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When grief calls forth the healing - a memoir of losing a twin When grief calls forth the healing - a memoir of losing a twin

In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amid the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Mary, Michael's twin, set off on a futile search, only to return empty handed and empty hearted. What followed were Mary's twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin's death, which haunted her relationships and con

Jul 25, 2014
Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction Unstill life - a daughter's memoir of art and love in the age of abstraction

"Weaving her family narrative into the larger story of twentieth-century art and culture, Selz paints [a] ... portrait of her charismatic father--the chief curator of painting and sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and director of his own art museum in California]-- ... the generation of modern artists he championed, and the daughter whose life he shaped"--Dust jacket flap.

Jul 24, 2014
My two Italies My two Italies

"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with

Jul 24, 2014
A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior A very principled boy - the life of Duncan Lee, Red spy and cold warrior

Jul 24, 2014