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  • Ryan Gattis

    For six days, Los Angeles is a city ablaze. For six days, seventeen people are caught in the chaos. For six days, Los Angeles shows the world what happens when laws are no longer enforceable. Ernesto Vera is walking home from his job at a taco truck when three guys jump out of a car and assault him. Ernesto's not in a gang, he's not involved, but his sister is - and when Payasa hears that her innocent brother has been murdered, she wants revenge. As widespread rioting breaks out across the city, Ernesto's death triggers an astonishing sequence of events, not just for the gangs involved, but for the firefighters, nurses and law enforcement who must deal with the consequences. In April...read more

  • Jarem Sawatsky

    This is one of those books you wish everyone would read and keep and meditate on. -Thomas Moore, NYT bestselling author Wise, beautiful and invaluable -Tara Brach, bestselling author 2018 NAUTILUS AWARD WINNER Has an unfair past yielded years of endless anguish? Discover ancient traditions that will teach you to live a brighter future. Does your life seem rife with injustice? Have you ever noticed that sometimes seeking out justice only leads to more suffering? Are you searching for a less destructive path to fulfillment? Bestselling author Jarem Sawatsky has travelled the world to find a better way. After spending extensive time studying communities that practice healing justice,...read more

  • Martha J. Laguardia-Kotite

    Fourteen true, amazing and inspiring stories of some of the bravest men and women you'll ever meet So Others May Live is the untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard's quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories - some of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program was started in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger. Covering diverse environments- oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves,...read more

  • Ryan Gattis

    A propulsive and ambitious novel as electrifying as The Wire, from a writer hailed as the West Coast's Richard Price—a mesmerizing epic of crime and opportunity, race, revenge, and loyalty, set in the chaotic streets of South Central L.A. in the wake of one of the most notorious and incendiary trials of the 1990s At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted three white Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue a black man named Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a fourth officer. Less than two hours later, the city exploded in violence that lasted six days. In nearly 121 hours, fifty-three lives...read more

  • Richard R Gonzalez

    This book describes the lives of persons from three separate cultures persevering during WW I, the Great Depression, and WW II. The central character is Louis the only son of Lourdes and Joseph. Lourdes is the oldest daughter of an opulent Mexican landowner during the Mexican Revolution. Her family flees to the Border town of Paso del Notre. Lourdes’ father dies suddenly. The family is saved from ruin because Lourdes smuggled 50 gold coins hidden under her skirt. Lourdes falls in love with Joseph, a Tigua Indian who previously served in the Army during WW I. Joseph’s sister, Flor, is married to the governor of the Tigua Indian Community and they have a daughter, Rosalia, who is very...read more