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patry-francis's picture
What would you do if your best friend was murdered-and your teenaged son was accused of the crime? How far would you go to protect him? How many lies would you tell? Would you dare to admit the darkest truths-even to yourself? Jeanne Cross is an ordinary suburban wife and mother...
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Andrew Bienkowski was five when, exiled with his immediate family, he watched his grandfather starve to death so they could survive. Reminiscent of Viktor Frankel’s great classic, Man’s Search for Meaning, this extraordinary book melds the unfolding story of survival against the odds with the...
gloria-kurian-broder's picture
Based on research, oral history tapes, and interviews, REMEMBER THIS TIME recreates Western Russia during the First World War and the Russian Revolution through the powerful, yet intimate story of the Chodorov family from 1914 through 1919. At the center is Kala, the second oldest of four daughters...
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A moving and uplifting tale of two children and their parents, and the beloved pet doves that help them to understand one another. "Fei, fei — fly, fly, little birds, but always come home to me!" Mei-Mei and Di-Di are head-over-heels in love with their new doves. Like devoted parents, the...
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This collection of irreverent haiku explores the reality of modern motherhood—complete with dirty diapers, spilled Spaghetti Os, obnoxious purple dinosaurs, carseats, strollers, choking hazards, and more. It’s the perfect gift for new moms with young children at home—a book that can be picked up...
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The tattooed couple live below us on the hill, on a street parallel to ours. Our balcony overlooks their small back yard from three floors above. I watch them sometimes. They're the kind of people you notice.
karen-misuraca's picture
A popular guidebook for parents and grandparents, Fun with the Family Northern California is in its brand new 7th edition. Hundreds of ideas for daytrips and vacations: amusement parks, historical attractions and museums that kids really like; places to see wildlife; festivals, parks and outdoor...
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In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father—a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man—has...
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Meet Peter Joseph, aka Peejoe, a wide-eyed believer in the unbelievable, raised by his Meemaw in Pigeon Creek for a good part of his life. But it was his aunt Lucille who raised him for the better. And it all happened during that summer everyone was driven crazy in Alabama, with Lucille at the...
carolyn-howard-johnson's picture
Harkening is a collection that tells about a charming, dysfunctional, and loving family with enough peccadilloes among them to keep the story roaring along. A heartwarming thread embroiders each story, stitching them into a satisfying whole. It is a lovely piece that bonds memory to identity, mind...