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Short vignettes of real life sign language interpreting experiences that left a mark on interpreters' souls. Some pieces are funny, some serious. A few are written by Deaf and Deaf-Blind consumers.
"One of our most exquisite storytellers"(Esquire)gives us his first collection in over a decade: ten potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, display his mastery over a quarter century. Tobias Wolff's first two books,In the Garden of the North American MartyrsandBack in the World,were a powerful demonstration of how the short story can "provoke our amazed appreciation," asTheNew York Times Book Reviewwrote then. In the years since, he's written a third collection,The Night in Question,as well as a pair of genre-defining memoirs(This Boy's LifeandIn Pharaoh's Army),the novellaThe Barracks Thief,and, most recently, a novel,Old School. Now he returns with fresh revelations--about biding one's time, or experiencing first love, or burying one's mother--that come to a variety of characters in circumstances at once everyday and extraordinary: a retired Marine enrolled in college while her son trains for Iraq, a lawyer taking a difficult deposition, an American in Rome indulging the Gypsy who's picked his pocket. In these stories, as with his earlier, much-anthologized work, he once again proves himself, according to theLos Angeles Times,"a writer of the highest order: part storyteller, part philosopher, someone deeply engaged in asking hard questions that take a lifetime to resolve. "
Here's your big chance to find out absolutely everything about the most famous twins on the planet! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen give you the inside scoop on: What it's really like to be superstars!Their whole family-including big brother Trent and little sis Lizzie. How they got started in show business. Their fave things to do with their friends. What it's like being twins. Their secret crushes!(shhh. . . )So get ready to get real with Mary-Kate and Ashley!
Rainy days mean that Emily, David and Teddy have to play indoors. But that doesn't stop them setting off on great adventures. Soon their home made submarine is heading for an ancient shipwreck guarded by a fierce band of sharks!
The brutal lynching of two young black men in Marion, Indiana, on August 7, 1930, cast a shadow over the town that still lingers. It is only one event in the long and complicated history of race relations in Marion, a history much ignored and considered by many to be best forgotten. But the lynching cannot be forgotten. It is too much a part of the fabric of Marion, too much ingrained even now in the minds of those who live there. In Our Town journalist Cynthia Carr explores the issues of race, loyalty, and memory in America through the lens of a specific hate crime that occurred in Marion but could have happened anywhere. Marion is our town, America's town, and its legacy is our legacy. Like everyone in Marion, Carr knew the basic details of the lynching even as a child: three black men were arrested for attempted murder and rape, and two of them were hanged in the courthouse square, a fate the third miraculously escaped. Meeting James Cameron--the man who'd survived--led her to examine how the quiet Midwestern town she loved could harbor such dark secrets. Spurred by the realization that, like her, millions of white Americans are intimately connected to this hidden history, Carr began an investigation into the events of that night, racism in Marion, the presence of the Ku Klux Klan--past and present--in Indiana, and her own grandfather's involvement. She uncovered a pattern of white guilt and indifference, of black anger and fear that are the hallmark of race relations across the country. In a sweeping narrative that takes her from the angry energy of a white supremacist rally to the peaceful fields of Weaver--once an all-black settlement neighboring Marion--in search of the good and the bad in the story of race in America, Carr returns to her roots to seek out the fascinating people and places that have shaped the town. Her intensely compelling account of the Marion lynching and of her own family's secrets offers a fresh examination of the complex legacy of whiteness in America. Part mystery, part history, part true crime saga, Our Town is a riveting read that lays bare a raw and little-chronicled facet of our national memory and provides a starting point toward reconciliation with the past. On August 7, 1930, three black teenagers were dragged from their jail cells in Marion, Indiana, and beaten before a howling mob. Two of them were hanged; by fate the third escaped. A photo taken that night shows the bodies hanging from the tree but focuses on the faces in the crowd--some enraged, some laughing, and some subdued, perhaps already feeling the first pangs of regret. Sixty-three years later, journalist Cynthia Carr began searching the photo for her grandfather's face.
It all started with an autograph...Only her son, Kyle, can get Professor Jacelyn Ross anywhere near a sports arena. Especially when the celebrity in question is a boorish football jock. But Kyle means everything to Jacelyn-and he wants the signature.Besides, she'll have to meet "The King"-famous Mike Kingston-eventually. It's his team that's tarnishing her beloved school's pristine academic reputation-all in the name of progress. She and the rest of the teaching staff don't approve of the plan at all.But Mike has more in common with Jacelyn than she would care to admit. Their commitment to their troubled sons, for starters. And the attraction that has Jacelyn seeing Mike in a whole new light.
Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning Moreby Derek Bok
Drawing on a large body of empirical evidence, former Harvard President Derek Bok examines how much progress college students actually make toward widely accepted goals of undergraduate education. His conclusions are sobering. Although most students make gains in many important respects, they improve much less than they should in such important areas as writing, critical thinking, quantitative skills, and moral reasoning. Large majorities of college seniors do not feel that they have made substantial progress in speaking a foreign language, acquiring cultural and aesthetic interests, or learning what they need to know to become active and informed citizens. Overall, despite their vastly increased resources, more powerful technology, and hundreds of new courses, colleges cannot be confident that students are learning more than they did fifty years ago. Looking further, Bok finds that many important college courses are left to the least experienced teachers and that most professors continue to teach in ways that have proven to be less effective than other available methods. In reviewing their educational programs, however, faculties typically ignore this evidence. Instead, they spend most of their time discussing what courses to require, although the lasting impact of college will almost certainly depend much more on how the courses are taught. In his final chapter, Bok describes the changes that faculties and academic leaders can make to help students accomplish more. Without ignoring the contributions that America's colleges have made, Bok delivers a powerful critique--one that educators will ignore at their peril.
The book contains Land and People, Exploration and Colonization, War and Independence, Expansion and Conflict, Growth at Home and Abroad, Into the Twentieth Century, and Modern Times.
"A thrilling account of the land and naval operations of American soldiers and sailors in our war with Spain, and the heroic struggles of Cuban patriots against Spanish tyranny."
One of the first journalists into Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks, Irris Makler set out to cover a war and discovered a story about women caught in the crossfire.
In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico." Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English.Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.
After several shocking events, Alex must decide where his loyalties and beliefs lie.
Personal accounts of LBGT college students from around the U.S.
"Only a few writers of crime fiction have managed to generate prose this leanly poetic in the service of their hard-boiled stories. Tapply does it all the time." -The Boston Globe on Muscle Memory BOSTON-BASED ATTORNEY BRADY COYNE aspires to a quiet life. His solo law practice, handling routine legal work for a select group of clients, and his sedate, stable private life usually keep him far away from trouble. But one cold January morning, trouble comes to him. The morning after a snowstorm, Brady lets his dog out into the backyard of his Back Bay brownstone only to discover the body of an unfamiliar girl buried underneath the newly fallen snow. She is a teenager, maybe fifteen or sixteen, who apparently entered his backyard, bleeding, in the middle of the night, only to die from hypothermia and blood loss. The single clue to her identity is a small piece of paper with Brady's address scribbled on it. The police seem to believe that the girl is simply another runaway. one of many in the city-and the circumstances of her death are likely to remain unsolved. Shaken by his discovery of the body and the girl's tragic death, consumed by the question of who she was and why she (continued on back flap) #12;(continued from front flap) seemed to be looking for him, Brady Coyne is determined to find out the truth. But it soon turns out that the mysterious girl's death is only the beginning-someone out there knows Brady is trying to find out what happened that night, and they are willing to do anything-or kill anyone-to keep the truth from coming out.
After nearly dying at the hands of the Aurelian, Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a comarré. That is until the Kubai Mata bring a new task to her doorstep: rescue the child Tatiana has kidnapped, or Mal becomes enemy number one.
This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988, when the gay rights movement was eclipsed by the more urgent demands of AIDS activists, this is the remarkable and until now untold story of how a largely invisible population of men and women banded together to create their place in America's culture and government. Told through the voices of gay activists and their opponents, filled with dozens of colorful characters, Out for Good traces the emergence of gay rights movements in cities across the country and their transformation into a national force that changed the face of America forever
This volume takes the mystery out of gay and lesbian history, lifts the lid off pink politics, and paints the town lavender with hundreds of lively articles and intriguing facts covering every aspect of gay life, culture, and community. From debunking myths to creating family, from fighting for rights to battling AIDS, from showbiz superstars to military heroes, dozens of notable contributors come out in all directions -- providing both a useful guide to issues and resources and an entertaining and informative mirror of the American lesbian and gay experience.
Out in the Open, Revised Edition: The Complete Male Pelvis offers a frank exploration of the male pelvic region from a cultural and scientific perspective. Focusing on pelvic structure and development, the book explains how male sexuality develops throughout a man's life--from birth onwards. An experienced Rolfer with an academic background in physiology, the late author R. Louis Schultz, PhD, offers the fruits of his wisdom gleaned over the course of his twenty-five year bodywork career. A valuable guide for bodyworkers and laypeople alike, the book addresses such topics as: * Genital structure * Bodywork techniques to treat pelvic tightness * Erection, masturbation, and ejaculation * The link between emotion and male sexuality * Sexual stereotypes and mythsEnhanced with over 120 detailed photos and illustrations, the book offers valuable advice for bodyworkers working in the pelvic region, a possible area of tension and more serious pelvic conditions. Revised by Schultz's protégé, Advanced Rolfer Marcelo Coutinho, this edition includes a redesigned cover, a new foreword by Coutinho, and an added appendix of 20 exercises and self-treatments for common pelvic dysfunctions.
Out Law lays out the basics about federal, state, and local laws that frequently impact LGBT youth and explains how legal authority and responsibility is often vested in local officials, such as school principals.
Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control--and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God's desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community."But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Denton Hake has just been paroled from prison for a rape" he is certain he did not commit, though he cannot explain the evidence against him. "... he begins to experience ...memory lapses during which he ... [travels] outside his body to see events happening to other people in other places....His new girlfriend is found shot to death and he is the obvious suspect...." He must convince people that his out-of-body experiences are real and that he is not crazy, and he must find who killed is girlfriend and the truth about his father's death. There is much "street" language--the "f" and "sh" words.
Born of an ancient family of clairvoyants, Marley Millet finds that her psychic gift is both unsettling and incredibly dangerous. She never wants to "travel" again--but the choice is not hers to make.After glimpsing the fates of two missing New Orleans jazz singers, Marley knows she has no choice and must speak up before more women disappear. Flinty cop-turned-writer Gray Fisher, who interviewed both chanteuses before they vanished, takes a special interest in Marley's incredible story--and in Marley.Scouring the wild clubs of the French Quarter, Marley and Gray make an unlikely and uneasy team. But their determination is matched only by the heat between them...and the evil they have uncovered.
An account of the author's alleged astral travels and observations, with practical advice for those working to develop this ability.
A SCREEN LEGEND'S RAW ACCOUNT OF NEW BEGINNINGSPortrayed by today's biggest movie stars, Linda Lovelace was just twenty-three when she became the queen of porn in the blockbuster movie Deep Throat. Her bestselling memoir Ordeal laid bare the nightmare of terror, rape and perversity she suffered during the making of the film. Now she tells the harrowing and compelling story of how she survived to build a different kind of life. In her own candid words Linda describes her escape from a brutal past to become a wife and mother, proving she could be more than a sex object who spent her days in fear. Step by step she gained control of her own future. Honest, at times shocking, and in the end inspiring, this is an unforgettable portrait of a woman who learned to believe in herself.
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