The Troubleseeker

Author: Alan Lessik
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions
ISBN: 1937627276
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Genre: Fiction

The Troubleseeker tells the contemporary odyssey of Antinio, a native-born Cuban who confronts his gay identity in post-revolution Cuba and as a refugee in America. Narrated by the ancient Roman Emperor and demigod Hadrian, The Troubleseeker weaves Cuban Santeria traditions with classical Greek mythology to depict Antinio's quest to achieve both freedom and love."

Doctor Who The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage

Author: Derek Landy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9781405913317
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Eleven Doctors, eleven months, eleven stories: a year-long celebration of Doctor Who! The most exciting names in children's fiction each create their own unique adventure about the time-travelling Time Lord. When the TARDIS lands on a planet that looks identical to Earth, the Tenth Doctor and Martha are amazed to find it packed with fictional characters from her childhood. But who has the power to create an entire world out of books and why? The Doctor and Martha must solve the mystery before their story ends! Author Derek Landy puts his own unique spin on the Doctor's amazing adventures through time and space.

Taller Than Trees

Author: Roger Young
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781524618537
Release Date: 2016-07-27
Genre: Fiction

Willows by the water glittered, rustling in the blowing breeze. Mirrored in the limpid distance, silver gilt between the trees, bands of amber streaked the surface, gently rent the shroud of night, freed the sovereignty of darkness, put the dying clouds to flight. For Willoughby, it was the silent time. Profiled at the misty margin, contemplating whence she came, bent a water nymph in study, rapt and tranquil, lovely, lonely; a film veiled her slender limbs, limned softly by the suns first flame. Head lifted, she began to straighten, circling arms began to rise, fingers languidly caressed the tresses. Washed with light, she closed her eyes. A vision only, but not wholly, she is very like anothers form: gorgeous daughter of the morning, born into the warmth of dawn. It always seemed she might be waiting, though never as she seemed so now . . . Fastening her glowing hair, she drifted to the liquid lip. There, letting fall the gossamer, she slipped to mingle with the ripples. Grey eyes turned to smile a greeting, and white hand lingered in a parting wave . . . And she was gone. In the rushes at the lakeside, the dreamer, dreaming, gave a sigh. Could he make the scene substantial? Should hedare heeven try?

The Valley of the Moon

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781455353675
Release Date: 2018-03-01
Genre: Fiction

Classic Jack London novel. According to Wikipedia:"Jack London (1876 – 1916) was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea Wolf along with many other popular books. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first Americans to make a lucrative career exclusively from writing."

The Pecan Man

Author: Cassie Dandridge Selleck
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 0615590586
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Drama

"In the summer of 1976, recently widowed and childless, Ora Lee Beckworth hires a homeless old black man to mow her lawn. The neighborhood children call him the Pee-can Man; their mothers call them inside whenever he appears. When the police chief's son is found stabbed to death near his camp, the man Ora knows as Eddie is arrested and charged with murder. Twenty-five years later, Ora sets out to tell the truth about the Pecan Man"--Page 4 of cover.

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Author: Richard Wormser
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466867475
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: History

Between 1880 and 1954, African Americans dedicated their energies, and sometimes their lives, to defeating segregation. During these times, characterized by some as "worse than slavery," African Americans fought the status quo, acquiring education and land and building businesses, churches, and communities, despite laws designed to segregate and disenfranchise them. White supremacy prevailed, but it did not destroy the spirit of the black community. Incorporating anecdotes, the exploits of individuals, first-person accounts, and never-before-seen images and graphics, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow by Richard Wormser is the story of the African American struggle for freedom following the end of the Civil War. A companion volume to the four-part PBS television series, which took seven years to write, research, and edit, the book documents the work of such figures as the activist and separatist Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells, and W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. It examines the emergence of the black middle class and intellectual elite, and the birth of the NAACP. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow also tells the stories of ordinary heroes who accomplished extraordinary things: Charlotte Hawkins Brown, a teacher who founded the Palmer Memorial Institute, a private black high school in North Carolina; Ned Cobb, a tenant farmer in Alabama who became a union organizer; Isaiah Montgomery, who founded Mound Bayou, an all-black town in Mississippi; Charles Evers, brother of civil rights leader Medgar Evers, who fought for voter registration in Mississippi in the 1940s. And Barbara Johns, a sixteen-year-old Virginia student who organized a student strike in 1951. The strike led to a lawsuit that became one of the five cases the United States Supreme Court reviewed when it declared segregation in education illegal. As the twenty-first century rolls forward, we are losing the remaining survivors of this pivotal era. Rich in historical commentary and eyewitness testimony by blacks and whites who lived through the period, The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow is a poignant record of a time when indignity and terror constantly faced off against courage and accomplishment.

American Islam

Author: Richard Wormser
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802776280
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Interviews with young American Muslims highlight an overview of one of America's most misunderstood religious groups, showing how Muslims maintain their traditions in the face of the permissiveness of American society. Reprint.

The Silent Assassin

Author: Lori Andrews
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312352719
Release Date: 2007-05-15
Genre: Fiction

When Dr. Alexandra Blake, a forensic specialist at the Armed Forces Institute, is assigned the task of returning several skulls brought home by American soldiers from Vietnam, she discovers that the case could be tied to another with a link to Vietnam.

Airman

Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 9781423132080
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Conor Broekhart was born to fly. It is the 1890s, and Conor and his family live on the sovereign Saltee Islands, off the Irish coast. Conor spends his days studying the science of flight with his tutor and exploring the castle with the king's daughter, Princess Isabella. But the boy's idyllic life changes forever the day he discovers a deadly conspiracy against the king.

Diary of Fire

Author: Elías Miguel Muñoz
Publisher: Tincture
ISBN: 159021580X
Release Date: 2016-08
Genre: Fiction

Ardently infused with the theme of exile, Diary of Fire tells the story of political refugee Camilo MacIas, who, as a boy, flees Cuba with his parents in 1969 to settle in Los Angeles. Narrated as memories from a present of loss--a fire has consumed Camilo's home--the novel weaves together journal entries, poems, letters, photos, and excerpts from the character's first published work of fiction. Ingenuously, Camilo sees those scattered writings as pieces of a puzzle that will some day be completed, thus showing him "the big picture." Key issues emerge from his narration: the sexual and physical abuse Camilo suffered as a child and the resulting trauma, his conflicted relationship with both communist Cuba and the Cuban exile communities in the United States, his bisexual nature, and the strained relationship he has with his father. Ultimately, Diary of Fire relates a story of survival. Events unfold as passages from a memoir. as he paints a self-portrait of a bisexual Cuban American writer in exile, Camilo strives to build a life out of fear and cruelty and ashes, but also out of hope.

The Assault

Author: Reinaldo Arenas
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001211243
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Fiction

The narrator offers his surrealistic impressions of life in Cuba as he struggles to maintain his sanity in the face of brutal repression

Growing Up in the Great Depression

Author: Richard Wormser
Publisher: Atheneum Books
ISBN: 0689317115
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Depressions

Historical background, interviews, and photographs combine to provide an impression of childhood during the Great Depression.