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The Wild Within Bones of the Master Rabbi Jesus The Parrot Who Owns Me Everything in Its Place Asia in New York City Too Much of a Good Thing Saving the Lost Tribe A Crew of One The Zen of Creativity Tough Times, Strong Kids Alpha Girls Rabbi Paul Mary Magdalene Abraham’s Curse Footprints in the Snow The Four Things That Matter Most You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right Can’t Buy Me Love Black Smoke The Parents We Mean To Be Do It Yourself Hedge Funds The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain Medical Mysteries Essential Chan Buddhism Catskill Rambles Secrets of the Saltwater Fly Made for a Good Purpose Trout Fishing in India The Best Care Possible The Elements of Life Einstein’s Rabbi The Backwards Birthday The Mind Illuminated War of the Whales My Lady of the Bog Rachel Among the Grizzlies An Endless Harvest Tao Tantric Arts For Women My Claus Von Bulow Affaire Into The Gray Zone Dao De Jing: The United Version Chan Heart, Chan Mind Whatever Arises, Love That Call Of The Cats The Driftwood Shrine

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The Wild Within: Adventures in Nature and Animal Teachings

The wilderness adventures and spiritual teaching of master tracker Paul Rezendes that challenges the way

we see nature—and ourselves.  (Tarcher/Putnam, 1999; a Peekamoose Book).

Bones of the Master: A Journey into Secret Mongolia

In 1996, American poet George Crane accompanied Tsung Tsai, a Ch’an monk, on a dangerous and quixotic journey

back to Inner Mongolia, his native land, to help Tsung Tsai dig up the bones of his master and cremate them with

proper Buddhist ceremony in a cave high in the Ulishan Mountains (Bantam, 2000).

Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography

An original and radical reexamination of Jesus’ life in a Jewish context told with novelistic detail by Bruce Chilton, one

of the world’s foremost religious scholars (Doubleday, 2000; a Peekamoose Book).

The Parrot Who Owns Me: The Story of a Relationship

The moving story of internationally renowned ornithologist Joanna Burger’s complex relationship with her pet parrot,

Tiko, which is also the story of the science of birds, and of parrots in particular (Villard, 2001; a Peekamoose Book).

Everything in Its Place: My Trails and Triumphs with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Celebrity and OCD sufferer’s Marc Summers’ Hollywood memoir (Tarcher/Putnam, 1999).

Asia in New York City: A Cultural Travel Guide

An in-depth tour and travel guide to Asian neighborhoods, food, art, and culture In New York City (Avalon, 2000).

Too Much of a Good Thing: Raising Children of Character in an Indulgent Age

New York Times bestselling author Dan Kindlon’s book on the effect of a materialistic, consumer-oriented society,

and emotionally needy parents, on a generation of children -- based on original research (Miramax, 2001).

Saving the Lost Tribe: The Rescue and Redemption of the Ethiopian Jews

The dramatic first-hand account of Operation Solomon, Israeli ambassador Asher Naim’s successful mission to rescue

over 14,000 Ethiopian Jews who were being held captive the savage dictator Mangistu Haile Mariam

(Ballantine, 2003; a Peekamoose Book).

A Crew of One: Adventures of a Solo Marlin Fisherman

A memoir of Carlos Bentos’ solo pursuit of marlin—usually a quarry that demands a team to catch—in various parts

of the world and in fishing tournaments

(Tarcher/Putnum, 2002).

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life 

Zen master John Daido Loori’s illustrated exploration on the sources of human creativity, as well as his

critique of and homage to the Zen arts (Ballantine, 2004; a Peekamoose Book).

Tough Times, Strong Kids: Lessons from the Past for Your Child’s Future

In the wake of 9/11, bestselling author Dan Kindlon on what it takes to create resilience and self reliance in children.

(Miramax, 2003).

Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

Based on original research, Dan Kindlon argues that a post-feminist generation of American girls are outperforming their

males peers, and, as they move into adulthood, will increasingly come to dominate our society (Rodale, 2006).

Rabbi Paul: An Intellectual Biography

Bruce Chilton’s revisionist biography of the passionately Jewish man who shaped early Christianity (Doubleday, 2004).

Mary Magdalene: A Biography

A revisionist biography by Bruce Chilton, placing Mary Magdalene in a role as a key apostle in the Jesus’

inner circle ofdisciples (Doubleday, 2005).

Abraham’s Curse: The Roots of Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Bruce Chilton’s masterful and original analysis of the religious violence and child sacrifice in Western culture

(Doubleday, 2008).

Footprints in the Snow: The Autobiography of Chan Buddhist Monk

Chan Master Sheng Yen’s deeply personal and vivid autobiography, which reveal news facts about his life and

especially his younger years growing up in Mainland China (Doubleday, 2009; a Peekamoose Book).

The Four Things That Matter Most: A Book About Living

Death and dying author and palliative care physician Ira Byock’s life affirming book about how to heal what

can be our troubled relationships to the people we love, especially at the end of life (Free Press, 2004).

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism

Brad Hirschfield now teaches a new morality of inclusiveness, acceptance, and the celebration of diversity

grounded in deeply personal as well as Biblical stories (Harmony, 2008).

Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America

Jonathan Gould’s magisterial group biography and cultural history, which is also a masterful work of music criticism

(Harmony, 2007).

Black Smoke: A Woman’s Journal of Healing, Wild Love, and Transformation in the Amazon

At once an adventure story, a romance, and a rich exploration of a little-known culture, Margaret De Wys’ Black Smoke

captures one woman’s “holy voyage” through a world that differs vastly from our own  (Sterling, 2009; a Peekamoose Book).

The Parents We Mean To Be

Harvard professor Rick Weissbourd’s probing look at moral development in children (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009).

Do It Yourself Hedge Funds

Investment guru Wayne Weddington’s practical guide to Hedge Funds (Hachette, 2009).

The Spiritual Doorway in the Brain: A Neurologist’s Search for the God Experience

Neurologist Kevin Nelson’s brilliant deconstruction of the neurology of different kinds of spiritual experiences,

including near death experience and out of body experience. (Dutton, 2011)

Medical Mysteries

Based on the most fascinating cases from the popular primetime television show. (Hyperion, 2009)

Essential Chan Buddhism: The Character and Spirit of Chinese Zen

Chan master Guo Jun’s profound and poetic teachings that reflect an ancient spiritual tradition, which is

still largely unknown in the West. (Monkfish, 2013)

Catskill Rambles

Personal essays, profiles of people, and adventures set in and about the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.

(Overlook, 1992)

Secrets of the Saltwater Fly

Profiles of master fly fishers and fly tiers from North America, the United Kingdom and Denmark, including

their signature flies and fishing tips. (Bulfinch, 1996)

Made for a Good Purpose

What every parent needs to help their adolescent on the autism spectrum or with a learning difference—

a guide by Michael McManmon, one of the foremost educators in the field. (Jessica Kingsley, 2012)

Trout Fishing in India

An adventure story set in the Indian Himalayas that portends the end of a marriage. (Artemisia, 2012)

The Best Care Possible

Dr. Ira Byock’s quest to transform care through the end of life—a trenchant, heartfelt look at the issues all of us will face.

(Avery, 2012)

The Elements of Life

A cookbook by award winning author Su-Mei Yu that is a guide to Thai recipes and traditions for healthy eating and living.

(Wiley, 2009)

Einstein’s Rabbi: A Tale of Science and the Soul

A novella by rabbi Michael Cohen that explores that explores the fictitious relationship between and a rabbi

and the great scientist set in Princeton, New Jersey. (Shires, 2008)

The Backwards Birthday

An illustrated father-daughter journey to the Museum of Natural History and to see the ballet of Sleeping Beauty.

(Peekamoose, 2011)

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

A systematic, hands-on manual, Mind Illuminated will be a considerable help to anyone who wants to completely

fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages. Culadasa offers a full conceptual frame for your

meditation practice in largely western language. (Dharma Treasure Press, 2015)

War of the Whales

The gripping non-fiction narrative account of how a marine scientist and environmental lawyer took on the

US navy’s sonar program. (Simon and Schuster, 2014)

My Lady of the Bog

A gripping and beautifully written mystery novel set in England and India. (The Permanent Press, 2014)

Rachel Among the Grizzlies

A father-daughter trip into New York City to see the New York Knicks take on the Memphis Grizzlies at

Madison Square Garden. (Peekamoose, 2013)

An Endless Harvest

A lovely cookbook that has been through several editions. Inspired by the Community Supported Agriculture

movement, it describes the nutritional value and gives detailed instructions on how to preserve and fully use

seasonal fruits and vegetables. (Manorville Press, 2007)

Tao Tantric Arts For Women: Cultivating Sexual Energy, Love, and Spirit

Minke de Vos’ definitive guide for women on the Daoist sacred sexuality and health (Inner Traditions, 2016)

My Claus Von Bulow Affaire

The only insider’s account of the famous case that spawned two bestsellers and was made into an Oscar-winning film.

(iUniverse, 2013)

Into The Gray Zone: A Neuroscientist Explores The Border Between Life And Death

World-renowned scientist Adrian Owen’s amazing story of communication through new technologies

with people in the vegetative state.

(Scribner, 2017)

Dao De Jing: The United Version

Harvard visiting scholar Yang Peng new translation of Laozi’s classic text, which reexamines the theistic aspects

of the text and collates ancient fragments of the Dao discovered in recent years in China.

(Wapner & Brent, 2016)

Chan Heart, Chan Mind

Master Guo Jun’s second book: powerful Chinese Zen teachings on spiritual development, serenity and equanimity.

(Wisdom, 2016)

Whatever Arises, Love That

Popular spiritual teacher and empath Matt Kahn’s inspirational guide on how to fill your life with love.

(Sounds True, 2016)

Call of the Cats: What I Learned About Life and Love from a Feral Colony

Andrew Bloomfield’s moving and often funny story of finding himself through caring for a colony of feral cats;

set in Los Angeles.

(New World Library, 2016)

The Driftwood Shrine: Discovering Zen In American Poetry

Zen Master and poet John Gendo Wolff’s beautiful, personal teachings on impermanence and the nature of reality

reflected in American poetry.

(Sumeru, 2016)