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#11 The song poet : a memoir of my father / Kao Kalia Yang.
Book. xi, 271 p.
xi, 271 p. ; 22 cm.
In the Hmong tradition, the song poet recounts the story of his people, their history and tragedies, joys and losses; extempori... a daughter for her father, a father for his children, a people for their land, their traditions, and all that they have lost.
#12 Florida / Lauren Groff.
Book. 275 p.
275 p. ; 22 cm.
A collection of stories spanning centuries of time in mercurial Florida examines the decisions and connections behind life-changing events in characters ranging from two abandoned sisters to a conflicted family woman.
#13 Refugee hotel / photographs by Gabriele Stabile ; text by Juliet Linderman.
Book. 319 p.
San Francisco : McSweeney's Books, ©2012.
319 p. : ill. (some color), maps ; 14 x 21 cm.
"Refugee Hotel is a groundbreaking collection of photography and oral histories that documents the experiences of refugees in t...able stories and images are a testament to the complexity and magnitude of the refugee experience."--Label on p.  of cover.
#14 The middle of everywhere : helping refugees enter the American community / Mary Pipher.
Book. xix, 386 p.
Orlando, FL : Harcourt, 2003, ©2002.
xix, 386 p. ; 21 cm.
Over the past decade, Mary Pipher has been a great source of wisdom, helping us to better understand our family members. Now sh...ker, teacher, and therapist, Mary Pipher has once again opened our eyes-and our hearts-to those with whom we share the future.
#15 Saved by her enemy : an Iraqi woman's journey from the heart of war to the heartland of Ameri...
Book. x, 321 p.,  pages of plates
New York : Howard Books, ©2010.
x, 321 p.,  pages of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
For her entire life, Rafraf had been told that Americans were the enemy. Her understanding of the world, of her place in it, an...ting to kidnap and kill her, she found herself on the receiving end of life-saving help from those she considered her enemies.
#16 God grew tired of us / John Bul Dau with Michael S. Sweeney.
Book. 287 p.
Enfield : Publishers Group UK distributor, 2008.
287 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
#17 Strength in what remains : [a journey of remembrance and forgiveness] / Tracy Kidder.
Book. 277 p.
New York : Random House, ©2009.
Presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries.
#18 The wisdom of Sundays : life-changing insights from Super Soul conversations / Oprah Winfrey.
Book. 240 p.
240 p. : ill.(col.) ; 22 cm.
Moments of inspiration from the three-time Emmy Award-winning Super Soul Sunday. Each chapter represents a powerful step in Opr...tiful photographs, including many from Oprah's private property in California, where episodes of Super Soul Sunday are filmed.
#19 An American marriage : a novel / by Tayari Jones.
Book. 308 p.
308 p. ; 24 cm.
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is...ter. After five years, Roy's conviction is suddenly overturned, and he returns to Atlanta ready to resume their life together.
#20 The Dogist : photographic encounters with 1,000 dogs / Elias Weiss Friedman.
Book. 303 p.
303 p. : ill.(col.) ; 21 cm.
When Friedman moved to New York City, he missed the dogs that had surrounded him growing up. He began photographing dogs on the...s its owner has dressed it in, every portrait in this book tells a story and explores the dog's distinct character and spirit.