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How a Nation Grieves:
Press Accounts of the Death of Lincoln, 
the Hunt for Booth, and America in Mourning
Edited by Glenn Alan Cheney
with a foreword by
U.S. Representative Joe Courtney

A real-time look at America’s most traumatic moment as seen through the eyes of newspaper journalists and editors. lincoln.html
Break the Spell
by Susan Marie Powers

Break the Spell is about the ways life surprises us with its wonder and terror, its losses and unimaginable blessings. Major themes reiterated throughout the collection include the intense feelings aroused by motherhood, the acute pleasure of sexuality, and the harsh reality of death in its many forms. Many people strive to have it all -- meaningful work, passionate relationships, quality time with their children, health and longevity.spell.html
Potshots from the Left
by G. Amicus Curiae

A compilation of Curiae’s letters and essays defending such liberal causes as world peace, universal health care, grassroots democracy, environmental protection, and fiscal responsibility, fundamental values, and honesty in government.  potshots.html
Remember Me: Stories
by Penny Newbury

A collection of short stories that combine fantasy with the remembered past and recount the interconnected lives and adventures of people who never thought they’d meet each other, especially in fiction. Characters include the denizens of a new-age spiritual community, career criminals, Paraguayan cattle thieves, fishermen, freemasons, humanitarian aid workers, remembered family, and ghosts. Included in the collection is the first chapter of a novel loosely based on a 1990 unsolved murder in southeastern Connecticut.remember.html
Time Gone By
by Lynda Wesley McLaughlin

Time Gone is lushly illustrated with detailed watercolors by the author. Its broad format invites the reader into scenes of a different world...a Caribbean island in days that were as simple as they were human and beautiful.time.html
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Ex Cathedra: Stories by Machado de Assis
a Bilingual Edition
Edited by Glenn Alan Cheney, Luciana Tanure, and Rachel Kopit

Over 20 stories by Machado de Assis, Brazil’s most renowned writer. Most are previously untranslated. With support from Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, this unprecedented Portuguese-English edition was translated by scholars from a dozen universities in four countries. cathedra.html
Promised Land: 
A nun’s struggle to resist landlessness, lawlessness, slavery, poverty, corruption, injustice and environmental devastation in Amazônia. 


Based on Glenn Alan Cheney’s article in Harper’s Magazine, Promised Land reports on the life-and-death struggle of Sister Leonora Brunetto as she struggles to save the people and nature of Brazil’s state of Mato Grosso.  land.html
Quilombo dos Palmares: Brazil’s Lost Nation of Fugitive Slaves

Over the span of the 17th century, the Quilombo dos Palmares , a sprawling nation of fugitive slaves in northeast Brazil, fought off the world’s largest empires. With an egalitarian society and rudimentary parliamentary government, the quality of life in Palmares rivaled that of European society on the coast. The last king of Palmares is believed to have been an educated descendant of slaves. He took the name Zumbi—Lord of War—and built a citadel fortress on a mountain in northeast Brazil. There Palmares made its last stand. palmares.html
Religions in Rio
(As Religiões no Rio)
by João do Rio
translated by Ana Lessa-Schmidt, Ph.D.

João do Rio is considered one of the most literary journalists and novelists of early 20th century Brazil. His writing is astonishingly modern, often bordering on the poetic. Religions of Rio is a deep, eclectic and modern look at the practices and beliefs within the society of Rio de Janeiro at the turn of the 19th century. The author’s insights excel on a historical (almost anthropological) account of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda, among others. Ana Lessa-Schmidt’s brilliant translation retains the beauty of João do Rio’s writing while rendering cultist mysteries with details, insight, precision, and grace. religionsinrio.html
Scotland  
by Gary Greenberg

Reviewing Gary Greenberg's 2013 expose about American psychiatry, the New York Times's Dwight Garner wrote that "Greenberg paces the psychiatric stage as if he were part George Carlin, part Gregory House." But on a spring night in 2013, he found himself pacing the stage of a grade school gym as if he were Hester Prynne. 

This is Gary Greenberg’s Kindle best-seller about what happens when a small-town planning and zoning commission meets up against sex offenders and an uprising of citizens — nothing less than a good old New England witch hunt. scotland.html
Be Revolutionary: 
Some Thoughts from Pope Francis
with a Foreword by
Sister Barbara Staley, MSC

Be Revolutionary is a compilation of thoughts expressed by Pope Francis in letters, speeches, press conferences, and Vatican pronouncements. 

Each thought is presented in a succinct paragraph or two. For a list of topics, click on the book. 
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Law of the Jungle:
Environmental Anarchy and the Tenharim People of Amazonia
by Glenn Alan Cheney 
translated by Daniela Vidigal

The indigenous Tenharim people are at ground zero of the defense and destruction of Amazonia. The forest around their land has all been cut down. Now loggers are eager to take what’s left. The conflict of interests turns violent as a mob attacks and torches Tenharim villages, and then three non-indigenous men from a nearby town are found dead on Tenharim land. Similar stories are happening all over Amazonia as “capitalism” bulldozes an ancient way of life. jungle.html
Stories from Yantic Cemetery
by Melodye A. Whatley

There are over 11,000 stories buried in Yantic Cemetery 
in Norwich, Connecticut.
 
This book tells more than 100 of them. yantic.html

Candomblé, Umbanda, spells, positivism, maronites, physiolatry, evangelism, satanism, priestess, New Jerusalem, Iemanja, spiritualism, synagogues.  Zumi quilombo dos palmares , Palmares, Brazil Pernambuco “machado de assis” machado, brazilian literature

Thanksgiving: The Pilgrims’ First Year in America
by Glenn Alan Cheney

Thanksgiving is not a book about a holiday. It’s about something that a few dozen survivors did after a year of suffering, death, struggle, and courage.

Thanksgiving is a history not of heroes and cataclysmic events but of just plain people. It reflects virtually everything that each passenger did, how they lived and died, how they got along with the local people, and how they expressed their thanks with a feast that would come to define the American people. thanksgiving.html
Paintings by 
Colleen Hennessy
Five collections of over 40 paintings each by Denver artist Colleen Hennessy. Her work presents depth in simplicity as she conveys images gleaned from the American Southwest, Central America, and her beautiful, mysterious mind. hennessy.html

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Wheresoe’er

By Night or Day

Every Common Sight

Miss Dollar: Stories by Machado de Assis

Translated by
Greicy Pinto Bellin, Ph.D.
and
Ana Lessa-Schmidt, Ph.D.

Ten short stories in English and Portuguese by the Brazilian master Machado de Assis. 

Most of the stories have never been translated to English before, and most are from his early, formative period prior to 1880. 

This is a fine companion volume to go with New London Librarium’s Ex Cathedra: Stories by Machado de Assis, which presents 21 stories from his later period. dollar.html
Dr. Jamoke’s Little Book of Hitherto Uncompiled Facts and Curiosities Regarding Bees
by Hezekiah Jamoke

Who but Hezekiah Jamoke could assemble such a fascinating collection of facts relating to bees? In brief paragraphs of humor and insight he touches on  history, etymology, entomology, beekeeping, folklore, health, religion, the environment, politics, sociology, and so much more. The book is interesting to those who know little about these amazing insects...and those who think they know it all.bees.html
The Best Chronicles of Rubem Alves
by Rubem Alves
with a Foreword by Raquel Alves

Rubem Alves is one of Brazil’s most popular and beloved writers. A philosopher, theologian, psychoanalyst, and professor, he writes with depth and insight in a style that is warm, human, informal, and humorous. These short essays look into love, death, marriage, the mystery of mental health, the connection between gardening and politics, the meaning of popcorn, the beauty of noncompetitive sports, the special vision of children, and many other topics, always with a new and interesting perspective. alves.html
Coming soon...
Good Days!

A translation of 
Machado de Assis’s
Bons Dias! 







A bilingual series of chronicles 
by the Brazilian master
with translations by
Ana Lessa-Schmidt, Ph.D. 
and
Greicy Pinto Bellin, Ph.D.
Coming soon...

Art of Love

Tender Return
by Rubem Alves
with a Foreword by Raquel Alves

A philosopher, theologian, psychoanalyst, professor, writer, and, most significant of all, human being, Rubem Alves is renowned throughout the world for his original perspectives on life, history, psychology, religion, humanity, love, death, sex, soul, and...well, it’s impossible to encompass all that he has written on. 

Tender Returns is a brilliant and enjoyable collection of short and fascinating essays. Each one leaves the reader with something new to think about, and a new way to think about something already thought. alves.html
Vertiginous Life — Bilingual Edition
by João do Rio
with a Foreword by Bryan McCann, Ph.D.
Translated by Ana Lessa-Schmidt, Ph.D.

1911
Rio de Janeiro
It was a venerable city in a new republic just a generation old. The people of Rio felt as new as the new century. A new culture of immigration and education blossomed.  New technologies of machinery—Automobiles! Airplanes!—advanced with blinding speed. Feminism! Advertisement! Democracy! Global travel! New journalism! Tea, slander, migrant camps, uppity servants! Life in Rio de Janeiro was dizzying. Vertiginous. 
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New!

On Women

Cultivating Illuminations:
Paintings by Mark Patnode

Mark Patnode is a highly regarded, award-winning artist whose work centers in and around New London, Connecticut. His cityscapes depict stately 19th-century buildings. His portraits of trees include Connecticut’s Charter Oak. His landscapes embrace nature’s humble majesty. 

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To the Ends of the Earth:
Memoir of a Missionary Sister
of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sister Maria Barbagallo, MSC, has led a most astonishing life. Raised in Italy during the World War II and the reign of Mussolini, she went on to become a Sister who worked in Central  America during the political and geological upheavals of the 1970s. From there she went to Argentina during the military dictatorship. Her dynamism, love, and faith allowed her to become the General Superior of her Congregation. Her story is an inspiration to everyone who cares about the world. sistermaria.html
His Hands on Earth:
Courage, Compassion, Charism, 
and the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
by Glenn Alan Cheney

Portraits of missionary sisters in their work in various countries. These are not the stereotypical nuns in quiet convents or gentile elementary schools. They work in some of the most difficult, dangerous places in the world, siding with the poor and the downtrodden in their communities. They struggle with earthquakes, revolutions, epidemics, crime, extreme poverty, and seemingly unsurmountable challenges. But in the spirit of St. Francis Cabrini, they do not accept impossibility as a limit. catholic.html