Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell AUD FIC ODE (3 Cassettes) Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company) And you thought you were once goth. Caitlin Doughty’s darkly humorous memoir about the lessons learned as a mortician and dealing with the dead will change the way you think about the human experience. Buy it here!
Pawan Dhingra has written a pioneering book on the world of American motels. Close attention tot he stories told by the people who work in the trade allows Dhingra to go behind the stereotypes and give us a tale of human beings struggling to make livings and lives. This is a people's sociology of hotel work. -- Vijay Prashad, Trinity College