Amy Warren, 50 years old and almost divorced, sets out to rebuild her self-esteem by backpacking across the Grand Canyon. She trained for the natural challenges of the canyon, but her discovery of a mangled body in a ravine puts her life in real danger. Amy joins forces with a new friend, Sarah Rochon, who gives her encouragement to conquer the canyon in spite of threatening and eerie events.
Fictional drama about the meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzola that changed both the history of tango and the life of the musician. The famous author of Adios Nonino, Libertango, and Oblivion abandoned when young the tango and the bandoneon to learn and compose classical music. The meeting with the famous French music teacher Nadia Boulanger helped Piazzola to retrieve his musical roots and to revolutionize the Argentine tango with new techniques.
The author lived almost 27 years in Germany working as an Army Counterintelligence Special Agent. He interviewed hundreds of refugees from East Germany and East Prussia. He also interviewed many Germans who survived as Russian prisoners of war. This book is based the memories of those who lived through World War Two and the American Occupation of Germany.
"A fabulous historical look at peoples lives"
Lily lived a sordid life. It was filled with drugs, sex and violence. Suffering through an abusive relationship with a cold-hearted sociopath and a less than loving foster family, Lily knew what hell looked like, and she was fed up living it. She worked hard to leave her small town as soon as she turned eighteen in search of a new life, vowing never to look back. Unfortunately, never is a very long time…
A memoir about hope and second chances. Elise, my mother, fell in love for the first time when she was 19. Peter was his name. She became engaged to him at 21 but didn't marry him until she was 75!
After divorcing her husband and moving to Arizona, Nancy is eager to build a brand new life for herself - but it’s not until she meets Tim that she feels like she has a second chance at romance. He’s boyish and fun, twenty years old to her thirty-two, and she feels herself blossom under his affection. Even more unexpected is the development of a meaningful friendship with his mother, Lynda, who Nancy is drawn to from the start.
Tough guy, Private Investigator Winston Simon, falls in love with the beautiful surgeon, Lana Elmore. They plan to marry, but there is one major stumbling block: Winston has a penchant for making people mad - sometimes really mad. His fiancee wants him to give up being a P.I., or else, and then there's the drug cartel that wants him dead. To be, or not to be a P.I. Now that is the question...
Can oodles of doodles replace fun with real friends? Casey will learn that his imagination can get carried away , and will miss play dates with his friends. Eventually he will to be around real life friends.
If there is a crayon in the hand of Casey the Crocodoodle, watch out! He will doodle everywhere...tabletops, walls, streets, even on people! Something has to be done about the mess, and it's not an easy decision for the townsfolk. Malinda Gomez's delightful story offers a gentle moral about boundaries and the consideration of everyone's rights. The tale is perfect for preschoolers at storytime or bedtime; youngsters learning to read will also love it.
America in the early 1800s was a cultural blank canvas, a barren landscape awaiting texture in the form of learning, literature and the arts. Geraldine Priest creates this fictional historical memoir of Eliza Rupp, the embodiment of the many Americans striving to fill that void. The story of Eliza's family and her study of piano are interwoven with those of the leading literati, artists and educators of the day. Like so many of them, she journeys to Europe to further her studies and make her own cultural contribution to America's Barren Landscape.
Meet Rosie Kirkland, a quiet homemaker with a magical talent for murder. Rosie is just going through the motions, leading an average quiet life. However, that normal life is thrown into a tailspin when Rosie's husband succumbs to a terminal illness. A mysterious friend named Vera Caldwell shows up on the doorstep, offering food, comfort, and an introduction to a world Rosie once thought impossible. Suddenly, nothing is what it seems to be.