Beneath the Same Heaven

A story of love and terrorism.

Beneath the Same Heaven is a love story of an American woman and a Pakistani-born Muslim man, who seem to have bridged the divide between Western and Islamic world views. But when the husband’s father is killed by a US drone attack near the Afghan border, their cross-cultural family descends into conflicting ideas of loyalty, justice, identity, revenge, and terrorism. With candor, beauty, and unusual insight, their story reveals both how decent people can justify horrific acts, and the emotional power required to heal.


Through These Veins

In the coffee-growing highlands of Ethiopia, an Italian scientist on a plant collecting expedition discovers a local medicine man dispensing an apparent cure for AIDS. As the medicine man’s teenage daughter reveals the plants behind the cure, their lives become irrevocably intertwined. Through These Veins weaves together the dramatically different worlds of traditional healing, U.S. government funded AIDS research, and the pharmaceutical industry in an intensely personal, fast-paced tale of scientific intrigue and love, with both devastating and hopeful effect.
"Enthralling. Through These Veins doesn't just call plants by their names; it sings their praises. There is no better case for conservation than this vivid account of how our wellbeing is so intertwined with the secret lives of plants."
—Calestous Juma, Director of Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government


Edited by Anne Marie Ruff Grewal

Mingling Magic Along the River

Mingling Magic Along the River brings together a collection of stories — which all include the Los Angeles River — by 24 different Dorris Place authors. The stories were written during the course of a ten-week before school writing program that Anne Marie taught. The proceeds from the sale of this book were used to purchase other books for the Dorris Place Elementary School library.


Edited by Anne Marie Ruff Grewal

Mingling Magic From Roots to Seeds

Mingling Magic From Roots to Seeds brings together a collection of stories — which all include a fruit tree — by 23 different Dorris Place authors. The stories were written during the course of an eleven-week before school writing program that Anne Marie taught. The proceeds from the sale of this book were used to purchase other books for the Dorris Place Elementary School library.