Never Forget - “In 1975, in Cambodia, there was a regime so evil that it created an antisociety where torture was currency and music, books, and love were abolished… ”
A Voyage to the Sun - “In a sealed chamber in the desert Southwest lies the heart of a machine that could change the world. A machine called Z.”
The Suicide Catcher - “In the rapidly modernizing, constantly churning city of Nanjing, China, there is a bridge where many come to end their lives. Most end up in the Yangtze River, but some are pulled back from the brink by an odd and unlikely angel.”
The Flight Of the Fluttering Swallows - “It is estimated that unaccompanied child refugees from North Korea number nearly 10,000 in China, but only about 100 of them have made it to the Promised Land, South Korea, in the last five years.”
The Man Who Wouldn’t Die - “Olympic hero Rulon Gardner has fallen off trucks, tumbled off tractors, and gotten stuck in a baler. He has been impaled on an arrow, broken his neck, and gashed his knee clean to the bone…”
The Man Who Sailed His House - “Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a man was found, alone, riding on nothing but the roof of his house.”
The Fast Track to Dharma - “60 Degrees Straight Down, Mind the Boulders and Avalanches. A postcard from La Grave, France - alpinism’s new lost horizon.”
The World’s Luckiest Village by Michael Paterniti - It was a tiny town of farmers, a village where everyone knew everyone and nearly all struggled to make ends meet. But then, a few days before Christmas, they won the largest lottery in the history of Spain. The entire town. All of them.
The Last Meal - “A two-ounce songbird. A lemon-sized tumor. An imperial appetite for death, flesh, and the immortal gesture. It was time for dinner.”
The Greatest Chef In The World - The true tale of the alchemical miracles and transcendental gastronomy of Ferran Adriá, the world’s greatest chef.