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by Rachel ThompsonBroken Pieces is an award winning book about relationships, a study of women, and a book with heart. Vastly different in tone from her previous essay collections A Walk In The Snark and The Mancode: Exposed, Broken Pieces is a collection of pieces inspired by life: love, loss, abuse, trust, grief, and ultimately, love again. While still non-fiction, best-selling Broken Pieces is not humor at all. In Thompson’s most intensive work to date, she opens her soul and invites the reader in for a visit.... more
by Lance TauboldOn Two Fronts fearlessly brings the reader deep into the thoughts, emotions and experiences that are captured often just hours after occurring. Two friends share their conversations, e-mails and experiences with one another, and the reader, capturing the true essence, fears and camaraderie of a combat deployment in its entirety. On Two Fronts, Sgt. Adam Fenner and Lance Taubold are thrown into the emotional reality of coping with the upcoming deployment. Lance was living life to the fullest, a s... more
by Molly Bogh and Bill SchnetzLife After Lawns shows how to turn boring and thirsty lawns into dazzling, water-saving gardens, step by step. Simple explanations guide readers through the process of replacing grass with unique gardens that match their lifestyle and climate zone. Topics include: designing a garden that feels like home; finding expert landscape help; handling plans, permits, and contractors; killing the lawn and preparing the soil; saving money and water on irrigation; selecting the best plants for each part of... more
by Alana GarriguesEdited By: Alana Garrigues and Nutschell Anne Windsor A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER Story Sprouts: Voice features the fearless adventures of 25 aspiring and published children's book authors— gifted writers who spent one day exploring the mysteries and nuanced expression of Authorial, Narrative and Character Voice. Included are more than 60 works of original poetry and prose. The authors composed in less than 10 hours, as they deepened their understanding of literary devices and sharpe... more
by Lois Anne Smith
Light in the Night contains stunning photographic evidence of the light-filled beings that medium Lois Anne Smith says have always been with her. The pictures were taken in the gardens surrounding her small healing center located in the quiet community of Valley Mede, Maryland.
It never occurred to her to share them in book form until the summer of 2013 when, standing in the middle of the garden, she asked out loud, "Where is everyone?" She had enjoyed three years of capturing... more
by Barbara GregorichGuide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies, provides an overall view of how to think like a writer in general and a mystery writer in particular. Covered are topics such as subplots, villains, minor characters, planting clues, and throwing suspicion on selected characters. This is a solid how-to book rich with examples and suggestions.
The Key to Hidden Messages in Shakespeare's Works: The Backward Voice of the Monster with Four Legs and Two Voicesby Patrick JenningsThe Key to Hidden Messages in Shakespeare’s Works identifies the various encipherment methods used to conceal messages in Shakespeare’s First Folio and provides proofs of how these methods were, and can be, applied to extrapolate hidden messages and their meaning. Easy to read, and sure to spark controversy, it will appeal to both novice Shakespeare students and established scholars alike.
by Cheval JohnAs I was on my way to work, I realized that I forgot my glasses. Normally, I would not have done that. So, I unlock the door, went back inside to get them. I thought I had everything. Then I realized that I forgot my name tag and my other equipment. “What was wrong with me today?” I wondered. The answer was nothing because it was my last day at a corporation I really disliked. For three years, I had to worry about doing a good job, asking for more hours, etc. On that day, I was doing... more
by Ron SpillersAn inquiry into the essence of "reality", conducted through a historical examination of intellectuals and specialists in the fields of philosophy, theology, physics, mathematics, and the humanities. Jovial, humorous, and readable, the manual also explores the benefits of uniting science and theology in their respective quests for answers to "how" and "why" the universe came to be. The concluding definition of "reality" is one of simple grace.
by Stephen P. TryonAccountability Citizenship explains how we can restore accountability in government by accepting our personal accountability for some simple tasks we must do as individual citizens living in the age of information. The book is non-partisan. Readers are asked only to agree on the very basics—that the government of the United States is supposed to represent the people of the United States. The author makes a compelling case that changes in our information distribution technologies and business ... more
by Peggy CarusoThe world our children are growing up in today is vastly different from the one we recall as we think back to our own adolescence. It is not only the typical changes we see naturally occurring from one generation to the next, but a whole new component to parenting has been added with the development and rapid growth of technology. Couple these changes with the dynamics of what constitutes a family, balancing the busy life of career and home and taking preventative measures to safeguard our child... more
Calla Lilies: A True Story of Four Sisters and Their Struggle to Survive Abuse, Addiction, and Poverty in Americaby Kay Corbett
Calla Lilies: A True Story of Four Sisters and Their Struggle to Survive Abuse, Addiction, and Poverty in America is based primarily on nine years of recorded conversations between the women and the author, their stepmother from a marriage that ended in 1978. The true-life narrative sustains the reader's interest in the style of a suspense novel with conversations from 1994-2002. Interspersed boxes of statistical data and academic citations underscore the universality of the recorded expe... more
by Erin BartelsStop wishing. Start writing. Do you wish you had the time to write? Do you find it difficult to even carve out a space for yourself in your hustle-and-bustle household? Do you feel like all of your inspiration and creativity is being consumed by tasks you don't even enjoy? The Intentional Writer was written for you. This entertaining and informative book will help you - Analyze your motivations for writing - Keep your ideas flowing - Handle internal and external distractions - Reshape y... more
by Vicki Gattuso
by Victoria KjosA Phoenix woman is bored and unfulfilled with her mainstream middle class American life which has included working as a lawyer, teacher, banker, and realtor. Walking away and disposing of all belongings except what fit in 13 boxes, the 58-year old heads to India in search of a more meaningful existence. Journals maintained during a 5-month odyssey of travel through north and south India depict the cacophony, yet serenity, of the amazing country. One feels as if walking beside the author throu... more
by Michael RaysHeaders is a look back at the sixty-four matches of soccer's 2014 World Cup through kooky, hyper-sensationalized headlines. If you love the “beautiful game” and groan-worthy puns, you’ll find Headers pitch perfect!