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martedì 6 aprile 2021

The Last Bookshop in London: A Novel of World War II by Madeline Martin

 

 

“An irresistible tale which showcases the transformative power of literacy, reminding us of the hope and sanctuary our neighborhood bookstores offer during the perilous trials of war and unrest.”

—KIM MICHELE RICHARDSON, author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

August 1939: London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she finds on her arrival were not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London.

Through blackouts and air raids as the Blitz intensifies, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreamed—a force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war.

“A gorgeously written story of love, friendship, and survival set against the backdrop of WWII-era London.”

—JILLIAN CANTOR, author of In Another Time and Half Life

“A love letter to the power of books to unite us, to hold the world together when it’s falling apart around our ears. This fresh take on what London endured during WWII should catapult Madeline Martin to the top tier of historical fiction novelists.”

—KAREN ROBARDS, author of The Black Swan of Paris

A Short History of Significant American Recessions, Depressions, and Panics: Why Conservative Economic Theory Does Not Work by Scott Belford

 

 

If you look carefully at the chart on the front cover, you will notice that prior to WW II there was a significant number of Recessions, Depressions, and Panics. Yet, after WW II, there was a noticeable absence of these downturns; and they were both smaller in size and in duration – this is not by accident. This book explores why such a dichotomy exists and who or what is responsible for it. We dig deep into what classical (conservative) economics means and what so-called liberal economics consists of. We look into why and where each is the same and each is different. To understand this is to understand what politicians are telling you and to help determine the veracity of what you are hearing. Through an analysis of over two dozen major recessions, depressions, and panics that have occurred in our 200+ years as a nation we gain an understanding of the five factors needed to have a major downturn. These same five factors were present in the Long Depression in the mid-1800s as well as the Great 2008 Recession. Understanding that this is, in fact, true will help guide you on who to vote for in order to produce the best possible economic outcome for you.

Heroes or Liars by Raod Mehr

 

 

If you are looking for a novel to take you to a long time ago, when heroes walked the earth, this book is for you! It tells you that imposters walked the same grounds! One of them knew human weaknesses, desires, and longings. Using those dark corners in the human mind where ruthless shadows lurked, he took control of his followers' willpower. He turned them into passionate flying daggers to do his bidding. He was a master of deception and showed the world how malleable the human mind could be. The question was: how did he come about, and how to break free from the claws of his tricks?

I'll Follow the Moon — 10th Anniversary Collector's Edition by Stephanie Lisa Tara (Author), Lee Edward Fodi (Illustrator)

 

 

OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD--Double-gold medalist begins simply in baby sea turtle's voice: "I'm coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon."

Celebrating the love between mother and child comes an achingly beautiful story that has captured hearts around the world. Written by a new mom, by accident, when she sang a little song to her fussing newborn, I'll Follow the Moon proudly donates proceeds to charity: every book saves a turtle.

[G]orgeous watercolors chronicle the journey of a baby sea turtle from its hatching to its first swim in the sea." --Kirkus Reviews

"[C]aptivates children with poetry..." --New York Times

"[A] tiny one-inch hatchling teaches the world about courage...utterly magnificent..." --San Francisco Chronicle

"[B]aby turtle wins hearts everywhere, expect your kids to hug you tight after the first read...expect to be asked to read again and again and again..." --USA Today

"[I]'m coming Mama, I'll see you soon, I know just how, I'll follow the moon...we can't get baby turtle's song out of our heads....achingly sweet little bedtime book for wee ones." --Huffington Post

"[N]o surprise at all that this book has a worldwide toddler-cult following...baby turtles serenades us all so sweetly with his song of home. Proceeds to turtle charities too!" --National Geographic

"[H]ats off to this turtle hatchling who has garnered millions of fans across the planet...a tiny activist who is saving his own kind...bravo." --World Wildlife Fund

"[S]tephanie Lisa Tara and Canadian illustrator Lee Edward Fodi have teamed up to create a lyrical rendition of a green sea turtle's first glimpse of life. Hatched on a moon-washed beach, the baby turtle finds its way by instinct across the expanse of sand to the sea and a rendezvous with its mother. Written in simple verse in the first person, the rhythmic text is full of action and sensory detail and loaded with alliteration and onomatopoeia for an enjoyable read-aloud. The refrain, "I'm coming, Mama..." repeated on each double page spread, is soothing and reassuring of the joyful reunion to come. The atmosphere of a quiet but determined struggle to break free of the egg soon gives way to growing excitement as the turtle mingles with fellow hatchlings and catches his first tempting sensations: the smell of salt air, the sight of the moon's glow, the gentle touch and beckoning sounds of the waves rushing to shore. Once he's free of the land, new motions take over: gulp, spin, float, swim...The final happy refrain is new and satisfying: "I'm here, Mama - here with you. I know I'd find you, Moon did too. "[F]ramed by endpapers of soft, limitless, under sea green, Fodi's delightful illustrations feature an animated and engaging baby emerging from an egg buried in golden sand. With other tiny turtles, he is shown plowing through the damp sand, sampling the salty sea air and marching unerringly toward the moonlight glimmer, his guide to the ocean. Once afloat, he soon comes face to face with "eyes like mine" in his new watery home. The gold of sand, blue of sky and green of the sea repeated throughout the book bring a sense of harmony. The turtle is the focal point of all the pictures. The illustrator has carefully integrated the turtle's actions with Tara's verse which relies heavily on verbs: roll, slide, tumble......crawl, scoop, shove. Young children will be propelled through the story in the illustrations as well as the text." *Highly Recommended. Gillian Richardson, who lives in BC, is a former teacher-librarian and freelance writer. --Canadian Materials Magazine, Gillian Richardson

"[I]n this tranquil bedtime story, a baby sea turtle hatches on the beach and wants to find his mother. And he knows just how -- he 'll follow the moon! --Books of Wonder

 

Crimes of the Levee (Levee District) by John Sturgeon

 

 

"This series is perfect for fans of historical crime!" –Anne Bonny Book Reviews

It is 1905, and Chicago is an open town. The most accessible part of town is the Levee District. It is an area of the city that's hard to tell the crooks from the cops. There are brothels, madams, opium dens, gambling joints and plenty of alcohol, but it all comes at a price in the Levee, and the two Ward Aldermen get their share of every vice's dollar. With the hanging of serial killer, Simon Kluge, police Detective Patrick Moses is suddenly without a case. Before Moses can relax, he is approached by an aging retail mogul who asks him to investigate the mysterious shooting of his son.

As Moses gets deeper into both cases, he realizes that in the Levee there are a lot of people who don't want the two cases solved, including the police and the Ward Aldermen.

 

Black as Knight (Kenard Chronicles Book 1) by Moriah Jovan

 

 

Newly made English earl Grimme Kyneward must take a noblewoman to wife to keep his lands and his life, but even if he knew how to woo a woman, he doesn’t have time to do it properly. What does a knight do when he has no prospects for a bride, but needs to get one as quickly as possible? He snatches her, of course.

Never mind that Lady Brìghde Fàileach is the wrong bride; she has her own reasons for wanting to marry the first earl who plucks her out of her wedding just before she’s forced to say “I do.” That the earl has a deep and abiding aversion to brunettes is convenient for her, and the fact that he is also in need of a castellain to run his chaotic household is even better.

She is fully aware that a man in need of a noble wife will also be in need of legitimate heirs, but she readily agrees to it, freeing her from her father and fiancé forever, and giving her power to rule his household, which includes all his mistresses and bastard sons.

Grimme has no desire to bed Brìghde, but he must have a legitimate heir. Brìghde has no need to bed Grimme, but she’s absolutely certain she’ll enjoy the experience. And on the journey from her wedding to his lands, Grimme and Brìghde forge a friendship he is certain will last forever …

… but for his ravenous liege who covets everything Grimme loves and will kill to get it.

This is Book 1 in the Kenard Chronicles.

Simple Activities For Toddlers: A Practical Play-At-Home Handbook For Parents by Lisa Forsythe

 

 

Do you find yourself repeating the same activities with your toddler and are looking for new innovative ideas on how to keep them amused whilst making learning fun? If so, Lisa and Thomas have lots of great ideas to help you.

The activities in this book are of high educational quality that maximizes the best use of your time, resources, and space. These play-based activities help your child thrive and ensures that they get a head start in life. All the activities have been ´toddler approved´ or field tested by Thomas.

Lisa Forsythe has over 15 years of experience as a teacher across Australia, NZ & UK. Since becoming a mother to Thomas she has focused her time on developing simple activities that develop foundational skills toddlers need to learn before engaging with more complex concepts and understandings. This is a practical guide for parents that creates opportunities to bond with your child and make beautiful life-long memories.

The activities predominately require things like recyclables, household items and common craft supplies; so, saving you money whilst being kind to the environment. There are a range of activities from sensory play, imaginative play, STEAM, crafts and games. They spark curiosity, enjoyment, motivation, deep learning, and creativity. The hard work of planning and ensuring that your toddler is equipped with the foundational skills they need for life has been done for you.

STEELED TOES AND COWBOY BOOTS (THE DUFREY LEGACY Book 1) by HEYLIA-DRU YARBROUGH

 

 

Texas transplant and corrosion mapper MICHAL HARVEY should not have been surprised that ex-bull rider turned rancher, JAFFERY DUFREY could not hide his surprise that she was female. After all, industrial inspections in the oil and gas industry is a male-dominated field.
But she was not here with an ax to grind, make friends or impress the local bull-riding demi-God. She was here to convince him to do business with her company Willard Gas and make a name for herself in the STEM field.

Even though she tried to hide her irritation, Jaffery could tell she was not amused by his reaction to her being female. And who could blame her? He was willing to bet good money she was tired of men either hitting on her or dismissing her when walked onto a job site. Just like he was ready to bet good money his cousin CRAWFORD and Willard Gas knew what they were doing when they sent the beautiful Ms. Harvey as their representative.

Ishraat's Long Night (Ishraat Sarabhai Murder Mystery Romance) by Bob Young

 

 

Ishraat Sarabhai is a chemist and manager of QA when her company is taken over by terrorists with her as a hostage. Despite being injured by her captors, she finds a way to escape locked confinement. As she heads for an exit she finds another manager dead. She takes a sample of a bodily excretion, returns to her lab, and discovers he's been poisoned by a substance used for production only accessed by top management. In hiding, Ishraat texts her fiance, Raj, who is a professor at a university ninety miles away. He's heard of her company's takeover and commits to joining her. Ishraat stays elusive until Raj gets into the building to help her. They find another manager poisoned in the same way. The police finally retake the building when the last terrorist escapes. Ishraat and Raj need to solve the murders or be charged with them.

lunedì 5 aprile 2021

Bitches, she is Madonna by Ludovico De Bonis (I Quaderni del Bardo Edizioni di Stefano Donno)

“I dedicate this book to those who know how to wait, to those who do not stop believing in their dreams, to those who know how to earn things with sweat and will of mind, to those who keep smiling in hard times, to those who think that emotions and passions are the engine of the world.”

Ludovico De Bonis

The author Ludovico De Bonis, with his book, tried to combine his passion (Madonna) with his cultural background, as an expert in Communication and Media Analyst. What makes his work outstanding compared to other works about the artist, is that none of them has neither analyzed the phenomenon from the point of view of the audience, nor focused on the artist's fandom, on her complex identity (as a woman, as a mother and as an international icon) and on the discovery that the performer artist Madonna, according to various sociologists and experts in the sector, is the emblem of popular culture.

Translation - Giacomo Bleve

Cover - Debora Conte

Additional digital editing - Serena Garganese

 

Info link 

https://www.amazon.it/Bitches-she-Madonna-Ludovico-Bonis/dp/B08WZJK1YB/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_it_IT=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&dchild=1&keywords=ludovico+de+bonis&qid=1613901557&sr=8-1 

 


 

Corpi speciali di Francesca D'Aloja

 

 

In questo libro si raccontano le storie di uomini e donne di grande talento: alcuni molto famosi, altri ingiustamente dimenticati e talvolta incompresi, che trovano qui un meritato risarcimento. Tutti loro sono i “corpi speciali”. Quali sono le persone straordinarie che hai incontrato nella tua vita? E quali altre avresti dato tutto per conoscere? In una galleria di personaggi memorabili, Francesca d'Aloja alterna ritratti dal vivo e ricostruzioni narrative appassionate. Da una parte abbiamo i volti raccontati attingendo a incontri, ricordi e aneddoti privati: da Vittorio Gassman all'amato suocero Dino Risi, da Laura Antonelli a Ray Charles, dalla timida figlia di Albert Camus, Catherine, a Franca Valeri, da Edith Bruck a Luciana Castellina e Claudio Caligari, il regista di film “maledetti”. Ma il viaggio prosegue seguendo le piste di personaggi che sono tutti al limite della leggenda. Veniamo condotti in giro per il mondo, dalle montagne del Tibet, insieme al primo uomo occidentale diventato Lama, ai ghiacci dell'Antartide, dai palchi dove si esibisce la sfortunata e bellissima ballerina Lucia Joyce, figlia di James, alle arene dove volteggia il più grande torero vivente. Grandi verità inascoltate e bugie clamorose riprendono vita intorno alla testimonianza dei lager nazisti. Fino ad approdare alle palestre della Romania di Ceausescu, dove qualcuno nota una bambina che sta per diventare la prima stella della ginnastica mondiale: Nadia Comaneci. Con entusiasmo, pietà, divertimento e commozione, l'autrice, avendo per compagni d'avventura i propri miti, entra nelle esistenze di artisti, esploratori, donne di mondo e scrittori vagabondi segnati dalla stessa smania di vivere. Una galleria di vite “maiuscole” che stimolano la fantasia del lettore come personaggi di un grande romanzo.

Persecuzione. Il fuoco amico dei ricordi di Alessandro Piperno (Mondadori)

 

 

Luglio 1986. Leo Pontecorvo, quarantottenne oncologo pediatrico di fama internazionale, viene accusato di un reato ripugnante. Dalla sera alla mattina, il professor Pontecorvo si ritrova trasformato nell'oggetto privilegiato del pubblico biasimo: vittima inerme di odio, pettegolezzo, delazione, calunnie, intimidazioni. Leo sarebbe forse in grado di sopportare tutto questo: ciò che lo annienta è il silenzio della moglie e dei figli. Che siano loro i primi a non credere alla sua innocenza? Con lo sguardo feroce ma sempre emotivamente compromesso, con la capacità di affondo psicologico Piperno ci racconta la storia di un uomo di successo giunto improvvisamente alla resa dei conti con il proprio narcisismo e le proprie infantili fragilità; ci racconta una famiglia, i suoi riti, le sue tenerezze e i suoi tabù. E insieme scandaglia i meccanismi della nostra psiche, l'urgenza collettiva di capri espiatori, le sottili ma spaventose distorsioni generate dalla lente deformante dell'informazione.

Il fratello minore. Il mistero di Ettore Barzini, ucciso a Mauthausen di Andrea Barzini (Solferino)

 

 

Che fine ha fatto Ettore Barzini, figlio del celebre giornalista Luigi Senior e fratello di Luigi Junior? Perché in famiglia nessuno ricorda la sua morte nel campo di concentramento di Mauthausen? A dare una risposta all’enigma è il nipote Andrea, in un intenso racconto personale che è anche un capitolo di storia italiana attraverso le vicende di una famiglia eccentrica e di due fratelli molto diversi tra speranze e guerre, amore e morte, fascismo e aneliti di libertà. In queste pagine s’incrociano il declino di un padre compromesso col regime, la carriera ambiziosa di un figlio al «Corriere della Sera», e la vicenda dell’altro figlio, Ettore, agronomo solitario, cresciuto tra Italia, America e l’amata Somalia. Ma sono vite destinate a non incontrarsi mai, se non nella guerra che i primi due vissero da reporter e che il terzo decise di vivere con spirito di giustizia, a rischio della propria vita. Un travolgente romanzo autobiografico. Un viaggio tragico e ironico attraverso tre generazioni in cui l’autore, con l’aiuto di lettere dimenticate, ricerche d’archivio e incontri sorprendenti, riscopre la figura di uno spirito libero nato nella famiglia sbagliata. Prefazione di Paolo Mieli.

Gold Diggers: A Novel Hardcover by Sanjena Sathian

 

 

“A dizzyingly original, fiercely funny, deeply wise novel about the seductive powers—and dangers—of borrowed ambition.” —Celeste Ng, #1 bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere

Gold Diggers is so many things—truly funny, insightful, smart, and filled with wonderful characters. I loved reading this novel.” —Ann Napolitano, bestselling author of Dear Edward

Named a Best Book of April by Bustle • PopSugar • Entertainment Weekly • Good Morning America • CNN... and more

How far would you go for a piece of the American dream?


A magical realist coming-of-age story, Gold Diggers skewers the model minority myth to tell a hilarious and moving story about immigrant identity, community, and the underside of ambition.

A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is funny and smart but struggles to bear the weight of expectations of his family and their Asian American enclave. He tries to want their version of success, but mostly, Neil just wants his neighbor across the cul-de-sac, Anita Dayal.

When he discovers that Anita is the beneficiary of an ancient, alchemical potion made from stolen gold—a “lemonade” that harnesses the ambition of the gold’s original owner—Neil sees his chance to get ahead. But events spiral into a tragedy that rips their community apart. Years later in the Bay Area, Neil still bristles against his community's expectations—and finds he might need one more hit of that lemonade, no matter the cost.

Sanjena Sathian’s astonishing debut offers a fine-grained, profoundly intelligent, and bitingly funny investigation into what's required to make it in America.

Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories by K

 

 

Is love the most revolutionary of all acts?

In this wide-ranging collection of twelve short stories, a startling array of characters explore their perspectives on love. The stories sweep from sharp realism to heady allegory, haunting fables to sci-fi thrillers, starring teens and drifting husbands, futuristic automatons and talking dogs, gardeners and gatekeepers, a blind girl, a young father, and many more.

In "Calamity Jane," see love through the eyes of teenage boys obsessed with the calamitous girl of the title; revisit the famous Greek love story in "Orpheus and Eurydice"; Dan's mechanical automaton seems to be his truest friend in the harshly conformist world of "Automatonomatopoeia"; a Crimean revolutionary gets waylaid at a mysterious gate in "The Invitation"; on a construction site in Yugoslavia, a young man tries to come to grips with unconventional fatherhood in "Vikings"; and in "The Conversation", a blind woman manages her relationship with a hectoring mother while finding other types of love.

These are just a few of the tales in Resistance, Revolution and Other Love Stories. Anyone interested in the struggle against stifling societal powers and the potency of love will see some of themselves in these pages. By turns exciting, meditative, and funny, these enjoyable, thought-provoking stories will linger long after the book is closed.

Let the revolution begin!...

In Defense of Innocence by Mr. David Wickenden

 

 

Abused as a child, Janice Williams became a cop to make a difference. When a vigilante starts killing child abusers, she is tasked with capturing the killer. But the vigilante knows her every move. When Janice uncovers the identity of the vigilante, she is faced with the dilemma to do her job to uphold the law or help this person escape a nation-wide manhunt.

Oh yes ... total chaos everywhere! by Phil Rowan

 

 

Journalist Rudi Flynn is recruited by the US State Department to try and get a handle on what's happening around the world, where populism and right-wing tendencies are seriously escalating. First off it's Europe with riots in France and bombs in Dublin. Then it's the sinking US Rust Belt, followed by drug-infested Mexico and serious problems for governments in south America. There are LGBT activists campaigning in Trinidad as wealthy tourists are harassed in Jamaica, while in Cuba an Army General offers help in trying to halt the massive transition of drugs up to the US and Canada.

Australia, Japan and China are faltering as the US President fires a missile into the sea close to North Korea. The French Interior Minister is shot in Paris, and there are resonances from the Nazi days in Eastern Europe as Flynn hears tales of what's driving the increasingly dictatorial leaders and their promiscuously inclined female advisors. Terrorists explode a bomb outside London's Victoria Station, while in the North of England impoverished teenage girls complain about being forced into prostitution by Pakistani migrants. There are riots in Stockholm and Holland is no longer a liberal hub.

As Flynn flies back to the States the airline pilot says that non-nuclear North Korean missiles have just hit New York, where Flynn's apartment building has collapsed. There is then a move by Russia and China to get a proper peace treaty going with the US in Moscow. It works well and when Flynn returns to Washington his wife Maria has come to see him. They were on the point of getting a divorce, but she now wants to start a family, which may be feasible as Flynn has just been offered a job in Washington with US Homeland Security.

Into The Garden: lessons on a spiritual journey by Cathy Gregory

 

 

"For Everything there is a Season" Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


An inspirational treasure, filled with uplifting personal memoirs, poetic prose and spiritual wisdom. The author Cathy Lynn Gregory teaches us to enter into relationship with God who meets us where we are in every season of our life. She leads us on a journey of the heart by sharing raw, honest and transformational stories of her life as a Christian mother, and entrepreneur. Rich with scripture, Into the Garden is soul food for the heart and a must for every Christian wanting to deepen their relationship with God.


  • Learn the power of preparing, planting and cultivating God's word
  • Learn the spiritual meaning of pain and suffering
  • Learn to rejoice in the Lord always!
  • Learn the benefits of prayer and faith
  • Learn the danger of temptation, and how to overcome it
  • Learn the healing power of forgiveness


This book delivers powerful messages by use of the seasons as outlined in Ecclesiastes. The universal themes of human experience such as faith, worry, hope, courage, forgiveness, pain, suffering, preparation, healing, love and renewal, are presented in easy to read essays. Cathy shares with her readers practical down to earth spiritual messages just as God shared them with her while gardening in her east Texas home many years ago.

 

Wyandotte Bound by George T. Arnold

 

 Bound, like many other strong words, finds its meaning in the perceptions of those it affects. To the Van Sheltons, it is positive and deep-rooted, defining their ties to a vast amount of land abundant in the timber, cattle, and silver that make them the wealthiest and the most powerful family in the town of Wyandotte and influential throughout the state of Nevada.

To J.D. Rohr, who has no money and few prospects, bound is a hopeful force, driving him to Wyandotte, where he assumes the identity of Jesse Bodine in a desperate attempt to live in obscurity, hiding from his reputation as one of the West’s most feared gunfighters.

For Dr. Frederick Albert Carlisle, an aristocratic Boston physician who becomes Jesse’s friend despite their romantic rivalry, bound is a magnetic lure that compels him to abandon his Beacon Hill mansion, his upper-class privileges, and his affluent patients in a quest to give meaning to his life by serving poor westerners sorely in need of his healing knowledge.

As for Honoria Lowell Blaire and Lillian Tomlinson Wellesley, blue-blooded descendants of two of New England’s oldest and most distinguished families, bound represents the chains that will bind them to “a God-forsaken wilderness” if they choose to live with the men they love instead of clinging to their pampered lives among America’s nobility.

And for the incomparably beautiful Jolene Lloyd, being bound is the same as virtual imprisonment when she is coerced into saving her family from financial catastrophe by being shackled to a ruthless, emasculated tyrant driven by hatred and bitterness to take control of Wyandotte and force the mighty Van Sheltons to grovel at his feet.

These and the other men and women of Wyandotte, the good and the bad, battle for a quarter of a century to determine their region’s fate during the fading years of the Western Frontier.

Errors of Omission: A novel by Mukund Gnanadesikan

 

 

Two people from disparate backgrounds are thrown together by circumstance when new ER physician Dr. Raj Patel and homeless aspiring singer Irina Petrova unexpectedly cross paths.

Fleeing the Russian sex trade, Irina lands in New York with her father. When her brittle health takes a turn for the worse, she is rushed to the hospital where Raj admits her to the intensive care unit. Raj is calm in the face of illness, accustomed to seeing trauma from afar, but he unravels when he sees his parents die in the same ICU after a car crash.

With Irina’s health improving, she returns to life on the streets with her father, never expecting to see the doctor again. But after Raj falls into a catastrophic depressive spiral, his promising future crumbles. Rendered homeless, he and Irina find each other once again. Afflicted with the memory of mutual tragedies, they find comfort in each other as they struggle with grief, trauma, and falling from grace. Together they discover the healing power of love in the face of trauma and loss.


Mukund Gnanadesikan is a 1992 graduate of Princeton University. His poems have been featured or are upcoming in the anthology books and literary magazines: For Men Only, Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Ibis Head Review, Tuck Magazine, Junto Magazine, The Bangalore Review, Streelight Press, Poesis Literary Journal, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine, Cathexis Northwest, Dreams Walking, Meniscus Literary Magazine, Praxis, The Cape Rock, Crepe and Penn, and Paper Dragon.

 

Dire Wolf of the Quapaw: a Jubal Smoak Mystery (Jubal Smoak Mysteries) by Phil Truman

 

 

Winner 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award

He’s been hot on an outlaw’s trail for months. But deep in Native American territory, he’s no longer sure who’s innocent and who’s a monster…

Quapaw tribal lands, new State of Oklahoma, 1910. Greenhorn Deputy U.S. Marshal Jubal Smoak knows he can either lay down the law or get stampeded. So after the gruesome murder of a young family, he relentlessly pursues the ruthless outlaw who gave him a bullet in the back. Trailing the man for months, he refuses to be put off the scent by foolish rumors of a mythical Native American monster.

Hunting his suspect through snow-covered trails, he learns the grisly string of deaths have also ravaged neighboring ranches. But when he gets a closer look at the mutilated carcasses and massive paw prints, he worries this case isn’t as cut and dried as he thought.

Can Smoak end the slaughter before more innocent lives are lost?

Dire Wolf of the Quapaw is the first book in the dark Jubal Smoak Western mystery series. If you like frontier settings, gritty characters, and Native American myths, then you’ll love Phil Truman’s twisted tale.

 

Lessons From a Difficult Person: How To Deal with People Like us 1st Edition by Sarah H. Elliston M.A.T.

 

 

The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was “a difficult person,” -- someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone’s attention and approval was to voice her opinion—and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her. She wasn’t intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT! Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that that her actions had consequences. That in being “difficult,” she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement. That’s the beginning of Sarah’s transformation— when she started on the journey to leave behind the difficult person, and become the woman who teaches others how to deal with difficult people. Sarah “Sam” Elliston is now bringing forth her vital manual on how to awaken the challenging personality, and change both the relationship and the environment with her new book Dealing with Difficult People; Lessons Learned from a Difficult Person. Today, Elliston is a highly successful workshop leader and trainer, who offers wisdom learned the hard way—and through rigorous study and certification in many areas of professional training that aid her in her work -- Values Realization, Parent Effectiveness Training and Reality Therapy. She is a faculty member of the William Glasser Institute. Glasser is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and developer of Reality Therapy, a method of psychotherapy that teaches people they have a choice in how they choose to behave. The methods Elliston offers in her book end the trauma and the drama, and minimizes the possibility of confrontation. She gives YOU the ability to take a strong, positive, confident—yet compassionate--stance with the “difficult person”—whether that is a relative, coworker, friend, one of your children or anyone else for that matter. Elliston offers: * How to identify the ways to talk to a difficult person -- without drama-- that will lead to change * The true incentives that make people change * How to make real the consequences of the difficult person’s action—both to him and to those impacted * How to soften the blow through belonging * How to identify areas in yourself that are triggered by the difficult person so you can neutralize those hot buttons, and communicate without judgement Elliston lays out a proven script for peacefully transforming the difficult person’s behavior and the environment—or getting that person to move on. She gives you the tools for a successful change conversation with a difficult person. For more information, visit www.sarahelliston.com

Mastering Stress, Maximizing Success: Your Complete Guide to Overcoming Anxiety & Finding Purpose in Your Life by Dr. LaShawn Gill

 

 

Stress is a curse, as well as, a blessing, in that it occurs in malignant, as well as, benign forms. Stress can be both constructive and destructive, in that it may open the doors of possibility, while shutting the doors of others. It is the negative side of stress that creates the overall problem for us as living beings. Stress has been known to be devastating and problematic to us. It creates difficulties for us when it does not let up; and when it is triggered by ordinary, everyday events. We are currently living in a psychologically, hyped up, exhausted, and stressed out society; whereby, we are experiencing nervous breakdowns, burnout, stress-related illnesses; and ultimately death. What am I prepared to do about this stress that I am experiencing? Fortunately, there are more constructive ways of handling stress . This book is not intended to be a "do-it-yourself" guide to mental and emotional health, although it may provide information and insights that will direct ways toward self-improvement. This book is designed to help both individuals and organizations.

Pimping Out My Sister-In-Law*, Volume 1: * A Collection of Short Stories That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with the Title or Cover Art. (Pimping Out My Sister In Law*) by Sheldon Charles

 

 

An anthology of short stories selected to provide you with a brief escape from where you find yourself right now. Each will allow you to leave this reality and take a quick trip into a different one. Have no fear. It’s a nice place. Even better, they know you there.

Included in Volume 1:

Words Ever Unspoken
Years have passed since Carson and Melissa broke up. Even though time has passed, both still dwell on the last time the two were together. Was that night a way of marking the end of their relationship, or was it a desperate attempt on both their parts to prevent their breakup from being permanent? Neither of them said a word during that last time together. Will either of them be able to find the words to express what is going on inside their minds and hearts today?

It's a Surreal Thing
He was deep into that summer between being a kid and being a teenager. She was the kind of woman that was the building block of a young man’s fantasies. As he sat there alone, she walked up behind him unnoticed and for a brief moment became the center of his universe when she made a simple request… a swig of his Coke.

Just Down from Rimpy’s Bait Shop
Peter’s most turbulent years were spent with his grandfather. Now, as the man he loves begins to succumb to the deterioration of age, the younger man feels himself using the same techniques his grandfather used. Fertilizing a section of the lawn should be a simple thing, especially when there are explicit directions. But then again, maybe not.

A Scents of the Virus
A sleepless night filled with the boredom of the COVID19 lockdown, a distracting ad on the Internet, and a credit card in hand lead to the purchase of a Hollywood star’s latest vanity project: A candle with a unique scent. The first time Munro smells it, he realizes the memory it evokes from his past is one he suppressed for many years. A woman and relationship his heart and body cherished. Still, his mind wouldn’t let him recall until the aroma surrounded him.

Deception: A Hollywood Mystery by Britt Lind

 

 

"...the story takes some refreshingly unexpected turns, picking a path through genre cliches and keeping readers guessing. Fans of silver screen crime should approve, as, in many respects, this reads like the novelization of a movie." — Kirkus

“Britt Lind has written an intriguing mystery filled with twists and turns that takes place in a world she knows well from every perspective.” – Carlyne Grager, Talent Representative and Owner of Dramatic Artists Agency Los Angeles and Seattle.

Blood and dreams run red through the magical land of Hollywood, and rarely do kind souls win the spoils of war…

Singer/songwriter Josh Sibley is handsome, talented, and smart, but he tries to appease his demons with alcohol in an effort to break free of his complicated past. When he gets the opportunity to write songs for a multi-million dollar feature film, he throws himself in head first, determined to shake his bad luck streak. Then he meets Lila Levy, the sexy singer/actress who is married to the producer of the movie. She attempts to use her sexuality to hook Josh into a secret love affair—but Josh surprises himself by keeping his feelings under wraps while trying to teach Lila to sing his songs.

But this is Hollywood, and dark souls are clothed in glamour and secrets. When Lila’s husband Stan is murdered, Lila disappears, leaving Josh to deal with the woman determined to track her down—Sergeant Rosemaria Baker of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Beautiful yet disenchanted with the glitz of Hollywood, Rosemaria considers Josh a delusional loser but he’s her best lead. Too bad Josh doesn’t know Lila in the way he thought he did. When the cops finally bring Lila in, she declares herself innocent and builds her case around disturbing childhood trauma that will twist Josh’s soul.

 

Business Consulting Wows!: Answers to Life and Business Issues by Dr. Tom DePaoli

 

 

Get your own personal business consultant! Dr. Tom DePaoli’s new book Business Consulting Wows! Answers to Business and Life Issues reveals all the Wow! discoveries of his career. The book serves as an outstanding business desktop guide for growing the respect and trust of your colleagues. Benefit from his compelling and entertaining business advice! He organizes the ideas by his eight successful business books topics. They include blogs, articles, reviews and real-life experiences. He calls these extra cuts. He uses techniques like story-telling, imaginative training exercises, check lists, methodologies, humor, and ready to use outlines. Areas covered are purchasing, procurement, the supply chain, work process-design improvement, human resources, lean, emotional intelligence, lean six sigma, kaizens, organizational transformation, business fables, and most importantly leadership. The reader can gain much from these lessons. Dr. DePaoli’s lessons are practical, to the point and enjoyable. Like many good business leaders, the author places getting the trust of employees first and foremost in his book. The book provides solid elements of a desktop guide for success in business. Dr. DePaoli asserts, “You can learn from my experiences and achieve even greater success.”How to use the book:This is not a book to read front to back in page order. Again, it is organized by Dr. Tom’s book titles so you can go to the chapter of a book that interests you first and jump around. He has provided a summary index of all the articles in alphabetical order by title in the back of the book. This probably the best and quickest way to explore the book and locate an article(s) that interest you. It is designed to be a desktop guide to run your business or career.

50 Years in the OR: True Stories of Life, Loss, and Laughter While Giving Anesthesia by Ronald Whitchurch

 

 

The First Book about the Unsung Heroes of the Operating Room

Ron Whitchurch has the observation, wit and insight of a modern day Mark Twain and the eyebrows and mustache to match."

Koco Eaton, MD, ABOS, Team Physician, Tampa Bay Rays


“An extraordinary book which brilliantly and compellingly conveys the day-to-day workings of the operating room.” 

Kevin M. Sweeney, MD, board-certified neurosurgeon, former chief of Neurosurgery of Mease hospitals in Dunedin and Clearwater, Florida


It’s a busy time for the anesthetist during surgery. Keeping a watchful eye on the patient’s vital signs and being prepared for any possibilities that might develop are an anesthetist’s prime focus. Each case is unique, whether it’s a scheduled surgery on a healthy patient, an emergency or a critical illness. They all require analytical judgments along with many skills to manage them.


Ron Whitchurch wrote this wildly entertaining book to offer a firsthand look at what happens after patients are anesthetized and what challenges the staff face in keeping them healthy and safe. 


50 Years in the OR gives readers an intimate sense of what it’s like to be the only person in the OR who knows the heartbeat-to-heartbeat status of a surgical patient at any given moment.

 

Betrayed – Illustrated by Joseph Lewis

 

 

"To call Betrayed a thriller alone would be to do a disservice." –Midwest Book Review

"A stirring and unusual tale of teenage love, adventure and murder." –Best Thrillers

"Action and adventure are the words of the day in this thrilling, well-written, page-turner from Joseph Lewis." –Sublime Book Review

Integrity is protecting someone who betrayed you. Courage is keeping a promise even though it might mean death.

A late-night phone call turns what was to be a fun hunting trip into a deadly showdown. Fifteen-year-old brothers George Tokay, Brian Evans and Brett McGovern face death on top of a mesa on the Navajo

 

The Latitude by Pete Clements

 

 

Florida's Citrus Belt, finest place in the world to grow citrus, Tropical Zone summers, hot, humid, rain. Temperate Zone winters, mild, possible touch of frost, minor chance of freeze. Perfect. Except, the place is directly in the flyway of airborne illegally imported illicit opioids from our neighbors to the south. They fly unseen into the U. S., bound for Midwest and East Coast distribution, invade under cover of night, land in the rural unpopulated groves, commandeer homes and barns, threaten murder, bankruptcy, economic havoc. Some brave young citizens face the traffickers, fight back, bring high seas chase all the way to Bahamas hideouts, battle vicious gunfire and a deadly hurricane, and even find young love. Who wins? This time, you do.

Creative Cash: The Complete Guide to Master Lease Options and Seller Financing for Investing in Real Estate by Bill Ham, Gino Barbaro, Jake Stenziano,

 

 

Think you can’t afford to invest in multifamily real estate?

Now, you can. Discover the best-kept secrets of the two creative, effective financing strategies other investors don’t want you to know about: Master Lease Options and Seller Financing.

Real estate investor Bill Ham used these strategies to buy his first 400 units without ever stepping into a bank or qualifying for a loan.

In Creative Cash, you’ll learn step-by-step how to:

  • Buy property without ever stepping into a bank
  • Identify the best emerging markets
  • Find the right deals
  • Analyze and underwrite those deals
  • Make offers and perform due diligence
  • Negotiate successfully
  • Come out ahead with exit strategies for creating wealth
Let Bill show you how to close your next deal with little to no money down using the hottest strategies in real estate—leveraging other people’s money to come out ahead.

 

 

 

"Pelle e ossa" di Aleksandr Malinin a cura di Paolo Galvagni ( I Quaderni del Bardo Edizioni)

Nel libro di Aleksandr Malinin il sentimento si emancipa dall’individuo per diventare ritmo. Il titolo, oltre a condensare una descrizione...