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Week of May 25, 2015
Off the Grid
A Desperate Domestic Breaks Free
by Samuel Lieberman
Trapped in an abusive situation while working for an illegal wage, a Filipina housekeeper in the heart of Manhattan makes a daring escape—followed by a desperate quest to reunite with her children.
by Emily Harger
After losing his foster children and splitting with his wife, Kev Polk found a new life purpose in a ninety-eight-square-foot, no-frills, off-the-grid abode.
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Week of May 18, 2015
Quest for the Holy Grail
Breaking Into the Holy Grail of Texas Swimming Holes
by Mark Wheeler
In unbearably hot Central Texas, a unique underground ecosystem creates ice-cold springs that seem sent from the gods—including one otherworldly oasis protected by active security on a remote private ranch. I just had to get in.
How to Have Fun When They Say You Can’t Conceive
by Kristina Wright
Over 40, three miscarriages in, and assigned to the five-percent-chance-of-conception club, I kept on plugging the only way I knew how.
The Great Green Rush
by Giulia Valentina Paolini and Bruno Pitzalis
In a swath of northern Brazil known for its underground deposits of emeralds, everyone and everything revolves around the never-ending quest for riches.
Love and Cricket in Queens County
by Elizabeth Flock
For a team of Indian immigrants living without papers in New York City, the quest for belonging and true love is what holds them together—until it tears them apart.
How a Hand-Cranked Radio Battled AIDS in Africa
by David Beazley
A prolific inventor dreamed up everything from the self-weighing suitcase to electricity-generating shoes. But his ultimate invention was a simple device with the power to spread knowledge to the most remote corners the world.
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The Brotherly Barbers of Baghdad
by Paulien Bakker
Saleh and Thamir cut hair side by side for thirty years, through war with Iran and America, and endless sectarian strife. But in today’s Iraq, it’s every man for himself.
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