Good Morning Granny Rose

Good Morning  Granny Rose Author Warren Ludwig
ISBN-10 0399219501
Release 1990
Pages 32
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Granny Rose and her old dog Henry get lost in a blizzard and share a cave with a sleepy bear.



The Art of Salvage

The Art of Salvage Author Bill Morgan
ISBN-10 0997404108
Release 2016-04-30
Pages 78
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Poetry. Bill Morgan's debut poetry collection, THE ART OF SALVAGE, finds value—sometimes even treasure and joy—in unpromising materials. Exploring themes including sexuality and the aging body, the beautiful and jarring intricacies to be found in unlikely corners of the natural world (especially the poet's Central Illinois home), and the vein of gold running amid the quotidian, Morgan attempts "to salvage poems from the detritus of the day." But this gold is not easily reclaimed. Salvage demands the poet's trained eye to earn wisdom from loss or recoup delight from a moment's mindfulness. Morgan's poems insist on an honest reckoning and prove what we salvage is never simple or automatic: it is a tireless endeavor of body, mind, and spirit leading to hard- won rewards. "This book of poems, born of a sensibility at once keenly precise and easeful, is breathtaking. And breath- making: Bill Morgan knows how to watch intently, how to burrow in and bear down, but he also knows how to listen, how to hold, how to care—for lover, creature, flower, and finally, for self. These poems are huge of heart. Love- swollen. Generous of mind and eye. They don't merely bear witness, share, or innovate; they teach. They teach us how to live. Deeply sensual, THE ART OF SALVAGE models, in line after masterful line, the kind of communion—with other beings, with the natural world, with memory—that makes life truly meaningful. THE ART OF SALVAGE—of rescue, of reclamation—is above all else an art of healing: intimacy at its truest. This is a profoundly courageous, vulnerable, and necessary book."—Kirstin Hotelling Zona, editor, SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) "In his author note, Bill Morgan says that '[a]t night..., he hunches over a keyboard and tries to salvage poems from the detritus of the day.' Well, he's salvaged a book, refurbishing a pocket watch, restoring the prairie, and bringing his father back to life, all with the quiet, natural perfection of a damaged starfish growing a new limb. These are poems with gravitas and levitas, heavy with knowledge and pain yet willing and able to fly up, singing, an exaltation of skylarks. THE ART OF SALVAGE is a book full of 'intimate gravity,' and a tough one—as he says of his lady love, 'the genuine article.'"—Kathleen Kirk, poetry editor, Escape Into Life "'Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? / Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—' If in 'To Autumn' Keats did his part to convey some of that deep, otherworldly and humane music, then in THE ART OF SALVAGE Bill Morgan does his, as well. Morgan presents us with his own landscape of loss, arrived at through the vicissitudes of aging, but he, too, explores feelingly his circumstances, and so locates surprising, vital images and makes powerful, elegiac and celebratory, music. Bend close, reader, and, darkling, listen."—Michael Theune, author of Structure & Surprise: Engaging Poetic Turns "From now on, when I'm asked what I want for my birthday, I'm going to say I want Bill Morgan's gifts. I want his ability to root the mystical in the mundane, to find just the right image, the telling detail to carry the metaphor. I want his vision, his ability to see the universal in the personal and to make us all see it and feel it. I want those skills and if I can't have them, at least I can read them again and again. And I will."—Michael Cain, editor, Seventh Dream Press "Bill Morgan's poems accompany us on a journey through the rich and mysterious territory of the aging process. These poems address wisdom and tenderness, a path that those of us fortunate to live a long life will all one day have to walk. This is poetry that enlightens, that deepens our awareness of what it means to be human, and most of all, nourishes the soul."—Judith Valente, correspondent, PBS-TV and WGLT Radio



The Wigan Hammer

The Wigan Hammer Author Steve Taberner
ISBN-10 9781468578720
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 564
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Expect the unexpected with every turn of the page, a story told from the heart unlike any other. I defy any reader not to enjoy it as you experience for yourself ‘the battle between the ring and the mind’. Steve Taberner will take you on a journey like no other, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Bev Hornby Editor & Proof Reader The Wigan Hammer is an inspiring true life story of a developing young adult who is suddenly drawn into a kickboxing career from an unusual meeting with a local fight promoter. Not only does this present a chance to fulfil some of his childhood fantasies, but also an opportunity to overcome his boyhood fears. A tough environment that will test all that men fear ‘the power of the mind’ that plunges him into a world of fighting where he doesn’t really belong.



As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying Author William Faulkner
ISBN-10 9781446485514
Release 2013-07-05
Pages 256
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The death and burial of Addie Bundren is told by members of her family, as they cart the coffin to Jefferson, Mississippi, to bury her among her people. And as the intense desires, fears and rivalries of the family are revealed in the vernacular of the Deep South, Faulkner presents a portrait of extraordinary power - as epic as the Old Testament, as American as Huckleberry Finn.



Rewrite Your Life

Rewrite Your Life Author Jessica Lourey
ISBN-10 9781633410510
Release 2017-05-01
Pages 264
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According to common wisdom, we all have a book inside of us. Every author calls on, crystallizes, and shades his or her life experiences to craft fiction, whether they’re writing world-bending sci fi or a thinly veiled autobiography. It is precisely those most conflict-ridden moments of our lives—the tragedies, humiliations, and terrors—that shape the best stories. But how do we select and then write our most significant story—the one that helps us to evolve and invites pure creativity into our lives; the one that people line up to read? In Rewrite Your Life, creative writing professor, sociologist, and popular fiction author Jess Lourey guides you through the redemptive process of writing a healing novel that recycles and transforms your most precious resources—your own emotions and experiences. This fact-to-fiction process provides not only the essential building blocks of best-selling novels, but is also personally transformative. Based on the process the author developed and field-tested in the wake of her husband’s suicide, Rewrite Your Life is devoted to the practice of discovering, healing, and evolving through fiction writing. It combines research, practical and engaging guidance, and personal experience to meet readers where they are and take their creativity and personal growth to the next level. Tender, raw, and laugh-out-loud funny, Rewrite Your Life offers both a map and a compass for those seeking to harvest their life experiences to heal, lead a more authentic life, and craft a rich, powerful work of fiction.



The Way of Letting Go

The Way of Letting Go Author Wilma Derksen
ISBN-10 9780310348245
Release 2017-02-21
Pages 240
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Maybe it was the sting of remarks from a relative or friend. Maybe a miscarriage ended your hopes for a family. For all of your heartbreaks, maybe you wished there was someone to help you through. For Wilma Derksen, letting go of the 15 misconceptions about grief led her back to hope. In this book she tells how you can do the same. Wilma’s world collapsed when her teenage daughter, Candace, was taken hostage and murdered. Wilma now shares her choices to “let go” of heartbreak, which gave her the courage to navigate through the dark waters of sorrow. Like Wilma, maybe your heartbreak forced you to retreat from happy expectations, of believing that life is fair, of finding closure for every circumstance. She encourages patiently: let go of the happy ending, let go of perfect justice, let go of fear, and let go of closure. Wilma's wisdom will help you overcome your broken heart, and her advice will enable you to break free of pain to live a life of true joy.



Alive Whole Amputation

Alive   Whole Amputation Author Dee Malchow
ISBN-10 1539012344
Release 2016-10-05
Pages 170
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Losing a limb will impact every aspect of a person's life. This book describes the emotional process that a person may experience in adjusting to limb loss. Based on the author's own story and professional experience, it also includes input from many other amputees. Dee Malchow is an amputation nurse specialist who underwent a below knee amputation at age 19 from a boating accident. Since then Dee has interacted with over 3000 amputees through her job, skiing, soccer, mission work in Sierra Leone, and prosthetic research. She received her Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Nursing at the University of Washington. Dee is married to Jim Malchow and lives north of Seattle, Washington. They have two grown married children who have provided them with eight delightful grandchildren. See more at http: //deemalchow.weebly.com "Dee Malchow, RN writes with wisdom, emotion and incredible insight. Her book, based on her own experience, and in providing care and support to thousands of others with limb loss, provides help and guidance to those with amputation. As an Orthopaedic Surgeon, who has worked closely with Dee over the years, I continue to learn from her about how individuals cope, heal, struggle, and succeed. She has certainly taught me more than anyone else about being 'Alive and Whole.'" Douglas G Smith, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington



Junkbox Diaries

Junkbox Diaries Author Herbert Stepherson
ISBN-10 1941049702
Release 2017-01-06
Pages 182
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What is a junkbox? A person who is just so all consumed by addiction and drugs that they do not care about what goes into their body. They don't shower, barely eat, and only sleep as a result of a high heroin dose. Herb Stepherson has been involved in the fight of his life for 14 years. Today, he celebrates life as an intervention coordinator!



Goldfinder

Goldfinder Author Keith Jessop
ISBN-10 9780471045465
Release 2002-02-28
Pages 432
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The True Story of $100 Million in Lost Russian Gold -and One Man's Lifelong Quest to Recover It Keith Jessop and Neil Hanson "Outstanding, inspiring, and beautifully told. No true tale of the sea makes better reading."-Clive Cussler Here is the true tale of a small-time salvage diver, the crushing depths of the sea, and the richest prize ever found-$100 million in pure gold. Follow salvage diver Keith Jessop as he battles nature, governments, traitors, salvage monopolies, and, of course, lawyers to claim the grand prize of wrecks-the HMS Edinburgh. Filled with ten tons of Russian gold, the ship had been sought by many, but never found. Through unyielding determination, extraordinary physical prowess, and keen intelligence, Keith Jessop risks all to reach his final destination, and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.



Salvaging My Identity

Salvaging My Identity Author Rachel Lovingood
ISBN-10 1430032480
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 184
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Salvaging My Identity has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Salvaging My Identity also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Salvaging My Identity book for free.



The Summer of the Bear

The Summer of the Bear Author Bella Pollen
ISBN-10 9780802195586
Release 2011-06-07
Pages 448
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With her fifth novel, critically acclaimed writer and journalist Bella Pollen takes readers into the private dynamics of a family grappling with the loss of father and husband in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, where between elemental beauty and utter bleakness, strange forces are at play. In 1980 Germany, under Cold War tension, a mole is suspected in the British Embassy. When the clever diplomat Nicky Fleming dies suddenly and suspiciously, it’s convenient to brand him the traitor. But was his death an accident, murder, or suicide? As the government digs into Nicky’s history, his wife, Letty, relocates with her three children to a remote Scottish island hoping to salvage their family. But the isolated shores of her childhood retreat only intensify their distance, and it is Letty’s brilliant and peculiar youngest child, Jamie, who alone holds on to the one thing he’s sure of: his father has promised to return and he was a man who never broke a promise. Exploring the island, Jamie and his teenaged sisters discover that a domesticated brown bear has been marooned on shore, hiding somewhere among the seaside caves. Jamie feels that the bear may have a strange connection to his father, and as he seeks the truth, his father’s story surfaces unexpected ways. Bella Pollen has an uncanny ability to capture the unnoticeable moments in which families grow quiet. A novel about the corrosive effects of secrets and the extraordinary imagination of youth, The Summer of the Bear is Pollen’s most ambitious and affecting book yet.



Hot Lights Cold Steel

Hot Lights  Cold Steel Author Dr. Michael J. Collins
ISBN-10 9781429903073
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 320
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When Michael Collins decides to become a surgeon, he is totally unprepared for the chaotic life of a resident at a major hospital. A natural overachiever, Collins' success, in college and medical school led to a surgical residency at one of the most respected medical centers in the world, the famed Mayo Clinic. But compared to his fellow residents Collins feels inadequate and unprepared. All too soon, the euphoria of beginning his career as an orthopedic resident gives way to the feeling he is a counterfeit, an imposter who has infiltrated a society of brilliant surgeons. This story of Collins' four-year surgical residency traces his rise from an eager but clueless first-year resident to accomplished Chief Resident in his final year. With unparalleled humor, he recounts the disparity between people's perceptions of a doctor's glamorous life and the real thing: a succession of run down cars that are towed to the junk yard, long weekends moonlighting at rural hospitals, a family that grows larger every year, and a laughable income. Collins' good nature helps him over some of the rough spots but cannot spare him the harsh reality of a doctor's life. Every day he is confronted with decisions that will change people's lives-or end them-forever. A young boy's leg is mangled by a tractor: risk the boy's life to save his leg, or amputate immediately? A woman diagnosed with bone cancer injures her hip: go through a painful hip operation even though she has only months to live? Like a jolt to the system, he is faced with the reality of suffering and death as he struggles to reconcile his idealism and aspiration to heal with the recognition of his own limitations and imperfections. Unflinching and deeply engaging, Hot Lights, Cold Steel is a humane and passionate reminder that doctors are people too. This is a gripping memoir, at times devastating, others triumphant, but always compulsively readable.



Homegoing

Homegoing Author Yaa Gyasi
ISBN-10 9781101947142
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 320
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Winner of the NBCC's John Leonard First Book Prize A New York Times 2016 Notable Book One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016 NPR's Debut Novel of the Year One of Buzzfeed's Best Fiction Books Of 2016 One of Time's Top 10 Novels of 2016 “Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day. Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization. The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.



Eating Mindfully

Eating Mindfully Author Susan Albers
ISBN-10 9781608823321
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 312
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What would it be like to really savor your food? Instead of grabbing a quick snack on your way out the door or eating just to calm down at the end of a stressful day, isn’t it about time you let yourself truly appreciate a satisfying, nourishing meal? In our modern society, weight concerns, obesity rates, and obsession with appearance have changed the way we look at food—and not necessarily for the better. If you have ever snacked when you weren’t hungry, have used guilt as a guide for your eating habits, or have cut calories even when you felt hungry, you have experienced “mindless” eating firsthand. This mindless approach to food is dangerous, and can have serious health and emotional consequences. But if you’ve been mindlessly eating all your life, it can be difficult to make a change. When it comes down to it, you must take a whole new approach to eating—but where do you begin? Practicing mindful eating habits may be just the thing to make that important change. In fact, it might just be the answer you’ve been searching for all these years. The breakthrough approaches in Eating Mindfully, by Susan Albers, use mindfulness-based psychological practices to take charge of cravings so they can eat when they are hungry and stop when they feel full. Ten years after the release of the first edition, this book continues to help thousands of readers change the way they approach mealtime. So what’s changed? For starters, there is a new section that focuses on the “occasional mindless eater.” This second edition emphasizes that mindful eating isn’t only for those on a diet or for those who have severely problematic eating habits—it’s for everyone. In addition, this new edition features over 50 new tips for eating mindfully. Inside, you will learn how to be more aware of what you eat, get to know your fullness and hunger cues, and how to savor and appreciate every bite. You will also learn how mindlessness corrupts the way you eat, and how it can manifest in a number of different eating problems. No matter where you are in your journey toward mindful eating, this book will be an invaluable resource, and you will gain insight into how mindfulness can provide you with the skills needed to control the way you eat—leading to a healthier, happier life.



Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the Journey Author Perry McKinney
ISBN-10 9781483574301
Release 2016-06-30
Pages 76
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Enjoy the Journey spans, with brevity but great candor and sensitivity, the life thus far of Perry McKinney, who traded early that of a successful entrepreneur for that of a hobo in the traditional sense of the word. His story begins in the then-military town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Looked after to the extent that he was able by their divorced father, Perry, identical twin Conrad, and two sisters lived with their alcoholic mother, the boys shining shoes in Portsmouth’s 20 or so bars to earn money for necessities until all the children were removed to foster homes. More or less a “loner” from youth, Perry nevertheless describes, matter-of-factly, but with genuine appreciation and fondness, a handful of associates and friends as well as immediate and extended family, and a pair of boats that afforded dramatically different experiences. A run for class president taught Perry all he wanted to know about politics, the library how much is to be learned from books, and observation of animals much of what he came to understand about life. Perry imparts the flavor of the Portsmouth in which he grew up, of its local “institutions,” and of a short-lived business career, begun while still in high school, that amassed considerable holdings worth substantial sums before he chucked it all to “hit the road” in earnest. Those travels took him far afield, deep into the south and far into the north. Perry learned early to plan his itineraries around cities in order to avoid trouble, and a natural affability served him well when riding in the cars of strangers. How to dress effectively for the cold, to build a fire in a boxcar, and forage for food and drink in field and convenience store were among the survival skills cultivated by Perry, whose lifelong love of animals impelled him to share with them whatever largesse he came by. Two skunks, in particular, became fast friends for the duration of a return to Portsmouth during which Perry made his home under a bridge. Although Perry wasn’t bothered by, indeed, found peace and joy in, the frequent aloneness he experienced, over time the comfort afforded by vodka took a toll on his health. He ultimately ended up in hospital, and eventually, with the support of his brother, with whom he reconnected periodically throughout his years “on the road,” in rehab. The new millennium found Perry back in mainstream life, surprised and baffled by cell phones and cars with computers that honked when locked. He accepted into his life a bare minimum of all this “progress”—he declined a laptop and blackberry, but accepted a simple phone with which he could keep in touch with family and a handful of friends; he acquired a turn-of-the-century automobile that he only later discovered incorporated a rudimentary computer (that has been the only thing to malfunction in the vehicle). Perry painted houses in his youth, began to paint in watercolors and oils during his travels. Today, comfortably resettled in the community of his birth, Perry continues to express himself through this talent, and a newfound penchant for writing. He also continues to befriend animals, a pair of seagulls among frequent visitors to the small building from which he administers a municipal boat launch. This modest structure is also significant in having reunited Perry briefly with one of his dearest of human friends, who passed away during the writing of this book, and in being the focus of what has become an enduring tradition at Christmastime—as the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard across the river from Perry’s “shack” replaces each year with red and green many of the white lights in the enormous stiff-leg derrick that towers over the facility, so Perry drapes along the roof and onto a small pine tree from his late friend’s tree farm a string of vintage-style lights of the large bulb variety.



Old Noah s Elephants

Old Noah s Elephants Author Warren Ludwig
ISBN-10 0399222561
Release 1991
Pages 32
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When the misbehavior of the two elephants aboard Noah's ark threatens the survival of the other animals, God tells Noah that the solution is to tickle the hyena.



Redemption

Redemption Author Mike Wilkerson
ISBN-10 143352077X
Release 2011
Pages 207
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This story-oriented recovery book unfolds the back-story of redemption in Exodus to show how Jesus redeems us from the slavery of abuse and addiction and restores us to our created purpose, the worship of God.