Hope Beyond the Fences


Author: Kay Crayne

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449799038

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

View: 1042

This book takes you on a journey from childhood to severe teenage rebellion-from serving nearly a quarter of a century incarcerated for the murder of a childhood friend to becoming an incredible vessel used by God both in and out of prison to spread His Gospel and to give Him glory. This story offers hope to those who think life is hopeless.

The Hope of Refuge

Book 1 in the Ada's House Amish Romance Series


Author: Cindy Woodsmall

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307458342

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7903

Raised in foster care and now the widowed mother of a little girl, Cara Moore struggles against poverty, fear, and a relentless stalker. When a trail of memories leads Cara and Lori out of New York City toward an Amish community, she follows every lead, eager for answers and a fresh start. She discovers that long-held secrets about her family history ripple beneath the surface of Dry Lake, Pennsylvania, and it’s no place for an outsider. But one Amish man, Ephraim Mast, dares to fulfill the command he believes that he received from God–“Be me to her”– despite how it threatens his way of life. Completely opposite of the hard, untrusting Cara, Ephraim’s sister Deborah also finds her dreams crumbling when the man she has pledged to build a life with begins withdrawing from Deborah and his community, including his mother, Ada Stoltzfus. Can the run-down house that Ada envisions transforming unite them toward a common purpose–or push Mahlon away forever? While Ephraim is trying to do what he believes is right, will he be shunned and lose everything–including the guarded single mother who simply longs for a better life? From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth


Author: Carrie Ryan

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375891977

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5495

In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power. And, when the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. Now, she must choose between her village and her future, between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death? [STAR] "A bleak but gripping story...Poignant and powerful."-Publishers Weekly, Starred "A postapocalyptic romance of the first order, elegantly written from title to last line."-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series and Leviathan "Intelligent, dark, and bewitching, The Forest of Hands and Teeth transitions effortlessly between horror and beauty. Mary's world is one that readers will not soon forget."-Cassandra Clare, bestselling author of City of Bones "Opening The Forest of Hands and Teeth is like cracking Pandora's box: a blur of darkness and a precious bit of hope pour out. This is a beautifully crafted, page-turning, powerful novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it."-Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely and Ink Exchange "Dark and sexy and scary. Only one of the Unconsecrated could put this book down."-Justine Larbalestier, author of How to Ditch Your Fairy From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond the Rangeland Conflict

Toward a West that Works


Author: Dan Dagget

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780966622904

Category: Nature

Page: 104

View: 739

The author reveals a process for bringing solutions to issues that reach beyond grasslands and cows. The individuals he profiles here signal to the reader to follow their example; to set aside differences and work towards a common vision of a green and growing land alive with cultural diversity.

Playing Through the Fence

Stories from 19 Women Who Challenged Stereotypes, Prejudice and Other Barriers to Achieve Career Success


Author: Mary J. Dowell

Publisher: Henschelhaus Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781595984746

Category: Self-Help

Page: 300

View: 6122

"Playing Through the Fence" is part memoir, part self-help for emerging leaders or anyone seeking inspiration while facing obstacles on his or her career journey. Nineteen women, including the author, share powerful reflections of fortitude and accomplishments in their lives and careers, sometimes against what seemed like impossible odds, as they challenged barriers on their paths to success. A metaphor for these barriers, "The Fence" represents the crossroads where struggle meets opportunity. The stories shared by these women are snapshots in time when they chose the path of opportunity. We are reminded that we are not alone, and that success, though sometimes appearing elusive, is always within reach.

Go Long!

My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame


Author: Jerry Rice,Brian Curtis

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345496124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 157

View: 6986

The legendary football star draws on the highlights, triumphs, and disasters of his long and illustrious career to reveal how ambition, work ethic, and humility have played a key role in his success both on and off the playing field. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Jumping the Picket Fence

A Woman's Search for Meaning from the Suburbs to the Slums


Author: Lydia Dean

Publisher: Lydia Dean

ISBN: 9780990821304


Page: 316

View: 7491

Lydia Dean finds herself at the top of her game professionally, yet on the verge of an emotional breakdown. Quitting her job and convincing her husband John to join her on a more meaningful path, the family takes a leap of faith, trading their American lifestyle for a more simple one nestled in a quiet village in the South of France. We live alongside Lydia and John as they tend grape vines, renovate a stone house, build a villa rental business and raise a family in Provence. Reconnecting with her early childhood dreams of humanitarian work, Lydia's adventures then take her further from the comforts of home as the young family travels extensively to areas lacking access to education and opportunity. Join Lydia on an inspirational path around the world-into shelters for children across India, through the jungles and back roads of Costa Rica, Southeast Asia and Venezuela, and to China where the Deans adopt their third child. Motivated by the simple ideal that small personal actions can make a difference, the family returns to the US where Lydia and a passionate team build a non-profit organization-GoPhilanthropic, supporting vulnerable women and children. From magical and entertaining to painfully raw and unsettling, this beautifully balanced mixture of travel memoir, soul searching, and motherhood shows us how to put fear aside, peel away all that insulates us, and listen to our inner selves. The book ultimately becomes less about what the author has done in her own life and more about what each of us can do to explore our own dreams and jump our own fences.

Ahead of the Curve

Inside the Baseball Revolution


Author: Brian Kenny

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501106368

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 1144

“A delight for baseball lovers” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the most significant baseball books of the year” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve uses stories from baseball’s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic. Forget batting average. Kill the “Win.” Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting. MLB Network anchor and commentator Brian Kenny provides “an excellent, entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan” (Library Journal) and shows how baseball has been revolutionized—not destroyed—by analytical thinking. Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach “tradition” and “respecting the game.” But many of baseball’s traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher’s job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the sabermetric era. In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. He also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVP’s and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be “Director of Decision Sciences.” “Prepare to have your brain and your assumptions challenged. Guided by data and a deep love of the game, Brian Kenny takes a cutting-edge look at where baseball is and where it is going” (Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated). Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, Ahead of the Curve is “a great story about the game in the age of information and technology” (Billy Beane).

Hope Beyond the Horizons

A Dream Solidified


Author: Paul Mathias Ed.S.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512784281

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

View: 5428

During the ruthless times of the infernal regime of Francois (Papa Doc) and Jean-Claude (Baby Doc) Duvalier in Haiti lived a man whose hope could be found nowhere but beyond the distant skylines. His confidence birthed a dream that forced him to keep his children on a low profile. They could barely write their names to avoid being detected by the Tonton Makouts who liked no one who progressed. His oldest son escaped through hectic situations, unfortunate circumstances, and irresistible temptations that attacked his faithfulness toward his family honor and his fiance to whom he made a promise before he left the country. Hope was discovered beyond the horizons and life was changed...

The Fences Between Us

The Diary of Piper Davis


Author: Kirby Larson

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 9780545224185

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 313

View: 2532

Desperately waiting to learn the fate of her soldier brother who was stationed aboard the Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, Piper struggles with strict rationing and blackouts in her Seattle home before her pastor father moves the family to an internment camp with his Japanese-American congregants. 60,000 first printing.

The Seasons of America Past


Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486442209

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 5792

Seventy-five illustrations depict cider mills and presses, sleds, pumps, stump-pulling equipment, plows, and other elements of America's rural heritage. A section of old recipes and household hints adds additional color.

Between the World and Me


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679645985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 4363

Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer) #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward. Praise for Between the World and Me “Powerful . . . a searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Eloquent . . . in the tradition of James Baldwin with echoes of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man . . . an autobiography of the black body in America.”—The Boston Globe “Brilliant . . . [Coates] is firing on all cylinders.”—The Washington Post “Urgent, lyrical, and devastating . . . a new classic of our time.”—Vogue “A crucial book during this moment of generational awakening.”—The New Yorker “Titanic and timely . . . essential reading.”—Entertainment Weekly


A True Story of Murder in America


Author: Jill Leovy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0385529988

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 3616

A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Los Angeles Times discusses the hundreds of murders that occur in the city each year, and focuses on the story of the dedicated group of detectives who pursue justice at any cost in the killing of Bryant Tennelle.

The Gardens of Japan


Author: Teiji Itoh

Publisher: Kodansha USA Incorporated

ISBN: 9784770023216

Category: Gardening

Page: 244

View: 3073

Textually informative and a treat for the eyes, THE GARDENS OF JAPAN begins with the origins and history of the garden in Japan, discusses the different types that evolved over time, and brings the story up to date. Gardens featured include some of the most famous in the country. 78 color and 150 b&w photos; 30 plans and drawings.

The Spectrum of Hope

An Optimistic and New Approach to Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias


Author: Gayatri Devi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523500581

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2481

Imagine finding a glimmer of good news in a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. And imagine how that would change the outlook of the 5 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, not to mention their families, loved ones, and caretakers. A neurologist who’s been specializing in dementia and memory loss for more than 20 years, Dr. Gayatri Devi rewrites the story of Alzheimer’s by defining it as a spectrum disorder—like autism, Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects different people differently. She encourages people who are worried about memory impairment to seek a diagnosis, because early treatment will enable doctors and caregivers to manage the disease more effectively through drugs and other therapies. Told through the stories of Dr. Devi’s patients, The Spectrum of Hope is the kind of narrative medical writing that grips the reader, humanizes the science, and offers equal parts practical advice and wisdom with skillful ease. But beyond the pleasures of great reading, it’s a book that offers real hope. Here are chapters on how to maintain independence and dignity; how to fight depression, anxiety, and apathy; how to communicate effectively with a person suffering from dementia. Plus chapters on sexuality, genetics, going public with the diagnosis, even putting together a bucket list—because through her practice, Dr. Devi knows that the majority of Alzheimer’s patients continue to live and work in their communities. They babysit their grandkids, drive to the store (or own the store), serve their clients, or otherwise live fulfilling lives. That’s news that 5 million people are waiting to hear.

The Possibility Dogs

What a Handful of Unadoptables Taught Me about Service, Hope, and Healing


Author: Susannah Charleson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054773493X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 6746

A tour of the psychiatric service dog industry traces the author's work with unwanted shelter dogs before matching them with people in need, documenting her own partnership with a search canine while sharing uplifting success stories.

The Dead Yard

A Story of Modern Jamaica


Author: Ian Thomson

Publisher: Nation Books

ISBN: 1568586663

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 6753

Named the Dolman Travel Book of the Year, The Dead Yard paints an unforgettable portrait of modern Jamaica. Since independence, Jamaica has gradually become associated with twin images--a resort-style travel Eden for foreigners and a new kind of hell for Jamaicans, a society where gangs control the areas where most Jamaicans live and drug lords like Christopher Coke rule elites and the poor alike. Ian Thomson's brave book explores a country of lost promise, where America's hunger for drugs fuels a dependent economy and shadowy politics. The lauded birthplace of reggae and Bob Marley, Jamaica is now sunk in corruption and hopelessness. A synthesis of vital history and unflinching reportage, The Dead Yard is "a fascinating account of a beautiful, treacherous country" (Irish Times).

Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence


Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702252050

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 8337

The film Rabbit-Proof Fence is based on this true account of Doris Pilkington's mother Molly, who as a young girl led her two sisters on an extraordinary 1,600 kilometre walk home. Under Western Australia's removal policy of the 1930s, the girls were taken from their Aboriginal families and transported halfway across the state.

White Picket Fences

A Novel


Author: Susan Meissner

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307458334

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9005

When her black sheep brother disappears, Amanda Janvier eagerly takes in her sixteen year-old niece Tally. The girl is practically an orphan: motherless, and living with a father who raises Tally wherever he lands– in a Buick, a pizza joint, a horse farm–and regularly takes off on wild schemes. Amanda envisions that she, her husband Neil, and their two teenagers can offer the girl stability and a shot at a “normal” life, even though their own storybook lives are about to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Chase Janvier hasn’t seen his cousin in years, and other than a vague curiosity about her strange life, he doesn’t expect her arrival will affect him much–or interfere with his growing, disturbing interest in a long-ago house fire that plagues his dreams unbeknownst to anyone else. Tally and Chase bond as they interview two Holocaust survivors for a sociology project, and become startlingly aware that the whole family is grappling with hidden secrets, with the echoes of the past, and with the realization that ignoring tragic situations won’t make them go away. Will Tally’s presence blow apart their carefully-constructed world, knocking down the illusion of the white picket fence and reveal a hidden past that could destroy them all–or can she help them find the truth without losing each other? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beyond the Night


Author: Marlo Schalesky

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 0307561429

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4856

They say love is blind. This time they’re right… As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home. Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past. Memories of wonder. Of love. Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named Paul… Madison Foster knew she was going blind. But she didn’t want pity–not from her mother, not from her roommate, and especially not from her best friend Paul–the man she secretly loved. Paul Tilden knew a good thing when he saw it. And a good thing was his friendship with Maddie Foster. That is, until he started to fall in love. With the music of the seventies as their soundtrack and its groovy fashions as their scenery, Maddie and Paul were drawn together and driven apart. Then one night changed everything…forever. And only now, when life tiptoes past the edge of yesterday, along the rim of today, can they glimpse the beauty that awaits them…beyond the night. From the Trade Paperback edition.