Search results for: Eileen F.
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 10:04

Barracoon

 A previously unpublished work that illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery in the true story of one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade, Cudjo Lewis, who was abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. A Real-Deal Book Discussion selection for 2/14/19.

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Carl Hiaasen and Roz Chast combine forces to help us keep our heads clear and our feet grounded in the face of an all too superficial, self-obsessed modern world, making this a succinct, swift read for their many fans.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:04

Hillbilly Elegy

Shares the poignant story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle-class life and the collective demons of the past. 

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Friday, 06 October 2017 10:52

Killers of the Flower Moon

Presents a true account of the early twentieth-century murders of dozens of wealthy members of the Osage Indian nation and law-enforcement officials, citing the contributions and missteps of a fledgling FBI that eventually uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017 16:38

The Stranger in the Woods

Documents the true story of a man who endured a hardscrabble, isolated existence in a tent in the Maine woods, never speaking with others and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins, for 27 years, in a portrait that illuminates the survival means he developed and the reasons behind his solitary life.

 

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Friday, 06 January 2017 11:02

You Will Know Me

When a violent death rocks her close-knit gymnastics community weeks before an important competition, the mother of an Olympic hopeful works frantically to hold her family together in spite of being irresistibly drawn to the crime.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:37

The Nest

Gathering to confront their older brother, who has recently been released from rehab after a drunk driving accident, the Plumb siblings watch as the trust fund left by their father rises and falls according to self-inflicted problems.

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