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Mar.03.2014
In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts, looking, she believes, for beauty—the opposite of the life she’s left behind in New York. She marries a local widower and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow Whitman. A wicked stepmother is a...
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May.04.2011
For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura...
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Mar.21.2010
Introducing a fresh, exciting Chinese-American voice,Girl in Translation is an inspiring debut about a young immigrant in America, a smart girl who, living a double life between school and sweatshop, understands that her family’s future is in her hands. When Kimberly Chang and her mother emigrate...
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Jan.06.2010
From Publishers Weekly The daughter of famed African American writer Alice Walker and liberal Jewish lawyer Mel Leventhal brings a frank, spare style and detail-rich memories the this compelling contribution to the growing subgenre of memoirs by biracial authors about life in a race-obsessed...
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Jul.01.2009
I’m Not the New Me takes a hilarious and sometimes poignant look at the absurdities of weight loss culture. It’s a memoir of the author’s struggle to define herself both online and in the flesh. As a self-proclaimed dieting fat girl, she traces her journey in uneasy steps leading her to a karaoke...
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Sep.17.2008
An illuminating, entertaining, and provocative immersion in today’s American family, with essays from ZZ Packer, Dan Savage, Min Jin Lee, asha bandele, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, and others, illustrating the changing realities of domestic life. Edited by bestselling author Rebecca Walker, this...
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Sep.11.2008
In this bestseller, Thich Nhat Hanh shares his deep understanding of the most difficult challenges, and gives us tools to transform this energy into compassion and wisdom. From Publishers WeeklyIn an age of road rage, Americans would do well to cool down with prolific Buddhist monk Hanh (Living...
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May.19.2008
A fresh, imaginative debut novel about a young police officer in northern California struggling to keep the peace—and maintain a grip on reality—in a town where the dead outnumber the living. Colma, California, is the only incorporated city in America where the dead outnumber the living. The...
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Apr.17.2008
From the international bestselling author of Black, White, and Jewish comes a "wonderfully insightful" (Associated Press) book that's destined to become a motherhood classic. Now in trade. Like many women her age, thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Walker was brought up to be skeptical of motherhood. As...
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Jan.19.2008
After five years of travel to Serbian villages wracked by years of strife, painstaking forays into the labyrinth of Central European record-keeping, and hundreds of kitchen-table conversations; after following every lead and every flicker of intuition, and with the support of an international...