MI AMOR, is a fantastic read by Vibiana Aparicio-Chamberlin. Her stories and poetry feed your heart, mind, and soul with the Indigenous, Mexican, and Chicano realities of life for a young girl growing up in East Los Angeles in the late 40’s. The book spans East LA of the past to today’s Pasadena, California, where the author’s ninety-eight year old mother, Chabela, fantasizes that her deceased husband of 35 years comes to her every night for a home made dinner. The struggle of this Mexican American family with its births, deaths, hunger, and neighborhood gangs is centered around the author’s parents, Chabela and Caro who perplex her with their passionate love-jealous relationship. I couldn’t put it down. - Rosalio Urias Muñoz, Historian, UCLA
Cal West’s haunted life of wealth and ease is about to end in a ravine above California’s Central Coast. After days in the wreck of his vintage Corvette, Cal is discovered by Anna Greene, a headstrong environmentalist. In a delirium of deprivation and gratitude, he sees a singular chance to turn his life around, to find meaning and love with Anna at his side, but she despises that Cal lives off his father’s rapacious land developments but she wants nothing to do with him.
When an eccentric graphic novelist receives a mysterious bottle of black ink, his creations slowly come to life and threaten a modern day Apocalypse.
"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
The Creatively Imagined Explanation of Gabriel’s Blue Giraffe is an invitation to explore the maybe’s and perhapses of the limitless world of imagination. By nurturing, igniting, and fueling the adventure of discovery and plain old making stuff up, it is the ancient belief that we are created to create and expand our world into new worlds of thinking and inventing in partnership with our Divine Designer.
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.
Two famous orators shared the stage with Lincoln at the Gettysburg dedication. The day’s concluding speech remained lost until an anthropologist stumbled upon it in a cardboard box at a remote ranch in Wyoming. Forgotten too was the incredible true story of its author, Charles Anderson, a slave owner who risked everything to save the Union.
The New York Times called Anderson’s story, “among the most moving and romantic episodes of the war.”
“Wow, at last! Here is a feminist voice that covers discrimination of all colors and sizes – bigotry against women, immigrants, having red hair, too little money and too much, fat, bossy. The list is endless.” - Carolyn Howard-Johnson, award-winning author of Imperfect Echoes
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.
A vital tool for parents, teachers, counselors. Supports children at school after traumatic event, e.g., death, disaster, staff crisis. Children learn about feelings and how speaking with a trusted adult helps them feel better. Informational guide with warning signs, recommendations, resources.
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.”
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. “
"FIVE STARS! This inspirational book is beyond cute. You will find yourself giggling through life's precarious moments, real-life situations and laugh-out-loud anecdotes. As a mom, wife and grandmother, I found myself relating to every chapter. Can’t wait to read what Mary Huckstep writes next. Amusingly insightful!" - Cheryl Rodriguez, Reader’s Favorite Reviewer
Winner: 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award for Humor
Winner: 2015 International Book Award for Humor
Winner: 2015 Reader’s Choice Silver Medal for Non-Fiction Humor
Winner: 2015 Reader’s Choice Illustration Award for Non-Fiction
Sometimes you may begin to red a book, but leave it unfinished as there is nothing in it that clicks with you. It's not selfish, it's just how subjective we are.The story should touch our heart and reflect something similar that had happened in our life. This story is about Russian immigrant, who made a sudden dive into unknown, leaving behind US, landing in London and later ending up in the middle of nowhere.Were those zigzags worth of something? Read on, and you will be surprised of how some of our decisions might change whole pace of life!
Please visit Lana's website for more information: https://findinginnerstrength.wordpress.com
The book includes over 200 duotone saloon photos showing beer and whiskey advertising, gorgeous backbars, bar fixtures, taxidermy, coin operated machines, and all the other standard saloon accoutrements. Every photo is set on its own full page, so you can spend hours studying all the incredible detail. Plus, every photograph is captioned, so you know the saloon's location, along with other information about the photo. Binding is in heavy embossed leather, with gold stamped lettering.
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.
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.
In a feudal land ruled by powerful Samurai Warlords divided by loyalties between their Emperor and Shogun, the balance of power and the future of an Empire rests with one man under The Setting Sun.
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.
"Bats, Balls, and Hollywood Stars: Hollywood's Love Affair with Baseball" includes some of the stories and backstage tales that made Hollywood Stars Night a Los Angeles Dodgers tradition for nearly 60 years. Filled with nostalgic memories captured in words and photographs, "Bats, Balls, and Hollywood Stars: Hollywood's Love Affair with Baseball" brings baseball and celebrity together and commemorates a Hollywood twist to our national pastime.
Discover the food that fed a Rebel appetite...from comfort classics to 1950's haute cuisine! Explore the many lost and never-before-seen recipes that allow you to become a Rebel in your own kitchen...preparing meals like Natalie Wood, Rock Hudson, or James Dean's own mother.
This comprehensive compilation offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of James Dean's friends, family, and famous Hollywood co-stars. 247 full-color pages and over 200 recipes illustrate the stories.
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.
DANCEFLOOR THUNDERSTORM is the electrifying new visual history of the U.S. rave scene. With hundreds of pyrotechnic photographs and insightful interviews by rave photojournalist Michael Tullberg, it transports the reader back to the days when the underground phenomenon known as electronic music conquered American dance floors, and changed modern entertainment forever.
Howard got enlightened in 1992 while meditating with the spiritual teacher Leslie Temple Thurston. Inspired by Marshall McLuhan, Howard shares his story of realization told in a stream of conscious jokes and puns with 2 purposes in mind; 1. To reinvent yoga and 2. to remove Clarence Thomas from the Supreme Court.
Goth Gangs Glamour A True Story is the new smash autobiography of two teenage immigrant girls who grew up in Southern California and ventured into Hollywood way too young. To the best of our knowledge this is a groundbreaking book as it is the first autobiography to depict the lives of two individual people. The story not only tells the history of one of the co-authors, Layla’s family and their journey from Russia while simultaneously depicting Katina’s family’s history from Croatia.
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.