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THE CRACKER KITCHEN by Janis Owens

THE BLUE SWEATER by Jacqueline Novogratz

More than 150 recipes plus family remembrances and cultural history make up this irresistible salute to Cracker heritage - with an Introduction by Pat Conroy.

Crackers, rednecks, hillbillies and country boys have long been the brunt of many jokes, yet this old southern culture is a rich and vibrant part of American history. In The Cracker Kitchen, novelist Janis Owens traces the root of...

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Part coming-of-age story, part blueprint for effecting real change, this engrossing narrative explores what it means to create meaningful solutions to global poverty and release human potential in an interconnected world

For Jacqueline Novogratz it all started back home in Alexandria, Virginia, with the blue sweater, a special gift that quickly became...

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PATIENCE WITH GOD by Tomas Halik

THE RIPPLE EFFECT by Gail Saltz, M.D.

For all the debate about belief and nonbelief in today’s world—and how everyone becomes pigeonholed by one or the other— Tomáš Halík teaches that God requires us to persevere with our doubts, carry them in our hearts, and allow them to lead us to maturity. For Halík, patience is the main difference between faith and atheism. Faith, hope, and love...

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We’ve all seen the sort of woman who can walk into a room and pow! Everyone feels a pull toward her, a great gravitational tug. She’s confident. She’s dynamic. She’s comfortable in her own skin. THE RIPPLE EFFECT will help readers become that kind of woman.

What these women have going for them isn’t a secret. But it’s the key to being sexy, self-assured...

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THE MUST-HAVE MOM MANUAL by Sara Ellington and Stephanie Triplett

MY FATHER'S BONUS MARCH by Adam Langer

From two parenting experts as well as in the trenches moms comes a book no new mother will want to be without. Organized chronologically and indexed for easy reference, The Must Have Mom manual covers every aspect of mother and child’s life from birth to around first grade.

The book has an all-inclusive philosophy because these young moms-who are best friends have made opposite...

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To his friends, Seymour Langer was one of the brightest kids to emerge from Chicago’s Depression-era Jewish West Side. To his family, he was a driven and dedicated physician, a devoted father and husband. But to his youngest son, Langer was also an enigma: a somewhat distant figure to whom he could never quite measure up; a worldly man who never left the city of Chicago during the last third of his life; a would-be author who...

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GIVE A LITTLE: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World by Wendy Smith

MY READING LIFE by Pat Conroy

This book will unveil a little known but critical truth: small donations from everyday Americans can create tremendous positive change throughout the world.

Philanthropy is everywhere in American media today. Unfortunately, most of it focuses on the biggest donations by the wealthiest individuals such as Oprah and Bill Gates. Give a Little will show readers that their modest gifts...

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Pat Conroy, the beloved American storyteller, is a voracious reader. Starting as a childhood passion that bloomed into a life-long companion, reading has been Conroy’s portal to the world, both to the furthest corners of the globe and to the deepest chambers of the human soul. His interests range widely, from Milton to Tolkien, Philip Roth to Thucydides, encompassing poetry, history, philosophy, and any mesmerizing tale...

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365 THANK YOUS: The Year a Simple Act of Gratitude Changed My Life by John Kralik

THE GOOD CARE GIVER by Robert L. Kane, M.D. NA

An inspiring memoir about how the seemingly ordinary act of writing thank you notes led a middle-aged man out of hopelessness and into the fulfillment of lifelong dreams.

At age 53, John Kralik was about to begin the new year at a personal nadir—confronted with a law firm in the red, a painful divorce, increasingly distant children, a small and poorly heated apartment, and a newly ex-girlfriend. During a walk in the hills...

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Caregiving is hard work. Few are prepared to take it on. The Good Caregiver is a survival guide with an insider’s perspective, for the millions of people who find themselves in a role they never trained for: caring for aging loved ones.

As Americans live longer, more people than ever require long-term care during their last years—and adult children become unsuspecting caregivers for their parents. Most of these new caregivers are unprepared...

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BLACK MILK by Elif Shafak

SMART PARENTING, SMARTER KIDS... by David Walsh, Ph. D.

After the birth of her first child in 2006, internationally best selling Turkish writer Elif Shafak suffered from postpartum depression that triggered a profound personal crisis. Infused with guilt, anxiety, and bewilderment about whether she could ever be a good mother, Shafak stopped writing and lost her faith in words altogether. In this elegantly written and often humorous and ironic memoir, she retraces her journey from free-spirited, nomadic artist to dedicated...

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Every week new discoveries about the brain make the news, often promising parents the latest “right” way to nurture their kids’ developing brains and behavior. And every day there’s a new technology that demands your child’s attention, a new game or toy that purports to make your kid smarter, and a new snack promising to be healthy as well as tasty. How’s a busy parent to make heads or tails of all these claims? You turn to Dr. David Walsh, an expert at translating...

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THE ORCHARD by Theresa Weir

A CENTURY OF WISDOM by Caroline Stoessinger

THE ORCHARD is the story of a street-smart city girl who must adapt to a new life on an apple farm after she falls in love with Adrian Curtis, the golden boy of a prominent local family whose lives and orchards seem to be cursed. Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she suspected. Rejected by her husband’s family as an outsider, she slowly educates herself about the isolated world of farming, even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she...

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An inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism--the true story of Alice Herz-Sommer, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor, and the pianist who was the subject of an inspiring You Tube video that moved millions of viewers.

At nearly 108 years old, the pianist Alice Herz-Sommer is the world's oldest Holocaust survivor. An eyewitness to the entire last century and the first decade of this one, she has seen it all, surviving the Theresienstadt concentration camp, attending the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem, and along the way coming into contact with some of the most...

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"Without the writing of books, there is no history, there is no concept of humanity. And if anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space…the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books."
--Hermann Hesse, The Magic of Books

 

Nonfiction coming in 2015

February: MISTER OWITA’S GUIDE TO GARDENING by Carol Wall, paperback, MARGARITA WEDNESDAYS a memoir by Deborah Rodriquez

March: FOUR YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KURDISTAN by Aram Haigaz , PATSY’S ITALIAN FAMILY COOKBOOK by Sal Scognamillo

April: REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS by Susan Stark and Daniel J. Peterson

July: CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most With Least by Jessica Jackley

 

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