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by Jacqueline WeinWhen their beloved pets are threatened, a group of ordinary New Yorkers find surprising new connections.
by Jordan Goldman, ACEGo inside the cutting room with Emmy-winning editor Jordan Goldman, A.C.E. (Homeland, 24: Live Another Day, Masters of Sex, The Shield) as he explains the key things professional actors should — and shouldn't do – to ensure their performance makes it to the screen. He’ll show you how and why directors, showrunners, and editors decide whether your performance stays in the show – or gets cut out. Acting for the camera can be challenging. Arm yourself with the best tips and advice you can get, fr... more
by Killarney Traynor
"My name is Madeleine Warwick and I'm a woman under siege."
Maddie Warwick is on the brink of ruin. Several years ago, her uncle was killed in a tragic accident resulting from the negligence of treasure hunting amateurs. To stop the invasions on her land, Maddie forged a letter disproving the existence of Civil War treasure on her farm. And it worked. Until now.
Enter arrogant, mysterious Professor Gregory Randall. He knows about the forged letter and can ruin Maddie... more
by Lawrence SchwartzwaldThe Art of Reading is a collection of candid images of ordinary folks in the act of Reading, mostly in New York, but also in Paris, Florence, Miami, Boston, etc.
by Timothy Oliver Stoen
On November 18, 1978, Jim Jones, in Jonestown, Guyana, killed 907 people by cyanide and 5 other innocents, including a US congressman, by gunfire. Among those poisoned was a 6-year-old child, John Victor Stoen, the son of the author. This book traces Jim Jones's "development" from utopian to devil. It is Tim Stoen's firsthand account of his experiences as Jones's attorney, enemy, and postmortem target.
by LeeAndra ChergeyBy the age of two, Ryan has los his ability to speak—twice. Sensing it is more than typical “second child” behaviors, his mother, LeeAndra, embarks upon a mission to understand why Ryan has become withdrawn and violent, and is met with a devastating answer: her son is autistic. After a few months of behavioral treatment, Ryan experiences remarkable success. He begins to communicate, learns to adapt to his surroundings, and after attending a special educational preschool, where he thrives, he ... more
by Jay Klages
Success in a secret operation could be his redemption...
But to get inside the mysterious group known as The Chapter, he'll have to become one of them.
Kade Sims is a young former intelligence officer, recruited by the FBI to secretly collect evidence of organized crime at an agricultural biotech company in rural Oregon. But when he uncovers the activities of a high-tech militia and an imminent threat to the nation, he realizes he's the only one who has a chance to stop ... more
by Seth Kaufman“A smart, witty and engrossing satire! Kaufman is a wonderfully sharp-eyed observer of modern American lunacies.” —Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal Out-of-control producer Rick Salter wants to leave reality TV, get married and make movies. But it’s not easy. When a senseless murder touches his life, Rick enlists his pal Sister Rosemarie to make Nuns with Guns, a TV series about four sisters competing to collect the most firearms. Protests and death threats pile up as the nuns travel the country r... more
by Kurt SipolskiA NOVELLA FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED MEMOIR: Too ambitious for her small Illinois town, Iris is determined to see the world with Washington, DC as the first stop. Her plans are curtailed when she marries a handsome young soldier and though apart for long stretches by WWII, they have two boys. Tragically widowed and back home, her younger, Gray, in braces from polio, Iris prepares herself for the challenges ahead. Through their exhausting nightly exercises, Iris teaches Gray of the po... more
by Christine C. WilliamsThe Listening Project tells the true story of a woman who decides to make an unusual and quirky deal with God to become a better listener. What starts out as a step-by-step business model approach to learn about listening to the Divine voice within, soon turns into a far more personal and unexpected journey of loss, grief, healing, and love. An inspiring and at times irreverent book, The Listening Project makes you laugh, cry, and think about the many opportunities we have to hear God in our da... more
by Mike MacDonald
In our fast-paced world of technology, where populations are becoming more urbanized and life is increasingly experienced on electronic screens, people are losing their connection to nature. Yet nature is all around us, especially if you live in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, few Chicagoans know it's there. In My Journey into the Wilds of Chicago, photographer and humorist Mike MacDonald takes you on a trip to Chicago's wild side—a verdant, untamed Chicago that has been there all along, jus... more
by Jeremy EnlowFort Worth-based Jeremy Enlow was given exclusive access to the cowboys behind the prestigious reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest ranch in the United States under one fence. Enlow is an advertising, media and fine arts photographer based in Fort Worth. More than 36,000 of his images have been published worldwide. Enlow grew up in Granbury, Texas, where his first published photo appeared in the Hood County News when he was 10 years old. Committed to supporting local busine... more
The 8x8 Cookbook: Square Meals for Weeknight Family Dinners, Desserts and More--In One Perfect 8x8-Inch Dishby Kathy StrahsWith The 8x8 Cookbook, author Kathy Strahs elevates the simple 8x8-inch square baking dish into a dinnertime secret weapon for busy families. Beyond the usual brownies and casseroles, the passionate force behind the blogs PaniniHappy.com and CookingOntheSide.com has created 64 modern “square meals”: easy weeknight one-dish meals such as Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables, Sunday dinner recipes like Spinach-Pesto Lasagna, tasty recipes for sides such as Chard Apple Stuffing that would make... more
by Ben Batchelder
Novelist Ben Batchelder abandoned a cozy corporate career and, instead of returning to the U.S. like a normal re-pat, moved deep into the interior of Brazil. Here, he drives his two-wheel drive station wagon into the Amazon, on the notoriously dangerous Belém-Brasília highway, and back along Brazil’s endless Atlantic Coast, on roads few if any Brazilians brave. Hence the need for such a ferocious breed as Labrador: for protection. Along the way, humorous encounters with co... more
by Michael Alan Peck
“Paul Reid died in the snow at seventeen. The day of his death, he told a lie—and for the rest of his life, he wondered if that was what killed him.”
And so begins the battle for the afterlife, known as The Commons. It’s been taken over by a corporate raider who uses the energy of its souls to maintain his brutal control. The result is an imaginary landscape of a broken America—stuck in time and overrun by the heroes, monsters, dreams, and nightmares of the imprisoned dead.
by Melinda Worth PophamGRACE PERIOD tells the story of the barrage of painful life events--above all, the nightmare of her teenage daughter's intractable depression--that led Popham to leave home, at age fifty-six, for Yale Divinity School., not in pursuit of late-call ordination to the ministry, but quite simply to study God. What she discovered, though, was was that, for her, encountering God happened beyond an Ivy League Seminary. It came from encounters with off-leash dogs, a shining meadow, and fierce loneliness.... more