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Leaving Before the Rains Come

By: Alexandra Fuller

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: January 2016

Seller ID: 16790

ISBN: 0143128426

Condition: New


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An Improbable Friendship: The Remarkable Lives of Israeli Ruth Dayan and Palestinian Raymonda Tawil and Their Forty-Year Peace Mission

By: Anthony David

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Arcade: March 2019

Seller ID: 19198

ISBN: 194892417X

Condition: New


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Proxies: Essays Near Knowing

By: Brian Blanchfield

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Nightboat Books: January 2016

Seller ID: 17543

ISBN: 1937658457

Condition: New


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Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

By: Gail Caldwell

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: August 2011

Seller ID: 19167

ISBN: 0812979117

Condition: New


"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of "Drinking: A Love Story")""became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen. Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Cald... View more info

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

By: Ishmael Beah

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books: August 2008

Seller ID: 18565

ISBN: 0374531269

Condition: New


""My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life."Why did you leave Sierra Leone?""Because there is a war.""You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?""Yes, all the time.""Cool."I smile a little."You should tell us about it sometime.""Yes, sometime."""This is how wars are fought now: by children, hopped-up on drugs and wielding AK-47s. Children have become soldiers of choice. In the more than fifty conflicts going on worldwide, it is estimated that there are some 300,000 child soldiers. ... View more info

Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina

By: Michaela DePrince,Elaine Deprince

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Ember: January 2016

Seller ID: 18510

ISBN: 0385755147

Condition: New


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The Barefoot Woman

By: Scholastique Mukasonga

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Archipelago: December 2018

Seller ID: 18861

ISBN: 1939810043

Condition: New


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Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism

By: Temple Grandin

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vintage: January 2006

Seller ID: 18995

ISBN: 0307275655

Condition: New


Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a gifted animal scientist who has designed one third of all the livestock-handling facilities in the United States. She also lectures widely on autism--because Temple Grandin is autistic, a woman who thinks, feels, and experiences the world in ways that are incomprehensible to the rest of us. In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function... View more info

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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less

By: Terry Ryan

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: April 2002

Seller ID: 16898

ISBN: 0743211235

Condition: New


"The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio" introduces Evelyn Ryan, an enterprising woman who kept poverty at bay with wit, poetry, and perfect prose during the "contest era" of the 1950s and 1960s. Evelyn's winning ways defied the church, her alcoholic husband, and antiquated views of housewives. To her, flouting convention was a small price to pay when it came to raising her six sons and four daughters. Graced with a rare appreciation for life's inherent hilarity, Evelyn turned every financial challenge into an opportunity for fun and profit. The story of this irrepressible woman, whose clever... View more info

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Brother to a Dragonfly: 25th Anniversary Edition

By: Will Campbell

Price: $15.96

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic: August 2000

Edition: 25

Seller ID: 17523

ISBN: 0826412688

Condition: New


Will CampbellAEs award-winning book shares two interrelated stories. One is of his youth in rural Mississippi and his devotion to his brother whose life ended in seeming tragedy. The other tells of his ordination at age 17 and gradual realization that civil rightsufor blacks, for women, for gays uwas an essential part of a ministry that has not yet ended. View more info