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- Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99
A Girl and Five Brave Horses is the story of Sonora Carver and was the basis for the movie Wild Hearts Can't be Broken. Carver answered the following want ad: Wanted: Attractive young woman who can swim and dive. Likes horses, desires to travel. See Dr. W. F. Carver, Savannah Hotel. From there she became the first woman to jump from forty and sixty... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 16.99
Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, lady killer, eccentric. He performed the first Caesarean in Africa, was deported from St Helena and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down in the Crimea. At home, he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and half a dozen small... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 26.99
Hazard is a poignant, unflinching memoir of the emotional intricacies of growing up with a severely disabled sibling. Margaret Combs shows how her Southern Baptist family coped with lived reality of autism in an era of ignorance and shame, the 1950s through the 1970s, and shares her own tragedy and anguish of being torn between helping her brother... more...
- HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.99
A memoir of reinvention after a stroke at age thirty-three. Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on the morning of December 31, 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world?quite literally?upside down. By New Year?s Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence. And after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and... more...
- Atria / 37 Ink 2017; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.50
In Life?s Work , an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 6.79
In the tradition of Lorenzo's Oil , a brutally searing story of one mother's quest to save her child's life. One day Kelly Crimmins was a happy seemingly healthy twelve-year-old; the next she confessed to her mom that she'd had blood in her urine for months. After a series of tests, Kelly was diagnosed with a life-threatening, potentially... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 11.90
Clay Byars was recovering at home from a near-fatal car crash when he suffered a massive stroke. He was just eighteen years old. He awoke, back in the hospital, and was told he would be paralyzed from the eyes down for the rest of his life. Determined to defy the odds, Clay quickly and miraculously began to recover his mobility but discovered just... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.00
"My brother saw the face of God. You never recover from a trauma like that." So begins Angelhead , a taut, powerful memoir of the madness and crime that rips a family apart. "I didn't see God, of course, but I saw my brother seeing God; I saw how petrified he was, how convinced." Set in Tidewater, Virginia, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Angelhead... more...