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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje
0679746692
Nov 1993
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Best known for his novel The English Patient , Ondaatje wrote this 1982 memoir after returning to his native Ceylon. His experiences led to a "you can go home again" reflection on his family and country. "For the outsider, this memoir offers a poignant vision exotic in cultural particulars, familiar in intimate human feelings" ( LJ 11/15/82).Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review
“Brightly coloured, sweet and painful, bloody-minded and otherworldly, [this book] achieves the status of legend.”
–Margaret Atwood

“Eloquent, oblique, witty, full of light and feeling.…Ondaatje’s knowledge of the fragility and luck of life is very clear. So, too, is the grace and originality of his prose.”
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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje
0786145714
Apr 2006
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Description
In the late 1970s, Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. Recording his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India," Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. It is a story of broken engagements and drunken suicide attempts, of parties where exquisitely dressed couples tango in the jungle, a tale whose actors pursue lives of Baudelairean excess with impeccable decorum. Lyrical and witty, tragic and deliriously romantic, Running in the Family is an inspired marriage of travel narrative and family memoir by one of our most eloquent and poetic writers.


I Die, but My Memory Lives on: The World AIDS Crisis and the Memory Book Project
Henning Mankell
1595580131
October 2005
Hardcover
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The Lancet
[W]ritten with passion….this book is about dignity, hope, and emotional healing.

Good Reading
Mankell captures the human dignity of everyone he meets in this small yet moving book.

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Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje
0786170433
Apr 2006
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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Book Description
In the late 1970s, Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient, returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. Recording his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India," Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. It is a story of broken engagements and drunken suicide attempts, of parties where exquisitely dressed couples tango in the jungle, a tale whose actors pursue lives of Baudelairean excess with impeccable decorum. Lyrical and witty, tragic and deliriously romantic, Running in the Family is an inspired marriage of travel narrative and family memoir by one of our most eloquent and poetic writers.


Pursuing Justice: Lee Pressman, the New Deal, and the CIO
Gilbert J. Gall
0791441032
February 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
As the nation's most prominent labor lawyer during a period of ascending labor power, Lee Pressman served as General Counsel of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1933 to 1948. Working among the movers and shapers of American politics, he was also one of the most high-placed, though covert, adherents of communism in public life during the New Deal-Fair Deal years. This book chronicles Pressman's fascinating public life and examines his contributions to the rebirth of the American labor movement, to the development of U.S. labor law, and to the history of the New Deal-Fair Deal era. Pressman served as John L. Lewis's legal strategist during the CIO's succesful campaign to unionize the mass production industries in the United States in the 1930s. Performing a similar role for Philip Murray, Lewis's successor,...


Running in the Family
Michael Ondaatje
0786175575
Apr 2006
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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The Secret Life of Laszlo Almasy: The Real English Patient
John Bierman
0670914177
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than forty years after his death, Laszlo Almasy's name would become famous in Anthony Minghella's film The English Patient. But who was he really? Was he a spy? If so, for whom-the Allies or the Germans? John Bierman's wide-ranging investigation of Almasy's life and career reveals an even more complex and enigmatic figure than Hollywood allowed.


The Vintage Book Of Canadian Memoirs
George Fetherling (Editor)
0679310622
June 2001
Paperback
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