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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Published: Penguin Books - September 8th, 2015

Trauma, the new epidemic of our generation, or rather the epidemic that has always been there, we are just finally starting to talk about it. Every time I pick up this book I learn something new not only about myself, but about the study of human nature. Van der Kolk takes a leap, deep inside the developing human mind, exposing the past and guding the way to a more positive life and future.

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Jane: A Murder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781593766580
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available in 1-3 days.
Published: Soft Skull Press - September 13th, 2016

Maggie Nelson explores the twisted past of her murdered aunt in Jane: A Murder. This is not only a collection of poetry meditating on the loss of the aunt she never knew, but also a compiling of police reports, newspaper articles, and diary entries from Jane herself. Jane: A Murder explores the impact of a violent and sudden loss on a community.

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