A Saudi Arabian princess dreams of a time when future generations of children will occupy seats of leadership in government. Her dreams pave the way for a discussion regarding Saudi Arabia’s educational system in the new book from author Karolin Anderson, Dreams of a Saudi Princess. The author relays her experience moving to Saudi Arabia, where her pursuit to promote educational equality placed her under the precepts of Islamic Shariah law.
When an eccentric graphic novelist receives a mysterious bottle of black ink, his creations slowly come to life and threaten a modern day Apocalypse.
After countless first dates, too many breakups, and maybe the development of a late-night ice cream habit, have you started to wonder if you’ve Got a Bad Picker? After twenty-four years as a psychiatrist for women, men, and couples struggling to form or sustain a satisfying relationship, author Dr. Jesse Carr is here to tell you that you’re not alone―and that your picker can be trained to find your perfect mate!
"A memoir from the shadows that’s just as fascinating as those that inhabit the spotlight. The self-confidence and discipline that Cagan learned in ballet helped her in many of her subsequent challenges and prepared her for the unconventional life she would ultimately lead... She explores broad topics, such as religion and aging, offering numerous anecdotes and relating hard lessons she’s learned. In the closing pages, Cagan wonders whether she’s “done enough” to pen an interesting memoir. Simply put: she has." –– Kirkus Reviews
"Loving LA The Low Carbon Way", is more than an average guidebook. Besides offering travelers 24 adventures that explore LA's landmarks and hidden treasures, it tells visitors and residents of LA how to get there via train, bus, subway and light rail. A fun read for the armchair traveler, too!
What happens when an easy-going guy gets into trouble with undercover cops, a jealous gangster, and a beautiful girl at a tough Los Angeles alternative school? It's what happened to David.
New York wine critic Thomas Baldwin’s column can make or break careers. But when he’s ordered to spend a year in California’s wine country and to organize a competition between Napa’s iconic wineries and the smaller artisan vintners of Sonoma, his world gets turned upside-down by an enigmatic winemaker who puts art before business.
At night in the Sinai Desert William Lee Goff had a transforming experience which led him to see the universe in a new way, a way that is a theme of his multiple adventures.
As one reviewer wrote, “This is a book worth reading…this is not an ordinary book.”
Rookie vampire, Josh Blackthorn didn’t understand why Becky Truman bit and abandoned him at their ten-year high school reunion—not until her return. Romance and adventure await as they challenge an old-world vampire’s evil ambition to take over Chicago, and after that, who knows . . . maybe Dubuque.
Throughout a decade of travel, Nathan Gray has captured striking images of street food, markets, cooks, vendors and local cuisines around the world. Documenting trips to India, Japan, Greece, Turkey, Italy, China, Spain and other regions in over 100 full-color photographs, A Culinary Photo Journal is a visual adventure to a world of beautiful ingredients, delicious food and fascinating cultures.
Compelling firsthand accounts of two parallel journeys in World War II. Thoroughly researched and generously illustrated, this annotated memoir of navy service aboard minesweeper USS Scurry in the Pacific Theater is also a rich documentary of concurrent life on the home front.“It's a must read:For the greatest generation it's a reminder.For those who are younger - a lesson plan. “
Sometimes you may begin to read a book, but leave it unfinished as there is nothing in it that clicks with you. It's not selfish, it's just how we're wired. This true story will touch your heart, just give it a try!
A Nutty World On the Edge of the Rain Forest is a short illustrated nonfiction for children. It follows the life cycle of connections from a Brazil nut tree to a bag of Brazil nuts featuring monkeys, plants, and insects and meeting life science standards for grades 2-4.
Known for its lavish hotels, casinos, and beautiful showgirls, Las Vegas is home many wedding chapels. Follow Rosemary, the wedding organizer, and Buster, her dachshund, as they guide you through the fictional stories of The Chapel of Eternal Love. Share the poignant, moving and occasionally humorous tales of the young and old, first-time sweethearts and long-lost loves. Discover the joys, sorrows and journeys that led them to the altar at The Chapel of Eternal Love.
Jorge Newbery was a high school dropout and entrepreneur who built a real estate empire of 4,000 apartments. But, an ice storm triggered his collapse. He lost everything and ended up $26 million in debt.
Burn Zones is a story of playing life’s bad hands and overcoming adversity: an inspirational story of a man pushed to his limits who emerged even stronger. And, most of all, it’s a lesson that you can do the same.
Take an exciting trip back in time to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel on board the world's favorite liner -- the RMS Queen Mary. Enjoy a visual feast of new and archival photographs, many never before published. At 16 years of age, in 1957, Dave Wooders worked as a bellboy on the Queen Mary!
Sci-fi readers might enjoy the novelty of Rendall’s extraterrestrial heroine, May Alderman, whose regenerative tissue enlivens a gorgeous Navy nurse, thought to have perished at Pearl Harbor. Readers of thrillers may appreciate the intertwined plots – May’s desperation to return to her home planet before the FBI kills her, and a smitten federal agent’s attempt to save her before the CIA stops him.
Alberto is a corrupt, unscrupulous notario who hires unethical lawyers to help him convince undocumented aliens to purchase fictitious legal services for which they are not entitled. Facing prosecution and desperately needing money to sustain his business he orchestrates insurance fraud on a grand scale resulting in fatal consequences.
Slyly sensual, intense and funny, What Snakes Want strips secrets of their power by telling them. Kita Shantiris, also CEO of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, explores the trauma, yearning, and recklessness so common to our search for love with compassion and humor. You will return to these haunting poems again and again.
Veda Stamps’ critically acclaimed novel, Flexible Wings, is a fictional exploration of the lives of military children. This book, written for preteens, delves into themes of sports, community support and volunteerism as a way to help children and their families through difficult times. In Flexible Wings, an eleven-year-old girl of mixed race uses competitive swimming to navigate her fears of her fighter pilot mom’s impending military deployment.
"Donna Baier Stein is a discovery. Her deceptively mild story-telling veers swiftly into the savage but often unacknowledged discontent of suburban life - wives struggling with marital disappointment and missed opportunities, celebrating and often betrayed by unexpected friendships - all explored with language that engages and surprises."- C. Michael Curtis, Fiction Editor, The Atlantic
So often we walk through our lives making choices and decisions of our own accord, not recognizing how God’s grace and mercy guides, protects and carries us through our life’s walk. Everyone has a journey and a story of that journey. Pete’s Corner portrays one man’s true to life spiritual journey from bondage to freedom through Christ.
Saigon, November, 1978. Under the cover of darkness a desperate family leaves home and friends, hoping to escape the harsh regime of Communist Vietnam. Their goal is to reunite with the four oldest children sent ahead to the United States, but first they must evade ruthless communist patrols. Eleven-year-old Nam Moi is confused, afraid and now homeless. Her future seems bleak and devoid of hope. The risks are great, but it was not the first time her family had taken risks.
Who of us, at one time or another, hasn't wondered if we’re alone in the universe? Mitch Wilde never had until a failed attempt at pulling an arrow out of his best friend Jack’s shoulder began a string of strange and unexpected events in the small Pacific Northwest Town of Outlaw River. When Native Americans start vanishing throughout the country and re-appearing in strange places on horseback, Mitch is challenged in ways he never dreamed.
"Wasserman’s richly atmospheric novel opens with a bored Lord Langsford welcoming his German friend, Heinrich, to the pleasantries of Victorian society. At Leadenhall Market (wonderfully evoked by Wasserman, as indeed are all the book’s famous locations) the two meet Anna. Wasserman very effectively combines an Anthony Trollope-style star-crossed love story with far more complex elements of international intrigue involving an assassination plot– a plot that naturally reaches out to ensnarl our heroes, allowing this multi-level plot to barrel along. Very strongly recommended." – Excerpt from The Historical Novel Society Review
The Author’s Website: www.aewasserman.com
In 2004, thirty-five years after she died while a patient in the mental hospital at Las Vegas, New Mexico, Nana came to her granddaughter in a vision. “Take me home, Carol. Take me home”. Little did Carol know, Nana was apparently speaking for over 2,000 souls in need of a final resting place.
It is the late 1800s, and a shameful time in American history. The government has mandated native tribes send their young people to Indian schools where they are stripped of their heritage by people they think of as The Others.
Otter and Sun Song are betrothed to be married when they turn eighteen. But when they are sent East to school, Otter tries to adapt, while Sun Song does not, resulting in brutal attacks from the school headmaster.
About the Author: Smoky Zeidel is a poet, novelist, and earth mage, whose love of the natural world is thematic in all she writes. She taught writing and creativity workshops for many years at venues throughout the Midwest before succumbing to her bohemian urges and moving to Southern California. Her work has earned her two nominations for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Smoky lives in a ramshackle cottage in the hills outside Los Angeles with her husband Scott and a plethora of animals, both domestic and wild.