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For eleven years, educator Catherine Cadden ran the bold experiment called TEMBA, a K-8 academic school based on the tenets of nonviolence and founded on the conviction that children who have the opportunity to practice peace in the classroom wouldn't just survive school - they'd thrive.
In the first volume of his epic memoir cycle, My Struggle, Norwegian author Karl Ove Knausgaard recounts the emotional vicissitudes of his adolescence and young adulthood with a sense of guilelessness and detail unprecedented in literature.
This very touching story by Jojo Moyes is about Lou Clark who takes a job with Will Traynor. Will is quadriplegic after a collision with a motorcycle and he has lost the desire to live. Lou tries to help him regain that.
A historical fiction drama based on the real life of Eugene Allen, a slave that ends up being a White House butler for 34 years. This movie offers the interesting perspective of two different generations, both battling the injustices of racism and discrimination. The timeline follows black hist
Sophie started life as Joan Adeney Easdale, a teenage poet whose work was published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Joan wrote plays for the BBC, married a scientist and had three children. She had a rich creative life and close friendships, including the writer Naomi Mitchison.
It is the future, and all books are banned. But after Guy Montag, the protagonist and a fire fighter whose job it is to burn books everywhere, meets Clarisse McLellan, his thoughts about books (and life) change forever.
Agee's empathetic prose combined with the stark photographs taken by Walker Evans place you in the world of tenant farmers during the Depression and the Dust Bowl.
Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer.
It's not a book for the weak hearted.
Actually, it'd be better to say it's not a book for someone who is strong, mentally and emotionally.
I don't ususally recommend police procedurals, but this Coen Brothers film is unique in several respects. Officer Marge Gunderson (Frances Macdormand) has to solve a twisted, messy murder case despite experiencing one of the most distracting of conditions: she's extremely pregnant.