On a colonial village field trip, Mike was attacked by a deranged candle-maker and his "buddy" Trent fled, to his undying shame. As adults, screenwriter Trent runs into professor turned soldier Mike when they stumble upon a preternaturally dead cat in the library. Mike believes there's one sinister force behind this and other strange, inexplicable incidents- and he's taking reluctant Trent along for the investigation. Meanwhile, Trent begins to wonder if Lilith, his alluring and inscrutable new girlfriend, may be demonic herself- or if that's just his paranoid Catholic guilt. Dan Wakefield's Going All The Way meets True Detective, Hellish Beasts is an idiosyncratic, darkly humorous, and introspective Horror Noir. With an insider's appreciation for the Los Angeles landscape, this is a serious examination of the duty of friendship, the burden of guilt, the uncertainty of a devout Catholic in modern dating, and the struggle of leaving your 20s behind.
Matthew Milles-Lade, a rich kid whose trust fund is suddenly in question, and Margo Valentine Melon, a writer whose career fizzled before it sparked, are two twenty-something strangers stuck living at home, trying to figure out their lives. When they each come across a real estate listing for a palatial (and significantly underpriced) guest house in one of LA’s toniest neighborhoods, their lives get turned upside down. What happens next has them racing to catch the truth before it catches them.
Unverified has all the magic and making of the rom coms you love, set in the world of social media stardom and online fame, with just enough real world stakes to make it a page turner you won’t be able to put down.
A family living in Greece at the time of the construction of the Parthenon and another family, thousands of years later, eking out a living at the base of the Acropolis. The repercussions of the meeting of man and dog would unfold in unforeseen ways that would impact the lives around them. The narrative takes the reader to Greece's Golden Age, in which one dog, Daria, would scamper up the hill to keep up with Adelino, a stone cutter working on the new temple, and his son Tiro. The lives of Pheidias, the architect of the Parthenon, Adelino and Diana his wife, as well as Tiro their son, would intersect in unexpected ways. The story brings then brings the reader back into the present where past and present eventually coincide, transforming the lives of both canines and humans.
Piece Talks is a compilation of short, inspirational messages written from the perspective of your body and soul (or Self). As you read these little "love notes," you'll begin to relate to yourself and your body in a new way - with more compassion, love, peace, and acceptance.
Experience with me what life was like living with thirteen other family members in a two-bedroom, one-bath house in a typical 1950s middle-class, postwar American neighborhood. This story is an unusual combination of revealing autobiography, insightful self-help, and handy classroom teacher's guide.
Survive rides with me and my mother and eight siblings on summer vacations to Southern California beaches and campgrounds in our 1950 two-door, two-tone green Plymouth station wagon. Join the fourteen of us for a typical family dinner in our moderate-size kitchen that was designed for six. Accompany my very pregnant mother on a bus in 1945 to Fresno to stay with the in-laws she had never met before while my dad awaited his Army discharge orders.
Anyone born between 1946 and 1960 will find a delightful nostalgic journey down the baby boomers' memory lane. Others might use the story of my personal failures and subsequent triumphs to create value and positive changes in life. Teachers may find my suggested supplemental teaching techniques valuable to incorporate into the classroom.
Enjoy this book. I wrote it as a clear and compelling testimony describing my childhood recollections that convey to you why I am Glad to Be a Ladd.
Ms. Oxford's students are writing sentences about bugs, but she soon discovers that in each sentence something is missing. The class calls on their friend, Officer Wiseman, to help them solve the mystery. In this engaging adventure, children will learn the first three rules of writing a sentence.
For years, Carson Chow has been able to hide his crystal meth use while meeting the increasing demands from his aging immigrant parents and his grandmother suffering from dementia. One night, as he's passed out from a drug binge, he misses thirty-eight phone calls from his father, detailing the collapse and eventually the death of his mother. As he plans her funeral and manages other people’s grief, will this tragedy plunge him deeper into his abuse or finally rouse him from his addiction stupor?
A conversation with the ineffable, Gorb in the Schizocratic Linguiverse is the literary equivalent of a psychotropic drug. Follow Gorb the Floovian down the rabbit hole of various minds in an attempt to understand a race of aliens who are as alienated from themselves as they are from one another, with text by J. Martin Strangeweather and illustrations by Barbie Godoy. This novel may impair your ability to navigate reality. Reader discretion is advised.
Empress of the Ants is an extraordinary, emotional and magical experience. The author, Margarita, writes about her childhood world in a manner that transports us back in time to a life shpaed by extreme poverty, reframed as a Mexican "follow the yellow brick road" fantastical adventure.
You'll laugh and you'll cry, but your perception of today's immigrants and asylum seekers will be forever changed. Margarita's stunning memories of the poor and their daily struggle to stay alive spells out why her mother and so many others are forced to leave their country in search of a better life.
They were singers and secretaries, classmates and teachers, actresses and attorneys, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends, lovers, and mentors. They were strong, intelligent, independent and witty. Together and separately they wove a tapestry of smiles and tears and inspired the warm, funny, tender, and sweet stories that fill the pages of Cooking for a Beautiful Woman - part memoir, part cookbook.
Larry Levine, editor and publisher of the online food magazine TabletalkatLarrys.com, is a home cook who has created more than thirty thousand meals in his lifetime. In Cooking for a Beautiful Woman he tells nostalgic and true tales about the women he has known and offers delectable recipes including traditional Jewish and Romanian dishes, memorable meals culled from the menus of restaurants on the Sunset Strip and Las Vegas Strip, and dishes from a broad variety of cultures. There are recipes for "Jewish penicillin" (also known as chicken soup), Romanian eggplant salad, barbeque ribs, eggs creole, Irish stew, baked spaghetti with garden sauce, biscuit tortoni, and scores of others.
Cooking for a Beautiful Woman shares The Tastes and Tales of a Wonderful Life, fascinating stories and tasty recipes that offer a glimpse into a man's lifetime and the special women who touched his heart.
Throughout history we have divided ourselves into groupings of "us" and "them". One Family: Indivisible engagingly invites the reader into the deeply spiritual and lifelong journey of the author to find a way to acknowledge our differences without dividing and subdividing ourselves into competing tribes. It is a journey of mountain tops and deep valleys, but it leads to the inclusivity and mutual respect possible with Interfaith. This is a book for seekers of all races, ethnicities, and spiritual paths who search for that elusive goal of a community of love and inclusion that also respects our diversity.
God did not intend for us to live this way.
Life is beyond hectic and the daily grind is exhausting. We're all feeling the pressure to keep up, asking ourselves, "Have I done enough? Do I have enough? Am I good enough? Am I, enough - WHAT, Is Enough"?
The struggle to find the elusive work-life balance that is always just beyond our reach, is intense. And for most of us, true self-care, both physical and spiritual, takes a back seat.
In this process, we get so lost in the things we believe we need to buy, achieve, and produce that we forget WHAT truly matters
What Is Enough guides readers to understand - "The greatest thing you will ever become is accepting of WHAT you already ARE."
- How to overcome self-doubt
- How to get the "weight of the world" off your shoulders
- How to conquer self-deflating ideas that choke out your confidence
- How to rid yourself of the burdensome belief that you must do more to be more
- How to start working from your worth instead of working for it
- How to deal with the anxiety and stress when people hurt you
- And most importantly, That WHAT you've have always been is why you'll always matter
This is the first book in a five-volume series that contains Messages given by the Ascended Masters through their Messenger Tatyana N. Mickushina from 2005 through 2016.
During this time the people of Earth have been given the Teaching of the True purpose of the evolution - the aspiration of every soul to the Creator, to union with God, and adherence to the Highest Moral Law that exists in the Universe. This harmonious Unified Teaching also contains Teachings about the distinction between Good and Evil, the Path of Initiation, the change of consciousness, about Love, Karma, Freedom, happiness, nonviolence, about the Community, and many other Teachings.
Ever wonder how successful people are able to fix failing projects and situations? The Round Table: How to Leverage the Skills of Multiple Professions to Revitalize a Situation, is the blueprint you need to strategically recover. Author Abraham M. Gutsioglou, Ph.D. takes you on a journey through different ways of seeing the world while giving you the techniques and advice you need to revitalize failing situations, so that you can be the fixer companies are raving about. This book inspires you to forget the notion of solving business problems with a single-minded approach and challenges you to find alternative solutions by...- Using a Transformation Model to create business and personal transformations.- Thinking like a(n): - psychologist to give you a deeper understanding of situations. - investigator to remain clear and objective. - researcher to experiment with possibilities. - diagnostician to see the patterns in the symptoms. - air traffic controller to manage a ridiculous number of priorities. - campaign strategist to create something out of nothing. - lawyer to find creative solutions to your problems. It doesn't matter if you are a long-time corporate executive, founder of a start-up company, a board director at a non-profit organization, a seasoned management consultant, or fresh out of school trying to start your career - this book is for you.
Even though anxiety plagues this (almost) thirteen-year-old girl, Grace is eager to conquer her challenges while finding her fun during summer break. Will her determination help her overcome an unexpected dental condition, and will true fun allow Grace to move past life’s interruptions and unavoidable stress of being stared at?
On the brink of teendom, a young girl's life can be fun, exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time! Just ask Grace Archer. When the kindhearted eleven-year-old faces the first day of school after battling an appearance-altering, uncommon form of cancer, her struggle for confidence and happiness is put to the test.
As Grace stumbles and battles sixth-grade bullies, she is supported by loving parents, a younger brother, Eric, a sweet, new pal, Ginger, imaginary fly-friend, Angie -- and a little bit of faith.
"Tales of Grace: A Different Me" is Judy Ryan's debut novel for young readers. It is the first in a series.
David Alan Arnold is an Emmy Award-winning TV cameraman who flies in a helicopter -- but he started his Hollywood career with a broom in his hand. Somehow, sweeping the floor got him into some of the world's biggest TV shows. David's first book tells the unlikely story of mistakes and miracles that took him to some of the most dangerous places on Earth--soaring through the clouds, straight into a deadly phenomenon known as The Deadman's Curve. Buckle up for adventure in the stormy skies of Deadliest Catch and a helicopter ride through the Amazing Race, World Series and Super Bowl. Readers who enjoy real-life adventures full of suspense and humor will love this book.
In this beautifully honest, compassionate and non-judgmental book, Karen Rae points out the differences between a "normie," an alcohol abuser, and an alcoholic. She explains how to help alcoholics and the people who love them come to a greater understanding of each other.
A collection of short poems at the intersection of relationships, physical science, and modern life. Simultaneously familiar and unexpected, the poems remain deeply resonant across a huge range. Some of the pieces are squarely and comfortably placed in the anxiety and humor of our generation.More of them are vast.
Brian Frazer lost touch with his father Sam, who took care of his ill wife for forty years. When she passed, Brian had the chance to reconnect with his father through art. With every new cartoon, Sam came back to life, and so did Brian’s relationship with his dad.
"The Butterfly is a beautiful sight in flight. The sunlight shines through its colorful wings. We say Mother Nature has created a beautiful creature...or did she?"
A group of scientists are experimenting with splicing different insects with silkworms in order to create a stronger silk, when they accidentally create a species of mutant, flesh-eating butterflies that get released on the world. Now they must find a way to stop the killer butterflies before it is too late.
Adam, an agent for the national reconnaissance office, finds himself a victim of an unprovoked attack that lands him in the hospital and being questioned by police. Before he knows it, he slips into a mystery surrounding a secret satellite recovery operation he and his team supported.
Together with his colleagues, they’re forced to search for answers by dodging attacks from The Council as they seek The Great Orbs, which are at the center of the conspiracy. As time runs out, Adam races to discover the secrets of The Council and save himself, the operation, and possibly, the world.
Self-protection expert David Kerr teaches his readers how to avoid violence in the first place, and if you can't avoid it or manage escape, how to survive it. Idiots to Monsters details the author's real-life experiences of dealing with virtually the full spectrum of violent persons and situations, including those you, yourself, may likely encounter. Too often, otherwise rationale people let egoism, stupidity, anxieties, or intoxicants spark dangerous confrontations. Kerr discusses how to handle hostile-aggressive individuals, and offers his unconventional advice on confronting school bullying, road rage, and the abusive spouse or boyfriend, as well as how to spot and avoid being a target for criminals and predators. Just as critical, Kerr tells readers what you can do legally to defend yourself, and what you must do if fighting an aggressor is your best or only option. The author also offers practical advice if confronted by a cold-blooded killer, a "monster," who places no value on your life or those of your kids', be it a school or workplace shooter, a potential domestic terrorist, or an intruder in your home.
Additionally, anyone exploring self-defense instruction will find the author's review of various martial arts and self-protection systems to be essential reading, including advice and opinions regarding the use of weapons for self-defense.
Kerr's insights are especially useful for teens as well, explaining the psychology of fights and sexual aggression, as well as how to survive potential violence at concerts, sporting events, and off-campus parties.
The journal of a boy named Billy was found in the woods. At the time the journal was discovered, Billy had been missing for three months.
It Took Billy is a dark fantasy for adult readers, and centers around a teenage boy and an ancient demon.
This is Billy’s journal.
This is the story of how I discovered The Innovator Brain as a breakthrough for people incorrectly labeled ADHD. It's a guide to living a fulfilling, confident life through understanding the true nature of one's talents and strengths.
Path of the Devil: Camino del Diablo is a story of true events that occurred 1991-1996. DEA Agent Larry Hardin and two private investigators, Jeff Pearce and Randy Torgerson, were determined to bring down the Meraz organization along the southwestern border. For five years the three men spearheaded two separate, and simultaneous investigations in different locations that eventually merged. Jeff and Randy provided information to Larry to build his case when they found the Meraz's were working with corrupt employees of their California client. The Meraz's attempted to murder two DEA agents (1970s) and were connected to the murders of Kiki Camerena, George Montoya, Paul Seema, Jose Montoya, Dan Elkins, and Michael Crowe. Larry was determined to indict the Meraz's.Foreword by Michael Levine, NY Times bestselling author of "Deep Cover" and "The Big White Lie.
“Lorraine glanced through the windows at the open sky, and thought of the daily fear that seized women and girls throughout the world….She thought of the ugliness that had no mercy, the imprisoning evil that had no visible bars, but left so many with inescapable scars.”The novel begins with desperation, the kind that journalist Lorraine Cutler understands as she meets women throughout the United States. Set in 2018, The Third Woman confronts the historical and contemporary violence against women and girls across ethnic, age, and class lines.
The dots on the plains far below were gazelles, zebras, elephants, buffalo and there were probably leopards in the thorn trees, and a lion pride or two. She felt the stirrings of an even deeper passion for Africa and, with it, a longing for a fulfilled life with Zeno. She wondered if they might have a child together. And if they were to be together, could Australia be included in their life in Ethiopia and Kenya?
Young Australian anthropologist Louise Davitt, embarking on an Ethiopian field trip, is soon living with the world's poorest people and sampling their culture in her typically adventurous, passionate and unconventional way. No Turning Back is the story of a girl who grows up loving country Australia and later tries to implement change in the lives of African women.
Set against actual politicial events and cultural realities, the book reveals much about Ethiopia's vulnerability in the face of natural disasters and political turmoil. Louise Davitt's determined pursuit of independence leads her to life-changing situations, often thrilling, sometimes dangerous. A love triangle portends bitter experiences of trauma, illness and loss.
Stretching from the great Ethiopian famine of 1984-85 to the present day, No Turning Back takes readers on a walk with the Hamar tribe, to rural Australia, the UK and to poignant times in New York and Paris. Louise triumphs. Yet she is not a hero - just one who copes with life's wounds. Her personal trauma and grief become a celebration as she taps into the resilience learned from her grandmother and from a magical time spent with women of Ethiopia's nomadic Hamar. Grasping an unusual opportunity, she turns a setback into a challenge and rebuilds not just her own life, but the lives of others.
'A moving tale of cross-cultural endeavour dealing with problems that for millions of people are all too real. Rees's knowledge of this complex world is evident; his compassion for the powerless shines through.' - Cate Kennedy - author of Sing and Don't Cry: a Mexican Journal
'Powerful, realistic and moving - I wept.' - Christine Durham, former Senior Victorian of the Year and author of Doing Up Buttons
Views from the Cockpit: The Journey of a Son is a memoir born from pain. Page by page, year by year, tender father-son memories of airplane watching transform into nightmarish, turbulent family drama.
Upon the discovery that his father had been the victim of severe elder abuse as his health was rapidly deteriorating, the author finds himself reevaluating the decisions his father made throughout his life. With an unshakable ending, the author's probing dissection of a man he thought he knew reckons with disloyalty, depression, religion and death, leaving no stone unturned.
Through sharp, sometimes hilariously brash analysis, decorated in plane metaphors and imagery, the author expresses his commitment to truth with sincerity and transparency. He reaches for forgiveness, understanding and compromise in the face of absurdity and uncompromising rigidity.
Ultimately, he contemplates a different "flight path" drawn from past lessons. He encourages readers to do the same.
A must-read for sons, fathers and families.
Nate is a Narwhal, but he looks nothing like his peers, and it affects his life. How will he be able to overcome the stigma of being different? How can we teach our younger children to overlook and accept others that may not look like us? This book will introduce that concept and hopefully allow you to help your children develop the empathy that will allow them to become better people.
All Mimsy Were the Borogroves is an intimate photographic memoir that reveals the shifting foundations of family when mom, the fulcrum of hearth and home, is diagnosed with a terminal illness and the tendrils of daily life begin to unravel. This book is an invaluable guide for anyone whose life has been touched by Lewy Body Dementia and for everyone else it illuminates what remains when words detach from meaning and dying becomes an intrinsic part of living.
A heartfelt portrait of how senior canine companions inspire us to live our best life.
There is something unique about adopting an animal whose years are limited. It helps us uncover what is really important and to navigate our own humanity.
Meet Annie, an old dog the shelter deemed unadoptable. Annie’s uplifting story encourages us to take a chance on elderly, disabled, or challenged rescue pets. They reward us with daily lessons in love, resilience, hope, and grace.
Amina Warsuma calls Harlem her hometown, and that's where she spent her childhood and college years. She attended Monroe College, earning an associate's degree in business. She went on to acquire a degree in cinema production and producing from Los Angeles City College. Warsuma worked as an international fashion model for ten years, traveling all over the world and appearing in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and many other publications. She is also a writer, most notably penning articles for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine and contributing to the style blog for Huffington Post. She can be found online at ablackmodelinparis.com or on Twitter as @AminaWarsuma.
Kylie Jo died instantly when a light gauge shotgun discharged striking her in the forehead. As the sheriffs arrived at the scene, Ricky Lee, her boyfriend, gave 2 conflicting statements about how she died, neither of which agreed with the wealth of physical evidence in the room and on the body.
Kylie Jo was stunningly beautiful, an accomplished college sophomore and the daughter every parent would love to have. If she had a weakness it was her choice in boyfriends. Her most recent, for the past two years, was someone her parents wished she had never met.
Ricky Lee’s parents wished they didn’t have to yet again call upon Ian Weintraub, an old friend, and skilled lawyer, to save the life of their son now facing the death penalty. Ian Weintraub, a decorated Vietnam era Marine, had previously helped Ricky Lee with his legal problems. Ian’s experience as a combat hardened veteran will be put to the test as he prepares for the fight of his life.
The Sheriff and the District Attorney say it is murder, first degree at that. Kylie Jo’s father, a senior member of the editorial staff at the largest newspaper on the West Coast, is lobbying with all his resources for a conviction. But is it murder, or a horrifically tragic accident?
A life hangs in the balance, and Ian will strain every fiber of his being to convince a California jury to spare Ricky’s life for this tragedy.