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Sept. 1, 2011. Owl Roker changes hands. My neighbor Gus Samios bequeaths his pigeon-scaring owl from his deck to mine.

July 2011. Feet in the Mediterranean at Barcelonetta.

July, 2011. Barbara outside Ezcaray, La Rioja, Spain. The church at the top of the hill is called St. Barbara.

Spring 2009: Rebuilding half my house started with this little hole over a window.

This is the same window, with bricks removed from the entire wall.

This is the back of the house. There was no mortar to hold the bricks together.

Fast forward: the rebuilt section of the house and the adjoining courtyard. The courtyard of the Greenwich House Pottery School is beyond the fence.

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Excerpt: Sal Polisi tells his sons about hijacking a fur truck, in this true story of a family running from the mob.

"A vivid portrait of a New York mobster."
-- Kirkus Reviews

Excerpt: Gordon Gould begins the final court battle in his long struggle to win credit for his role in one of today's most incredible inventions -- the laser.

"A ripping yarn."
-- Wired

Excerpt: John Glenn lifts off into orbit. From Chapter 18 of the autobiograpy of the astronaut and former U.S. Senator.

"Ablaze with drama."
-- Book-of-the-Month Club News

Excerpt: My father, in the last year of his life, decides he'd like to learn to fly.

"Short, cool, and skeletally bright."
-- Washington Post

Excerpt: A Japanese fisherman and a hell-bent Mississippian set out across Lake Mead in one of bass fishing's biggest tournaments, in this rollicking account of the pro sport's early days.

"Truly fine writing."
-- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Excerpt: Dr. Winawer explains the roots of his faith, and his need to join faith with medicine as he confronts his wife's illness.

Excerpt: The rabbis at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles learn of an Israeli's amazing journey inside Germany's neo-Nazi movement.

Excerpt: Father Lincoln Stelk conveys the joy of a baptism in the opening passage from this account of two years in the life of a small church and its congregation.