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18 Greatest Golf's Luxury Golf Books - 18 Greatest Irish Holes And 18 Greatest Scottish Holes

18 Greatest Golf - Irish and Scottish Books

Description: 18 Greatest Golf is a luxury, large format golf book that features stunning photography of the most beautiful courses in the world along with in depth text and interviews with the greats of the game. Printed and hand-finished in Italy, the high definition and high density treatment of the photographs and illustrations in the 18 Greatest Golf Collection is truly mesmerizing, providing a more beautiful and accomplished collection than any other golf books on the market.

Price: $199.00 Visit the Website

Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years

Star Trek Pedestal and Contents

Description: This expansive history covers the first 150 years of the United Federation of Planets—the intergalatic democracy that governs the Star Trek universe. With more than 50 previously unseen documents—letters, treaty excerpts, and intelligence reports—highlighting historic moments that began it all, this gorgeously illustrated history of the Federation gives fans new insight into the Star Trek universe. The 176-page deluxe volume, licensed by CBS Consumer Products, is housed in a sleek display pedestal that features electronic lights and audio narration provided by famed actor George Takei, the original Hikaru Sulu.

Price: $98.99 to $99.00 Visit the Website

Dana Buckley: Living Desert

Cover of Dana Buckley: Living Desert Book

Description: In this beautiful new coffee-table photography book, Dana Buckley traveled to some of the nation’s most undiscovered terrain and captured plant life that has thrived in the most rugged conditions, including cactuses, agaves, aloes and shrubs. The amazing plant life captured in Dana’s book created a journey across Arizona and California. The images contained in Living Desert come from the Arizona-Sonaro Desert Museum in Tucson, Arizona, the Anza Borrego Desert Park, Borrego Springs, California, Huntington Gardens, San Marino, California, Joshua Tree National Park in Yucca Valley, California, Palm Desert, California, and Lotusland, Santa Barbara, California. Buckley sees beauty everywhere in the desert and presents life in all its brilliance, from the rare to the everyday.

Price: $70.00 Visit the Website

The NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Manga Deluxe Box Set Includes All 7 Volumes

NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND manga Deluxe Box Set,

Description: • NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND Deluxe Box Set, collects all 7 volumes of the original celebrated manga (graphic novel) series by Hayao Miyazaki into 2 new hardcover editions packaged in a special illustrated slipcase. A full-color double-sided poster is also included and each volume features 8 full-color page inserts. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. Thriving industrial societies disappeared. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. At the periphery of the sea, tiny kingdoms are scattered on tiny parcels of land. Here lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens; a nation given fragile protection from the decaying sea's poisons by the ocean breezes; and home to Nausicaä. Rated ‘T’ for Teens • $60.00 U.S. / $67.99 Canada

Price: $60.00 to $67.99 Visit the Website

"Green Glory: A Visual Tribute To The Courses Of The Majors"

Green Glory

Description: GREEN GLORY: A Visual Tribute To The Courses Of The Majors – Golf’s Renowned Venues, features 250 pages of signature photographs and paintings of the famed golf courses that have hosted the “Big 4” major tournaments since 1950. It's the only book of its kind, and includes a special introduction by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus. The panoramic images are taken by Patrick Drickey, a world-renowned golf landscape photographer and one of only a few licensed by the PGA of America. His images are included in the most prestigious golf clubs and private collections throughout the world, including golf great Arnold Palmer. Drickey collaborated with Harbor Town, S.C. artist Linda Hartough to produce Green Glory. Like Drickey, Hartough has been honored for her work by the golf industry and has images hanging in clubs and private collections around the world. Green Glory is a valuable addition to any golf enthusiast's library and is a breathtaking coffee table piece. The retail price is $75 for an autographed first edition and $55 for the book unsigned. Interested readers can purchase it online at www.stonehousegolf.com.

Price: $55.00 to $75.00 Visit the Website

POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER Graphic Novels (box Set For All Ages)

POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SET (graphic novels)

Description: POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SET from VIZ media is Rated “A” for All Ages For the POKÉMON lover - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON ADVENTURES GOLD & SILVER BOX SE. The excitement continues! Complete your POKÉMON ADVENTURES collection with volumes 8-14 of the venerable series in this box set that also includes a collectible poster. Catch more exciting Pokémon adventures starring Gold and his rival Silver! First someone steals Gold's backpack full of Poké Balls (and Pokémon!). Then someone steals Prof. Elm's Totodile. Can Gold catch the thief – or thieves?! Keep an eye on Team Rocket, Gold... Could they be behind this crime wave? US: $49.99 / Canada: $56.99 CAN

Price: $49.99 to $56.99 Visit the Website

Maid To Translate - English To Spanish Housekeeping Translations

Maid to Translate

Description: Have you ever called a Spanish-speaking friend to help translate housekeeping phrases? Have you ever found yourself flipping through the Spanish dictionary or Internet in search of common phrases or household terms? Are you tired of wasting energy addressing simple chores due to a language barrier? New Book Maid to Translate addresses a wide range of household chores with clear, concise, English-to-Spanish translations. It provides step-by-step translated cleaning instructions designed to promote effortless communication between you and your Housekeeper. Communicate with Ease and Confidence & Bridge the communication barrier between you and your Housekeeper

Price: $35.00 Visit the Website

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE Graphic Novel BOX SET For All Ages

POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE BOX SET graphic novels from VIZ Media

Description: For the POKÉMON fan - VIZ Media releases the POKÉMON BLACK AND WHITE graphic novel BOX SET rated "A" for all ages. Meet Pokémon Trainers Black and White in this box set of eight volumes! His entire life, Black has dreamed of winning the Pokémon League! Now he embarks on a journey to explore the Unova region and fill a Pokédex for Professor Juniper. White has an exciting career as the Trainer of a talented troupe of performing Pokémon. She dreams of making her Tepig Gigi a star! Together, Black and White continue on their journey... What surprising new Pokémon – and people – will they meet next?! US: $34.99 / Canada: $39.99

Price: $34.99 to $39.99 Visit the Website

A Book Titled: Visions Of Light

Visions of Light - Book Cover

Description: This new unique, 144 page full color hard cover, book released in January 2013, for all ages is filled with 40 astounding images described with inspirational poetry, then explained for the budding photographer in all families. This tastefully entertaining, but educational piece makes a great addition to any coffee table. My web site is: www.raymondjklein.com, or it is also accessible by putting in www.VisionsofLightKlein.com, and the web page will also come up.

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

A Book Titled: Visions Of Light

Visions of Light, Laminated Hard Cover, 144 gloss pages, full color. 8-1/2” X 11” Coffee Table Edition.

Description: This luxuriously unique and unusually creative new book, released in 2013, for all ages and especially photography oriented or creative person, is filled with 40 astounding images described with luminous inspirational verse, for the photographer in all families. It is a refreshing new look and poetically descriptive work with fully explained step-by-step insights —for anyone with a camera and computer—into the photographic and creative process. This tastefully entertaining, but educational piece makes a great addition to any coffee table. 144 full gloss pages, 8-1/2" X 11,” laminate hardcover. My web site is: www.raymondjklein.com, or it is also accessible by putting in www.VisionsofLightKlein.com, and the web page will also come up. Available at all on-line booksellers. For quickest delivery call the publisher at 1(877) 421-7323, ask for the book: Visions of Light by Raymond J. Klein ISBN 10: 1-60615-207-6. Or go to http://www.winepressbooks.com Search for the above titled book. Item is retail priced at $34.99

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

The Travelers: The Wonders Of Journeying In The Afterlife

The Travelers by Joseph Lima Sconce

Description: What if life after death was essentially the same as life on earth? “The Travelers” by Joseph Sconce is a fictional novel that provides an explanation of the afterlife and gives a new perspective on the meaning of life. The book follows 11 travelers as they attempt to reach their “goal city” which would put them just one step away from heaven. The travelers experience various adventures and learn how to become better people who deserve heaven.

Price: $30.00 to $40.00 Visit the Website

Unique New Release Is Both Literary Fiction And Musical Concept Album Combined

Classical Musician and Composer Strikes a New Chord with the Written Word

Description: David Houston wanted to take readers from what a book is, to what a book can be and the result is his unique new release, Fugue, a work of literary fiction coupled with a downloadable six track, musical concept album. Fugue blends dystopian, romantic, and suspense elements within a plot-driven narrative that spans thirty years of time and moves across four continents, unfolding primarily in New York City, Seville, and Afghanistan and is carried by three main, beautifully-created and unforgettable characters who face a dramatic, life-changing event around the age of eighteen, setting them upon a path that irrevocably intertwines their story and romantic involvement – for better and for worse. The plot then shifts in a dystopian direction halfway through the story after terrorist attacks redefine the geopolitical landscape of not only the United States, but the entire world. The music, which accompanies the book, is extremely diverse, ranging from rock to classical to metal to singer/songwriter. It was designed to include three vocalists to personify the three characters, along with acoustic and electric guitars, piano, cello, bass and drums. His lyrics, both original and adaptations of famous poems, always relate to the central themes expressed in the book.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

"The Boogie Trapp" - A Novel By Kerry Copeland Smith

"The Boogie Trapp" - a novel by Kerry Copeland Smith

Description: The Boogie Trapp is the story of two young boys—Charles Edward “Trapper” Trapp and the aptly-nicknamed, born-under-a-bad-sign Boogie Smith, the novel’s narrator—and that day, decades ago, when time almost stopped for the boys. When the novel opens, it’s over a half century later and time finally has stopped—at least for one. Protagonist and narrator Smith, now 72, recounts the day he receives word that his old friend Trapper has passed away. But there is more—far more—than simply grieving the loss of his friend. Weeks later, just as he knew he would, Smith receives a letter from Trapper reminding him to complete what Trapper calls “the last and most important mission” of his life. Completing that mission means rewinding to April 1949 in Black Creek, Alabama, a small coal mining town just north of Birmingham. Like most of the mining towns of its day, Black Creek has long since vanished, but a dark memory remains. And what follows is the story of that day, April 9, 1949. The day when everything changed. A mesmerizing and chilling debut, The Boogie Trapp will grab readers on the first page and not let go.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

GRIPPING NEW NOVEL PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS AND INFIDELITY

Gracious Redemption: A Novel

Description: Michelle Percell’s gritty and compelling debut novel Gracious Redemption takes readers into the lives of two fictional married couples whose attempts to deal with common marital issues, including infidelity, apathy and the very precarious nature of the institution of marriage brings their lives to an irreparable conclusion. Mara and Justin: she is a wife fighting depression in the midst of trying to raise the ‘perfect’ family; frustrated to be the household caterer, gofer and everyone’s everything except to herself. Justin, a busy doctor married to both Mara and his career, needs to find a better way for them to co-exist if his marriage and sanity are to survive. Robin and Timothy: Married, they live separate, childless lives in the same house. Robin is a nurse who works the night shift and who has forgotten why they even decided to get married. She feels more like Tim’s unisex roommate. Timothy, a car salesman, wonders where his life has gone and reminds Robin daily about their current sexless state. When a fifth person enters the picture the lives of everyone involved become tragically intertwined and permanently altered.

Price: $29.00 Visit the Website

But By The Chance Of War

But By The Chance of War by Richard C. Lyons

Description: “But By the Chance of War” by Richard C. Lyons, a new book coming out Fall, 2012 is a uniquely different type of book. Between its covers, the book presents four dramatic stories of war from India’s fight with the Ephalite Huns, to the Fall of Fort Niagara, in the Seven Years War, to the trenches of World War I, and finally to modern day circumstances and actions in the Middle East. Author Richard C. Lyons took a creative approach to presenting his stories by writing in a dramatic poetic style. This rhythmic style is not only entertaining, but also enlightening to the tragic and sometimes violent stories presented. The reader cannot but marvel at his use of words and poetic timing.

Price: $26.00 to $26.99 Visit the Website

Bad Boy: My Life On And Off The Canvas By Eric Fischl And Michael Stone

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Description: In BAD BOY, renowned American artist Eric Fischl has written a penetrating, often searing exploration of his coming-of-age as an artist, and his search for a fresh narrative style in the highly charged and competitive New York art world in the 1970s and ‘80s. With notorious and controversial paintings such as Bad Boy and Sleepwalker, Fischl joined the front ranks of America artists in a high-octane downtown art scene that included Andy Warhol, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, and others. But it was a world of fashion, fame, cocaine, and alcohol that for a time threatened to destroy all that Fischl had achieved.

Price: $26.00 Visit the Website

Handmade Hostess By Kelly Lee-Creel & Rebecca Söder

Handmade Hostess by Kelly Lee-Creel & Rebecca Söder

Description: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for Unforgettable Entertaining * 36 Sewing & Craft Projects * 12 Desserts In this book, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the heart of social gatherings for special occasions—expressing your love for family and friends in the DIY spirit of decorating, baking, and sewing. Discover how easy it can be to plan and create stylishly themed parties for all ages without breaking the bank. Have fun stitching and crafting creative décor projects along with matching party favors for your guests…plus, each party theme comes with its own signature dessert recipe. Dozens of sewing and no-sew projects for all skill levels, ranging from chic and elegant to festive and whimsical.

Price: $25.95 Visit the Website

Read To Achieve With Don Yaeger’s Greatness: The 16 Characteristics Of True Champions

Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions (Hardback Edition)

Description: For the avid reader looking to achieve a little bit more in their lives, Don Yaeger’s Greatness: The 16 Characteristics of True Champions takes motivational and self help books to a new frontier. Based off of lessons learned from the many sports stars and athletes Yaeger has interviewed as a sports writer, Greatness is ideal for any reader looking to achieve their personal and professional best. From practical tips to detailed plans, Yaeger inspires his readers to implement new habits of greatness. As an award-winning inspirational speaker, Yaeger is able to captivate his readers with his mentoring voice.

Price: $25.00 Visit the Website

Blood On The Risers

Blood on the Risers by Michael O'Shea

Description: Contrary to the way Vietnam veterans are portrayed in American subculture and popular wartime films, Special Forces Officer Michael O’Shea believes all Vietnam veterans should be treated like the heroes they are. His new memoir, “Blood on the Risers”, was written to give an authentic look at what it was like to serve in the Vietnam War. O’Shea hopes to dispel the numerous myths about the war and honor the men he served alongside. The book’s major theme is coming of age and the loss of innocence. When young men are thrown into violent and stressful situations, their virtuousness is ripped away as they are forced to make mature and life altering decisions. The book offers a first-hand look at life at war from the perspective of a young Texas boy who is nurtured and molded into a leader of the elite ‘Green Berets’.

Price: $25.00 to $30.00 Visit the Website

2013 Entertainment® Memberships

2013 Entertainment® Book

Description: Entertainment Promotions, a leading provider of discounts and promotions, has introduced an array of new benefits, ways to access savings and expanded programs with its 2013 Entertainment® Book Membership and Entertainment.com™ Savings Membership. Entertainment Memberships include countless 50% off coupons and 2-for-1 discounts from leading national brands and regional businesses, access to online printable coupons and links for even more local and national offers, and a free download of the Entertainment® Mobile App to easily search and redeem deals right on a smartphone. By registering on Entertainment.com, members can get the most out of their 2013 Membership. There, they can unlock even more savings with member benefits, exclusive deals. The Membership Card in the front of the book features the access code to register online. The Frequent Values® Key Tag and Membership Card, available with book purchase only, can be used in conjunction with the Entertainment mobile app or the directory found online at Entertainment.com to uncover ongoing 10% to 20% offers that can be used again and again with thousands of participating merchants. Memberships can be found at the Entertainment.com website, a local fundraiser, a retail partner, or call 888-231-SAVE (7283).

Price: $24.99 to $35.00 Visit the Website

Sex, Politics And Religion: How Delusional Thinking Is Destroying America - Steve Siebold

Sex, Politics and Religion: How Delusional Thinking is Destroying America - Steve Siebold

Description: Steve Siebold is one of the world's foremost critical thinking experts of our time. His ability to explain hot-button issues through logic-based unemotional thought will open your eyes to the most pressing and controversial topics under sex, politics and religion that are tearing America apart. His wisdom and insights cut right through the delusion and allow us to truly understand these issues for what they are - free of persuassion and misinterpretation of political and religious leaders. A must read for all Americans!

Price: $24.99 to $25.00 Visit the Website

YOUNG ADULT NOVEL IS A UNIQUE GENRE-MIX OF MARTIAL ARTS AND COMING OF AGE

Introducing ‘Wuxia’ – a new style of combat literature

Description: The martial arts have always been an integral part of Ezra Jacobs life. From playing video fighting games to practicing karate and wushu (ancient Chinese Kungu fu), he has an amazing grasp on the ways of combat. He combined all that with his fascination with anime and reading manga (Japanese comics) to pen his smash new release The Tale of the Valiant Hero Kenta: The Lightning Beasts and the Great Tengu King. “Kenta’” is a unique new style book resurrected from the past literature of the east written using the style of combat literature called "Wuxia” or Martial Arts Literature in which more attention to detail is focused on the fights and battles, every last punch and kick, the will, thoughts and emotions, and number of exchanges. Kenta Takeyama is a 16-year-old martial artist who possesses superhuman strength and abilities and the Takeyama-ryuu fighting art. He desires to become the most powerful shogun on the Nikkoujima (Sun Light Islands). Kenta finds that it’s time to follow his dreams of becoming a great shogun and so, with his parents’ permission, he decides to travel to Senkyou to enlist in the military and become a true samurai warrior.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

Island Of The White Rose By R. Ira Harris

Island of the White Rose by R. Ira Harris

Description: A timely and topical story set amid the Castro revolution in Cuba, Island of the White Rose is a tale of adventure and intrigue, of armed struggle and forbidden love, at the time Castro was on the cusp of victory. A mesmerizing tale, Island of the White Rose weaves fiction into the historical record to flesh out the lives and loves of upper-middle-class Cubans who fought courageously in the Havana underground, many only to reap disillusionment after Castro took power.

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

PEPITA: INOUE MEETS GAUDI

PEPITA: INOUE MEETS GAUDI from VIZ Media

Description: Antoni Gaudi was the world leader of Catalan modernist movement in architecture. Takehiko Inoue is one of the premier manga artists in the world. Inoue's journey to Spain and to the world of Gaudi is half travel memoir, half art book, and all beauty. Takehiko Inoue is one of Japan's leading manga artists, and he has long been obsessed with the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Pepita is a travel memoir about Inoue's travels to Catalan, the people he meets, and the stunning architecture he experiences. It's also an art book of the highest quality, constructed and framed by a leading practitioner of Japanese comics. Takehiko Inoue is the creator of one of the most popular manga of all time, Slam Dunk, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. He followed that series up with two titles lauded by critics and fans alike— Vagabond, a fictional account of the life of Miyamoto Musashi, and Real, a manga about wheelchair basketball. US price $24.99 / Canada price $28.99 ISBN-13: 9781421552743 Publisher: VIZ Media 108 Pages/ Soft cover

Price: $24.00 to $28.99 Visit the Website

"UP And IN: Seven Keys To Unlocking Your Potential" By Steve Kubicek

"UP and IN" By Steve Kubicek

Description: A powerful book with a simple premise, Up and In presents a self-guided tour to adopting the Up-and-In point of view—a powerful, transformative, uplifted, inspired mindset that turns down-and-out attitudes upside down. Drawing on a wellspring of personal experiences, insights from those who provided inspiration, as well as Biblical wisdom, Kubicek crafted Up and In, an exceptional collection of 42 daily readings designed to inspire, encourage, challenge, renew, and uplift. With gentle humor, uplifting anecdotes, inspiring quotes, and Scripture woven throughout, Up and In takes readers on a rich, rewarding, and meaningful journey of reflection, discovery, and transformation. Resplendent with simple truths and powerful personal testimony, timeless Scripture and timely insights, Up and In reveals the seven keys to unlocking one’s potential. Moreover, each reading includes a special “Discovering Treasure” recap designed to encourage readers to dig deeper and give thoughtful consideration to the day’s message. Uplifting and affirming, Up and In addresses such issues as: uncovering true worth and potential; confronting damaging thinking and habits; developing the tools to rebound from setbacks; outlining the path for discovering significance and more.

Price: $22.95 Visit the Website

Baseball's Greatest, New Book From Sports Illustrated

baseball's greatest book cover

Description: The Sports Illustrated baseball writers and editors bring the new book BASEBALL’S GREATEST(Time Home Entertainment, $32.95)to fans with the hands-down, unequivocal “Top 10” in more than 20 categories, including the top sluggers, pitchers, stadiums, managers, and franchises. BASEBALL’S GREATEST pays tribute to the diamond’s best characters and the most impressive records that may never be surpassed and includes hundreds of classic images and the storytelling that only the writers of Sports Illustrated can provide.

Price: $21.15 to $32.95 Visit the Website

New Video Game Book - Collecting For Dragon's Lair And Space Ace By Syd Bolton

Collecting for Dargon's Lair & Space Ace

Description: Dragon's Lair has captured the hearts and imaginations of many video game enthusiasts since it was first released over 30 years ago. Space Ace has has also gained a loyal fan base and over the years there have been many commercial products, games, merchandise and so much more. This 170 page book captures virtually everything that is available to obtain in the Dragon's Lair & Space Ace universes. "I just read Syd Bolton's book on ‘Collecting for Dragon's Lair & Space Ace' video games. All I can say is 'Wow!' And that's it in a nutshell," commented Gary Goldman, producer of the highly successful animated laser disc interactive video games, Dragon's Lair, Space Ace and Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp. All book proceeds will be donated to the Personal Computer Museum.

Price: $20.67 Visit the Website

HEARTMIND WISDOM: 21 Insightful And Uplifting True Stories Of Resilience And Triumph.

New Novel

Description: Every person has life-gained wisdom that can help to heal others. This core belief led Joyce Ross and Patricia Connor to compile an anthology of 21 candid and inspiring stories. HEARTMIND WISDOM is written by 21 different authors who share how friendship, family, and spiritual belief have helped them overcome various challenges, including depression, personal loss, overweightness and bankruptcy. Each chapter provides uplifting insights and down-to-earth healing suggestions that reveal keys to living a life of happiness and love.

Price: $20.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

Sunset Under The Poets Tree

Sunset under the Poets Tree

Description: Nurses are trained to handle complex medical issues. These issues become magnified when they arise at home as well as the workplace. “I love working in the medical profession, but understanding exactly what breast cancer was doing to my wife was ruthless,” Anderson said. “Sunset under the Poet’s Tree” by George S.J. Anderson is both a memoir and a fictional anecdote written about the life of Lois Ann Anderson, an 18-year breast cancer survivor. The book is the story of how breast cancer changed Lois Anderson’s life and the lives of those around her. “Lois was a very influential advocate who changed the way breast cancer was addressed socially, scientifically and politically,” Anderson said. “She received awards for her work that were previously only given to people whose job it was to be an advocate.” Anderson tells Lois’ story both as a tribute and as a way to assist other patients and families. The book reveals the progression of Lois’ illness as well as the milestones that held the greatest lessons and response as a loving husband.

Price: $20.00 to $35.00 Visit the Website

"White Lion" Is The Tale Of An Evangelical Man In The Vietnam War.

Cover of White Lion

Description: Vivid and realistic nightmares about a man serving in Vietnam led Walt Williams realize that this man’s life paralleled his own. Williams believes that God has chosen him to present the story of an evangelical man serving in wartime Vietnam. “I believe that this man was unable to tell his story and I have been chosen to tell it for him,” Williams said. The book is about a man of deep evangelical faith who morally and emotionally struggles with the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. It details the man’s personal struggle to justify his lifestyle to the pulpit as well as his desires to keep his military life in his past. Williams hopes that the book will provide families with an understanding of why many soldiers are reluctant to discuss their combat experiences.

Price: $20.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

The Galilean Pendulum: A New Science Reveals An Unseen World

A New Science Reveals an Unseen World

Description: Man begins 20-year search for afterlife following family tragedy Will non-religious members of society ever embrace the idea of an afterlife? Like many parents who have experienced the heartbreaking loss of a child, Bill Kaspari felt hopeless and depressed after his son John was killed. He began to search for answers to the age- old question, “what happens when we die?” Kaspari is not religious, so he pursued answers using scientific methods of analysis. He came to the inarguable conclusion that we do survive the death of our physical bodies. He details his findings in the new book, “The Galilean Pendulum.” “My book gives a new perspective on what life is really about,” Kaspari said. “It not only provides evidence supported by scientific studies that we survive bodily death, it also paints a picture of what I believe life in the hereafter is like, based on these studies.

Price: $20.00 to $25.00 Visit the Website

From Beer Bongs To Broccoli: The College Kid's Guide To Health And Wellness

The College Kid's Guide to Health and Wellness

Description: From Beer Bongs To Broccoli is a humorous no nonsense guide to finding health and wellness in a college setting. College is one of the most thrilling times of your life, so why not look and feel your best? It?s the one opportunity where you can experience a multitude of new things in a safe and supportive environment. While college provides the perfect setting to discover one?s self, many students find themselves experiencing excessive weight gain, low energy, poor skin, frequent illness, depression and insomnia. My intention for writing this book is to help students discover how to give their body the proper love and attention it desperately needs while having fun and experiencing new things. Readers will learn how to nourish themselves without counting calories, fad diets or extreme exercise regimes. Instead, I provide readers with a variety of different philosophies and theories to help them achieve optimal health and mental awareness. The most important thing one can learn from this book is to understand how to experience something, analyze how they feel and then determine whether or not their body responds well to it. There?s no better feeling in the world than living in harmony with your values and beliefs. Many tout college as ? the best time of your life.? So don?t waste it. Treat everyday as a gift. Use nutrition to become the best version of yourself. Touch the lives of others and always be caring and compassionate.

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

Hayao Miyazaki’s Whimsical Animated Family Fantasy MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO PICTURE BOOK (New Edition- With New Cover Design)

MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO Picture Book (Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) © 1988 Nibariki - G)

Description: Parents and children will enjoy reliving Totoro's magical adventures in this new edition of this treasured family fantasy with character dialogue and scene-by-scene illustrations featuring artwork taken directly from the animated classic in this full-color book. This beloved story is about eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei – they have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another. MY NEGHBOR TOTORO is an internationally popular property that has generated a colorful array of toys, books and collectables. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment recently released the DVD of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most celebrated anime directors-directing such notable films as Spirited Away, (which won the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film,) Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more-all of which have received great international acclaim. Hayao Miyazaki books are published in English under VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint. VIzmedia.com

Price: $19.99 to $22.99 Visit the Website

Can A Person Be Both LGBT And Religious?

An Unspoken Compromise

Description: Rizi Xavier Timane has a message for the world and for the LGBT community in particular, “God loves you just the way you are.” For centuries, misguided individuals and entire societies have used religious texts to condemn and persecute minorities and anyone perceived as “different,” and as a transgendered minister and a person of color, Dr. Timane has experienced such discrimination and hatred firsthand. In An Uncommon Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith, he shares the struggles he’s gone through since childhood to find his own identity and his place in the world—especially in his parents’ strict Christian religion. “Many LGBT persons want to know God and have some form of spirituality but they have been discouraged by religious abuse. This is wrong, unfortunate and usually based on biblical misinterpretation. It is important for the LGBT community to know that there exists a spiritual path for them in which God loves ALL people regardless of gender or sexual identity,” says Timane. What he’s found and what he shares in this book is that one person can change the world by telling people the truth about God’s unconditional love for us all. “It all begins with loving yourself just as you are. That is God’s way, and it can be, it must be ours as well,” Dr. Timane adds.

Price: $19.99 Visit the Website

New Book Streamlines California Wine Country Travel

The California Directory of Fine Wineries, Central Coast (Second Edition)

Description: How do you visit 300+ California wineries in 3 days?? The Dilemma—Most wine tasting holidays last for only an extended weekend. With over 300 wineries in California’s burgeoning Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Paso Robles wine country… where do you go? How do you choose? The biggest mistake visitors make is wasting precious time trying to navigate this vast maze of choices by themselves. But help is on the way… Enter The California Directory of Fine Wineries, Second Edition—the latest release in the bestselling travel series from California wine travel insider Tom Silberkleit. It’s designed to maximize your vacation time while helping to create lasting memories in California’s “new frontier” wine country! Writers K. Reka Badger and Cheryl Crabtree reveal winery back-stories and concise tools for quick and easy travel planning. Photographer Robert Holmes takes readers on a stunning visual expedition of each winery. He’s been named Travel Photographer of the Year a record three times. Not meant to be an encyclopedia, The California Directory of Fine Wineries is a stylish, lightweight, hardcover book that’s easy-to-use and portable. Carry it with you in your car or pack it in your suitcase — and let your California wine-venture begin!

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Fundamentally Female

Fundamentally Female Cover

Description: Fundamentally Female is written work of art by acclaimed author, speaker and master storyteller, Reneé Rongen. You will find Fundamentally Female a feast of quips and quotes, provocative vignettes, and tender stories that spans the gamut of the female experience. It is a global collaboration by, for, and about women wrapped in delicious, unique artwork providing texture and color that brings each word to life, created by artists from around the world. This unique book offers a completely new and interesting approach to women’s writing, this book covers many topics. Each story, quote or vignette is written to a specific word and enveloped in eclectic artwork that represents each fundamental word describing elements of a female. You will find this book to be the perfect gift for any female in your life! 25% of proceeds are contributed to support breast health efforts and domestic violence shelters across the country.

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Island Splashes: The Memoir Of Missionary, Crystal G. Reece

Island Splashes: The memoir of a Tonga missionary

Description: Crystal Reece, a missionary to Tonga, believes that God places influencers in our lives in order to ‘splash us’ and create ripples that impact our future. Reece’s new book, “Island Splashes” is about her calling into missionary work. The book is more than a memoir; it’s the chronicle of how Reece’s life has been shaped by examples of God’s unwavering trust. Trust that she believes he places in everyone. About the Author: Crystal Reece is from Selmer, Tennessee and is a graduate from the University of Tennessee. She served the United Pentecostal Church International as a missionary for seven years in Vanuatu and the Kingdom of Tonga. During these years she worked as a Bible school administrator, a teacher and assisted the church leadership in many ways with focuses upon campus, children, and youth ministries. Crystal is an ordained minister with the United Pentecostal Church International and is a 2009 graduate of Urshan Graduate School of Theology. Visit her online at www.globalmission.com.

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Bankable Leadership : Happy People, Bottom-Line Results, And The Power To Deliver Both

Bankable Leadership

Description: As a leader, you've likely felt this fundamental tension--the tension between driving results and developing positive relationships with your people. Despite all the research telling us that effective leaders do both, most of us struggle to balance the happiness of our teams and the health of the bottom line. We are more comfortable focusing on one or the other, and we feel overwhelmed and drained by the challenges we face when we try to accomplish both. In Bankable Leadership, psychologist, executive coach, and proud leadership geek Dr. Tasha Eurich (or Dr. T) solves this dilemma and reveals how to make leadership exhilarating, fun, and fulfilling. Built on decades of research and the transformation of real leaders, her fresh, practical model can help anyone become bankable--producing results while fostering a healthy work environment that ensures sustainable success. Discover how to - Be human and drive performance, - Be helpful and drive responsibility, - Be thankful and drive improvement, and - Be happy and drive productivity. Dr. T's approach will help you develop these universally effective behaviors through an online assessment and boots-on-the-ground tools, like earning trust through transparency, treating adults like adults, and taking a no-fear approach to feedback. Whether you re struggling to build a more productive team, increase confidence in your leadership skills, or consistently deliver results, Bankable Leadership is the resource you've been waiting for!

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Trial Trauma: Healthy Spirituality For Empowered Living

NEW BOOK LIGHTS THE PATH FOR SUCCESSFUL PASSAGE THROUGH LIFE’S DIFFICULTIES

Description: Trials are “life tests”, those crucial times that reveal the character and integrity of the mind, soul and spirit, revealing your inner person and cause an intense focus on emotional, mental, and spiritual survival. However, if life’s trials are not effectively survived they can weaken the faith of even the most devout Christians and shake their faith in God. Dr. Sharon Mancha has spent her life helping others find their way through these life challenges and shares her spiritual truths for survival in her newest book, Trial Trauma: Healthy Spirituality for Empowered Living. “Life consists of awesome, yet difficult experiences. You can lose your faith in God if you have not packed appropriately for this spiritually enriching journey,” says Dr. Mancha. “This book teaches the learning skills necessary to ensure successful passage through life’s difficulties and reveals spiritual truths about the trauma that can occur if believers do not understand how the Holy Spirit can guide them through each trial.” With chapters that include The Drama of Spiritual Warfare, Bearing Fruit in the Midst of Trial, Trauma Drama and Spiritual Wealth, Trial Trauma was written to motivate people to believe in God and encourages them to recover from life’s challenges.

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The Luminous Portrait: Capture The Beauty Of Natural Light For Glowing, Flattering Photographs

The Luminous Portrait by Elizabeth Messina

Description: Infuse your images with glowing, luminous light. From high-profile wedding and portrait photographer Elizabeth Messina comes this beautiful guide to shooting lush, romantic portraits exclusively in natural light. Whether you’re photographing children, weddings, maternity and boudoir, or portraits of any kind, The Luminous Portrait will inspire you with Elizabeth’s personal approach and award-wining images, sharing the art to making flattering portraits that appear “lit from within.” About the Author ELIZABETH MESSINA (www.ElizabethMessina.com) was named one of the top ten wedding photographers of 2010 by Adorama, one of the top ten wedding photographers of 2008 by Pop Photo and American PHOTO, and one of the twenty-five trendsetters of 2008 by Modern Bride. Her images have graced the covers of Us Weekly, OK, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and Professional Photographer magazines. For more about Elizabeth, visit her award-winning blog, www.kissthegroom.com. JACQUELINE TOBIN is the executive editor of Rangefinder magazine and the former deputy editor of Photo District News. She is also the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers. ULRICA WIHLBORG (Foreword) is the West Coast weddings editor at People magazine.

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The Tale Of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years

POIGNANT AND TIMELESS TALE OF A DYING WOMAN’S COURAGEOUS ATTEMPT TO COME TO TERMS WITH HER PAST

Description: Author Susan Speranza’s stunning and poignant debut novel, The Tale of Lucia Grandi: The Early Years, tells a powerful and timeless story of a dying woman’s courageous attempt to come to terms with her past and the troubled family that dominated it. Reminiscent of older literary novels like ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and told in breathtakingly beautiful prose, The Tale of Lucia Grandi begins when an old woman is asked to recount the story of her life and tells an intense, poignant tale about growing up and surviving a warring suburban family during the 1950s and 60s. Written as memoir, where Lucia is the silent observer, each chapter describes a particular incident in her life, showing the constant struggle between her parents and the perverse effect it has on her and her family. From her complicated and unwanted birth, to her witnessing a suicide at age 3, to her stint as a runaway at age 14, the story progresses to the final crisis where, as a young woman, she is turned out of her house and banished from her family forever. An unforgettable read!

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NEW NOVEL EXPLORES FIDELITY, POLYGAMY AND DIVINE DECREE

Who Wins the Battle Between Faith....and Fantasy?

Description: How does a middle-aged, married (with children), man of the cloth, marred by post-traumatic stress from military service in Afghanistan, make a spectacular return to society after years of a quiet, reclusive existence? Not quietly, that’s how. Author Tariq Rana takes an unconventional look at the polygamous relationship between a married Muslim and a blonde bombshell in his sensational new release, A Model Wife for a Gentle Imam. (An Imam. A Model. A Dream. A Novel.) The Imam of Breezewood, a retired veteran of Coalition involvement in Afghanistan, while living a simple life in a small community, discovers a fashion model in one of the clothing magazines for a local high-end clothing boutique. In spite of the profound differences in ethnicity, religion and society, the model bears a striking similarity to the Imam’s wife. Struggling with the expectations of marital fidelity but unable to ignore a growing fascination with the fashion model, he makes a life-changing decision by taking up with a woman of a different faith. A naturally furious wife and an alienated congregation both decry his lack of discretion in a battle between liberal, secular values and the fundamental prerogatives of divine decree.

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In Celebration Of The 25th Anniversary Of The Whimsical Family Fantasy- MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO - VIZ Media Releases MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO: THE NOVEL Just In Time For Holiday!

Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) © 1988 Nibariki - G

Description: The beloved animated classic is now retold in novel form. The hardcover edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story written by veteran children's book author Tsugiko Kubo. The story follows eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei who have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. While their father is working, the girls explore their sprawling old house and the forest and fields that surround it. Soon, Satsuki and Mei discover Totoro, a magical forest spirit who takes them on fantastic adventures through the trees and the clouds--and teaches them a lesson about trusting one another. This novel is sure to delight all Totoro fans and certainly grab new once. This internationally popular property has generated an array of toys, books, collectables and the recently released DVD of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO. Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most celebrated anime directors-directing such notable films as Spirited Away, (which won the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film,) Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and more-all of which have received great international acclaim. Hayao Miyazaki books are published in English under VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library imprint. VIz.com $17.99 U.S. and $21.00 Canada

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The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts The Myths

The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths

Description: Multi-award winning book and celeb favorite, The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths, reveals intimate facts on breasts in a fun, informative witty style. Whether you want to augment them, lift them, reduce them, or embrace them just the way they are, you’ll get the inside scoop about breasts and cosmetic breast surgery in this educational and entertaining book. Dr. Ted Eisenberg, a plastic surgeon who holds the Guinness World Record for most breast augmentations done in a lifetime, candidly answers hundreds of actual patient questions like: Am I too old for breast augmentation? Will my implants boil in a hot tub? Do I need to replace them every 10 years? Filled with more than 200 photographs and illustrations, The Scoop on Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths is an amusing and revealing read. By book’s end, you’ll consider the authors your BBFs: Bosom Buddies Forever. The book was also featured at this year’s Oscars Luxury Lounge and was a hit amongst celebs like Jayson Blair who tweeted, “@ScoopOnBreasts my lady @TheRue has been reading this book for the last hour non stop. It’s Brilliant!” of his girlfriend Rumer Willis. Available now on Amazon, the book clarifies this issue for all women who feel concerned that they have uneven breast sizes, and more. www.TheScoopOnBreasts.com

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GIFTS FOR DEBORAH: INTIMATE MEMOIR IS AN EMOTIONAL ‘HOW-TO’ FOR USING ROCK BOTTOM AS A SPRINGBOARD TO SUCCESS

A Deeply Revealing Story of Resilience and Survival

Description: Imagine living a life that includes running drugs for your brothers, numerous suicide attempts of your siblings, the death of your parents, abuse and rape. Deborah Heyer lived that life. Her story unraveled when she was committed to a treatment center after being homeless for a year. It is there that she began to understand the traumatic emotions that consumed her and that she needed to be set free. Wanting to help others find hope in hopeless situations she penned Gifts for Deborah. She poignantly shares how she: • Went from rape victim to rape hotline volunteer and was part of a nationwide program called the “Touch Program’ teaching children about good and bad touching • Overcame homelessness by becoming an integral part of the organization “Homeless Coalition”, connecting other homeless people to services for mental health, medical care and advocacy for quality of life • Went from being stalker victim to helping pass a law in 1991 regarding restraining orders and ankle bracelets for repeat offenders Gifts for Deborah is the inspirational story of a woman destined from the beginning to fail, but who proved that self-love and forgiveness are crucial to survival and who went on to a successful award-winning 25-year career in nursing.

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Wacky Jacky: The True Story Of An Unlikely Beauty Queen

Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen

Description: Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen, written by Jaclyn Stapp, wife of Scott Stapp lead singer of Creed, is based off of her childhood experiences of growing up and being bullied. Wacky Jacky's ultimate message is that it's alright to be different. By imparting valuable character lessons in an engaging story, Wacky Jacky is a tool for parents and teachers to teach lessons in self-esteem and positive attitude, and illustrate social issues like bullying.

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Robert Kioysaki's Book: "Why A Students Work For C Students"

Robert Kiyosaki's "Why 'A' Students Work For 'C' Students"

Description: Robert Kiyosaki, author of the #1 Personal Finance book of all time, “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” and founder of The Rich Dad Company, www.richdad.com, announces his newest book, “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government.” The book is Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Education for Parents and reveals how to give a child a financial head start in life—without giving them money. The book includes Action Steps for Parents at the end of every chapter and a Bonus Section with 40+ pages of excerpts from Kiyosaki’s "Rich Dad Poor Dad for Teens" and his graphic novel, "Escape the Rat Race" as examples of the resources available to parents who choose to meet the challenge of financial education head on. Readers of “Why ‘A’ Students Work for ‘C’ Students—and ‘B’ Students Work for the Government” will learn: • The one thing about money that parents should discuss with a child… today • Why saving money, in today’s economy, is a bad idea • That there are three sides to every coin…every idea or situation • Ways to fight the entitlement mentality… stop giving your children money and teach them “how to fish” • Why it’s important to talk with your child about their dreams for the future… and the different ways to define success For more information, and to increase your child's financial education, visit www.richdad.com.

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The Single Guy's Road Map To Re-Inventing Yourself After A Break-Up

Single Effort: How to Live Smarter, Date Better, and Be Awesomely Happy

Description: Conceptualized out of his learning curve following a painful divorce, first time author Joe Keller penned Single Effort: How to Live Smarter, Date Better and Be Awesomely Happy through trial and error after he was forced back into living the single life. With common sense, smarts and heart, Keller started his new adventure with confidence and humor and the end result is his road map of advice for single dads. Single Effort is the best guide to being single – but not necessarily staying single – that you’ll ever read. From food to fun, and finance to romance, Single Effort delivers clear, real-world advice to help you live a dynamic, successful life as a single guy. And Single Effort isn’t just for men. Ladies will benefit too. From ideas to spice up your relationship, to a revealing look at a guy’s perspective on dating – Keller covers it all. Destined to become a classic, this indispensable guide will change how you think about being single and help you find the life and love you seek.

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CHILLING NEW NOVEL TAKES READERS ON A HELL RIDE THROUGH NEW YORK CITY’S SUBWAY SYSTEM

“…a diversion from the clichéd thriller…delivers moments of sheer creepiness.” - Kirkus Reviews

Description: F.M. Kearney’s assignments took him all over town via subway, particularly through the dimly lit and sparsely populated stations that comprise the “real” New York City subway system – making it the perfect setting for his chilling new release, They Only Come Out at Night. With an opening chapter that readers won’t soon forget, the thriller tells a tale of terror that reigns deep beneath the streets of New York City. The subway system is plagued by a series of unsolved, bizarre and particularly gruesome murders. A young man is found in a Brooklyn station with his heart crudely ripped out of his chest. The headless body of a conductor is discovered inside the locked cab of a Number 6 train in lower Manhattan. Authorities blame these, as well as several other equally macabre crimes, on the city's growing, and increasingly aggressive homeless population. Melissa Manning, however, isn't buying that explanation. Having experienced a personal tragedy in the subway years ago, Melissa is definitely no stranger to the violence that can occur underground...but this is different. Not only can she feel the presence of an evil entity...she knows it's just a matter of time before it comes after her.

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"Visibly Struck" By Steve Kubicek

"Visibly Struck" by Steve Kubicek

Description: While most Americans know the story of how the United States won its independence, many are unaware of George Washington’s passionate assertion that God was intrinsically involved in the nation’s founding. Washington’s belief about the many signs, mercies, and favorable interventions of God during the founding of America has inspired Visibly Struck by Steve Kubicek, a mesmerizing new novel based on the true experiences of George Washington and his faith in the invisible hand of God. An inventive and engaging debut historical novel, Visibly Struck takes readers on a journey like no other. Much more than entertaining and inspiring, Visibly Struck operates on a deeper level by providing readers with rich enlightenment. Based on historical facts and meticulously researched, Visibly Struck uses its engaging premise to show readers the signs, mercies, and favorable interventions George Washington saw. Using the narrative as a vehicle for revealing little-known but significant historical facts, author Steve Kubicek delivers an innovative new novel that leads readers on an incredible, faith-strengthening personal journey. Witness the power of God’s mercies and divine interventions in Visibly Struck, a powerful and poignant novel that brilliantly blends faith, fact and fiction.

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Award-Winning Novels By Elaine Wolf,

CAMP by Elaine Wolf, "The Anti-Bullying Novelist" (authorelainewolf.com)

Description: CAMP is a young adult coming-of-age novel about a high school girl who faces bullying at summer camp as she begins to discover the truth about her mother, who holds a dark secret. CAMP was given "a perfect 10!" by VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates), and it was named a first place winner by the Forward National Literature Award Committee. In addition, CAMP appears on "Publishers Weekly Bullying Resources: A Selected Listing." Booklist says CAMP is "tough to stop reading...rings sadly true." The novel is appropriate for teens and adults alike, and it's a great story for parents and teens to share. DANNY'S MOM is a novel about a mother who risks her career and her marriage when she speaks out against bullying and homophobia in the explosive high school in which she works. A review in The Denver Post states: "You think only students have to deal with bullying and backstabbing in high school? Think again. Wolf's heroine, a guidance counselor, fights back." Other reviewers say, "Wolf writes with insight and authority about an issue that society cannot afford to ignore" and call DANNY'S MOM "a must read" for everyone who cares about children and education. CAMP and DANNY'S MOM were each selected as a Book of the Month by the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County, New York, which honored the author, Elaine Wolf, with its 2013 Community Upstander Award. For more information, please visit authorelainewolf.com.

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Fairy Birds Book

Fairy Birds Book

Description: Have you ever wondered where Fairy Godmothers came from? They come from a Fairy Bird of course! Fairy Birds are Fairy Godmothers in training.They go to Fairy Godmother school to learn the secrets of how to become one. In each book of the Fairy Bird series, the little Fairy Birds learn how to grow one of the six colorful feathers they need to become Fairy Godmothers. In this first book, the Fairy Birds go on a soaring adventure to grow their first colorful feather, the pink "Givie" feather, which they grow as they give to others. The book is full of infectious illustrations, delightful color, fashionable characters and a secret message--to just give a little--that is captivating children across the globe. The twin sister authors, Heather Fujikawa and Heidi Andrews, wrote this book series to provide a fun, positive experience in children's literature where children can learn great characteristics like giving, loving, kindness and others in a fun and adventurous way in their book series. The book series and brand comes to life in such a fun way with the author's Fairy Birds blog which shares giving ideas and videos and which spotlights little Fairy Birds readers that are echoing the message of the book through their real life examples of how they are giving to others in and around their own homes.

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GRITTY MEMOIR BURSTS THE GLAMORIZED BUBBLE OF HOLLYWOOD’S “WISEGUYS”

Rumble in Brooklyn is one of those all-too-rare books that combine history and art with intelligence, heart, and wit. If you want to know the way it really was, “Rumble” will show you. Outstanding. — Warren Murphy, screenwriter, The Eiger Sanction,

Description: A fat, four-eyed kid somehow finds himself growing up in the toughest and most Mafia-filled slum in the country. From surviving protection rackets at the age of five, violent anti-Semitism, and brutal gang wars, Rumble in Brooklyn goes straight into East New York to depict the street-fighting childhood of New York Times acclaimed crime writer Joseph Trigoboff. During the 1950’s and 60’s, he not only knew, but exchanged blows with members of street gangs that were headed by future “Goodfellas.” Rumble in Brooklyn tells the story of Trigoboff’s poignant, violent coming of age amidst the brutal bigotry of East New York – the most violent neighborhood in the toughest town in America – and the favorite dumping ground for any self-respecting Mafioso. Challenged daily to fights with bigger and stronger opponents in an environment that was always threatening and always changing, Rumble describes the enduring power of friendship as Jewish street kids fought together against anti-Semitic neighborhood gangs such as the New Lots Boys, Fountain & Pitkin the El Tones and the Roman Lords. But Rumble is also a tale about a father-son relationship that was not based on a love of sports, but his father’s love of literature. Lee Trigoboff, nicknamed Samson and Popeye for his immense strength, not only taught young Joe how to fight and survive on the streets, but also encouraged his son’s love of reading and writing.

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New York Times Bestselling Memoir: IN THE WATER THEY CAN'T SEE YOU CRY

Amanda Beard

Description: *NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK* New York Times Bestselling Memoir: IN THE WATER THEY CAN’T SEE YOU CRY by AMANDA BEARD with Rebecca Paley In her candid and ultimately uplifting book IN THE WATER THEY CAN’T SEE YOU CRY: A Memoir, (Touchstone Paperback / Simon & Schuster; April 16, 2013; $15.99; ISBN: 978-1-4516-4438-8) Olympic swimming star Amanda Beard reveals the truth about coming of age in the spotlight, the demons she battled along the way, and the newfound happiness that has proved to be her greatest victory. Amanda Beard launched onto the international scene in 1996, when at the tender age of 14, she walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. Amanda has grown up before the American public and the world—swimming in four Olympics and winning a total of seven medals. She’s also become a sex symbol, enjoying a lucrative modeling career gracing the pages of magazines and posing for the cover of Playboy. But behind the glamorous façade, Amanda was a deeply insecure and troubled young woman.

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Mortus: Book One Of The Faenum Quest

LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN! CAPTIVATING EPIC FANTASY TAKES A MERE MORTAL OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Description: Author Dennis Hausker’s amazing new epic fantasy, Mortus: Book One of the Faenum Quest! has just been released! David Cray suffers a terrible trauma in the loss of his beloved mother, his only relative – or so he thought. At the funeral, he meets an unknown uncle who shares some shocking news: Dave’s father did not abandon his family as he was told. In fact, his father was not from Earth. His uncle convinces him to travel to his father’s planet, Faenum, to help with a dire threat. Having no one left on Earth, Dave agrees and begins a life journey that starts as quest to the dark fortress of Mortus. Along the way, Dave gathers a group of friends who could not be more different from each other but who share each other’s trials, tribulations and hopes. Dave goes through culture shock adjusting to his new world, yet begins to transform as his buried powerful and magical heritage from his father develops. As he becomes the de facto leader of the quest, Dave leads his followers into a trap and galling captivity. Though they escape from Mortus, they find themselves unalterably changed…..

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A Tale Of The Mojave By Arley Owens, Jr.

NEW SUPERNATURAL THRILLER TAKES READERS ON A SPINE-TINGLING JOURNEY TO HELL AND BACK!

Description: Arley Owens, Jr.‘s new thriller A Tale of The Mojave will shake your world! Lovely professor Denise Jones is glad to get the obligatory visit with her mother over with. All smiles she drives out of L.A. planning to spend the last few days of her vacation in Las Vegas before returning home to Chicago. Native New Yorker and consummate ladies’ man Bob Talasota, who's never been out west before, departs his cousin's house in San Bernardino, excited to check out Sin City, hit the crap tables, see the show girls and party down with a tasty babe or two. Leaving a convenience store fifty miles northeast of Barstow, Poppy Quinn, a middle age theologian from Texas, intends to spend the night in Handelton and wrap up his trip to Nevada the next day. But…none of them make it across the Mojave Desert. Forced to drive down a rocky canal formed by a prehistoric river, they meet one another when the riverbed ends at the base of a sandy mountain topped by a stone cliff. Realizing they've somehow been yanked from conventional reality they have no choice but to walk around it into…???

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Life Is But A Dream

SPELLBINDING NEW RELEASE DELIVERS UNIQUE TWIST ON REINCARNATION

Description: Award-winning writer David Earle’s captivating new thriller Life Is But a Dream is a reverse twist on reincarnation that encompasses the thoughts, emotions and reactions of a man who wakes up in the body of someone he does not know with the realization that the only life he has ever known is gone. Roger Owen, an African-American family man in the year 2011, awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to discover himself inhabiting the body of Sydney Hamilton, a Caucasian sixty-six year old Welsh Harvard Professor of History, whom he remembers nothing of in what is now the year 2125. Owen’s odyssey of this strange new existence in the twenty-second century takes him from an insane asylum, to the care of an attractive psychologist, to the acceptance of both lost lives and the intriguing pursuit of finding his ancestors from his past life. He must also deal with unraveling the mystery of a secret he unknowingly holds as Professor Hamilton regarding the truth of a catastrophic world event that occurred in 2115 that now threatens his life by a man who seeks to kill him. For all ages, it keeps readers riveted from the begining to its spellbinding conclusion.

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Simon's Cat Vs. The World

Simon's Cat vs. the World by Simon Tofield

Description: With over 360 million hits on YouTube, Simon’s Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield’s beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistibly charming book—an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube. Simon’s Cat proved his authority in the house. He returned victorious from his adventures beyond the garden fence. He prevailed after the chaotic arrival of a new kitten in Simon’s Cat in Kitten Chaos. Now he takes on the world! Illustrated in glorious full color, this volume explodes from the page with mesmerizing levels of detail. Includes a full-color sticker sheet as well as a bonus how-to-draw guide.

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Simon's Cat In Kitten Chaos

Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos by Simon Tofield

Description: With over 200 million hits on YouTube, Simon’s Cat is a genuine word-of-mouth phenomenon. Fans from all over the world have fallen for this adorable but anarchic feline who will do just about anything to be fed. Simon Tofield’s beautiful drawings and warm humor come alive on the page in this irresistible humor book—an outgrowth of the enormously popular short films featured on YouTube. Like all great cartoon creations, from Peanuts to Asterix, from Garfield to Tintin, Simon’s Cat has continued to evolve by introducing new characters and new story lines. After the runaway success of the first two books (Simon’s Cat and Simon’s Cat: Beyond the Fence), Simon welcomes a cuddly new addition to the family in the form of Simon’s Kitten, who is sure to delight Simon’s millions of fans.

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NEW YA FANTASY FICTION TRILOGY PROVES THE POWER BEHIND MAGIC IS BELIEVING … AND A KIND HEART

UNIQUE FORM OF STORYTELLING DELIGHTS READERS OF ALL AGES

Description: Author John R. Garland created his Endor the Wizard trilogy with a bit of a twist: he infused his hero with a kind heart and incorporated an underlying message that tenderness must never be mistaken for weakness … even in battle. Garland sets the stage for the first book, Endor the Wizard, in the town of Greysmire as Endor, his two faithful companions, TK the owl and BW the mouse, and the good townspeople attempt to live in harmony and work together to build an abundant and thankful life. Yet, they are thwarted at every turn by the people of Crindeland who are governed by the evil lord Gundermire. Endor relies on his wits to help his people combat Gundermire’s evil influences once and for all. The second book: Endor's Adventures takes Endor and his companions to the neighboring country of Dame whose people also face their share of trouble by the evil lord Gundermire. The final book: Endor: The Final Chapter takes the trio into the heart of war with Crindeland and the open confrontation with Lord Gundermire. Through the harshness of battle Endor still finds ways to bring about his good nature upon all those who need him.

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The Curious Childhood Of Patty O. (Growing Up In White Bear Lake, Minnesota)

ARTIST PAINTS DELIGHTFUL PICTURE OF ‘COMING OF AGE’ IN A SMALL TOWN IN NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES

Description: Artist and author Pat Olchefski-Winston had a slew of unique childhood memories rattling around in her head that she felt just had to come out. Missing the charm of her hometown, she began jotting down her favorite memories. The result is a delightful new collection of short stories called The Curious Childhood of Patty O. Beautifully crafted out of a collage of bits and pieces of growing-up memories Olchefski-Winston reveals the charm of growing up in the beautiful village of White Bear Lake, Minnesota in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The Curious Childhood of Patty O seamlessly weaves together a tapestry of short stories that highlights the cast of characters and events which made up White Bear Lake forty years ago. The stories range from having winter picnics with loony neighbor Loretta Latooney and Slick Dick the Car Man’s scandalous wife to the wonderful times shared with grandparents on the St. Croix River and the adventures in all four Minnesota seasons, including snow-filled sauna parties. Olchefski-Winston’s heartfelt stories and memorable, familiar characters display an emotional level of depth – from love to loss, from fun to falling – that all readers will identify with and embrace.

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Lori Duron's Poignant, Heartbreaking, And Laugh-out-loud Funny Memoir Raising My Rainbow

Raising My Rainbow chronicles the daily joys, struggles, and sometimes embarrassments of raising a gender-creative child.

Description: Lori Duron’s Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son (Broadway Books; September 3, 2013), based on her incredibly popular blog of the same name and featuring a foreword by Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, is the first memoir written by a mother that chronicles the daily joys, struggles, and sometimes embarrassments of raising a gender-creative child. Once it became clear that her little boy was happier shopping in the pink aisles of the toy store and preferred Snow White to Superman for his Halloween costume, Lori decided she and her husband needed to shift their parenting perspective—and also needed help figuring out how to encourage their little boy who liked girl things to stay true to himself, all while protecting him from a world that isn’t comfortable challenging gender norms. In Raising My Rainbow, Lori offers a heartfelt and beautifully rendered memoir as well as an important look into the more serious issues that come with parenting a gender-creative child, including understanding the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality, and how society’s interpretation of gender norms (from the toys we give our children to the colors we think they should be attracted to) affected her and her husband’s parenting decisions.

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INSANE: A Novel By Radio Personality, Terry E. Lyle

Cover of the book INSANE

Description: Many people have deep rooted insecurities. This realization led radio personality, Terry E. Lyle to write her latest book, “INSANE”. “INSANE” is a collection of short stories and poems about issues that impact all generations. The book takes an open minded and nontraditional stance on topics such as religion, money, race and sexual encounters. Weaving life lessons through poetry, the book provides poignant social commentary about the ramifications our decisions and our social responsibilities. Lyle writes about subjects that many consider taboo in the hopes that she will be able to shed light on hidden aspects of today’s culture.

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KISS: Keep It Simple And Sustainable

Keep it Simple and Sustainable

Description: Manufacturing consultant, Lowell Puls, believes that a single quality can transform a good leader into a successful one: simplicity. “Many leaders don’t know how to lead,” Puls said. “They fail to manage through engagement and don’t leverage the collective knowledge and power of the entire organization.” Puls’ new book, “KISS: Keep it Simple and Sustainable”, is a step-by-step guide that leaders can use to build simplicity into their management approach. It also outlines Lean Enterprise leadership methods that contribute to sustainable business success.

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Published on Dec 30, 2013

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