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Travel with the Aunts
by Barbara Linsley
Have you noticed that when women reach a certain age, they no longer care what people think of what they say or do? Allison’s three great-aunts have reached that age. Having been told by her father how awful her great-aunts are, Allison is shocked when she is asked to chauffer her three intelligent, wild family members on a road trip. Throughout their journey, Allison learns the life story of each: their versions of why they are who they are now—not who her father told her they were. In so doing, Allison gains insight into her own life and family. Travel with the Aunts is an on-the-road, rollicking novel filled with intrigues and adventures, personal discoveries and shared heartaches, shockingly funny incidents, and descriptions of a profoundly beautiful country: America. Mostly, it’s a story about coming home to the truth about yourself, and being fine with it.
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Wildfire: Mission and Madness
by Laura Ruth
Wildfire: Mission and Madness tells the story of Laura Ruth—her life, work, and so-called mental illness, schizoaffective disorder. Here Laura defines her own mental illness and shares what it’s like to live with voices. She also addresses what she believes to be key issues: learning to live with a severe and enduring mental illness; the recovery process; and what those with this form of illness face, be it experiences along their journey or the false beliefs, attitudes, and mysteries surrounding mental illness. Follow Laura as she relates the high and lows in her relationships and her work through stories from the mission field during her twenty years of international travels serving others in times of disaster; and share in her exploration of the interface between mental health and spirituality.
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Fairly Smooth Operator: My Life Occasionally at the Tip of the Spear
by Caroline Walsh
“When people ask why I joined the Coast Guard, I respond that I was twenty-two, blond, and fit. In most military services that is guaranteed sexual harassment. Why not join the one with the ocean breeze?” Caroline’s journey from enlisted Coast Guard member to CIA analyst includes boot camp, Hamptons yachters named Gary, meaning making in Guantanamo Bay, and a session with a Veterans Affairs–assigned therapist who has fourteen cats, one of which cures migraines. She takes you from serious topics of sexual harassment and suicide to laughing about how her predator’s moment to make her prey was oddly interrupted. You are a fly on the wall during her botched FBI polygraph and will be scratching your head about her CIA classmate who U-turns during their surveillance detection training like she just saw a sign for a sale at Macy’s.
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Sam the Chosen
by Wally Jones
The attacks changed everything. Life would never be the same. So much carnage, and yet the enemy was never seen. Not even once. The truth is, humanity had no chance. You can’t fight what you can’t see. Sam tries to return to a normal life after the attacks end, but constant reminders and paranoia feed the need for protection at all times. The desire to run, that internal voice triggering the urgency to get away from this new harsh reality, is very real. Now an ill-fated camping trip will show Samantha just how deep the peril goes. Swept up in a new reality, she gains a deeper understanding of the way the world operates. For Sam, there is no returning to her old life. Sam is now Chosen. Follow Samantha as she weaves a wild path around a mystery and a budding romance—and as the prophecy of an ancient race becomes solid truth.70%94
How I Found Meaning (And Humor) In Widowhood, Firehouses, & Organic Vegetables
by Marie Scott
How does one embrace life after losing a beloved spouse? Is it possible for a widowed person to live well, laugh more, and even find love again? Marie Scott’s answer is “hell yes!” In How I Found Meaning (And Humor) In Widowhood, Firehouses, & Organic Vegetables: 7 Steps to Healing After Loss this inspirational functional-medicine health coach takes you on a heartwarming and humorous journey from grief to healing to discovering new purpose. Marie shares funny stories and adventures from her thirty-year marriage to her firefighter husband, Dave, and speaks to how she healed her mind, body, and spirit after his sudden death. Now thirty pounds lighter, off all medications, and in love again, she is living proof that her 7 Steps can work for others. They are a guide on how to live healthier, reduce anxiety, increase laughter, and realize what’s possible in what she affectionately calls “Life Part 2.” Are you ready to embrace life again? Start reading. You will laugh. You may cry. But most importantly, you will begin your journey of healing.66%99
what is wrong with me?
by Kristin Hammoud
What Is Wrong with Me? is the compelling story of Anna, whose childhood sexual trauma and dysfunctional family looms over her journey to adulthood. Entering college, nothing seems to go her way. She struggles with every relationship and cannot trust the good ones, eventually finding herself in an abusive relationship as family secrets unfold in unpredictable ways. When she marries her abuser and has a baby, she is forced to abandon her nursing career. Locked in the prison in her head, she constantly asks herself, What is wrong with me? Can she learn a new way of being? How does one break free from the only role and life they’ve ever known? Join her as she finds the answers.54%80
Mind, Body, Kitchen: Transform You and Your Kitchen for a Healthier Lifestyle
by Stacey Crew
Millions of people struggle with the ups and downs of dieting. It’s an outdated cycle—and unnecessary. Stacey Crew, certified health coach and bestselling author of The Organized Mom (2009), shows that the way to break that cycle and find optimum health is to get your mind right, get your body moving, and get your kitchen in order. Mind Body Kitchen: Transform You & Your Kitchen for a Healthier Lifestyle takes you on a journey to shift your thinking and head toward long-lasting, sustainable change. In addition to helping you get daily movement into your routine, she also provides easy-to-understand nutritional information that will have you quickly making healthier decisions for your body—because every body is different. Finally, you’ll learn a simplified method for organizing your kitchen that will allow you to make simple, healthy meals in no time!53%72
You Can’t Make This Ship Up: Business Strategies, Life Lessons, and True Stories from Forty Years at Sea
by Paul Rutter
How would you manage and grow your business if you had to live with your team and clients? Paul Rutter is a customer-experience expert and has survived three decades of life at sea as a cruise director for the largest ships in the world. In You Can’t Make This Ship Up, he recounts the hilarity of life on the high seas and the lessons he learned along the way. These lessons and life-defining moments are the perfect guide for sea and land-based businesses to thrive in a culture based around exceptional customer service.56%335
Honor Through Sacrifice: The Story of One of America’s Greatest Military Leaders
by Robert E. Lofthouse
“A man can fight if he can see daylight down the road somewhere,” President Lyndon Johnson told a senator in March 1965. “But there ain’t no daylight in Vietnam—there’s not a bit.” Even as he said that, he was committing the first US ground combat units and initiating a massive bombing campaign in North Vietnam. Unaware of President Johnson’s private misgivings about the conflict, Gordon Lippman dutifully entered Vietnam as the 3rd Brigade/1st Infantry Division executive officer in September of that year. It didn’t take long for his fellow soldiers to figure out that Gordon Lippman was the man they wanted to follow into battle. Overcoming great challenges in the Army, he earned the Distinguished Service Cross and two battlefield commissions, and became a hero among heroes. He focused on the mission at hand, rallied his troopers, led from the front, and dodged enemy bullets. A couple of times they hit home, but he came back to fight again! He was one of those studs to come out of small-town America and become a leading member of “The Greatest Generation.” This is a sweeping story on the broad landscape of twentieth-century compromise, accommodation, and conflict, from the allied war in Europe to the forgotten war in Korea to the televised dinnertime war in Vietnam.39%49
A Rock in the Clouds: A Life Revisited
by Col. Joseph R. Tedeschi US Army (Ret.)
“On 4 October 1966, a C7-A Caribou airplane flying through blinding cloud cover crashed into Hon Cong Mountain near the base camp of the 1st Air Cavalry Division at An Khe. There were thirty-one people aboard the aircraft, an air crew of four along with twenty-seven passengers. Thirteen people died in the crash. I was one of the survivors.” Joe Tedeschi lives his experience with you in A Rock in the Clouds. Taking you through the life events that led to that fateful day, he describes the horror of the crash and relates the aftermath of recovering from his injuries and continuing his life as a career Army officer. As his journey reveals his faith-based purpose and destiny, he hopes to bring hope and inspiration to other Vietnam-era veterans, their families, and people of faith.49%59