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george-witte's picture
Apr.15.2014
        Dramatic and intimate, the poems in Does She Have a Name? trace the journeys of two women— one middle aged, the other her infant granddaughter—through near-mortal encounters with medical crises.  Both survive their trials, passing from life to death and back again...
aurora-levins-morales's picture
Feb.06.2013
This new collection of poetry and prose explores the body as a site of pleasure, pain and political struggle.  Disabled and chronically ill writer, historian and activist Aurora Levins Morales writes about epilepsy and stroke, the social control of dark skinned women's sexuality and the...
kathy-stinson's picture
Sep.18.2012
After his severely disabled younger sister dies while in their dad’s care, David is forced to confront his own guilt, the meaning of mercy, and what can and can’t be forgiven.
tom-tuohy's picture
Mar.28.2011
One person can make a difference and create lasting change in the world. Your impact on a single person can result in a ripple effect felt far and wide. This is the true story of Dreams For Kids. It is a story of hope, empowerment, and transformation. During one of the most challenging times in...
samiya-bashir's picture
Feb.22.2009
“BBWE 2…introduces the reader to a new coterie of black women authors who bear watching as passionate, erotic fire-starters. Samiya Bashir, the new editor, demonstrates a rare gift for compiling anthologies. In her selection of C.C. Carter, T'Ashia Asante, Dorothy Randal Gray, Carol Smith...
christine-hamm's picture
Feb.17.2009
From Amazon: (by Aleah Sato) Christine Hamm's Transparent Dinner illustrates the psychological breaking down of the American daughter. Beginning at the dinner table, this daughter intuitively knows her fate, and is forced to come face-to-face with her incompetent (at best) and malevolent (at worst...
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Feb.05.2009
When Schuyler Rummel-Hudson was eighteen months old, a question about her lack of speech by her pediatrician set in motion a journey that continues today. When she was diagnosed with bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria (an extremely rare neurological disorder), her parents were given a name for...
thomas-fahy's picture
Aug.01.2008
Freak Shows and the Modern American Imagination examines the artistic use of freakishness between 1900 and 1950, mapping its rather sudden shift from a highly profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. Throughout this period, the public reassessed freak shows, gradually seeing them as...
dr-tami-brady's picture
Jul.21.2008
It is estimated that 4-8 million people in the United States suffer with Fibromyalgia. Another one million also have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Some statistics state that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia may directly affect 5% of the world's population. I am one of the individuals in this...
patricia-f-wood's picture
Feb.06.2008
Lottery is an extraordinary novel about the nature of luck and chance. Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His Gram taught him everything he needs to know to survive. She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And most...