This is a novel that describes the development of a Palestinian artist born in 1948. It begins with his birth coinciding with the birth of Israel. The novel alternates between the first person and... More > the third person narratives.
Mikdadi attempts to show what it is like to live in a hostile Diaspora and how his protagonist learns to survive the dysfunction caused by dispossession.
This is a moving, and at times, funny novel that celebrates the human will to keep going against any odds.< Less
To Labor is to Pray is a huge, sprawling Southern novel set mainly in Swansboro and many other counties in North Carolina and Georgia. It covers several generations of one family. From commercial... More > fishermen to farmers it shows how their contrast of labors served the South so well from the old times to the present< Less
This book was written by a group of 100 high school students living in downtown Los Angeles who wanted to share their personal experiences and reflections on life. The writing process was part of a... More > class project at the Los Angeles School of Global Studies, a New Technology high school. Students wrote personal narratives and poetry in English and Spanish about moments that impacted their lives. Students spent the year working together on projects and adding to their portfolios. After receiving peer-feedback and working on revisions, each student selected one piece to share publicly in this book.< Less
The Virginia Military Institute is one of the most unique colleges in America. Nestled in the historic mountain town of Lexington, it is an institution steeped in traditions of brutal initiation,... More > Spartan life, and uncompromising honor. Follow the autobiographical account of one graduate's attempt to come to grips with his choice to attend and the experience that followed. Woven into the recollection is the tale of the jeep: a college prank that shapes the way he views his friendships, choice of college, and ultimately himself.< Less