The stories in Qudeen The Magnificent, each told in the first person voice, are about unrelated Syrian girls, all between the ages of seven and eighteen, all in conflict with their culture and the world around them. Spanning the decades of the 20th century, their stories begin in the coal and steel regions of Pennsylvania and move to southern California especially Pasadena and Santa Barbara.
In her 30s, Judy Cochrane had by most standards realized the American Dream. In 2000, her husband Bill’s start-up company sold for 90 million. Their college romance and tireless work ethic built a bright future for their family, as well as a portfolio of 35 million. But just as the stars aligned for the 90 million sale of their company, they also fell apart; from living in a gated home perched on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona to life in a beat-up rental, without job security and on food stamps.
“Saturnian Tonsure” is an anthology of prose poems which explore the topics of God, spiritual conflict, personal dilemma, art and beauty, revolt and integration, and civilization. It is written in the tradition of Villon’s work, Baudelaire’s “Flowers of Evil”, Lautréamont’s “Maldoror”, and Rimbaud’s “A Season in Hell”.
BIG:Crisis begins as the Arab Spring ignites. Duncan Luke is back as head of the newly created Bingham Intelligence Group, working with the frustrating and beguiling Ghislaine Bingham. Duncan's life is in chaos, Bingham's future is uncertain and grave danger lurks in the company's new oil investment. London, Paris and a tiny African island nation take center stage as Duncan must again set out on a trek around the globe while life with his son, Sam, hangs in the balance.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane as this book jogs your memory and helps you relive the special things you shared with your grandma. Be inspired by My Caribbean Grandma and follow her on a cultural journey from the rural hills of Jamaica, to the big city market to sell her wares.
Looking for Clara explores two friendships that deeply affect the life of Clara, a young attorney in search of something she cannot fully explain, something just out of her grasp. The bulk of the story takes place in Siena, Tuscany, and it dances around the themes of life and its complexities, dreams and challenges, love and loss.
This collection of poetry and prose reflects the bleak state of present-day Athens and reminds the reader there is nothing new about Greece’s suffering. Combining present observations with portraits of Greek musicians and writers, Holst-Warhaft’s book is both a peon of praise for the music and poetry the author first discovered in the Greece of the 1960’s, and a reminder of how much the country has changed since it returned to democracy in 1974. This eclectic compilation of poetry, prose, translation, memoir, and songs captures the enigmatic, hybrid nature of Greece, a country that has always had the ability to create extraordinary beauty out of suffering.
“The good spy dies twice,” the cryptic final words from a condemned death row inmate, draw Jake Boxer, one-time king of cable news, out of retirement, setting him on a collision course with a conspiracy involving his secretive wife, a depraved New World Order, and the “guests” at a posh ski resort.
Who but God! is a work of historical fiction written by Horace Jackson, an author and screenwriter. This civil rights era novella takes place in bucolic Goldsboro, North Carolina, in 1928 and is centered around Emily Jackson, a lawyer and activist.
This book is about a character with a life of wonders who also realizes that so many people walk the same road every single day.
Cross country runner Cassie Garnet hates her mediocre life in River Bend. That changes when Charna Simon, a beautiful Jewish woman, arrives to coach. Cassie resents Simon, thinking she and Jake Nader, Cassie's love interest, are having an affair. Finally, realizing nothing is going on, Simon helps Cassie rise above mediocrity.
In this vivid memoir, David as an adult has recreated for you what this simple town was like back then: the people, the customs, bullfights and flamenco, the sudden influx of hard partying expats, the celebrities, the pretty and even the not so pretty parts. He has reached back in his memory to a time and place long gone by, to give you a chance to experience what life was like in coastal Spain back then, through the wide open eyes of a bewildered would be All-American kid.
A book of tanka poetry with photos and illustrations inspired by the poetry. The illustrations can be colored in by readers.
"In this fun and whimsical book, Genie Nakano has collected 21 tanka sequences that are lighthearted and playful, written in a tone that should appeal to both young and old. The cherry on top: graphic artist Alvin Takamori’s delightful, “ready to color” illustrations, creating a book that is interactive on more than one level. Color me engaged."
a fresh page
to turn and write on
coming soon . . .
clear the air
I’m sprouting wings
—from the opening sequence “A New Year”
- Margaret Dournas, Reviews, editor of Ribbons Tanka Journal
Photographed during the course of a year "Dawn to Dusk Through India" represents one day's travels throughout India. This lush photographic book traverses India in color plates opposite black & white photographs, each set exploring a single theme amplified by captions from journals of old travel accounts and Indian epic poetry. It explores a range of images of landscapes, people & abstractions compelling a foreigner to reassess his beliefs, ultimately in a revised view of humanity & his deity. 8 x 10 in. oblong clothbound hardback with pictorial dust-jacket.
Crawfrere the Crawfish lives on a Louisiana bayou and dreams of winning a spot for him and his very special friends on a float in the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans! His pals/classmates, Creole the Catfish, Saute' the Shrimp, Pecan the Pelican and Oculo the Oyster are different than the other kids. Their adventure encompasses the qualities of compassion, love, acceptance, caring and tolerance that we all have in ourselves. The sky's the limit when hoping to attain your dreams. Enjoy their adventure!!
Crawfrere the Crawfish lives on a Louisiana bayou and dreams of winning a spot for him and his very, very special friends on a float in the Mardi Gras parade. Now famous, they're on their way to Carnival in Rio!
Prepare yourself for this raw and honest account of the author’s experience of caring for his mother in his home for ten years, including the end of life sequences involved. This emotional testimony is the definition of love itself, demonstrated in the care provided, but also shows the stresses and strains put upon the caregiver. The goal of this book is to help caregivers avoid the negative effect of these feelings and to assure that the family member receives excellent care until the very end of life.
The future belongs to those who dare...to envision the future, treat their vision as fact, and take responsibility for translating their vision into reality!
Those provocative words spoken by Raymond Rood, Founder of The Genysys Group, set author Priscilla Rose on an unexpected journey of self-discovery, vision, and choice. Rose shares the tools of Strategic Futuring—anchored in sociological research, human development principles, and adult learning theories—through her own story, as a way of both passing forward the wisdom of Genysys Founder Raymond Rood and inviting others to engage their own daring stores.
Sadie’s Pearls lets you in on the secrets of a modern woman well ahead of her time through an endearing tale of friendship, admiration and family love. Tina and Anne Marie take you along for a ride that began in the 1940s and carry it beautifully into the 21st Century with poignant life lessons and wonderful storytelling. You’ll be inspired when you discover unique insights of Sadie with curious chapter titles like: ‘Cause You Can’t Bricks, Money Makes the Blind See and Blessings in Disguise.
Piles of goofer dust found alongside alligator teeth in a hidden closet, a French Quarter mansion inhabited by a mute butler monkey, and a strange aunt wearing a little tongue floating in a vial around her neck . . . are mysteries that Mèlisande Chandeleur encounters after a hurricane hits ZOZO BAYOU and she relocates to New Orleans.
Richard Arlen starred in the groundbreaking silent movie "Wings", the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
This is Dick Arlen's story including a complete history of the movie as told to Maxine Koolish and supported by photographs, books, letters, manuscripts, tapes and diaries left to her daughter, Judy Watson. This fascinating memoir provides a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood's golden age with stories of Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Eva Garbor, and more from a man who was center stage for 50 years.
In this gripping and intimate, self-told account, Corinna Yeager recounts in vivid and engaging narrative the trying, emotional, and sometimes dangerous process she experienced of attempting to make a new life for herself and her young daughter. A Filipino native, Corinna chose to leave the Philippines and come to the United States as a result of her childhood and young adult years full of pain and heartache. That decision launched her into an encounter with the U.S. government that was life-changing and resulted in a new path covered by the hand of God and leading to amazing graces.