Pasadena Village

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. 

 

 

Black and Episcopalian: The Struggle for Inclusion By Gayle Fisher-Stewart, Kelly Brown Douglas (Foreword by) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781640654785
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Church Publishing - January 18th, 2022
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Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: TELLING THE WHOLE STORY PROJECT


Hearts on Fire By Bill Lane Doulos Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781608990047
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Wipf & Stock Publishers - April 11th, 2016
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Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: TELLING THE WHOLE STORY PROJECT


The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration By Isabel Wilkerson Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780679763888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 4th, 2011
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Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: TELLING THE WHOLE STORY PROJECT


An Apparently Normal Person: From Medical Mystery to Dissociative Superpower By Bonnie R. Armstrong Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781945847783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Emerald Lake Books - February 27th, 2024
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Award-winning author Bonnie Armstrong has a new inspiring memoir, An Apparently Normal Person.  Bonnie shares the mystery of how she learned about her dissociation, a survival mechanism that became a catalyst for healing. Bonnie is a well-respected educator and advocate for those living with the impacts of childhood trauma, including dissociative identity disorder and other trauma responses. Bonnie is a member of Pasadena Village, a nonprofit organization connecting older adults, where she found support in her writing through one of the member-led memoir writing groups. 

Pasadena Village Event Blog PostAN APPARENTLY NORMAL PERSON: CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR BONNIE ARMSTRONG

 


Movies That Made Me Gay By Larry Duplechan Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781739773915
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Team Angelica Publishing - October 2nd, 2023
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Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live By Becca Levy, PhD Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063053175
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 11th, 2023
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Based on solid research, it is a heartening book about how, by changing our age beliefs, we can enhance the quality of our physical, mental, and emotional health.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: CHANGING OUR AGE BELIEFS


Love with Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse By Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Editor), Darnell L. Moore (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Aishah Shahidah Simmons (Editor), Darnell L. Moore (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781849353526
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: AK Press - October 1st, 2019
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The anthology features compelling writings by black child sexual abuse survivors, advocates, and Simmons’s mother who underscores the detrimental impact of parents/caregivers not believing their children when they disclose their sexual abuse.  

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: BLACK MAN OF HAPPINESS PROJECT


Latinos in Pasadena (Images of America) By Roberta H. Martã-Nez Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780738569550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - April 22nd, 2009
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Roberta Martinez is a local activist and author who has written a comprehensive history of the Latino experience in Pasadena. 

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: LATINOS IN PASADENA


The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World By Patrik Svensson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062968821
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ecco - April 13th, 2021
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Part memoir, science, history, and philosophy, the author explores the life of the most mysterious of creatures, the eel.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: THE PASADENA VILLAGE BOOK CLUB


The Personal Librarian: A GMA Book Club Pick (A Novel) By Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593101537
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
Published: Berkley - June 29th, 2021
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Historical fiction based on the life of JP Morgan’s personal librarian. Belle da Costa Greene began her career in the Princeton library with a specialty in medieval manuscripts before being hired by Morgan. Her life is complicated because she is Black passing as White.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: THE PASADENA VILLAGE BOOK CLUB


In the Country of Women: A Memoir By Susan Straight Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Catapult - August 25th, 2020
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The book is a collection of short stories about the female ancestors of the author and her husband. The book was written for the couple's three daughters and details the hardships of a white, poor, immigrant family and the experiences of the descendants of enslaved ancestors.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: EOLDN, SCOTUS & "ONE CITY, ONE BOOK"


How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America By Clint Smith Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780316492935
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
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: MY FATHER'S DREAM COME TRUE?


Vital Signs Are Stable By M. Ruth Swafford M. D. 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: VITAL SIGNS ARE STABLE, DR. MELBA SWAFFORD


Clark and Division (A Japantown Mystery #1) By Naomi Hirahara 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: THE PASADENA VILLAGE BOOK CLUB


American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America By Colin Woodard 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: FINAL MEETING OF 2021


Indelicacy: A Novel By Amina Cain Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250785718
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
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: RECENTLY READ BOOKS


Cousins: Connected through slavery, a Black woman and a White woman discover their past—and each other By Betty Kilby Baldwin, Phoebe Kilby Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781947597426
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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: UNDERSTANDING HISTORY


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By Jeanine Cummins Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: Usually arrives at our store within 4-7 days
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: REVIEW: AMERICAN DIRT


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: CRITICAL RACE THEORY?

 


One in a Billion: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey Through Modern-Day China By Nancy Pine Cover Image
$36.00
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: NANCY PINE - BEYOND THE VILLAGE


From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir By Thomas W. Jones 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: 1619 PROJECT - NOVEMBER 20


Perestroika in Paris: A novel By Jane Smiley Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780525520351
Published: Knopf - December 1st, 2020

A runaway horse’s adventures and insights into “the human life”.

Pasadena Village Event Blog Post: PERESTROIKA IN PARIS: BOOK REVIEW