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Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California Journey to the sun - Junipero Serra's dream and the founding of California

The narrative of the remarkable life of Junipero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American West. In the year 1749, at the age of thirty-six, Junipero Serra left his position as a highly regarded priest in Spain for the turbulent and dangerous New World, knowing he would never return. The Spanish Crown and the Catholic Church both sought expansion in Mexico--the former in search of gold, the

Apr 22, 2014
Postcards from Cookie - a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail Postcards from Cookie - a memoir of motherhood, miracles, and a whole lot of mail

"Award-winning journalist and host of Black "Enterprise" Business Report Caroline Clarke's moving memoir of her surprise discovery of her birthmother-- Cookie Cole, the daughter of Nat King Cole-- and the relationship that blossomed between them through the heartfelt messages they exchanged on hundreds of postcards. Caroline Clarke was born in an era when adoptions were shameful, secret, and sealed. While she wondered about her biological parents, she kept her curiosity in check, until a series

Apr 23, 2014
Ruth and Billy Graham - the legacy of a couple Ruth and Billy Graham - the legacy of a couple

Apr 23, 2014
The madwoman in the Volvo - my year of raging hormones The madwoman in the Volvo - my year of raging hormones

Apr 23, 2014
Love, Nina - a nanny writes home Love, Nina - a nanny writes home

In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs.

Apr 23, 2014
Gandhi before India Gandhi before India

A first volume of a series detailing the life and work of the influential political advocate draws on private papers and other untapped sources to cover his birth in 1869 through his upbringing in Gujarat, discussing his London education and decades as a lawyer in South Africa.

Apr 23, 2014
Seriously not all right - five wars in ten years Seriously not all right - five wars in ten years

Apr 23, 2014
Shards - a young vice cop investigates her darkest case of meth addiction-- her own Shards - a young vice cop investigates her darkest case of meth addiction-- her own

"SHARDS is Allison Moore's first-person account of her life as a Hawaii vice cop who became addicted to meth, deceived her entire police department, and led her to a life of prostitution, torture, prison, and, ultimately, rehabilitation and redemption"--Provided by publisher.

Apr 23, 2014