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Fancy White Trash
Fifteen-year-old Abby may well have the most embarrassing family ever. Her mother, after having married and divorced her father twice, is now recently...more
Jun 04, 2008
Jun 05, 2008
The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors, #1)
Wilson, Catherine M. When Women Were Warriors. Shield Maiden Press, 2008. 0981563619. $14.95. The first in a three volume series, this is the story of...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
Labor of Love: The Story of One Man's Extraordinary Pregnancy
When Thomas Beatie transitioned from female to male, he and his partner, Nancy got married, bought a house, and wanted a baby. Nancy was unable to get...more
Mar 15, 2009
Mar 17, 2009
One Foot Wrong
Hester was born past her mother's prime child-bearing years, and her mother repeatedly lets her know that she is a curse to her. Exactly what, or even...more
Jun 14, 2009
Jun 15, 2009
The Shadow Catcher
Several stories of loss and abandonment converge in this novel based loosely on the life of Indian photographer Edward Curtis: his loss of his childho...more
Feb 2008
Feb 04, 2008
Tales From The Town Of Widows: And Chronicles Fom The Land Of Men
When guerillas come to the small Colombian village of Mariquita and take away all the men, the women are left with a withered old priest, a young boy...more
Jan 2008
Jan 25, 2008
Olive Kitteridge
These thirteen linked stories are set in a small Maine coastal town where everyone pretty much knows everyone else and where everyone definitely knows...more
Oct 29, 2009
Nov 02, 2009
The 19th Wife
Ebershoff intersperses two parallel tales in this book about polygamy among the Mormon community. The first is that of Ann Eliza Brigham, supposed 19t...more
Sep 07, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
Like Son
Frank (formerly Francisca) hadn't seen his father for over 20 years when he gets a call from him announcing that he's dying. Frank decides to take car...more
Jan 30, 2008
Jan 30, 2008
Book of Esther
David's autobiographical novel is both the history of one of the groups of Jews in India, and a multi-generational family story pieced together throug...more
Jun 14, 2008
Jun 18, 2008
Women Daredevils
Cummins highlights ten women who performed a variety of dangerous stunts during the late 1800s and early 1900s. These women performed stunts for a num...more
May 30, 2008
May 30, 2008
Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption, and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All
Sunny Schwartz grew up in a working class Jewish family on the South Side of Chicago. Her family was ruled by her father's rages, Schwartz barely skat...more
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 20, 2009
Brave Girls: The Story of Girls Scouts and Girl Guides in the Underground
Philmus tells the stories of a number of individual Girl Scouts and Guides, as well as of the activities of Girl Scout/Guide troops under German and J...more
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 23, 2008
Mary Poppins, She Wrote: The Life of P. L. Travers
P.L. Travers, best known as the author of the Mary Poppins books, initially had dreams of becoming an actress and a poet. Discovering that journalism...more
Aug 24, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity
Editor Michael Cart has collected twelve stories about LGBT youth identity in the form of short stories, graphic fiction, and verse, by well-known you...more
Dec 25, 2009
Dec 28, 2009
Twelve Long Months
Molly has had a major unrequited crush on her chem lab partner for ages, and when he plans to move to New Jersey to work for his uncle as a house-pain...more
Jun 2008
May 09, 2008
Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature
After the taunting, teasing, and heartfelt, but misguided attempts of Mena's church group friends to convert a gay student to heterosexuality lead to...more
Jun 15, 2008
Jun 24, 2008
This memoir in graphic format by children's author and illustrator David Small reveals a very dark childhood where he cowered in a house punctuated by...more
Jul 23, 2009
May 24, 2009
The Case of the Baker Street Irregular
This is a fascinating story about Roald Dahl, well known and loved as an author of children's books, who served as a spy for the British in Washington...more
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Oct 30, 2008
Cycler (Cycler, #1)
While extremely far-fetched in its premise, this is an interesting look at gender and gender identity, and one of the rare books for teens dealing wit...more
Apr 10, 2008
Apr 11, 2008
In this sequel to "Island of the Blue Dolphins," young Zia is determined to travel back to her people's island to rescue her mother's sister Karana, w...more
Dec 15, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
Help for Your Shy Dog: Turning Your Terrified Dog into a Terrific Pet
After talking at length with a "dog whisperer" proponent, I decided that his approach would be likely to upset and scare Ginny more, so I checked this...more
Mar 10, 2008
Feb 26, 2008
The Mystery of Grace
This latest book by Charles De Lint is a departure from his loose series set in the imagined city of Newford with its blurred connections to an other...more
May 11, 2009
May 18, 2009
The Wilderness
Subjective as memory is, when we begin to lose vast chunks of it, we become unreliable as narrators of our own lives, and even those memories that are...more
Mar 24, 2009
Mar 26, 2009
The Pages In Between: A Holocaust Legacy of Two Families, One Home
Journalist Erin Einhorn has always been curious about her mother's story of survival in Poland during WW II as she was taken in by a Polish family aft...more
Nov 30, 2008
Dec 01, 2008
The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List
Pemper was an apparently unassuming young Jew who made himself useful to Amon Goth, the head of the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp in Poland, in pa...more
Feb 26, 2009
Mar 03, 2009
The Screwed Up Life of Charlie the Second
Charlie is the not only the dork of his senior high school class, is singled out for harassment for being gay, and is a huge disappointment to his fat...more
Dec 07, 2008
Dec 09, 2008
Brooklyn Bridge
Based lightly on the story of the family that made the first teddy bears, this is the story of a Jewish immigrant family in New York, told from the po...more
Jan 13, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
Heavier Than Air: Stories (Awp Award Series In Short Fiction)
Casper's stories reveal the deep inner lives of Midwesterners as they struggle not so much with the land, but with other eternal matters: life and dea...more
Apr 04, 2009
Apr 06, 2009
Girl in a Blue Dress: A Novel Inspired by the Life and Marriage of Charles Dickens
Because this book got so much good hype, I kept trying to like it, and broke my rule of not finishing a book if I wasn't into it after 100 pages. 314...more
Aug 2009
Aug 05, 2009
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