Sometimes a fellow just doesn't fit in, at least in the usual places. Sometimes he finds a sense of belonging elsewhere--on the edges of a pond, in a championship wrestling match, in a meandering stream. Sometimes it takes a thousand repetitions before "Something" connects. And then it does.
Barbara Allan’s introduction to the prison system came after her husband murdered his own father. Before that, she had faced her husband’s alcoholism, his violent episodes, and multiple attempts to protect herself and her two daughters. But it was her confrontation with the criminal-justice system that has stuck with her—for almost fifty years.
Nancy Thomason lived with a mother who was paranoid schizophrenic, a diagnosis known only after she was institutionalized. Until then, no one talked about it. Not the police who visited often. Not Nancy's friends who were busy being teenagers. Not her school teachers and counselors, who wondered what was going on. Not the social workers who found a place for her and her brother to live. No one had a word for what her mother left behind. Except hell.
She lived in four worlds that in some ways never touched each other, except through her story. She had a German mother, a fragile survivor of World War II. She had an African-American father, with roots deep in the sharecropping South. She grew up on a U.S. Army base in post-war Germany, in many ways the safest of her worlds. She moved onto an army base in Missouri, a real world that posed the most danger.
Frankie Neptune left driving a New York City taxi and a career in academia to become a NYC police officer. It was a tough time—back in the seventies and into the early nineties—to be a cop. Crime was soaring, and the city was wild.
Jakob Grigorievich Oksner and his wife, Emiliya Grigorievna, are historic characters who inspired this novel about the persecution of German-Russians, who were often summarily arrested, forced to work in slave labor camps, and executed during Stalin purges of the late 1930s. It is a story of love, faith, and tragedy.
"Intrepid Faith" tells the true story of early Mormon pioneer Joseph Holbrook who journeys across the treacherous plains and mountains to settle in the Salt Lake Valley as a member of the Brigham Young Wagon Train Company of 1848. The story begins when Joseph is taken away from his mother and siblings to live with his grandparents. Growing up on their large family farm in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, allows him to develop into a serious and hard-working young man who feels a yearning for something greater. His prayer is answered when his cousin, Mary Ann Angell, the future Mrs. Brigham Young, loans him her copy of The Book of Mormon. The journey ahead for Joseph and his family proves to be possible only for those with the deepest of faith.
When he walked into the club, the first thing he saw was the hat. She was on the smaller of two stages, lovely, leggy, and blonde. He ordered a water and took a seat. He was a fifty-something guy, a little depressed, despite the trappings of success. He had a business, a house, a wife, but he hadn't felt alive in a while. Now he did. It was a fool's tale.
Have you written a memoir—or thought about writing one? Have you tried to get published—or wondered how hard it would be? This step-by-step book takes the mystery out of the process and inserts the magic.
Born of the synchronicity the author experienced in meditation, these two books link the personal with the cosmic.
In the great tradition of Aesop, Odysseys from Homer is a collection of three fanciful animal stories that reveal our virtues and our faults as humans.
A modern mystery set in a 16th-century English mansion with stories to tell.
Mama Mia! is a tribute to growing up Italian and the food that impacted Chef Franco's life. It's filled with family stories and the recipes that he learned at home and now uses in his restaurant.
Pathway to Freedom includes teachings on the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, the Four Divine Abidings of Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity, as well as reflections on Awareness vs. Insight, Dissolving Duality, and an original Map of Practice outlining the highs and low, pitfalls, challenges and insights you are likely to encounter in a long term spiritual practice.