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Straight Up: A Dan Stagg Novel (Dan Stagg Mystery)
by James Lear

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English

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296

Publication Date

September 08, 2015

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Who is trying to kill the members of an elite special ops team that worked off the radar in Iraq in the '90s? It’s up to Dan Stagg to track down the survivors — the men with whom he stormed an undefended surveillance station, killing everyone inside. And now, many years later, the team is being targeted in what seems like a series of unrelated attacks. Dan teams up with his old comrade Al Benson, once a rising star of the USMC, now a respectable married civilian with a few secrets to hide. As they dig deeper into the secrets of the past, Dan discovers that Benson’s looking for more than just answers. An explosive affair threatens everyone’s future, and connects Dan to a past he thought he’d left behind.
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes: Revised and...
by Tony Kushner

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English

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361

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January 16, 2014

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<div>A revised edition of one of the most influential plays of our time, published with a new foreword by the author.</div>
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Crossing Press Feminist Ser...
by Audre Lorde

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English

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192

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January 04, 2012

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<b>Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, <i>Sister Outsider </i>celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. </b><br /><br />In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published. <br /><br />These landmark writings are, in Lorde's own words, a call to “never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is...”<br /><br />“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.” <b>—<i>New York Times </i></b>
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and its People in the ...
by Abraham Verghese

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English

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352

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November 15, 2016

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The memoir and first book from the author of the beloved <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Cutting for Stone</i>.<BR><BR>Nestled in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, the town of Johnson City had always seemed exempt from the anxieties of modern American life. But when the local hospital treated its first AIDS patient, a crisis that had once seemed an “urban problem” had arrived in the town to stay.<BR> <BR>Working in Johnson City was Abraham Verghese, a young Indian doctor specializing in infectious diseases. Dr. Verghese became by necessity the local AIDS expert, soon besieged by a shocking number of male and female patients whose stories came to occupy his mind, and even take over his life. Verghese brought a singular perspective to Johnson City: as a doctor unique in his abilities; as an outsider who could talk to people suspicious of local practitioners; above all, as a writer of grace and compassion who saw that what was happening in this conservative community was both a medical and a spiritual emergency.<BR> <BR>Out of his experience comes a startling but ultimately uplifting portrait of the American heartland as it confronts—and surmounts—its deepest prejudices and fears.
Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation
by , Jasmine Syedullah

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English

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249

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June 14, 2016

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Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening. The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era. With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, <i>Radical Dharma</i> demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked.<br />  <br /> Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Syedullah represent a new voice in American Buddhism. Offering their own histories and experiences as illustrations of the types of challenges facing dharma practitioners and teachers who are different from those of the past five decades, they ask how teachings that transcend color, class, and caste are hindered by discrimination and the dynamics of power, shame, and ignorance. Their illuminating argument goes beyond a demand for the equality and inclusion of diverse populations to advancing a new dharma that deconstructs rather than amplifies systems of suffering and prepares us to weigh the shortcomings not only of our own minds but also of our communities. They forge a path toward reconciliation and self-liberation that rests on radical honesty, a common ground where we can drop our need for perfection and propriety and speak as souls. In a society where profit rules, people's value is determined by the color of their skin, and many voices—including queer voices—are silenced, <i>Radical Dharma</i> recasts the concepts of engaged spirituality, social transformation, inclusiveness, and healing.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
by Jeanette Winterson

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English

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242

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March 06, 2012

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<DIV>Jeanette Winterson’s novels have establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, <I>Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit</I>, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction.<BR />  <BR /><I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in an north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the Universe as Cosmic Dustbin.<BR />  <BR />It is the story of how a painful past that Jeanette thought she'd written over and repainted rose to haunt her, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother.<BR />  <BR />Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, <I>Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?</I> is a tough-minded search for belonging for love, identity, home, and a mother.</DIV>
The Ethics of Ambiguity
by Simone de Beauvoir

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English

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164

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May 08, 2018

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<DIV><B>From the groundbreaking author of <I>The </I><I>Second Sex </I>comes a radical argument for ethical responsibility and freedom.</B><BR /><BR /> In this classic introduction to existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s <I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. De Beauvoir outlines a series of “ways of being” (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former’s deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it. <BR /><BR /><I>The Ethics of Ambiguity</I> is the book that launched Simone de Beauvoir’s feminist and existential philosophy. It remains a concise yet thorough examination of existence and what it means to be human.</DIV><DIV><BR />  </DIV>
We: An Adoption and a Memoir
by Ben Barnz

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English

Pages

279

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November 01, 2018

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we: an adoption and a memoir centers on the story of Barnz adopting a child and the legal battle with the birthfather that began the day after the child's birth - and two days before 9/11. The book interweaves this narrative with Barnz's path to parenthood - beginning with his closeted youth in 1980's New York, a time when it was statistically more likely he would die from AIDS than become a father.<br /><br />Alternating between legal suspense story and memoir, we examines shifting gender roles in parenting as well as modern notions of family-construction, but ultimately we is a personal narrative with universal appeal. It delves into the complicated relationships that arise between birthparents and adoptive parents, between birthmothers and birthfathers, between parent and child, between married couples. In this story, as in life, empathy is revealed where, technically, none should exist; this book examines our desire to do better, be better- better people, better friends, better parents, better strangers, better ourselves. And in the end, it celebrates the potential we all have for forgiveness.<br /><br />Independent film producer Ben Barnz and his husband, filmmaker Daniel Barnz, make up "We're Not Brothers Productions" and have written, directed and produced the films Cake and Phoebe in Wonderland. They are currently developing an HBO pilot with Lena Dunham and a feature film with Brad Pitt's Plan B about Ryan Wash, an openly gay black debate champion.
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Sama...

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English

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261

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October 30, 2018

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In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award–winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all. <br /><br /><br /><br /><i>Care Work</i> is a mapping of access as radical love, a celebration of the work that sick and disabled queer/people of color are doing to find each other and to build power and community, and a tool kit for everyone who wants to build radically resilient, sustainable communities of liberation where no one is left behind. Powerful and passionate, <i>Care Work</i> is a crucial and necessary call to arms.
Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate
by Justin Lee

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English

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273

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November 13, 2012

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<strong></strong>As a teenager and young man, Justin Lee felt deeply torn. Nicknamed "God Boy" by his peers, he knew that he was called to a life in the evangelical Christian ministry. But Lee harbored a secret: He also knew that he was gay. In this groundbreaking book, Lee recalls the events--his coming out to his parents, his experiences with the "ex-gay" movement, and his in-depth study of the Bible--that led him, eventually, to self-acceptance. <br /><br />But more than just a memoir, TORN provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members--or who struggle with their own sexuality. Convinced that "in a culture that sees gays and Christians as enemies, gay Christians are in a unique position to bring peace," Lee demonstrates that people of faith on both sides of the debate can respect, learn from, and love one another.<br />

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