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Encountering Ellis Island by Ronald Bayor
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America is famously known as a nation of immigrants. Millions of Europeans journeyed to the United States in the peak years of 18921924, and Ellis Island, New York, is where the great majority landed.

Ellis Island opened in 1892 with the goal of placing immigration under the control of the federal government and systematizing the entry process. What happened along the journey? How did the processing of so many people work? What were the reactions of the newly arrived to the process (and threats) of inspection, delays, hospitalization, detention, and deportation? How did immigration officials attempt to protect the country from diseased or unfit newcomers, and how did these definitions take shape and change? What happened to people who failed screening? How, at the journey's end, did immigrants respond to admission to their new homeland?


More New Adult Non-Fiction:
The Death of Santini: the Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy
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Pat Conroy's father, Donald Patrick Conroy, was a towering figure in his son's life.

The Marine Corps fighter pilot was often brutal, cruel, and violent; as Pat says, I hated my father long before I knew there was an English word for hate. As the oldest of seven children who were dragged from military base to military base across the South, Pat bore witness to the toll his father's behavior took on his siblings and especially on his mother, Peg. She was Pat's lifeline to a better world, that of books and culture.

Eventually, despite repeated confrontations with his father, Pat managed to claw his way toward a life he could have only imagined as a child. Pat's great success as a writer has always been intimately linked with the exploration of his family history. While the publication of The Great Santini brought Pat much acclaim, the rift it caused with his father brought even more attention. Their long-simmering conflict burst into the open, fracturing an already battered family.

As Pat tenderly chronicles here, even the oldest of wounds can heal. In the final years of Don Conroy's life, he and his son reached a rapprochement of sorts. Quite unexpectedly, the Santini who had freely doled out physical abuse to his wife and children refocused his ire on those who had turned on Pat over the years. He defended his son's honor.

Pin Loom Weaving: 40 Projects for Tiny Hand Looms by Margaret Stump
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Margaret Stump has been creating wonderful fabrics and projects with pin looms for more than 40 years. Here you find 40 different projects you can create from these squares and rectangles.

It only requires 7 1/2 yards of yarn to complete a square, so gather up your hammer and nails and yarn stash and get to it. They are small enough to carry with you. But remember...it is addicting.

The Silver Lining: a Supportive and Insightful Guide to Breast Cancer by Hollye Jacobs
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As a healthy, happy thirty-nine-year-old mother with no family history of breast cancer, being diagnosed with the disease rocked Hollye Jacobs' world.

Having worked as a nurse, social worker, and child-development specialist for fifteen years, she suddenly found herself in the position of moving into the hospital bed. She was trained as a clinician to heal. In her role as patient, the healing process became personal.

The Silver Lining is both Hollye's memoir and a practical, supportive resource for anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer. In the first section of each chapter, she describes with humor and wisdom her personal experience and gives details about her diagnosis, treatment, side effects, and recovery.

The second section of each chapter is told from Hollye's point of view as a medical expert. She addresses the physical and emotional aspects of treatment and highlights what patients can expect. Looking for and finding silver linings buoyed Hollye from the time of her diagnosis throughout her double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and recovery. They gave her the balance and perspective to get her through the worst days, and they compose the soul of the book.


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