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Here Lies My Heart By Susan Whalen
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"Here Lies My Heart" is a compelling collection of obituaries and epitaphs from the past 150 years. The book allows the obituaries to speak for themselves, with little gloss or... More > contextualization, as they would appear and be read in any newspaper at any time. People in different eras and under divergent circumstances attempt to convey the life that has been lost into simple language. It’s not arranged chronologically, but more by themes of loss (war, children, etc), offering strange and haunting juxtapositions of eras and people, all flowing together into that moment when life ends. We feel the struggle of the people left behind as they endeavor to leave a few lines in the newspaper to mark the passing. Some obituaries are minimal (miners and soldiers), others florid and baroque (girls claimed by tuberculosis), yet all wrestle with the art of eulogy against the backdrop of a larger humanity. There are moments where the life described shimmers though the sparest language.< Less
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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When Mr. Dashwood dies, he leaves his second wife and her three daughters at the mercy of his son and heir, John. John's wife convinces him to turn his step-mother and half-sisters out, and they move... More > to a country cottage, rented to them by a distant relative. In their newly reduced circumstances Elinor and Marianne, the two eldest daughters, wrestle with ideas of romance and reality and their apparent opposition to each other. Elinor struggles in silent propriety, while Marianne is as violently romantic as her ideals. Life, however, teaches the girls to balance sense and sensibility in their approach to love and marriage. Sense and Sensibility was Jane Austen's first novel to be published, in 1811. It has been adapted for film and television many times, most notably in Ang Lee's 1995 film adaptation.< Less
Under the Tamarind Tree: A Novel By Rosaliene Bacchus
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In this compelling story, a man who has endured much tragedy as a boy reaps the bitter fruit of deceit sown by his deceased father, threatening all he loves. While growing up in British Guiana,... More > Richard Cheong wrestles with guilt after his younger brother is murdered and his mother’s death shortly thereafter. As the lone surviving son, Richard believes that only a son can redeem his tormented soul and end his life of poverty and servitude to his father’s sister. After he marries the beautiful and headstrong Gloria, she bears him three girls. But in 1953 as Richard awaits the birth of what he hopes will be his first son, the British governor orchestrates a troop invasion, suspends the Guianese Constitution, and disbands the leftist government. As a chain of events unfurls that splinters Richard’s life and alters the course of his country, political unrest rages across the colony.< Less
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I Dreamed OF The Person Inside By charles kemp
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Marie was born in a small town with five brothers, two younger than her and three older. They attended school together while growing up, but then the three oldest brothers moved to another state... More > after graduation. Marie played all the games that her brothers played, including tree climbing and rock throwing on the railroad tracks, she wrestled with them from time to time and most of the time she even dressed like they did. Other students often provoked her, calling her a tomboy, and unable to resist being provoked, she got into a lot of fights. Marie wanted to have girlfriends but other girls her age would see her playing with her brothers and would consider her too rough to take on as a girlfriend. She was spoiled as the only girl in the family, and most of the time the family would let her have her way about things around the house. While watching television, she wanted to be the prettiest lady in the movies, but she knew that in order to be the woman she desired to be.< Less
90 Miles South By Jeff Metzger
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90 MILES SOUTH is a story of adventure, culture shock, and ill-advised romance. A young American risks prison and fines by illegally smuggling himself into Cuba. He grows obsessed with the crumbling... More > streets of Havana—the history, the politics, and most of all, the people. But at the same time, he feels a searing pain every time he opens his eyes to the ubiquitous poverty and prostitution. And, of course, there is a girl… Our somewhat befuddled hero grows infatuated with a beautiful girl of dubious profession, but he does not seem to be psychologically capable of taking that step from his suburban universe to a relationship with a Magdalene of the third world. But he comes back…this time as a reporter covering the pope’s historic visit to Cuba in 1998. As he follows both the pope and the lovely Susanna around Havana, he attempts to solve the puzzle of politics, religion, and love on that mysterious island—and he finds himself entrenched in an exhausting wrestling match of values.< Less
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MOTLEY TALES: Collection 1 By Sonja Hazzard
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Motley Tales, a multi-genre short pieces collection aimed at readers short on time, but big on sinking their teeth into a good story serves up a concoction of thriller, sci-fi/fantasy and literary... More > drama about people in tough situations making tougher choices. Meet off-world ice climbers who wrestle between granting an ugly mercy or saving their own lives and a cursed aristocrat whose chance at freedom begets consequences intolerable to his station. See what happens to a sweet sixteen alternative-prom goer whose much anticipated time-of-her-life turns into the scare-of-her-life, and a 22nd century female boxer forced to represent her tribe in ruthless matches, but desperate to cling to her humanity. Unnerved by an enigmatic Mr. Right, follow a single woman who tries to throw him back, and witness the pain of an abandoned Black girl struggling with the specter of being alone in 1952.< Less
1000 Facts about Historic Figures Vol. 1 By James Egan
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Henry VIII’s body literally exploded during his funeral. Martin Luther King had a pillow fight on the day he died. Osama Bin Laden loved Mr. Bean and Super Mario Bros. Pope Francis used to be a... More > bouncer. Muhammad Ali starred in a Broadway show. Julius Caesar was never the emperor of Rome. Nelson Mandela said meeting the Spice Girls was “one of the greatest moments of my life.” The last thing Walt Disney said was “Kurt Russell.” Sigmund Freud tried to cure his daughter of being a lesbian. John F. Kennedy went out with Hitler’s ex-girlfriend. Abraham Lincoln took part in 300 wrestling matches. Isaac Newton invented calculus when he was 25. Donald Trump tried to make a cartoon about him saving the world from aliens. Charles Manson never killed anybody in his entire life. Genghis Khan’s army killed 11% of every human being on Earth. Charles Darwin though the world was constantly growing in size. Historians believe they figured out the identity of Jack the Ripper.< Less
Maid to Perfection By Meghan Miller
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Plucky Alicia Salazar lives in a world of superheroes and villains. So what's a girl to do? Become a hero herself, of course! But villains aren't the only obstacle in her chaotic life; she has to... More > deal with an overbearing governor, an arrogant ally, wrestling with love, and clashing with her own self-doubts and minimal abilities... all while keeping her identity a secret and saving her hometown from being taken over by lowly criminals and high-class villains. Sometimes, being a hero and making a difference doesn't always involve walking the line, but crossing over it. With the aid of a few former villains, Alicia must make rash decisions, defy the authority she answers to, and will make a discovery that changes her life, for better or worse, and affects everyone she holds dear. Maid to Perfection is a thrilling story of bravery, heroism, and triumph over inadequacies with the help of friends. It is an exhilarating tale for readers of all ages with twists and surprises to keep the pages turning.< Less

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