Shortly before her thirtieth birthday, Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Flagrantly manic and terrified that medications would cause her to lose creativity, she began a years-long struggle to find mental stability while retaining her passions and creativity.
In Liz Coley's alarming and fascinating psychological mystery, 16-year-old Angie Chapman must piece together the story of her kidnapping and abuse. PRETTY GIRL-13 is a disturbing --- and ultimately empowering --- page-turner about accepting our whole selves and the healing power of courage, hope and love.
The story is made up of three braided strands that all address Walker's relationship with her mother and her battle with Alzheimers. There's the present story of caring for her mother, the past story of Walker's childhood memories, and a series of pithy Field Notes that anchor the book in practical reflections on memory. As Walker cares for her mother during her heartrending decline, she, her sister, and her mother develop closer ties and she even begins to reexamine her own history in a transformative way.
There are pies in the diner again, the church has been rebuilt, and single mother Trina Lockhart has found a home for herself and her baby daughter. Trina has even found love with Raymond Twinhorse, who has returned from Afghanistan after being injured and is trying to form a real family with her. However, Raymond is a different man since coming back and when he is implicated in a crime, it will take all of Pie Town to help and heal him.
New York Times best-seller, Ken Abraham chronicles his journey through his mother's dementia and provides helpful hints for others going through this same issue with sensitivity and reminders of God's love.
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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.