Marcia Welsh

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Novelist as a Vocation

Although this is a concrete and practical guide, as Murakami intended, it is also a fascinating personal and professional memoir.
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What You Need To Know About Asthma

An excellent and concise, yet clear and comprehensive overview of a common disease. Should benefit new and longtime asthma patients, their parents and other relatives, and school personnel.
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Free Speech and Censorship: A Documentary and Reference Guide

An important addition to any reference collection.

In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing

These brilliant essays not only provide insights into other great writers and their work but into Ferrante’s own work as well, and will be appreciated by her many followers as well as scholars and general readers.
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Emotional: How Feelings Shape Our Thinking

Mlodinow’s book, based on current research in neuroscience, also contains clear real-life examples and anecdotes that make his argument accessible to general readers.
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The Schlager Anthology of the American Revolution: A Student’s Guide to Essential Primary Sources

A worthwhile resource for public libraries and community colleges.

A Molecule Away from Madness: Tales of the Hijacked Brain

A captivating and convincing study that should bring hope and confidence to general readers as well as general practitioners, and to the millions living with neurodegenerative illness and their families. An exemplary work in the relatively new field of narrative medicine.
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Sweat: A History of Exercise

At once a book about exercise history, and a travelogue, a literary discovery tour, and another of Hayes’s personal and exhilarating memoirs.
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Asian American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

While Greenwood’s three-volume Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature covers more writers, has longer entries, and is more scholarly, this new guide is directed primarily at students (middle school through college) and will be useful to them and to general readers, as well as the teachers and libraries helping them.
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