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Jun.05.2009
The biography of a 19th-century Mormon pioneer who became a celebrity after she was captured, raised, and tattooed on the face by Southwest Indians, then ransomed back five years later. “Margot Mifflin has written a winner… The Blue Tattoo offers quite intense drama along with thorough scholarship...
WHEN RACE BECOMES REAL: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories
Jun.03.2009
In these personal, evocative, original essays, thirty contemporary black and white, young and older writers--from Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Award winners to brand new voices--share their intimate racial experiences as they take unflinching looks at society and themselves. An incisive, powerful...
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May.28.2009
PAVE YOUR WAY TO ENLIGHTENMENT   Bet you thought the audience for Buddhism is fairly marginal, but have you heard? — one in eight Americans admit the influence of teachings of the Buddha as playing a positive role in their lives. This timeless path is one of the fastest growing today —...
Walking on Ice, An American Businessman in Russia
May.06.2009
"Walking on Ice" is about listening, learning, leadership, and determination—about success under challenging conditions. Russia is not a land of laws, but of relationships and tactics, both unpredictable. The Westerner has a special challenge fitting into the colorful and exciting...
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Apr.03.2009
Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns:"Ansary has written an informative and thoroughly engaging look at the past, present and future of Islam. With his seamless and charming prose, he challenges conventional wisdom and appeals for a fuller understanding of how...
Dinosaurs Across California graphic novel
Apr.01.2009
Dinosaurs Across California continues Phil Yeh's popular Dinosaurs Across America series with a wonderful tour of the Golden State, highlighting some of the noted people who changed the world in the arts, sports, science and other fields. In spite of his attitude, Patrick Rabbit learns more than he...
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Mar.20.2009
Bumping About Brittany is a guidebook with a difference, a series of excursions into the cultural, physical and emotional heartland of Brittany that can be followed up on the ground or simply consumed in the comfort of your own home as a good read. Taken together, the twenty-five chapters/...
Literary Savannah
Mar.16.2009
Literary Savannah was among the first in a series of literary travel anthologies published by Hill Street Press when the company was founded in the late 1990s. To include the city of Savannah, Georgia, in such a series would have made good sense at pretty much any time but particularly during the...
ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love
Mar.05.2009
ELEMENTAL The Power of Illuminated Love ELEMENTAL, The Power of Illuminated Love (ISBN 0972114270) is a celebrated gift book by two acclaimed creative artists: painter Luther E. Vann, whose work was exhibited at the Telfair Museum Jepson Center for the Arts throughout Summer 2008 in Savannah, Ga...