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Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats

(October 31, 2000) by Michael Cunningham (Author), Craig Marberry (Author), Maya Angelou (Foreword)

Quote from Amazon: For countless black women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory; it’s a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion.


(1st Edition) by Patricia Leavy (Author)

A quote from the Amazon author’s page: Patricia Leavy, PhD is novelist, sociologist, and arts advocate. She is widely considered the world’s most visible proponent of arts-based research, which merges the arts and sciences.


(Social Fictions Series) by Patricia Leavy (Author)

Film is “… written for anyone who has ever confronted the shadow side of their life to find the courage to light their own fire.” It is a Social Fiction novel by Patricia Levy, PhD, award-winning independent sociologist and best-selling author.

Shooting Stars

by Patricia Leavy (Author)

Shooting Stars is a “… story about learning to love ourselves, the most difficult love of all.” It is a Social Fiction novel by Patricia Levy, PhD, award-winning independent sociologist and best-selling author. 

Surviving Stroke: The Story of a Neurologist and His Family

by Helen Kennerley (Author), Udo Kischka (Author)

Surviving Stroke is written by a stroke survivor (Udo Kischka) who is a stroke specialist and his psychologist wife (Helen Kennerley, D.Phil). ​This accessible and relatable book provides insight and realistic hope about what might lie ahead following a stroke, as well as offering both practical and emotional support.

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir

by Marsha M. Linehan (Author)

FROM MARSHA LENIHAN: With characteristic honesty, Dr Linehan recounts her fall into suicidal darkness as a teenager and the steps she took to recover from it. In the process, she developed Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) which has provided life-saving skills and support for countless others.

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