"My Nap Buddy" is about a young child whose time has come for a nap. As children oftentimes do not want to miss a thing, young Annabel's "little brown Teddy" helps by offering to watch over her and to tell her all that she has missed while sleeping. The love parents have for their children as well as the innocence and magic of early childhood are all captured in this timeless bedtime story.
Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The sixteen volumes are published with the goal that Hughes pursued throughout his lifetime: making his books available to the people. Each volume will include a biographical and literary chronology by Arnold Rampersad, as well as an introduction by a Hughes scholar lume introductions will provide contextual and historical information on the particular work.
Author: Robert K. Stevenson
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Seed of My Heart began as a short story with the sole purpose to maintain communication with my eldest granddaughter, Madeline. I would write a few paragraphs every week, and, as I did, something happened. What began as a carefree story about the summer adventures of an old man and his grandniece sprouted into a deeper revelation about the richness of a life lived in ordinary obscurity. The life of the main character, a single man of many years, and his borrowed, beloved family became an opportunity to reveal the power working through us when God’s planted seeds become watered by the Holy Spirit. It is a story that I hope sheds light on the human misadventure, with all its folly and heartbreak, but with a spirit that is renewed in the dark of night by a whisper in the heart. The story provides an example of the rich blessings produced by a walk with the Lord—just a ministry of one seemingly missing in the dust of days gone by, a single old man treading faithfully into the inevitable sunset. In the end, the old, weathered soul, winnowed through years of harsh wind and hard living, now finds himself on a majestic mountain for a final time. He is there with a small band of sheep, three dogs, a horse, and an aging eagle. The adventure of his final summer and of his last days on the mountain finds completion in a place of amazing grace.
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Forge Books
Release Date: 2012-05-08
The direct sequel to the New York Times and USA Today bestselling A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron, which is now a major motion picture from Amblin Entertainment in association with Walden Media and distributed by Universal Pictures! Buddy is a good dog. After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has found and fulfilled it. Yet as he watches curious baby Clarity get into dangerous mischief, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own. When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny. He's overjoyed when he is adopted by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager. When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs—who will take care of his girl? A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love, and unending devotion, A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets, or do they take care of us? More than just another endearing dog tale, A Dog's Journey is the moving story of unwavering loyalty and a love that crosses all barriers. A Dog's Purpose Series #1 A Dog’s Purpose #2 A Dog’s Journey Other A Dog's Purpose Books Ellie's Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel Bailey’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Novel Molly's Story: A Dog's Purpose Novel (forthcoming) The Rudy McCann Series The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man Repo Madness Other Books A Dog's Way Home (forthcoming) The Dog Master The Dogs of Christmas Emory’s Gift At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
It has been two years since a tragedy shattered Amanda’s perfect world. After her husband died suddenly, Amanda wondered how she could possibly raise their teenage son, Brett, on her own. But with the help of friends and family, Amanda has survived and Brett has entered college. Now there is just one thing missing in Amanda’s life: love. When Amanda’s best girlfriend invites her to the Hamptons for a girls’ weekend, she happily embraces the idea of experiencing something new. The morning after Amanda arrives, she heads to the beach for a run and meets Colin, a handsome divorcé who lives two doors down. Their attraction is undeniable, and despite their previous emotional wounds, they jump with both feet into the possibility of love. As the weekend comes to a close, they reluctantly part, not knowing if they are truly ready for each other. But as Amanda heads home and contemplates a future with Colin, she has no idea that someone from her husband’s past is about to appear in her life and change everything. In this poignant novel, a woman journeys from loss to the chance of love to a tangled web of deception in order to find a new definition of family and inner strength.
“We fear the dark because of what we can't see.” Fear is universal, yet so individually different. Fear of old age and of losing loved ones to death are two of the most common. They usually cause despair and make some feel hopeless, but Donald Rothschiller believes that there is life in old age and even after loss. Life Goes On is an inspirational collection of poetry that makes one feel the last warm rays of the sun before sunset. Read on and feel fear slowly seep out of you, as hope and light take its place.
More than a memoir, this story centers around the life of struggle and survival of a young, single mother with three children whose journey through life takes them on a wild, wide ranging ride of never ending adventures and challenges. The underlying theme of this story, "God's Master Plan", points out numerous instances along the way where the author believes that God's hand was at work guiding them to where and what they were meant to be doing.
Between 1989 and 1990, Aileen Wuornos, a hitchhiking prostitute, shot, killed, and robbed seven men in remote Florida locations. Arrested in 1991, Wuornos insisted she had acted in self-defense, but the jury had little sympathy. Condemned to death on six separate counts, she was executed by lethal injection in 2002. An abused runaway who turned to prostitution to survive, Wuornos has become iconic of vengeful women who lash out at the nearest target. She has also become a touchstone for women’s, prostitutes’, and prisoners’ rights advocates. Her story has inspired myriad books and articles, as well as the 2003 movie Monster, for which Charlize Theron won an Academy Award. But until now, Wuornos’s uncensored voice has never been heard. Dear Dawn is Wuornos’s autobiography culled from her ten-year death row correspondence with beloved childhood friend Dawn Botkins. Authorized for publication by Wuornos and edited under the guidance of Botkins, the letters not only offer Wuornos’s riveting reflections on the murders, legal battles, and media coverage, but go further, revealing her fears and obsessions, her rich humor and empathy, and her gradual disintegration as her execution approached. A candid life story told to a trusted friend, Dear Dawn is a compelling narrative, unwaveringly true to its source.