The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart by Alice Walker

A collection of stories based on the author’s marriage to a white man and her continuing puzzlement as to how the marriage failed.

Recommended by Jené






Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method by Bruce Lee and M. Uyehara

Bruce Lee was an iconic figure in martial arts who pioneered the concept of jeet kune do from his physical training, personal research, and formal education in philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle. He acted in several motion pictures, including The Big Boss , Enter the Dragon , Fists of Fury , and Way of the Dragon .

Recommended by Andrew





The Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

Written for serial publication in 1859, Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel that takes place in England and France in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It is one of Dickens’s most famous and widely taught novels

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Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving

n Avenue of Mysteries, Juan Diego–a fourteen-year-old boy, who was born and grew up in Mexico–has a thirteen-year-old sister. Her name is Lupe, and she thinks she sees what’s coming–specifically, her own future and her brother’s. Lupe is a mind reader; she doesn’t know what everyone is thinking, but she knows what most people are thinking.Have mother, will travel by Claire and Mia Fontaine

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Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompsom

After an influential man in the deaf community is murdered, Frank Malloy is assigned the case, presumably because his son attends the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. Malloy suspects the murderer is tied to the school, and turns to midwife Sarah Brandt for help.

Recommended by Suzanne