While visiting her Midwestern hometown after many years, workaholic Karen Grace risks a few extra days away from the office, to get reacquainted with her extended family and childhood friends. She visits the crumbling homesteads of her prairie ancestors, and rediscovers their immigrant dreams and sacrifices. When her tyrannical boss fires her, she's 1500 miles from home, just one more middle-aged worker out of a job in a tough economy. To make matters worse, her husband just left her for his pregnant girlfriend.
"Life after middle age"
You are about to enter a new era of leadership. With more competition, more connectedness, and more opportunities than ever before, this exciting new era demands a workplace culture that is collaborative, productive, energized, and contagious. A culture that encourages extraordinary growth and innovation. A culture that starts with you - showing up, setting the tone, and lighting the fire....
"Must get this book!!!"
Blogger, speaker, software executive, and best-selling author Jill Dyché has been thinking about leadership a lot lately. Having consulted with business and IT executives with Fortune 500 companies for most of her career, she has heard a common refrain: "What should we do about shadow IT?" She's decided to address the answer head-on.
Beth Bishop, left alone in Edinburgh over the Christmas holidays, is unexpectedly invited to the childhood home of Gordon MacKay, a friend of a friend who happens to be tall dark and handsome, with a Scottish accent as well. She spends three days meeting the MacKay clan, learning Scottish customs, getting to know both Gordon and his family. The visit takes a turn when Gordon's ex-wife arrives and Beth is forced to play Gordon's American girlfriend.
"Short Unique Christmas Story"
Get ready, this audiobook will change your life! In this guide you will learn how to eliminate the single behavior that 70 years of scientific research proves causes overeating, binge eating, and feeling out of control with food. Uncover the secret to being able to keep any food in your house - without it calling your name. Find out exactly why your best weight loss efforts have failed in the past - and more importantly, exactly what you can do to change it.
"What Whiteness Means in the Trump Era" is from the November 12, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Nell Irvin Painter and narrated by Caroline Miller.
On the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, in the small town of Emerald Isle... Juli Cooke, hard-working and getting nowhere fast, marries a dying man, Ben Bradshaw, for a financial settlement, not expecting he will set her on a journey of hope and love. The journey brings her to Luke Winters, a local art dealer, but Luke resents the woman who married his sick friend and warns her not to hurt Ben - and he's watching to make sure she doesn't - until Ben dies and the stakes change.
Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn’t sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.
"Engaging and amusing"
This debut mystery introduces Magdalena Yoder, prim, proper, and persnickety proprietor of the PennDutch Inn, where guests luxuriate in the true "Amish experience," (read: doing Magdalena's chores and paying top dollar for the opportunity!).
When one of her more reclusive guests takes a tumble down the PennDutch's picturesquely steep staircase and breaks his neck, the timing couldn't be worse. It's the start of hunting season - and her inn is packed to capacity!
"A cozy little mystery ..."
An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands, Orrin H. Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science-related issues. He has written dozens of books and articles explaining coastal processes to lay readers, and he is a frequent and outspoken interviewee in the mainstream media. Here, the colorful scientist takes on climate change deniers in an outstanding and much-needed primer on the science of global change and its effects.
When her entrepreneur husband dies in an accident, Michelle Preston Richardson, 48, finds herself childless and directionless. She yearns for the simpler days of her youth, before she followed her high school sweetheart down a road that led to limitless riches but little fulfillment, and jumps at a chance to reconnect with her past at a class reunion.
"In a Lab in Poland, Plastic That Can Crawl" is from the September 22, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Rick Lyman and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Millennials have been burdened with a reputation as spoiled, lazy, and entitled, but the reality behind the stereotype is far richer and more complex. Who are millennials and what do they really want? Based on fieldwork and survey data from global research on more than 25,000 millennials and 29,000 older workers in 22 countries, this book paints a comprehensive, scientifically accurate picture of what really motivates millennials around the world.
Chelette, a trainer, coach, and speaker imparts her proprietary strategies that can take any woman from being overwhelmed to awesome. She deduces that women can have it all, just not at the same time. Instead she offers her original concept of ego-RHYTHM, which allows women to delve into defining what is most important during their various stages of life, then teaches them how to set a main focus, re-structure their lives for better work-life balance, and put an end to the crazy-making lifestyle.
Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations.
"I would give it zero stars if I could"
Murder meets menopause. Take a guess which wins. A romantic vacation for...five? This wasn't exactly what Jessie and Wilson had in mind when they planned their trip to the tropics. The fun begins when Jessie's delightfully spry mother, Wilson's surfer dude son, and Jessie's rabidly hyperactive New York agent decide to tag along. What kind of trouble can these three oddest of odd balls possibly get into? Take a guess.
"Cue Ball Mystery In Paradise!"
"Sex Abuse Inquiry Paints a Grim Picture at Elite Rhode Island Prep School" is from the September 1, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Pérez Peña and narrated by Caroline Miller.
Magdalena Yoder, chaste and abstemious proprietor of the Pennsylvania Dutch Inn, agrees to let a Hollywood crew film at the inn. But when the assistant director is found pinned to a barn post with a farming tool, dimwitted local police chief Marvin Stoltzfus fingers Magdalena as his prime suspect. Now it's time for Magdalena to use her extraordinary Amish sleuthing skills to reveal the real killer.
"Love this series"
Diet, by definition, is the type of food consumed in a certain period. It can be as simple as an average daily meal. It can also be part of a treatment program for medical conditions. The ketogenic diet has long been used in the treatment of epilepsy in children. Recent findings showed that it has other benefits aside from controlling seizures. Since its introduction in the 1920s, the ketogenic diet remains controversial until today. In this audiobook learn more about the ketogenic diet today.
"Simple and clear, but no story to link concepts"
When American historian Pandora (Dory) Ryan finds a very rare, uncataloged 17th-century nun’s diary inside a record book at the provincial archives in Avignon, she is thrilled. This is historian’s treasure. But she doesn’t know yet that it will send her on a search that brings about changes in how she feels about her profession, the irrational, and love with a sexy Frenchman. And it will take her from the archive on a dangerous adventure into the countryside of Provence, which, beautiful as it is, has a long and bloody history.
"A provencal Mystery"