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Today's Best Nonfiction: Death Benefit / Loss of Eden / Princess / Let Me Hear Your Voice
Today's Best Nonfiction Death Benefit / Loss of Eden / Princess / Let Me Hear Your Voice Author:Catherine Maurice, Jean P. Sasson, Joyce Milton, David Heilbroner Death Benfit: — On April 2, 1987, Deana Wild stood on the cliffs of Big Sur, California, enjoying the view of the vast Pacific. Behind her were her companions, Virginia and B.J. McGinnis. Moments later Deana's body lay hundreds of feet below. The McGinnises reported the tragic fall, and the authorities investigated. Case closed. But when atto... more »rney Steven Keeney looked into the insurance claim months later, he learned that too many questions were unanswered. And one of them was this: Just who was the middle-aged, average-looking McGinnis couple? Keeney began to unravel a shocking record of abuse, robbery, arson, and murder most foul.
Loss of Eden:
Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927 made him an international hero, the stuff of legend. When he married Anne Morrow, daughter of a prominent family, this glamorous young pair was feted the world over. But overcast skies lay ahead for Charles and Anne. In this compelling dual biography, the Lindberghs' lives are laid bare as never before: how the notorious kidnapping and murder of their firstborn child drove them inward, how their controversial views about America's role in World War II cast them as pariahs. Above all, this fascinating portrait examines the Lindberghs' lasting contribution to American life.
As a Saudi Arabian princess, Sultana has fantastic wealth: four palaces on three continents, a luxuty jet, glittering jewels. But behind the black veil that all Saudi women must wear, she is a prisoner. She has no voice, no vote, no value in her society except as a bearer of sons. This secret world--where young women who commit "crimes" such as kissing can be punished by drowning or stoning--comes to vivid life in these pages. Here are tales of both mercy and malice in a land that continues to dodge the twentieth century. A bestseller so explosive that even Sultana, a member of the Saudi royal family, dared not use her real name.
Let Me Hear Your Voice:
Here, in a mother's own voice, is the profoundly moving story of how a family rescued not one, but two children from the affliction of autism. When shy, delicate Anne-Marie began to withdraw into a private world, her frightened parents desperately sought help, and found little. Yet Catherine and Marc Maurice refused to accept the dark verdicts they heard from the experts. They pored over medical texts, set up their own home therapy program, and prayed for a miracle. And then--just as Anne-Marie began to slip out of the shadows--their next child, Michel, showed signs of the same dread condition. A victorious tale of rescue.« less