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Our story - a memoir of love and life in China by Pingru, Rao, author, illustrator. Our story - a memoir of love and life in China

"Our Story ... follows [Rao and Meitang Pingru] through the decades, in both poverty and good fortune--looking for work, opening a restaurant, moving cities, mending shoes, raising their children, and being separated for seventeen years by the government when Pingru is sent to a labor camp. As the pair ages, China undergoes extraordinary growth, political turmoil, and cultural change''--Amazon.com.

May 21, 2018
Now say this - the right words to solve every parenting dilemma by Turgeon, Heather, author. Now say this - the right words to solve every parenting dilemma

May 24, 2018
No longer homeless - how the ex-homeless get and stay off the streets by Wagner, David, author. No longer homeless - how the ex-homeless get and stay off the streets

No Longer Homeless is a powerful look at a group of people we rarely hear about-those who have formerly been on the streets-sharing the details of their lives to help individuals, organizations, and communities learn to better support the ongoing challenges of homelessness.

May 23, 2018
No ashes in the fire - coming of age black and free in America by Moore, Darnell L., 1976- author. No ashes in the fire - coming of age black and free in America

"When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire as he was walking home from school. Darnell was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. That afternoon, one of the boys doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match. It was too windy, and luckily Darnell's aunt arrived in time to grab Darnell and pull him to safety. It was not the last time he would face death. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected,

May 24, 2018
Next is now - 5 steps for embracing change - building a business that thrives into the future by Arussy, Lior, author. Next is now - 5 steps for embracing change - building a business that thrives into the future

"The old business model of adapting to change for continued success is dead. Change is the new normal. There are no more periods of stability and predictability. There is only change. This continuous upheaval can undercut morale, decrease productivity and decimate profits, or it can be a game-changing opportunity. Arussy illuminates the path to opportunity. He helps corporate leaders and their employees view change as an opportunity to become invested, drive that change, and achieve more success

May 21, 2018
My brother Moochie - regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South by Bailey, Issac J., author. My brother Moochie - regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South

A rare first-person account that combines a journalist’s skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother’s heartfelt testimony of what his family endured after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison. At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame

May 24, 2018
Must-see sci-fi - 50 movies that are out of this world by De Forest, Sloan, author. Must-see sci-fi - 50 movies that are out of this world

May 21, 2018
Movie quotes for all occasions - unforgettable lines for life's biggest moments by Scheibli, James, author. Movie quotes for all occasions - unforgettable lines for life's biggest moments

Movie quotes, we all do it. Every day, with or without noticing, you quote movies. Hit a search engine and you can find thousands of lists of the best movie quotes of all time. From Rhett Butler to Obi-Wan Kenobi, movie quotes have become an integral part of expression. However, the movie quotes that often show up on these "best of" lists rarely lend themselves to important moments in life. Nor are they meant to provide personal motivation. Open any typical movie quote list or book and you're li

May 21, 2018
Mayo Clinic family health book by Mayo Clinic family health book

May 24, 2018
Masters of modern soccer - how the world's best play the twenty-first-century game by Wahl, Grant, author. Masters of modern soccer - how the world's best play the twenty-first-century game

"Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from ac

May 21, 2018
Little traveller - 10 small felt intrepid explorers and 30 tiny travel accessories to sew by Gooding, Simone, author, illustrator. Little traveller - 10 small felt intrepid explorers and 30 tiny travel accessories to sew

"This enchanting book contains step-by-step instructions and diagrams for a delightful collection of animals and dolls made from 100% wool hand dyed felt, complete accessories. You will find a Hedgehog and his Sleigh; a Snail who lives in a mailbox; a Girl and her Bear; A Boy, his Lighthouse and Penguin; a Fox who is all set ready for his next adventure; and many more. These designs are suitable for most toy makers, each brought to life on the page by one of Simone Gooding's wonderfully whimsica

May 23, 2018
Lament from Epirus - an odyssey into Europe's oldest surviving folk music by King, Christopher C., author. Lament from Epirus - an odyssey into Europe's oldest surviving folk music

In the tradition of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Geoff Dyer, a Grammy-winning producer discovers a powerful and ancient folk music tradition. In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, renowned record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest?and most hypnotic?sounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into a primal well of emotion inaccessible through contemporary music. The songs, King learned, were from Epirus, an area straddling southern Albania and northw

May 24, 2018
Know thyself - western identity from classical Greece to the Renaissance by Rossellini, Ingrid, author. Know thyself - western identity from classical Greece to the Renaissance

A lively and timely introduction to the roots of self-understanding--who we are and how we should act--in the cultures of ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and Middle Ages and the Renaissance. "Know thyself"--this fundamental imperative appeared for the first time in ancient Greece, specifically in Delphi, the temple of the god Apollo, who represented the enlightened power of reason. For the Greeks, self-knowledge and identity were the basics of their civilization and their sources were to be fo

May 19, 2018
In search of Mary Shelley - the girl who wrote Frankenstein by Sampson, Fiona, author. In search of Mary Shelley - the girl who wrote Frankenstein

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, a prize-winning poet delivers a major new biography of Mary Shelley?as she has never been seen before. We know the facts of Mary Shelley’s life in some detail?the death of her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, within days of her birth; the upbringing in the house of her father, William Godwin, in a house full of radical thinkers, poets, philosophers, and writers; her elopement, at the age of seventeen, with Percy Shelle

May 25, 2018
In plain sight - the Kaufman County prosecutor murders by Casey, Kathryn, author. In plain sight - the Kaufman County prosecutor murders

"From the critically-acclaimed writer who Ann Rule called, "one of the best in the true crime genre," comes the harrowing account of the Kaufman County prosecutor killings"--

May 21, 2018
In a narrow grave - essays on Texas by McMurtry, Larry, author. In a narrow grave - essays on Texas

"This landmark collection, brimming with his signature wit and incomparable sensibility, is Larry McMurtry's classic tribute to his home and his people. Before embarking on what would become one of the most prominent writing careers in American literature, spanning decades and indelibly shaping the nation's perception of the West, Larry McMurtry knew what it meant to come from Texas. Originally published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's homage to the past and pre

May 24, 2018
I find your lack of faith disturbing - Star Wars and the triumph of geek culture by Jameson, A. D., 1976- author. I find your lack of faith disturbing - Star Wars and the triumph of geek culture

"A.D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and the bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises such as The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and in particular, Star Wars—as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and Y

May 24, 2018
How to restore classic car bodywork - tips, techniques & step-by-step procedures applies to all metal-bodied cars colour throught by Thaddeus, Martin, author. How to restore classic car bodywork - tips, techniques & step-by-step procedures applies to all metal-bodied cars colour throught

Martin Thaddeus gives the home restorer the confidence to tackle bodywork repairs and achieve professional results. The book contains specially devised techniques which don't rely on professional workshop equipment enabling even the most difficult tasks to be undertaken.

May 21, 2018
How to build anything! - with 3 tools, 3 boards, 3 steps by Duframe, Andy. How to build anything! - with 3 tools, 3 boards, 3 steps

How to Build Anything with 3 Tools, 3 Boards, 3 Steps. Building a wood project usually starts with finding a set of woodworking plans. Unfortunately, most plans assume too much from beginners—leaving out critical steps in the building process that experienced woodworkers no longer need. How to Build Anything fills in the missing pieces that woodworking plans and blueprints leave out, including: Which tools to buy - and how to use them. How to buy lumber - and get the best boards for the money. H

May 19, 2018
Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area - a guide to the Bay Area's greatest hiking adventures by Hamilton, Linda Parker, author. Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area - a guide to the Bay Area's greatest hiking adventures

"Lace up your boots and sample forty of the finest trails the San Francisco Bay Area has to offer. This guide covers every corner of this beautiful and diverse region, leading you to roaring waterfalls and wind-whipped mountaintops, verdant forests and wildflower-covered meadows. See majestic redwoods in the nature lover's cathedral in Muir woods, watch for whales along Lighthouse Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore, or wander through military history in The Presidio. Veteran hiker and Bay Ar

May 21, 2018

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