Freehand Books Fall 2014 Trade

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    Between Clay and Dust Paperback Musharraf Farooqi 9781554812073 $19.95 FICTION Sep 02, 2014
    Ustad Ramzi was once the greatest wrestler in the land, famed for his strength and unmatched technique. Young apprentices flocked to his akhara to learn his craft, fans adored him, and rival wrestling clans feared his resolve that would never admit defeat. The courtesan Gohar Jan was just as renowned. Celebrated throughout the country for her beauty and the power of her singing, her kotha was thronged by nobles, rich men, and infatuated admirers.Musharraf Ali Farooqi's latest novel presents these extraordinary characters in the twilight of thei... + Read More
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    Detachment An Adoption Memoir Paperback Maurice Mierau 9781554812066 $21.95 FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Sep 02, 2014
    In 2005, Maurice Mierau and his wife, Betsy, travelled to Ukraine to adopt two small boys, age three and five. After weeks of delays while navigating a tangled bureaucracy, they returned to Canada as a proud new family of four.  Now what?  Does fatherhood begin the moment that the adoption papers are signed? Is family something that is created in an instant? And what happens when everything seems to be on the verge of falling apart?  In Detachment, Maurice Mierau probes not only the process of adoption but what comes after—the ch... + Read More


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