The Way Life Should Be

The Way Life Should Be
  • Author : Terry Shaw
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2010-05-11
  • ISBN : 9781416563907

The Way Life Should Be Book Review:

Just before dawn in Stone Harbor, Maine, two men meet in the bathhouse in a wooded park. "So what do you have in mind?" one asks. "A little surprise," the other answers before beating him to death with a steel flashlight. Newspaper editor John Quinn and his wife have returned to his hometown to raise their son, but real estate prices have soared and natives are being pushed out. Then a popular politician and family man is murdered at a well-known gay pickup spot. The victim was Quinn's childhood friend, Paul Stanwood. Quinn insists Paul was only investigating a police crackdown at the park. When the police chief and others seem to ignore and downplay obvious clues, Quinn takes matters into his own hands. Even though his wife's car is vandalized and a source is severely beaten after he speaks out on the hidden violence against gays, Quinn refuses to stop looking for answers. With so many people hiding secrets -- secrets some are willing to kill for -- Quinn has to find out the truth about his friend's murder before he, too, is permanently silenced.

The Way Life Should Be

The Way Life Should Be
  • Author : Diana Tremain Braund
  • Publisher : Bella Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2004-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781594938764

The Way Life Should Be Book Review:

When a woman's heart has been broken, it takes an extraordinary lover to strip away the pain of the past and teach her the true meaning of love. Jennifer Tired of the lies and broken promises...the nights she waited alone and worried...Jennifer Ogden leaves her unfaithful partner and accepts a job as Assistant District Attorney in the small town of Bailey's Cove, Maine. The close-knit townspeople consider anybody who's lived here less than 10 years to be an outsider, and that's fine with Jennifer. The last thing she wants is to get close to anybody. Kristan Born and raised in Bailey's Cove, headstrong reported Kristan Cassidy is as rugged and free as the Maine coastline she calls home. Having been burned in the past, she believes there's no room for romance in her life...until she realizes that she's falling hard for Jennifer. Pam Believing that time and therapy heal all wounds, Jennifer's seductive ex-lover, Pamela Rivers, has her heart set on a permanent reconciliation. When she discovers that another woman is interested in Jennifer, her competitive instincts shift into overdrive. As attractive as she is determined, she arrives in Bailey's Cove firmly convinced that the way back to Jennifer's heart is through her bed.

The Way Life Should Be

The Way Life Should Be
  • Author : Christina Baker Kline
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061857256

The Way Life Should Be Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery—includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more. Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn’t want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it—these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine—a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it. On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn’t quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there’s really no such thing as the way life should be.

Hannah Banana's Book of Poems

Hannah Banana's Book of Poems
  • Author : Hannah Nishat-Botero
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 52
  • Relase : 2012-03-27
  • ISBN : 147724297X

Hannah Banana's Book of Poems Book Review:

When you read this book, You won't want to put it down, It will make you so happy, You'll smile never frown, This is a book you will really enjoy, Whether you are a girl or a boy. --- *** It's World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November!!! *** --- Get yourself a copy of Hannah Banana's Book of poems to help support children with diabetes around the world!

Warrior Renew

Warrior Renew
  • Author : Dr. Lori Katz, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2014-09-04
  • ISBN : 9780826122322

Warrior Renew Book Review:

ìKnowing the results of Dr. Katzís work and the many lives that she has changed, I feel delighted to endorse [her] Warrior Renew workbook for men and women seeking healing from MST. Although the high prevalence rates of MST are discouraging, I am confident that Warrior Renew can reach many, many MST survivors and provide the hope and healing that they need.î -Lt. Col. Patricia Jackson-Kelley Los Angeles County Veterans Advisory Commission Quotes from Past Participants: ìThank you for your efforts in turning my life around. I have faith now that my life will be as it should have been. Iíve gotten hope back. It truly does work.î ìI know now that I can conquer anything I put my heart and mind to. This (program) has saved my broken life.î ìYouíve helped me immensely, by healing from the inside out! Thank you! Hundreds of thousands of US military personnel have been victims of sexual assault and harassment. This client workbook is an essential part of an integrative, evidence-based treatment developed over many years by Lori S. Katz, PhD, to help survivors of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). The only workbook of its kind, it provides a wide range of therapeutic exercises and activities to help survivors restore their sense of safety and reclaim their lives. These include obtaining an in-depth understanding of MST, opportunities for self-discovery, and engaging the body with movement and relaxation exercises in a context of support, caring, and validation. This workbook is designed to help MST survivors understand normal reactions to MST and how to manage them. Readers will learn how to release the grips of anger and resentment, injustice, betrayal, self-blame, shame, and grief. They will learn how to deal with such physical symptoms as sleep problems and stress and engage in assessment of their own interpersonal patterns. The book also explores the impact of MST on relationships and how to cultivate and sustain healthy relationships, intimacy and sexuality. Additionally, the workbook can be used to help individuals who have experienced childhood and/or adult sexual abuse and trauma. Through Warrior Renew, survivors will be able to move forward in their lives by creating a new sense of identity, purpose, and self-worth. Key Features: Provides an effective, easy-to-use treatment for MST Addresses a variety of issues specific to MST such as injustice, betrayal, self-blame, effect on intimacy and trust, and emotional isolation Includes therapeutic activities including writing exercises, visualizations, relaxation and movement exercises, and group interactions

The Book Life

The Book Life
  • Author : Victor Bradford
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2010-04
  • ISBN : 9781426931147

The Book Life Book Review:

Growing up in Washington, D.C., Victor Bradford never knew his parents. He spent the first years of his life in an orphanage and then moved to a foster home. Bullied by his classmates and mistreated by his foster siblings, he came to understand the meaning of evil. Transferred to a group home, he knew he would quickly learn about life. Indeed, he was introduced to cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, and sex. He was headed down a path of self-destruction. A telling and honest memoir, The Book Life shares the author's many struggles and hardships. But it is also a story of redemption as he tells of how he found victory over drugs and alcohol through the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. He narrates this story to encourage others to enter into a relationship with the Lord in order to avoid the pitfalls and trials he experienced throughout his life. The Book Life demonstrates how God's loving grace transformed him from a selfish drug addict into a loving and caring human being.

Welcome to My Breakdown

Welcome to My Breakdown
  • Author : Benilde Little
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2017-04-04
  • ISBN : 9781476751962

Welcome to My Breakdown Book Review:

In her “eminently readable memoir about turning darkness back into light” (People), the nationally bestselling author of Good Hair candidly shares her journey from having it all to plunging into a deep depression after her beloved mother’s death—and finally climbing back out. Benilde Little’s life appeared perfect. A bestselling novelist with two beautiful children, a handsome husband, a gorgeous home, and good friends, she had every reason to feel on top of the world. She was mindful of the sacrifices that enabled her to prosper and never took the good life for granted. But when illness and aging overtook her parents, and other challenges suddenly loomed, she went into a tailspin of clinical depression. Little chronicles her descent into a cavern so dark and impenetrable that she didn’t know if she’d ever recover. But, as she learns, the only road out of depression is through it. She reflects back on her protected upbringing in Newark, New Jersey; celebrates her remarkable mother; and tracks her youth from an early relationship with the Nation of Islam, to the city life of a young professional, to the domesticity of the suburbs. After finding herself sandwiched between the twin demands of elder care and childcare, she explores how, with therapy and introspection, she regained her voice and mapped a way out of her depression. Writing in the courageous tradition of great female storytellers such as Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, and Pearl Cleage, Little doesn’t hold back as she shares insights, inspiration, and intimate details of her life with her trademark candor and fearlessness. Powerful, relatable, and ultimately redemptive, Welcome to My Breakdown is a remarkable memoir about the strength within us all to rise from despair and to feel hope and joy again.

Orphan Train - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

Orphan Train - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know
  • Author : G Whiz
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2014-05-31
  • ISBN : 9781498947985

Orphan Train - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know Book Review:

Did you know that "Le Cose Che Non So Di Te" is the title for this novel in Italian? Or, did you know that Christina Baker Kline has said that we as people usually want to see the good in other people? What are the amazing facts of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz "10/10" Keiona - I love sports "10/10" Krista - Love books "9/10" Penelope Hunt - Reader from Lima, Ohio "9/10" Callie - Perfect "9/10" Angie - Bookworm and LOVER of TFIOS DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy
  • Author : Jon Cree,Marina Robb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 406
  • Relase : 2021-05-19
  • ISBN : 9781000335767

The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy Book Review:

This book is a complete guide to Forest School provision and Nature Pedagogy and it examines the models, methods, worldviews and values that underpin teaching in nature. Cree and Robb show how a robust Nature Pedagogy can support learning, behaviour, and physical and emotional wellbeing, and, importantly, a deeper relationship with the natural world. They offer an overview of what a Forest School programme could look like through the year. The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy provides ‘real-life’ examples from a variety of contexts, sample session plans and detailed guidance on using language, crafting and working with the natural world. This accessible resource guides readers along the Forest School path, covering topics such as: the history of nature education; our sensory system in nature; Forest School ethos and worldview and playing and crafting in the natural world. Guiding practitioners through planning for a programme, including taking care of a woodland site and preparing all the essential policies and procedures for working with groups and nature, this book is written by dedicated Forest School and nature education experts and is essential reading for settings, schools, youth groups, families and anyone working with children and young people.

The Professors' Wives' Club

The Professors' Wives' Club
  • Author : Joanne Rendell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 356
  • Relase : 2008-09-02
  • ISBN : 0451224914

The Professors' Wives' Club Book Review:

A debut novel about the intertwining lives of college faculty wives. Nestled among Manhattan University?s faculty housing, there is a garden where four women will meet?each with a scandalous secret that could upset their lives, destroy their families, and rock the prestigious university to its very core. With its maple trees, iron gate, and fence laced with honeysuckle, Manhattan U?s garden offers faculty wives Mary, Sofia, Ashleigh, and Hannah much needed refuge from their problems. But as Mary?s husband, the power-hungry dean, plans to demolish their beloved garden, these four women will discover a surprising secret about a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript?and realize they must find the courage to stand up for their passions, dreams, and desires.

Fast and Furious Book Promotion

Fast and Furious Book Promotion
  • Author : Philip G. Davis
  • Publisher : Philip Davis
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 2008-12-12
  • ISBN : 9780979814006

Fast and Furious Book Promotion Book Review:

Fast & Furious Book Promotion introduces authors to the DRILL system. The DRILL system helps authors build a strategic presence online using blogs, social media and other online marketing tactics.


  • Author : Bob Batchelor
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Pages : 319
  • Relase : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780810891968

Gatsby Book Review:

In 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald produced his third novel, a slim work for which he had high expectations. Despite such hopes, the novel received mixed reviews and lackluster sales. Over the decades, however, the reputation of The Great Gatsby has grown and millions of copies have been sold. One of the bestselling novels of all time, it is also considered one of the most significant achievements in twentieth-century fiction. But what makes Gatsby great? Why do we still care about this book more than eighty-five years after it was published? And how does Gatsby help us make sense of our own lives and times? In Gatsby: The Cultural History of the Great American Novel, Bob Batchelor explores the birth, life, and enduring influence of The Great Gatsby—from the book’s publication in 1925 through today’s headlines filled with celebrity intrigue, corporate greed, and a roller-coaster economy. A cultural historian, Batchelor explains why and how the novel has become part of the fiber of the American ethos and an important tool in helping readers to better comprehend their lives and the broader world around them. A “biography” of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, this book examines The Great Gatsby’s evolution from a nearly-forgotten 1920s time capsule to a revered cultural touchstone. Batchelor explores how this embodiment of the American Dream has become an iconic part of our national folklore, how the central themes and ideas emerging from the book—from the fulfillment of the American Dream to the role of wealth in society—resonate with contemporary readers who struggle with similar uncertainties today. By exploring the timeless elements of reinvention, romanticism, and relentless pursuit of the unattainable, Batchelor confirms the novel’s status as “The Great American Novel” and, more importantly, explains to students, scholars, and fans alike what makes Gatsby so great.

Crossing Washington Square

Crossing Washington Square
  • Author : Joanne Rendell
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2009-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781101133675

Crossing Washington Square Book Review:

A story of two strong-willed and passionate women who are compelled to unite their senses and sensibilities, from the author of The Professors? Wives? Club. Professor Diana Monroe is a highly respected scholar of Sylvia Plath. Serious and aloof, she steadfastly keeps her mind on track. Professor Rachel Grey is young and impulsive, with a penchant for teaching relevant contemporary women?s stories like Bridget Jones? Diary and The Devil Wears Prada, and for wearing her heart on her sleeve. The two conflicting personalities meet head-to-heart when Carson McEvoy, a handsome and brilliant professor visiting from Harvard, sets his eyes on both women and creates even more tension between them. Now Diana and Rachel are slated to accompany an undergraduate trip to London, where an almost life-threatening experience with a student celebrity will force them to change their minds and heal their hearts?together.

Promised to the Alpha: Book #6 in 9 Novellas by Bella Lore

Promised to the Alpha: Book #6 in 9 Novellas by Bella Lore
  • Author : Bella Lore
  • Publisher : Bella Lore
  • Pages : 155
  • Relase : 2022-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781094393759

Promised to the Alpha: Book #6 in 9 Novellas by Bella Lore Book Review:

From paranormal romance author Bella Lore comes a collection of nine epic novellas, guaranteed to make your heart swoon and your jaw drop. In Book #6, PROMISED TO THE ALPHA, Nicole has spent all her life dreaming of who her mate will be. She spends her days roaming the forest, exploring with her best friend Shelby, imagining the future. Until one day, Gavin—the Alpha of a neighboring pack—makes an unexpected visit. Nicole has never heard of such a thing happening before. And when Gavin finally arrives, he says that he’s here to see Nicole—and that a prophecy foretold their meeting. Will Nicole fall for the handsome, powerful Alpha? Is Gavin her fate? Books #7-#9 in the series—THE ALPHA’S BRIDE, THE ALPHA’S DESIRE, and THE LUNA’S CHOICE—are now also available!

The Same Sky

The Same Sky
  • Author : Amanda Eyre Ward
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-01-20
  • ISBN : 9780553390513

The Same Sky Book Review:

From the acclaimed author of How to Be Lost and Close Your Eyes comes a beautiful and heartrending novel about motherhood, resilience, and faith—a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border. Alice and her husband, Jake, own a barbecue restaurant in Austin, Texas. Hardworking and popular in their community, they have a loving marriage and thriving business, but Alice still feels that something is missing, lying just beyond reach. Carla is a strong-willed young girl who’s had to grow up fast, acting as caretaker to her six-year-old brother Junior. Years ago, her mother left the family behind in Honduras to make the arduous, illegal journey to Texas. But when Carla’s grandmother dies and violence in the city escalates, Carla takes fate into her own hands—and with Junior, she joins the thousands of children making their way across Mexico to America, facing great peril for the chance at a better life. In this elegant novel, the lives of Alice and Carla will intersect in a profound and surprising way. Poignant and arresting, The Same Sky is about finding courage through struggle, hope amid heartache, and summoning the strength—no matter what dangers await—to find the place where you belong. Praise for The Same Sky “The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year—a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. This one’s going to haunt me for a long time—and it’s going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction.”—Jodi Picoult, author of Leaving Time “Riveting, heartrending, and beautifully written, The Same Sky pulled me in on the first page and held my attention all the way to its perfect conclusion. I devoured this book.”—Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train “Ward is deeply sympathetic to her characters, and this affecting novel is sure to provoke conversations about immigration and adoption.”—The New York Times Book Review “A deeply affecting look at the contrast between middle-class U.S. life and the brutal reality of Central American children so desperate they’ll risk everything.”—People “Amanda Eyre Ward’s novel of the migrant journey, The Same Sky, is the most important book to come out of Austin this year.”—The Austin Chronicle

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread
  • Author : Debra Spark,Deborah Joy Corey
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2022-05-24
  • ISBN : 9780807010891

Breaking Bread Book Review:

Nearly 70 renowned New England writers gather round the table to talk food and how it sustains us—mind, body, and soul A collection of essays by top literary talents and food writers, Breaking Bread celebrates local foods, family, and community, while exploring how what’s on our plates engages with what’s off: grief, pleasure, love, ethics, race, and class. Here, you’ll find Lily King on chocolate chip cookies, Richard Russo on beans, Jennifer Finney Boylan on homemade pizza, Susan Minot on the non-food food of her youth, and Richard Ford on why food doesn’t much interest him. Nancy Harmon Jenkins talks scallops, and Sandy Oliver the pleasures of being a locavore. Other essays address a beloved childhood food from Iran, the horror of starving in a prison camp, the urge to bake pot brownies for an ill friend, and the pleasure of buying a prized chocolate egg for a child. Profits from this collection will benefit Blue Angel, a nonprofit combating food insecurity by delivering healthy food from local farmers to those in need.

Fire Bell in the Night

Fire Bell in the Night
  • Author : Geoffrey Edwards
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2007-09-18
  • ISBN : 1416566414

Fire Bell in the Night Book Review:

Filled with historic details of the time, Fire Bell in the Night explores the explosive tension between North and South, black and white, that gripped Charleston, South Carolina, in the summer of 1850. Geoffrey S. Edwards's first novel tells the story of New York Tribune reporter John Sharp, sent to cover the capital trial of Darcy Calhoun, a farmer who stands accused of harboring a fugitive slave. As the trial begins, John quickly realizes that not everything is as it appears in the genteel city of Charleston. A series of mysterious fires in white establishments brings the state militia, a curfew for the black population, and rising tension at the courthouse. To unravel the city's secrets, Sharp must enter Charleston's plantation society, where he is befriended by Tyler Breckenridge, owner of the Willowby plantation, and his beautiful sister Clio. Set against the backdrop of a nation headed toward civil war, Fire Bell in the Night is a page-turning account of a trial and one young reporter's efforts to discover the truth.

Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (Trivia-On-Books)

Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (Trivia-On-Books)
  • Author : Trivion Books
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 71
  • Relase : 2016-09-07
  • ISBN :

Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (Trivia-On-Books) Book Review:

Trivia-on-Book: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! In the 1800’s up to early 1900’s, orphan trains were used to bring orphans and homeless children from the west to the east. They were lucky if the family that adopted them was loving and caring, but unfortunate if the family was not. Vivian Daly, a young Irish immigrant was one of the children who rode the orphan train. As she grew older she hid away everything that reminded her of her past but one day a girl doing community service at Vivian’s opened her past once more. Here, they find out that they're not so different from each other after all... You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner

A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner
  • Author : Edmond L. Volpe
  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Pages : 462
  • Relase : 2003-02-01
  • ISBN : 0815630018

A Reader's Guide to William Faulkner Book Review:

A standard reference work in American literature, this volume is the most complete and detailed guide to the novels of William Faulkner. Edmond L. Volpe's aim is to reveal the greatness of Faulkner's art and the scope and profundity of his personal vision of life. He describes the dominant patterns in the fiction by isolating Faulkner's major themes and by analyzing his narrative techniques and style. He then offers extensive, individual interpretations of the nineteen novels, tracing the development of Faulkner's ideas, and includes a set of genealogical tables for each major family in the novels. Both scholarly and accessible:, this unique: treatment of Faulkner's novels—from Soldiers' Pay to The Reivers—helps the reader come to a thorough understanding of a great American writer.

The Expatriate Perspective: American Novelists and the Idea of America

The Expatriate Perspective: American Novelists and the Idea of America
  • Author : Harold T. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Pages : 252
  • Relase : 1974
  • ISBN : 0838611508

The Expatriate Perspective: American Novelists and the Idea of America Book Review:

Assesses the attitudes toward America held by writers since the time of James Fenimore Cooper who have left the country to live in Europe.