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  • Wise Tales From the Jewish World: The Essential Collection

    by Uri Kaplan
    This book contains fifty-five of the most enlightening and amusing fables the Jewish tradition has to offer. It includes ancient stories taken from the Talmud and the Midrash, as well as more recent tales borrowed from the charismatic rabbis of the Hassidic Movement. Reading these tales will not only teach you about Judaism but will also inspire you to ponder life and death, and anything in between. If you take them seriously, these stories may make a real impact on the way you view your life.
  • Riding with Ghosts, Angels, and the Spirits of the Dead

    by John Russell
    I'm John Russell, an internationally known psychic; an avid biker; and author of the nonfiction book: Riding with Ghosts, Angels, and the Spirits of the Dead. Riding my motorcycle thousands of miles has resulted in some compelling, sometimes spine-chilling supernatural manifestations. Take a fun and enjoyable (if slightly spooky) ride along with me as we encounter what one reader has described as a wide array of paranormal experiences with a great range of intensity that locks in the read... more
  • Into the Carpathians: A Journey Through the Heart and History of East Central Europe (Part 2: The Western Mountains)

    by Alan E. Sparks
    The journey continues in Part 2 of Into the Carpathians. Still on the trail of wolves, we are now led into the western Carpathian Mountains and the Sudetes of Slovakia, Poland, and the Czech Republic. As we explore the misty hills, mysterious forests, and intriguing history of this fabled landscape, encounters with wolves, bears, and lynx; lumberjacks, shepherds, and recluses; poets, tyrants, and saints; sprites, spirits, and witches; and such ancient peoples as Neanderthals, Celts, and Quadi, a... more
  • The San Jose Earthquakes: A Seismic Soccer Legacy

    by Gary Singh
    In 1974, amid the early days of the North American Soccer League, an unlikely team transformed a quiet suburb into a soccer haven. Combining excellent play with a grass-roots movement of fervent fans, the San Jose Earthquakes shook the Northern California sports landscape. While rival NASL franchises struggled for attendance, the Quakes played sold-out games to the most loyal and passionate fan base in the league, creating an unforgettable and enduring legacy. Ever since then, the San Jose Earth... more
  • The Finn Chronicles: Year One

    by Gwen Romack
    Training rescued hoomans is a stressful job, but someone has to do it. The Finn Chronicles is a unique story told by an extraordinary dog. He’s irreverent, funny, and full of sass. Based on his real life, join Finn as he issues weekly reports back to K9 Rescue Headquarters on the strange behaviors and rituals of his rescue-hoomans. With sarcastic wit, he observes the curious world around him, heroically saves his unwitting hoomans from dangers (see also: evil electric toothbrush), and shares his... more
  • Inside the Torah: Narrative, Interpretation, and Mystical Meanings

    by Charna Klein
    Inside the Torah covers the 54 portions of the Torah. It covers what is in each portion, Rabbinic interpretations, original contributions, connections between the Torah text and science, Kabbalah, deep structures and meanings. The book includes discussions on women, sexual and gender minorities, and other subjects. It takes the reader from the basics through different levels of interpretation and meaning all in one book.
  • Inventing Lincoln: Approaches to His Rhetoric

    by D. Leigh Henson
    Comprehensive resource for students of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches and other writings: critical analysis of treatments of his compositions in 21 biographies and 36 book chapters or essays in peer-reviewed journals
  • by Colin A. White
    This is a reference for collectors of vintage Rolex wrist watches. The style is a cross between a desk-reference and a coffee table book. Lots of data plus practical advice to guide a collector through the pitfalls and challenges of these high-value vintage watches.
  • Decoding the Lost World of the Maya

    by Lindsay Mcauley
    This book documents research concerning mathematical evidence that the designers of the Temple of Kukulkan in Mexico incorporated aspects of the time periods of the Maya calendar within architecture using a single unit of measurement. This unit of measurement is identical to that used in Israel and Egypt suggesting there was a collaboration between civilisations thousands of years ago.
  • The Everyday Actor: A Daily Workbook To Find Your On-Camera Magic

    by Lisann Valentin

    The Everyday Actor offers motivational and user-friendly tips to help you polish your on-camera performance!


    A working actor herself, Lisann Valentin provides an honest look into the heart of an actor and lays out the basics for performing in the frame. In these pages you’ll learn:



    • how to use your eyes on-camera;

    • the importance of moving with purpose; and

    • how self-reflection can break down barriers.

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  • 10 Reasons Dogs Are the Absolute Best

    by Amanda Gist

    Have a dog? Know someone who has a dog? Have five? This list of reasons we absolutely love them, accompanied by a collection of heart-tugging and laughable stories about the author's relationship with the rescue dog that saved her in the midst of suicidal depression, will open your heart to all the ways your dog has pawed their way into it, things we often forget to acknowledge going about our busy, everyday lives. At the end, you'll find a special invitation.

     

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  • Family Storytelling: Tell Your Story Together and Still Have Dinner

    by Gael Gilliland
    Have you ever worked on a family project with your siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all the other people in your family? How did it go for you? Did it turn out okay or was it a complete and utter disaster? Sometimes family projects don't go the way we think they will and this includes when you are trying to do something amazing like tell your family story. That's where this book comes in. See, I believe that families can tell their stories together and still want to have dinner with each... more
  • The New Business of Acting: The Next Edition - COVID Update Supplement

    by Brad Lemack
    Brad Lemack, Los Angeles-based talent manager, educator and author, first wrote about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business of acting in mid-June 2020 for his column in Backstage. Today, with so many businesses struggling to survive, the entertainment industry is reinventing, reconfiguring and slowly reemerging as it helps define the new landscape for both artists, content creators and audiences. Lemack has just written The New Business of Acting: The Next Edition – COVID U... more
  • Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It's the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike

    by Julie Gianelloni Connor

    Savoring the Camino de Santiago: It’s the Pilgrimage, Not the Hike focuses on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage trail that began around 820 AD. The author made the pilgrimage in 2016 via the French route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, a journey of some 500 miles. Her book incorporates a blog and travel journal she kept during that pilgrimage. The book is also a memoir, with Ms. Connor explaining how and why she decided to ... more

  • Texas Off-road Racing: A Father-Son Journey to a Side-by-Side Championship

    by Mike Kowis
    HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT TEXAS OFF-ROAD RACING: “Texas Off-road Racing is the best book I’ve ever read!” –Mike’s mom “This book reminds me of The Fast and the Furious, but without the fast.” –Mike’s literary agent “OMG! You took our son off-road racing??? I thought you guys went fishing.” –Mike’s shocked wife In this thrilling and brutally honest book, seasoned amateur competitor Mike Kowis reveals what off-road racing feels like from the driver’s seat, plus how much time ... more
  • Fork in the Road ... and other pointless discussions

    by Linda M. Au
    Have you ever had one of those days when everything goes right, everyone smiles and waves, and everywhere you look, the sun is shining and the world is perfect? Yeah, me neither. But, instead of complaining, I knew it'd be more fun to write about everything that goes wrong, everyone who throws me off course, and everything I stumble over on my way from here to there. Because honestly, it's all pretty funny when you think about it. And I think about it ... a lot.

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