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“ACTS OF BALANCE” by Nancy Means Wright is a Chapbook of Poems by Nancy Means Wright, with cover art by Raymond Hudson.
Acts of Balance is a chapbook of poems alternating the voices of 18th-century Mary Wollstonecraft and 20th-century Vermont farm-poet Fay Hubbard. “Moving, funny, wry–sometimes bottomlessly sad–yet pure joy in all of its definitions.” (JC Ellefson, author of Foreign Tales of Exemplum and Woe)
“Wright’s sure narrative voice keeps us riveted to the page.” (Barbara Crooker, author of Ordinary Life, Line Dance, More, Gold)
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Like a conversation across two continents and centuries, the poems in Acts of Balance tell the stories of an 18th-century English writer and a 20th-century Vermonter who must navigate the waters that the former first roiled. Mary Wollstonecraft kidnaps her sister from a brutal husband; Fay Hubbard packs up her books and leaves her marriage… And so their histories unfurl, both women battling the forces aligned against them and searching for the release that Wright, in a lovely concrete poem shaped like a breast, describes as ‘lean (ing)/ into the wind/ until I am/ wind.’ This book is an act of balance unlike any other. — Sue More >
“Human Nervous System: Early Programming and Behavioural Integration” by Gerald Nsugbe is a multi-faceted, multi-layered book on the human nervous system.
What merely began as an enquiry into Irritable Bowel Syndrome ended in the author identifying at least four factors which underlie psychosomatic, emotional and stress-related diseases and disorders, namely: the nervous system, pregnancy, childbirth and “libido-related” mutations and polymorphisms of genes.
The foundations of the book are laid in an introductory first chapter which gives a brief description of the human nervous system and some of the processes associated with pregnancy and childbirth. In the second chapter, which sets the tone for the succeeding ones, the author boldly asserts that human nerve cells oscillate at various frequencies (delta, theta, alpha, beta and gamma) precisely because they are taught to do so during pregnancy and childbirth. From this basic premise which is illustrated with a series of ten diagrams, he proceeds in the third chapter to construct a paradigm of “libido-related” polymorphisms and mutations of genes which explains the origin of a whole host of diseases and disorders closely associated with the nervous system, including: stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and cancer, to More >
Magical Fantasy Pits Fairies Against a Wicked Witch in “The Rainbow Fairy” by Lynne Pickering.
Author and illustrator Lynne Pickering has done it again! The Rainbow Fairy is her seventh published book.
Join along as the Rainbow Fairy is captured by a wicked witch, who plans to exchange the fairy for unicorn powers, allowing the witch to fly unseen without her broomstick. Can the fairy be rescued before the witch succeeds in her evil plot? Enter Kate, a little girl who comes up with an idea to save the day and defeat the wicked witch.
Kate and her fairy friends set a trap for the witch’s goblin helpers, hoping to trade them for the Rainbow Fairy. But when the goblins suddenly turn into greenies, what will happen next? It’s all in a day’s work for The Rainbow Fairy.
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About the Author:
Lynne Pickering lives in Warwick, More >
The History of Eritrea Tells of Heroic Struggle, Constant Betrayal, Abiding Hope in “Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope” by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis.
Eritrea at a Crossroads: A Narrative of Triumph, Betrayal and Hope outlines the making of modern Eritrea in East Africa via the colonial system and its long journey to self-determination. The country’s development is complicated by constant external intervention impacting the evolution of its modern history. Contemporary Eritrea’s is a story of heroic triumph in struggle, of cruel betrayal of the original objectives and ethos of the war of national liberation, and of abysmal failure in independence. The book traces the evolution of the use of force to enforce conformity of thought during and after the war, in violation of the rule of law, basic civil liberties, and human rights.
The book situates Eritrea’s record in nation building, state construction and economic development in the postcolonial African setting. It depicts the fragility, and failure to deliver, of the prototype African state. Further, it portrays the present predicament of the Eritrean people, even as it decries the betrayal of the ideals More >
This Sci-Fi Thriller Will Shake Your Perceptions of What Is Possible – “Lucifer’s Realm” by Glenn Allen Becker.
Bizarre things are happening in the nation’s capitol. It turns out that ground zero is in the labyrinth of tunnels under the White House. Originally built as an escape route for top officials in case of emergency, what happens if the underground drilling went too deep and the real danger is emanating from the tunnels?
Hunter and Sheila work for the National Security Agency. When aliens are discovered in the tunnels under Washington, the two are captured by the aliens during the mass hysteria of White House personnel. Hunter and Sheila try desperately to escape their captors, only to find there is no way out. Then they learn that the aliens are really demons of Lucifer, abiding right where they should be: in Lucifer’s Realm.
This dark science fiction novel is filled with foreboding … and the politicians don’t look so good either! Will good triumph over evil in Washington, and who is really in charge?
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Things You Need to Know to Get in the Swim! Before You Jump In, Read This! “Lilly & Little Nick Swim Safely at the Pool” by Elizabeth Kennedy.
This engaging, rhyming children’s book includes a delightful story that emphasizes safety, a friendly guide for parents, as well as interactive activity pages to reinforce swimming pool safety.
Author Elizabeth Kennedy wrote the book because as a swimming instructor, she hears about horrific tales of drownings or near drownings involving small children that should have been avoided. She wants to introduce children to basic, easy-to-remember tips, and to characters that will help them remember water safety, while also developing a healthy respect of water. “When it was finished, I was extremely excited that I have a way to help families, and this simple story and information will truly help young children everywhere,” she says.
In the story, Lilly accompanies her mother and younger brother, Little Nick, to the swimming pool on a hot summer day. But before the fun can begin, Lilly and her brother must learn the rules of the pool, because swimming is a lot more fun when everyone is safe. Everybody More >
Who Will She Follow Into Battle in Exciting Sci-Fi Adventure? “Untouchable” by Christine Kellogg.
Life is about to change for Catherine. When she turns 18, she is expected to become leader of the World of Light. But there are those in the Dark World wanting to steal her paranormal powers as she approaches her birthday. This compelling science fiction novel pits light against dark in a fight that builds to a stunning climax.
At 17, Catherine is in love with James, an “imaginary” man who exists only in her seemingly real dreams. She has known him since she was six years old. James is her sworn protector, but because he can’t tell her everything, he has her questioning her sanity. Catherine’s powers begin to grow. She can hear telepathic conversations, can moves things without touching them, and can stop time with just a thought. When a boy named Casey moves to town, Catherine is intrigued, and allows herself to try for a normal relationship. But there is nothing normal about Casey. He has powers similar to hers, and being around him has a sickening effect on her.
While trying to let go of her fantasy life with James, Catherine finds More >
“The Bermuda Triangle Islamic Perspective: Within the Context of Bermuda Muslim History” by Wayne Lonnie Brown
How Are the Bermuda Triangle and Islam Related? Find Out in This Powerful Historical Book on the Country and the Religion. “The Bermuda Triangle Islamic Perspective: Within the Context of Bermuda Muslim History” by Wayne Lonnie Brown.
Wayne Lonnie Brown wrote The Bermuda Triangle Islamic Perspective: Within the Context of Bermuda Muslim History to set the record straight.
It offers a new perspective of untold proportions. Like his first book, published in 1999, The Historical Roots of Proper Islamic Governance in Bermuda, this is a history book. It clarifies points made in the first book, but more importantly, answers questions about the Bermuda Triangle that are continuously asked by Muslims the world over, both by the Ulama as well as ordinary Muslims, and also by non-Muslims.
He says, “No one prior to me has discovered the answers I relate in this book about the Bermuda Triangle. The so-called mystery is solved by me, a Bermudian Muslim, and all praise is due to God. Why shouldn’t God’s mercy allow a Bermudian to discover something unique about Bermuda?”
THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE: WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF BERMUDA MUSLIM HISTORY (ISBN: 978-1-62516-824-5) More >
“Do You Understand the Bible?” by Lew Norris. If You Have Questions, This Book Has the Answers!
Written to help the layperson more easily understand the Bible, Lew Norris wrote this helpful guide. It also teaches how to apply the lessons in the Bible to everyday living.
The great themes of the Bible – creation, obedience, faith, hope, mercy, charity, and love – are all woven together from the beginning of Genesis to the end of The Revelation. Love, according to Christ, is the basis for all teaching and prophecy, and therefore is the foundation for Scripture.
If we can understand what the Bible is saying about these powerful topics, we can apply them in our daily activity so we can have happier, more productive lives. Do You Understand the Bible? Truly? If not, this is the book for you.
About the Author:
Lew Norris grew up in Atlanta, and retired in 2000 to St. Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest city, which was established in 1565. “It took many years for me to grasp that the apparent contradictions in the Bible only appeared that way because of my poor comprehension of its meaning. When I taught Sunday school, More >
“Libby: Ties that Bind Series (Volume 2)” by Fay Lamb, It’s What’s on the Inside that Counts.
Libby, a contemporary romance by author Fay Lamb, explores the way self-images can destroy our confidence, mirroring a distorted view of our lives, our personalities, our shortcomings, and even hiding our strengths. Libby Overstreet is a shy, sheltered soul who feels she’s unworthy of the love of Evan Carter. While Evan would love to get to know the beautiful Libby, he fears the monster his abusive father created, one filled with anger and rage. Lamb has brought back two lovable characters from her first novel in the series, Gideon and Charisse Tabor, whose matchmaking exploits bring both laughter and tears.
Lamb says, “Libby Overstreet is the character that resembles me the closest. It’s taken a lot of years, and quite possibly I’m still in the process, of learning that my view of myself is not what others see in me. I’m stronger and more capable than I ever thought possible. And Libby is all those things I could never see in myself. Yet, she’s blinded to the truth. She has the power to help a hurting man heal. It just so happens, More >