Description : Every mother—and every daughter—has a story, and four of the best appear in the second volume of this Shebooks/Good Housekeeping collaboration. Heartwrenching and heartwarming, these top picks trace the twisting contradictions in the relationships between four very different sets of mothers and daughters. In Yo-yo Mama, Laura Hurwitz describes the summer her mom introduced her to dieting, and the unintended consequences her new body sparked. In Happy Mommy Pills, Kathleen Founds tells what happens when the worst doesn’t happen to her young, pregnant self. Deborah Batterman’s Diamonds and Manicures considers the crossroads between femininity and feminism, and realizes that pampering herself does not mean giving up her principles. And, in The $25,000 Pyramid, Mashaw McGuinnis takes us on a rollicking ride in her almost-unbelievable tale of sneaking out of the house to audition for a TV game show—and transforming bitterness into a date with Betty White. True lives, deep emotions, compelling stories we all can relate to.
Description : Every Cat Has A Story is an exploration of the intimacy that exists between felines and their owners. Submitted from writers throughout the world, these stories touch on the synchronicity of Universal intervention which unites a cat with their person. As you enjoy these stories, possibly a new perspective of your own cat's special qualities may become evident. Your feline's life has not gone unnoticed, for you have been a living testament to the delight and enchantment they have brought into your family. Every cat does indeed have a story, a moment and a legacy that touches their owner's world in a significant manner. A sampling of the 16 stories includes: "The Blue Angel & Her Garden of Pets," one man's connection to feline spirituality which ultimately connects us one to the other. "Finding Karma at the SPCA" is a story of Universal destiny in which a cat immediately recognizes her owner, yet neither had ever met before. "My Cat is So Insolent, She Has A Price on Her Head," is written with a dry sense of humor exploring the "what ifs" of a cat lover and her lessons learned. "Caterina, Portrait of a Feline Soul Mate," is the kitten we all seek but would we have the awareness to recognize her in a room full of kittens? Then again, would she recognize us? This is an intriguing, educational and entertaining collection of cat stories that you may fondly recall during those private moments shared only with your cat.
Description : The winners of the Shebooks/Good Housekeeping memoir contest offer three slices of life as a mother. In “People Don’t Get Me, Mom,” Jackie Mercurio carries a troubling secret that will change the life of her brilliant, misunderstood boy. Then a family trip to the Butterfly Garden takes them to a place of healing and wonder. In “Coyote Tales,” Jacinta Hart Kehoe recovers from an accident she wasn’t supposed to survive but struggles to help her adopted daughter learn to love and trust again. And in “Pulling Rabbits from a Hat,” Cynthia Leonard tells her fascinating story of growing up in a magical act, with a mother who disappeared and reappeared nightly.
Description : This book shows that the security, economic, political, and social problems challenging national security, democracy, and good governance currently in Nigeria would get better or worse, depending on what happens to the 71 percent of Nigerias population still living below the poverty line. This is in spite of the billions of petrodollars that Nigeria garnered as revenue over the past few decades. It reveals that one does not need to be a political prophet to predict that if these challenges are not successfully addressed through good governance and inclusive growth, this country will witness worse civil disobedience, violence, revolts, militancy, breakdown of law and order, more kidnappings, and more of the citizens trying to check out of the country to other parts of the world in the future. It concludes, however, that under such intense pressures, the Government of Nigeria, even if it is simply for its self-preservation, will be forced by the objective conditions to move against the interests of the dominant groups and classes in Nigeria. These are the ones who have, for long, captured and hijacked state power and the resources of the country for their exclusive use. There is this perception that Nigerians dont write and read. This perception is deep-seated, even among intellectuals who see our authors as shallow researchers. But Dr. Dan Mou has debunked that myth and shown that Nigerians can write well-researched and detailed books. It is quite prophetic in its assessment of the Nigerian State (Agbo Agbo, deputy editor, The Nation). Dr. Dan Mou has proven himself a world-class scholar and an intellectual colossus. His reputation as an internationally renowned public policy expert has continued to soar. I congratulate him for these remarkable achievements (Professor Justice Abdul Fatai Kuti, first justice of Abuja High Court and former dean, faculty of law, University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State of Nigeria). Dr. Mou is certainly one of the best scholars we have on the African continent. As an educationist myself, before I became a traditional ruler, I agree totally with his analysis and conclusions. I share the optimism Dr. Mou has expressed . . . that once the recommendations therein are adopted and meticulously implemented, with proper monitoring and evaluation of such resultant policies and programmes, Nigeria and indeed Africa would be able to solve most of these challenges (HRH Alh. Dr. Sheban Audu, Nizazo III, Etsu Kwali, Etsu Kwalis Palace, Abuja, Nigeria).
Description : Reveals the harrowing story of two mothers, Jude Govreau and Mari Winzen, whose children were brutally killed by a vicious murderer, and recounts their efforts with a lone district attorney to bring the murderer to justice. Original.
Description : The first collection of short stories are deeply personal in nature, all located in Mumbai- its folds and seams- which the writer has explored all his life. Familial bond or the lack of them, an intimate dekko at a media group's machinations, a close study of the Irani community which is fast vanishing in the metropolis, the underworld and the staggeringly bold new world of sexual relationships sparked by websites are just some of the narratives, with a twist in the tale. KHALID MOHAMED started as reviewer and co-editor, during his teenage years for close-up, a film society magazine. He reviewed television for The Economic Times basides contributing articles to The Illustrated Weekly of India and Femina. His writing has writing has also featured in India Today,The Indian Express, The Telegraph, the international film weekly Variety and in Sunday Observer, London. He was film critic for Mid-day, Senior Editor of DNA newspaper, and National Culture Editor and film critic for Hindustan Times. Currently, he is Consulting Editor to the Deccan Chronicle media group. He wrote the original stories and screenplays and also directed the films Fiza, Tehzeeb and Silsilaay . He debuted recently as a playwright and director of the stageplay Kennedy Bridge. His documentary The Last Irani Chai has been screened widely. His second documentary Smiles and Tears on Mumbai's street children is under post-production. Presently, he is writing his second stageplay and his first novel.
Description : Book Two is a continuation (from circa 1994) of an urban familys saga. Johnu Benin takes his mom to visit the Emerald Caribbean Isle of MONTSERRAT, where his family has deep roots. In spite of evil spiritual forces back in the States that might thwart his progress, separate him from his beloved daughter, and even threaten his life, Johnu Benin battles those forces with the prayers and love of his guardian angels, as well as his own steel determination and musical creativity. Interspersed among the flashback-and-forth episodes in Book Two are Johnus lyrics, the music to which can be found at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/BevinTurnbull. In other words, the story can be heard and felt through its soundtrack as well as read.
Description : In this second volume of a two-volume set, young protagonist Michael Fane goes to college and begins to explore his growing independence and the world around him. Acclaimed by an array of authors and critics as one of the most important works of fiction of the era, Sinister Street, Volume Two is a gripping literary account of young adulthood at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Description : 100 science fiction stories make up this massive collection. Works and authors include: The Dictator by Milton Lesser Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley Direct Wire by Clee Garson Disaster Revisited by Darius John Granger Disqualified by Charles Louis Fontenay Dogfight--1973 by Dallas McCord Reynolds The Doorway by Evelyn E. Smith The Dope on Mars by John Michael Sharkey The Double Spy by Dan T. Moore Double Take by Richard Wilson Dr Heidenhoff's Process Droozle by Frank Banta Duel on Syrtis by Poul William Anderson The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova and Myron R. Lewis Earthsmith by Milton Lesser The Eel by Miriam Allen DeFord The Ego Machine by Henry Kuttner Egocentric Orbit by John Cory The Einstein See-Saw by Miles John Breuer Elegy by Charles Beaumont The Envoy, Her by Horace Brown Fyfe Equation of Doom by Gerald Vance The Eternal Wall by Raymond Zinke Gallun The Ethical Way by Joseph Farrell The Executioner by Frank Riley Exile from Space by Judith Merril Expediter by Dallas McCord Reynolds The Eyes Have It by Philip Kindred Dick Fair and Warmer by E. G. von Wald Faithfully Yours by Lou Tabakow Far from Home by J.A. Taylor A Feast of Demons by William Morrison Fee of the Frontier by Horace Brown Fyfe Feet Of Clay by Phillip Hoskins Feline Red by Robert Sampson Felony by James Causey Field Trip by Gene Hunter Per Cent Prophet by Gordon Randall Garrett A Filbert Is a Nut by Rick Raphael A Fine Fix by R. C. Noll The First Day of Spring by Mari Wolf Flamedown by Horace Brown Fyfe Flight From Tomorrow by Henry Beam Piper Through Tomorrow by Stanton Arthur Coblentz Fly By Night by Arthur Dekker Savage The Flying Cuspidors by V. R. Francis Foreign Hand Tie by Gordon Randall Garrett Forever by Robert Sheckley Forget Me Nearly by Floyd L. Wallace Forsyte's Retreat by Winston Marks Foundling on Venus by John de Courcy and Dorothy de Courcy The Fourth Invasion by Henry Josephs Freudian Slip by Franklin Abel The Frightened Planet by Sidney Austen Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds G-r-r-r...! by Roger Arcot The Gallery by Roger Phillips Graham Gambler's World by John Keith Laumer Game of Rat and Dragon by Cordwainer Smith Generals Help Themselves by M. C. Pease Genesis by H. Beam Piper George Loves Gistla by James McKimmey Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis The Gift Bearer by Charles Louis Fontenay A Gift For Terra by Fox B. Holden The Glory of Ippling by Helen M. Urban The Good Neighbors by Edgar Pangborn Goodbye, Dead Man! by Tom W. Harris Graveyard of Dreams by Henry Beam Piper The Graveyard of Space by Milton Lesser The Great Potlatch Riots by Allen Kim Lang Hall of Mirrors by Fredric Brown Ham Sandwich by James H. Schmitz The Hammer of Thor by Charles Willard Diffin Hanging by a Thread by Gordon Randall Garrett Ending by Fredric Brown and Dallas McCord Reynolds The Happy Man by Gerald Wilburn Page The Happy Unfortunate by Robert Silverberg Hard Guy by H. B. Carleton Hate Disease by William Fitzgerald Jenkins The Heads of Apex by Francis Flagg Heist Job on Thizar by Gordon Randall Garrett The Hell Ship by Raymond Alfred Palmer The Cosmos by Clifford Donald Simak The Helpful Hand of God by Tom Godwin Helpfully Yours by Evelyn E. Smith Horn's X-Ray Eye Glasses by Dwight V. Swain High Dragon Bump by Don Thompson High Man by Jay Clarke The Hills of Home by Alfred Coppel The Hitch Hikers by Vernon L. McCain The Hohokam Dig by Theodore Pratt The Holes and John Smith by Edward W. Ludwig Holes, Incorporated by L. Major Reynolds Home is Where You Left It by Adam Chase Homesick by Lyn Venable Homo Inferior by Mari Wolf The Honored Prophet by William E. Bentley The Hoofer by Walter M. Miller