Up the Lazy River

Author: Lea Braden

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475956789

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 539

Science teacher Samantha Grant thinks the final step in the pursuit of her new life in picturesque River Bend will be simple. Unfortunately, she could not be more wrong. As she walks into Al Roth's Roth Restoration Inc., to view the remodeling plans for her newly inherited home, Samantha has no idea she is about to stumble into the middle of a murder mystery. Told that Al is out of the office by his wife, Claire, Samantha begins poring over the renovation plans. But when foreman Steve Kovacev bursts into the office to report a foul smell in a building, he asks the women to come with him to investigate. Moments later, the trio discovers the remains of Al Roth, community leader, provider of second chances to ex-convicts, and bankroller to his army buddies. When Claire hesitantly agrees to talk with the police, Samantha accompanies her for support and immediately finds herself plunged into an investigation fueled by deception, revenge, and the kidnapping of her beloved Shih Tzu, Bo. In this exciting murder mystery set in a sleepy town next to a gentle river, Samantha must rely on her scientific prowess to discover the truth. Now only time will tell if she will find the answers in time to save Bo and prevent another murder.

Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Author: Charles L. Vogel MD,Laura M. Freedman MD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1669815382

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 198

View: 5360

Written by oncologists and patients, the authors have presented real, inspirational clinical histories specifically for patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Having been told by their doctors that MBC is “treatable but not curable,” many focus on the word incurable. This book describes the clinical courses of thirty-nine woman and one man living with MBC often many years beyond what statistics would predict. These are stories of coping, courage, adaptation, prolonged survivals, true grit, and occasional miracles. After reading this book, it is hoped that the reader will gain hope and persevere, feeling that they, too, can beat the statistics.

I Dreamed of Africa

Author: Kuki Gallmann

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966408

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7578

‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

What Are You Wearing to Die?

Author: Patricia Sprinkle

Publisher: NYLA

ISBN: 1641970006

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8406

A Thoroughly Southern Mystery #10 Georgia magistrate MacLaren Yarbrough always laughs at her husband’s threat to handcuff her to her desk to keep her from ‘snooping on the sinister.” But when Starr Knight, the wild and flamboyant taxidermist’s daughter’s death is ruled an accident, MacLaren can’t help but be curious as to why Starr was found wearing an outfit she literally wouldn’t be caught dead in!! Then another woman is killed wearing atypical clothes, there isn’t a desk or handcuff strong enough to keep Mac for searching their closets...for skeletons!!! “Folksy, well-developed characters; plot twists; details of taxidermy; and a glimpse of the trials of small-business owners in rural America add to the story.” –Booklist “Patricia Sprinkle is a modern master of the classic cozy mystery.” —Nancy Pickard “As Southern as Sunday fried chicken and sweet tea... Come for one visit and you’ll always return.” —Carolyn Hart “Sprinkle has a gift for developing a full, rich world.” —Publisher’s Weekly “Sprinkle entertains and enchants her readers. Her characters are so real you’ll find yourself believing you grew up with them.” —Christian Retailing "Sprinkle has a real eye for regional culture and traditions. . . . She tackles weighty subject matter with a steady hand and a reassuring touch.”—Atlanta Journal Constitution "Sprinkle’s characters are fantastic, her Southern settings shine, and her stories always mesmerize.” —Roundtable Reviews

A Poison Apple

Author: Michel Laub

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473524318

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4551

*Selected as one of the Best Books 2017 in the Financial Times* 'One of Brazil’s finest authors offers a meditation on betrayal, guilt, survival and the many ways in which personal and collective histories collide' - Ángel Gurría-Quintana Is it better to burn out than to fade away? An entrancing novel of loss and regret, from the prizewinning Brazilian novelist Michel Laub. In this sinuous meditation on passion, youth and guilt, a man looks back over twenty years to his relationship with his first love, Valeria, and its tragic climax.. They both had tickets to Nirvana in 1993, the only gig the band ever played in Brazil. But he was on military service and failed to join her. She was there with his best friend instead. Consumed by insecurities and tricks of memory, he continues to feel, two decades later, that one fateful night has defined his entire adult life. Entwining this most personal story with seminal events of the 1990s, A Poison Apple circles around and back to some of the biggest questions: what is a life worth? What does it mean to really commit to living? And can we ever break free of the past? Successor to his prizewinning Diary of the Fall, this is a beautiful and haunting novel that shows Michel Laub at his mesmeric best.

Zen Confidential

Author: Shozan Jack Haubner

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611800331

Category: Religion

Page: 289

View: 1762

A screenwriter and stand-up comic’s hilarious and profound account of his journey into Zen monkhood—featuring a foreword by Leonard Cohen Shozan Jack Haubner is the David Sedaris of Zen Buddhism: a brilliant humorist and analyst of human foibles, whose hilarity is informed by the profound insights that have dawned on him—as he's stumbled and fallen into spirituall practice. Raised in a truly strange family of Mel-Gibson-esque Catholic extremists, he went on to study philosophy (becoming very un-Catholic in the process) and to pursue a career as a screenwriter and stand-up comic in the clubs of L.A. How he went from life in the fast lane to life on the stationary meditation cushion is the subject of this laugh-out-loud funny account of his experiences. Whether he’s dealing with the pranks of a juvenile delinquent assistant in the monastery kitchen or experiencing profound compassion in the presence of his spiritual teacher, Haubner’s voice is one you'll be compelled to listen to. Not only because it’s highly entertaining, but because of its remarkable insight into the human condition.

A Pilgrim's Almanac

Author: Edward Hays

Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing

ISBN: 9780939516124

Category: Reference

Page: 228

View: 9511

Here's a book that's a royal feast for the soul. The reflections herein are designed for those who have little time but a large hunger for the spiritual. Read as directed, it will provide a daily sustenance of creative insights on how to live a life that is whole and holy. Illustrations by the author.

How to Make Divorce Fun

Author: Rhonda Remington AND ROCK JOHNSON

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1645449165

Category: Self-Help

Page: 125

View: 4582

Anyone who has been through a divorce can tell you that it is a sad, miserable experience. The cruelest part of divorce is that it is the death of a dream. Both parties feel angry and betrayed, and they want to lash out at the other person. This anger and animosity can be unbearably painful. The good news is that it does not have to be this way. Don't pick up that hatchet just yet. Yes, you heard us right: DIVORCE CAN BE FUN! This witty and charming book offers a quick read guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone regardless of how depressed they may be. It offers hilarious and real-world advice for people facing this horrible tragedy. DON'T SURVIVE DIVORCE; HAVE FUN WITH IT.

What Will I Wear to Your Funeral?

Author: Kellie Curtain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780648043614

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 1559

A story about love and how a family prepares for the death of their mother. It's ordinarily beautiful. Funny, heartbreaking and true.