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Supernormal: the Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay

Supernormal: the Untold Story of Adversity and Resilience by Meg Jay A highly readable book on those who survived trauma in childhood—death or absence of a parent, abuse, divorce, ill sibling, for example—and went on with life, beating the odds. Often described as “old souls,” resilient individuals hide great pain and feel out of place and “supernormal.” If this describes ... Read More »

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: The Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel

Mary Astor’s Purple Diary: the Great American Sex Scandal of 1936 by Edward Sorel An entertaining and sympathetic account of the famous Hollywood movie star’s life, career, and the sex scandal the author uncovered in old newspapers used as insulation in his house. A combination of the author’s own personal story, comic drawings, and commentary, this is a fascinating portrait of a ... Read More »

Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky

  Havana: A Subtropical Delirium by Mark Kurlansky Rum, cigars, bright classic cars, Castro, Varadero beach, Celia Cruz…these are just a few of the iconic images Americans have of the capital of Cuba. A mere 90 miles from the United States, recent political changes have opened our neighbor to the south for exciting exploration and education. In this brief, informative, and ... Read More »

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson

The Blood of Emmett Till by Timothy B. Tyson A riveting, thoughtful, and engrossing true crime by a Southern professor. Along with the crime details, Tyson paints a picture of a Southern belief system that is shameful, provides a history of the early civil rights movement, and an intelligent commentary on where we go from here. Read More »