Book Gifts 2014 Above $15 - Book Gift Guide for 2014

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Rule The World Planner

Sugar and Type's Rule the World Planner

Description: This planner is bound to help you stay on your toes. WIth a weekly to do list, inspiration quotes, and a place to create your big idea each week, you're sure to bring your A-Game with this adorable organizational tool. The planner fits perfectly in your purse, and is great for all ages! Stay on top of your goals, by using the "weekly goals" section, and use the monthly view to see what you've got coming up, track holidays and birthdays!

Price: $35.00 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. Available at all on-line booksellers. For quickest delivery please go to http://www.raymondjklein.com and click on the BOOK menu button, then click on the Buy Now button to purchase this book. $34.99 per book, $4.50 will be added for shipping and handling. The shipper will be notified immediately and the book will be shipped USPS within 1 day.

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

A Book Titled: Visions Of Light

Visions of Light book, displayed here with international contest and award winning images, as seen published in the magazines or on a published record cover jacket. This tastefully entertaining, but educational piece, makes a great addition to any coffee

Description: Visions of Light is a book for the photographers in the family! They will want to know how and why these contest and award winning images were produced. This luxuriously unique and unusually creative new book was released in 2013. It is especially suited for all ages. The author challenged 4 writers, with poetic capabilities, to create short stories for 37 images to inspire readers. The abstract images were an experiment that propelled the author into the world of advertising photography as a lifetime career. It is a refreshing new look 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. Available at all on-line booksellers. For quickest delivery please go to http://www.raymondjklein.com and click on the BOOK menu button, then click on the Buy Now button to purchase this book. $34.99 per book, $4.50 will be added for shipping and handling. The shipper will be notified immediately and the book will be shipped USPS within 1 day. Endorsements: “Back in 1966, Raymond J. Klein produced a stunning, award-winning image of saxophones for the cover of my LP album Lou Donaldson At His Best. Thanks, Ray for your contribution.” —Lou Donaldson, saxophonist. (Lou Donaldson is a famous American saxophonist, visit his web site at: www.loudonaldson.com)

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

The Mother Company - Ruby’s Studio 3 DVD Bundle

The Mother Company's Holiday Gift Set

Description: Ruby’s Studio is a line of gorgeous, award-winning videos, books, songs, and more based in social and emotional learning for young kids. The 3 DVD Bundle includes the brand new Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show, which tackles parent’s #1 concern: their kids safety, as well as the award-winning Ruby’s Studio: The Feelings Show and Ruby’s Studio: The Friendship Show. All shows are vetted by world-renowned early childhood experts and include Pop-Up Parenting, an optional DVD feature designed to provide helpful tips for struggling parents (GREAT for working moms who have no time for parenting books – parents learn while watching with their kids). The Ruby’s Studio series has been a bestseller at Whole Foods stores nationwide and winner of DVD of the Year 2012 (Creative Child Magazine) and 10 other awards, including Red Tricycle’s 2013 Totally Awesome Awards, where "Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show" beat out a slew of Disney flicks in "Coolest Kid Flicks" category.

Price: $31.50 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

Dreadful: The Short Life And Gay Times Of John Horne Burns

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Description: American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II, he was stationed in Africa and Italy, and worked mainly in military intelligence. His first novel, The Gallery (1947), based on his wartime experiences, is a critically acclaimed novel and one of the first to unflinchingly depict gay life in the military. The Gallery sold half a million copies upon publication, but never again would Burns receive that kind of critical or popular attention. Dreadful follows Burns, from his education at the best schools to his final years of drinking and depression in Italy. With intelligence and insight, David Margolick examines Burns’s moral ambivalence toward the behavior of American soldiers stationed with him in Naples, and the scandal surrounding his second novel, Lucifer with a Book, an unflattering portrayal of his experiences at Loomis.

Price: $28.95 Visit the Website

Cairo Unzipped! An Insider’s Look At The Haves And Have Nots Of 1940s Egypt & Today

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Description: It’s the 1940’s and the desert sun is setting in Cairo. This is the scene of Layla’s story. A beautiful, young girl forced into prostitution at age 12 by her own mother, Layla dreams of freedom in Europe. While set more than 70 years ago, Layla dream is not far from that of those living in today’s modern-day, protest-laden Egypt. Layla’s story is the focus of Houston resident Mona Fuad’s fascinating new book, Cairo Unzipped. A friend of Layla’s and former Egyptian movie star, Fuad chronicles Layla’s meteoric rise during a revolutionary period of Egyptian history. Due to the turmoil in Europe, Egypt became a melting pot of Europeans from nations, being put to the fire, by the Nazis. Layla, with no money and fewer options, would not only survive the life of a call girl during this tumultuous time, but also rise to become the mistress of the most powerful man in Egypt, King Farouk. While focused primarily on Layla’s story of strength and overcoming adversity, Cairo Unzipped also shares a bit of Fuad’s life. Very much the opposite of Layla’s troubled youth, Fuad, born in Alexandria, was a once crowned Miss Egypt and could be found in many Egyptian and American films, including The Ten Commandments. Upon leaving show business and moving to America with her husband, Fuad founded the first acrylic nail salon in Dallas and helped define the landscape of the now over $35 billion nail industry.

Price: $28.50 Visit the Website

How To Look Hot In A Mini Van: A Real Woman's Guide

Minivan Book

Description: Discover the art of the "Hollywood Mom" with this insightful book, written by Us Weekly editor-in-chief, Janice Min, a career woman and a mom who has definitely been there. With humor and style, Min gives the inside scoop on how to bounce back after your pregnancy like a super model. The book includes the "10 Wardrobe Essentials every chic mom should own", the secrets to hiding a postnatal stomach pooch, and even more great tips to looking and feeling your best after as a new mom.

Price: $26.99 Visit the Website

Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, By Maura McEnaney

Cover- Willard Garvey: An Epic Life

Description: As the book Willard Garvey: An Epic Life vividly shows, Willard Garvey lived at the center of 20th century history.
 Born in Dust Bowl country, as a teenager he rode the rails at the height of the Great Depression to work in California’s Grapes of Wrath orchards. He sailed on the Queen Mary to the European theater of World War II, where he was one of the first three American officers into Berlin following its fall, and attended the Potsdam Conference. A visionary businessman, Garvey pioneered affordable home ownership in developing countries at a time when few if any knew or cared about the millions living in slums worldwide. He hobnobbed with heads of state and captains of industry, counting 20th century titans J.B. Fuqua, Robert Galvin, and John Templeton as closest friends and confidantes. He started a short-lived fourth television network, and pushed for independent journalism in an era of tightly-controlled media. He even tried to start a new country. It is perhaps his final “biggest” achievement that stands as Willard Garvey’s legacy. Beyond owner-operator of the “world’s largest” grain elevator, and “largest private landowner in Nevada”: builder of Kansas’s tallest building—the Epic Center. Its slanted copper roof pointed to the sky, it echoes the Kansas state motto that could well serve as his, too: Ad Astra per Aspera, “To the stars, through difficulties.”

Price: $26.95 Visit the Website

Pandemic, Scott Sigler's Explosive Conclusion To The New York Times Bestselling Trilogy That Began With Infected And Contagious

The explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with Infected and Contagious

Description: Scott Sigler’s Infected shocked readers with its terrifying, close-up account of one man’s struggle against an alien infection that turned his own mind and body against him. Its New York Times-bestselling sequel, Contagious, wowed readers again by pulling back the camera to tell the larger story of America’s continuing struggle against this growing, mutating, intelligent disease. Fans have waited eagerly for Sigler to conclude his epic alien-invasion trilogy, and now their requests have been answered. In Pandemic we see Margaret Montoya, the woman who outsmarted the disease in the first two books, take center stage as the main character. She saved the world, but only by sacrificing millions of lives — a decision that has haunted her and destroyed her life. But before Margaret’s actions led to that alien intelligence being shot out of the sky, it launched one last payload — a tiny soda-can-sized canister filled with microorganisms engineered to modify every human being they touch, creating twisted nightmares set on wiping all of humanity from the face of the earth. For years, the canister has rested, undisturbed and impotent, deep beneath the waters of Lake Michigan. Until now. Drawing comparisons to writers ranging from Robert A. Heinlein to Michael Crichton to Stephen King, Sigler has established a ravenous following with this brilliantly plotted series that mixes horror, medical fact, and science fiction as it has never been done before.

Price: $26.00 Visit the Website

The Author Of The New York Times Bestselling Memoir Look Me In The Eye Returns In Raising Cubby With A Slyly Funny, Sweetly Moving Memoir Of An Unconventional Dad’s Relationship With His Equally Offbeat Son

Look Me in the Eye author John Elder Robison returns with a slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son

Description: When John Elder Robison published his memoir, Look Me in the Eye, readers were given a window into the life of a man who spent forty years knowing that he was different, but not knowing why. It was not until he learned that he had Asperger’s syndrome that John emerged as a fully realized adult. Now, in his inspiring and hilarious new book, RAISING CUBBY: A Father and Son’s Adventures with Asperger’s, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives, John offers readers a father-son memoir like no other. Misfit, truant, delinquent. John was never a model child, and he wasn’t a model dad either. He ditched traditional bedtime stories like Good Night Moon in favor of his own stories about nuclear-powered horses and Santa’s origins as a whaling captain. Still, John got the basics right, and he gave him a life of adventure: by the time Cubby was ten, he’d steered a Coast Guard cutter, driven a freight locomotive, and run an antique Rolls-Royce into a fence. The one thing John couldn’t figure out was what to do when school authorities decided that Cubby was dumb and stubborn—the very same thing he had been told as a child. Did Cubby have Asperger’s too? Above all a heartwarming memoir about an unconventional father raising an equally offbeat son, RAISING CUBBY offers readers a love letter to fatherhood that’s as unique as its author.

Price: $26.00 Visit the Website

“A Righteous Gentile” By Augusto Ferrera

“A Righteous Gentile” by Augusto Ferrera

Description: “A Righteous Gentile” by Augusto Ferrera highlights the heroism of German, Peter Kramer, who jeopardized his safety and his family honor to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Peter Kramer’s story begins in the early 1970s while he is working abroad with the United States government. A paper that he has written about the Arab-Israeli conflict receives international attention and ruffles feathers high up in the United States presidential administration. A lengthy background check soon reveals that Peter Kramer is not who he claims to be…

Price: $25.95 to $35.00 Visit the Website

BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND ENDEARING CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS TALE WILL HAVE YOU “ROOTING” FOR THE LITTLE TREE THAT “COULD”

Start a New Holiday Tradition with Mert The Anxious Evergreen!

Description: If you’re looking to start a treasured new family holiday tradition with your children, look no further than Claire Bowman’s gorgeous new children’s book Mert the Anxious Evergreen, the triumphant tale about a little pine tree who longs to grow up to be a Christmas tree. Mert is an endearing tale of an anxious tree who wishes to save his beloved home from encroaching land development by being chosen as a Christmas tree, though he doesn't know how. He believes that he will be able to prevent the razing of Hickory Flats farm and forest if only he can find Christmas spirit -- as he conspires with his friend John the cat to overcome new obstacles. Mert, preciously naïve, mistakenly believes he needs the powerful Christmas spirit in order to achieve anything, but as it turns out he stumbles onto success with the help and love of all those around him. Beautifully written and stunningly illustrated, Mert the Anxious Evergreen is a tale of Christmas love that you won’t soon forget, sharing warm lessons in friendship, family relationships, hope, finding humor in tough situations and understanding the “music” that keeps us connected to the people and things around us if only we slow down and really ‘listen’.

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

Love In A Box With Real Love, Right Now

Love in a Box/Real Love Right Now- Given to Golden Globe Award nominees

Description: Real Love, Right Now by Kailen Rosenberg is a Thirty-Day Blueprint for Finding Your Soul Mate. Rosenberg is an acclaimed Love Architect, relationship expert and Oprah Winfrey’s Love Ambassador. She is renowned for bringing astounding love to men and women, both single and married. Rooted in her mission over the past 18 years, Rosenberg has created a proven method of strengthening people’s self-esteem; getting past the things holding you back from finding real, authentic love; and gaining a healthy new outlook on love and life. This book was selected as a gift for the 2014 Golden Globe Award nominees. Find Kailen at www.thelovearchitects.com. 1-877-930-5683. Rosenberg monitors love around the world by tracking tweets at theloveradar.com.

Price: $23.99 Visit the Website

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing The Magic In Each Day

365 Tarot Spreads

Description: For many people, tarot is a hallowed daily practice. Now you can navigate important life choices every day, all year with 365 Tarot Spreads. Featuring spreads for multi-cultural traditions, holidays, rituals, lore, and magic, this daily guide explores a tarot quest for every occasion and helps you discern answers to any question with interesting and magical results. Use 365 Tarot Spreads year after year with spreads falling on every possible calendar date. Each one is based on an important historical, magical, or fascinating occurrence on that particular date in history. This daily guide is concerned with the essential journey to find truth and answers, rooted in every spread with topics from love and money to career and life path. With an explanation of each spread and questions to focus on while reading, you’ll achieve your quest for answers every day.

Price: $22.99 Visit the Website

New Thriller: The Brotherhood Of Purity, By Thomas DiCarlo And Connie D. Atkinson

The Brotherhood of Purity

Description: It's a heart-thumping race against the clock to stop the most relentless terror machine the world has ever produced in the new thriller, The Brotherhood of Purity, by brother and sister team Thomas DiCarlo and Connie D. Atkinson. Inspired by their personal experiences of the 9/11 attack in New York, they have created a tale that looks at terror from all sides -- even entering the mind of a terrorist to explore his own motivations -- and questions the effectiveness of our current "War on Terror" tactics. The book's protagonist, world-renowned journalist and TV anchor David Anderson, is propelled into investigating a deadly and highly secretive organization, the Brotherhood of Purity, after it directs two simultaneous catastrophic terror attacks in San Francisco. Thousands are killed, including David's father. He and two colleagues work frantically to unravel the Brotherhood's secrets and crack its code in time to prevent the next major attack.

Price: $22.98 to $26.95 Visit the Website

"John Ford: Poet In The Desert" Captivating Biography Of One Of The World's Most Iconic Directors

New biography about Iconic director "John Ford: Poet in the Desert"

Description: Known throughout the world for his Westerns such as Stagecoach, The Searchers and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, which he made with his long time friend John Wayne, John Ford was an artist whose work ranged over the vast and textured richness of the human experience. In his new biography, "John Ford: Poet in the Desert" (trade paperback, $22.95, November 21, 2013), Author Joseph Malham explores the life of the legendary Irish-American director. A six-time Oscar winner, Ford explored the role of myth, history, tradition and war in the epic drama of the individual, the family and the community in timeless classics.

Price: $22.00 to $22.99 Visit the Website

Montooth 3: Red Cross Of Gold

Montooth 3: Red Cross of Gold by Robert Jay

Description: The newest release in the multiple award-winning Montooth quintet, Montooth 3: Red Cross of Gold is a charming and captivating tale featuring Carty Andersson and her Crew-- Blake Holmes, Hale Wending, and Maximilian “Mack” Stein. When Montooth 3: Red Cross of Gold opens, it’s the mid-1950s—smack dab in the middle of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Television shows are replacing radio programs, and refrigeration retires horse-drawn home milk delivery and kitchen canning. Change may be afoot, but one thing is constant: Carty and her band of brothers are about to find themselves in the middle of a big adventure. Action and adventure abound in this captivating tale that combines history, mystery and intrigue. Appealing characters, a gripping storyline, and inventive plots prove a winning combination for novelist Robert Jay and his dynamic Montooth series—a crossover sensation that has become a favorite of young adults and their parents.

Price: $21.99 Visit the Website

Baseball's Greatest, New Book From Sports Illustrated

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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

The Secret Kingdom - Children's Book Of Visionary Art And Poetry

"The Secret Kingdom" by Michele Bledsoe and Richard Bledsoe

Description: Take a journey through the imagination of artist, Michele Bledsoe. "The Secret Kingdom" is a collection of paintings and poetry celebrating the world of dreams. Michele Bledsoe has been exhibiting her art in galleries for almost 20 years. Inspired by the beautifully illustrated children's books she grew up with, Michele started creating art when she was a child - and never stopped. With "The Secret Kingdom", Michele Bledsoe hopes to inspire a new generation of artists to share her lifetime love of creating pictures. Art is for everyone, and "The Secret Kingdom" is a place that welcomes children of all ages.

Price: $20.95 Visit the Website

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

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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

“What Is God’s Secret Plan In Revelation Chapter 10?”

What is God's Secret Plan

Description: Author Peter Jolie has written a new religious book “What is God’s Secret Plan in Revelation Chapter 10?” He uses scripture analysis to answer the common questions that many Christians have. Jolie brings forth religious debates as he explores the meaning behind God’s story and his plan for humanity. Peter Jolie was born, baptized and raised a Roman Catholic in the city of Melbourne, Australia. In recent years, he has taken a liking to attending modern day Christian churches, and likes to watch Christian programs on television.

Price: $20.00 to $23.50 Visit the Website

New Novel Compiles Stories Of Strength And Survivorship

"I Survived So Can You"

Description: “I Survived, So Can You” By Lisa M. Sobry “I Survived, So Can You” is a compilation of stories submitted by women who have survived abuse, tragic loss and mental illness. Sobry wants readers to understand that no matter what they’ve been through, they are not alone and can move on to a successful life. “I spread the message that victims should never feel that abuse is their fault,” Sobry said. I’ve regained self-esteem, self-confidence and my own identity. In doing so, I seek to inspire other abuse survivors to take back control of their bodies as well as their lives.

Price: $19.99 to $20.00 Visit the Website

“License To Steal” By Ray W. Rowney, Jr.

“License to Steal” By Ray W. Rowney, Jr.

Description: "License to Steal" laments how the U.S. has strayed from the original vision of its founding fathers and become corrupted by human greed. Former bondholder representative, Ray W. Rowney sites examples of creative interpretations of law being used to steal from the American people. The book not only details the self-inflicted tribulations of the government, but it also shares simple solutions. Rowney believes that the key problem in the United States is not the structural issues of the economy, but the deterioration of the morals and character values in individual voting Americans.

Price: $19.99 to $20.00 Visit the Website

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER On DVD And BLUE RAY

NARUTO movie© 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO /2007 SHIPPUDEN © NMP 2010

Description: VIZ Media brings back the world's most popular ninja in his 7th animated feature film. Anime lovers will love this action-packed time-travelling adventure as they take an amazing journey back in time as Naruto tries to save a noble Queen. In NARUTO SHIPPUDEN THE MOVIE: THE LOST TOWER rogue ninja Mukade is about to be caught by Naruto's team when he uses an ancient power to turn back time! Naruto gets caught up and is sent back in time to the city of Loran, known for its thousand towers, and encounters the future Fourth Hokage on a top-secret mission, and the Queen of Loran, whose rule is threatened by Mukade. Will Naruto will be able to return to his own time and if a chance encounter in the past save the future? Be sure to pick up this exciting new DVD to find out....(no spoilers here!) Includes special (hilarious) animated short - NARUTO AND THE THREE WISHES and the original Japanese theatrical trailers. Rated TV-14 DVD $19.98 U.S.-$24.98 Canada Blu-ray $24.98 U.S.-$27.50 Canada Naruto.com VIZ.com

Price: $19.98 to $27.50 Visit the Website

Storytelling

Storytelling by Dr. Constance Colon-Jones

Description: Former communications professor, Dr. Constance Colon-Jones, has written a novel titled “Storytelling” that approaches life experiences from a mental and visual reading perspective. The book expresses these elements through detailed descriptors about multiple types of people and professions. Dr. Colon-Jones vividly describes what those in certain occupations and lifestyles hear, feel, think and experience. The book sets the scene for the reader to visualize what it is like to be in a profession such as artists, businesswomen and even musicians.

Price: $19.95 to $19.96 Visit the Website

The American Craft Beef Cookbook

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Description: There's a revolution going on in the beer world. The food you eat should be just as delicious as the beer you drink and award-winning beer journalist John Holl captures the best of the brewery and brewpub menus in his latest book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook. The 155 recipes cover breakfast to dessert, with vegetarian and gluten free options along with soups, seafood and more. The recipes were contributed by breweries, brewpubs and other beer lovers across the United States. You'll love the new twists on traditional favorites, such as Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs and American Wheat Beer Steamed Clams, as well as unexpected recipes like Crawfish Bordelaise, Roasted Pheasant,Chopped Reuben Salad, Beermosas, and Pineapple Brown Sugar Pale Ale Cupcakes. It is a celebration of craft beer, food, and the people behind it.

Price: $19.95 Visit the Website

"Believe" By Jan Walters

"Believe" by Jan Walters

Description: In “Believe” by Jan Walters, a modern day woman, Ann, is compelled to purchase an antique photo album she finds in a vintage bookstore. Ann finds herself oddly attracted to a man pictured in the album. Meanwhile, Ann’s love life is spiraling out of control as she breaks off a relationship with a coworker and he begins to stalk her. The co-worker attempts to physically attack her and they are both thrown back into time. Ann wakes up in the house of the attractive male she was gazing from the album and he mistakenly identifies her as his fiancé who was previously missing. She must avoid her present day stalker in Victorian England while navigating a relationship with the mysterious 19th century man.

Price: $19.95 to $20.00 Visit the Website

“Native Foods Celebration Cookbook: Delicious Vegan Recipes To Celebrate Every Month Of The Year!”

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Description: Native Foods Cafè, the nation’s ruler of 100 percent plant-based, chef crafted fast casual fare, announces the release of its second cookbook, “Native Foods Celebration Cookbook: delicious vegan recipes to celebrate every month of the year!” (Native Foods Press, 2014) much to the delight of Native foodies, nationwide. The 362 page cookbook showcases unseen recipes and eater favorites developed by the Native Foods culinary team. Now, readers and loyal eaters can make 152 purely plant-based recipes in their own kitchens for holidays and everyday celebrations. Highlights from the new cookbook range from abundantly simple: Cheeseburger Pizza for finicky families, Extra Point 8-Layer Dip for Super Bowl Sunday, Shepherd’s Pie for St. Patrick’s Day, Soba Noodle Salad for spring and Orzo Stuffed Sweet Peppers — to more involved: Truffle Asparagus Risotto, Sriracha “Chicken,” Spring Wellington, Artichoke Hearts with Meyer Lemon Cream Sauce, Raw Salted Caramel Cheesecake and Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes. In addition to each straightforward and scrumptious recipe, Native Foods Cafè’s culinary team delivers “Vegan Pantry” and “Glossary” sections for plant-eating beginners, as well as restaurant-goers’ favorite dishes available at its 14 locations and counting, nationwide. Included, also, are a hefty serving of recipes for refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including the Bloody Harry.

Price: $19.95 Visit the Website

That You May Know Him By Clifford Deister

That You May Know Him

Description: Clifford Deister, has preached the written and spoken word of Jesus Christ for 70 years. He is the author of two religious books, “Revelation, an Analysis” and “Paul and the Great Stone Wall.” Upon witnessing an increased divide in the teachings of various branches of Christianity, Deister penned "That You May Know Him" a new book comprised of only words spoken and written by Jesus Christ and words he asked to be written by apostles.

Price: $19.95 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Out-of-Style A Modern Perspective Of How, Why And When Vintage Fashions Evolved, Written And Illustrated By Betty Kreisel Shubert

Out-of-Style A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved

Description: The award-winning Out-of-Style A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved, by Betty Kreisel Shubert and published by Flashback Publishing, provides a fresh perspective on the evolution of vintage fashions and features over 700 of Shubert’s own sequential illustrations that reveal the style clues that date clothes worn by men, women and children in 19th through 20th centuries and beyond. Gems of social history illuminate the life and times of our ancestors. Out-of-Style was selected as Family Tree UK Magazine’s Top Choice book in their February issue and has also received a prestigious spot on Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013 list in the Indie Books category. It is an essential tool for genealogists and people because it makes time-dating photographs easy and accessible. The book is available at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/OUT-STYLE-Perspective-Vintage-Fashions/dp/098357619X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Price: $19.88 to $37.85 Visit the Website

We Invite You To Read The Entire Story Of Ricky As Well As The Breath-taking Memoir Of Jeannie Kerrigan’s Life In The Book LAYLA

Layla by Jeannie Kerrigan

Description: "Ricky" is a small stuffed monkey embroidered with hotline contact numbers and given out free to shelters and to anyone alone on the streets. He was recreated in the image of Jeannie Kerrigan’s little stuffed monkey she had as a child that was lost when she was raped as a young girl. Today, Jeannie is the Founder of Ricky’s Revolution, along with Co-founder Katherine Patton. Through the use of Ricky, this non-profit provides information about safety and shelter options (including rape crisis), a runaway hotline, safe house and domestic violence hotline. Ricky represents renewed hope for runaway and homeless youth, victims of domestic violence, and victims of sexual abuse, by giving them the information they need to reach places of safety as quickly as possible. As Street Team Leaders, Jeannie and Katherine go onto the streets personally handing out thousands of Rickys and interacting with individuals involved in acute situations of violence and homelessness. Additionally, Ricky's Revolution has volunteer-based Shelter Teams within multiple communities who deliver Rickys to shelters locally. This unique distribution process also allows volunteer community members to become a part of the process in helping bring these issues to the forefront. Jeannie Kerrigan also wrote Layla, her moving memoir that tells her shocking story of a horrific life of incest, physical abuse, rape, stripping, and prostitution in a world of drugs and insanity. It speaks for those who cannot speak for themselves, as do the Ricky monkeys being circulated on the streets of America.

Price: $19.00 to $20.00 Visit the Website

"Becoming" By Dr. Peter Morry

"Becoming" by Dr. Peter Morry

Description: “Becoming” that addresses societal concerns and stimulates readers to have meaningful conversations about controversial topics. “By having their core beliefs challenged, readers will be open to developing a greater understanding of the world around them,” Morry said. “The ideas presented in “Becoming” are meant to foster debate and evoke change on both a personal and societal level.” The book chronicles an extremely wide range of controversial topics including, but not limited to religion, war, sexuality, media, corruption and education.

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Lust: POems

Lust: Poems by Diana Raab

Description: Tired of flowers and chocolates for Valentine's Day? Give LUST-- a collection of poems by award-winning poet Diana Raab. The book will take you on a passionate journey through private emotional moments, employing narrative verse that is alive, titillating, and seductive. The book examines the emotional and physical complexity of love, helping readers navigate he risks of intimacy as we move toward the realization that every experience enriches our lives, whether we perceive it as joy, pain, or out of the ordinary. "Lust will make you fall head-over-heals in love with words. Words that are strung together, knotted like a perfect strand of opera length pearls." -Amy Ferris, author of Marrying George Clooney. Perfect gift for men an women. Hot off the press. Just released February 1, 2014.

Price: $19.00 Visit the Website

"Think Like Your Dog" By Dianna M. Young And Robert H. Mottram

"Think Like Your Dog" by Dianna M. Young and Robert H. Mottram

Description: In Think Like Your Dog, leading dog trainer Dianna M. Young and award-winning journalist Robert H. Mottram explain how by thinking like your dog—and by learning to speak your dog’s language—dog owners can take communication to a whole new level. Think Like Your Dog takes readers inside a dog’s head and explains the processes that go on there. Moreover, Think Like Your Dog explains key principles, that when properly applied, will reward the owner with a happy, disciplined dog and fulfilling companion. With its fresh perspective on dog training, Think Like Your Dog may well be the second best friend a dog owner could ever have.

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Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last Book

Pictured from back to front are Late Folk Singer and Songwriter Harry Chapin and his daughter Jen Chapin, who today is also a Singer and Songwriter and is among the individuals featured in this book.

Description: The Living Memories Project: Legacies That Last, co-written by Dr. Meryl Ain and Stewart Ain, and Dr. Meryl Ain's brother Arthur Fischman, is an inspiring book that shows how grief can be transformed into positive action and living legacies. The book contains a collection of heartwarming stories of lives remembered and actions taken by individuals and families, including some relatives of celebrities, to keep the legacies and memories of loved ones alive. For more details regarding the book or to place an order, please visit: http://www.amazon.com/The-Living-Memories-Project-Legacies/dp/0988255375.

Price: $18.95 Visit the Website

FOREBODING NEW NOVEL PLACES MODERN CIVILIZATION ON THE LIP OF AN ABYSS

Civilizations Rise, and They Fall, Often By Their Own Hand…

Description: Author Steve Lee takes a unique and often thought-provoking look at our world and the clear “Rise and Fall” pattern etched throughout mankind’s storied past. Lee’s epic tale – Epiphany - blends past and present, even as it deftly trends modern civilization forward to its disturbing and logical end. Living at the outskirts of a small town in Iowa, a young farm boy named Josh Peterson finds his life rocked by a series of reoccurring dreams. Considering them at first to be little more than the product of an overactive imagination, Josh finds himself jolted from reality one day as two figures suddenly emerge from these dreams and intervene in an effort to save his life. As the years pass, this event and the images that seemingly spawned it, come to shape Josh's life, preparing him for a crisis far beyond anything he had ever thought possible. In a world growing all the more dysfunctional with each passing year, he and his family watch as greed and political corruption coalesce to push civilization to the lip of an abyss, even as it draws Josh into the heart of this sweeping crisis. As events steadily devolve to the point of no return, Josh suddenly discovers the mysterious figures from his dreams are but messengers for something far beyond us – something that had anticipated this culminating event in all its misery, eons before the advent of modern man.

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The Sleepy Star Children's Bedtime Book

"An instant classic, enjoyed by readers of all ages!"

Description: The Sleepy Star is a new children's bedtime book which is being hailed as an instant classic in many customer reviews! Written in rhyming verse, with text to visual connections to help promote word recognition, The Sleepy Star makes a great "go to" tool for parents who want to make their child's bedtime routine, easy, entertaining and educational. The Sleepy Star is available online through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $17.99 (Hardcover) Visit www.thesleepystar.com for more information and to see some of the whimsical interior illustrations!

Price: $17.99 Visit the Website

The Crisis Of Revelation By Ross McRonald

The Crisis of Revelation

Description: The novel follows a retired engineer, Jack Molay, who goes on an archeology expedition to Europe. While there, his team discovers what they believe to be the bones of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. The bones show signs that a crucifixion has occurred. However, these bones have healed. The evidence of healing directly refutes the claim that Jesus rose from the dead. “Books such as ‘The Da Vinci Code’ scratch the surface in regards to alternative religious beliefs,” McRonald said. “I wanted to write something that takes these ideas to the next level so that we can further explore the roots of Christianity.”

Price: $17.95 to $20.00 Visit the Website

DARE: Straight Talk On Confidence, Courage, And Career Of WOMEN IN CHARGE

DARE by Becky Blalock. Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career

Description: DARE: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career for Women in Charge Looking for the perfect gift for a gal on the fast-track? Is she leaning-in and working hard to crack the glass ceiling? Support your career-minded gal with the DARE book from Becky Blalock, former SVP and CIO at Southern Company. She blazed a trail to the C-suite and has interviewed 28 of her female colleagues from across corporate America to share their stories and their secrets. DARE is chock-full of actionable tips and ideas how to take charge, gain confidence and help others along the way. DARE has garnered rave reviews from WSJ, Forbes and more. It makes the perfect gift for the career gal on your gift list! Available at major booksellers. Website: www.beckyblalock.com/

Price: $17.00 to $27.99 Visit the Website

A Bucket Of Blessings By Kabir Sehgal And Surishtha Sehgal

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Description: A beautiful myth from India comes to life in this enchanting picture book. Near a majestic mountain in a vast jungle with many mango trees, it has not rained for weeks and weeks. The village well and pond are dry. Monkey and his friends look everywhere for water, but they have no luck. And then Monkey remembers a story his mama used to tell him, a story about how peacocks can make it rain by dancing. So he sets out to see if the story is true… This little-known legend, told with dramatic rhythm and illustrated with the colors and textures of India, is sure to delight and inspire.

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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.

Price: $16.95 to $24.95 Visit the Website

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.

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

The Mona Lisa Myth: How New Discoveries Unlock The Final Mystery Of The World's Most Famous Painting

The book "The Mona Lisa Myth", written for a general audience, shatters many myths about Leonardo's most famous portrait

Description: A Mona Lisa canvas recently discovered in a Swiss vault is the true likeness of a Florentine merchant’s wife, whereas the Mona Lisa in the Louvre is actually an allegorical representation of Mary, known as the Madonna Annunziata. These are just two of several new revelations about the world’s most famous portrait, presented in the book "The Mona Lisa Myth" by National Geographic bestselling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts and his co-author, art connoisseur Christopher Brown. Using a combination of digital imaging, source criticism and archival sleuthing, the illustrated book shatters many of the “myths” about Leonardo da Vinci’s signature portrait.

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Conquer Your Stress With Mind/Body Techniques

Cover, Conquer your Stress

Description: According to Kathy Gruver, PhD, health and wellness expert and award-winning author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, stress will always be a part of life. But we can control how we react to stress. In her new book, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques, Gruver explains the stress response, its history, and how it affects us today. She gives practical tips for decreasing the body’s reaction to stress and how using simple mind/body techniques can increase health by lessening tension. Dr. Gruver offers a treasure trove of easy methods readers can do at home, in her down-to-earth style. She demystifies the multitude of available professional therapies that you can incorporate into your life. Fun, fit, and quick-witted, Gruver tells it like it is, in her balanced approach to combining Western and Alternative views. The book is liberally sprinkled with examples from Kathy’s own life, expert friends’ stories, and from her clients’ experiences. Topics include: Creative Visualization/Guided Imagery … Warning Signs of Stress: Physical, Behavioral, Emotional, Cognitive … BioDots … Affirmations … Meditation and Mindfulness … Herbs … Pain management … the “How to Stay Sick” list … the “How to Stay Healthy” list, and more – all offered with both scientific and anecdotal information, in Dr. Gruver’s down-to-earth style.

Price: $16.95 Visit the Website

PEOPLE TOOLS: 54 Strategies For Building Relationships, Creating Joy, And Embracing Prosperity

PEOPLE TOOLS by ALan C. Fox

Description: PEOPLE TOOLS is the brainchild of Alan C. Fox, a successful real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is also the founder, editor, and publisher of Rattle, one of the most respected literary magazines in the United States. In the book, he shares time-proven techniques that will help people succeed in their relationships with others, bringing joy and prosperity into their lives. PEOPLE TOOLS is organized into 54 short, easily digestible chapters making it an invaluable resource. Each tool is illustrated with insightful stories and amusing anecdotes that are relevant and relatable. “Just like hammering in a nail, thriving in life requires that you find and apply the best tool for each job,” Fox explains. “The more tools you have, and the better you understand the tools you use, the more quickly and effectively you will achieve success.”

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A Notebook For Visual Thinkers

Grids & Guides

Description: Grids & Guides (Princeton Architectural Press) Map out graphs, schematics, sketches, and dreams with this sleek and durable workbook. Inspired by vintage laboratory notebooks, Grids & Guides features 144 pages of graph paper (eight designs repeating throughout) interspersed with a multitude of scientific charts, tables, and infographics featuring everything from the periodic table to alternative alphabets to Newton's Laws of Motion. This journal is the perfect tool for right-brainers and left-brainers alike.

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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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Jo Frost, Best Known As Supernanny, Releases Her 7th Book "Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide To Shaping Proper Behavior"

Jo Frost's Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior

Description: Best known as the “Supernanny,” childcare expert and child advocate Jo Frost has always had a natural gift for connecting with kids and helping parents navigate milestones with practical, easy solutions. With more than 25 years of experience in the family arena and the success of her hit television shows Supernanny, Extreme Parental Guidance, and this summer’s Family S.O.S. with Jo Frost, she’s proven her ability to bring peace and stability to any home. Now, the New York Times bestseller now offers parents and caregivers her invaluable methods in JO FROST’S TODDLER RULES: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior (March 4, 2014) to help tame toddler tantrums and curb troublesome behavior—from mealtime struggles to bedtime battles, and everything in between. In her book, Frost puts forth an amazingly simple equation for a harmonious household—her five rules for disciplined parenting plus her three-step S.O.S. method (Step Back, Observe, Step In)—and shows how these tools can create calmness in daily family life and routines. Complete with troubleshooting tips for living tantrum-free, JO FROST’S TODDLER RULES is a welcome, no-nonsense guide with everything you need to help your children grow, thrive, and make family time even more precious. You can visit her online at www.JoFrost.com or follow her on Twitter @Jo_Frost.

Price: $16.00 Visit the Website

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.

Price: $15.00 to $15.01 Visit the Website

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.

Price: $15.00 to $20.00 Visit the Website

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