Get Your Girl Back, Revisit What’s Possible for Your Life
by: Traci Bild Enterprises
Product rating: 5.0 with 8 reviews
Traci Bild stood quietly in her bedroom closet, where she had stumbled upon a box of old love letters, spanning a period of twenty years. These letters, written to the man who is now her husband, captures the passion of a young girl starting out in life; in love, full of hopes, dreams and unlimited possibility for her future. Dumbfounded upon discovery of the letters, Traci feels as if she stumbled upon letters written by her husband s mistress. Who was this girl? she thought. Sexy, fun, romantic and encouraging; this was a woman any man would fall in love with. As the years progress, from courtship to marriage, new careers, and children; the contents of the letters dramatically change. Bit by bit, she begins to disappear- the girl, so full of passion, who believes anything is possible; is subtly replaced by the woman, buried in life s responsibility. Heels replaced by flats, late night fun for sleep; she simply attempts to survive. In time, that girl; once so vibrant is gone, replaced by an adult woman. This moment, for Traci was an awakening. Speechless, she tucked the letters back into her closet and never said a word. Instead, she resolved to find her girl and get her back. Bild shares her deeply personal journey and her passion jumps off the page, begging you to join her in the quest to Get Your Girl Back. Each Chapter will walk you through the various compartments of your life. As a result, you will re-prioritize and at times, reconfigure your life to allow room for what matters most. You will discover that it s not necessarily about having IT all that matters, but YOUR all. As you conclude Get Your Girl Back, you will experience a metamorphosis of sorts starting with the girl who couldn’t wait to grow up and who ultimately lost herself in the process. Your purchase makes a difference! 20% of the proceeds from Get Your Girl Back will be donated to Women for Women International to support women who are survivors of war.
Posted in Marriage Tagged with: Back, Girl, Life, Possible, Revisit, Traci Bild Enterprises, What's, Your
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
Product rating: 4.8 with 300 reviews
The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol
and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
Posted in Memoirs Tagged with: Angus, Back, Country, Gotham, Life, Never, Turn, Your
To Hell and Back: The Last Train from Hiroshima (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
by: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Drawing on the voices of atomic bomb survivors and the new science of forensic archaeology, Charles Pellegrino describes the events and the aftermath of two days in August when nuclear devices, detonated over Japan, changed life on Earth forever.
To Hell and Back offers readers a stunning, “you are there” time capsule, wrapped in elegant prose. Charles Pellegrino’s scientific authority and close relationship with the A-bomb survivors make his account the most gripping and authoritative ever written.
At the narrative’s core are eyewitness accounts of those who experienced the atomic explosions firsthand—the Japanese civilians on the ground. As the first city targeted, Hiroshima is the focus of most histories. Pellegrino gives equal weight to the bombing of Nagasaki, symbolized by the thirty people who are known to have fled Hiroshima for Nagasaki—where they arrived just in time to survive the second bomb. One of them, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, is the only person who experienced the full effects of both cataclysms within Ground Zero. The second time, the blast effects were diverted around the stairwell behind which Yamaguchi’s office conference was convened—placing him and few others in a shock cocoon that offered protection while the entire building disappeared around them.
Pellegrino weaves spellbinding stories together within an illustrated narrative that challenges the “official report,” showing exactly what happened in Hiroshima and Nagasaki—and why.
Also available from compatible vendors is an enhanced e-book version containing never-before-seen video clips of the survivors, their descendants, and the cities as they are today. Filmed by the author during his research in Japan, these 18 videos are placed throughout the text, taking readers beyond the page and offering an eye-opening and personal way to understand how the effects of the atomic bombs are still felt 70 years after detonation.
Posted in Japan Tagged with: Asia/Pacific/Perspectives, Back, from, Hell, Hiroshima, Last, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Train
Brush Back (A V.I. Warshawski Novel)
by: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Product rating: 3.9 with 17 reviews
Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski confronts crooked politicians and buried family secrets in the gritty new novel from New York Times–bestselling author Sara Paretsky.
No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help.
For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full twenty-five years for her daughter’s murder.
Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. V.I. doesn’t want to get involved. Stella hated the Warshawskis, in particular V.I.’s adored mother, Gabriella.
But life has been hard on Frank and on V.I.’s other childhood friends, still stuck on the hardscrabble streets around the dead steel mills, and V.I. agrees to ask a few questions. Those questions lead her straight into the vipers’ nest of Illinois politics she’s wanted to avoid. When V.I. takes a beating at a youth meeting in her old hood, her main question becomes whether she will live long enough to find answers.
Posted in Hard-Boiled Tagged with: Back, Brush, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Novel, V.I., Warshawski
The Bee Cottage Story: How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness
by: Skyhorse Publishing
Product rating: 4.5 with 19 reviews
Inspired by Frances Schultz’s popular House Beautiful magazine series on the makeover of her East Hampton house, Bee Cottage, what began as a decorating book evolved into a memoir combining the best elements of both: beautiful photos and a compelling personal story.
Schultz taps into what she learned during her renovations of Bee Cottagedetermining how each area in the house and garden would be used and furnishedto unravel the question of how a mature, intelligent, successful woman could have made such a mess of her personal life. As she figures out each room over a period of years, Frances finds a new path in life, also a continual process. She comes to learn that, like decorating a home, our lives must adapt to who we are and what we need at different points along the way.
The Bee Cottage Story is part memoir, part home decorating guide. Frances discusses the kinds of useful, commonsense design issues professionals take for granted and the rest of us just may not think of, prompting the reader to examine and discover her own truth” in decoratingand in her life.
Posted in Memoirs Tagged with: Back, Cottage, Decorated, Happiness, Made, Muddle, Skyhorse Publishing, Story, things
If I Could Turn Back Time: A Novel
by: St. Martin’s Press
Product rating: 3.9 with 17 reviews
Told with Beth Harbison’s wit and warmth, If I Could Turn Back Time is the fantasy of every woman who has ever thought, “If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I’d do things so differently…”
Thirty-seven year old Ramie Phillips has led a very successful life. She made her fortune and now she hob nobs with the very rich and occasionally the semi-famous, and she enjoys luxuries she only dreamed of as a middle-class kid growing up in Potomac, Maryland. But despite it all, she can’t ignore the fact that she isn’t necessarily happy. In fact, lately Ramie has begun to feel more than a little empty.
On a boat with friends off the Florida coast, she tries to fight her feelings of discontent with steel will and hard liquor. No one even notices as she gets up and goes to the diving board and dives off…
Suddenly Ramie is waking up, straining to understand a voice calling in the distance…It’s her mother: “Wake up! You’re going to be late for school again. I’m not writing a note this time…”
Ramie finds herself back on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, with a second chance to see the people she’s lost and change the choices she regrets. How did she get back here? Has she gone off the deep end? Is she really back in time? Above all, she’ll have to answer the question that no one else can: What it is that she really wants from the past, and for her future?
Posted in Contemporary Women Tagged with: Back, Could, Novel, St. Martin's Press, Time, Turn