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My Beloved Toto
My Beloved Toto (October 2005)
Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo 1833-1882
Juliette Drouet - Author
Evelyn Blewer - Edited and annotated
Victoria Tietze Larson - Translated with an introduction, additional notes, and glossary
Jean Gaudon - Preface

Selected letters from Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, offering insights into nineteenth-century French culture as well as an insider’s look at the character, behavior, working habits, and day-to-day life of France’s most monumental man of letters.

My Beloved Toto, a collection of letters written by Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, tells the story of a life and of the great l...(Read More)
Jakub's World
Jakub's World (April 2005)
A Boy's Story of Loss and Survival in the Holocaust
Alicia Nitecki - Author
Jack Terry - Author

A boy's world is shattered by the Holocaust.

When German troops come to the small village of Bełzyce, Poland, in 1939, nine-year-old Jakub Szabmacher's world is forever changed. At first the humiliations inflicted by the Germans seem small, but the conditions worsen until eventually Jakub's family and much of his village are murdered, and he is sent to various concentration camps in Poland and Germany, where he s...(Read More)
When the Music Stopped
When the Music Stopped (March 2004)
Discovering My Mother
Thomas J. Cottle - Author

A son's coming to terms with his mother's decision to abandon her career as a concert pianist in order to raise her children.

This is the story of one woman's decision to forfeit a brilliant career for the sake of motherhood. Once a child prodigy, Gitta Gradova traveled the world as an internationally acclaimed concert pianist, performing recitals as well as appearing with prominent orchestras of her era. Her son Thoma...(Read More)

Joining the Sisterhood
Joining the Sisterhood (October 2003)
Young Jewish Women Write Their Lives
Tobin Belzer - Editor
Julie Pelc - Editor

Essays and poems that offer insight into what it means to be a young Jewish woman today.

Young Jewish women engage in almost every aspect of religious and cultural Jewish life, yet their unique perspectives have remained largely invisible. Through poetry and personal essays, Joining the Sisterhood sheds light on the lives of these young women as they search for both personal and universal truths. By writing abo...(Read More)
From Girl to Woman
From Girl to Woman (March 2003)
American Women's Coming-of-Age Narratives
Christy Rishoi - Author

Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

From Girl to Woman examines the coming-of-age narratives of a diverse group of American women writers, including Annie Dillard, Zora Neale Hurston, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Mary McCarthy, and explores the crucial role of such narratives in the development of American feminism. Women have long known that identity is comple...(Read More)
Rescuing Haya
Rescuing Haya (March 2001)
Confessions of an Eighth Generation Israeli Emigrant
Shelly Spilka - Author

The story of an Israeli woman's struggle to forge her personal and professional identity.

"A gripping, lucidly written account of a woman striving to make a place for herself in a new culture and language while she explores with considerable courage her conflicted feelings about her homeland. Made concrete and convincing through powerful scenes of love and loss--early days in an orphanage, the tragic death of her young husband--the se...(Read More)
Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice
Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice (November 2000)
Richard Quinney - Author

Eminent criminologist Richard Quinney offers his 40-year journey bearing witness to crime and social justice in writings both scholarly and autobiographical.

Featuring both scholarly and autobiographical writings, Bearing Witness to Crime and Social Justice follows Richard Quinney's development as a criminologist. Quinney's criminology is a critical criminology which he describes as a journey of witnessing to crime and social j...(Read More)
Living Root
Living Root (August 2000)
A Memoir
Michael Heller - Author

In this literary memoir, poet and essayist Michael Heller interweaves family and personal history with reflections on language, poetry, religion, and memory itself.

Living Root is the story of an education, a writer's wandering through personal and family history, through texts and traditions. Recalling his family's origins in Bialystok as well as his own childhood in Brooklyn and Miami Beach, poet an...(Read More)
Traveling through the Boondocks
Traveling through the Boondocks (August 2000)
In and Out of Academic Hierarchy
Terry Caesar - Author

Wry and honest essays on the everyday conditions of professional life at a "second-rate" university, with implications for our understanding of higher education in general.

What is it like to be a faculty member at a university in the United States that enjoys no reputation or distinction? Traveling through the Boondocks discusses this situation not from the top down but from the bottom up, where the experience of exclusion rang...(Read More)
Eleven Stories High
Eleven Stories High (July 2000)
Growing Up in Stuyvesant Town, 1948-1968
Corinne Demas - Author

This memoir evokes a girl’s coming of age in a postwar New York City planned, “utopian” community.

Eleven Stories High is a memoir of a middle-class New York childhood, the perceptions of a girl growing up in a housing project that she deemed a “utopia of the fifties.” The story follows the process of memory, rather than the conventions of chronology, and explores the concept of “ho...(Read More)
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