November 13, 2012
“A beautiful, moving, funny, original book,” says Michael Cunningham, about a 13 year-old boy picked on at school and misunderstood at home for being gay. Trevor is an effort to make kids feel loved and supported, so they will find the strength to go on living.
Laurie Rubin was born blind but that hasn’t stopped her from achieving her dream of being a professional opera singer. Here is her story of growing up blind, facing prejudice, and discovering her true identity. ”Laurie Rubin’s memoir should be required reading in that it underscores the triumph of the human spirit.”–Dr. Pola Rosen
Martha Long’s remarkable story of growing up in the slums of 1950s Dublin. ”Long’s story is a gritty, grueling, and heartbreaking testament to one girl’s unbreakable spirit.”–Publishers Weekly
Eva Gabrielsson, the life partner of Stieg Larsson (the author of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) tells the story of their life together and reveals details of the inspirations behind the characters and locals of the best-selling trilogy.
Camelia, Save Yourself by Telling the Truth: A Memoir of Iran by
Camelia is both a story of growing up in post-revolutionary Tehran and a haunting reminder of the consequences of speaking the truth in a repressive society. ”Enlightening … riveting … Entekhabifard brings unique courage and insight to her practice of journalism, for which she and her family have paid a dear price.”–Booklist
Fiction in Translation
Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
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