Danielle Ofri: In Praise of Public Hospitals
Our Top Posts of 2009

Link Roundup: Holiday Discount, Recommended Books, Beacon Authors Elsewhere

Book cover for The Pure LoverOut Front Colorado named David Plante's The Pure Lover one of its top 10 nonfiction titles of the year:

When a writer as profoundly able as Plante pens a lament for his lost companion, the result is a fierce encapsulation of grief, the fundamentally private wrought wrenchingly public. This sublime remembrance - more a compilation of memory fragments than a linear life story - evokes a whole man (in truth, two whole men).

Essence included  Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez in its holiday gift guide.

Urban Baby named The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home-Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family one of its ten best of the year.  Jeremy Adam Smith, author of The Daddy Shift, offers his list of the Twelve Best Shareable Books of 2009 on Shareable.com.

Now through January 4th, you can receive 20% off your purchase at Beacon.org. Enter the code BROADSIDE at checkout to receive your discount.

Kathryn Joyce exposes the difficulties military women face finding safe, confidential abortion services.

Thomas DeWolf reviews Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome.

David Chura looks at the alarming use of stun guns against children.