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  • Whispers of the Himalaya

    by Ajayan Borys
    In 1996 meditation teacher Ajayan Borys journeyed to the source of the Ganges River high in India’s Himalayas. Intent on Self-realization, he discovered a deserted cave in a Himalayan forest and for two months lived there alone, meditating in silence, surviving on one sparse meal a day. Through unexpected friendships with holy men, encounters with madmen and the Indian army, surviving harsh mountain conditions (including scorpions and mind-numbing cold), he was opened to the depths of the human ... more
  • Twelve Step Charlie

    by Jean Koning
    Join Jean Koning in this stunning, poignant and often hilarious roller-coaster-ride through the world of men! After having been send to his doctor by Partner—the voice of reason—Jean finds himself being diagnosed with skin-cancer. Armed with his unquestionable wit, and his stunningly absurd worldview—often through his love/hate relationship with the internet—he goes on an extremely funny, touching and illuminating quest to find a way to deal with all this sudden physical and mental pain. W... more
  • A World Without Color: A True Story Of the Last Three Days With My Cat

    by Bernard Jan

    In this heartfelt and moving novella Bernard Jan describes the last three days he spent with his cat Marcel before they parted forever.

    One story. Two endings. Genuine and fictional. Which ending is yours?

    What do you say to someone who is dying? And what do you say when that someone can't understand a word you are saying? How do you comfort each other throughout... and beyond?

    My love, if you go away in a few days, the world will lose its colors and... more

  • Dr. Francis W. M. Morais: His Fight for Humanity

    by Dwedor Morais Ford & Charles Wesley Ford, Jr.

    This book describes the advocacy and struggles of Francis W. M. Morais (1866-1964), Ph.D., D.Lit. Between 1927 and 1935, Dr. Morais worked tirelessly to put an end to slavery, forced labor, and ethnic discrimination in Liberia. Liberia was founded as a safe haven for freed people of color in the early 1800s. Morais’ fight for human rights for Liberia’s indigenous population compelled him to travel to Geneva to make the case to the League of Nations. The Liberian Government did all... more

  • On the Edge An Odyssey

    by Stephen E. Murphy
    A memoir of risk-taking, poignancy and redemption, On the Edge recounts University of Washington grad, Stephen Murphy’s odyssey east to Harvard Business School. Feel his pain as hopes come crashing down. Watch him struggle through Vietnam and Pacific typhoons, but find his way to Columbia Business School, later Brazil. How does he live in an infamous favela in Rio de Janeiro, as an international banker, or end up with Hollywood studios, fighting pirates? Run the gauntlet with him inside the Bel... more
  • Through Paphlagonia with a Donkey

    by David Beasley
    Today when travel has become impersonal, we find in this book a personal account. Here are fresh and highly individualistic impressions of the Turkish people living in the wilderness of the Isfendyar Mountains on the coast of the Black Sea. Starting in complete ignorance and with no preconceptions David Beasley and through him the reader experience the warmth, generosity and touching enthusiasm of the Turks for contact with a foreigner. Through Paphlagonia With A Donkey is an awakening of a West... more
  • The Girl from Spaceship Earth

    by Patricia Ravasio

    In 1982, a year before he died, the enigmatic American genius Buckminster Fuller granted young journalist Patricia Field a rare one-on-one, two-day interview. In it, Fuller shared his warnings about climate change, fossil fuel depletion, and the need to move to sustainable living years before such concerns were a blip on anyone’s radar.  In that interview, Pat pledged to carry Fuller’s ideas into the future and use them to help save humanity from extinction.  What follow... more

  • McKee Rankin and the Heyday of the American Theater

    by David Beasley
    "The book is an impeccable piece of research, full and accurate. It gives a comprehensive view of the American (and Canadian and Australian) stage for a period of over 50 years. It documents life on tour, in stock and combination companies, in vaudeville and even in the nascent movie industry. It is a saga of art versus commerce and of the shifting sands of public taste. It is a treasure trove of minutiae, filled with details on unknown plays and vanished theatres, and on the actors who performe... more
  • Douglas MacAgy and the Foundations of Modern Art Curatorship

    by David Beasley
    Canadian born, MacAgy was international in his influence. From a privileged student at the Barnes Foundation through innovative years at the San Francisco Museum of Art, as Director at the California School of Fine Arts from 1945-50, when he was the catalyst for the advent of American abstraction, as curator at MOMA, as the spirit behind the modern art movement in Dallas, as the introducer and interpreter of European and Russian art to America, as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts,... more
  • Understanding Modern Art

    by David Beasley
    9X11.5 160p. 154 illus. 74 in color, Soft cover. San Francisco artist Clay Spohn (1898--1977), one of the best artists of the modern era, originated art movements of the twentieth century and painted with great beauty. Using Spohn's Notebooks, David Beasley has traced his thought and career. This book is amply illustrated with Spohn's drawings and paintings placed to elucidate the text. Many paintings are in color as Spohn used color superbly
  • Almost Home

    by Hilary Harper
    Orphaned as an infant, Hilary Harper was taken in by distant relatives who let her believe they were her parents. When she discovered the truth, at the age of twelve, she tried to pretend nothing had happened, but everything had changed. A literary memoir, with the absorbing appeal of mystery, Almost Home examines the longing for an authentic identity and the role of family history in the shaping of the self.
  • Losing My Religion

    by Eric T. Hansen
    "Losing My Religion" is the story of Eric T. Hansen's search for God and meaning in and outside of the Mormon church. For years a believing Mormon before losing his faith, Hansen discusses the things about Mormonism that fascinates him still –  the uniquely American history and exceptional theology – as well as his struggle to face the prospect of death without an afterlife and his search toi find meaning without God. Hansen is an American writer in Berlin, known mainly for bestsellers p... more
  • Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory: The Life and Times of Doctor David Ross, Surgeon, Sot-Weed Factor, Importer

    by Stewart Lillard
    "Lost in the District" relates the facts about Doctor David Ross of Bladensburg, Md., his family life, his business and political connections. and his efforts to develop a productive iron mine along the upper Potomac River on lower Antietam Creek in Washington County, Md. Through his diligence and the skills of his close relatives, Dr. Ross was in a position to recommend the taking up of arms against Great Britain to his river neighbors of the Committee of Correspondence, George Washington and ... more
  • After the Affair, Re-Membering

    by Emmanuella Raphaelle
    Part memoir, part prose poem, and part inspirational journal, this story is a well crafted redemptive saga of a young mother's fall from grace. The reader experiences the heartbreak of her marriage to an emotionally absent spouse, and her consequent search for comfort in the arms of a lover. We experience her downward spiral of pain as her marriage breaks up, her self esteem shatters, and then slowly she finds her way out of the emotional morass of her life. It is a heartbreaking every woman sto... more
  • My Impossible Life

    by Liza Cheuk May Chan

    A no-holds-barred memoir of a Chinese woman born in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, nurtured and groomed in the 1950's and 1960's in that unique, bi-cultural society, came of age as a lesbian-feminist in New York City while an undergraduate at Barnard College in the 1970's, and proceeded to attain graduate and professional degrees as a “foreign student” in America.  While practicing as a young attorney in Michigan in the early 1980’s, she gain... more

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