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Jessica “Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: Born into the British aristocracy—one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain as a teenager during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then came to America,...
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Dannie Martin was a bank robber, a heroin addict, a longtime federal prisoner and, he later wrote, “a criminal by any definition I know of.” But in 1986, the self-educated convict’s life changed dramatically when he submitted a freelance article on AIDS in prison to San Francisco Chronicle editor...
Nothing held back
Nothing Held Back is the fourth anthology of collected writings from teen girls and professional women writers of WriteGirl. From thought-provoking poems to lyrical essays to fantastical fiction--a captivating compilation of genres is passionately represented. These bold girls and women take on the...
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Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University - his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the...
Lead Babies
LEAD BABIES reveals the continuing danger that lead contamination presents to health—particularly in the earliest stages of life. Disclosure about the lead content in house paint, gasoline, canned food, and tap water revolutionized the manufacturing of those products a generation ago, but lead-...