In 2008, Lynn Barber's passion for birding led her to drive, fly, sail, walk, stalk, and sit in search of birds in 25 states and three provinces. Traveling more than 175,000 miles, she set a 21st century record at the time, second to only one other person in history. Over 272 days, Barber observed 723 species of birds in North America north of Mexico.
Combine Cleopatra and Hillary Clinton. You'll have some idea of Queen Salome Alexandra, who ruled Judea (modern-day Israel) in the first century BCE. Vividly evoking scenes of ancient Jerusalem, Judy Petsonk's novel brings to life the queen's stormy relationship with her husband, and her love for the people who called her Shalom-Zion: the peace of Zion. A gripping, fun, read... Judy Petsonk's sexy heroine, Queen Salome Alexandra, possesses the brains, hutzpah, and vision to save Israel not only from its many enemies but also from its own conflicted nature.
An American descendant of its wealthy German-Jewish owners tells the human story of a house near Berlin, revealing its Nazi occupation and use as a child-care center,and the building of the Berlin Wall 50 feet from the front door.
Out of the Box: A Soul's Surprising Journey chronicles the 25-year modern-day odyssey of the soul now known in the spiritual realms as Lucerne. This saga of actively lived soul retrieval and karmic resolution begins with the author's sudden transcendent remembrance of being born into this lifetime. Through direct, ongoing, laser-like experiences, she is able to recover parts of her soul that had been "frozen in time," offering the listener a glimpse into the lessons of karma and how karmic residue comes up for redress in present time.
Raised in depression-era California, Jaqi Wade's family life wasn't easy, but they managed. She married her marine at the end of WWII and set about making a home wherever life took them. She never imagined taking her three children to live in Brazil. No amount of studying could adequately prepare them to deal with the shock of life at a different pace - a different language, a different culture, a different system of measurement where a slight miscalculation could give you five pounds of ground beef instead of one.
Filled with delicious, original cookie recipes, 52 Weeks of Cookies recounts a mom's unique method of coping during her son's deployment. With plenty of sugar cookies but no sugarcoating, 52 Weeks of Cookies is an honest, uplifting story of family love during a crisis, with all the fear, grief, laughter, gratitude, and joy that comes with it.
Life brings us many challenges and trials. Sometimes we are able to rise to the occasion and will feel empowered by digging in and facing our problems; other times we may not be able to rally the strength needed, and feel ground down, beaten by what feels like overwhelming odds. This means simply, that at times we are overcome by the problems, and other times we are able make lemonade when life hands us lemons.
It's the Cookie, Mr. President highlights our eclectic elected by way of a common denominator - the cookie. The wordplay that connects the recipes and the quotes is inspiriting. The book revives quotes from forty-four U.S. Presidents, with a refreshing combination of words and sugar. The book is short and sweet, with approachable recipes and clear instructions.