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Entries for October 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Now Available: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
By Samy AbulEla

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

New Poems by Alice Walker

Beloved and world-renowned author and activist Alice Walker’s collection of new poems written especially for the times we’re living through.

Alice Walker is known throughout the world as not only a great writer but also an activist and a woman who gives voice to the inner turmoil and outer struggles so many experience. Readers admire her ability to bare her heart and soul, to speak out about the world as she sees it, and to often become a catalyst for change.

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literature
Thursday, October 21, 2010
A Dog and His Photo Shoot
By Georgia Hughes

We signed Allen and Linda Anderson's first New World Library book in 2002, and ten books later, they’re still finding the best stories ever to share with other animal lovers. (And we love working with them, too!) The stories always go beyond cute antics or touching anecdotes to the deep connection people and animals share. This week, their e-newsletter, Angel Animals Story of the Week, featured a story and photo by Allen about a photo op with Leaf, their charming and smart canine companion.

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animals
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Now Available: Spiritual Envy by Michael Krasny
By Samy AbulEla

Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic’s Quest

An award-winning interviewer asks the age-old questions without airtight answers

Are you a good person? How do you know? Some people say they are because they follow God’s commandments. What, then, do atheists do? Agnostics? And if you find your answer in your faith, are the Ten Commandments always right?

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religion
Thursday, October 07, 2010
50 Ways Bikes Will Transform the World
By Jason Gardner

Books about ways we can improve our environment make up a small but important part of New World Library’s list. As an acquisitions editor, I’m always looking for positive environmental book ideas. In the San Francisco Bay Area, and other North American cities, it’s becoming more and more obvious that a quiet revolution is taking hold.

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NWL news, nature & the environment, current affairs