Travel Back to the 1950s in Nostalgic Period Autobiography in “Wayne Avenue Days: A Mid-Century Memoir” by L. S. A. Hoyt.
The patriotic spirit of the comparatively innocent 1950s set the stage for the rebellious 1960s and ‘70s that followed. Author Linda Sue Hoyt was born in 1950, growing up in an extended family home on the fringes of a rapidly evolving small town in New York.
Although new starter homes were popping up filled by those with more liberal views, Hoyt’s part of town was behind the curve and locked in the 1940s, with older and more traditional values in place. The author transports readers to the wonderful realm of her childhood experience, bringing the characters to life with sprinkles of humor and great attention to detail.
Hoyt reflects on the lives and influences of family, friends, and ancestors that all took place in her beloved winding, wooded Wayne Avenue during those mid-century days. Tracing her dreams for the future and her fond memories of the past, the book recalls one woman’s relationships, hardships, tragedies, and triumphs, which all frame the stories of Wayne Avenue Days.
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Nothing Could Be Simpler Than the ‘Easiest Cookbook in America’ – “Miss Terry’s Easy Cookbook: Easiest Cookbook in America” by Terry Venters.
Do you hate cooking? Do you find yourself all thumbs in the kitchen? Is meal time something your family dreads? No matter what your cooking expertise, this extraordinary cookbook will make you look like a pro, and your presentations will be worthy of a gourmet chef.
If you’re wondering what’s cooking at your house tonight, try some of the easiest recipes in the world in Miss Terry’s Easy Cookbook: Easiest Cookbook in America. The simple-to-follow recipes will guide you in preparing some of the best food your family has ever eaten. Even the pickiest eaters – children, fussy husbands, or mother-in-laws – will be impressed!
Read Miss Terry’s Easy Cookbook, and you’ll know exactly what to put on your dinner table tonight and every night to make meals special. Enjoy your family time together over fabulous food, making dinner the special time it’s meant to be. What’s cooking?
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“Dogs Allowed To Be Dogs: A Plain English Approach for the Holistic Care of Your Dog” by Peter S. Willmott
How to Properly Care for the Dog in Your Family’s Life. “Dogs Allowed To Be Dogs: A Plain English Approach for the Holistic Care of Your Dog” by Peter S. Willmott.
As much as we like to think of our dogs as our “babies” or our “children,” they are really animals, and need to receive the care that dogs require. With the best intentions in the world, we often confuse and confound our dogs.
Although a dog is considered man’s best friend, we don’t always give our dog what it needs, writes this animal trainer. Dogs Allowed To Be Dogs: A Plain English Approach for the Holistic Care of Your Dog is just the book to keep your pet healthy and well trained, because a dog is happiest when treated like a dog, not a little person.
This book provides a complete guide on the best care of your pet, covering everything from selecting the right breed, to training, health, behaviour, obedience, diet, and family interaction. You will find that it’s really quite simple to care for man’s best friend!
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Relationships Book Asks: Do You Drive or Bitch? “Do You Want to Drive, or Do You Want to Bitch” by Sheldon Wayne Moss, D.D., Ph.D.
“Couples argue in the car about each other’s driving. At one point, I turned to Barbara, my wife, and made an offer, ‘Do you want to drive or do you want to bitch about my driving?’ comments Rabbi Sheldon Wayne Moss. It spiked a hearty laugh and got us thinking.
As a research psychologist, Rabbi Moss has guided thousands of couples into more satisfying relationships. He has shown that using humor to bond is one relationship skill that is easily learned. He says, “We road tested this proactive choice throughout Barbara’s serious battle with cancer. I take the readers into a ground-shifting seminar of 20 couples describing how they stopped complaining, and nourished their bonding instead.”
In emotionally committed relationships, the book says it all comes down to a choice: Drive or bitch.
A Daughter’s Difficult Story: Dealing With Mom’s Alzheimer’s in “A Journey Through Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease” by Geraldine McCall.
As she lost a bit more of her mother every day, author Geraldine McCall details her family’s struggles while dealing with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. Caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s is not an easy task! First there is disbelief; then comes family squabbling. Finally there are the many tasks that mount up as caregiving can become a full-time occupation.
Nora Scruggs McCall was a deeply religious woman who never lost her faith that God was always in control and that everything would work out. Even as her dementia progressed, Nora continued working as a volunteer grandmother. She also kept attending church services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church every weeknight and on Sundays. As Nora goes into decline, the role of caregiver falls to her second eldest daughter, Gerry, who tries to unite her four siblings on how to handle their mother’s health care decisions and eventually how to settle her estate. This is a task that will eventually fall to most of us and requires preparation.
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True Story: Domestic Abuse Is Not a Pretty Picture in “The Devil in His Blue Eyes” by Martin Isherwood.
After surviving the pain of a relationship gone bad and so much that others did not believe, the author “decided to put it down in black and white, and to tell my story to all.”
The Devil in His Blue Eyes documents the true story of an abusive relationship as seen through the eyes of the person abused, and it tells when the abuse started. Says the author, “The main character, myself, is a caring, understanding, and good-natured individual. I set my first book in the first three months of my relationship with Kevin. I start the book at the end of 2004 and the beginning of 2005. I tell the story of how we came to be, and the first hand he put on me.”
This gripping and mind-boggling story delves into personal relationships, how they can go wrong, and what to do if you find yourself facing abuse. The Devil in His Blue Eyes will grab you and not let go.
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You Are Not Alone in Your Bereavement! ‘Journal’ Lights the Way in “A Journal of Healing Dedicated to Those Who Have Loved and Lost” by Carlene Hall-Sylvan.
Written by a woman who has Loved and Lost, this heartfelt book is about healing, acceptance, and metamorphosis.
A Journal of Healing Dedicated to Those Who Have Loved and Lost takes readers on a journey through the traumatic existence of a widow, as she tries to cope with the challenges and changes that occur after the death of her husband. She says, “I only found peace after I wrote my thoughts on paper. That is when the journey began.”
Author Carlene Hall-Sylvan struggles to maintain balance and stability in her home, but the greater battle is in the recesses of her mind, where pain and grief are real and personal. This book is about her emergence into someone with a changed philosophy of life and existence.
Nothing can hide the tears that flow under the cover of darkness, but when the sun shines, the author is ready to face each day with hope.
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Let’s Party! Want to Be the ‘Hostess With the Mostest?’ “My Dinner Party Pocket Organizer” by Emily Stefanik.
Ever been to an affair that was so meticulously planned that everything went off without a hitch and you wondered how they did it? Wonder no more! My Dinner Party Pocket Organizer was devised by Emily Stefanik to make sure everyone can shine as a host or hostess at dinner parties. Your friends and family will be amazed at the success of your next function!
Inside the planner, you’ll find fill-in-the-blank forms, including a Guest Mailing List, Time Line, Menu Worksheet, Vendor Comparison forms, and many more items designed to obliterate chaos. Tips and suggestions for organizing the best party ever are in the section “A Few Things More,” allowing you to take your dinner parties to the next level.
After filling out the questionnaires and easy-to-complete blank forms, all your information will be in one place. Start planning your next dinner party today, because everything you need to succeed is in your pocket!
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Turn to the Tea Party to Save America’s Future! “Tea Party Resurgence: The Pursuit of a More Perfect Federal Government” by Scott J. Schroeder.
The escalating damage to American security, economic health, culture, and our freedoms covered in this book as a direct result of the federal government’s fiscal irresponsibility are ripped directly from today’s headlines.
Tea Party Resurgence: The Pursuit of a More Perfect Federal Government presents a quick and enlightening read for Americans of all political persuasions who are concerned with our country’s current direction and the debt we are leaving for future generations. It highlights the escalating problems associated with the growing U.S. federal debt and how it affects us all. The issues and recommendations presented will appeal to all Americans concerned about the country we leave our children and grandchildren, and the burdens imposed by reckless spending. This is a hard-hitting indictment of establishment politicians on Capitol Hill who refuse to acknowledge the problem of the federal debt and deficit spending, while continuing to add to the problem.
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Woman War Veteran’s Poetry Hits the Streets in “Letters to War and Lethe” by Farzana Marie and published by Finishing Line Press.
Letters to War and Lethe is a collection of poems about war: its deprivations, its strange gifts, and its remembrances. “Whether set in Afghanistan or an American supermarket,” writes Boston-based poet Joyce Peseroff, these poems “upset platitudes and assumptions about those who fight, what they remember, and who speaks for them.” Farzana Marie’s book, Peseroff says, “is an essential addition to the literature of war and remembrance.”
Bruce Weigl, a Vietnam veteran and author of best-selling prose memoir The Circle of Hanh (2000) as well as numerous books of poetry, describes Letters to War and Lethe this way: “Writing bravely and eloquently from the point of view of a woman war veteran, Farzana Marie gives us a vision of war and its more terrible aftermath that we haven’t seen yet. However deeply sorrowful these songs most often are, we are made wiser by their presence among us. Not the least important accomplishment in this collection of poetry is a virtuoso performance by someone who understands the entire range of musical options that prosody is More >