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  • Dwarf: A Memoir

    Dwarf: A Memoir

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Tiffanie DiDonato
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Plume (2012, Nov 27th).
    Pages:   272

    “It's okay with me if you picked up this book because you're curious about what it's like to live with dwarfism. But I hope that you'll take away much more—about adapting to the world when it won't adapt to you.”—from Dwarf A memoir of grit and transformation for anyone who has been told something was impossible and then went on to do it anyway. Tiffanie DiDonato was born with dwarfism. Her limbs were so short that she was not able to reach her own ears. She was also born with a serious case of optimism. She decided to undergo a series of painful bone-lengthening surgeries that gave her an unprecedented 14 inches of height—and the independence she never thought she’d have. After her surgeries, Tiffanie was able to learn to drive, to live in the dorms during college, and to lead a normal life. more

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  • Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious

    Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Chris Stedman
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Beacon Press (2012, Nov 6th).
    Pages:   208

    The story of a former Evangelical Christian turned openly gay atheist who now works to bridge the divide between atheists and the religiousThe stunning popularity of the “New Atheist” movement—whose most famous spokesmen include Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and the late Christopher Hitchens—speaks to both the growing ranks of atheists and the widespread, vehement disdain for religion among many of them. In Faitheist, Chris Stedman tells his own story to challenge the orthodoxies of this movement and make a passionate argument that atheists should engage religious diversity respectfully. Becoming aware of injustice, and craving community, Stedman became a “born-again” Christian in late childhood. The idea of a community bound by God’s love—a love that was undeserved, unending, and guaranteed—captivated him. more

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  • Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

    Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Andre Vauchez
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Yale University Press; Tra edition (2012, Oct 23rd).
    Pages:   416

    First published in France, where it was awarded the Prix Chateaubriand, this masterful new biography of Francis is now available in English more

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  • Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook

    Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   B. Smith
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   BenBella Books (2012, Sep 18th).
    Pages:   288

    Celebrating the importance of family, Made With Love: The Meals On Wheels Family Cookbook includes recipes from the tables of well-known actors, chefs, writers, and other celebrities along with personal stories about their favorite family meals. Learn to cook:• Patti LaBelle’s Baja Fish Tacos• Cokie Roberts’ Artichoke Gratin• Al Roker’s New Orleans–Style Barbecued Shrimp• Judi Dench’s Bread and Butter PuddingOther contributors include Helen Mirren, Martha Stewart, former First Lady Barbara Bush, Mario Batali, Paula Deen, Joan Lunden, Kurt Warner, Dr. Maya Angelou, Joan Rivers, and many more.Providing more than a million meals a day for seniors across America, Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization of its kind. more

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  • Peace on Earth

    Peace on Earth

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Casting Crowns
    Format:   Audio CD
    Publisher:   Reunion (2008, Oct 7th).

    2008 release of Peace On Earth by Casting Crowns. Following the highly successful The Altar and The Door album and tour, Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns release its first Christmas record. Known for its life-changing ministry of renewal and discipleship, Casting Crowns continues that mission with an album of songs dedicated to the meaning behind this holy season.Casting Crowns has received an American Music Award and 20 GMA Dove Awards collectively between band and lead-singer Mark Hall. more

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  • Letter to My Daughter

    Letter to My Daughter

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Maya Angelou
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Random House (2008, Sep 23rd).
    Pages:   192

    For a world of devoted readers, a much-awaited new volume of absorbing stories and inspirational wisdom from one of our best-loved writers.Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter reveals Maya Angelou's path to living well and living a life with meaning. Told in her own inimitable style, this book transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight.Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with her greatest gift, a son. more

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