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|Author||: Melissa Shultz|
|Editor||: Sourcebooks, Inc.|
Live your best life—even after your kids leave home When her children left for college, Melissa Shultz was certain that she had prepared them well for their new lives-but her own life was a different matter entirely. Her house was empty, her purpose unclear. If her life was no longer dominated by the day-to-day demands of being "Mom," then who exactly was she? And how would she ever move forward? From Mom to Me Again is the story of one woman's reinvention. Shultz's struggle with the empty nest and the transformation of her marriage, friendships, career, and ultimately herself, is part memoir and part self-help guide. Funny, poignant, and practical, this book tells Shultz's personal story and provides valuable advice for readers preparing to send their children off into the world. She shows women that while they'll always be mothers, it's time for them to take center stage in their own lives once again.
|Author||: Ilona Gierman|
IT'S HAPPENING! You weren't always sure you'd get here, but the kids grew up and are surviving--more or less successfully. But what now?! If you're like most moms, you're caught between grief and delight, and full of questions, loose ends, hopes, and regrets. Empty nesting can be a disorienting time, but it can also be the best time of your life. In this Empty Nest Parents book, you will discover: - The real reasons why you have no idea what to do with yourself once your kids are grown - yet. - Five simple steps to turn complex issues into concise solutions. - How to discover what gives your life purpose beyond parenting. - The difference between Hard No's, Hard Yes's and Should's. - How to move seamlessly from the role of full time parent to the role of empty-nester. - And much, much more! Let your kids grow up and your soul be healed!
|Author||: Maya Angelou|
|Editor||: Random House|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A moving memoir about the legendary author’s relationship with her own mother. Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick! The story of Maya Angelou’s extraordinary life has been chronicled in her multiple bestselling autobiographies. But now, at last, the legendary author shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother. For the first time, Angelou reveals the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence absent during much of Angelou’s early life. When her marriage began to crumble, Vivian famously sent three-year-old Maya and her older brother away from their California home to live with their grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. The subsequent feelings of abandonment stayed with Angelou for years, but their reunion, a decade later, began a story that has never before been told. In Mom & Me & Mom, Angelou dramatizes her years reconciling with the mother she preferred to simply call “Lady,” revealing the profound moments that shifted the balance of love and respect between them. Delving into one of her life’s most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships, Mom & Me & Mom explores the healing and love that evolved between the two women over the course of their lives, the love that fostered Maya Angelou’s rise from immeasurable depths to reach impossible heights. Praise for Mom & Me & Mom “Mom & Me & Mom is delivered with Angelou’s trademark good humor and fierce optimism. If any resentments linger between these lines, if lives are partially revealed without all the bitter details exposed, well, that is part of Angelou’s forgiving design. As an account of reconciliation, this little book is just revealing enough, and pretty irresistible.”—The Washington Post “Moving . . . a remarkable portrait of two courageous souls.”—People “[The] latest, and most potent, of her serial autobiographies . . . [a] tough-minded, tenderhearted addition to Angelou’s spectacular canon.”—Elle “Mesmerizing . . . Angelou has a way with words that can still dazzle us, and with her mother as a subject, Angelou has a near-perfect muse and mystery woman.”—Essence
|Author||: Sue Klebold|
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine shooters, about living in the aftermath of Columbine. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives. For the last sixteen years, Sue Klebold, Dylan’s mother, has lived with the indescribable grief and shame of that day. How could her child, the promising young man she had loved and raised, be responsible for such horror? And how, as his mother, had she not known something was wrong? Were there subtle signs she had missed? What, if anything, could she have done differently? These are questions that Klebold has grappled with every day since the Columbine tragedy. In A Mother’s Reckoning, she chronicles with unflinching honesty her journey as a mother trying to come to terms with the incomprehensible. In the hope that the insights and understanding she has gained may help other families recognize when a child is in distress, she tells her story in full, drawing upon her personal journals, the videos and writings that Dylan left behind, and on countless interviews with mental health experts. Filled with hard-won wisdom and compassion, A Mother’s Reckoning is a powerful and haunting book that sheds light on one of the most pressing issues of our time. And with fresh wounds from the Newtown and Charleston shootings, never has the need for understanding been more urgent. All author profits from the book will be donated to research and to charitable organizations focusing on mental health issues. — Washington Post, Best Memoirs of 2016
|Author||: Ryan Phillips|
|Editor||: Destiny Image Publishers|
Abigail Walker and Jarvis Daniels are longtime sweethearts headed in opposite directions. Abby, an aspiring cellist, wants out of her humble Detroit surroundings and is willing to shed blood, sweat, and tears to make it happen. Jarvis, on the other hand, is perfectly content with life. For him there's plenty of time to become a "responsible adult." For now, heâŁĭs got everything he could want: a roof over his head, a PlayStation, and the love of a good woman. When Abby's music career takes off and she moves to Chicago, Jarvis gets the boot---sort of. Abby still loves him, but his penchant for faded sweaters and meatball subs just doesnâŁĭt fit into her new, sophisticated world of designer gowns and concert halls. They're in different leagues and Abby makes no qualms of reminding him of it whenever she deigns to visit him. When the couple is involved in a near-fatal car crash, they are broken, stripped, and broken again both stumbling through a journey of healing and self-discovery as they struggle to accept the merciful hand of the only One who can help them up after a fall.
|Author||: Jamie Lee Curtis|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Tell me again about the night I was born . . Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents... Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms . . In asking her mother and father to tell her again about the night of her birth, a young girl shows that it is a cherished tale she knows by heart. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell come together once again to create a unique celebration of the love and joy a baby brings into the world. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born is a heartwarming story, not only of how one child is born but of how a family is born.
|Author||: Jaci Burton|
It’s never too late for a second chance at first love in this compelling novel from New York Times bestselling author Jaci Burton. When Loretta Simmons returns to Hope, Oklahoma, after a disastrous marriage, she’s determined to remain independent for the sake of her daughter. The only thing standing in her way is Deacon Fox—the man she loved and walked away from years ago. Since Loretta owns the bookstore right next to his current renovation project, Deacon can’t escape the woman who broke his heart. Throw in her adorable little girl and one ridiculously oversized dog, and they’re almost a family. Only he can’t be that guy—what they had was once in a lifetime. But love has a funny way of reopening a door you thought was firmly closed....
|Author||: Megan Nugen Isbell|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
Returning to Carver hasn been the same since Jesse left, but after almost four years, Riley Regas has gotten used to it. She picked up the pieces after he broke her heart and has moved on. Evan has shown Riley how to love again, but when she comes home for the summer before her senior year of college, Jesse unexpected return causes everything she worked so hard to put behind her to come rushing back. She can deny she still feels something for Jesse, but how can she forgive the way he left her and what about her future with Evan? With her past and present colliding, what life will she choose and will Riley ever truly find happiness?
|Author||: Workman Publishing|
|Editor||: Workman Publishing Company|
Introducing two new titles that let kids celebrate Mom and Dad in the best and most personal way—through their own words and pictures! Sweet, lively, and engaging, A Book about Mom with Words and Pictures by Me, and A Book about Dad with Words and Pictures by Me are unique fill-in books that invite kids to be author and illustrator and create a one-of-a-kind gift for Mom and Dad. Every page has a heartwarming, imaginative (and sometimes cheeky!) prompt—a sentence to finish or an illustration to complete—to help kids capture everything they know and love about their parent, from their favorite things to do together to what kind of pizza topping they would be. A sheet of illustrated stickers gives kids even more ways to customize the work! Each book starts with a letter to parent from child, and then the fun begins, from: Your favorite animal is ______. You are terrified of ______! To: I wrote a story about you. Want to read it together? To: Look! I drew a picture of us on an intergalactic space adventure! And finally: This is us, having the greatest adventure ever. I love you, Mom! This is us, doing what we do best. I love you, Dad! The end result? A treasured keepsake of a gift, perfect for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, birthdays, or any special occasion.
|Author||: Bernice Willms|
|Editor||: Eirene Publishing|
Freddy is torn between her need for a normal adolescent dating life and the responsibility she has always felt for her mentally challenged Uncle Joey. When Joey is accused of the murder of a local 6 year old girl, Freddy works to clear his name. But can she accomplish this without alienating the man she loves? A real page-turner; you will be riveted to the mystery as well as the circuitous paths Freddy's love life takes on her way to maturity. An excellent choice for a book club!
|Author||: Greg M. Sarwa|
|Editor||: Ampol Publishing|
What if you had just learned that your days are about to come to an end? Would you quietly accept your destiny, or would you fight this one final battle? And what if the demons of your past disturb the delicate reconciliation you thought you had found? These are the questions facing John Kadel in "If only I could...," a simple story about love. This is not a romance. It is a tale of the true and lasting love each of us dreams about, the undeniable love only some of us find in a lifetime of searching. John Kadel is a stubborn, single old man with a colorful past and questions for which he has no answers. Not long after his doctor hands him a death sentence, John runs into someone from his past.
|Author||: Trudy Morgado Phillips|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
This compilation has been a labor of love. For the past two years, I have poured my heart and soul out on paper through my blog. I have enhanced my favorite posts and turned it into this, my first book. It is truly like sending your child off to school, hoping that your daughter will make friends. It is one thing to control your blog site, but it is certainly another to send your baby out into the world where you can no longer protect her. No matter how she adapts, I will continue to write. Her youngest sister is already in the works, a novel this time. My hope is that this family continues to grow. As I always ended my posts, much love.
|Author||: Cicely Tyson|
“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony “Just as I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and a mother, a sister and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by his hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson
|Author||: Darian Wilk|
Love Unfinished Revised Edition (Nov 2012) Soul mates from the past leave their love unfinished when a tragic car accident ends their lives on their wedding day. Yet they are destined to meet again to fulfill that love in new incarnations, leading vastly different lives. Emma thought she chose the right path in life, but too late does she realize her mistake when her husband reveals the monster behind the smile. Their happily ever after - is a lie. Trapped in a broken marriage to a powerful, abusive man, Emma knows this is not the life she was meant to live. As her hope for real love withers, she meets James, her love from a lifetime ago. Emma cannot deny the connection pulling them together, but her courage to abandon her marriage wavers, and unknowingly puts her life at risk. Are Emma and James fated to fulfill their love, or will they once again, leave love unfinished?
|Author||: Howard Tinker|
Increasing your sales revenue is really simple. It's just a matter of getting your wait staff to say the right things, in the right way, at the right time - every time! This book is the definitive guide to show you how.How would you like your worst performing waiter to sell like one of the best waiters in the world? They can with what you will learn in this book!Are you literally leaving money on the table?Does your wait staff cost you sales by acting as order takers and plate carriers?Would you like to have wait staff who are able to increase your bill size without coming across as robots or sleazy sales people?Running a restaurant is hard work. Selling at the Table makes it much, much easier. As your staff starts to implement the seven simple steps contained within this book, you will see your restaurant, café, hotel or bar's profits grow. Your staff will produce better sales revenue and life will become a whole lot easier for you. Because you have increased revenue, you will be able to recruit and retain great staff who will further increase your profits as they embrace Selling at the Table as the culture in your venue.Rest assured, you'll not be asking your staff to do anything more than they are doing already. You'll just be getting them to do it the right way - to say the right things, in the right way, at the right time - every time!
|Author||: Me Christopher Elmer|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
The age of Nore. A time of hardship, war, enchantment, and evil. These events lead of to the story of Tecoco's Earth, where the inhabitants within the world of Tecoco are embroiled in a tide of suffering and terrible predicament. A brother swears vengeance on the suffering of a populace. A wicked king seeks the world for his own. A chief makes a decision that will decide the fate of his people. This is the age of Nore.
|Author||: Melissa Ryan|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
This book is uniquely original and can be personalized with any girl's name. How fun is that? Think of the possibilities: baby or shower gifts, birthdays, a special something from grandma, and more. You can purchase the book as shown, using Faith in the title, or personalize it to suit your specific needs. Simply contact us at eStoryTime.com BEFORE placing your Amazon order and we'll take care of the rest. After contacting us, you'll still need to order the book through Amazon, so we'll send you a direct link to use when placing your order. It will assure the book is personalized with the name you've requested. We've taken the worry out of the process and your child will be thrilled with the final product. Who doesn't like to see their name on the cover or hear it related throughout the story? The author, Melissa Ryan, is the mother of five children and knows the importance of reading to your little ones. It instills a love of books and fosters an active imagination in the youngest of readers. Help start them on a path of discovery with Melissa's stories. The tale of Faith is perfect for bedtime, especially when unleashing the child's wonder by using her own name. This is a book that can be enjoyed over and over again, and will be remembered long after the last page is read and the lights turned out. Faith's Hiccum-ups Day is beautifully written and will hold your child's attention while you share this delightful tale. Tag along with Faith as she giggles, HIC's, and jumps her way through a day with the hiccum-ups. See the silly things her family suggests to solve her problem. It's a day filled with enough fun for everyone. Faith will capture your heart, and the moments spent reading it together will build fond memories that will be cherished throughout the years. Your little girls grow up all too fast; make lasting impressions while you can. This is just one of several books offered by Melissa in her ever-expanding children's book series. You'll learn to love and appreciate the extra attention that goes into each volume. Special care is taken to keep the child's heart at the center of each story, helping them build character and learn something along the way. Encourage that special child in your life to embrace what is truly unique, and sometimes funny, about their developing personalities. Spend a few minutes with Faith on her I-Didn't-Do-It kind of day and make bedtime special, while you create a binding relationship with the power of reading...you'll look back in awe at the foundations you've built. Please customize and purchase this book for a special little girl in your life today. Tags: personalized children's books, personalized gifts, personalized baby gifts, personalized, bedtime stories, bedtime story, Faith, 1st birthday gifts
|Author||: Curtis Whitfield Tong|
|Editor||: University of Hawaii Press|
Hours after attacking Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers stormed across the Philippine city of Baguio, where seven-year-old Curt Tong, the son of American missionaries, hid with his classmates in the woods near his school. Three weeks later, Curt, his mother, and two sisters were among the nearly five hundred Americans who surrendered to the Japanese army in Baguio. Child of War is Tong’s touching story of the next three years of his childhood as he endured fear, starvation, sickness, and separation from his father while interned in three different Japanese prison camps on the island of Luzon. Written by the adult Tong looking back on his wartime ordeal, it offers a rich trove of memories about internment life and camp experiences. Relegated first to the men’s barracks at Camp John Hay, Curt is taken under the wing of a close family friend who is also the camp’s civilian leader. From this vantage point, he is able to observe the running of the camp firsthand as the war continues and increasing numbers of Americans are imprisoned. Curt’s days are occupied with work detail, baseball, and childhood adventures. Along with his mother and sisters, he experiences daily life under a series of camp commandants, some ruling with intimidation and cruelty but one, memorably, with compassion. In the last months of the war the entire family is finally reunited, and their ordeal ends when they are liberated from Manila’s Bilibid Prison by American troops. Child of War is an engaging and thoughtful memoir that presents an unusual view of life as a World War II internee—that of a young boy. It is a valuable addition to existing wartime autobiographies and diaries and contributes significantly to a greater understanding of the Pacific War and its impact on American civilians in Asia.
|Author||: Elayne Savage,Mike Robbins,Tom Marcoux|
|Editor||: Marcoux Media|
What's holding you back from the life you dream of? This classic book, now in its second edition, guides you to make breakthroughs, lose weight, overcome procrastination, gain sudden profits, feed your soul for more energy, and persuade with ease. Discover how to command your intuition to reveal your path to success and fulfillment. Use the hidden power of Easethroughs -- the skillful removal of resistance. What's better than time management? Implement Time-Leverage to get more done and feel good doing it! Award winning speaker, author, university lecturer and CEO, Tom Marcoux, coaches you to success in job interviewing, closing sales, public speaking, media relations, and personal branding. Learn a system of persuasive communication and goal-achieving techniques for business and life. Examples from the lives of prominent success stories include Walt Disney and Oprah. A rich collection of quotations stimulates the reader's imagination, ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Steve Jobs.
|Author||: Samuel Shem|
|Editor||: Seven Stories Press|
The story of two mothers and a father in love with the same daughter, Samuel Shem's At the Heart of the Universe is an epic novel set deep in rural China against the backdrop of an ancient mountain monastery during the time of the one-child-per-family policy. Inspired by the author's experiences as parent of an adopted child, it describes the drama of adoption and the journey of loss and rebirth that can happen when a daughter brings together her adopted mother and father with her birth mother high on a mountaintop. Set in 1991 in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, as a Chinese woman abandons her one-month-old daughter in a pile of celery in a busy market, and then shifting to Changsha ten years later as the daughter returns with her adopted American parents, the story moves across southern China until, high atop Emei San, one of China's "sacred mountains" with a Buddhist temple, the four are brought together in the wilderness—a perilous and explosive time that unleashes their heartbreak and suffering and, remarkably, transcends it to shared compassion, and new beginnings.