Tells the story of Moshe Fisher, a man who was "born without skin," so that no one is able to tell what race he belongs to; and Arrienne Christie, his quixotic soul mate who makes it her duty in life to protect Moshe from the social and emotional consequences of his strange appearance.
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Publication Date: 2016-06-07
A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism.
Silver, Sword, and Stone by Marie Arana
The stories of three people in contemporary Latin America and the three powerful historical forces that still shape Latin America: mineral exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and the Church (stone).
Love and I by Fanny Howe
These are poems animated by belief and unbelief, and moves like a handheld camera through the eternal, the minds of passengers, and the landscapes of Ireland and America.
The Best of Poetry in Motion by Alice Quinn; Billy Collins
Co-sponsored by MTA Arts & Design and the Poetry Society of America--has brought more than 200 poems, in whole or in part, before the eyes of millions of subway and bus riders, offering a moment of timelessness in the busy day.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
Sequel to "Carry On". Simon Snow is in a funk, can can't get off the couch. Simon, Penny, Baz end up in a vintage convertible, tearing across the American West.
Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp (Editor)
Fictional tales told from the viewpoint of disabled characters, written by disabled creators. With stories in various genres about first loves, friendship, war, travel.
Fear of Missing Out by Kate McGovern
When Astrid learns that her cancer has returned, she hears about a radical technology called cryopreservation that may allow her to have her body frozen until a future time when--and if--a cure is available.
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Sanditon and Other Stories by Jane Austen; Margaret Drabble (Editor)
Though unfinished at the time of her death, Austen's Sanditon tells the story of a newly established seaside resort with a cast of hypochondriacs and speculators. **A series on PBS Masterpiece**
Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. **Adapted for "Anne with an E" on Netflix**
The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories by Henry James
A fraught governess becomes convinced that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. **Soon to be a motion picture "The Turning**
Medieval Bodies by Jack Hartnell
Bringing together medicine, art, music, politics, philosophy, religion, and social history, this is a guide to what life was really like for the men and women who lived and died in the Middle Ages.
When Brooklyn Was Queer by Hugh Ryan
LGBTQ history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond.
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Reveals how personal mindsets affect and control every aspect of one's life and offers advice on how to promote success and personal fulfillment.
The Israel-Palestine Conflict by James L. Gelvin
Newly updated to take into account the effects of the 2010-11 Arab uprisings on the conflict and the recognition of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations, the book traces the struggle from the emergence of nationalism among the Jews of Europe and the Arab inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine through the present.