When Caroline Sears receives the news that her unborn baby girl has a heart defect, she is devastated. It is 1970 and it seems there´s nothing anyone can do. But her brother-in-law, a physicist, tells her that perhaps there is. Hunter had shown up in their lives just a few years before - and his appearance was as mysterious as his past. With no family, no friends, and a background shrouded in secrets, Hunter embraced the Sears family and never looked back. Now, Hunter is telling her that something can be done about her baby´s heart. Something that will shatter every preconception Caroline has. Something that will require a kind of strength and courage she never knew existed. Something that will mean a mind-bending leap of faith on Caroline´s part. And all for the love of her unborn child . . . Praise for Diane Chamberlain ´An excellent read that will be loved by her fans and anyone who enjoys reading´ Jodi Picoult ´I love Diane´s writing . . . To be so skilled and write a book of such power about shocking social events is truly a gift´ Cathy Kelly Visit dianechamberlain.com [Facebook symbol] Diane.Chamberlain.Readers.Page [Twitter symbol] @D_Chamberlain
News From the Invisible World, or Interesting Anecdotes of the Dead:Containing a Particular Survey of the Most Remarkable and Well Authenticated Accounts of Apparitions, Ghosts, Spectres, Dreams and Visions (Classic Reprint) Unknown Author
Things are a little complicated for the Beacon Street Girls right now...Charlotte´s dream is to be a writer. But she doesn´t seem to care that The Abigail Adams Junior High opened its newspaper, The Sentinel, to seventh-grade writers. Why? Because she´s got a heartbreaking secret and it involves moving...again! And just when Charlotte really needs her friends, they´ve got major problems of their own. Maeve has a really great idea for a community service project, ´´Blanket Brookline with Love.´´ But try as she might, she can´t seem to get it off the ground. And the new girl, Isabel Martinez, is creating major tension. Avery and Katani don´t like her, but Maeve and Charlotte do. What will this do to the Beacon Street Girls´ friendship? Will it ever be the same? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cassandra Campbell, Emily Janice Card, Pamella D’Pella, Jennifer Betit Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/000818/bk_lili_000818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´For anyone even remotely interested in American literature and journalism, Not So Wild a Dream is a must-read, and a joy.´´? Dan RatherIn this captivating first-person account, Eric Sevareid describes in thrilling detail his time as a journalist covering international affairs during World War II. From a young man in North Dakota to an instrumental figure in establishing CBS as an international news organization, Sevareid witnessed the shaping of America?s journalistic landscape. His experiences provide an invaluable glimpse into the trials and tribulations of a dogged reporter. With current distrust of the press on the rise, Sevareid?s insight is poignant and all the more necessary.´´The book is an excellent sketch of the war´s progress, and a thoughtful personal record of Mr. Sevareid´s adventures--one of the most far ranging war correspondent journals yet published.´´? Library Journal
Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good - and win the rodeo girl of his dreams? Kate Garrett keeps life simple - working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don´t tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high risk.... Jack can´t pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers´ little sister suddenly stopped seeming so...little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love´s a game he´s never wanted to play. But he´ll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lillian Thayer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/004698/bk_harp_004698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, Illinois U.S. Senator Barack Obama, the son of a black African father and a white American mother, recounts his search for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. Nine years before the Senate campaign that made him one of the most influential and compelling voices in American politics, Barack Obama published this lyrical, unsentimental, and powerfully affecting memoir, which became a #1 New York Times bestseller when it was reissued in 2004. Dreams from My Father tells the story of Obama´s struggle to understand the forces that shaped him as the son of a black African father and white American mother?a struggle that takes him from the American heartland to the ancestral home of his great-aunt in the tiny African village of Alego. Obama opens his story in New York, where he hears that his father?a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man?has died in a car accident. The news triggers a chain of memories as Barack retraces his family´s unusual history: the migration of his mother´s family from small-town Kansas to the Hawaiian islands; the love that develops between his mother and a promising young Kenyan student, a love nurtured by youthful innocence and the integrationist spirit of the early sixties; his father´s departure from Hawaii when Barack was two, as the realities of race and power reassert themselves; and Barack´s own awakening to the fears and doubts that exist not just between the larger black and white worlds but within himself. Propelled by a desire to understand both the forces that shaped him and his father´s legacy, Barack moves to Chicago to work as a community organizer. There, against the backdrop of tumultuous political and racial conflict, he works to turn back the mounting despair of the inner city. His story becomes one with those of the people he works with as he learns about the value of community, the necessity of healing old wounds, and the possibility of faith in the midst of adversity. Barack´s journey comes full circle in Kenya, where he finally meets the African side of his family and confronts the bitter truth of his father´s life. Traveling through a country racked by brutal poverty and tribal conflict, but whose people are sustained by a spirit of endurance and hope, Barack discovers that he is inescapably bound to brothers and sisters living an ocean away?and that by embracing their common struggles he can finally reconcile his divided inheritance. A searching meditation on the meaning of identity in America, Dreams from My Father might be the most revealing portrait we have of a major American leader?a man who is playing, and will play, an increasingly prominent role in healing a fractious and fragmented nation. Pictured in lefthand photograph on cover: Habiba Akumu Hussein and Barack Obama, Sr. (President Obama´s paternal grandmother and his father as a young boy). Pictured in righthand photograph on cover: Stanley Dunham and Ann Dunham (President Obama´s maternal grandfather and his mother as a young girl).
During WWI, Cameron Townsend (1896-1982) was told, "You´ll do more good selling Bibles in Central America than you would shooting Germans in France." Cameron began by translating the Bible into the language of his Guatemalan friends. Then he started Wycliffe Bible Translators with the dream of making the Good News available in every language. Since 1942, Wycliffe has translated Scripture into hundreds of languages, spreading God´s Word to people everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gregory. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001048/bk_hove_001048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Changing your demeanor can change your life Melissa McCarty, a veteran news reporter and actress, came close to being a statistic, as a high school dropout who was surrounded by criminals in the rough neighborhoods of Northern California where she grew up. It was her dreams and focused career path in television that helped give her the strength to overcome a past she spent most of her life running from. Fed up watching her friends and older brother, Mikey, succumb to addiction, gangs, and violence, she embarked on a whirlwind journey moving state to state earning her stripes in TV news. With aggressive drive to succeed, Melissa realized there was a silent warfare brewing within her family, suppressing any milestone of success. The enemy and its ability to make those it touched powerless, hopeless, and teetering on deaths door was an undiagnosed mental illnesses that afflicted her brother, her hero, and protector growing up. In News Girls Don´t Cry, Melissa McCarty shares an intense account of what families go through when one must fight mental and emotional wars each day. Her brother, diagnosed with social phobias, bi-polar, and debilitating alcoholism, has been deprived of life. He´d self-destruct as Melissa tried to keep secret the headlines she reported each night that mimicked similar instances in her personal life. Through the pain, there´s discovery of awareness, achieving personal and professional balance, and tackling diseases that still try to stripe her family of living their full potential. It´s an inspiring story of overcoming adversity and welcoming second chances. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Valliere. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/049028/bk_acx0_049028_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.