In This Together
Title : In This Together
Author : Ann Romney
Total pages: 320 pages
When Mitt and Ann Romney met in their late teens, a great American love story began. And their life together would be blessed: five healthy sons, financial security, and a home filled with joy. Despite the typical ups and downs, they had a storybook life. Then, in 1998, Ann was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She couldn't believe it was real; there were no therapies or treatments to help her. Mitt told her that day that they would tackle the diagnosis as a team: They were in it together. "As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," he told her. And Ann thought, "But I'll be the one in the wheelchair." A caregiver and helper her whole life, she'd crossed a terrible invisible line. She wouldn't be able to care for her family anymore. She was the patient. Ann and Mitt would face the most frightening and humbling experience of their lives. From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest portrait of a family facing an unexpected blow, often in the most public of circumstances. "A lot of people talk about a transformation that happens when life throws you a curve ball, and the big one in my life was my MS diagnosis. With all the blessings I've had, MS has been my greatest teacher: It has taught me about faith, compassion, and serving others. I've met many people along the way who've shared advice and demonstrated enormous resilience in the face of challenges; their stories gave me strength. In sharing my story, I want to give others hope as I've been given hope on this journey."
Title : De sympathisant
Author : Viet Thanh Nguyen
Total pages: N.A pages
Het is april 1975 en in Saigon heerst chaos. In zijn villa zit een generaal van het Zuid Vietnamese leger whiskey te drinken en hij is samen zijn getrouwe kapitein een lijst aan het opstellen van mensen die een plaats krijgen op een van de laatste vluchten het land uit. De generaal en zijn landgenoten gaan een nieuw leven beginnen in Los Angeles. Ze zijn zich er niet van bewust dat een van hen, de kapitein, in het geheim de groep observeert en verslag uitbrengt aan een meerdere in de Vietcong. De sympathisant is het verhaal van deze kapitein, een man grootgebracht door een afwezige Franse vader en een arme Vietnamese moeder, een man die in Amerika ging studeren aan de universiteit, maar terugkeerde naar Vietnam om te vechten voor de communistische zaak. Viet Thanh Nguyens verbazingwekkende roman biedt een kijkje in de ziel van deze dubbelagent, een man wiens hooggestemde idealen vereisen dat hij de mensen die hem het meest nabij zijn moet verraden. Winnaar van: Pulitzerprize, Edgar Allan Poe Award, Andrew Carnegie Medal, Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Center for Fiction first novel prize, California Book Award, Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Viet Thanh Nguyen is geboren in Vietnam en opgegroeid in de Verenigde Staten. Verhalen van zijn hand zijn verschenen in Best American Voices, TriQuarterly, Narrative en de Chicago Tribune. Ook is hij de auteur van het academische boek Race and Résistance. Hij doceert Engelse en Amerikaanse Studies aan de Universiteit van Zuid-Californië en woont in Los Angeles. De sympathisant is zijn, alom geprezen, debuut. In De sympathisant vertelt Nguyen het verhaal van een man met twee zielen, iemand wiens politieke overtuigingen botsen met zijn individuele loyaliteiten. In dialoog met, maar diametraal tegenovergesteld aan de verhalen over de Vietnamese oorlog die eerder zijn verschenen, biedt deze roman een belangrijk en onbekend nieuw perspectief op de oorlog: die van een communistische sympathisant in gewetensnood.
This Is the Sun?: Zeitgeist and Religion (Volume I: Comparative Religion)
Title : This Is the Sun?: Zeitgeist and Religion (Volume I: Comparative Religion)
Author : Albert McIlhenny
Total pages: N.A pages
Wreck this journal / druk 12
Title : Wreck this journal / druk 12
Author : Keri Smith
Total pages: 192 pages
This Thing Called You
Title : This Thing Called You
Author : Ernest Holmes
Total pages: 175 pages
The beloved classic that has awakened generations to the power within. One of Ernest Holmes’s cornerstone works, This Thing Called You is an intimate guide through which readers learn the important lesson of how they are an immutable part of the flow of life, and how they may fulfill the longing, within all of us, to live more fully. The book details methods of meditation used for healing, improving mind and body, and reaching one’s divine self. Included are numerous inspirations, meditations, and prayers that individuals can apply to their lives, which reveal the unlimited potential of the spiritual psychology that Holmes founded.
The Court of Final Appeal. A Few Words Anent the Supremacy of the Crown, and the Independence of this Country of All Foreign Jurisdiction Or Interference, Etc
Title : The Court of Final Appeal. A Few Words Anent the Supremacy of the Crown, and the Independence of this Country of All Foreign Jurisdiction Or Interference, Etc
Author : William PEACE (of Bognor.)
Total pages: N.A pages
This Love that Feels Right . . .
Title : This Love that Feels Right . . .
Author : Ravinder Singh
Publisher: Penguin UK
Total pages: 236 pages
Life would have been easier had it been possible for us to plan falling in love; more importantly, avoid falling in love . . . ‘Love is not for you,’ she told herself. Inside—just like any girl—she desired to be loved. She had accepted her life the way it was, till one day love showed up unannounced, uninvited! That's the thing with love. It doesn't take permission. It's in its very nature to gatecrash into our lives. Standing face-to-face with love, she finds herself asking, ‘Is this love right?’ The answer is not simple. It never was . . . This intense love story will shake every belief you've ever had about love.
It's Like This, Cat by Emily Cheney Neville
Title : It's Like This, Cat by Emily Cheney Neville
Author : Jean Jamieson
Publisher: Novel Units
Total pages: 44 pages
Dave Mitchell is fourteen and growing up in the midst of the variety and excitement of New York City. In this quiet, reflective, and humorous story of a boy's journey toward adulthood, Emily Neville captures the flavor of one kind of New York boyhood-the sights and sounds of Gramercy Park, Coney Island, the Fulton Fish Market, the Bronx Zoo, the stickball games played in city streets, the fascinating mixture of nationalities and eccentrics that give the huge metropolis so much of its flavor and excitement. But most of all the author tells a realistic tale of Dave's affection for a stray tomcat, his comradeship with a troubled nineteen-year-old boy, his first shy friendship with a girl, and his growing understanding of his father as a human being and not just a parent. Emil Weiss's lively drawings capture the mood and setting of the story to perfection. Book jacket.
How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?
Title : How Can You Not Laugh at a Time Like This?
Author : Carla Ulbrich
Publisher: Tell Me Press LLC
Total pages: 240 pages
Presents essays that describe the author's experiences with multiple illnesses and offer advice on how humor, traditional and alternative medicine, and lifestyle changes can help patients survive suffering from chronic diseases.
Title : This Christmas
Author : Jeannie Moon
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Total pages: N.A pages
Single mother Sabrina Gervais has built a happy life with her daughter Charlotte in their eastern Long Island hometown of Holly Point. Having Charlie meant putting some of her own dreams on hold, but Sabrina is content to surround herself with family and friends, safe from the realities of the outside world. She had enough of that when the man she loved broke her heart. Jake Killen’s career in professional hockey has brought him many rewards on and off the ice, but returning to New York brings back a flood of memories. When he sees Sabrina again, he discovers that he didn’t just away from her ten years ago, but also from their unborn child. Struggling with anger, guilt, and chemistry that’s off the chart, Sabrina and Jake wonder if they can find love again and, this Christmas, make all their wishes come true.
Say to This Mountain
Title : Say to This Mountain
Author : Bodie Thoene
Publisher: Bethany House Pub
Total pages: 447 pages
The families of Shiloh, Arkansas, face the troubles brought on by the Great Depression.
This Business of Songwriting
Title : This Business of Songwriting
Author : Jason Blume
Publisher: Harpethhills Press
Total pages: 368 pages
Writing great songs is not enough. To make money, songwriters need a firm, realistic grasp of how songs generate income, and how the songwriting business works. This Business of Songwriting is the first book to demystify the process of doing business as a songwriter. Author Jason Blume is a songwriter, music publisher, and educator whose songs are on albums that have sold more than 50 million copies, topped international charts, and are in top television shows and movies. He starts by defining terms and explaining the mechanics of how songwriters generate and collect royalties. The functions of music publishers, record labels, performing rights organizations, and the Harry Fox Agency are clarified, as are mechanical, performance, and print licensing; statutory mechanical royalty rates; estimates of the amounts earned for synchronization and master use licenses; and performance royalties for radio, television, and Internet broadcasts. He also includes a section on digital licensing and royalties. Samples of virtually every contract a songwriter might likely encounter are included, and with top music industry attorneys as consultants, Blume translates these contracts from legaleze to plain English--one paragraph at a time. Included contracts are: Single Song Publishing Agreement; Staff-Writing Agreement; Administration Deal; Collaborators' Agreement; Work-for-Hire Agreement; Mechanical License; Synchronization License; Lyric Reprint Licensing Agreement; Subpublishing Contract; and Copyright Form PA. The book walks readers step-by-step through the process of effectively pitching songs to publishers, artists, managers, A&R representatives, and producers. A chapter about writing and marketing music for television and films explains the process of "clearing" music, and the functions of music supervisors and production music libraries, as well as offering resources for reaching these decision-makers. Additional chapters explain self-publishing, and address the business considerations unique to performing songwriters, as well as those who are targeting special markets, such as Christian music, children's music, video games, and musical theater. This comprehensive text also includes sample lyric sheets and cover letters, as well as advice about how many songs to include--and how to attract attention--when approaching music industry professionals. It also includes a detailed explanation of how the singles and album charts work, and throughout, provides valuable information about how to make money writing songs. This Business of Songwriting is a one-volume resource that teaches the skills and knowledge every songwriter and music publisher needs to succeed. Here's what music professionals are saying about This Business of Songwriting: "If you are serious about being a professional writer, Jason has compiled the most comprehensive how-to guide I have ever read. All the way from getting a writing deal to understanding it once you get one. This is a must read! -- Tom Luteran, V.P./Creative, Sony Music Publishing Jason Blume's latest book is a must read for anyone serious about songwriting, whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned professional. The writing is clear, concise and comprehensive, covering everything from how to dress for a pitch meeting to how to decipher sub clauses in a sync license. Highly recommended. -- Bob Regan, Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Adjunct Songwriting Professor, Belmont University/President, Nashville Songwriters Association International "Jason Blume has created songwriting's Rosetta Stone. Encyclopedic in scope, This Business of Songwriting unravels industry enigmas and firmly imparts a sense of direction to tomorrow's hit makers." -- Paul Corbin, VP Writer/Publisher Relations, BMI "If you're serious about your songwriting, this book will give you the information you need to be serious about your business." -- Timothy Fink, V.P., Writer / Publisher Relations, SESAC
Now Read this Two
Title : Now Read this Two
Author : Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
Total pages: 300 pages
Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.
Summary: Tell Me How This Ends
Title : Summary: Tell Me How This Ends
Author : BusinessNews Publishing
Total pages: 44 pages
The must-read summary of Linda Robinson's book: “Tell Me How This Ends: General David Petraeus and the Search for a Way Out of Iraq”. This complete summary of "Tell Me How This Ends" by Linda Robinson presents her account, based on extensive interviews with General David Petraeus and his subordinate commanders, of the Iraq War's endgame, and shows the different options that Obama had when he took office in 2009. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the Iraq War and its possible outcomes • Expand your knowledge of American politics and diplomacy To learn more, read "Tell Me How This Ends" and discover the outlook for the Iraq War after several years of fighting, and how an endpoint might be reached.
Pardon Me, Is This Seat Taken?
Title : Pardon Me, Is This Seat Taken?
Author : Karen Romano Young,Doug Cushman
Publisher: Childrens Press
Total pages: 24 pages
Offers advice on how to behave politely when traveling by bus, bicycle, car, train, or airplane.
Is This Seat Taken?
Title : Is This Seat Taken?
Author : Kristin S. Kaufman
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total pages: 192 pages
“Now, what do I do?!” I dare say, there is not a single person who at least once in his or her life has not faced an unexpected situation, a newfound reality, a daunting challenge, or veiled opportunity and not wondered what to do. You may feel that you have made poor choices, that your opportunities have passed you by, or that you’re playing musical chairs, the music has stopped, and all the seats are taken. This book is for those individuals like you who have come to a fork in the road, chosen a path, and found themselves twenty to thirty (or more) years later in a destination they didn’t quite recognize. But the stories are relevant for anyone, at any age, at any station in life who has awakened and wondered what they are going to do next or how will they move forward. I want to offer hope, inspiration, and applicable lessons as derived from the lives of well known, and not-so-famous men and women who found new and unexpected success—by many definitions—late in life. My hope is that these remarkable transformational stories will light a spark—whether you are twenty-five or sixty-five—to take back the reins of your life and become clear on exactly what you are going to do now and how you wish to contribute to the world. The music has not stopped, and there is still time to find your seat.
Is This Seat Taken?
Title : Is This Seat Taken?
Author : Kristin Kaufman
Publisher: Brown Books
Total pages: 167 pages
For the busy business executive, the never-ceasing demands associated with work, and life, can place a relentless push and pull on our time and attention. Our world is moving so fast, we are apt to miss much of what is happening ''right now.'' Kristin S. Kaufman, in her book Is This Seat Taken? offers another perspective. Within these pages, Kaufman offers a collection of highly personal stories that illustrate how a wealth of wisdom may come from the most unusual and unlikely sources. The resiliency and clarity found from typically unheard voices speak of universal truths that may often be lost in the shuffle, yet are no less vital to a well-aligned life. Is This Seat Taken? offers important lessons that force the typical executive, and indeed all of us, to ponder what it means to truly be present in the now, what we can learn from these incidental encounters, and how these random encounters can become a compass, pointing us on our own road to alignment, fulfillment, and success.
Is This Seat Taken? (new adult, sweet romance)
Title : Is This Seat Taken? (new adult, sweet romance)
Author : Kate Russell
Publisher: Kate Russell Books
Total pages: 36 pages
Jules Russo's childhood wish finally comes true when Adam Blake asks her out. Her new date may not live up to her preconceived ideas--he may just be more. Who knew that saving seats, peanut butter and jelly, and street signs could lead to forever? Is This Seat Taken? is a sweet new adult romance at 12,600 words in length (short story/ short novella). Keywords: contemporary romance, romance, inspirational romance, clean romance, college romance, romantic comedy, romcom, crush, flirt, sweet romance short story, new adult romance short story, inspirational romance short story, clean romance short story, college romance short story, novelette, short novella, humor, new adult love story, sweet love story, inspirational love story, clean love story, college love story