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The Misadventures of a Cross-America Kayaker
by Hank Landau
The Misadventures of a Cross-America Kayaker is the story of an old man on what would probably be his final voyage. Over a span of seven years, Hank Landau paddled and portaged over 4,700 miles on nineteen waterways and rivers, six of them going upstream. He touched seventeen states and traversed thirty-one dams along a route that started at the Pacific Ocean and ended at the Atlantic. Alone almost the entire trip, and always under his own power, age and injuries took their toll. Paddling over a diversion dam, run-ins with a charging alligator and a rattlesnake that pursued his kayak, almost being run down by tows and barges, being swept out to sea at an inlet, capsizing in rapids, and becoming lost in a swamp as fire ants invaded his cockpit were some of the perilous, life-threatening, and sometimes humorous misadventures he encountered along the way. He also had ample time to reflect on the accomplishments of early explorers, including those of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, whose route he followed west of the Tennessee River. Not a day went by that he didn’t reflect on the beneficial and detrimental impacts civilization has brought to our rivers and waterways and to the people who now live and once lived along their shores. This is their story, and your story, as well as his.
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The Case Against Memes
by Daniel Espinola
The Case Against Memes takes an in-depth look at meme culture and debunks many prevailing culture myths surrounding them; Do memes help us empathize with one another? Do they help us educate our children? Do they help us cope with the stressors of daily life? The answer to all of these questions (and more) is a resounding No! Daniel Espinola delves deep into the evidence, sourcing valid scientific studies and expert insights from a wide variety of fields (engineering, statistics, education, pharmacy and more) to show the world that we are all better off deleting our Reddit accounts. He shines a light on the flawed methods of many pro-meme opinions, as well as the influence that Silicon Valley and Big Academia have exerted on us through memes. If you yearn for a day when we all stop shouting into a void and have thoughtful public discourse again, then this is the book for you! The Case Against Memes also makes a great gift for sending a not-so-subtle hint.
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The Sea Witch’s Revenge
by Susan Diamond Riley
What begins as a fun night of sharing ghost stories in a local graveyard soon turns sour when 12-year-old Delta, her younger brother Jax, and their friends are falsely accused of vandalizing a historic site on Hilton Head Island. When the siblings start receiving centuries-old messages via a mysterious wooden box they find at the Island History Museum, they must do double-duty as they strive to prove their own innocence while wrestling with an even tougher problem from their island’s past. Can Delta and Jax actually change history and, perhaps more important, should they?
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The Orchid Tattoo
by Carla Damron
Crime fiction that makes a difference: in The Orchid Tattoo, award-winning author Carla Damron delves into the disturbing world of human trafficking. Social worker Georgia Thayer can balance her own mental illness with the demands of an impossible job. Mostly. But when her sister vanishes in the dead of night, her desperate quest to find Peyton takes her into the tentacles of a human trafficking network—and the discovery that Peyton was brutally murdered trying to help a young victim called “Kitten.” Kitten is determined to escape. She won’t be trapped like the others. She won’t sell her soul like Lillian, victim-turned-madam, feeding the dark appetites of international business moguls and government leaders. But the Estate won’t let her out of its lethal grip, and her attempts at freedom threaten her very life. Aided by Kitten and, at times, by the voices in her head, Georgia maneuvers to bring down the kingpin of Estate and expose its dark secrets, but her efforts place her—and the few people she allows to get close—in grave danger.43%392
by Sonee Singh
Anji is 41, single, of Indian origin, who grew up in Colombia. She’s a successful journalist in New York City missing only love in her life. In the dream-like vision that shows her soulmate, she hears his voice but doesn’t see his face. He calls her lonely dove—two words that describe her perfectly. Determined to find this mysterious man, she draws on all her work and personal resources to find him. As Anji embraces the signs and visions she continues to receive, she learns that she needs to heal from her past relationships. Will she ever figure out who her twin flame is? How much does she need to work through before she does? And, what will happen if she meets him?54%129
Psychological Secrets for Emotional Success
by Dr. Kelly Rabenstein
Connections give our life meaning. We can all benefit by learning to connect better at home and at work. Psychological Secrets for Emotional Success is like a self-help and a business EQ book made a baby. Doctor Kelly, a licensed psychologist, offers you a carefully crafted journey into growth. Joyful and easy to read, Psychological Secrets is for the person who wants to unlock their potential to find greater success by understanding what psychologists already know—in a clear, fun, conversational tone, as if you are her patient or a beloved student. No other book will help you take concepts normally reserved for the professionals and learn to apply them in your relationships at work and at home. Psychological Secrets for Emotional Success is filled with the lessons Doctor Kelly has gathered from her work to help you find greater satisfaction through better connections in all the areas of your life.56%48
I am Germany
by Michael Witt
It was the first holocaust, the one that nobody hears about. It stole the lives of thousands of children three years before the Holocaust. I am Germany spotlights a real castle, a covert Nazi euthanasia site. In 1989, in her flat in East Germany, Anna Himmel is prodded into telling Henry Schultz, a German-American widower, a story about trying to save a disabled little girl at the castle in 1940, only a year after World War II began. Before the war, Anna had been Henry’s secret first love and a child-prodigy violinist—a metaphor for German high art and culture. What she witnessed at the castle was so ghastly that it destroyed her will to play violin, and now, she can’t bear to tell Henry the end of the story. Feeling her pain, Henry is compelled to go to the castle alone and find the ending. Is the ending so ghastly that it was all in Henry’s imagination? The answer, suddenly revealed on the day of the official reunification of the two Germany nine months later, will settle not only whether he truly understands the lowest depths of evil but also whether Anna is able to reunify with what she had been before the war.63%263
Living Beyond 90
by Dean Johnson
Living Beyond 90 is a collection of stories about how fifty family members and friends were guided to pave for me a path beyond my nineties. During my ninety years I believe I’ve done my best to care for others along the way, but some cared for me more. These stories, which span over 100 years, will explain why I call my friends and relatives divinely inspired and how many of them played a role in changing my life for the better and forever. Some improved my life just by sharing theirs with me. More than 130 high-quality photographs from my private collection, some from famed USTTA photographer Mal Anderson, support the stories. My hope is to spread the message of faith that I was taught from childhood by my paternal grandmother, Anna Marie Warloe, and my mother, Helen Donohue.51%48
A Stellar Purpose
by Natacha Belair
Meet Avery, a well-rounded, fourteen-year-old girl who suddenly has the power to enter an alternate dimension where she discovers her life’s purpose—to protect animals and help save the planet before it’s too late. Thrilled to slowly unmask the hidden mysteries found within this parallel universe, but overwhelmed with the pressure that comes with knowing that the fate of the animal kingdom is in her hands, Avery can finally breathe a sigh of relief when she learns that she is not alone. Follow Avery in an eventful journey where she tries to cope with this new reality while juggling the rest of her life, which includes figuring out why she has a nagging suspicion that the new owners of the local zoo are up to no good.43%102
You Finished Treatment, Now What? A Field Guide for Cancer Survivors
by Dr. Amy Rothenberg
You Finished Treatment, Now What? is a roadmap for lifestyle and natural medicine approaches to address health challenges that persist after cancer care, and to reduce the risk of recurrence. Written for cancer survivors/thrivers, those who care for them, as well as health care providers, You Finished Treatment, highlights the evidence for an integrative approach to healing. Dr. Amy Rothenberg, a licensed naturopathic doctor and cancer survivor/thriver herself, makes sense of an overwhelming topic, in a user-friendly, accessible way, providing actionable information and inspiration23%130