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30 Perfect Days: Finding Abundance in Ordinary Life

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$12.99
30 Perfect Days, Finding Abundance in Ordinary Life, is a story about the author's quest to live in the moment, make connections, and pay attention to what life has to offer. Like many of us, she would like a more interesting and meaningful life with a vision of what her mission is. But during an Artist's Way workshop, she wondered "what if we embrace the lives we have, day by day, trying to live each day as perfectly as possible?" By the end of her journey, Taller has learned lessons about forgiveness, faith, and acceptance, and knows first-hand that a change of approach can lead any seeker to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Once we embrace our life as it is, patterns begin to emerge and we start to see how our own behavior has taken us to where we are today and that we've created a life that is more stressful than it needs to be because we are worrying, working towards an unrealistic vision, keeping God out of it, not asking for help, and not being forgiving enough towards ourselves or others. Each chapter can be used for journaling and reflection. Like Sue Monk Kidd's Where the Heart Is, the book challenges the reader to live more in tune with who they, and the author demonstrates tools that help people achieve abundance in ordinary life.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780692277508
Publication Date: 
2014-09-01

A 24-Hour Cotillion

A 24-Hour Cotillion
$18.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781939929662
Publication Date: 
2016-11-01

A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones
$9.99
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES "GAME OF THRONES"
From a master of contemporary fantasy comes the first novel of a landmark series unlike any you ve ever read before. With "A Game of Thrones, "George R. R. Martin has launched a genuine masterpiece, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent saga, the first volume in an epic series sure to delight fantasy fans everywhere.
A GAME OF THRONES
A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK ONE
Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall. To the south, the king s powers are failing his most trusted adviser dead under mysterious circumstances and his enemies emerging from the shadows of the throne. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the frozen land they were born to. Now Lord Eddard Stark is reluctantly summoned to serve as the king s new Hand, an appointment that threatens to sunder not only his family but the kingdom itself.
Sweeping from a harsh land of cold to a summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, "A Game of Thrones" tells a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens. Here an enigmatic band of warriors bear swords of no human metal; a tribe of fierce wildlings carry men off into madness; a cruel young dragon prince barters his sister to win back his throne; a child is lost in the twilight between life and death; and a determined woman undertakes a treacherous journey to protect all she holds dear. Amid plots and counter-plots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, allies and enemies, the fate of the Starks hangs perilously in the balance, as each side endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
Unparalleled in scope and execution, "A Game of Thrones" is one of those rare reading experiences that catch you up from the opening pages, won t let you go until the end, and leave you yearning for more.

"From the Hardcover edition.""

ISBN/SKU: 
9780553593716
Publication Date: 
1901-12-13
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A Maze Me : Poems For Girls

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$16.99

A collection of seventy-two poems written especially for girls ages twelve and up by the much-honored and beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye. "A lovely, rich collection that promises to be a lasting companion for young writers." School Library Journal (starred review)

First love, friendship, school, family, community, having a crush, loving your mother and hating your mother, sense of self, body image, hopes and dreams . . . these seventy-two poems by Naomi Shihab Nye written expressly for this collection will speak to girls of all ages. An honest, insightful, inspirational, and amazing collection. "A wide age range will respond to these deeply felt poems about everyday experiences, which encourage readers to lean eagerly into their lives and delight in its passages." ALA Booklist (starred review). An introduction by the author is included."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780060581893
Publication Date: 
2005-02-28
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A Summer in Harlem

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$10.00
Thad is your run of the mill fourteen year old from Beloit, Alabama in 1948. When his grandmother offers to send him to Harlem for the first three weeks of his summer break Thad is ecstatic. After all it is the birthplace of the Harlem Renaissance. All Thad knows about Harlem is Jazz music and Langston Hughes. When Thad finally gets there it is hardly the Harlem he's heard and read about. Harlem has now become a crime and poverty stricken area where shootings and drug addiction have begun to run rampant in the former Black Arts mecca. The old Jazz clubs are all shut down and the corners are filled with hustlers and former musicians turned junkies looking for a fix. With the help of his cousin Willie, Thad will get a crash course in life outside of his rural Alabama town. This insightful look at the end of the Jazz era offers a gritty real world perspective from the creative mind of novelist Brendan Whitt. This historical fiction piece is one that is sure to keep you turning the page.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615883403
Publication Date: 
2013-09-01
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Aging With a Plan : How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow

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$37.00

Everyone ages, and nearly everyone will also experience having to support aging relatives. Being prepared is the best way to handle this inevitable life stage. This book addresses a breadth of topics that are relevant to aging and caring for the elderly, analyzing each thoroughly and providing up-to-date, practical advice. It can serve as a concise and comprehensive resource read start-to-finish to plan for an individual's own old age or to anticipate the needs of aging relatives, or as a quick-reference guide on specific issues and topics as relevant to each reader's situation and needs.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" develops recommendations for building sustainable social, legal, medical, and financial support systems that can promote a good quality of life throughout the aging process. Chapters address critical topics such as retirement savings and expenses, residential settings, legal planning, the elderly and driving, long-term care, and end-of-life decisions. The author combines analysis of recent research on the challenges of aging with engaging anecdotes and personal observations. By following the recommendations in this book, readers in their 40s, 50s, and early 60s will greatly benefit from learning about the issues regarding aging in the 21st century--and from investing some effort in planning for their old age and that of their loved ones.

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9781440838903
Publication Date: 
2015-05-01
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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$19.95
Sterling Publishing welcomes our new partnership with the legendary artist Robert Ingpen. For his first title in a brand-new affiliation with Sterling, renowned children s artist Robert Ingpen presents a lush new edition of one of the world s most famous stories: Alice s Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll s classic began as a tale told to a group of children on a picnic in 1862. Three years later, it was finally published, and its curious effect of half-dream, half-nightmare instantly captured the imagination of readers of all ages. This new edition brings together the unabridged text with more than 70 stunning illustrations by Ingpen, each reflecting the artist s unique style and extraordinary imaginationand the spirit of this eternally popular masterpiece.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9781402768354
Publication Date: 
2009-11-01
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All That Glitter Is Not Gold

All That Glitter Is Not Gold
$14.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781938950322
Publication Date: 
2014-01-01

All the Light We Cannot See

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$27.00

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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum s most valuable and dangerous jewel.
In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure s converge.
Doerr s stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer whose sentences never fail to thrill (Los Angeles Times)."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781476746586
Publication Date: 
2014-05-06
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Andi Unexpected

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$10.99

After the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve-year-old science geek Andora Andi Boggs and her diva teenaged sister, Bethany, move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt. And while the timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations, Andi feels far from at home. Exploring the attic in her grief, she discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression-era trunk. Despite the meddling of the citizens of Killdeer, Andi and her new friend, Colin Carter, are determined to find out who this first Andora was, how she vanished, and why no one in town wants to talk about her. As more and more unanswered questions pile up, Andi and Colin must decide who they can trust with their secrets and who is interested in Andora s story for the wrong reasons."

ISBN/SKU: 
9780310737018
Publication Date: 
2013-09-01
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ISBN/SKU: 
9781940466132
Publication Date: 
2013-01-01

Baby Beards!

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$8.99
BABY BEARDS is a book that explores the fun and excitement of healthy eating for a toddler. The BIG messes and HUGE smiles bring plenty of photo opportunities. Young children will love the colorful illustrations, rhymes, and trying to find the dog and camera on each page. Parents will love interacting and talking with their child as they read. As an added bonus, parents can add photographs and record eating milestones, making this book one that children will ask to have read OVER and OVER again!
ISBN/SKU: 
9780985080686
Publication Date: 
2014-06-27

Beats : A Graphic History

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$15.95

In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live have come back to life through artwork as vibrant as the Beat movement itself. Told by the comic legend Harvey Pekar, his frequent artistic collaborator Ed Piskor, and a range of artists and writers, including the feminist comic creator Trina Robbins and the Mad magazine artist Peter Kuper, The Beats takes us on a wild tour of a generation that, in the face of mainstream American conformity and conservatism, became known for its determined uprootedness, aggressive addictions, and startling creativity and experimentation.

What began among a small circle of friends in New York and San Francisco during the late 1940s and early 1950s laid the groundwork for a literary explosion, and this striking anthology captures the storied era in all its incarnations from the Benzedrine-fueled antics of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs to the painting sessions of Jay DeFeo's disheveled studio, from the jazz hipsters to the beatnik chicks, from Chicago's College of Complexes to San Francisco's famed City Lights bookstore. Snapshots of lesser-known poets and writers sit alongside frank and compelling looks at the Beats' most recognizable faces. What emerges is a brilliant collage of and tribute to a generation, in a form and style that is as original as its subject.

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ISBN/SKU: 
9780809016495
Publication Date: 
2010-04-13
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Best Hikes Near Cleveland

Best Hikes Near Cleveland
$19.95
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Near Cleveland author Joe Baur details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Cleveland area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, a detailed map, and color photos. Look inside to find: .Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates .Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues .Difficulty ratings and average hiking times .A Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, with children, for great views, or for wildlife viewing .Information on fees and permits, contacts, attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and canine compatibility Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques"
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9780762791590
Publication Date: 
2014-04-15
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Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal
$17.99
Caldecott Honor Book

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter.  Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

"The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."
-School Library Journal, starred review.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780670175918
Publication Date: 
1948-09-01

Book of Duels

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$18.00
Fierce, searing, and darkly comical, Garriga's debut collection of short-short fiction depicts historical and imagined duels, re-envisioning in a flash the competing points of motivation--courage and cowardice, honor and vengeance--that lead individuals to risk it all. In this compact collection, settling the score provides a fascinating apparatus for exploring foundational civilizing ideas. Notions of courage, cowardice, and revenge course through Michael Garriga's flash fiction pieces, each one of which captures a duel's decisive moment from three distinct perspectives: opposing accounts from the individual duelists, followed by the third account of a witness. In razor-honed language, the voices of the duelists take center stage, training a spotlight on the litany of misguided beliefs and perceptions that lead individuals into such conflicts. From Cain and Abel to Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickenson; from John Henry and the steam drill to an alcoholic fighting the bottle: the cumulative effect of these powerful pieces is a probing and disconcerting look at humankind's long-held notions of pride, honor, vengeance, and satisfaction. Meticulously crafted by Garriga, and with stunning illustrations by Tynan Kerr, The Book of Duels is a unique and remarkable debut.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781571310934
Publication Date: 
2014-02-28
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Century of Free Speech at The City Club of Cleveland

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$25.00
In A Century of Free Speech at the City Club of Cleveland, author Carol Poh tells the story of the City Club of Cleveland and its highly regarded City Club Forum. Since 1912, club members and guests have convened each week for lunch and a presentation by a distinguished speaker, followed by an often lively, always unscreened Q and A. Part One recounts the history of a "social club with a civic purpose," founded in one of the nation's preeminent industrial cities during the Progressive Era, and the challenges it faced as it evolved to become a national model of civic engagement and civil discourse. Part Two features a lively roundup of the newsmakers from every field of human endeavor who have addressed the club during the past quarter century. Extended profiles of selected speakers, from the little known (a Chinese student who addressed the club within days of the Tiananmen Square Massacre) to the world famous, including three sitting presidents, portray the often vibrant drama to be found at Cleveland's City Club Forum. The book is lavishly illustrated with both historic photographs and penetrating speaker portraits by the club's longtime photographer Sam Adamo.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780615993492
Publication Date: 
2015-05-11

Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt : Shift Your Perception of Pain, a Self-healing Guide

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$14.99
At a time when there are numerous books and magazine articles on pain management, diet and nutrition, exercise, and changing your lifestyle, Sandy Rozelman has put together a book incorporating all of these topics and more as they relate to chronic pain. As a person who has had to endure chronic pain for many years, Sandy has researched methods to empower herself and has compiled them into one book. All that she shares, she has applied to the management of her own chronic pain. If you are experiencing chronic pain and are looking for alternatives to conventional medicine, "Chronic Pain Doesn't Have to Hurt" has arrived just in time to guide you down a gentle path of self-healing. Sandy offers easy-to-use suggestions in an easy-to-understand format, knowing that when you are experiencing pain, the last thing you want to do is spend hours reading books on how to feel better.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781633678798
Publication Date: 
2015-02-28
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Cleveland Beer : History and Revival in the Rust Belt

Cleveland Beer : History and Revival in the Rust Belt
$21.99
Cleveland loves its craft beer. The city's breweries are flourishing under a period of brewing renewal and an insatiable taste for quality local craftsmanship. But Cleveland's brewing industry hasn't always enjoyed such prosperous times. The industry boomed during the 1800s only to see Prohibition, dwindling demand and increased competition stifle production. Each brewery, one by one, closed its doors until none remained. In 1988, Patrick and Daniel Conway opened the fledgling Great Lakes Brewing Company, and the industry was born anew. Today, local visionaries are engineering the comeback and bringing national attention to Cleveland's award-winning craft brews. Authors Leslie Basalla and Peter Chakerian chart the remarkable history of the ups and downs of Cleveland beer.
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9781467117791
Publication Date: 
2015-11-02
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Cleveland Goes Modern : Design for the Home, 1930-1970

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$50.00

Midcentury Modern domestic architecture in Northeast Ohio

Based on the award-winning exhibition of the same name, Cleveland Goes Modern: Design for the Home, 1930-1970, examines Modern movement houses in greater Cleveland within the context of American Modernism as a whole. The authors demonstrate that understanding and contextualizing this regional domestic architecture, along with the practitioners and clients who created it, makes a valuable contribution to the larger study of architecture and the Modern period as well as of the region's architectural history.

Beautifully illustrated with more than 150 drawings and photographs in color and black-and-white, the book features the work of six architects: Don Hisaka, John Terence Kelly, Robert Little, William Morris, Ernst Payer, and Fred Toguchi. In their own words, the architects, clients, and restorers discuss the homes they created and preserved. Cleveland Goes Modern also documents other modernists who practiced during this period and the role they played. It examines how the modernist sensibility and tradition survives and thrives in national and local twenty-first-century architects. Functioning as both a historical overview and a gazetteer of significant examples, Cleveland Goes Modern makes a compelling case for preserving the works of architecture from the period.

Some of the homes featured in the book have been torn down since the project began; others may be altered or disappear in the future. Cleveland Goes Modern makes a lasting contribution to the study of architecture, one that will serve students and scholars of architectural history for generations after these singular structures no longer exist.

Foreword by Paul Goldberger

ISBN/SKU: 
9781606351635
Publication Date: 
2014-01-31

Cleveland Heights

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$21.99
During its more than a century as a Cleveland suburb, Cleveland Heights has been shaped by the natural topography, technology, enterprising developers, elected officials, and its residents of many backgrounds. The result has been a rich mosaic of places and people. In the 1890s, wealthy Clevelanders began to leave the city's smoky factories and congested neighborhoods for the "heights" in East Cleveland Township. In 1901, the heights became the hamlet of Cleveland Heights. As its population changed, so did the suburb's homes, shops, schools, parks, and places of worship. Today, Cleveland Heights is as diversified as its citizens, its eclectic architecture and neighborhoods, and its unique history.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780738533889
Publication Date: 
2005-06-01
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Cleveland Summertime Memories : A Warm Look Back

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$17.95

What made the summertime special when growing up in Cleveland? The final school bell has rung, so put on your shades, slather on the sunscreen, and relive some of your fondest memories . . .

Taking a dip at the city pool with your best friends. Building a sandcastle in your clam diggers at Edgewater Park. Pulling up to Manners Big Boy in your parents' car for a burger and a Big Ghoulardi. Cooling off with a ornate sundae at Boukair's near the Palace Theatre. Watching the Indians lose (again) but being dazzled by the fireworks at Municipal Stadium. Riding the Rocket Ship and then being terrified by Laughing Sal at Euclid Beach Park. Packing a picnic for the first season at Blossom.

Enjoy stories told by dozens of Northeast Ohioians who shared in the same fun and excitement of growing up in the Cleveland area.

Look inside and rediscover some of your own Cleveland summertime memories!

ISBN/SKU: 
9781938441509
Publication Date: 
2013-11-30

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots

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$21.99
Ever since Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed first called the records he was playing "rock and roll," northeast Ohio has been a driving force in this musical phenomenon. From the disc jockeys who spun the music to the musicians who played it, the clubs that welcomed it and fans who encouraged it, rock and roll has been as much a part of this north coast as the lake that hugs it. It was those early years, from the 1950s on, that led Cleveland to becoming the "Rock and Roll Capital of the World" and ultimately home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. While the city spawned several widely recognized names, such as the James Gang (with Joe Walsh), the Raspberries (with Eric Carmen), and Bobby Womack, it is the music itself that will keep this town rocking on the shores of Lake Erie, and beyond, for a long time to come.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780738577869
Publication Date: 
2009-12-31
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Cleveland: Inside/Outside

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$49.95
Cleveland Inside Outside is a visual odyssey through Cleveland by renowned photographer and Clevelander, Jennie Jones. Her photographs show everything, from the tiniest details in a radiator to a grand skyscraper in the heart of the city. The splendor within each one of her photographs makes the reader exclaim, "This is not Cleveland." Jennie's photographs show us exactly what we have been missing. She has shone a light on Cleveland's wonders and we are curious as to why they have been hidden in such plain sight and for so long.
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9781933197876
Publication Date: 
2011-09-15
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