Straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges make this an empowering confidence builder for dads, with focused, doable ideas; uncomplicated ways to be an example; tough, frank advice, like “throw away your porn”; and NO long lists or criticism of dads for acting like men. Great gift or men’s group resource!
Once a privileged and loving couple, the Armsteads have now reached a breaking point --- and everything they have built together unravels, swiftly and spectacularly. As she is confronted with the biggest case of her career, the fallout from her marriage, and her daughter’s increasingly distant behavior, Helen must face the limits of accountability and her own capacity for forgiveness.
Road-tested with over 400 families, BEFORE YOU WERE MINE equips adoptive parents to celebrate and commemorate their adopted children’s birth stories. Parents will benefit from practical worksheets and real-life stories on creating a Lifebook --- a unique tool that offers adopted children the gift of acceptance, peace and security as a part of God’s plan.
DEAR LUPIN by Roger Mortimer and Charlie Mortimer tracks the entire correspondence between a father and his only son, Charlie, as Charlie attends university, moves throughout the world, and eventually returns to his hometown of London. Roger's letters range from reproachful to resigned but his correspondence is always filled with warmth, humor, and wisdom that offers unique insight into the relationship between father and son.
Two girls and three boys, all with strikingly different, meet at the Atwood School as young children. Together, they become an inseparable group-known to outsiders as “The Big Five,” but when the group graduates and scatters to different colleges some friends are lost forever, and the ones that remain struggle to understand that even the unbreakable bonds are not proof against tragedy.
The Harding family is teetering on the edge. Elson Harding is recently divorced from his wife, Cadence. Their grown son Richard still lives at home, resisting his career as a writer. But when their daughter Chloe returns home after getting kicked out of college for reasons she can't explain to her family, the Hardings' lives begin to unravel.
Following the invisible thread of connection between people who are seemingly intended to become family, journalist Jennifer Grant shares the deeply personal, often humorous story of adopting a 15-month-old girl from Guatemala when Grant was already the mother of three young children.
Three years ago, John Schwartz received a call: his son, Joe, was in the hospital following a failed suicide attempt. After coming out to his classmates, Joe’s disclosure was greeted with dismay and confusion. Hours later, he overdosed on pills. ODDLY NORMAL is Schwartz’s personal attempt to address his family’s own struggles within a culture that is changing fast, but not fast enough.
Dave Bry is sorry for many things in his life. But he’s especially sorry that he didn't hear his cancer-ridden father call out for help one fateful afternoon. Things are different now. Dave himself has become a dad, and has discovered a new compassion for the complicated man who raised him. And maybe if his 17-year-old self could meet his current self, he'd think twice before throwing beer cans on Jon Bon Jovi's lawn.
As the only one in the family without magic, Makeda has decided to move out on her own and make a life for herself among the claypicken humans. But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own power --- and reconcile with her twin sister, Abby --- if she's to have a hope of saving him.
SON OF A GAMBLING MAN is a memoir of growing up in mob-run Sin City from a casino heir-turned-governor who’s seen two sides of every coin. When Bob Miller arrived in Las Vegas as a boy, it was a small, dusty city. His father was a tough guy --- though a good family man --- who had operated on both sides of the law on some of the meaner streets of industrial Chicago. As Bob grew up, so did Vegas, now a “town” of some two million.
Thirty-six-year-old Gal Garner lives a regimented life. Only at home, in her garden, does she come alive. It's here that she experiments with Hulthemia roses. But even her passion has a highly structured goal: Gal wants to win Queen of Show in a major competition and bring that rose to market. Then one afternoon Gal's teenaged niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives unannounced. Neither one of them will ever be the same.
Tell us your current reading recommendations with your comments and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. During the contest period from November 15th to December 6th, FIVE lucky readers each will be randomly chosen to win a copy of KING AND MAXWELL by David Baldacci, SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY by Joshilyn Jackson, and THE SUPREME MACARONI COMPANY by Adriana Trigiani.
Thanksgiving marked the official start of the holiday season, which means we won’t be short on cheer or great movies and television shows to watch this month. Much like the chicken and the egg, we don’t know which came first, but quality entertainment and holiday spirit certainly have always had a long, happy and interdependent relationship. So, as with our spiral hams, let’s dig right in and unravel this month’s books on screen.