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!
Join Harry Forth on a cross-country odyssey from Albuquerque to Montreal to board a ship with hundreds of other young Americans bound for Europe. A child of the Sputnik era, Harry struggles to gain recognition in his high school. A teacher offers a helping hand, encouraging him to apply for a student exchange program. When he is accepted, his life begins to change rapidly. Aboard the M/S Seven Seas he meets many of his peers from across America during a stormy Atlantic voyage. Reaching Holland, Harry begins to realize that he has entered upon a greater adventure than he had thought possible and sees in the journey a pathway to his future.
About the Author:
Bruce Byers grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He began writing about Harry Forth in short story competitions in high school and participated in a student exchange program that took him to a host family in Germany. After graduating he moved with his family to London, England and began college in Munich, Germany. He traveled widely in Europe before returning to the U.S. to begin graduate studies at the University of Maryland. He worked part-time at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington before beginning a career in the Foreign Service. He served in diplomatic assignments in South Asia, Europe, and East Asia. Since retiring Bruce has continued to research and write about foreign affairs. He has also written short stories and three novels including The Extraordinary Journey of Harry Forth.
"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!
This is the very first price guide devoted to Bob's Big Boy collectibles. It lists the value of everything from its rare neon signs to some of the first menus ever designed for Bob's Big Boy restaurants. This book is a wonderful guide to all things Bob's Big Boy.This book will remind you of the wonderful times you had at Bob's Big Boy when you were growing up.
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.
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.
It's a touchscreen world. And it's full of touchy subjects. As parents, we must have a strategy to guide our kids safely into adulthood, teaching them how to interact with sex, technology, and social media. How to maintain healthy perspectives on all these touchy subjects, without getting distracted by their peers or our culture? What’s your approach, or do you even have one? Maybe you want to talk to your kids but just don’t know what to say. Sound appealing? Then we wrote this book for you.
This is a collection of illustrated short stories written by two friends who share a love for writing. Elise (age 9) and Luca (age 10) have worked on this book throughout the school year and are excited for you to read this.
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. “
“In this surprisingly tender story, we meet lives touched by horror and prayer, terror and beauty, loss and redemption. This book reminds us that Hell is all around us, but so is Jesus, hope, philosophical tow truck drivers, and strange moments of utter grace. This is one wild opera." – Charles Hood, poet
Astrology has been slow to embrace the Dwarf Planets of Pluto’s realm, until now. Sue Kientz’ extensive study assigns consistent meanings for Eris, Makemake, Haumea, Sedna, and others, and reveals a surprise: their inclusion shows planetary patterns are fractal. Using celebrated lives and events, science, and quirky humor, Kientz explains the secrets behind astrologers’ favorite techniques and unveils new ways to examine elusive Time.
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.
Macy is the hardworking single mother of twin boys when she meets Richard, who quickly sweeps her off her feet. As their relationship progresses, Macy begins having recurring nightmares that she is pregnant with a demon child. Still, she ignores her foreboding feeling and agrees to marry Richard. As time goes on, Macy seems to have a perfect life on the outside but Macy’s life is about to lead her in an entirely different direction than she ever could have imagined. Years later, D’Lori is a teenage single mother who is uncertain of her place in her broken family. Thrilled when she finally finds freedom from her burdens, D’Lori dons her high heels and slowly begins a downward spiral into a life of destruction.
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.
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.
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.
In Gems of a Lifetime, Barbara Patton Unger shares 'gems' of light that she has mined in her life. Her metaphor of Gemstones for these illuminations points to a glorious and loving God. She focuses on the precious jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation.
"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.
Who is Piggy? Piggy became a part of the family as a favorite toy for my beloved lab, Cadi. After Cadi passed, we decided to keep her memory and Piggy alive by creating a series of books on Piggy’s adventures. Piggy travels with us on all camping, airplane and car trips.
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.