- Nobody’s Home: Candid Reflections of a Nursing Home Aide
- To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves
- Stanley’s Girl: Poems
- A Man with No Talents: Memoirs of a Tokyo Day Laborer
- Missing: Persons and Politics
I’ve worked on hundreds of exceptional Cornell books over the years, but these stand out mostly for the way they have so vividly shared worlds I wouldn’t otherwise have seen.
Nobody’s Home is unsentimental, gritty, but surprisingly life affirming in its candor; To Plead Our Own Cause is a devastating look at human trafficking and also includes accounts of people being rescued. Stanley’s Girl is a book of poetry that will put you on the construction site as a woman facing the ugliness of men who do not want you there; A Man with No Talents is the story of homelessness in Japan and what it means not to fit in; Missing is simply a beautifully and hauntingly written meditation on people who have gone missing.
Intense topics about human life, but not without inspiring takeaways.
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Ange Romeo-Hall is Director of Manuscript Editing at Cornell University Press. She used to bring baked macaroni to her one-hundred-year-old Italian grandmother, Giovanna, during her final years in a Syracuse nursing home.