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Every Body's Talking: What We Say Without Words
by Donna M. Jackson (Goodreads Author), Carol Kinsey Goman
"A smart, accessible introduction to an important and interesting topic." —Kirkus
—VOYA, starred review
Warm smiles. Cold shoulders. Itchy feet. We're a…more[close] "A smart, accessible introduction to an important and interesting topic." —KirkusView Details »
—VOYA, starred review
Warm smiles. Cold shoulders. Itchy feet. We're always talking--with our words and with our actions. Sometimes we convey these messages through gestures, such as nodding our heads in agreement or raising our arms in victory. Other times, our faces give us away, revealing underlying joy, anger, fear, sorrow or surprise. Even our postures, the way we walk, and the amount of personal space we put between ourselves and others tell stories.
Start the New Year off by letting EVERY BODY'S TALKING help you decode this not-so-hidden language! [close]
Darkness in Paradise: Memories of Onno VanDemmeltraadt from His Youth in Indonesia during WWII
by Gloria VanDemmeltraadt
“Ten copies of Gloria VanDemmeltraadt’s book, Darkness in Paradise, will be given away to lucky contestants.”
Onno VanDemmeltraadt was born in the D…more[close] “Ten copies of Gloria VanDemmeltraadt’s book, Darkness in Paradise, will be given away to lucky contestants.”View Details »
Onno VanDemmeltraadt was born in the Dutch East Indies and was six years old when the Japanese occupation of World War II began. In Darkness in Paradise, author Gloria VanDemmeltraadt—Onno’s wife—tells her husband’s story from the unique view of a young boy in the midst of darkness in his paradise.
In this memoir, Gloria has captured both the horrors and humor of her husband’s early life in war-ravaged Indonesia. The stories in this book tell of the pains of war, but also of the hope of a young boy.
Look Beyond Your Horizon: And You Will Be a High Achiever in the Making
by Nee Yong Ho
“Ten copies of Ho Nee Yong’s book, Look beyond Your Horizon, will be given away to lucky contestants.”
Get ready to Look beyond Your Horizon! Author…more[close] “Ten copies of Ho Nee Yong’s book, Look beyond Your Horizon, will be given away to lucky contestants.”View Details »
Get ready to Look beyond Your Horizon! Author Ho Nee Yong provides a versatile form of motivation in order to help you become a high achiever in your career while retaining your morals. In this way, educated individuals with wholesome personalities can become the movers and shakers of the world.
You are responsible for your own life. You can look beyond your horizon by having a specific goal and a plan for achieving it. You can fly the extra mile when you are confident, have a sustainable effort, and are fearless and upright in your thought, speech and deeds.
God of the Big Bang: How Modern Science Affirms the Creator
by Leslie Wickman
Release date: Apr 14, 2015***AUTOGRAPHED COPY***
How Modern Science Affirms The Creator
Can Faith and Science Coexist?
Scientific evidence strongly suggest that our universe had a…more[close] ***AUTOGRAPHED COPY***View Details »
How Modern Science Affirms The Creator
Can Faith and Science Coexist?
Scientific evidence strongly suggest that our universe had a beginning: the "Big Bang." What does this mean for those who believe in God as Creator? In God of the Big Bang, astronaut, research scientist, and Christian Dr. Leslie Wickman explores our biggest heart-and-soul questions about how faith and science go together.
In this rich and faith-affirming book, Dr. Wickman interprets complex scientific discoveries in ways we can understand, giving us a better understanding of how Scripture, science, and creation fit together. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 12 - Apr 19, 201536 copies available, 382 people requestingCountries available: US
The Miracles In You: The Power of Positive Living
by Mark Victor Hansen
Release date: Apr 14, 2015**AUTOGRAPHED COPY**
Recognizing God's Amazing Work In You and Through You
God is at work every minute of the day doing miraculous things in our lives,…more[close] **AUTOGRAPHED COPY**View Details »
Recognizing God's Amazing Work In You and Through You
God is at work every minute of the day doing miraculous things in our lives, but few have eyes to see him at work. Using his classic story-driven style, in The miracles in You, Mark Victor Hansen helps us see life-changing, often daily miraculous events we dismiss as accidents or just plain luck. Once Hansen shows us how to recognize a true miracle when we see it, then we can see actual miracles that are occurring in our own lives - a powerful experience. Finally, the book shows you how to be a miracle in the lives of almost everyone around you. An eye- opening read! [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 12 - Apr 19, 201536 copies available, 94 people requestingCountries available: GB
How to Raise a Good Kid
by Starbuck O'Dwyer (Goodreads Author)
*AUTOGRAPHED COPY* Named a 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards finalist (parenting) and a 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist (both humor a…more[close] *AUTOGRAPHED COPY* Named a 2012 Indie Reader Discovery Awards finalist (parenting) and a 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year finalist (both humor and essay categories), How To Raise A Good Kid is not a conventional "how-to" but rather a collection of 23 humorous and heartfelt stories about the challenges and joys of growing up for both parents and children. Not to be missed. NOTE: For notification of funny stories and other special offers, please follow Starbuck on Goodreads, Facebook or Twitter. [close]View Details »
Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger: Find Your Purpose Following the Warrior Christ
by John McDougall
Release date: Apr 21, 2015A Call to Arms to Join God’s Global Rescue Mission
Jump into Scripture and brace for impact in this modern take on an ancient truth. In Jesus Was an Ai…more[close] A Call to Arms to Join God’s Global Rescue MissionView Details »
Jump into Scripture and brace for impact in this modern take on an ancient truth. In Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger: Find Your Purpose Following the Warrior Christ (Multnomah Books, April 21, 2015) U.S. Army Chaplain John McDougall shatters the everyday image of Jesus as the gentle shepherd and instead depicts Him as Christ the Conqueror, on the ultimate mission to inflitrate enemy territory and rescue prisoners of war.
McDougall, draws on his experience of more than a decade of service in Airborne and Ranger assignments and his study of the centuries-old doctrine of Christus victor (Latin for “Christ the Conqueror”), to present a clear illustration of the Warrior Christ. In this dynamic, hard-charging book, the story of Jesus’ ministry reads more like an action film than a Sunday School lesson. “We’ve been handed a skewed, sanitized, and weakened understanding of Jesus,” McDougall explains. “Not only is this bad theology, but also it gives us a bad role model. Real men can’t relate to this feminized Christ. And they shouldn’t have to.”
In an open challenge to men in all stages of faith, McDougall seizes the Gospel message and harnesses graphic antecdotes from the Ranger experience to provide a strategic framework for, “the man-on-a-mission intensity that drove Jesus to the cross.”
In Jesus Was an Airborne Ranger, readers can expect to:
• Uncover the plans of the “Great Raid” as God, the Divine Commander, sends the Warrior Christ to invade the earth.
• Discard the image of the meek and mild Savior and witness instead, Jesus the Rescuer as He lives with passion and purpose and offers a heroic sacrifice on behalf of mankind.
• Enlist in and train alongside His army of Rangers who engage in close combat to reclaim their families, communities and the world from the enemy of their souls.
It’s time to answer the call to join Christ in this battle. McDougall says, “God is looking for true warriors who will trade all that this life offers for the privilege to take up arms and charge the field beside him in definance of our great enemy.” Surrender is not an option and victory is close at hand.
“Lock and load. It’s time to join the fight. Rangers lead the way!”
[close]Giveaway dates: Mar 20 - Apr 20, 201510 copies available, 215 people requestingCountries available: US
Letters From Your Soul
by Victor Noble (Goodreads Author)
Like dewdrops from a silent night, writings in Letters from your Soul are distinctly brilliant, and, resonate with our sense of beauty and wonder. The…more[close] Like dewdrops from a silent night, writings in Letters from your Soul are distinctly brilliant, and, resonate with our sense of beauty and wonder. They contain the condensed wisdom of years of soul-searching before Victor’s awakening, and years of compassionate attempts since, by him, to remind others of their own journey towards self-realisation. The messages are relevant to anyone who has ever pondered about existence and the possibilities of improving this life-experience, the only thing that truly belongs to us.View Details »
The style of writing interweaves between storytelling, conversation and prose-poetry. The uniqueness of these expressions of timeless truths lies in the fact that throughout his spiritual search, and, the years following his awakening, Victor continues to remain in the chaos of an average urban life. And, for this reason, his messages act as a perfect bridge between the unworldly and worldly quests of human mind, giving immense hope to finding a life full of freedom, joy and love by remaining exactly where we are. [close]
A Small Cheese in Provence: Cooking with Goat Cheese
by Jean Gill (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 15, 2015Everything you need to know about cheese, with a helping of French savoir-faire. Provencal food for the brain as well as the table.
Recipes,stories an…more[close] Everything you need to know about cheese, with a helping of French savoir-faire. Provencal food for the brain as well as the table.View Details »
Recipes,stories and quotations in French, Occitan and English with beautiful full colour photographs throughout.
A must for cheese-loving Francophiles, who will discover the Picodon 'a small cheese in Provence' that even travelled into space on an Apollo mission. [close]
All the King's Horses: Finding Purpose and Hope in Brokenness and Impossibility
by Barry Milazzo (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 05, 2015Giveaway dates: Apr 06 - Apr 20, 20153 copies available, 227 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
by Casey Renee Kiser (Goodreads Author), Jasmyn Taylor Givens (Goodreads Author)
This compilation of quirky poems on beauty/society, identity, anxiety, relationships and obsessive compulsive disorder will keep you on your toes with…more[close] This compilation of quirky poems on beauty/society, identity, anxiety, relationships and obsessive compulsive disorder will keep you on your toes with blunt irony and dark humor. Both somber and funny at the same time, it includes delightfully dark illustrations by her daughter, Jasmyn. This book was released in 2007. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 15 - Apr 20, 20151 copy available, 169 people requestingCountries available: US
Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian
by Wesley Hill
Release date: Apr 21, 2015Friendship is a relationship like no other. Unlike the relationships we are born into, we choose our friends. It is also tenuous—we can end a friendsh…more[close] Friendship is a relationship like no other. Unlike the relationships we are born into, we choose our friends. It is also tenuous—we can end a friendship at any time. But should friendship be so free and unconstrained? Although our culture tends to pay more attention to romantic love, marriage, family, and other forms of community, friendship is a genuine love in its own right. This eloquent book reminds us that Scripture and tradition have a high view of friendship. Single Christians, particularly those who are gay and celibate, may find it is a form of love to which they are especially called.View Details »
Writing with deep empathy and with fidelity to historic Christian teaching, Wesley Hill retrieves a rich understanding of friendship as a spiritual vocation and explains how the church can foster friendship as a basic component of Christian discipleship. He helps us reimagine friendship as a robust form of love that is worthy of honor and attention in communities of faith. This book sets forth a positive calling for celibate gay Christians and suggests practical ways for all Christians to cultivate stronger friendships.[close]Giveaway dates: Mar 02 - Apr 21, 201510 copies available, 219 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
The Head Game: High-Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the Art of Solving Complex Problems Quickly
by Philip Mudd
Release date: Apr 06, 2015AN ESSENTIAL TOOL IN TODAY’S INFORMATION-LOADED WORLD.
LEARN HOW TO:
- Transform your complex problem into the perfect analytical question.
- Avoid data…more[close] AN ESSENTIAL TOOL IN TODAY’S INFORMATION-LOADED WORLD.View Details »
LEARN HOW TO:
- Transform your complex problem into the perfect analytical question.
- Avoid data overload and quickly make analytically sound decisions.
- Deconstruct complex situations down into more manageable characteristics.
- Ensure that your decision is the right one, even as your problem evolves over time.
We've all been there: faced with a major decision, yet overwhelmed by the very data that is supposed to help us. It’s an all-too-common struggle in the digital age, when Google searches produce a million results in a split second and software programs provide analysis faster than we could ever hope to read it.
Adapting the geopolitical and historical lessons gleaned from over two decades in government intelligence, Philip Mudd—an ex–National Security Council staff member and former senior executive at the FBI and the CIA—finally gives us the definitive guidebook for how to approach complex decisions today. Filled with logical yet counterintuitive answers to ordinary and extraordinary problems—whether it be buying a new home or pivoting a failing business model—Mudd’s "HEAD" (High Efficiency Analytic Decision-making) methodology provides readers with a battle-tested set of guiding principles that promise to bring order to even the most chaotic problems, all in five practical steps:
• What's the question? Analysts often believe that questions are self-evident, but focusing on better questions up front always yields better answers later.
• What are your "drivers?" The human mind has a hard time juggling information, so analysts need a system to break down complex questions into different characteristics or “drivers.”
• How will you measure performance? Once the question has been solidified and the "drivers" determined, an analyst must decide what metrics they will use to understand how a problem—and their solution to it—is evolving over time.
• What about the data? Rather than looking at each bit of information on its own and up front, an analyst can only overcome data overload by plugging data into their "driver" categories and excising anything that doesn't fit.
• What are we missing? Complex analysis isn't easy, so it is imperative to assume that the process is flawed, while also knowing how to check for possible gaps and errors, such as availability bias, halo effects, and intuitive versus analytic methodologies.
Drawing deeply from his own harrowing experiences—and mistakes—in the line of duty, Mudd has spent years refining and teaching his methodology to Fortune 500 companies and government organizations. Now, in the best-selling tradition of Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit and Oren Klaff's Pitch Anything, Philip Mudd's The HEAD Game can change the way you both live and work. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 16 - Apr 21, 201540 copies available, 94 people requestingCountries available: US
Becoming Incredibly Irresistible: A Guide to Living the Abundant Life
by Anitra Shelton-Quinn (Goodreads Author), Andrew Guerieri
Release date: Feb 04, 2015Win Amazon Best Seller, Becoming Incredibly Irresistible: A Guide to Living the Abundant Life, addresses real-life issues and provides you with the to…more[close] Win Amazon Best Seller, Becoming Incredibly Irresistible: A Guide to Living the Abundant Life, addresses real-life issues and provides you with the tools to overcome these challenges and have the successful life you've always wanted. Providing you with practical, hands-on tips to become more successful in relationships, on your job, and in your spiritual life, this invaluable tool incorporates psychological strategies to position you to live your best life now! [close]View Details »
Bread or Death: Memories of My Childhood During and After the Holocaust
by Milton Mendel Kleinberg
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 16th), we are giving away 10 copies of "Bread or Death".
The war brought about scarcities of just about ev…more[close] In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 16th), we are giving away 10 copies of "Bread or Death".View Details »
The war brought about scarcities of just about everything...except misery.
“Alle raise,” (everybody out), the German soldiers screamed as they pounded on our door with the butts of their rifles. And thus began a 4,500-mile journey from Poland through Russia and Siberia and eventually to Uzbekistan in Central Asia, as the author’s family used bribery and darkness of night to flee as the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939.
Young Mendel, from age four to fourteen, tells in vivid detail the wretched journey in cramped cattle cars through frigid Russia, the indignities of being forced labor, the shame of begging for bread just to survive, and death of those closest to him. The family’s plight includes abandonment, hunger, and separation (and later remarkable twists of fate and reunion) quite unlike other Holocaust stories.
This coming-of-age, Holocaust memoir is the author’s personal account of how—through great sacrifices by his mother—he managed to survive the worst atrocities in human history and his uncertain days in a Polish Children’s Home, scrabbling for fallen fruit, and surviving kidnapping and murder on the Black Road, and return to German Displaced Persons camps at war’s end. But to what fate?
Originally written as a memoir just for his grandchildren, Milton Kleinberg gives a moving account of his family’s hardships and eventual immigration with a lump-in-the-throat passage to America past the Statue of Liberty and into a land of opportunity tinged with bigotry yet with a promise to future generations.
This book for young adults has been reviewed by the Institute for Holocaust Education and includes a glossary, a book club discussion guide, a timeline, and a Teacher’s Guide. [close]Giveaway dates: Mar 26 - Apr 23, 201510 copies available, 504 people requestingCountries available: US
When Fraser Met Billy: An Autistic Boy, a Rescue Cat, and the Transformative Power of Animal Connections
by Louise Booth
*FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY*
In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother’s touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy tran…more[close] *FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY*View Details »
In the spirit of A Street Cat Named Bob and Dewey comes a mother’s touching, true account of how a rescue cat named Billy transformed her autistic boy’s life.
Louise Booth and her husband had always dreamed of having a child. But when their son Fraser was born, Louise immediately knew something was wrong. Fraser was an angry child, prone to frequent screaming fits. When the family moved to the Balmoral Estate (Queen Elizabeth’s summer residence), where Louise’s husband had been hired to be the Queen’s electrician, Louise plummeted into depression, worn down by her son’s constant needs. At eighteen months, Fraser was diagnosed with autism and hypotonia, a muscle tone condition that affected his ability to walk and use his hands. Louise and her husband Chris were given the devastating news that Fraser would never go to a mainstream school, and it seemed all hope was lost.
Then came Billy. A grey cat who’d been found in an abandoned house and left at a shelter, Billy came home with the family, purred, and laid his paws across Fraser’s lap. The two became inseparable from that moment on, and slowly but surely, Billy transformed Fraser’s life.
Within two years of Billy joining their family, Louise watched her son evolve from being a toddler prone to anxiety, tantrums, and sudden emotional meltdowns into a much calmer, less moody child with a bright future. In their home on the beautiful Balmoral Estate, Billy still acts as Fraser’s guardian, never leaving his side at mealtimes and bedtimes or whenever he’s feeling low. Their profound bond has immeasurably improved both their lives and the family’s, bringing them countless hilarious and touching moments along the way.
A Sunday Times bestseller in the UK, When Fraser Met Billy is “a story of quiet, enigmatic triumph” (The Daily Mail), a powerful testament to a family’s love for their child, and a treat for animal lovers everywhere. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 08 - Apr 24, 20153 copies available, 246 people requestingCountries available: US
Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea
by Jeff Koehler
Release date: May 12, 2015Enter to win an advance copy of DARJEELING: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler!
A brilliant chronicle…more[close] Enter to win an advance copy of DARJEELING: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea by Jeff Koehler!View Details »
A brilliant chronicle of the world of tea through the past, present, and future of the world's most famous brew.
"A thorough account that tracks the growing and processing of this fine tea against the wider changes in today's India." - Kirkus [close]Giveaway dates: Mar 25 - Apr 25, 201510 copies available, 455 people requestingCountries available: US
Once Upon an Ever After (Once Upon a Road Trip #2)
by Angela N. Blount (Goodreads Author)
***Enter to a signed copy of Once Upon an Ever After !***
Set after the events of Blount's award-winning debut memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip, this sta…more[close] ***Enter to a signed copy of Once Upon an Ever After !***View Details »
Set after the events of Blount's award-winning debut memoir, Once Upon A Road Trip, this stand-alone short story anthology focuses on the unusual courtship of Angeli and Vincent.
When Angeli left Minnesota on a post-high school road trip, all she wanted was to see the East Coast and finally meet some of her online friends. She didn't expect to end up in a long-distance relationship with a computer-savvy Southern boy. Yet Vincent seems determined to defy the odds. To prove his intentions, he sets off on his own quest to visit Angeli and win her family's approval. But along the way he’ll have to contend with her offbeat friends, trigger-happy father, and a few questionable run-ins with Northern hospitality.
South meets North this time around, and "normal" isn't anywhere on the map.
With a thousand miles and radically different upbringings between them, can Angeli and Vincent forge a forever-worthy bond? Or are the roadblocks they face too much for either of them to overcome?
*A real-life love story.
*Recommended for ages 14 and up.
*Book Club questions included at the back of the book.
Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships
by Vladimire Calixte
Release date: Mar 06, 2015Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships. Part workbook and part memoir, Naked is an enjoyable…more[close] Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships. Part workbook and part memoir, Naked is an enjoyable yet informative must-read for women, men, and teens who suffer from low self-esteem, unworthiness, anxiety, shame, guilt, feelings of failure, and toxic relationships. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Mar 28 - Apr 28, 20152 copies available, 125 people requestingCountries available: US
Falling Through Clouds: A Story of Survival, Love, and Liability
by Damian Fowler (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 28, 2015*PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY*
"Mommy burned up."
On a cloudy day in August 2003, Grace and Lily Pearson, 4 and 3, were flying in their uncle's plane along with t…more[close] *PAPERBACK GIVEAWAY*View Details »
"Mommy burned up."
On a cloudy day in August 2003, Grace and Lily Pearson, 4 and 3, were flying in their uncle's plane along with their mother on their way to their grandpa's birthday party near Lake Superior, when Lily noticed the trees out the window were growing close; so close she could almost touch them. Before the trees tore into the cabin, Grace had the strange sensation of falling through clouds.
A story of tragedy, survival, and justice, Damian Fowler's Falling Through Clouds is about a young father's fight for his family in the wake of a plane crash that killed his wife, badly injured his two daughters, and thrust him into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Blindsided when he was sued in federal court by this insurance company, Toby Pearson made it his mission to change aviation insurance law in his home state and nationally, while nursing his daughters to recovery and recreating his own life. Falling Through Clouds charts the dramatic journey of a man who turned a personal tragedy into an important victory for himself, his girls, and many other Americans. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 07 - Apr 28, 20155 copies available, 416 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Untitled on Intimacy
by Michael Gurian
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, wo…more[close] *GALLEY GIVEAWAY*View Details »
New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy.
Become separate from your partner yet also become closer—sounds counterintuitive, doesn’t it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that “intimate separateness” is the key to creating a healthy partnership in life.
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 13 - Apr 28, 20155 copies available, 132 people requestingCountries available: US
by Paul Majkut
Release date: Jan 01, 2015Honest reviews would be greatly appreciated.
Vietnamese refugees who escaped by sea and land to camps throughout Southeast Asia, then came to Californi…more[close] Honest reviews would be greatly appreciated.View Details »
Vietnamese refugees who escaped by sea and land to camps throughout Southeast Asia, then came to California to begin new lives, wrote with their suffering a saga of world history that should not be forgotten. Theirs is a story of defeat, escape, and renewal.
Based on anonymous interviews by the Director of a large program for Vietnamese refugees in Orange County, California, in the early 1980s, Vietnamese Diaspora is a compilation of fear and hope that is the by-product of war. The interviewees speak for themselves.
No P.O. Boxes. [close]Giveaway dates: Mar 17 - Apr 30, 20154 copies available, 131 people requestingCountries available: US
The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr.
by Debra Komar (Goodreads Author)
Release date: May 05, 2015Is it possible to reach back in time and solve an unsolved murder, more than 170 years after it was committed?
Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, J…more[close] Is it possible to reach back in time and solve an unsolved murder, more than 170 years after it was committed?View Details »
Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. — the chief trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company at Fort Stikine, in the northwest corner of the territory that would later become British Columbia — was shot to death by his own men. They claimed it was an act of self-defence, their only means of stopping the violent rampage of their drunk and abusive leader. Sir George Simpson, the HBC’s Overseas Governor, took the men of Stikine at their word, and the Company closed the book on the matter. The case never saw the inside of a courtroom, and no one was ever charged or punished for the crime. To this day, the killing remains the Honourable Company’s dirtiest unaired laundry and one of the darkest pages in the annals of our nation’s history. Now, exhaustive archival research and modern forensic science — including ballistics, virtual autopsy, and crime scene reconstruction — unlock the mystery of what really happened the night McLoughlin died.
Using her formidable talents as a writer, researcher, and forensic scientist, Debra Komar weaves a tale that could almost be fiction, with larger-than-life characters and dramatic tension. In telling the story of John McLoughlin, Jr., Komar also tells the story of Canada’s north and its connection to the Hudson’s Bay Company. [close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - Apr 30, 20153 copies available, 426 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - Apr 30, 20152 copies available, 200 people requestingCountries available: US and CA
Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear: A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom
by Eric Sloane
A delightful mixture of early American know-how and good old-fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane's Do's and Don'ts captures the spirit of bygone America…more[close] A delightful mixture of early American know-how and good old-fashioned gentility, Eric Sloane's Do's and Don'ts captures the spirit of bygone America in words and pictures. Combining two of the beloved folk historian's nostalgic how-to guides, this collection offers vintage, homespun advice that recalls "the joy of doing things not just the old-fashioned way, but plainly the right way." [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 02 - Apr 30, 201510 copies available, 205 people requestingCountries available: US
Hello, My Name Is Max and I Have Autism: An Insight Into the Autistic Mind
by Max Miller (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Jan 01, 2015It's Autism Awareness month! Get your own signed copy of Hello, My Name is Max and I Have Autism by Max Miller. Max wrote the book when he was 12 as a…more[close] It's Autism Awareness month! Get your own signed copy of Hello, My Name is Max and I Have Autism by Max Miller. Max wrote the book when he was 12 as a way of helping generate compassion for kids with autism. By using his art and essays, Max provides a glimpse into the autistic mind and answers common questions children have about autism. His book is inspirational, uplifting and very sweet. Excellent for educators and families alike. We hope you enjoy it and please pass it on to others who might like to learn more about autism through the eyes of a child who has it. [close]View Details »Giveaway dates: Apr 14 - Apr 30, 20152 copies available, 55 people requestingCountries available: US
Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ
by J. Todd Billings
Release date: Feb 17, 2015Recipient of Publishers Weekly starred review and Christianity Today 5-star review
At the age of 39, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed w…more[close] Recipient of Publishers Weekly starred review and Christianity Today 5-star reviewView Details »
At the age of 39, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this?
This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20152 copies available, 154 people requestingCountries available: US
Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant's Journey with Asperger's
by Clay Marzo, Robert Yehling (Goodreads Author)
In light of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, we are giving away 5 advanced reading copies of JUST ADD WATER!
Clay Marzo has an almost preternat…more[close] In light of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, we are giving away 5 advanced reading copies of JUST ADD WATER!View Details »
Clay Marzo has an almost preternatural gift with a surfboard. From his first moments underwater to his first ventures atop his father’s surfboard as a toddler, it was obvious that Marzo’s single-minded focus on all things surfing was unique. But not until late in his teens, when this surfing phenom was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, did the deeper reasons for his obsession—and his astonishing gift for surfing—become clear.
JUST ADD WATER is the remarkable story of Marzo’s rise to the top of the pro surfing world—and the personal trials he overcame in making it there.
[close]Giveaway dates: Apr 01 - May 01, 20155 copies available, 44 people requestingCountries available: CA
Farmstead Feast: Spring: Delicious, in-season recipes by the author of The Weekend Homesteader
by Anna Hess (Goodreads Author)
Release date: Apr 12, 2015Giveaway dates: Apr 17 - May 01, 20151 copy available, 260 people requestingCountries available: US
On the Other Hand: The Little Anthology of Big Questions
by Renée Paule (Goodreads Author)
One person will win a copy of my philosophical non-fiction books 'On The Other Hand: The Little Anthology of Big Questions' AND ‘Just Around The Bend:…more[close] One person will win a copy of my philosophical non-fiction books 'On The Other Hand: The Little Anthology of Big Questions' AND ‘Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos.View Details »
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