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It's Just Better . . . in a Bowl!: Cooking Real Food for a Healthier You Cover Image
ISBN: 9781489712271
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Published: Liferich - May 10th, 2017

Eating meals out of a bowl comes with many benefits such as aiding in portion control, easier to create balanced nutritious meals, and is comforting to eat from. "It's Just Better...in a Bowl - Cooking Real Food for a Healthier You", not only provides wholesome and tasty recipes, but also includes information on what real food is, why use a bowl, and how to stock a healthy kitchen.

Claretta Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692601129
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Published: Brown Bear Books - November 30th, 0002

Claretta Street the first novel by Colette Barris is the story of Pacoima, a bustling little town in the sixties located in the San Fernando Valley of Southern California. Claretta Street follows the lives of four young African American girls known as the Babies, growing up in the vortex of the turbulent change of the sixties becoming young adults in the decadent and destructive eighties. Today countless discussions on the peril of Black America proliferates the media, academia and social scientists in real time; propelling this continuous Greek tragedy into the main frame of America and the world. However, the incendiary foundation and epoch of this unfolding disaster must be told and the veil of destruction exposed-the eighties. Claretta Street by Colette Barris takes the reader on a ride of unbelievable clarity and cause, as Denise in ancient griot form becomes the voice of the diaspora both prophetic and naive. Stripping down in plain view the causes and emotions of a time of great hope and sadness to preserve through decadence and decline. Claretta Street is the story of hope and change coupled with the unfortunate forces and juxtaposition of man s inhumanity and struggle all the while seeking hope and love. Pacoima provides the foundation for Colette Barris s remarkable journey to author, she is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

Boys Don't Fly Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998847108
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Published: Inkton Press - November 30th, 0002

While exploring the jungle, our hero encounters several animal friends who each have a unique ability. Unfortunately, he is unable to imitate his friends when they use wings to fly, swim fast with flippers, or carry heavy objects with a giant trunk. When the boy returns home, his Grandmother teaches him a valuable lesson about what makes him special.

Alan Cook, A Puppet Collector's Odyssey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692854662
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Published: International Puppetry Museum - November 30th, 0002

About the amazing Alan Cook and his worldwide collection of puppets. This volume features North America. Puppeteers on Olvera Street, the WPA, Vaudeville and in moves are included. Many full page photographs and illustrations augment the text. Alan's stories about collecting these treasures is an inspiration to any serious artifacts collector.

Surfing with Snakes & Dragons, and Other Tales of Suburbia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998321219
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Published: Soul Arch Press LLC - August 1st, 2017

The eight related stories begin with "Surfing with Snakes & Dragons", a surfer alone in the open ocean as he faces giant winter waves - and grapples with his internal demons.

"Dawn Patrol" is two brothers navigating overhead surf and the crowded conditions at a popular Southern CA break.

"Prancing Red Stallion" follows two young women hanging for the day with friends in a Central Valley tattoo parlor.

"Spin...Cock...Pull!" is a tattoo artist alone in his darkened shop chatting with the demons of his addiction while idly spinning the cylinders of a gun.

"Incidental Encounter" takes to the streets to follow a homeless man surviving in the land of plenty.

"...Two Feet In" is a young lady interpreting the sub-text of her parent's conversation while sitting in the backseat of their car on the way to an L.A. university interview: “Very presumptuous on my part,” Couture admits. “a la Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

"Baja Flowers" is a surfer in a hospital room prepping for emergency spinal surgery.

And the final story, "Of Love, Lovers and Mistresses,"  is a young Latina woman on a week-end trip visiting relatives in San Francisco, who unexpectedly ends up at Fort Point, a treacherous surf break under the Golden Gate Bridge.  

The Thinking Log Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998717005
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Published: It's About Love - November 30th, 0002

A story about love, trust, and betrayal, told by Liberty while spending the day on The Thinking Log; where she rationalizes her life with Adam, from the day they met to now. This moment of contemplation has consequences she couldn't possibly imagine. In it’s aftermath, lies are exposed, truths are revealed and we see their relationship in a whole new light.

The Love of a Master Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692881262
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Published: Scott J-R Productions - August 30th, 2017

For 26 years, modern-day disciple Jesus Garcia chose to serve his spiritual master, John-Roger, founder of the worldwide Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness. His candid memoir of their inward and outer travels is at once profoundly wise and universally practical, revealing a deep friendship and unconditional love that transcends time.

Same, But Different Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692718124
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Published: Greenhouse Books - November 30th, 0002

A book from the perspective of a child, and the journey of having a sibling with Autism.

Follow the story of Chloe, and her take on having an older sister with Autism. As parents of a child with Autism, we felt there needed to be a book about a siblings perspective; what it's like for a younger child to assume the role of the “older sibling”, and how beautiful that relationship really is. A beautiful way to explain what Autism is, and how it effects families today.

My Little Black Cocktail Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780998917504
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Published: G&g Press - September 26th, 2017

Great for home bartenders and professional mixologists, alike, My Little Black Cocktail Book, is a convenient, pocket-sized journal with prompts to capture all the best of your favorite cocktails. Good for researching that perfect drink or developing a new cocktail menu. Better than scribbles on a cocktail napkin!

Ghost Cover Image
ISBN: 9781532307836
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Published: Illustratus - November 30th, 0002

Some of our most vivid childhood memories are of being huddled around a campfire, the hair on the back of our necks standing upright as we listened to tales of terror...or of staying up late, hiding beneath the covers with a flashlight in hand, reading a ghost story we swiped from our older brother. We all loved these stories that both ignited the imagination and stirred up feelings of dread that kept us up until morning's light broke. However, we've been frustrated in our search to find collections of ghost stories that strike the classic tone of the books from our youth. Stories that are as surprising as they are terrifying. Stories that stick with us. Stories that we can tell the next time we find ourselves around a campfire. GHOST is a collection of 13 original poems and tales written by Blaise Hemingway and Jesse Reffsin and illustrated by Chris Sasaki and Jeff Turley. The book is hard bound, full color book- filled with more than 100 pages of bone chilling stories and illustrations. With GHOST, we wanted to create new ghost tales for a new generation both written and illustrated in a classic, timeless style.


Sacred Mothering: A Collection of
By Brenda Hunter, Ryan Hunter (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781975715298
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 14th, 2017

Sacred Mothering is a collection of short stories and captivating imagery, showing how the soul lessons of each experience, in the parent-child relationship, can result in peace, awareness, and wisdom for all of humanity. The reader awaken to the vastness of "mothering" while learning to celebrate the journey of each child brought into our keeping. 

From Oaxaca to Tibet Cover Image
ISBN: 9786074104523
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Published: Maria Eugenia Krongold - November 30th, 0002

In these very competitive and demanding times, it's becoming more difficult to find a path to obtain all you want. This novel, based on real facts, shows you that there is a place in this world for you, and how the latest discoveries in Neuroscience, Meditation and Psychoanalysis can lead you to the life that you want in an effective and permanent manner.

The Chords of War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780986326523
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Published: White Whisker Books - November 30th, 0002

The Chords of War, is based on a true story, centering on Max, a singer and guitarist who tries to understand why his life in Florida always teeters between music and mayhem. After he’s kicked out of his rock band, Max joins the Army to change his life. Post 9/11, he finds himself under fire in Iraq, part of the surge in Baquabah in Operation Arrowhead Ripper. In the military police, securing areas on the front line in 2006, Max creates a band with other musicians in the platoon, and they bring the one thing most soldiers can’t get—dancing and release from the heat and the horror around them. Inspired by Samuel Gonzalez’s life, this novel with pull you into the heart of music, the chords of war.

California Goes Green: A Roadmap to Climate Leadership Cover Image
ISBN: 9781545577301
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - September 13th, 2017

As US policy cedes its international climate leadership, California has the expertise and experience to step up and fill the void.  This book details California’s move to clean energy, clean air and climate leadership over 40 years in a very readable and colorful style.

Liberate Yourself: Your Past Is Not Your Prison: The Key to Finding Happiness, Light and Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999213902
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Published: Salud Con Luz - August 9th, 2017

Liberate Yourself is about breaking the chain of bad habits, trauma, suffering and dysfunction. No matter where you come from and what your situation is, you can heal yourself mentally, emotionally and physically and live a healthier life.

Liberate Yourself also broadens the reader's understanding of how to restore or maintain good health and well being through the "Plan Pluz," a physical, spiritual, and emotional guide that includes nutrition for both the body and soul in a practical way, to build a healthy and successful life.

The Rise of the Angeliti Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999092811
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Published: Tim Langdell - July 25th, 2017

This book answers the question that everyone has been asking themselves, “What would you get if you combined the wit of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with a touch of Lord of the Rings, a smidgen of Harry Potter, a hint of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe with a soupçon of Monty Python’s Flying Circus?” London Times Best Selling Author, Tim Langdell, brings us a laugh-out-loud romp through a fantastical universe occupied by good devils and bad angels, where nothing is as it seems.

Feeding A Monster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997986303
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Published: Veronica Loving - November 30th, 0002

A riveting story of a mother and daughter's journey through a family tragedy, and their triumphant return to love. A genius blend of comedy, tragedy and the lessons they've learned along the way.

Creating a Lifetime of Wellness: Start Having the Life You Deserve Cover Image
ISBN: 9781458220882
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Published: Abbott Press - March 17th, 2017

In Creating a Lifetime of Wellness, Aura E. Martinez, provides a comprehensive guide to the areas of your life that you need to look at in order to create more wellbeing on a daily basis. This book covers areas of your life that you may overlook that may be hindering you from having happiness and balance.

Martinez explains how your well-being consists of so much more than you think. If you’re looking to change your life in a much greater way, this book is a must read to get you thinking about your life on a different level.

Haunted By History, Volume 1 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997688108
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Published: Sad Hill, LLC - November 30th, 0002

Haunted by History, Volume I, by Craig Owens uncovers little known facts about eight prominent historic hotels in Southern California and the origins behind many of their ghost stories. Not only does his well-documented research separate facts from legends, but Owens also keeps the subject matter interesting by interweaving historic photos with his own elaborately staged Old Hollywood-style photos shot in the most haunted rooms, hallways, and lobbies. This unique book blends solid research, fascinating insights, and haunting photography that will appeal to believers and non-believers alike. Hotels and inns featured in Vol. 1 are the Hotel del Coronado, the Victorian Rose Bed & Breakfast and more.

How to Get Free Money for College!: The Ultimate Guide to Sending Your Kids to the Best, Most Expensive Colleges in America for Pennies on the Dollar! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781508769828
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 6th, 2015

This book is the best introduction to getting free money scholarships and grants. It is a “must read” for the parents of college-bound high school students who don’t want to blow all their money on college tuition and expenses.

Parents of college-bound high school students often ask when the best time is to get free money in the form of scholarships and grants to help pay for college. The answer is simple, but how you get to the answer is not.

King Rat: A Riley and Parker Adventure Cover Image
ISBN: 9781912192526
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Published: Mirador Publishing - August 16th, 2017

Packed with excitement...a monster, a witch, trolls, fairies, elves, killer rats, nasty mice, magic. Knock your eyes out reading. A hop skip and a jump into adventure. A plunge into suspense. The young reader will love this story! 

The Healing Alphabet: 26 Empowering Ways to Enrich Your Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780997348903
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Published: Hopefilled Publishing - May 7th, 2017

Feeling stuck? This pocketful of heartfelt wisdom will motivate you to take action. Using the letters of the alphabet, this book creates an easy template for self-improvement. Your ABCs have never been this empowering. Learn your alphabet from scratch, but this time, to create a happier, and more joyful life.

Ali's Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9781544013985
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 14th, 2017

Ali is an Iraqi refugee boy who lives with his beekeeper grandfather in Los Angeles. Ali must learn to deal with bullying, assimilation, wartime trauma, and play the strange American game of baseball. His grandfather uses the bees to teach Ali life lessons and inspires him to save the bees.