Life Isn't Always a Day at the Beach

A Book for All Children Whose Lives Are Affected by Cancer
Author: Pam Ganz
Publisher: High Five Publishing
ISBN: 9780965339209
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 28
View: 1424
LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH is a "childfriendly" workbook that provides children whose lives are affected by cancer with an opportunity to cope with cancer through drawing & writing. This award winning book is designed for school-age children diagnosed with cancer, their siblings & children whose parent, grandparent, family member or friend is diagnosed with cancer. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH uses a format that combines open-ended questions with suggestions for drawing. It gives just enough structure to allow children opportunities to explore their thoughts, concerns, & feelings. The book is colorfully illustrated & covers topics such as feelings, school, treatment, hospitalization, family, friends & hope for the future. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS A DAY AT THE BEACH is helpful to families coping with the stress of a major illness. The book is written by a pediatric oncology counselor & is illustrated by an artist who is also a certified elementary education teacher. For additional information or to order: call or write High Five Publishing, 4030 South 31st Street, Lincoln, NE 68502. 402-489-6060.

Life at the End of a Rod

A Fisherman’S Journey
Author: Robert Veltidi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479730297
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 177
View: 9432
Life at the End of the Rod: Tales of a Fisherman is the lifelong journey of Robert Veltidi as he grows into a man. The outdoors was an important part of his upbringing, and he transported that love of the outdoors into his way of life. This book begins with his earliest recollection of fishing, takes us through a time of self-discovery and exploration, then to a rebirth of his love of fishing. Then the author leaps back into fishing as a means of relaxation and camaraderie between him and his father and brothers. Later on, after the death of his father, his son joins the group, along with a host of friends of all the Veltidi boys. Each story is the tale of one time that the author feels either fishing has affected his life or that he affected somebody elses life by fishing. My Fishing Beginnings is the authors first recollections of his fishing life. It introduces you to the boy that he was and later the man he would become. Like the prologue, My Fishing Beginnings, gives you the background information about the people in the rest of the stories. The Home Pond is a tribute to the authors grandparents. They played a huge role in his early childhood. Although the story takes place on one brief day, it depicts life in a rural area in the early 1950s. Huck Grows Up takes place over two summers and tells of the fishing adventures of the author when he was first given his independence and allowed to go out fishing and into town on his own. It was a turning point in his life when childhood dreams change and his life takes a new direction. The Norma K is the authors first experience into ocean fishing. Its interesting because the story is divided into three sub-chapters: The Norma K, The Norma K II, and The Norman K III. All three were party boats out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, that the author fished on in various times in his life, first with his father, then with his wife, and finally with his son. All three experiences were surprisingly similar in some ways and subtlety different in others. The Norma K is the last story of the author as a child and it finishes up with him as an adult. The remaining stories depict the author as an adult or as near to one as he can be while still having as much fun as he can while fishing. My Turn is the first story the author ever wrote. It came after the death of his father, and it was part of the grieving process the author went through. The story tells of the changing of the guard when the son becomes the leader, and mentor, and fulfills one of his fathers lifelong dreams with surprising results. Fixing a Roof is a whimsical tale of grown men deciding to play hooky for the day and go fishing. This is where you meet Alan, the authors brother, and are introduced to one of Alans friends. Lake Ontario is an ongoing process; it started in 1987 when the authors father died and chronicled the first eight years of an ongoing trip that continues even to today. In this tale you become more acquainted with Doug, the authors son, and he becomes a vital part of the rest of the saga. New Jersey Trout is the exploration into new waters and the discovery of a whole new fishery. Along the way, the author meets new friends and bonds closely with his son. Tiger Muskies is the start of something new; the author has stepped up and bought a bigger boat. The small lake fishing and wading by the edge of the streams has been replaced by fishing for trophy sport fish. It is also the second story written by the author. Thoughts on Retirement is a reflective essay that was written one afternoon in August when the author was sitting down in his shed by the lake and was a little scared of what the future would bring. For the first time in fifty years the author was free of any obligations. Shark Fishing at Montau

Life Is a Funny Thing

Author: Jeff Charlebois
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434931277
Category: Humor
Page: 120
View: 9346

The Hard, Hard Life of George A. Lowe

Author: George Lowe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146911206X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 185
View: 2124
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The Life of (A Single Parent) Brian!

Author: Brian Rowlands
Publisher: Brian Rowlands
ISBN: 1452075018
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 1690
What happens when after ten years of what you thought was a happy and normal family life your wife suddenly turns your world upside down and leaves, leaving you, heartbroken and in shock and with two expectant young children to care for and raise? First you hit the bottle, get seriously drunk and hit a downward spiral in free fall, heading for certain disaster. Then, once you've hit rock bottom, you take stock of the situation, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and begin the long and difficult climb out of the abyss, putting life together again piece by arduous piece. This is what happened to Brian Rowlands and this is his true story. Beginning with the end of his marriage, this book charts his and his children's journey along the long and very rocky road they encountered as they struggled to re-build their shattered lives and put some kind of stability and substance back in place. Filled with many highs and lows and told in an honest and open manner this book charts the last ten years in this single parent family's remarkable life. From heartbreak to happiness, through disastrous relationships, difficult medical problems and eleven different homes in five years, their story will entertain, enthrall and shock. Drawing the reader in, once started it is a book that the reader will want to go on reading, page after page, leaving you begging for more and wanting to know just what happens next.

Keep Quiet, You're Only a Girl

Author: Gerry Di Gesu
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595312497
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
View: 2876
"The prerequisite to being truthful to yourself is to feel connection with another. Simple, everyday stories we all experience should be written in simple, everyday language we all use. The best stories deal with the small concerns of life and you don't need fancy words for that. These stories tell us about the diversity and story-worthiness of ordinary people. They speak to our sense of closeness--and above all, to our spacious sense of possibility. It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is. And even more extraordinary is the number of stories they are carrying around--waiting to be written." Gerry Di Gesu believes that man is inherently good, that God is a best friend who doesn't give answers, and that the beauty and order of nature are our greatest guides to sensibility and serenity. She knows there's a bright spot in most dark situations in life if we look hard enough, and that without a sense of humor, especially directed at ourselves, we do not survive.

The Lives of Ingolf Dahl

Author: Anthony Linick
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438914016
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 644
View: 9898
He was considered a musician's musician, the most gifted artist in that exciting Southern California world dominated by the great emigré composers, the film industry, the brilliant soloists and the avant-gardists who made Los Angeles a musical capital. Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970) was an accomplished composer, conductor, pianist and a mentor to eminent contemporary figures like Michael Tilson Thomas yet he never achieved the celebrity which others felt he deserved. He was not the man his public knew, a happily married gentile of Swedish extraction. His thirty-year marriage to Etta, one that seemed the epitome of mutual love and devotion, was beset by insoluble problems of identity for Dahl was a closeted homosexual. He was also a German whose father was a Jew, and his name was not even Ingolf Dahl. His decision to disguise all of these truths, even from members of his own family, lead to fatal distortions in his creative being and public persona. Although he numbered many famous figures among his friends, from Gracie Fields to Igor Stravinsky and Benny Goodman, Dahl always experienced life as an outsider. When he died he left behind an extensive body of correspondence and 42 years worth of intimate daily journals. Etta Dahl (1905-1970) left many written records as well. These sources, never made public before, and the recollections of many survivors, give us a portrait of an intriguingly complex character, noble and self-absorbed, creative and crankish, passionate and repressed. The Lives of Ingolf Dahl has one other unique source, the author himself. Anthony Linick was the child of this famous marriage, the son whose very existence contributed to the elaborate deformations of fact and persona that so disfi gured Dahl's life. With love and respect and the historian's devotion to the truth he can tell their whole story at last.

The Salt God's Daughter

Author: Ilie Ruby
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1593764901
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 1883
“Beautifully evokes scenes of two girls adrift in the . . . bohemian beach culture . . . a breathtaking, fiercely feminine take on American magical realism.” —Interview Magazine Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her older sister Dolly as they struggle for survival in a place governed by an enchanted ocean and exotic folklore. Guided by a mother ruled by magical, elaborately-told stories of the full moons, which she draws from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the two girls are often homeless, often on their own, fiercely protective of each other, and unaware of how far they have drifted from traditional society as they carve a real life from their imagined stories. Imbued with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, The Salt God’s Daughter examines the tremulous bonds between sisters and the enduring power of maternal love—a magical tale that presents three generations of extraordinary women who fight to transcend a world that is often hostile to those who are different. “Indeed, Ruby has written a complicated, multi-layered work that shifts shapes to bridge the relationship between tragedy and redemption.” —The Huffington Post “Three generations of indelibly original women wrestle with the confines of their lives against a shimmering backdrop of magic, folklore, and deep-buried secrets . . . To say I loved this book is an understatement.” —Caroline Leavitt, New York Times–bestselling author “The selkie myth lies at the heart of Ruby’s second novel . . . This is a bewitching tale of lives entangled in lushly layered fables of the moon and sea.” —Kirkus Reviews

The House at Sugar Beach

In Search of a Lost African Childhood
Author: Helene Cooper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416565728
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 7985
Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award. Helene Cooper is “Congo,” a descendant of two Liberian dynasties—traced back to the first ship of freemen that set sail from New York in 1820 to found Monrovia. Helene grew up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. It was also an African childhood, filled with knock foot games and hot pepper soup, heartmen and neegee. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child—a common custom among the Liberian elite. Eunice, a Bassa girl, suddenly became known as “Mrs. Cooper’s daughter.” For years the Cooper daughters—Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice—blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage. But Liberia was like an unwatched pot of water left boiling on the stove. And on April 12, 1980, a group of soldiers staged a coup d'état, assassinating President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. After a brutal daylight attack by a ragtag crew of soldiers, Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach, and then Liberia, for America. They left Eunice behind. A world away, Helene tried to assimilate as an American teenager. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she found her passion in journalism, eventually becoming a reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She reported from every part of the globe—except Africa—as Liberia descended into war-torn, third-world hell. In 2003, a near-death experience in Iraq convinced Helene that Liberia—and Eunice—could wait no longer. At once a deeply personal memoir and an examination of a violent and stratified country, The House at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor's gentle humor. And at its heart, it is a story of Helene Cooper’s long voyage home.

Bob: As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn

Author: Rosalie H. Contino
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434928403
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 114
View: 2876
Bob: As Life Goes On: Lessons One Doesn't Want to Have to Learn by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD One phone call hurt Rosalie so much. Bob's boss told her that her brother has to retire because he wasn't as reliable as he used to be, and the company didn't want to be liable for any accident caused by his disability. She couldn't believe that the company whom Bob served for forty years treated him like a thing--he was dispensable. Nonetheless, she agreed that her brother has to retire. Robert "Bob" Contino was diagnosed with a mild case of "schizophrenia," or as Dad used to say, "A tip of the iceberg. A tip," as a young man, and Rosalie knew that taking care of her sixty-one-year-old brother would be a challenge. She noticed her brother's limping, but Bob was more physically sick than she thought. As laboratory tests were administered to him, more and more ailments manifested themselves--some even fatal. For the love of Bob, Rosalie put off many of her plans to take care of him as she has vowed to their deceased parents. He annoyed her with his sarcasm and impertinence, but looking back at her brother's life and the painful experiences he had to endure, she put everything into its proper perspective and remembered Bob fondly, as she reflects on the lessons. About the Author Dr. Rosalie H. Contino, PhD, was born, raised, and still lives in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Fordham University, from where she received her bachelor's degree in elementary education. She then pursued both her master's and doctor's degree in educational theater and costume design at New York Unversity. Now retired, she enjoys being a writer, playwright, costume designer, as well as a lecturer. Rosalie's first book, "Born to Create," (Dorrance Pub. Co.) details going back to school at age 40 to fulfill ones dreams.

Hope for a Better Life

Author: Amy R. Murray
ISBN: 0557564700
Page: 178
View: 6009
"Hope" is the story of Emily McMillan who knew she was adopted as an infant, has a close relationship with her parents, and is happily married with one teenage daughter. Soon after her fortieth birthday, Emily receives information from her birth mother which launches her on an incredible journey strengthening her faith and changing her life forever."Hope" is also the story of Margaret Holden, who having grown up in England during World War II, comes to America to live with her aunt and uncle in search for a better life. Soon after becoming content living in a new country, and having begun a promising job, Margaret is victimized. She is a courageous woman who has always relied on God for strength. Despite what has happened, Margaret continues to have hope for a better life in America."Hope" is a story partly based on Amy's experiences as an adopted child. It is sure to inspire all who read it, especially those touched by adoption: adoptees, adoptive parents,and birth parents.

The Sea-Fisherman.

Comprising the Chief Methods of Hook and Line Fishing in the British and other Seas, and Remarks on Nets, Boats, and Boating (1884)
Author: J. C. Wilcocks
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3845710845
Category: Nature
Page: 316
View: 9388
Dieses Buch von J. C. Wilcocks aus dem Jahr 1884 ist ein umfangreiches, in vielen Punkten immer noch aktuelles Werk, das sich detailliert mit der Kunst des Fischens im Meer befasst. Wilcocks hat mit diesem Buch verschiedene Preise gewonnen. Hierbei handelt es sich um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe. Nachdruck der Originalausgabe.

Alicia Maldonado

A Mother Lost
Author: Ardain Isma
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595303218
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 6946
Alicia Maldonado is the tumultuous and tormented story of a beautiful, aristrocratic and universally enchanting white woman born in Cuba in 1943 to a well-to-do landowning family. She arrives in Haiti with her parents after they flee Cuba following the Batista regime's political turmoil. The family settles in Les Cayes, on the exotic Caribbean coast, where the young lady blossoms within a tropical paradise. She grows up to marry Richard Laveaux, the son of a wealthy mulatto family, despite her mother's protests. Following the sudden death of her alcoholic husband, the young woman, her mother, and her two children move to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, where she meets and marries Georges Duplan, a young officer of the Haitian army. But after discovering her husband cheating on her with the vibrant and exciting Rosita, she becomes severely depressed. What is her life about, why do such things always spoil her happiness? Unable to cope with her problems, Alicia leaves Haiti and vanishes without a trace. For twelve long years no one knows her exact whereabouts, until one day in 1984, on a rainy Tuesday morning, in a crowded Miami Laundromat.

Late Night Musings

Author: John Orlando
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469108534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 306
View: 9931
The wise know that life is not a singular thing; it has many facets. There is family and friends as well as life and death, good and bad, thoughtful and thoughtless, serious and frivolous. However, the rush of daily life doesn’t allow much time to sit back and really think about such matters. Now past his working years, the author refl ects on life and has captured his fi ndings in thoughtful essays. These essays, not available on line, are a collection of some of the best offerings from the author’s blog, In them the author considers the wonders of life and well as its trials and tribulations. The words, ideas, and thoughts may not seem profound or novel at fi rst glance, but once read, they strike home. In some cases the musings suggest conclusions, while in others they simply recognize that living life doesn’t mean there are good answers for all we experience. With over one hundred beautiful, thought provoking and sometimes humorous pieces or musings in this book, it becomes a refreshing breath of fresh air and a pleasure for those seniors who have experienced life and know what is important in living it. They should also give the younger reader a leg up on living their lives. There is defi nitely something for those of all ages who are ready to smile, laugh, reminisce, feel, learn and celebrate. The reader is invited to enjoy the book at their own pace. It can be consumed in one fantastic feast or savored one bite at a time. The menu is varied enough to satisfy everyone’s taste. Come and enjoy – bon appétit.

What the Prince Wants

Author: Jules Bennett
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460382714
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 6774
What happens when a royal daddy falls for his child's live-in nanny? Widowed Prince Mikos Colin Alexander wants to raise his little girl out of the spotlight. Granted a six-month leave from his royal duties, he escapes to Los Angeles, posing as a regular guy, one in need of a live-in nanny. Colin reluctantly hires Darcy Cooper, the curvy beauty who easily wins over his baby duchess. But soon the lush, love-shy American wins him over, too. Now he's torn between duty to the crown and what feels like his newfound family. But when Darcy discovers her emotionally distant boss is royalty, will all bets be off?

Rich: The Life of Richard Burton

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444758462
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 720
View: 1400
Richard Burton: star. The roaring boy from the Welsh coal valleys who came to sport on the banks of the old Nile, playing great Antony to Elizabeth Taylor's Cleopatra. From the West End to Hollywood, from Camelot to Shakespeare, he drank, dazzled and despaired, playing out his life on the public stage. But there was another, quieter, off-stage Richard Burton, a face hidden from the multitude. Melvyn Bragg, allowed free access to the never-before-revealed Burton private notebooks, and with the cooperation of friends who have never spoken about him before, has brought together the private and public sides for the first time. Rich is the complete Richard Burton: a revelation.

A Life in Three Lands

Memoirs of an Architect
Author: Jacques Guiton
Publisher: Branden Books
ISBN: 9780828319379
Category: Architecture
Page: 175
View: 5482
It is no surprise that Jacques Guiton, an architect who subscribes to Le Corbusier's idea of harmony as a controlling principle of design, should have produced a balanced and shapely book of memoirs. Between his early experiences at his grandfather's French country place to his retirement years at his own similar old farmhouse in America, Guiton chronicles events in Paris, Brittany, German prison camps and America. His prose is clean and clear and draws on all the senses.

Signs of Life

Author: Anna Raverat
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204352
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7499
Ten years ago, Rachel had an affair. It left her life in pieces. Now, writing at her window, she tries to put those pieces together again. She has her memories, recollections of dreams, and her old yellow notebook. More than anything, she wants to be honest. Rachel knows that her memory is patchy and her notebook incomplete. But there is something else. Something terrible happened to her lover. Her account is hypnotic, delicate, disquieting and bold. But is she telling us the truth?

Meyer's British Chronicle, a universal review of british literature

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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My Life, My Faith, My Journey

Faith Still Moves Mountains
Author: Monica D. McGowan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481713922
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 146
View: 9151
As a young girl growing up in southeast Georgia, she couldn't wait to graduate high school, if not for anything but, to no longer have to go to church. Monica was eager to experience a world that she had only heard of but, was forbidden to take part in because of her mother's Christian values. She became tired of hearing all the fun that the other girls had over the weekend while all she did was attend school and church. Her desire to go to a football game, a club or maybe on a date, grew tremendously and all she dreamed about was getting out of her parents house. She finds herself in the hands of a repeated rapist and murderer and now it's no longer her mother's faith but, her faith that will be put to the test.