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Black, white, and Jewish - autobiography of a shifting self Black, white, and Jewish - autobiography of a shifting self

The story of a child's unique struggle for identity and home when nothing in her world told her who she was or where she belonged. Poetic reflections on memory, time, and identity punctuate this gritty exploration of race and sexuality.

May 24, 2016
Double cup love - on the trail of family, food, and broken hearts in China Double cup love - on the trail of family, food, and broken hearts in China

May 30, 2016
I do it with the lights on - and 10 more discoveries on the road to a blissfully shame-free life I do it with the lights on - and 10 more discoveries on the road to a blissfully shame-free life

May 30, 2016
Once a cop - the street, the law, two worlds, one man Once a cop - the street, the law, two worlds, one man

"Former cop sets the record straight in this controversial memoir about his youth selling crack in the 80s with one of NYC's toughest gangs and later rise through the ranks of the NYPD to become a community leader"--

May 30, 2016
Reports from the Zen wars - a memoir Reports from the Zen wars - a memoir

May 30, 2016
Swami in a strange land - how Krishna came to the west, the biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Swami in a strange land - how Krishna came to the west, the biography of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

In 1965, a seventy-year-old man set sail from India to America with a few books in his bag, pennies in his pockets, and a message of love in his heart. He landed in New York at the peak of the revolutionary counterculture movement of the '60s, and went on to spark a global spiritual renaissance that led to the creation of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Through the depiction of Prabhupada as both an enlightened luminary and a personable, funny, and conscientious individual,

May 30, 2016
Tell the truth and shame the devil - the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown Tell the truth and shame the devil - the life, legacy, and love of my son Michael Brown

"When Michael Orlandus Darrion Brown was born, he was adored and doted on by his aunts, uncles, grandparents, his father, and most of all by his sixteen-year-old mother, who nicknamed him Mike Mike. Lezley McSpadden never imagined that her son's name would inspire the resounding chants of protestors in Ferguson, Missouri. In Tell the truth & shame the devil, McSpadden picks up the pieces of the tragedy that shook her life and the country to its core, and reveals the unforgettable story of her

May 30, 2016
The battle for home - the vision of a young architect in Syria The battle for home - the vision of a young architect in Syria

Drawing on the author's personal experience of living and working as an architect in Syria, this book offers an eyewitness perspective on the country's bitter conflict through the lens of architecture, showing how the built environment offers a mirror to the community that inhabits it. From Syria's tolerant past, with churches and mosques built alongside one another in Old Homs and members of different religions living harmoniously together, the book chronicles the recent breakdown of social coh

May 30, 2016
The long game - a memoir The long game - a memoir

"A candid memoir by the Republican Senate Majority Leader traces his childhood battle with polio and the philosophies that have shaped his career, sharing his views on such topics as the strained relationship between Congress and the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton's moderate stance and the government shutdowns surrounding the Obamacare battles,"--NoveList.

May 30, 2016
Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite

"Before the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan captivated the world, a rag-tag group of innovators build the sport of modern American rock climbing from a makeshift home base in Yosemite's Camp 4. Photographer Glen Denny was a key figure in that Golden Age of climbing, capturing pioneering feats on camera while tackling challenging ascents himself. Now, in prose both exhilarating and poignant, he gives us true tales of colorful characters and a legendary locale, of brotherhood and

May 30, 2016
Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir

No one told Barbara Bracht that her mother had died, and she is left a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself, despite her father's stance against women's education.

May 30, 2016