Appleby — Raising David Again

Raising David Again by M.A. Appleby

Raising David AgainM.A. Appleby narrates her perspective as a caregiver to her son when he suffered a Traumatic Brain injury; their frustrations, disappointments, as well as their triumphs. What the family did to regain their ‘sense of self’ will surprise and inspire you as she recounts their 10 Keys to Recovery and the many tips, and suggestions they learned along the way. It is both poignant and funny as she shares some of her coping mechanisms. This book is intended as a guide to understanding the uniqueness of brain injury. There is no ‘one size fits all’ nor is there a magic pill. As you read Raising David, Again, you will travel with the family as their faith was tested, their journey from a horrific accident, through discovery, recovery, and finally rehabilitation and a ‘new life’. If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, ABI, or Stroke, you will find the Brain Injury Tool Kit, our Simplified Guide for Survivors, Caregivers, & Family of Brain Injury, several lists, and helpful hints that can assist in identifying what you need to do.

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Nieman — Going to the Dogs

Going to the Dogs: Confessions of a Mobile Pet Groomer
by Jan Nieman

Going to the DogsWhen Jan Nieman decided to become a mobile pet groomer, little did she know what a wild ride she was in for. Over the next 21 years, she tussled with feisty pets, wrestled with stubborn vans, chased down AWOL dogs, and learned to cope with wayward employees. Grooming more than her share of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional wolf, she encountered a host of memorable animals and owners, that often matched their pets in style, temperament and unconventionality. In her no-holds-barred, hilarious account, Nieman not only shares the high points of her adventures, as well as the occasional horror tails that are an inevitable part of a groomer’s career. Through it all, her love and passion for animals shines forth from every page.By the end, after plenty of laughs, you’ll know a good deal more about orphan pets, what goes on in the inner sanctum of mobile and brick-and-mortar grooming salons, and the joys and tribulations of owning a business that keeps you going to the dogs.

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Campbell — My Korean War Story

Korean War StoryMy Korean War Story: A Rage Within
By James Campbell

In December 1948, James Campbell, 15, joined the U.S. Army. On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Campbell, stationed in Japan, was among the first U.S. soldiers to join the conflict. This book is a collection of stories about a young soldier’s experience in the war. His accounts run the gamut of emotions—anger, heartbreak, apprehension, comradery, even humor. Campbell lets you see and feel the horrors of war through the eyes of a boy becoming a man.

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10 Adventures and More in Lee and Collier Counties: Forida on Land and Water by Alice Oldford

Where can you enjoy an active outdoor experience in bustling Lee and Collier counties in Florida? Interested in learning some local history? How did the Monday Group, a bunch of ‘70s teenagers, influence development of Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve and Manatee Park. Who were the utopian Koreshans? Try a family outing at Everglades Wonder Gardens, formerly a roadside attraction in the heart of Bonita Springs. Experience Florida scrub at Hickey’s Creek Mitigation Park. And there is water, water everywhere perfect for a leisurely paddle. Adventure right here in your own back yard.

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Myanmar: In My Father’s Footsteps: A Journey of Rebirth and Remembrance
by Pauline Hayton

Traumatized and physically depleted from aggressive cancer treatments, Pauline Hayton decides an adventure in Myanmar, formally known as Burma, will make her feel more alive. She takes along her husband Peter, and a film crew, students from Boston University, to capture her travels on film to help her grandchildren remember her should she develop further cancers and die, as expected, from the harsh radiation treatments. She explores remote regions where tourists rarely go and travels the famous Ledo road, visiting the places where, in WWII, her father participated in The Burma Campaign, as a Royal Engineer in Britain’s Fourteenth Army. Hayton’s jaunt in Myanmar turns into a journey of self-healing and remembrance of Fourteenth Army soldiers who suffered tremendous hardship as they fought to retake Burma from the Japanese. It is not in the spiritually charged atmosphere of the golden Shwe Dagon Pagoda or at the top of Mandalay Hill that Hayton starts her healing process, but on the shores of the great Ayeyarwady River as she recounts a twist of fate in Fourteenth Army’s 1945 river crossing while under fire from the Japanese. As dawn breaks, she finally faces her fear of crumbling to dust and disappearing from this world as have thousands of Bagan’s ancient pagodas. In Myitkyina, Hayton discovers a temple donated to the town some fifty years after the end of WWII by a Japanese Army captain, who fought under siege there and lost many comrades. Hayton realizes that she is not the only person to be carrying wounds from past traumatic events. Then, during a visit to Taukkyan War Cemetery, Hayton discovers her father’s friend’s name listed in the memorial book. He may have been part of “The Forgotten Army” but he is not forgotten here. Surrounded by row upon row of graves and the more than 27,000 names engraved on the Rangoon Memorial of Allied soldiers whose remains were never recovered from the jungle, a revelation hits her. Most of the graves belong to men who died in their twenties, and she has already lived more than thirty years longer than these young warriors. Gratitude for those extra years floods her whole being and the emotional pain from battling cancer and fearing an early death dissolves. [more]

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Giving with Meaning by Patricia Sheehy 

Giving With MeaningYour gift-giving bible for fun, creative, affordable gifts. Discover how to turn ordinary items into meaningful gifts using folklore, legends, and traditions. This is sure to be your go-to book for thoughtful and inspired gift-giving ideas. Download it to your Kindle and you’ll never be lost for gift ideas. The physical book is designed in a “take along size” and makes the perfect “small gift” for a colleague, hostess, or good friend. Never leave home without this valuable resource. Giving with Meaning with help you become the thoughtful gift-giver you always wanted to be!

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Dancing Under the Full Moon: 101 Ways to Attract Money Into Your Life
by Patricia Sheehy 

Turn your money dreams into reality. Dancing Under the Full Moon gives you 101 ways to attract money into your life using time-honored rituals, affirmations and magic. You’ll also read true stories from ordinary people who use the power of rituals and personal intention to increase their wealth and well-being. Give these ideas a try. They’ve worked for others, and they can work for you. This is a fun book filled with possibilities.

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Georgian Rider Chronicles: The Adventures of Georgian Riders in America
by Richard Alexis Georgian

 

Follow the adventures, romances, and tragedies of Georgian men and women who were seduced by the promise and opportunity of making a living in America. Their thrilling feats of horsemanship captured the imagination of the American cowboys to become the gold standard of trick riding through today. [more]

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