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tracy-seeley's picture
Apr.10.2011
Sure, there's no place like home--but what if you can't really pinpoint where home is?  By the time she was nine, Tracy Seeley had lived in seven towns and thirteen different houses.  Her father's dreams of movie stardom, stoked by a series of affairs, kept the family on edge, and on the move,...
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May.09.2010
Growing up in middle-class middle America, Sonya Huber viewed health care as did most of her peers: as an inconvenience or not at all. There were braces and cavities, medications and stitches, the family doctor and the local dentist. Finding herself without health insurance after college...
ana-maria-spagna's picture
Dec.09.2009
Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movement’s lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the Sunnyland in Tallahassee, Florida. Their plan was...
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May.21.2009
rachel-toor's picture
May.20.2009
Rachel Toor was a bookish egghead who ran only to catch a bus. How such an unlikely athlete became a runner of ultramarathons is the story of Personal Record, an exhilarating meditation on the making, and the minutiae, of a runner's life. The food, the clothes, the races, the injuries, the watch (...
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Sep.26.2008
More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. THE ENTIRE EARTH AND SKY conjures all of these ideas and interweaves them with the author's personal experience of living in the Antarctic...
daryl-farmer's picture
Aug.27.2008
On a journey begun twenty years earlier, Daryl Farmer, a twenty-year-old two-time college dropout, did what lost men have so often done in this country: he headed west. Twenty years later and seventy pounds heavier, with the yellowing journals from that transformative five-thousand-mile bicycle...
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Apr.28.2008
On a journey begun twenty years earlier, Daryl Farmer, a twenty-year-old two-time college dropout, did what lost men have so often done in this country: he headed west. Twenty years later and seventy pounds heavier, with the yellowing journals from that transformative five-thousand-mile bicycle...
lynn-m-stegner's picture
Apr.16.2008
Kate Riley is not the sort of heroine we meet in most American novels. Self-centered, shape-shifting, driven from one man to another and one city to the next, she is all too real--but not at all the loyal and steady homebody of idealized womanhood. When we first encounter her, Kate is about to...
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Feb.28.2008