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Feb.13.2008
As the Western world struggles to comprehend the paradoxes of modern Turkey, a country both European and Asian, forward-looking yet rooted in ancient empire, a new nonfiction anthology promises to reveal its most personal nuances. Introducing TALES FROM THE EXPAT HAREM: Foreign Women in Modern...
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Feb.10.2008
Books by Geling Yan in Mainland China in various editions, plus books to which she has contributed stories or essays and books that write about Geling Yan as one of their subjects. There were 77 entries as of February 2008: http://search.dangdang.com  
The holothurian ossicles are from a photo by Dr. Mike Reich, one a many fine biologists who cooperated w/ this cross-genre book
Feb.09.2008
900+ translated haiku, all on the sea cucumber and most over a hundred years old, with a good measure of natural history. You might know about Ponge and his object poems, but the sea cucumber, a featureless and formless (protean) animal without a ganglia of brain, is the ultimate "thing,...
Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys
Feb.04.2008
A celebration of one of the most important relationships in a straight girl’s life—her gay best friend. Thanks to iconic duos such as Sex and the City’s Carrie and Stanford and the title characters of Will & Grace, the love affair between straight women and gay men has moved into the...
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Jan.27.2008
Personal essay about tending to an aging parent and considerations of time and time travel. The complete essay is available here: http://www.creativenonfiction.org/thejournal/articles/issue09/09hodgkins_einsteindidnt.htm
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Jan.26.2008
Spanning the globe from Argentina to Wall Street, 27 photographers and authors document the residences of the dead. Authors consider teenage suicide, the death of parents and friends, their own mortality, the transience of fame, and the nature of death itself. In over two dozen essays and more...
The Bigger the Better, the Tighter the Sweater
Jan.19.2008
From the Introduction:  The statistics are staggering. Eighty percent of American women are dissatisfied with the way they look. Twenty-two percent of college women claim to "always" be on a diet. Americans spend more than $40 billion-approximately the GDP of New Jersey or double what the...
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Jan.16.2008
Provided by the patients, their friends, families, and caregivers of those diagnaosed with lung cancer, these very personal stories offer inspired insight into the ways families and professionals care for both themselves and the patient, gain a deeper understanding of the relationships, and learn...
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Jan.16.2008
Hope's essay, originally published as a "My Turn" in Newsweek magazine in 2002, is included in this textbook as an example of how to write analytical essays.
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Jan.07.2008
Edited by Susan Davis and Gina Hyams   About the Anthology With wit, sensitivity, and unflinching honesty, Searching for Mary Poppins brings together twenty-five of today’s leading women writers- to explore the emotional minefield of mother-nanny relationships, delving into the intimate and...