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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: David Rhodes
Publisher: Milkweed Editions (2013, May 14th).
The beloved author of Driftless delves into the heart of rural America in this unforgettable portrait of community.When David Rhodes burst onto the American literary scene in the '70s, he was hailed as a brilliant visionary” (John Gardner). In Driftless, his most accomplished work yet” (Joseph Kanon), Rhodes made Words, Wisconsin, resonate with readers across the country. Now with Jewelweed this beloved author returns to the same out-of-the-way community and introduces a cast of characters who must overcome the burdens left by the past. After serving time for a dubious conviction, Blake Bookchester is paroled. As Blake attempts to adjust, he reconnects with Danielle Workhouse, a single mother whose son, Ivan, explores the woods with his precocious friend, August. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Gail MacColl
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Reprint edition (2012, Mar 15th).
From the Gilded Age until 1914, more than 100 American heiresses invaded Britannia and swapped dollars for titles--just like Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, the first of the Downton Abbey characters Julian Fellowes was inspired to create after reading To Marry An English Lord. Filled with vivid personalities, gossipy anecdotes, grand houses, and a wealth of period details--plus photographs, illustrations, quotes, and the finer points of Victorian and Edwardian etiquette--To Marry An English Lord is social history at its liveliest and most accessible. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Helga Weiss
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (2013, Jan 21st).
The remarkable diary of a young girl who survived the Holocaust—appearing in English for the first time.In 1939, Helga Weiss was a young Jewish schoolgirl in Prague. Along with some 45,000 Jews living in the city, Helga’s family endured the first wave of the Nazi invasion: her father was denied work; she was forbidden from attending regular school. As Helga witnessed the increasing Nazi brutality, she began documenting her experiences in a diary. In 1941, Helga and her parents were sent to the concentration camp of Terezín. There, Helga continued to write with astonishing insight about her daily life: the squalid living quarters, the cruel rationing of food, and the executions—as well as the moments of joy and hope that persisted in even the worst conditions. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability