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An independent, nonprofit book publisher based in Boston, MA.
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Pediatrician Carin Hoek received her education and training in the Netherlands. She moved to Tanzania, prepared to take on a new post treating children in Haydom Lutheran Hospital. She quickly discovered that a new environment was going to give her new learning experiences. Tony Bartelme tells us her story in A SURGEON IN THE VILLAGE.

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We're deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Roger Wilkins. Wilkins was a champion of civil rights, journalist, university professor, and author of JEFFERSON'S PILLOW. He died on Sunday in Kensington, MD at 85.

“In a sense,” Wilkins wrote in his memoir, “I have been an explorer, and I sailed as far out into the white world as a black man of my generation could sail.”

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"Failure is part of medicine, especially when you try to repair something as complex as a human brain. Failures are horrible for both patients and their doctors. But they also offer chances for redemption. If you learn from failure, then you can forgive yourself and move forward. Then you can heal others, and in doing so heal yourself."

Read an excerpt from Tony Bartelme's A SURGEON IN THE VILLAGE on Literary Hub now!

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NOW ON SALE: Tony Bartelme's A SURGEON IN THE VILLAGE is "a lyrical, inspirational account of first- and third-world surgeons working together to perform neurosurgery miracles in the heart of Africa" (Tom Brokaw). It's also a testament to the transformational power of teaching and the ever-present potential for change.

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According to the Associated Press, over 500 D.C. children went missing in the first three months of 2017. There's no reason why women shouldn't unite around this issue as they did around the Women's March in D.C. months ago.

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The law limiting LGBT protections will cost North Carolina more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years. The state could lose hundreds of millions more because the NCAA is avoiding the state, usually a favored host.

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"Designating these crimes as terrorism sends a message to vulnerable communities that their fears are understood, and that violent white supremacy is recognized as a threat to American security as well as to individual victims."—Sherrilyn Ifill

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"Schools can and should educate children about the world’s religions or the role the Bible plays in literature and history. Now ought to be a time when schools are focusing on creating understanding of many religions rather than making non-Christians easier targets for bullying."—Linda K. Wertheimer

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Today marks the anniversary of the first transport of women to Auschwitz. From our blog archive, Heather Dune Macadam shares with us the remembrances of survivor Rena Kornreich's three years in the concentration camp.


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House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor this afternoon.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan conceded, “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”
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