December 2, 2019

Drawing on nine years of research, Axiomatic explores the ways we understand the traumas we inherit and the systems that sustain them. In five sections―each one built on an axiom about how the past affects the present―Tumarkin weaves together true and intimate stories of a community dealing with the extended aftermath of a suicide, a grandmother’s quest to kidnap her grandson to keep him safe, one community lawyer’s struggle inside and against the criminal justice system, a larger-than-life Holocaust survivor, and the history of th...

November 19, 2019

It's moving, truthful and refreshing to read.

 G. Canahan,The BookWalker

The Dragon Fruit Orchard is the remarkable story of one woman and her fierce determination to conquer life’s challenges.

Author Ngan Ha begins her memoir with the 2006 grand reunion of her medical class at the Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. Former classmates flew in from different parts of the world for the event, and she would be meeting most of them for the first time after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. To say she was excited would be an understatement. At...

November 11, 2019

It's moving, truthful and refreshing to read.

 G. Canahan,The BookWalker

In 1968, Dr. Ju Gim Shek started his mission to introduce the ancient Chinese medical practice of acupuncture to the western world, an initiative that has grown to an estimated eighteen thousand licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. alone. Such an accomplishment began as a vision that was almost forgotten until chance presented itself when Dr. Ju met his future four students in California’s Chinatown.

The group were the most unlikely of students, especially from...

September 9, 2019

“ In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of American history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida. ” This is the story As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is "as good as anyone." Aba...

September 2, 2019

“ NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.  The unapologetic, laugh-your-ass-off military memoir both vets and civilians have been waiting for, from a five-tour Army Ranger turned YouTube phenomenon and zealous advocate for veterans ” This is the story Members of the military’s special operations branches share a closely guarded secret: They love their jobs. They relish the opportunity to fight. They are thankful for it, even, and hopeful that maybe, possibly, they’ll also get to kill a bunch of bad guys while they’re at it. You don’t...

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