Sam: The Cat Without a Tail
Sam: The Cat Without a Tail. It is a children’s picture book. Sam, the central character, is a Manx cat, and so, sports a soft puff of white fur instead of a tail. This is Sam’s story, his discovery that he is, indeed, different than most cats, his heartbreak over this discovery, and finally, how he resolves these feelings.read more
An Illustrated Book for Children, Adults, and Other Old Souls
Vlad the Astrophysicist is a real person: Dr. Vladimir Chaloupka, physics professor at the University of Washington. Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey met him at the National Youth Science Camp in Bartow, West Virginia, where he has been playing every summer for sixteen years.
Over a beer, Peter asked Vlad, “Are there intelligent civilizations out there other than ours, and if so why haven’t they contacted us?” And Vlad really did answer, and Peter’s whole world-view was altered in that moment.read more
My Crazy Life in Rock and Blues
Rick Allen’s F ’n’ A!, My Crazy Life in Rock and Blues is the autobiography of a true musician.
The book’s title, F ’n’ A! (two of Allen’s favorite keys on piano and organ), could also mean “Fun and Adventure,” “Frustration and Achievement,” or street slang for a vehement “Hell Yeah! I’m gonna play music till my clock runs outta time!” The last definition fits his book best of all.
“Without wisdom, life is the image of death,” says a Bemba proverb. African sages claim that wisdom is the only thing that outlives death, but it takes human beings to build it and to pass it from generation to generation. From the last two decades, Dr. Kykosa Kajangu learned wisdom both at the feet of sages and through living in the Ivory Tower; now the time has come for me to start sharing the fruits of wisdom.read more
Chemo Chuckles and Treatment Tears
One Woman’s Story of Family, Friends, Love & Sex After Being Diagnosed with Breast Cancer is the autobiographical story of Abby Brown, a 25-year veteran educator in the little elementary school on a hill perched above the St. Croix River in Minnesota — a teacher who has been beloved by two generations of school children in the small town upon which Garrison Keillor largely based his fictional Lake Wobegon.read more
Victims of the Biedermeier is a haunting, yet hopeful, tale of a writer named Vukašin Pomorišac and his search for answers about his hometown’s past and the famous painter named Konstantin Daniel. This fast-paced, layered story alternates perspectives between the writer and flashbacks to the painter’s life as seen through the eyes of his student, Lazar.read more
Poems & lyrics
With this collection of verse and lyrics, Scott Meredith Aycock spans the distance between the sandy loam of Arkansas and the red dirt of Oklahoma. The poems and song lyrics have a definite sense of time and place and celebrate childhood, family, faith, and the human condition.read more
RAISED IN the West Texas town of Orla, Texas, single mother Patti Beckham’s career moved her to the busy streets of highly populated cities to make a living for herself and her young son. But work eventually brought her back to the countryside of Texas, driving from one rural town to another, touching again the deep roots of the American people’s dreams.read more
The Letter Writing Project is both a touching tribute and a directive guide. Wendy Wolff hopes that her readers will be moved by the letters she has written to the driver who killed her sister in a fatal car crash, her rebellious teenaged son, and to the rest of the people in her world who needed a letter of joy, sorrow, anger, or whimsy. If this book doesn’t get you started in the “ancient” practice of writing letters (again), we don’t know what will. This is a moving book that will change your life and relationships forever.read more
Have you ever felt that your presence at a sporting event influenced the result? Are you certain your team could not possibly succeed without you at the game? Do you believe your adherence to a precise routine on game day, whether at the stadium or in your own home, is the key to winning or losing? And if you don’t hold to these rituals exactly, do you believe in your heart that your team is doomed?read more
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