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Tell Me How it Ends

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By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Luiselli introduces us to one of the forgotten figures and tragic heroes of contemporary America: the child who risked everything to come here. Through stories about specific children and consideration of our immigration system, Luiselli sheds light on what most of us would choose to ignore and gives new meaning to the question: Why are we here?

Josh


Tell Me How it Ends

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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Luiselli introduces us to one of the forgotten figures and tragic heroes of contemporary America: the child who risked everything to come here. Through stories about specific children and consideration of our immigration system, Luiselli sheds light on what most of us would choose to ignore and gives new meaning to the question: Why are we here? Books like this are like dew on a spider web, revealing the often forgotten and sometimes ignored threads of humanity that connect us all.

Josh


In Wartime: Stories From Ukraine

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780451495471
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - October 11th, 2016

Reporting from different regions around Ukraine since the Maidan revolution of 2014, Judah helps us understand what lies behind the conflict in the region. It’s a picture reminiscent of other post-communist states such as the Balkans, complicated by Ukraine’s unique history as well as current Russian meddling, leaving one feeling pessimistic for a quick or easy resolution.

Dale


Without You, There Is No Us

In 2011, Suki Kim traveled to North Korea to teach English at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Her memoir of her time spent teaching the sons of North Korea's elite is haunting, disturbing, and informative.

Without You, There Is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea's Elite Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307720665
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Published: Broadway Books - October 13th, 2015

Putin Country

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ISBN: 9780374247720
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 15th, 2016

For over 20 years  former NPR reporter Anne Garrels has been visiting the once closed city of Chelyabinsk, 1000 miles east of Moscow. She portrays an uncommon view of Russia outside the capital, explaining both Putin’s current popularity and exposing the endemic corruption keeping him in power and impeding Russia’s development.

 

Dale

 


The US Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality

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The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality, Gift Edition: As Delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781612195322
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Published: Melville House - October 9th, 2015

Anthony Kennedy's majority decision ("The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality. This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation.") now in a beautiful gift edition.

Sarah

 


SO YOU’VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED

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ISBN: 9781594487132
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 31st, 2015

The internet has enabled a level of public humiliation that had been unknown in this country for nearly 200 years. Journalist Ronson explores the experiences and emotions of both shamers and shamees in an effort to understand this curiously modern throwback.

DAVID

 


FULL CATASTROPHE

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ISBN: 9780385346481
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - June 2nd, 2015

An anecdotal look at what’s going on behind the headlines currently in Greece with all its paradoxes and contradictions, told by a journalist who has real affection for the country and its people.

DALE

 


Coming of Age on Zoloft: How Antidepressants Cheered Us Up, Let Us Down, and Changed Who We Are

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ISBN: 9780062059734
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2012

Coming of Age on Zoloft is a gripping (and remarkably balanced) portrait of the antidepressant generation twenty years after Prozac, one that weaves interview, personal narrative, and cultural history more elegantly than any prior account of its kind.  Sharpe’s memoir brings to light the difficult questions of identity and agency that often accompany medication at an early age and explores the ways in which the biochemical model of mental illness affects us as individuals and as a culture.


Kim


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