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Jew Boy
Alan Kaufman grew up in the Bronx, the son of a Jewish mother who had survived the Holocaust, her mind irrevocably scarred. Growing up under the shadow of his...
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Real Life Romance
This is a collection of quotes about romance, from daily column. They tell the story of a relationship.
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 San Francisco the City's Sights and Secrets
This is an enticing travel book about the sights of San Francisco, with neighborhood/historical background.
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Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China
This collection features 120 short-short stories (from 100 to 300 words each), written by some of China's most dynamic and versatile authors. Traditional,...
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Dead gyncologist, Dominatrixes, raging right wing aunties, Henri the 18-lb turtle, sex drugs and rock n roll. 2nd in Robin Hudson series.
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The Blood of Flowers
Once there was a girl who could make glorious carpets from wool tinted with the essence of orange safflowers and pomegranates… In seventeenth century Iran, a...
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Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories
The stories collected here are “fantasies” of a former Red Guard. They are about people caught in the unsettling dramas of Chinese society accelerating at a...
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When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel
This novel tells the story of the events that occurred in Shouhua Qi's hometown during the winter of 1937-38. Told from multiple viewpoints, it focuses on the day...
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Provided by the patients, their friends, families, and caregivers of those diagnaosed with lung cancer, these very personal stories offer inspired insight into the...
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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...
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“Chance Sowin hoped only for a new beginning.” On October 31st, 2001, six weeks after escaping the World Trade Center attacks, Chance Sowin moves back home, hoping...
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  "Once upon a time, I fell in love with a girl who didn't love me in return." New York City, circa 2006. A young man lucking into any temp job he can while...
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Why Aren't You Smiling?
Growing up in the 1970s has never before been portrayed with such delightful ludicrousness and heartrending tenderness as in Why Aren't You Smiling? When teenage...
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A very unusual blues guitarist gets into a barroom brawl on a distant asteroid. An autistic boy plays air guitar to an audience only his brother can see. A soul...
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Apollinaire – whose writings ranged from plays to experimental poetry, from art criticism to erotica – was at the heart of literary and artistic life in early 20th-...
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The Blue Bicycle
Artie Royal has had a rough life - he's suffered more loss and rejection than anyone should have to bear. Still, he rises above the problems confronting him, and he...
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A Place of Belonging
Stephen Banks loos up from breakfast at a Clarkesville, Georgia, diner to see a frightened and unkempt young woman climb from the truck. Who is she? Banks must find...
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Former banker turned budding romance novelist Sam Monroe is wanted in the murder of her soon to be ex-husband’s grad assistant and lover, Ariella Fantini. Ariella...
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At some point in our lives, many of us will face the crisis of an unexpected illness. For parents, the fear, anxiety and confusion resulting from a cancer...
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As anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer knows, surviving cancer is more than just killing cancer cells and getting through treatment. Patients must deal with...
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