoo; China (simple characters)/Shanghai Translations; Germany/Kiepenhauer & Witsch; Israel (world Hebrew)/Kinneret; Italy/Longanesi; Japan/Shoeisha; Korea/Nano Media; Spain (world Spanish)/Planeta; Taiwan (complex Chinese characters)/Sitak Group; UK/Texere; Brazil/Editora Aleph; Denmark/JP Boger)

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MICHAEL OKON

Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling in his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw the film The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters. Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

 

WITCHES PROTECTION PROGRAM (WordFire Press h.c., trade p.b., and E-book simultaneous publication, September 30, 2019)

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“Ghostbusters” with witches!

Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he's reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization, The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company's diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt's evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself. Filled with adventure, suspense and a rousing good time, Okon creates a tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern day New York City.

 

MONSTERLAND REANIMATED (WordFire Press h.c., trade p.b., and E-book simultaneous publication, Friday April 13th, 2018)

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After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to re-establish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.  During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.  When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

"Another true gem of dark fantasy action/adventure by a master of the genre, Michael Okon's "Monsterland Reanimated" is unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary Fantasy Fiction collections." - Midwest Book Review

 

MONSTERLAND (Volume I) (WordFire Press h.c., trade p.b. and E-book simultaneous publication, Halloween 2017; Audio rights/Audible.com)

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“Jurassic Park” with monsters!

Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth. Wyatt Baldwin's senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with the beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance. But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville. With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?"


SUZANNE PILEGGI, M.A.P.P,

JAMES PAWELSKI, PH.D

Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on relationships and health. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story, “The Happy Couple,” was the catalyst for this book. Suzie blogs for Psychology Todayand writes the “Science of Well-being” column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor.  She has given “Romance and Research” (TM) workshops around the world with her husband James. Previously, she directed award-winning media relations campaigns for Fortune 500 clients, worked in publicity at Radio City Music Hall and was an associate producer for HBO Downtown Productions and The Joan Rivers Show.

James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania where he co-founded the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman.  The Founding Executive Director of IPPA, he is currently leading a three-year, multi-million-dollar grant investigating connections between the science of well-being and the arts and humanities. An international keynote speaker, he has presented in more than 20 countries on 6 continents, including “Romance and Research” (TM) workshops with his wife Suzie. He is frequently featured in the media, including the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Philadelphia.

 

HAPPY TOGETHER:  Using the Science of Positive Psychologyto Build Love That Lasts (TarcherPerigee trade p.b. original, January 15, 2018)

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How do you get to “happily ever after”?
In fairy tales, lasting love just happens. But in real life, healthy habits are what build happiness over the long haul. Happy Together, written by positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski, is the first book on using the principles of positive psychology to create thriving romantic relationships. Combining extensive scientific research and real-life examples, this book will help you find and feed the good in yourself and your partner. You will learn to develop key habits for building and sustaining long-term love by:

   • Promoting a healthy passion
   • Prioritizing positive emotions
   • Mindfully savoring experiences together
   • Seeking out strengths in each other
 
Through easy-to-follow methods and fun exercises, you’ll learn to strengthen your partnership, whether you’re looking to start a relationship off on the right foot, weather difficult times, reignite passion, or transform a good marriage into a great one.


MARIAH STEWART

MARIAH STEWART is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. Her current contemporary romance series, the Chesapeake Diaries, is set in the fictional town of St. Dennis on Maryland’s Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, about which #1 bestselling author Robyn Carr says “rich characterizations, a charming setting, and romances you’ll never forget will have you packing your bags for St. Dennis”. She’s also the author of nineteen bestselling romantic suspense novels, including the MERCY STREET, DEAD, TRUTH, and LAST series and the classic stand-alones, BROWN-EYED GIRL and VOICES CARRY. A native of Hightstown, New Jersey, she lives and gardens amidst the rolling hills of southern Chester County, PA, with her husband and a couple of rambunctious rescue dogs. She's the mother of two grown daughters – a psychologist and a prosecutor – and the grandmother of some of the cutest kids on the planet. In past lives, she's been a teacher and an insurance executive, but knows she's found the perfect job: sitting in her sunny office in old sweats and flip flops, making up stories and the characters who live in them, and getting paid for it. Life could not be sweeter.

 

The Hudson Sisters Series

 

THE GOODBYE CAFE (Book #3 of the “Hudson Sisters” Series) (Gallery Books trade p.b. original, March 26, 2019)

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The next book in Mariah Stewart’s popular Hudson Sisters series, which follows a trio of reluctant sisters who set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish and discover themselves in the process in this “sweet reminder of the importance of family” (First for Women). 

California girl Allie Hudson Monroe can’t wait for the day when the renovations on the Sugarhouse Theater are complete so she can finally collect the inheritance from her father and leave Pennsylvania. After all, her life and her fourteen-year-old daughter are in Los Angeles.

But Allie’s divorce left her tottering on the edge of bankruptcy, so to keep up on payments for her house and her daughter’s private school tuition, Allie packed up and flew out east. But fate has a curve-ball or two to toss in Allie’s direction—she just doesn’t know it yet.

She hadn’t anticipated how her life would change after reuniting with her estranged sister, Des, or meeting her previously unknown half-sister, Cara. And she’d certainly never expected to find small-town living charming. But the biggest surprise was that her long-forgotten artistry would save the day when the theater’s renovation fund dried up.

With opening day upon the sisters, Allie’s free to go. But for the first time in her life, she feels like the woman she was always meant to be. Will she return to the West Coast and resume her previous life, or will the love of “this amazing, endearing family of women” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author) be enough to draw her back to the place where the Hudson roots grow so deep?

THE SUGARHOUSE BLUES (Book #2 of the “Hudson Sisters” Series) (Gallery Books trade p.b. original, May 15, 2018)

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More “catnip for women's fiction fans” (Booklist) from New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart in the second novel of the Hudson Sisters series!

Allie, Des, and Cara, each having her own reasons for wanting a share of their father's estate, meet in the grand Victorian home in which he grew up, only to be greeted by another secret he purposely hid from them: his sister Bonnie. The women reluctantly band together to take on Fritz's challenge, working with a local contractor to begin the renovations financed by an account Fritz had set up for the task. While the restoration appears to go smoothly at first, it soon becomes apparent that the work will be more extensive than originally thought, and Des, elected to handle the money, needs to find ways to stretch out the remaining savings while searching for new sources of funding.

As strangers linked only by their DNA try to become a family, the Hudson sisters also try to come to terms with the father they only thought they knew. In the process, each woman discovers her own capacity for understanding, forgiveness, love, and the true meaning of family.

 

THE LAST CHANCE MATINEE (Book #1 of the “Hudson Sisters” Series) (Gallery Books trade p.b. original, March 21, 2017; m.m.p.b. November 27, 2018)

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The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart’s The Hudson Sisters series follows a trio of reluctant sisters as they set out to fulfill their father’s dying wish. In the process, they find not only themselves, but the father they only thought they knew.

When celebrated and respected agent Fritz Hudson passes away, he leaves a trail of Hollywood glory in his wake—and two separate families who never knew the other existed. Allie and Des Hudson are products of Fritz’s first marriage to Honora, a beautiful but troubled starlet whose life ended in a tragic overdose. Meanwhile, Fritz was falling in love on the Delaware Bay with New Age hippie Susa Pratt—they had a daughter together, Cara, and while Fritz loved Susa with everything he had, he never quite managed to tell her or Cara about his West Coast family.

Now Fritz is gone, and the three sisters are brought together under strange circumstances: there’s a large inheritance to be had that could save Allie from her ever-deepening debt following a disastrous divorce, allow Des to open a rescue shelter for abused and wounded animals, and give Cara a fresh start after her husband left her for her best friend—but only if the sisters upend their lives and work together to restore an old, decrepit theater that was Fritz’s obsession growing up in his small hometown in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Guided by Fritz’s closest friend and longtime attorney, Pete Wheeler, the sisters come together—whether they like it or not—to turn their father’s dream into a reality, and might just come away with far more than they bargained for.

 

The Chesapeake Diaries Series

 

DUNE DRIVE (Book #12 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Pocket Books m.m.p.b., July 31, 2018)

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New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart returns to her beloved Chesapeake Diaries series with a charming beachside romance that is “everything you love about small-town romance” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy).

Always believing she was an ugly duckling, Chrissy Jenkins thought she had finally turned into a swan when her real-life Prince Charming swept her off her feet. But as his true character began to crack his perfect facade, Chrissy realized that not only was she better off without him, but that she was the only one who had the power to transform her life.

Returning to her ancestral home on Cannonball Island for a family wedding, Chrissy is reintroduced to a legacy she’d all but forgotten. In choosing to stay on the island, she reboots her life, successfully reinventing herself as a chef at Blossoms, an up-and-coming restaurant in St. Dennis. But despite her newfound self-confidence, she still doesn’t trust her taste in men. So when she meets Jared Chandler, a handsome ship salvager staying at the inn while he conducts a nearby recovery operation, Chrissy’s certain she can keep him as a friend—even though he’s everything any woman would want in a man. As fellow newcomers, together they discover the charm of the historic bayside town and explore the idyllic island.

But when Chrissy agrees to be Jared’s date for his father’s wedding, they embark on a weekend that will find them each seeing the other in a completely different light, one that will change their lives forever.

 

THE CHESAPEAKE BRIDE (Book #11 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Pocket Books m.m.p.b., August 29, 2017)

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From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a new chapter in her celebrated Chesapeake Diaries series, featuring her signature “rich characterization, charming setting, and a romance you’ll never forget” (Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Architect Cassidy Logan has sworn off good-looking adventurers. Newly divorced, she’s focused on building ecologically friendly, historically accurate homes on the Chesapeake Bay for her father’s construction company. Traveling to Cannonball Island—where there has been no new construction in nearly one hundred years—Cass is sensitive to the heritage of the island and has come up with plans so perfect she’s determined to buy a home for herself. Even the fact that Owen Parker—a local who she dismisses as a lightweight and a player—seems to be everywhere isn’t enough to deter her from building her dream house.

Owen Parker is and always has been sinfully handsome and wickedly clever, a magnet for mischief as well as girls. He’s a rolling stone, going and doing whatever appeals to him, from flying a mail plane in Alaska, to working on a cattle ranch in Australia, a shrimp boat in Louisiana, and surfing and diving in Costa Rica. When an old friend offers him a job salvaging a sunken ship on the Chesapeake Bay, Owen gladly accepts. Something’s been telling him it was time to head home to Cannonball Island, and a job is as good an excuse as any. And he’s totally smitten by the pretty architect on the scene, but it seems he’s finally met a woman who’s immune to his charms. Sooner or later, Owen will have to face the reason why he always runs, because this time, leaving just might be harder than staying.

 

Other titles by Mariah Stewart represented by Loretta Barrett Books, Inc.

 

DRIFTWOOD POINT (Book #10 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Pocket Books m.m.p.b., July 1, 2016)

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THAT CHESAPEAKE SUMMER (Book #9 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Pocket Books m.m.p.b., June 23, 2015)

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ON SUNSET BEACH (Book #8 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b., July 1, 2014)

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AT THE RIVER’S EDGE (Book #7 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b., January 28, 2014)

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THE LONG WAY HOME (Book #6 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b., January 29, 2013)

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HOME FOR THE SUMMER (Book #5 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b., May 29, 2012; UK/Piatkus)

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HOMETOWN GIRL (Book #4 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b., September 27, 2011; UK/Piatkus)

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New York Times Bestseller

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ALMOST HOME (Book #3 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. March 22, 2011; UK/Piatkus)

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New York Times Bestseller

 

HOME AGAIN (Book #2 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. July 27, 2010; UK/Piatkus)

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COMING HOME (Book #1 of “The Chesapeake Diaries” Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. March 23, 2010; UK/Piatkus ; Turkey/Pozitif Yainlari)

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New York Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today Bestseller

 

A DIFFERENT LIGHT (Pocket Books revised m.m.p.b with over 50% new material, December 2009)

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ACTS OF MERCY:  A Mercy Street Novel (Mercy Street Foundation)  (Ballantine Books h.c., August 2009; UK/Piatkus-Little Brown)

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A Wal-Mart Book of the Month selection

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New York Times Bestseller

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CRY MERCY:  A Mercy Street Novel (Mercy Street Foundation) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, April 2009; UK/Piatkus-Little Brown)

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FORGOTTEN (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, August 2008)

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New York Times Bestseller

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MERCY STREET:  A Mercy Street Novel (Mercy Street Foundation) (Ballantine Books h.c., May 2008/m.m.p.b. reprint March 2009; UK/Piatkus-Little Brown)

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LAST BREATH (Ballantine Books h.c., July 31, 2007/m.m.p.b. March 2008)

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LAST WORDS (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, June 2007)

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LAST LOOK (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, May 2007)

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FINAL TRUTH (Final Book in the “Truth” Series) (Ballantine Books h.c., May 2006/m.m.p.b February 2007)

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DARK TRUTH (Book #3 in Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, October 2005; Greek/George Dragounis Publications, S.A.)

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HARD TRUTH (Book #2 in Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, September 2005; Greek/George Dragounis Publications, S.A.)

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New York Times Bestseller

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COLD TRUTH (Book #1 in Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, August 2005; Greek/George Dragounis Publications, S.A.; Norwegian/NW Damm)

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New York Times Bestseller

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DEAD END (Final Book in the “Dead” Series) (Ballantine Books h.c., August 2005/m.m.p.b. May 30, 2006; French/Editions Jai Lu; Norway/ Schibsted Forlagene AS)

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DEAD EVEN (Book #3 in Series) (Ballantine Books, m.m.p.b. original, August 2004; Germany/Random House Bertlesman; France/Editions J’ai Lu; Greece/Dragounis; Russia/AST; Norway/ Schibsted Forlagene AS)

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Nominated for the 2005 Quills Romance Award

 

DEAD CERTAIN (Book #2 in Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, July 2004; Germany/Random House Bertlesman; France/Editions J’ai Lu; Greece/Dragounis; Russia/AST; Norway/ Schibsted Forlagene AS)

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DEAD WRONG (Book #1 in Series) (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, June 2004; Germany/Random House Bertlesman; Czech Republic/Baronet Publishers; France/Editions J’ai Lu; Greece/Dragounis; Russia/AST; Korean/Romance Park; Norway/ Schibsted Forlagene AS)

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UNTIL DARK (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, December 2003; Japan/Shueisha)

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THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER (Ballantine Books m.m.p.b. original, August 2002/re-issued December 18, 2007; France/J’ai Lu Editions)

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VOICES CARRY (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, February 2001/re-issued January 2006; Greece/Dragounis; France/Editions J’ai Liu)

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BROWN-EYED GIRL (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, April 2000/re-issued July 2005; Norway/Bladkompaniet; France/Editions J’ai Liu)

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PRICELESS (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, June 1999/re-issued October 2006; Norway/Bladkompaniet)

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MOONDANCE (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, January 1999/re-issued May 2006)

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WONDERFUL YOU (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, June 1998/re-issued July 2007)

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DEVLIN’S LIGHT (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, August 1997/re-issue May 2007; Sweden/Norsk Ukeblad)

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CAROLINA MIST (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, August 1996/re-issued February 2007)

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A DIFFERENT LIGHT (Pocket Books pb original, November 1995)

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MOMENTS IN TIME (Pocket Books m.m.p.b. original, April 1995)

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GEORGE WEIGEL

GEORGE WEIGEL, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.  From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues.  Mr. Weigel is perhaps best known for his widely translated and internationally acclaimed two-volume biography of Pope St. John Paul II: the New York Times bestseller, Witness to Hope (1999), and its sequel, The End and the Beginning (2010). In 2017, Weigel published a memoir of the experiences that led to his papal biography: Lessons in Hope — My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II.  George Weigel is the author of more than twenty other books, including The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God (2005); Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (2013); Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (2013); Letters to a Young Catholic (2015); and The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times (2018). His essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to eighty-five newspapers and magazines in seven countries.  Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science, and has been awarded the Papal Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, Poland’s Gloria Artis Gold Medal, and Lithuania’s Diplomacy Star.

 

THE FRAGILITY OF ORDER:  Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times (Ignatius Press h.c., April 2, 2018)

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One of America's most prominent public intellectuals brings thirty-five years of experience in Washington and Rome to bear in analyzing the turbulence that characterizes world politics, American public life, and the Catholic Church in the early twenty-first century.

In these bracing essays, George Weigel reads such events as the First World War, the collapse of Communism, and the Obama and Trump presidencies through a distinctive cultural and moral lens, even as he offers new insights into Pope Francis and his challenging pontificate.

Throughout, two of Weigel's key convictions—that ideas have consequences for good and ill, and that the deepest currents of history flow through culture—illuminate political and economic life, and the life of the Church, in ways not often appreciated or understood.

Many of the chapters in this book originated in George Weigel's annual William E. Simon Lecture, which since 2001 has become a major event in Washington, D.C. They are unique in their application of philosophical and theological perspectives to the issues of history and politics,

 

LESSONS IN HOPE:  My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II (Basic Books h.c., September 19, 2017)

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A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II.

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside," he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing readers to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering.  A deeply humane portrait of an eminent scholar learning a saint, Lessons in Hope is essential reading for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of a world-changing pope.

 

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NEMESIS (Basic Books h.c., 2019)

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IRONIES IN THE FIERY BROOK (Basic Books h.c., 2020)

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CITY OF SAINTS:  A Pilgrimage to John Paul II’s Krakow (Waterbrook Multnomah Press trade p.b. original, October 27, 2015)

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EVANGELICAL CATHOLICISM: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church (Basic Books h.c., February 5, 2013; trade p.b. reprint April 22, 2014)

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ROMAN PILGRIMMAGE:  The Station Churches (with Elizabeth Lev and Stephen Weigel) (Basic Books h.c., October 29, 2013)

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PRACTICING CATHOLIC:  Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Eligiac (The Crossroad Publishing Co. trade p.b. original, November 1, 2012)

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THE END AND THE BEGINNING:  The Importance of John Paul II (Doubleday h.c., September 2010/Image trade p.b. reprint November 2011)

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THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE (The Crossroad Publishing Co. h.c., Spring 2010)

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AGAINST THE GRAIN:  Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace (The Crossroad Publishing Co. h.c., April 25, 2008)

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Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism:  A Call to Action (Doubleday h.c., December 26, 2007)

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GOD’S CHOICE:  Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church (HarperCollins h.c., November 2005/trade p.b. November 2006; Germany/Pattloch; Spanish/Ciudadela; Polish/ZNAK; Italian/Rubettino Editore; French/Fleurus)

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THE CUBE AND THE CATHEDRAL:  Europe, America and Politics without God

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LETTERS TO A YOUNG CATHOLIC (Basic Books h.c., March 2004/trade p.b. November 2005; 2nd Edition August 11, 2015; UK & Australia/Gracewing; Spanish World Castilian /Christianidad; Polish/Wydawnictwo; Lithuanian/Kataliku Pasaulio)

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THE COURAGE TO BE CATHOLIC:  Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church 

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THE TRUTH OF CATHOLICISM:  Ten Controversies Explored  (HarperCollins h.c., October 2001/trade p.b. HarperPerrenial, November 2002; UK & Australia/Gracewing; Poland/ZNAK; Portugal/Quetzal Bertrand)

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WITNESS TO HOPE: The Biography of Pope John Paul II (HarperCollins h.c., October 1999/trade p.b. February 2001/updated trade p.b. reprint April 2005; UK & Australia/HarperCollins; Italy/Mondadori; France/Lattes; Spain & Latin America/Plaza y Janes; Slovak Republic/Slovart (updated edition by Prah s.r.o.); Poland/Bertlesmann Media (bookclub) & ZNAK; Russia/AST Publishers; Portugal/Quetzal-Bertrand; Germany/Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh)

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