Sure there was a corpse in the back of the hearse, but that didn’t stop Monica and Julie from joyriding down Main Street.
They come in thousands, these girls from rural China, teenagers and young adults, alone or in groups, they flock to the booming South China city Dongguan. Here they make handbags, athletic shoes, rubber parts and electronics for eleven hours a day and, if a girl is lucky, Sunday off, in the endless factories that comprise […]
9:04 a.m., December 6, 1917, Halifax, Nova Scotia: clocks would stop; glass would shatter; thousands would be homeless; bodies – smashed, burned, bloodied – would stack up; a city would never be the same.
A prison sentence transformed Neil White’s life forever, but it took a group of outcasts to show him the way.
Some people might see life in a tiny village, in the family home, in an iron lung, the ultimate confinement. Some might consider being fed and bathed and totally dependent on others no life at all –Martha Mason disagrees.
Oh those madcap Jazz Age writers! The insults fly, the gin flows and the quips are unending as Marion Meade takes you on a boisterous romp through the 1920s.
Gab decided she needed to buy her Korean mother a store, specifically a Korean deli in Brooklyn, so her mother could support herself and Gab could repay her mother for all her sacrifices. Husband Ben finds this plan to be a little lacking in commonsense.
The monster that held Schuyler in its claws was a terrible, rare disorder which left an adorable, happy little girl unable to speak. Read this remarkable memoir from Schuyler’s father about her parents’ determination to give her the tools she needed to succeed.
Imagine being in a foreign country and being diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness. Imagine not having the words to describe your concerns and being faced with a culture which had different ideas about treatment. The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley is a poignant, sometimes funny memoir about a bewildered outsider confronting her own mortality.
When Vicki Forman’s twins were born at twenty-three weeks, weighing barely one pound each, she pleaded with the doctors not to save them. This Lovely Life is not so much the story of raising a special needs child, but of a mother’s journey with premature motherhood.
A fiendish torturer terrorizing boys brought all Boston to a panic in 1872, but shockingly the perpetrator wasn’t a man, but a mere boy.