Author: Oliver Jeffers
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes an imaginative tale of friendship in a world where what makes us different isn't nearly as important as what makes us the same. When a boy discovers a single-propeller airplane in his closet, he does what any young adventurer would do: He flies it into outer space! Millions of miles from Earth, the plane begins to sputter and quake, its fuel tank on empty. The boy executes a daring landing on the moon . . . but there’s no telling what kind of slimy, slithering, tentacled, fangtoothed monsters lurk in the darkness! (Plus, it’s dark and lonely out there.) Coincidentally, engine trouble has stranded a young Martian on the other side of the moon, and he’s just as frightened and alone. Martian, Earthling—it’s all the same when you’re in need of a friend.
Author: Allan Stratton
Publisher: Random House
Zoe Bird is going nowhere fast. She’s angry and lonely, and her only true friend is her granny, whose Alzheimer’s is worsening. When her parents put Granny in a home, Zoe decides now is the time to break free. She smuggles Granny out and together they hit the tracks on a cross-country trip to find Zoe’s long-lost uncle. But there will be some home truths along the way. . . An emotional story about family, surviving school and being true to yourself for fans of The Art of Being Normal and Unbecoming.
Author: Nicholas Mhlongo
Kimathi Tito has it all. As a child of the revolution, born in exile in Tanzania, he has steadily accumulated wealth and influence since arriving in South Africa in 1991. But even though everything appears just peachy from outside the walls of his mansion in Bassonia, things are far from perfect for Comrade Kimathi. After a messy divorce, accelerated by his gambling habit and infidelities, he is in danger of losing everything. And now, to top it all, he's seeing ghosts. Sometimes what happens in exile doesn't stay in exile.A caustic critique of South Africa's political elite from the author of Dog Eat Dog and After Tears (both recently reissued).
Author: Alecia Whitaker
Music sensation Bird Barrett is hitting the road, headlining her first national tour after the launch of her second album. Singing to sold-out crowds can mess with a girl's sense of perspective, though. Luckily, Bird has her older brother, Dylan, and her best friend, Stella, along for the ride to keep her grounded. Then Dylan and Stella pair off as more than friends. Feeling left behind, Bird throws herself completely into her performances, cover shoots, and high-profile interviews. And the more she tries to distract herself with her career, the further she pushes everyone away-including her longtime crush, Adam Dean, who joined the tour as her opener. When Bird breaks down, she'll need help to find her footing again. But has she pushed everyone too far? In a life like this one, a country girl needs her family and friends-and maybe an old flame-most of all. A foot-stompin' finale to Alecia Whitaker's irresistible Wildflower series.
Author: Elle Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
In this collection of riveting poems, poet and artist Elle Smith takes one's heart, mind and soul on a strong woman's transformational journey in poetic form. With her rhythmic lines and undeniable literary talent, she invites the reader into a vibrant world of self-reflection, courage and expansion. Ultimately, Elle Smith utilizes profound symbolism and impeccable alliterative language to bridge the gap between one's inner world and what lies outside of themselves, inspiring them to delve deep to experience life afresh. Through life's many disappointments and difficult moments, this award-winning poet teaches the reader the importance of facing ones fears head on as opposed to sitting at the sidelines, for this is the only true way to be freed of that self-made cocoon and become a fearless butterfly.
Author: Barbara Freethy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Barbara Freethy, an emotional, heartwarming contemporary romance set in a California river town, featuring a returned Marine and the woman he never forgot. Ex-Marine Gabe Ryder is fulfilling the last request of his best friend Rob, who was killed in a firefight during their final days of service. He promised to help Rob’s family—especially Rob’s twin sister, Alicia—with their struggling river rafting business. Gabe has a hidden past with Alicia, however; she’s the woman who taught him that love might exist, but he walked away from her. Alicia has more than enough on her plate with her brother’s death, her father’s injury from a tragic rafting accident, the entire town turning against them, and a series of dangerous attacks on her business. She doesn’t need this rugged loner who broke her heart. But passion flares between them, and this time, they can’t walk away. Alicia can’t help wondering: did Rob really send Gabe to watch over her—or did he want her to show Gabe the way home?
Author: Michael Neill
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
There is a space within you where you are already perfect, whole, and complete. It is pure consciousness - the space inside of which all thoughts come and go. When you rest in the feeling of this space, the warmth of it heals your mind and body. When you operate from the infinite creative potential of this space, you produce high levels of performance and creative flow. When you sit in the openness of this space with others, you experience a level of connection and intimacy that is breathtakingly enjoyable and filled with love. And when you explore this space more deeply, you will find yourself growing closer and closer to the divine, even if you're not sure there is such a thing and wouldn't know how to talk about it if there was. Every problem we have in life is the result of losing our bearings and getting caught up in the content of our own thinking; the solution to every one of those problems is to find our way back home.This is both the invitation and the promise of this book.One problem. One solution. Infinite possibilities. Are you ready to begin?
Author: Bonnie Serratore, Werner Disse
The Way Back Home is the first book devoted exclusively to what Eckhart Tolle calls the "pain-body," which consists of the energy of the emotions we have suppressed that remain in our personal energy field. It is our pain-body that keeps us in the pain of our ego and prevents us from being completely present. The Way Back Home presents the work of Bonnie Serratore, who was born with the ability to see emotional energy and therefore can actually see the pain-body. Ms. Serratore draws on her twenty-four years of experience as an emotional energy healer to provide a step-by-step description of how we physically can clear the energy of our past wounding in order to live freely and joyfully in the present.
Author: Bailey White
Publisher: Vintage Books
Offers a collection of humorous stories about Southern characters, places, and goings-on, from leaky mansions to fishing camps to one-room schoolhouses
Author: Timothy Knapman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
When Little Train ventures "way" down the tracks, he's glad he remembers his mommy and daddy's coaching in a story with sure appeal for first-time adventurers. Full color.
Author: Mitchell Rosenthal, Jon Pult
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
A collection of 100 of Mitchell Rosenthal's personal recipes for Southern-inspired comfort food with a California influence. In Cooking My Way Back Home, Mitchell Rosenthal delivers the same warmth, personality, and infectious enthusiasm for sharing food as can be found at his wildly popular San Francisco restaurants, Town Hall, Anchor and Hope, and Salt House. With his trademark exuberance and good humor, Mitchell blends Southern-inspired comfort food with urban sophistication and innovation, for exciting results. Reflecting on the classics (Shrimp Étouffée), updating regional specialties (Poutine), elevating family favorites (Chopped Liver), and reveling in no-holds-barred, all-out indulgences (Butterscotch Chocolate Pot de Crème) are what’s on order in this collection of 100 imaginative and irresistible recipes. Like a good friend offering up a platter of freshly fried Oysters Rémoulade, these robust, full-flavored recipes are impossible to refuse. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Oliver Jeffers
From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes a whodunnit just right for the youngest of readers (not to mention instructions for how to build the perfect paper airplane!) The animals? homes are disappearing. Tree by tree, the forest is being cut down. Clues! There must be clues. For instance, look--there is a mysterious bear carrying an ax! But what would a bear want with so many trees? Perhaps the discarded paper airplanes littering the forest floor have a story to tell? Oliver Jeffers' quirky, childlike humor and lovable illustrations are in full effect in this funny whodunit featuring a winning cast of animals and a message about the importance of conservation and recycling.
Author: Dennis Chamberland
Publisher: Quantum Editions
"Holiness is not at all about what you see, but it is, instead, all about what you do not see. Show me a Christian who has lost his fear of making himself of no reputation among the religious people so that he can love the lost with his life, and I will show you a very powerful and dangerous man." In THE WAY BACK HOME a very detailed description of personal holiness is provided so that every Christian can clearly understand just what holiness is - and what it is not. Dennis Chamberland traces the application of holiness all the way back to its scriptural origins. He also warns the reader in a careful, cautionary note of the recent historic misadventures into what holiness should never become. THE WAY BACK HOME is developed as a personal journey into this most necessary, but widely misunderstood aspect of every believer's life. This book is a six week prayer and spiritual journal that gives every reader, regardless of their present spiritual condition, the opportunity to make personal holiness an individual journey. Christians either live courageous lives or they compromise to make everyone happy. Oft called "extremists" by the secular culture, real Christians are forced to make the choice - conciliation or become minimalized and isolated. This is a manual for the committed Christian who dares to uncompromisingly serve Christ and at the same time achieve true unilateral love for everyone else with the same fervor they love the Master. It is a chart down the long and sometime tearful highway called life. It is a book only for the truly faithful. It is a manual that leads the way to the only viable option: brilliant success.
Author: Alecia Whitaker
The best songs come from broken hearts. Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennessee, to Nowhere, Oklahoma. But one fateful night, when Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own. Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music-video shoots. Her first single hits the top twenty, and suddenly fans and paparazzi are around every corner. She's even caught the eye of her longtime crush, fellow roving musician Adam Dean. With Bird's star on the rise, though, the rest of her life falls into chaos as tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots? In a world of glamour and gold records, a young country music star finds her voice.