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marcia-fine's picture
Feb.02.2012
Driven by cataclysmic world events, the story encompasses the lives of three generations of women.  In Book One Paulina, the privileged daughter of aristocratic parents, reluctantly follows her driven businessman husband to America in 1929....
jacqueline-mackenzie's picture
Apr.07.2011
Description: This book reads like a novel but supplies instructional guidelines for educators and corporate trainers based on scientific studies. It provides 160 easy tips and the opinions of 200+ experts. Timely information: by 2023 half the US will speak Spanish. Goal of the Book: A career or...
peter-orner's picture
Oct.04.2010
Underground America tells the stories of men and women who have come to the United States seeking a better life for their families, only to be subjected to dehumanizing working conditions. Supporting myriad industries, these workers form an essential part of our economy — often by working the least...
malena-lott's picture
Dec.09.2009
Ramona is stuck. The 36-year-old, widowed mother of two, has been a Griever for two years, since the unexpected death of her husband to a heart attack. She’s put her life on hold, but is ready, slowly, to find who she is now and what she should do next. As an English teacher to immigrants, she...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Aug.16.2009
When Omar Yussef travels to New York for a UN conference, he's eager to visit his youngest son, Ala, who lives in Bay Ridge,  a Brooklyn neighborhood with a large Palestinian community. He arrives at Ala's apartment to find the door ajar and a headless body in one of the beds. He's initially...
caryl-phillips's picture
Apr.19.2009
Phillips begins this distinctive collection of essays by establishing his belief that there is a "new world order" of cultural plurality, one which is being promoted by the increasingly central role of the migrant and the refugee in the modern world. A New World Order ranges widely across...
eva-hoffman's picture
Nov.05.2008
This remarkable book is Eva Hoffman's personal story of her experiences as an emigre who loses and remakes her identity in a new land and translates her sense of self into a new culture and a different language. From Publisher's Weekly: Daughter of Holocaust survivors, the author, a New York...
kirsten-imani-kasai's picture
Aug.12.2008
Frankie Barber has watched his livelihood slowly drain away. His only client now is the gangster Johnny Fingers and his crew. Heartsick over Johnny's girlfriend, Gia, Frankie waits for the opportunity to free himself from the mob's clutches, get the girl and start earning money again. An innocent...