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They Went Left

They Went Left
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The New York Times bestselling, Sydney Taylor Honor winning, critically acclaimed tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, author of Girl in the Blue Coat Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal, her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else--her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja--they went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.

But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her--or help her rebuild her world.

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9780316490597
Publication Date: 
April 6, 2021

To Conquer Mr. Darcy

To Conquer Mr. Darcy
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A sexy Jane Austen re-imagining by author Abigail Reynolds

What if...
Instead of disappearing from Elizabeth Bennet's life after she refused his offer of marriage, Mr. Darcy had stayed and tried to change her mind?

What if...
Lizzy, as she gets to know Darcy, finds him undeniably attractive and her impulses win out over her sense of propriety?

What if...
Madly in love and mutually on fire, their passion anticipates their wedding?

In To Conquer Mr. Darcy, instead of avoiding Elizabeth after his ill-fated marriage proposal, Mr. Darcy follows her back to Hertfordshire to prove to her he is a changed man and worthy of her love. And little by little, Elizabeth begins to find the man she thought she despised, irresistible...

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Praise for To Conquer Mr. Darcy:
Shows a different side of Darcy, a bold side unafraid of going after what he wants. --Hollywood Today
Sure to appeal to fans of lusty historical romance. --Library Journal
Abigail Reynolds sure knows how to steam up a page! --A Readers Respite
If you always longed for Mr. Darcy to sweep Elizabeth off her feet, then this is your book! --I Just Finished Reviews

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9781402237300
Publication Date: 
August 3, 2010
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Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey

Gratitude for the Gifts Blessings for the Journey
$19.95

by Nancy Masland BMC '56

Take a journey with Nancy Masland to California, Colorado, and Europe in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. In her memoir she recounts her experiences growing up in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including her travels to the American West. This detailed and action-packed autobiography provides a rare glimpse of life in the mid-twentieth century.

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9781736700204
Publication Date: 
February 26, 2021
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Love and Money

Love and Money
$44.95

by Michael Tratner

When people speak about love and money, they usually are referring to a conflict: love distorted by the desire for money. Such statements imply that love has a distinct form before economics interferes, but this book aims to show that such a view simplifies what is going on, because people have always been deeply shaped by everything in the social order, including economics. So when people say that money is distorting love, what they are really saying is that the current relationship of love and economics is different from an earlier relationship. This book seeks then to demonstrate the intertwining of the discourses of love and money over a long history by focusing on moments when parallel conceptions appear in economic theories and love stories. The two discourses intersect because both seek to define qualities and behaviors of human beings which are most valuable and hence most desirable. Similar descriptions of valuable behaviors appear at roughly the same time in economic theories of how to acquire wealth and literary stories of how to find ideal lovers.

By tracking mutual expressions of desire, value, and acquisition in economics and love stories, this book argues for the ubiquity of the intertwining of these discourses, while exploring shifts in conceptions of value. It focuses on four eras when economic and romantic conceptions of what is most desirable were actively changing in English discourses: the early modern 17th century, the Victorian 19th, the modernist 20th, and the postmodern present.

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9780367504908
Publication Date: 
February 25, 2021
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Oral Lake

Oral Lake
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by Mary Maxwell BMC '81

Just as the lyrics of Nine Over Sixes expressed anxiety about digital invasions into private experience, the nature-oriented chants of Mary Maxwell’s Oral Lake join in protest against virtual realms. “Metrical form creates a kind of paradoxical exemption from chronological time,” writes the poet in the afterword to her new collection of “reflectively dual” lyrics: “I’ve returned to my previous book’s subject of time and measure, but here it revolves around the recollections of a man-made lake,” a real place from her post-industrial West Virginia upbringing. In Oral Lake readers will discover that increasingly rare reading experience, a poetic cycle not formed of borrowed material and found texts, but true composition in which aspiration and accomplishment find fullest expression -- “lyrics in which the personal and the historical are indissolubly combined, songs of the past and present... leaning toward a future."

 

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9780980205367

Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir

Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir
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by Anne O'Keefe BMC '56

 A collection of facts and memories, Launching the Navy Family Support Program details the events of 40 years in an interwoven, multi-layered perspective. By curating her own memories and documents alongside key stories from the professionals who surrounded her, Dr. O'Keefe has brought readers an authentic telling of the men and women who built this program, and their often intermingled lives. Part historical account, part memoir, Dr. O'Keefe has crafted nonfiction that grabs your attention and keeps the pages turning.

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9781670059611

Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance

Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance
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by Nahma Sandrow BMC '61

Yiddish theater was first and foremost fine theater, with varied repertory and actors of high quality. The three stage-ready plays and nine individual scenes collected here, most of them well-known in Yiddish repertory but never before translated, offer an introduction to the full range of Yiddish theater. Fresh, lively, and accurate, these translations have been prepared for reading or performance by award-winning playwright and scholar Nahma Sandrow. They come with useful stage directions, notes, and playing histories, as well as comments by directors who have worked in both English and Yiddish theater. In the three full-length plays, a matriarch battles for control of her business and her family (Mirele Efros; or, The Jewish Queen Lear); two desperate women struggle over a man, who himself is struggling to change his life (Yankl the Blacksmith); and, in a charming fantasy village, a poetic village fiddler gambles on romance (Yoshke the Musician). The nine scenes from selected other plays are shaped to stand alone and range in genre from symbolist to naturalist, operetta to vaudeville, domestic to romantic to avant-garde. In her preface, Sandrow contextualizes the plays in modern Western theater history from the nineteenth century to the present. Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance is not nostalgia--just a collection of good plays that also serves as an informed introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781438481906
Publication Date: 
February 1, 2021

Eleanor's Wars

Eleanor's Wars
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by Ames Sheldon BMC '70

2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice: Fiction It's 1942 and the globe is aflame. Eleanor Sutton, matriarch of a prosperous New Jersey family, struggles to fight the war on the home front. But then long-buried memories rooted in Eleanor's service in the Great War come to light. These decades-old secrets threaten her marriage to George--and bring his own carefully guarded secrets to the surface. As the relative peace of the Sutton household is upended, son Edward leaves for the front lines. Younger brother Nat wrestles with shocking revelations while trying to find his way at boarding school. Putting her own future aside to oversee the family Victory farm, daughter Harriet faces the secrets that challenge all her assumptions about family and love. Set against the historical backdrop of World War II, ''Eleanor's Wars' chronicles the personal battles of one heroic woman in a rapidly changing world.
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9781592988617
Publication Date: 
November 16, 2015
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Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy

Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy
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by Ann Shalleck BMC '71

This book focuses on what and how to teach students about being a lawyer as they take responsibility for clients in a clinical course. The book identifies learning and lawyering theories as well as practical approaches to planning and teaching; it highlights how the four clinical methodologies-seminar, rounds, supervision, and fieldwork-reinforce and complement each other. The book illustrates clinical education's transformative potential to create ethical, skilled, thoughtful practitioners imbued with professional values of justice and service. With contributions by both seasoned and newer clinical educators, the book addresses issues faced by all who teach in experiential lawyering courses.

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9781611634594
Publication Date: 
May 1, 2014
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Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Hamilton Versus Wall Street
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by Nancy Spannaus BMC ’65

Hamilton: An American Musical has captured the imagination of millions. As a result, the nation now has a shot at educating these fans on his core ideas-the American system of economics. "In our time of crumbling infrastructure, anemic economic growth, and dysfunctional government, Spannaus points to a better path, the American System of economic policy initiated by Alexander Hamilton more than two centuries ago. Hamilton encouraged long-term investment and productivity growth, and discouraged short-term speculation and financial instability. His policies made America great, and a return to them can make America great again." --Richard Sylla, author of Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography It was Hamilton's concept of public credit, devoted to building the productive powers of labor, that the Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt administrations used to bring prosperity to our nation. His system remains the chief challenge to the Wall Street/City of London methods that dominate economic thinking today. Therein lies the timeliness of this book.
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9781532067549
Publication Date: 
February 16, 2019
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