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1 - Reynolds, Bill '68
Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream
Author: Bill Reynolds '68
Publisher: St. Martin's Press; Pub. Date: St. Martin's Press; Subject: Non-fiction; Biography; Sports;

"Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both Providence and Hope. Today, the aging school is primarily Hispanic and African-American, with kids traveling for miles by bus and foot each day.

Hope was known for its state championship basketball teams in the 1960s, but its 2012 team is much different. Disobedient, distracted, and overwhelmed by family troubles, with mismatched sneakers and a penchant for profanity and anger, these boys represent Coach Dave Nyblom's dream of a championship, however unlikely that might seem. Nyblom's mostly black players, including several who emigrated to Providence from war-torn Liberia, face gang violence, domestic uncertainty, drug problems, and a host of other issues. But with the unfailing support and guidance of Nyblom and other Hope coaches, their ragtag team gradually pulls together, overcoming every obstacle to find the faith and trust in themselves that Nyblom never stops teaching.

A look at a hidden world that just a few hundred yards from Brown University, Bill Reynolds' Hope is the inspiring true story of young men and their mentors pursuing one goal a championship but achieving so much more.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-125008069-1

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Price: $26.99

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11 - Feb-2016 - 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl - Alumni
Author: Mona Awad '14 MFA
Publisher: Penguin; Pub. Date: February 2016; Subject: Fiction;

"This book sparkles with wit and at the same time comes across as so transparent and genuine—Awad knows how to talk about the raw struggles of female friendships, sex, contact, humanness, and her voice is a wry celebration of all of this at once.”—Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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ISBN-13: 978-014312848-9

014312848
Price: $16.00

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Acampora, Lauren '97
The Wonder Garden: Stories
Author: Lauren Acampora '97
Publisher: Grove Press; Pub. Date: February 2016; Subject: Fiction; Stories;

"In her stunning debut collection, The Wonder Garden, Lauren Acampora brings to the page with enchanting realism the myriad lives of a suburban town and lays them bare. These linked stories take a trenchant look at the flawed people of Old Cranbury, incisive tales that reveal at each turn the unseen battles we play out behind drawn blinds, the creeping truths from which we distract ourselves, and the massive dreams we haul quietly with us and hold close...Deliciously creepy and masterfully complex, The Wonder Garden heralds the arrival of a phenomenal new talent in American fiction.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-080212481-4

080212481
Price: $16.00

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Akhtar, Ayad '93
American Dervish
Author: Ayad Akhtar '93
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Pub. Date: September 2012; Paperback; Subject: Fiction

Indie Bound Review:
"At it's simplest American Dervish is a coming-of-age story. At its most complex, it is a story of religious faith, marital strife, human nature, love, envy, sexual awakening, betrayal, and racism. It is impossible to leave Akhtar's exceptional debut novel without experiencing the struggles and pain of young Hayat as he comes to terms with both his Muslim faith and his humanity.”-- Lynn Riggs, Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI

ISBN-13: 978-031618330-7

031618330
Price: $15.00

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Al-Nakib, Mai
The Hidden Light of Objects
Author: Mai Al-Nakib
Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pub. Date: September 2015; Subject: Fiction;

"Winner of the 2014 First Book Award from Edinburgh International Book Festival.
--For fans of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore.

A young girl, renamed Amerika in honor of the United States' role in the liberation of Kuwait, finds her name has become a barometer of her country's growing hostility toward the West. A middle-aged man dying from cancer looks back on his extramarital affairs and the abiding forgiveness of his wife...The headlines tell of war, unrest, and religious clashes. But if you look beyond, you will see life in the Middle East as it is really lived--adolescent love, the fragility of marriage, pain of the most quotidian kind.

Mai Al-Nakib's luminous stories unveil the lives of ordinary people--and the power of objects to hold extraordinary memories.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-992710116-8

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Price: $14.00

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Ascher, Kate '80
The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air
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Austin, James, MD '47
Meditating Selflessly: Practical Neural Zen
Author: James Austin, M.D. '47
Publisher: MIT Press; Pub. Date: October 2011; Hardcover
Subject: Non-Fiction; Eastern Philosophy

"This is not the usual kind of self-help book. Indeed, its major premise heeds a Zen master's advice to be less self-centered. Yes, it is 'one more book of words about Zen,' as the author concedes, yet this book explains meditative practices from the perspective of a 'neural Zen.' The latest findings in brain research inform its suggestions. In Meditating Selflessly, James Austin--Zen practitioner, neurologist, and author of three acclaimed books on Zen and neuroscience--guides readers toward that open awareness already awaiting them on the cushion and in the natural world...Drawing widely from the exciting new field of contemplative neuroscience, Austin helps resolve an ancient paradox: why both insight wisdom and selflessness arise simultaneously during enlightened states of consciousness.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-0262010587-5

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Price: $24.95

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Barry, John M. '68
Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
Author: John M. Barry '68
Publisher: Penguin; Pub. Date: December 2012; Subject: Academic; American History;

"...Barry does impart enough detail about Williams to show how puzzling a character he was, exasperatingly admirable. He attracted the powerful and the intelligent. The jurist Edward Coke had been his patron during his youth; the poet John Milton was a later friend. Even his critics found him an appealing personality. The governor of Plymouth called him 'the sweetest soul I ever knew'..."--Joyce E. Chaplin, Sunday New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-13: 978-014312288-6

014312288
Price: $18.00

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Bazell, Josh '92
Beat the Reaper
Author: Josh Bazell '92
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Pub. Date: September 2009; Paperback
Subject: Fiction; Thriller;

Indie Bound Review:
"Josh Bazell's story of a young Manhattan emergency room doctor with an unusual past goes down like a good Bloody Mary with a powerful kick. The briskly paced thriller offers an entertaining plot, quirky characters, and a shocking ending that will haunt the reader for a long while.”-- Amy Pierson, Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport, MA

ISBN-13: 978-031603221-6

031603221
Price: $14.99

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Bell, Madison Smartt
The Color of Night
Author: Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: Vintage; Pub. Date: April 2011; Paperback
Subject: Fiction

"Mae, a blackjack dealer in a Las Vegas casino, spends her free time wandering the desert with a rifle, or sitting in her trailer obsessively watching replays of an old lover escaping the wreckage of 9/11. What she sees in those images is different from what the rest of us would see. She revels in the pure anarchy, thrills at the destruction. These images recall memories of a childhood marked by unthinkable abuse, of her drift into a cult that committed the most shocking crime of the '60s, of her life since then as a feral and wary outsider, caught in a swirl of events at once personal, political, mythic.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-030774188-2

030774188
Price: $15.00

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Benton, Adia '99, Asst. Professor of Anthropology
HIV Exceptionalism: Development Through Disease in Sierra Leone
Author: Adia Benton '99, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; Pub. Date: February 2015; Subject: African Studies; Anthropology;

"What Adia Benton chronicles in this ethnographically rich and often moving book is how one war-ravaged nation reoriented itself as a country suffering from HIV at the expense of other, more pressing health concerns. During her fieldwork in the capital, Freetown, a city of one million people, at least thirty NGOs administered internationally funded programs that included HIV/AIDS prevention and care. Benton probes why HIV exceptionalism--the idea that HIV is an exceptional disease requiring an exceptional response--continues to guide approaches to the epidemic worldwide and especially in Africa, even in low-prevalence settings.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-081669243-9

081669243
Price: $22.50

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Birger, Jon '90
Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game
Author: Jon Birger '90
Publisher: Workman; Pub. Date: August 2015; Subject: Non-fiction; Self-development;

"It's not that he's just not that into you, it's that there aren't enough of him. And the numbers prove it. Using a combination of demographics, statistics, game theory, and number-crunching, Date-onomics tells what every single, college-educated, heterosexual, looking-for-a-partner woman needs to know: The man deficit is real. It's a fascinating, if sobering read, with two critical takeaways: One, it's not you. Two, knowledge is power, so here's what to do about it. The shortage of college-educated men is not just a big-city phenomenon frustrating women in New York and L.A. Among young college grads, there are four eligible women for every three men nationwide. This unequal ratio explains not only why it's so hard to find a date, but a host of social issues, from the college hookup culture to the reason Salt Lake City is becoming the breast implant capital of America. Then there's the math that says that a woman's good looks can keep men from approaching her particularly if they feel the odds aren't in their favor. Fortunately, there are also solutions: what college to attend (any with strong sciences or math), where to hang out (in New York, try a fireman's bar), where to live (Colorado, Seattle, San Jose), and why never to shy away from giving an ultimatum.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-076118208-5

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Birnbach, Lisa '78
True Prep: It's a Whole New World
Author: Lisa Birnbach '78; Chip Kidd
Publisher: Knopf; Pub. Date: November 2011; Paperback
Subject: Pop Culture; Humor;

"The first thing you notice about True Prep...is its design. Chip Kidd, a celebrated graphic designer, has made this book a visual pleasure, with precise illustrations, vivid photographs and a colour palette that would make Kate Spade swoon. Paging through this book, which considers the current state of the North American “preppy” style, the words “gift material” come to mind. This isn’t to undersell the writing. Ms Birnbach has a sly wit, an editor’s eye and an excellent vocabulary. Every sentence is quotable. Really...True Prep is frivolous, but comprehensively, amusingly, and intelligently so. All too few books fit that description. Like its predecessor, this is a fond and inventive satire for the ages.”—The Economist

ISBN-13: 978-037571201-2
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037571201
Price: $12.95

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Bolster, W. Jeffrey '84
The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail
Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster '84
Publisher: Belknap/Harvard University Press; Pub. Date: April 2014; Subject: Academic; Nautical History;

"Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world...Blending marine biology, ecological insight, and a remarkable cast of characters, from notable explorers to scientists to an army of unknown fishermen, Bolster tells a story that is both ecological and human: the prelude to an environmental disaster. Over generations, harvesters created a quiet catastrophe as the sea could no longer renew itself. Bolster writes in the hope that the intimate relationship humans have long had with the ocean, and the species that live within it, can be restored for future generations.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-067428396-1

067428396
Price: $21.00

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Bornstein, Kate '69
Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws
Author: Kate Bornstein '69
Publisher: Seven Stories Press; Pub. Date: May 2006; Paperback
Subject: Gender Studies

"Celebrated transsexual trailblazer Kate Bornstein has, with more humor and spunk than any other, ushered us into a world of limitless possibility through a daring re-envisionment of the gender system as we know it. Here, Bornstein bravely and wittily shares personal and unorthodox methods of survival in an often cruel world. A one-of-a-kind guide to staying alive outside the box, Hello, Cruel World is a much-needed unconventional approach to life for those who want to stay on the edge, but alive. Hello, Cruel World features a catalog of 101 alternatives to suicide that range from the playful (moisturize!), to the irreverent (shatter some family values), to the highly controversial. Designed to encourage readers to give themselves permission to unleash their hearts' harmless desires, the book has only one directive: "Don't be mean." It is this guiding principle that brings its reader on a self-validating journey, which forges wholly new paths toward a resounding decision to choose life. Tenderly intimate and unapologetically edgy, Kate Bornstein is the radical role model, the affectionate best friend, and the guiding mentor all in one.”--publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-158322720-6

158322720
Price: $16.95

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Braun, Adam '06
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Author: Adam Braun '06
Publisher: Scribner; Pub. Date: March 2014; Subject: Non-Fiction;

"Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling as a college student, he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, "A pencil." This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of twenty-four. Using his unique "for-purpose" approach, he helped redefine the space in which business, philanthropy, and social media intersect. And a mere five years later, Pencils of Promise has now built more than two hundred schools around the world, proving that anyone can create a movement that matters.

The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey through more than fifty countries to find his calling, as each chapter explains the steps that every person can take to ignite their own passion and potential. His trailblazing story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give readers the tools to unlock their own extraordinary journey of self-discovery. If you have ever wanted a more purpose-driven life, if you have ever felt like you could become more than your current circumstances allow, it's time to ask yourself, "What do I want most in the world?" And through the lessons shared in this book, turn those ideas into reality. --publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-147673062-2

147673062
Price: $25.00

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Braun, Adam '06
The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change
Author: Adam Braun '06
Publisher: Scribner; Pub. Date: February 2015; Subject: Non-Fiction; Business;

"The riveting 'New York Times' bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world--and the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life…The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn their biggest ambitions into reality. If you feel restless and ready for transition, if you are seeking direction and purpose, this critically acclaimed bestseller is for you. Driven by inspiring stories and shareable insights, this is the book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling."--publisher description

--Mr. Braun's book, in hardcover, has been chosen to be awarded as the Brown University Book Award.
*All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.

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ISBN-13: 978-147673063-9



147673063
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Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill
Author: 50 Brown University Alumni
Editor: Judy Sternlight '82
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Pub. Date: May 2014; Subject: Anthology;

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary, fifty remarkable, prizewinning writers and artists who went to Brown provide unique stories--many published for the first time--about their adventures on College Hill. Funny, poignant, subversive, and nostalgic, the essays, comics, and poems in this collection paint a vivid picture of college life, from the 1950s to the present, at one of America's most interesting universities.

Contributors include: Donald Antrim, Robert Arellano, M. Charles Bakst, Amy DuBois Barnett, Lisa Birnbach, Kate Bornstein, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Mary Caponegro, Susan Cheever, Brian Christian, Pamela Constable, Nicole Cooley, Dana Cowin, Spencer Crew, Edwidge Danticat, Dilip D’Souza, David Ebershoff, Jeffrey Eugenides, Richard Foreman, Amity Gaige, Robin Green, Andrew Sean Greer, Christina Haag, Joan Hilty, A.J. Jacobs, Sean Kelly, David Klinghoffer, Jincy Willett Kornhauser, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, David Levithan, Mara Liasson, Lois Lowry, Ira C. Magaziner, Madeline Miller, Christine Montross, Rick Moody, Jonathan Mooney, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, Dawn Raffel, Bill Reynolds, Marilynne Robinson, Sarah Ruhl, Ariel Sabar, Joanna Scott, Jeff Shesol, David Shields, Krista Tippett, Alfred Uhry, Afaa Michael Weaver, and Meg Wolitzer.

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ISBN-13: 978-147676519-8

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Brown University: The Campus Guide
Exclusive publisher pricing for Brown University - $24.99

An Architectural Tour by Raymond P. Rhinehart '62
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; Pub. Date: October 2013; Subject: Brown University Architecture

"Founded in 1764 as the College of Rhode Island in the town of Warren, Brown University was the seventh in a series of Colonial higher learning institutions that now comprise the Ivy League. The university moved to its current spot overlooking Providence on College Hill in 1770 and was renamed in 1804 in recognition of a $5,000 gift from prominent businessman and alum Nicholas Brown. Today the Brown campus, consisting of 235 buildings on 143 acres is a tapestry of American architectural styles from pre-Colonial to modern. In Brown University, the newest volume in our acclaimed Campus Guide series, Class of '62 alumnus Raymond P. Rhinehart takes readers on nine architectural walks to more than one hundred campus landmarks—from the red-bricked University Hall (1770) to the new state-of-the-art Warren Alpert Medical School (2001). With students, alumni, and visitors in mind, the guide showcases the role that Brown has played in the history of campus architecture and the developing urban fabric of Providence."

--The only detailed architectural history of the campus
--Includes the work of esteemed modern architects such as Philip Johnson alongside Colonial Revival and Beaux-Arts legends Stone, Carpenter and Willson; Perry, Shaw and Hepburn; and McKim, Mead and White
--Beautifully photographed with archival material and an illustrated three-dimensional watercolor map

Publisher Retail Price: $34.95; Brown Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-161689073-5

161689073
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Burr, Hannah '95
Contemporary Prayers to [whatever works]
Author: Hannah Burr '95

"A conceptual artist's book of blunt prayers to nothing-in-particular.”--Hannah Burr

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Cheever, Susan '65
Drinking in America: Our Secret History
Author: Susan Cheever '65
Publisher: Twelve; Pub. Date: October 2015; Subject: Non-fiction; American History;

"American history, it seems, is soaked in alcohol, or not, depending on the times. Ms. Cheever takes us through the history of America using the lens of drinking and how it helped shape our history. Starting with the Pilgrims (for drinking) and the Puritans (strictly against), she weaves our relationship with drinking, and yes, sometimes we were weaving more (early history), other times not so much (Prohibition). Savor with the drink of your choice, whether tippling (beer/wine/mixed) or more sobering (coffee/tea)."--Reviewed by Percy

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ISBN-13: 978-145551387-1

145551387
Price: $28.00

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Cohen, Marshall H. '54
Denmark: A Photographer's Odyssey
Author: Marshall H. Cohen '54
Publisher: Narayana Press; Pub. Date: 2015; Subject: Photography; European History

"In a unique personal odyssey, photographer Marshall H. Cohen weaves Danish history to 150 photographs proceeding chronologically in sections from the Viking period (the 8th to the 11th centuries) through the Christian landscape, the royal landscape, the trend to democracy, to modern Denmark; the book includes additional narratives on Danish agriculture, Hans Christian Andersen, King Christian IV, and the Danish Tall Ship, The Danmark. The book includes prize-winning photographs taken on many of the photographer's personal assignments, including 'Operation Sail,' a July 4th parade of tall ships in New York.”--publisher description

Marshall H. Cohen (Marsh) has been an editorial photojournalist for over twenty-five years serving major media and corporate clients including newspapers, personal web sites, magazines, television, and corporations. His work has appeared in Time, La Prensa (Panama), "Sixty-Minutes" (CBS), the Washingtonian Magazine, and many news and trade publications in Europe and the United States. Visit his website at www.bigmarshnewsphotos.com

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ISBN-13: 978-069237075-9

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Price: $27.50

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Collins, Abel '00
D'hirondelle: Swallowfleet
Author: Abel Collins '00
Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; Pub. Date: March 2006; Paperback
Subject: Fiction; Poetry

"D'hirondelle is a poetic exposition in the vein of Walt Whitman. Abel evokes the natural awareness of Thoreau, the spiritual strength of Emerson, and the passion of Tom Paine in a poetry that yearns for beauty and truth with the simplicity of Gibran. The verse flows with currents of deep thought and emotion, and one is left with the feeling that they have just participated in a great conversation with an old friend.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-141961633-4

141961633
Price: $15.00

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Coppola, Chris '90
Coppola: A Pediatric Surgeon in Iraq
Author: Chris Coppola '90
Publisher: NTI Upstream; Pub. Date: February 2010; Hardcover
Subject: Medicine

Eric Hoffer Award Finalist and Montaigne Medal Finalist

"The fierce, true-life account of United States Air Force pediatric surgeon Lt. Col. Dr. Chris Coppola, this book describes his experiences through two deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom inside a military trauma hospital at Balad Air Base, just 49 miles north of Baghdad. Novelistic in scope and vision, this memoir extends beyond objective reportage to give genuine voice to U.S. surgeons and soldiers, Iraqi translators, and everyday civilians whose core beliefs have been tested in the turmoil of war. Raw and powerfully moving, it reveals how one man’s extraordinary courage and commitment to children survived and flourished even as he witnessed some of the most unspeakable horrors of war.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-098405311-7

098405311
Price: $24.95

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Danticat, Edwidge '93
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Author: Edwidge Danticat '93
Publisher: Vinatge; Pub. Date: may 1998; Paperback
Subject: Fiction

"At an astonishingly young age, Edwidge Danticat has become one of our most celebrated new novelists, a writer who evokes the wonder, terror, and heartache of her native Haiti--and the enduring strength of Haiti's women--with a vibrant imagery and narrative grace that bear witness to her people's suffering and courage.

At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-037570504-5



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Danticat, Edwidge '93
Claire of the Sea Light
Author: Edwidge Danticat '93
Publisher: Vintage; Pub. Date: July 2014; Subject: Fiction;

"Claire of the Sea Light reads like the work of a writer eager to create another world...A sense of the possibilities is tangible, where Danticat delves into parenting, revenge, reconciliation and remorse. Claire Limyè Lanmè is the daughter of a widower who is mulling whether or not to let someone else raise his daughter. In this small town, other mothers and fathers are working through reconciling their feelings about parenthood while readers experience a day in her life. Simultaneously, Danticat masterfully weaves in necessary parts of the past.” —Joshunda Sanders, Kirkus

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ISBN-13: 978-030747227-4

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Danticat, Edwidge '93
Untwine
Author: Edwidge Danticat '93
Publisher: Scholastic; Pub. Date: September 2015; Subject: Young Adult;

"A haunting and mesmerizing story about sisterhood, family, love, and loss by literary luminary Edwidge Danticat.

Giselle Boyer and her identical twin, Isabelle, are as close as sisters can be, even as their family seems to be unraveling. Then the Boyers have a tragic encounter that will shatter everyone's world forever. Giselle wakes up in the hospital, injured and unable to speak or move. Trapped in the prison of her own body, Giselle must revisit her past in order to understand how the people closest to her--her friends, her parents, and above all, Isabelle, her twin--have shaped and defined her.

Will she allow her love for her family and friends to lead her to recovery? Or will she remain lost in a spiral of longing and regret? Untwine is a spellbinding tale, lyrical and filled with love, mystery, humor, and heartbreak.

Award-winning author Edwidge Danticat brings her extraordinary talent to this graceful and unflinching examination of the bonds of friendship, romance, family, the horrors of loss, and the strength we must discover in ourselves when all seems hopeless.”--publisher description

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ISBN-13: 978-054542303-8

054542303
Price: $16.99

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Decker, Elaine '67
Retirement Sparks: Reigniting the Passion for Life, Irreverant Observations on Retirement
Author: Elaine M. Decker '67
Publisher: Business Theatre Unlimited; Pub. Date: 2011; Paperback
Subject: Self-Help

"Retirement Sparks serves up edgy and irreverent observations on the retirement process and the ensuing life transition. Selections have appeared in the 'Retirement Sparks' column in 'Prime Time,' a monthly publication distributed throughout Rhode Island.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-146809570-8

146809570
Price: $14.95

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Epstein, Kevin '92
Marketing Made Easy
Author: Kevin Epstein '92
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press; Pub. Date: May 2006; Paperback
Subject: Business

"This no-nonsense, hands-on guide is the entrepreneurial marketers’ battle plan for a successful marketing program. Marketing Made Easy contains specific action steps and to-do lists for every step of the marketing process. Real-world anecdotes and specific examples from well-known start-ups demonstrate the book’s practical skills. Author Kevin Epstein cuts through the buzzwords and marketing jargon to offer you cutting-edge advice on a variety of traditional and high-tech tools, from billboards to blogs.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-159918017-5

159918017
Price: $19.95

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Eugenides, Jeffrey '82
The Virgin Suicides
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides '82
Publisher: Picador; Pub. Date: April 2009; Paperback
Subject: Fiction

"First published in 1993,The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters--beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys--commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.”—publisher description

ISBN-13: 978-031242881-5



031242881
Price: $16.00

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