My Dad Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781598697940
Size: 73.54 MB
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My Dad Is My Hero from the Author: Susan Reynolds. Children often have trouble telling their father how much they love him. Fortunately, this book expresses those emotions for them. This endearing collection of stories about the everyday heroics of the contributors’ fathers, and father figures, will show Dad how much he means to his children. From the story of a fly fishing trip that bonded father and daughter to the one that saw a friend’s imposing father turn into the contributor’s own loving father-figure, this wonderful book brings together tales of heroic dads from all walks of life, and is a great way for his kids to show him how much they care. And it lets dads everywhere know that they don’t need to be daring to be heroic—that it can be the little things that mean the most to his kids.

From Dawn To Daylight

Author: Dawn Downey
Publisher: Dawn Downey
ISBN: 9780996324038
Size: 23.10 MB
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From Dawn To Daylight from the Author: Dawn Downey. Dawn Downey's second collection of essays is for everyone who savors down-to-earth stories with a twist of wisdom. Deeply honest and deeply personal, her observations are laced with quirky insights and self-deprecating humor. She draws inspiration from the flu, the garden, bad knees and bad TV. She explores larger themes of loss and estrangement, while retaining a youthful outlook on the vagaries of life and aging. Readers will journey from the mundane to the metaphysical. Here's an author who lets us in on her fear of cows. We follow her quest to learn compassion. We share her desire for peace. As she does in her spiritual memoir, Stumbling Toward the Buddha, Downey attempts to understand relationships. In Forgive Me, she reflects on the meaning of an insincere apology. ("Sorry you're inflexible. Sorry you're mad. Sorry you don't understand my position.") In 2015 Dawn-Mobile, she compares her body to a used car. ("I can ill afford the maintenance: gym memberships, yoga classes, chiropractors, therapists. And still, it backfires.") In Samsara, she aims her wit at envy. ("When an upscale lifestyle magazine featured my chic pal's Los Angeles home, it turned into a sixteen-page full-color spread of my jealousy. The green-eyed monster drooled all over her Ming porcelain.") And in Cemetery Song, she has a conversation with her mother, who died in her fifties. "You seldom laughed, and now I understand, now that I'm older than you ever got to be. Do you like my hair?") Dawn Downey's narratives describe the ties that bind us.

Stumbling Toward The Buddha

Author: Dawn Downey
Publisher: Pathless Land Press
ISBN: 9780692026397
Size: 78.69 MB
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Stumbling Toward The Buddha from the Author: Dawn Downey. In this collection of autobiographical essays, Dawn Downey chronicles a spiritual journey that leads her from revelations at a Buddhist monastery to transcendence at a Baptist church. The author loses her way in the foothills of California and discovers oneness in the high desert of Colorado. En route, she struggles to make sense of a depression that rises from sources lost to her memory and, years later, uncovers the hidden cause: childhood abuse. Neither mysticism nor meditation delivers up enlightenment, but they push her dangerously close to self-actualization. Downey confesses to feelings she's not proud of, but she finds redemption in the middle of the muck. A book for readers who love inspiration with a pinch of humor.

My Teacher Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1440515891
Size: 44.34 MB
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My Teacher Is My Hero from the Author: Susan Reynolds. "The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you . . ."~Dan Rather. Great teachers are the unsung heroes of our lives. More than mere educators, they don't just dictate facts and check spelling, they transform lives. In My Teacher Is My Hero, you'll meet more than fifty unforgettable teachers who go the extra mile so their students can go the extra mile as well-making an impact that lasts long after the classroom. From hard lessons learned on the playground to enlightening discussions in a professor's office, these are the tales of those lucky enough to learn from the best. In this moving collection, we celebrate the teachers who go above and beyond, enlightening not only our minds but our hearts, as well.

My Mom Is My Hero

Author: Susan Reynolds
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440520291
Size: 21.11 MB
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My Mom Is My Hero from the Author: Susan Reynolds. This touching collection of stories written by people of all ages and backgrounds will honor the most important woman in everyoneÆs lifeùtheir mother. Sons and daughters can show Mom how heroic she is and how grateful they are for her daily acts of kindness, gentle guidance, solid wisdom, and willingness to always put family first. From a mother who helped her teenage daughter beat depression to one who hand-built a desk from scraps for her aspiring-writer son, this collection provides plenty of stories to uniquely express oneÆs gratitude and admiration for their mother, or mother figure, who played a starring role in their life. Children will be able to give her a gift that touches her heart and that sheÆll be proud to display. Finally, MomÆs everyday heroic deeds will not go unnoticed.

Schooled

Author: Gordon Korman
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 1443124699
Size: 35.59 MB
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Schooled from the Author: Gordon Korman. Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television. He's never tasted a pizza. Never heard of a wedgie. Since he was little, his only experience has been living on a farm commune and being home-schooled by his hippie grandmother, Rain. But when Rain falls out of a tree while picking plums and has to stay in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a guidance counselor and her cranky teen daughter and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dying and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school. Right from the beginning, Cap's weirdness makes him a moving target at Claverage Middle School (dubbed C-Average by the students). He has long, ungroomed hair; wears hemp clothes; and practises tai chi on the lawn. Once Zack Powers, big man on campus, spots Cap, he can't wait to introduce him to the age-old tradition at C-Average: the biggest nerd is nominated for class president-and wins.

The Color Of Water

Author: James McBride
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832496
Size: 49.21 MB
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The Color Of Water from the Author: James McBride. As a boy in Brooklyn's Red Hook projects, James McBride knew his mother was different. But when he asked about it, she'd simply say 'I'm light-skinned.' Later he wondered if he was different too, and asked his mother if he was black or white. 'You're a human being,' she snapped. 'Educate yourself or you'll be a nobody!' And when James asked what colour God was, she said 'God is the colour of water.' As an adult, McBride finally persuaded his mother to tell her story - the story of a rabbi's daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, who fled to Harlem, married a black man, founded a Baptist church, and put twelve children through college.

Dadland

Author: Keggie Carew
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473524601
Size: 51.33 MB
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Dadland from the Author: Keggie Carew. The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller WINNER OF THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail, Keggie embarked on a quest to unravel his story once and for all. Dadland is that journey. It takes us into shadowy corners of history, a madcap English childhood, the poignant breakdown of a family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. ‘OH THIS BOOK. Beautiful and fierce and brave. Memory and war and family and loss and, well, wow’ Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk