Today's Best Nonfiction Author:Fran Drescher, Beth Simon, Flynn, John Katz, Golabek, Cohen "3000 Degrees"-...a tragic warehouse fire...ignited by a vagrant's candle. By the time it was over, six valiant firefighters were lost...a timely account of bravery, honor, loyalty and sacrifice. — "Riding the Bus with my Sister"-Beth Simon, who has mild mental retardation, spends her days endlessly riding the buses around her Pennsylvania city..... more ».When Beth's sister joins her for a year, the result is a journey of exploration, connections, and learning to slow down to enjoy the ride.
"Cancer Schmancer"-It took two years and eight doctors to diagnose her uterine cancer...Straight talk, solid advice, and healthy dose of laughter from a very gutsy lady.
"The Children of Willesden Lane"-"The music will give you strenth. It will be your best friend for life". When her mother spoke those fateful words, Lisa Jura could not know their full meaning. A gifted piano student in war-torn Vienna, Lisa soon found herself boarding a train to escape from Hitler, leaving her whole world behind. Only then would she understand her mother's words.
"A Dog Year" - Haughty, high-strung and homeless, Devon...brings John Katz's well-ordered home to the bring of chaos within hours of his arrival. Katz has his hands full training the troubled, eerily intelligent Border collie. But in the end, man and dog achieve a hard-won understanding in a tale that is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving,« less