Alexis Chute, Expecting Sunshine

After her son, Zachary, dies in her arms at birth, visual artist and author Alexis Marie Chute disappears into her "Year of Distraction." She cannot paint or write or tap into the heart of who she used to be, mourning not only for Zachary, but also for the future they might have had together.

Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631521744
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Published: She Writes Press - April 18th, 2017

Patricia Illingworth & Wendy Parmet, The Health of Newcomers

Immigration and health care are hotly debated and contentious issues. Policies that relate to both issues to the health of newcomers often reflect misimpressions about immigrants, and their impact on health care systems.

The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814789216
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Published: New York University Press - January 24th, 2017

Peter Brannen, The Ends of the World

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinctions and, in the process, offering us a glimpse of our increasingly dangerous future.

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062364807
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Published: Ecco Press - June 13th, 2017

Beth Macy & Alysia Abbott

This event is co-sponsored by the Boston Literary District.

The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. 

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316337540
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Published: Little Brown and Company - October 18th, 2016

Jamie Bartlett, Radicals Chasing Utopia

Within each society are sub-cultures--groups that believe that our problems require radical solutions. Journalist Jamie Bartlett, an expert on these groups, takes readers into the strange worlds of the innovators, disrupters, idealists, and extremists who think we can do better, and believe they know how.

Radicals Chasing Utopia: Inside the Rogue Movements Trying to Change the World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568589862
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Published: Nation Books - June 13th, 2017

A.V. Crofts, Meet Me at the Bamboo Table

In our ever-more-globalized world, how better to connect than with food, and who better to connect us than a chowhound communications professor? A.V. Crofts has spent decades eating (and learning) her way around the world. She's studied in China, taught in Italy, and conducted humanitarian communications trainings in war-torn Sudan. Here, she traces a lifetime of meals across states and continents for the ways that food ties us together.

Meet Me at the Bamboo Table: Everyday Meals Everywhere Cover Image
ISBN: 9781634059602
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Published: Chin Music - October 4th, 2016

Deepak Singh, How May I Help You?

In this moving and insightful work, Deepak Singh chronicles his downward mobility as an immigrant to a small town in Virginia. Armed with an MBA from India, Singh can get only a minimum-wage job in an electronics store. Every day he confronts unfamiliar American mores, from strange idioms to deeply entrenched racism. 

How May I Help You?: An Immigrant's Journey from MBA to Minimum Wage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520293311
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Published: University of California Press - February 14th, 2017

James Wright, Enduring Vietnam

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows.

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ISBN: 9781250092489
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - April 4th, 2017

Laura Duncombe, Pirate Women

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781613736012
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Published: Chicago Review Press - April 2017


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