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Recent Books By ASJA Members

Number of records = 28


Title: South Oakland County
Authors: Paul Vachon
Edition: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Comments: SOC is a "Then and Now" book covering Oakland County, which includes the northwest section of the greater Detroit area.
ASJA Book ID: 1613
Category: History


Title: Legendary Locals of Detroit
Authors: Paul Vachon
Edition: 1st; paperback
Publisher: Arcadia
Publication Year: 2017
Book's web site: https://www.facebook.com/LegendaryLocalsOfDetroit
Comments: Legendary Locals of Detroit is a series of biographical profiles and images of influential Detroiters, both past and present.
ASJA Book ID: 1837
Category: History


Title: Forgotten Detroit
Authors: Paul Vachon
Edition: 1st (paperback)
Publisher: Arcadia
Publication Year: 2017
Comments: Forgotten Detroit is a photo history of the city which examines some of the lesser know stories from the city's past. By using archival images, the book shares with readers many of these compelling "under the radar" events.
ASJA Book ID: 1992
Category: History


Title: The Natural Burial Cemetery Guide
Authors: Ann Hoffner
Publisher: Green Burial Naturally
Publication Year: 2017
Book's web site: https://www.greenburialnaturally.org/purchase/
ASJA Book ID: 2299
Category: Fitness, Health, Medicine, Science


Title: Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age
Authors: Katherine Ozment
Publisher: HarperWave
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Without-God-Meaning-Belonging/dp/0062305115/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484679726&sr=8-1&keywords=grace+without+god
ASJA Book ID: 2300
Category: Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality


Title: Elizabeth Blackwell: Doctor and Advocate for Women in Medicine (Heroes of the Women's Suffrage Movement)
Authors: Lisa A. Crayton
Edition: 1
Publisher: Enslow
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.enslow.com/books/elizabeth_blackwell/419656#.WGK5sk1OXx8
Comments: Biography of Elizabeth Blackwell, who is recognized as America's first woman doctor
ASJA Book ID: 2296
Category: Books for Children


Title: Collective Biographies of Slave Resistance Heroes (Slavery and Slave Resistance)
Authors: Lisa A. Crayton
Edition: !st
Publisher: Enslow
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.enslow.com/books/collective_biographies_of_slave_resistance_heroes/419608#.WGK6KE1OXx8
Comments: Collection of biographies that "celebrates the lives of those who railed against slavery."
ASJA Book ID: 2297
Category: Books for Children


Title: Reading and Interpreting the Works of Toni Morrison (Lit Crit Guides
Authors: Lisa A. Crayton
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Enslow Publishers
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.enslow.com/books/reading_and_interpreting_the_works_of_toni_morrison/4639#.WGK6o01OXx8
Comments: Biography and literary criticism of Toni Morrison and some of her major works.
ASJA Book ID: 2298
Category: Books for Children


Title: In Good Hands
Authors: David Hechler
Edition: eBook
Publisher: Pay What It Costs Publishing, LLC
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Hands-David-Hechler-ebook/dp/B01LDT8KM6/
Comments: Investigating death, mystery, and the lessons of broken trust in one family day care.
ASJA Book ID: 2287
Category: Crime & Law


Title: UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour
Authors: Donna Kaz
Edition: First
Publisher: Skyhorse Publications
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://skyhorsepublishing.com/titles/11543-9781510709430-un-masked
Comments: “A vivid memoir of an eager, energetic woman of the theatre confronting sexism in love and art. It’s also a rare first-hand account of life inside the famed Guerrilla Girls, those gorilla-masked artists and performers who made feminist protest daring, original and fun.” - Katha Pollitt, The Nation Columnist, poet, essayist and author
ASJA Book ID: 2288
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Title: 100 Things to Do in Baltimore Before You Die
Authors: Judy Colbert
Edition: First
Publisher: Reedy Press
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://store.reedypress.com/100-things-to-do-in-baltimore-before-you-die/
Comments: As of 11/20/16, 100 Things Baltimore is the Number One seller for Baltimore travel on Amazon and a Best Seller!
ASJA Book ID: 2292
Category: Travel


Title: Doubletalk: The Language, Code and Jargon of a Presidential Election
Authors: Chuck McCutcheon, David Mark
Publisher: ForeEdge
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: www.dogwhistlebook.com
ASJA Book ID: 2274
Category: Public Affairs


Title: Surviving Dementia; A Clinical and Personal Perspective
Authors: Carol W. Berman, M.D.
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2016
ASJA Book ID: 2280
Category: Adults, Aging, Retirement

Title: Have Chocolate, Will Travel--An Enticing Journey to All Things Chocolate
Authors: Kay Harwell Fernandez
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Kay Harwell Fernandez
Publication Year: 2016
ASJA Book ID: 2282
Category: Travel


Title: The Don't Get Me Started! Toolkit - Strategies for a Culturally-Challenged World
Authors: Patricia Kutza and Connie Payne
Edition: 1
Publisher: DGMS & Co.
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: https://www.amazon.com/Started-Toolkit-Strategies-Culturally-Challenged-World/dp/0692705716/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Comments: The The Don't Get Me Started! Toolkit - Strategies for a Culturally-Challenged World is available
ASJA Book ID: 2283
Category: Self-Improvement & Psychology


Title: Better to Speak of It: Fostering Relationships & Results through Creativity
Authors: Robert Rimm in collaboration with Clive Gillinson
Publisher: Arch Street Press
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.archstreetpress.org/project/better-speak-fostering-relationships-results-creativity
Comments: Better to Speak of It is a book of core management and personal values written by Robert Rimm, managing editor of Arch Street Press, in collaboration with Clive Gillinson, executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall. Better to Speak of It offers specific, first-hand experiences from Gillinson and many leaders within key nonprofit, corporate, educational and cultural fields, appealing to readers--including nonprofit directors and managers, corporate executives and employees, arts-administration staff and students, and the public interested in the health and well-being of the arts--seeking insight into how creativity can be applied with substantial results. The book explores the vital benefits of innovation and organizational management, serving others and effective partnerships, access and mentoring, budgeting and well-considered risk, media and effective communications, education and lifelong learning, while also examining pervasive management practices that can all too easily lead to stagnation and failure.
ASJA Book ID: 2284
Category: Public Affairs


Title: Lost Restaurants of Detroit
Authors: Paul Vachon
Edition: 1st
Publisher: The History Press
Publication Year: 2016
Comments: Lost Restaurants of Detroit is a pleasant retrospective on some of the more storied eateries of the city's past, including fine, casual and ethnic dining, plus a few historic drinking establishments. Included are some venues which are still operating. Both vintage and contemporary images enhance the narrative.
ASJA Book ID: 2285
Category: History


Title: Hillary Clinton: On the Couch
Authors: Alma H. Bond, PH.D.
Edition: First
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://almabondauthor.com
Comments: "This book has opened up my eyes so that I can see who and why Hillary is the person she is, and how she has managed to overcome so many obstacles.... Count on this Republican to vote for her." -Midwest Book Review.
ASJA Book ID: 2187
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Title: In the Company of Evil Thirty Years of California Crime, 1950-1980
Authors: Michael Thomas Barry
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.amazon.com/Company-EvilThirty-Years-California-1950-1980/dp/076435003X/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1446217686&sr=8-15&keywords=michael+thomas+barry
ASJA Book ID: 2206
Category: Crime & Law


Title: Being Equal Doesn't Mean Being the Same: Why Behaving Like a Girl Can Change Your Life and Grow Your Business
Authors: Joanna L. Krotz
Edition: paper, ebook
Publisher: Motivational Press
Publication Year: 2016
Comments: Business runs on male standards but women don't advance when men make the rules. It's time women take charge to launch their businesses of their own. This timely guide tells women how to build lives of parity, purpose, passion and prosperity.
ASJA Book ID: 2222
Category: Business, Money, Careers


Title: The Cocktail Hour Garden
Authors: C.L. Fornari
Edition: hardcover
Publisher: St. Lynn's Press
Publication Year: 2016
Comments: How to create a landscape of the senses for relaxation and entertaining.
ASJA Book ID: 2210
Category: Home and Garden


Title: The LTE-Advanced Deployment Handbook: The Planning Guidelines for the Fourth Generation Networks
Authors: Jyrki T.J. Penttinen
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118484800.html
Comments: Addresses practical issues which are essential for successful development, planning, installation, and operation of the emerging LTE-Advanced systems.
ASJA Book ID: 2232
Category: Technology


Title: It Ain't Heavy, It's My Luggage: Tips for Older Women Traveling Abroad
Authors: Kay Harwell Fernandez
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Kay Harwell Fernandez
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A5YYZYM
Comments: In a conversational style with a hint of humor, the e-book delivers practical pointers and encouragement for women in their 60s, 70s and 80s traveling overseas, either solo or with female friends or relatives.
ASJA Book ID: 2233
Category: Travel


Title: The Handy Anatomy Answer Book
Authors: Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney
Edition: 2nd edition
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication Year: 2016
Comments: This book covers all the major body systems, following the fascinating maze of organ systems-- along with showing how much the body does routinely just to let you move, breathe, eat, and fight off disease.\n
ASJA Book ID: 2237
Category: Science


Title: Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism
Authors: Liane Kupferberg Carter
Edition: 1st, paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.amazon.com/Ketchup-My-Favorite-Vegetable-Family/dp/184905715X
ASJA Book ID: 2241
Category: Parenting


Title: The Cancer Survival Guide: How to Conquer It and Lead a Good Life
Authors: Charlotte Libov
Publisher: Humanix Books
Publication Year: 2016
Book's web site: http://www.humanixbooks.com/cancer-survival-guide-how-to-conquer-it-and-live-a-good-life.html
Comments: Comprehensive guide to treating 13 most common cancers, genetic testing, screening tests, medical breakthroughs, alternative therapies, cancer survivorship, clinical trials, expert and patient tips, resources and more.
ASJA Book ID: 2248
Category: Fitness, Health, Medicine, Science


Title: Because of Eva: A Jewish Genealogical Journey
Authors: Susan J. Gordon
Edition: hardcover
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Publication Year: 2016
Comments: Mysteries in my family's past prodded me to delve into World War II and Holocaust history.
ASJA Book ID: 2251
Category: History


Title: The Dollhouse
Authors: Fiona Davis
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Year: 2016
ASJA Book ID: 2253
Category: Fiction


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    – Sidney Sheldon
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    – Kenneth Tynan
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    – Somerset Maugham
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    – Christopher Hampton
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    – Lawrence Kasdan
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    – Flannery O'Connor
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    – Lawrence Welk
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    – Stephen Wright
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    – Robert Benchley
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    – Andrew Jackson
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    – Richard Curtis
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    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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    – Stephen King
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    – Chang–rae Lee
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