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Forgetting Fathers
Forgetting Fathers (December 2015)
Untold Stories from an Orphaned Past
David Marshall - Author

An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.

In Forgetting Fathers, David Marshall weaves together the stories of his grandfather and great-grandfather with his own quest to solve the mystery of his family’s past. Beginning as a search for his lost family name, Marshall attempts to understand the origins of his grandfather, ...(Read More)
 
 
On Nietzsche
On Nietzsche (December 2015)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Georges Bataille wrote On Nietzsche in the final months of the Nazi occupation of France in order to cleanse the German philosopher of the “stain of Nazism.” More than merely a treatise on Nietzsche, the book is as much a work of ethics in which thought is put...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Widowhood
Writing Widowhood (November 2015)
The Landscapes of Bereavement
Jeffrey Berman - Author

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

The death of a beloved spouse after a lifetime of companionship is a life-changing experience. To help understand the reality of bereavement, Jeffrey Berman focuses on five extraordinary American writers—Joan Didion, Sandra Gilbert, Gail Godwin, Kay Redfield Jamison,...(Read More)
 
 
Binghamton Babylon
Binghamton Babylon (September 2015)
Voices from the Cinema Department, 1967-1977
Scott M. MacDonald - Author
J. Hoberman - Foreword by

Documents a volatile and productive moment in the development of film studies.

In Binghamton Babylon, Scott M. MacDonald documents one of the crucial moments in the history of cinema studies: the emergence of a cinema department at what was then the State University of New York at Binghamton (now Binghamton University) between 1967 and 1977. The department brought together a group of faculty and students ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Hamptons 4Ever
In the Hamptons 4Ever (August 2015)
Mostly True Tales from the East End
Dan Rattiner - Author
Barbara L. Goldsmith - Foreword by

More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

This is Dan Rattiner’s fourth collection of essays about the fishermen, farmers, celebrities, billionaires, and artists who live, work, and play in the Hamptons. As the founder and publisher of Dan’s Papers, a weekly community newspaper, Rattiner knows the Hamptons backwards and forwards, and stor...(Read More)
 
 
An Iceberg in Paradise
An Iceberg in Paradise (April 2015)
A Passage through Alzheimer's
Nancy Avery Dafoe - Author

Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.

In this evocative memoir, Nancy Avery Dafoe shares the heart-wrenching experience of caring for her ailing mother as she struggled, and ultimately lost her battle, with Alzheimer’s disease. Weaving poetry throughout, Dafoe tells her family’s story in the hope of helping those who are navigat...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
Fifty Years in Sing Sing
Fifty Years in Sing Sing (February 2015)
A Personal Account, 1879-1929
Alfred Conyes - Author
Penelope Kay Jarrett - Editor
Ted Conover - Foreword by

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

Written more than eighty years ago, Fifty Years in Sing Sing is the personal account of Alfred Conyes (1852–1931), who worked as a prison guard and then keeper at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York, from 1879 to 1929. This unpublished memoir, dated 1930, was found among his granddaughter’s estate by his great-gr...(Read More)
 
 
The Crazy Thing
The Crazy Thing (February 2015)
Starting Over from the Beginning Somewhere Near the End
Carl Lehmann-Haupt - Author

A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.

“I was talking very quickly about the diagnosis, and Stephanie had closed her eyes. When I paused she opened them again, and with extreme precision she planted her question: ‘If you had to die now, in what ways would it be too soon?’”

The Crazy Thing tries to respond to this endless question. It is a lov...(Read More)
 
 
Polio Boulevard
Polio Boulevard (September 2014)
A Memoir
Karen Chase - Author

FINALIST - 2015 Eric Hoffer Award, presented by Hopewell Publications
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

In 1954, Karen Chase was a ten-year-old girl playing Monopoly in the polio ward when the radio blared out the news that Dr. Jonas Salk had developed the polio vaccine. The discovery came too late for her, and Polio...(Read More)
 
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