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Feb.14.2012
Note: Jeffrey Zaslow passed away on February 10, 2012. The New York Times bestselling journalist and author of The Girls from Ames, Jeffrey Zaslow, takes us to a multi- generational family owned small-town bridal shop to explore the emotional lives of women in the 21st century. You may not...
Desigining With Kanji
Nov.27.2011
Japanese kanji characters combine meaning with beauty and thus offer a unique medium for artistic expression. But if you don’t know the language, how do you find characters that say what you want and are not just a "kanji cliché"? You can start here. This attractive book has over one hundred...
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Oct.21.2011
The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist...
Book Cover for "The Trouble With Change"
Oct.19.2011
The Trouble With Change is a suspenseful crime story about a college student, Sondra Taylor, who dreams of being the first in her family to graduate from college.  With little money in her pocket, and a meager scholarship to school in the city, she sets out against the odds to do so. ...
Book Cover for "Checkered Fences"
Oct.19.2011
Checkered Fences is a heartwarming romance about a high school student, Diane Jones, who dreams of her independence and becoming the first in her family to complete college, unlike her mother who married at just thirteen years old.  However, Diane’s old fashion father has other plans for Diane...
Slipstream, Issue #6, Nightlife Theme
Jul.03.2011
This literary magaine or literary review features the work of both new and established writers.  It was founded in 1980, and continues to grow, as it publishes chabooks now, many of which are "on the edge."  The publisher is now Niagra Falls, New York. Small Magazine Review says of...
Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami
Jun.13.2011
Only the Sea Keeps is a collection of poems about the tsunami in Indonesia.  Sankar Roy and Judith Robinson put this book together in order to honor the survivors of the tsunami and also to raise money to help the survivors rebuild their lives.  The sales of Only the Sea Keeps, as of several years...
The Hummingbird Review
Jul.27.2010
The Hummingbird Review presents fine writing by publishing both new writers and established literary figures. This issue includes an essay by Luis Alberto Urrea, :Haunted Arizona" and Said Leghlid, "Amazighn Poetry--Oral Tradition and Survival of a Culture."  Poems by Martin Espada...
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Jun.23.2010
Collection of scholarly essays on race in global perspective. This anthology includes essays on race in global societies by some of the nation's leading scholars in the fields of sociology, history, and anthropology.
May.26.2010
Tracing the history of gambling from the earliest known archaeological evidence of dice playing among Neolithic peoples to the first systematic mathematical studies of games of chance during the Renaissance, from government-administered lotteries to the glittering seductions of grand casinos, and...