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November 13, 2012Young AdultTrevor: A Novella by James Lecesne“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.Do You Dream in Color? Insights From a Girl Without Sight by Laurie RubinLaurie 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 RosenMemoirMa, He Sold Me for a Few Cigarettes by Martha LongMartha 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‘There Are Things I Want You to Know’ About Stieg Larsson and Me by Eva GabrielssonCheck out the Reading Group Guide on our website.
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November 9, 2010Nov. 9, 2010, 6:00PM, Cynthia O'Neal, author of Talk Softly and co-founder and president of Friends In Deed, will be honored at the New York City Family Caregiver Coalition's fifth annual Celebration and Gratitude event. A signing will follow the program. Location: Emblem Health Conference Center at 55 Water Street New York, NY 10041.
June 24, 2010... There is an aside in the book that more than sums up the extraordinary journey of Cynthia O'Neal's life. She is in New Mexico, having dinner with her son, Fitz, who is trying to figure out his own path in life and decides that his ability to size people up might lead him to a job placing children with adoptive families. He'd know, he says, if someone would make a good parent or not: "There it was - the question of what my son thought of me as a parent - there it was lying right on the table ... I took a very deep breath and said, 'What about me, would you have given me a child?' Fitz looked me right in the eye and replied, 'I wouldn't have then. I would now.' "— San Francisco Chronicle on Cynthia O'Neal and Talk Softly
June 2, 2010
June 2, 1010, 7:30 pm at Books Inc. in the Castro: 2275 Market Street San Francisco, California 94114
May 26, 2010
May 26, 2010, 7:30 PM, Barnes and Noble: Lincoln Triangle 1972 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, 212-595-6859
May 19, 2010
May 19, 2010, 7:00 pm, McNally Jackson Books: 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012