These are just a few of the many new titles in the Trinity collection. Please borrow them, and keep your eyes peeled for more new stuff!
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Twenty-six-year-old Ishmael Beah recounts his horrific experiences as a child soldier in war-torn Sierra Leone. Jarring and raw, this in an honest account of what it is for a child to lose himself in a world of violence — and then to find himself, forgive himself, and finally begin to heal.
“Wrenching, beautiful, and mesmerizing…. It will leave you breathless.”
–Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
“This… memoir is an important testament to the children elsewhere who continue to be conscripted into armies and militias.”
–Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars
“One of the most important war stories of our generation.”
–Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm
As Nora Jo Fades Away: Confessions of a Caregiver
The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that approximately 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s — including 1 in 8 elderly Americans. In this memoir, Lisa Cerasoli recounts the experience of caring for one Alzheimer’s patient: her ailing grandmother, Nora Jo. At times funny and at times painful, Cerasoli’s caregiver account of the ravages of dementia is a poignant look at the meaning of family — and the meaning of dignity.
“This memoir is The Notebook ‘uncensored’.”
–Ruth Almen, Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Association
“Everyone should own a copy.”
–Sean Madden, Producer, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories
Countless journalists have brought us tales of war-torn corners of the world; fewer have brought us tales of wartime domesticity and, better yet, recipes. In this thoughtful memoir, international correspondent Anna Badkhen recounts a career’s worth of meals shared with the people at the front lines of our world’s harshest conflicts. From Middle Eastern falafel to Russian black bread to Kenyan grilled goat, Badkhen gives us glimpses of normalcy through that universal lens: food.
“Peace Meals takes us… into the hearts and homes of some of the least-understood (and most interesting) people in war zones…. This is a beautiful, vivid, gripping book — with some fabulous recipes.”
–Amy Chua, author of World on Fire
“Peace Meals takes us into these people’s kitchens, and into their souls.”
–Norma Ollestad, author of Crazy for the Storm
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Forced into marriage at a young age, Nujood Ali — a Yemeni girl — was separated from her family, isolated, and abused by her new husband. Unable to endure, Nujood fled and took her story to the courts. At the age of 10 she defied — and helped change — Yemeni customs, helping other child brides defend themselves against an archaic system. This is Nujood’s full story.
“One of the greatest women I have ever seen… She set an example with her courage.”
“This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again…. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding.”
–Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape
“Nujood and all other girls like her… deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice.”
–Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
Lobotomy: the last resort of psychiatric care. For Howard Dully — who was lobotomized at age 12 without understanding why — the procedure may have been nonlethal, but it destroyed the childhood life he knew. He spent the next thirty years of his life as a mental patient, criminal, and alcoholic, before painstakingly building the normal life he felt he deserved. This memoir chronicles Dully’s quest for answers and the disturbing history of the transorbital lobotomy.
“One of the saddest stories you’ll ever read.”
–William Grimes, New York Times
“Dully shows that regardless of what happened to his brain, his heart and soul are ferociously strong.”