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.

Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War Cover Image
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 1st, 2017

Susannah Meadows, The Other Side of Impossible

You're faced with a difficult health condition. You have exhausted medicine's answers. What do you do?  

In The Other Side of Impossible, Susannah Meadows tells the real-life stories of seven families who were determined to solve the unsolvable. Their adventures take us to the outer frontiers of medical science and cutting-edge complementary therapies, as Meadows explores research into the mind's potential to heal the body, the possible role food may play in reversing disease, the power of agency, perseverance, and hope--and more. 

The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges and Refused to Give Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812996470
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Published: Random House - May 2nd, 2017

Alan Bingham, Dying Well Prepared

Dying Well Prepared: Conversations and Choices for Terminal Patients is a guide based on broad experience of the author in his work in hospice. The issues covered in the book include choices on the options on where to live, how to organize your home and affairs, making advance directives, selecting lawyers and medical help as well as advice on pain and pain management.

Lisa Davis, Undercover Girl

At the height of the Red Scare, Angela Calomiris was a paid FBI informant inside the American Communist Party. As a Greenwich Village photographer, Calomiris spied on the New York Photo League, pioneers in documentary photography. While local Party officials may have had their suspicions about her sexuality, her apparent dedication to the cause won them over. 

Undercover Girl: The Lesbian Informant Who Helped the FBI Bring Down the Communist Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9781623545222
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Published: Imagine - May 9th, 2017


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