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Welcome members and friends of the Pasadena Village. We are pleased that you have found our mention of our readings of interest and are happy to introduce you to our beloved and highly regarded local bookseller, Vroman's Bookstore, where you will be able to find all the books that we have referred to on our website. In the section below, you can find a list of the books we have mentioned with a link back to our website to see in what context the book was discussed. 

 

How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 1st, 2021
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Beginning in his hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader on an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks—those that are honest about the past and those that are not—that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: Monuments and Landmarks


Defending A Serial Killer: The Right To Counsel Cover Image
By Jim Potts, JD, Lindy Ryan (Editor)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781645480358
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vesuvian Books - July 20th, 2021
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The author, an idealistic, African American law student is honored when one of his professors recruits him to assist in writing a death penalty appeal on behalf of a serial killer.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: A crime wave swept California in the late 1970s.


Vital Signs Are Stable Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780692652138
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: M. W. Swafford - April 15th, 2016
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The author guides us through her improbable journey forged in the harsh realities of the Jim Crow South as she determines to be triumphant in her rise into academic medicine. 

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: A breathtaking story of triumph over the seemingly insurmountable challenges life placed in her way.


Clark and Division Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781641292498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Soho Crime - August 3rd, 2021
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A novel based on historic events and many years of research of a Japanese American family and their struggles after release from Manzanar to America during World War II.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: Clark and Division: Award-winner Naomi Hirahara's eye-opening new mystery set in 1944 Chicago.


American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143122029
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - September 25th, 2012
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An illuminating history of North America's eleven rival cultural regions that explodes the red state-blue state myth.


Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America


Indelicacy: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250785718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - February 9th, 2021
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This book is described as “A ghostly feminist fable”.  A cleaning woman who works at an art museum and desires not only to keep the art clean but the time to learn, research and study the art.  She eventually finds a way.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: Cleaning Woman Art Study


Cousins: Connected through slavery, a Black woman and a White woman discover their past—and each other Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781947597426
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Walnut Street Books - April 20th, 2021
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An African American family and a White family find through DNA testing that they are actually related.  

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: African American White Family


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020
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For curious readers who want a glimpse into the life of migrants trying to escape their hellish lives.  It is an inspiration to explore other stories like this one of other cultures who have experienced this type of journey.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: Migrant Escape


Make a Difference: The Founder of the
$21.95
ISBN: 9780743259859
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Scribner - July 28th, 2003
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Dr. Foster will be a guest speaker at a future 1619 Project Discussion Session talking about his book and his thoughts about a future for America. 

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: Vision for Young America

 


One in a Billion: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey Through Modern-Day China Cover Image
$34.00
ISBN: 9781538143407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - December 9th, 2020
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A deep look into modern China and a protagonist who overcame many obstacles to foster understanding and cooperation between two completely different worlds, China and the United States.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: A Chinese peasant’s true story


From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781501736322
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Cornell University Press - April 15th, 2019
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An African American author’s struggles and triumphs from Willard Straight Hall at Cornell University to a Wall Street business leader revealing an amazing American History of the past fifty years.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: An African-American success story


Perestroika in Paris: A novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525520351
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020
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A runaway horse’s adventures and insights into “the human life”.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: A fairytale for adults