Good Night, I Love You
By Jene' Ray Barranco
In the wake of her husband's sudden and unexpected death, Jene Barranco writes a stunning book of brutal honesty about overwhelming grief, grappling with being a single mother to three grieving teenagers, and how she overcame the deafening silence she felt at the center of her relationship with God. GOOD NIGHT, I LOVE YOU explores with raw and honest prose the author's journey as a widow and what she has learned about grief, marriage, parenting, faith, living life with purpose, and utter dependence on God. Here is a book that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child.
Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds
By Ramesh Manocha
The world is getting harder for young people, and for the people who care about them: parents, teachers, school counsellors and concerned relatives. Generation Next is an organisation that gathers experts in several fields to provide information for professionals - now that expertise is gathered in this volume for everyone else. Each chapter contains easily accessible information, along with more detail and resources for those who wish to find out more.In this comprehensive volume there will be the latest information on many topics, including:Helping young people get help for mental health problemsBullying AnxietyDepressionUnderstanding self-harmChild sexual abuseAlcohol and Drugs and how to communicate with young people about themTeens, Parties and Alcohol: A practical guide to keeping them safe Eating DisordersBody ImageResilience and Positive PsychologyUnderstanding the Teenage BrainOnline Time Management
By Keri Wyatt Kent
Think you don't have time or space for spiritual stuff? That intimacy with God is impossible?GodSpace offers seven nontraditional practices that will guide busy Christians in slowing down enough to pay attention to God. It's not holding a set of beliefs, reading the Bible, going to church or even praying that determines how we connect with God. It's our pace of life.When we live hurried and distracted, we miss the chance to experience the intimacy we long for. Kent guides busy Christians in embracing the inconvenience of meeting God in seven areas:* Sabbath: Space In My Calendar* Hospitality: Space In My Home* Worship: Space In The World* Simplicity: Space In My Soul* Gratitude: Space In My Relationships* Generosity: Space In My Budget* Critical Thinking: Space For Faith & DoubtKent offers practical guidance and mentoring on spiritual practices that help us embrace the inconveniences of slowing our pace and stepping aside from our overcrowded, cluttered lives. With abundant wit and humorous anecdotes, she shows how to intentionally let go and let God foster a deeper faith in our messy lives.
Greater than Ever
By Daniel L. Doctoroff
Cities that stand still perish. Especially one that is supposed to never sleep.Alongside Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan Doctoroff led New York's dramatic economic resurgence following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The five-borough economic development strategy included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city's modern history; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones; and the creation of new destinations like the Harbor District, which will link together new parkland and miles of waterfront esplanades in Lower Manhattan, Governors Island, and Brooklyn. These projects have helped lead New York to its strongest economic position in decades.During his tenure at City Hall, Doctoroff also led the creation of PlaNYC, a 127-point plan designed to make New York the first environmentally sustainable twenty-first-century city. The plan focuses on every facet of New York's physical environment--its transportation network, housing stock, land and park system, energy network, water supply, and air quality--and sets the course for a 30% reduction in global warming emissions by 2030.All of this, plus the rejuvenation of Brooklyn, the flourishing art scene around the High Line, and the signal failure to land the Olympics, took place in a city with more complicated vested interests, local tribal politics, and gigantic egos than any other. The story of the reinvention of New York is a high-octane drama with some memorable cameo performances. At the middle is Doctoroff: intense, driven, determined to save a city from a monstrous outside attack and its own worst demons.
By Sam Roberts
In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred year old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at the terminal's conception, amazing history, and the far-reaching cultural effects of Grand Central that continues to amaze tourists and shuttle busy commuters. Along the way, Roberts will explore how the Manhattan transit hub truly foreshadowed the evolution of suburban expansion in the country, and fostered the nation's westward expansion and growth via train.Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central -- from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways. With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the forty-eight foot long snake that made the building his home, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.
Gorilla and the Bird
By Zack McDermott
The story of a young man fighting to recover from a devastating psychotic break and the mother who refuses to give up on him.Zack McDermott, a twenty-six-year-old Brooklyn public defender, woke up one morning convinced he was being filmed as part of an audition for a TV pilot. Every passerby was an actor; every car would magically stop for him; everything he saw was a cue from 'The Producer' to help inspire the performance of a lifetime. After a manic spree around Manhattan, Zack, who is bipolar, was arrested on a subway platform and admitted to hospital. So begins the story of Zack's free fall into psychosis and his desperate, poignant, often darkly funny struggle to claw his way back to sanity, regain his identity, and rebuild some semblance of a stable life. It's a journey that will take him from New York City back to his Kansas roots and to the one person who might be able to save him, his tough, bighearted Midwestern mother, nicknamed the Bird, whose fierce and steadfast love is the light in Zack's dark world. Before his odyssey is over, Zack will be tackled by guards in mental wards, run naked through cornfields, receive secret messages from the TV, befriend a former Navy SEAL and his talking stuffed monkey and see the Virgin Mary in the whorls of his own back hair. But with the Bird's help, he just might have a shot at pulling through, starting over, and maybe even meeting a woman who can love him back, bipolar and all. Written with raw emotional power, humor, and tenderness, Gorilla and the Bird is a bravely honest account of a young man's unraveling and the relationship that saves him.
The Girl in the Green Dress
By Cath Staincliffe
How far would you go to protect your child? Can you really keep them safe? What if who they are puts them at risk? And what if they have blood on their hands?Teenager Allie Kennaway heads off for prom night, cheered on by her dad Steve and little sister Teagan. But Allie never comes home, beaten to death in an apparent hate crime because of her transgender identity. As police investigate the brutal murder, a crime that has appalled the country, one parent is at her wit's end with her son's behaviour. Are his outbursts and silences hiding something much darker than adolescent mood swings? And if her suspicions are correct, then what does she do? Another parent will fight tooth and nail to save his boy from the full force of the law. After all, blood is thicker than water and everyone should look after their own. But if he succeeds then Allie and her family will never get the justice they deserve.A groundbreaking story of love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, in a world of change.
The Glass Castle
By Jeannette Walls
Now a major motion picture starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and Woody Harrelson.This is a startling memoir of a successful journalist's journey from the deserted and dusty mining towns of the American Southwest, to an antique filled apartment on Park Avenue. Jeanette Walls narrates her nomadic and adventurous childhood with her dreaming, 'brilliant' but alcoholic parents. At the age of seventeen she escapes on a Greyhound bus to New York with her older sister; her younger siblings follow later. After pursuing the education and civilisation her parents sought to escape, Jeanette eventually succeeds in her quest for the 'mundane, middle class existence' she had always craved. In her apartment, overlooked by 'a portrait of someone else's ancestor' she recounts poignant remembered images of star watching with her father, juxtaposed with recollections of irregular meals, accidents and police-car chases and reveals her complex feelings of shame, guilt, pity and pride toward her parents.
By Roy & Lesley Adkins
For over three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France. It became the longest siege in British history, and the obsession with saving Gibraltar was blamed for the loss of the American colonies in the War of Independence. Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic, on the very edge of Europe, Gibraltar was a place of varied nationalities, languages, religions and social classes. During the siege, thousands of soldiers, civilians and their families withstood terrifying bombardments, starvation and diseases. Very ordinary people lived through extraordinary events, from shipwrecks and naval battles to an attempted invasion of England and a daring sortie out of Gibraltar into Spain. Deadly innovations included red-hot shot, shrapnel shells and a barrage from immense floating batteries.This is military and social history at its best, a story of soldiers, sailors and civilians, with royalty and rank-and-file, workmen and engineers, priests, prisoners-of-war, spies and surgeons, all caught up in a struggle for a fortress located on little more than two square miles of awe-inspiring rock. Gibraltar: The Greatest Siege in British History is an epic page-turner, rich in dramatic human detail - a tale of courage, endurance, intrigue, desperation, greed and humanity. The everyday experiences of all those involved are brought vividly to life with eyewitness accounts and expert research.
By Jennifer Berne, R.O. Blechman
Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by the idea of something beyond their own experience. Whether through organized religion, or among the growing contingent of people who self-identify as spiritual, but not religious, this curiosity about a higher power has also fascinated civilization's most brilliant thinkers for centuries. With forty-eight carefully chosen quotes from the most creative thinkers throughout time-including Homer, Pope Francis, and Maya Angelou-God opens the door to contemplation and discussion of this most perennial of human preoccupations. Each quote is paired with a delightful illustration from famed New Yorker cartoonist R.O. Blechman, grounding this varied group of perspectives in a common visual language that is sure to amuse and delight readers.
The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn
By Robert P. Watson
Moored off the coast of Brooklyn, the derelict HMS Jersey was a living hell for thousands of Americans either captured by the British or accused of disloyalty. Crammed below deck without light or fresh air, the disease-ridden prisoners were scarcely given food and water. More Americans died in its ghastly hold than on all the war's battlefields. Throughout the colonies, the mere mention of the ship sparked a fear and loathing of British troops that, paradoxically, helped rally public support for the war.Utilizing hundreds of accounts culled from old newspapers, diaries, and military reports, award-winning historian Robert Watson follows the lives and ordeals of the few survivors to tell the astonishing story of the cursed ship that played a crucial part in the war against Britain.
By Heidi McLaughlin
A beast at the plate, Travis Kidd is a superstar for the Boston Renegades. But, when baseball isn't occupying his time, Travis--named Boston's Most Eligible Bachelor--is known as a ladies man. With his classic one-liners and his oddity for made-up words, Travis knows he's a charmer, but he's also searching for that perfect woman. Saylor Blackwell knows sports. It's part of her job. As a public relations specialist for Boston's largest PR firm, her focus is on the athletes. She's often required to be on the sidelines, in the dugout, or checking out the locker rooms making sure they stay out of trouble. The hours are long, the job is stressful, and she's prohibited from dating any of the overly friendly athletes, but the end result is what matters to her--she's financially able to care for her daughter. But, when a drunken night spent in Travis's arms threatens that, Saylor immediately knows she made a mistake--one that could cost her her career. Unfortunately, Saylor isn't able to forget Travis as easily as she'd like. And when he's accused of a horrible crime, it causes a PR nightmare and forces Saylor to come to his rescue. But when Saylor's ex comes back into her life demanding custody of their daughter, it just might be up to Travis to save her...
By Louise Penny
The NUMBER ONE New York Times bestsellerOne cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do is watch and wait, hoping his worst fears are not realised. But when the figure disappears and a dead body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to investigate.In the early days of the murder inquiry, and months later, as the trial for the accused begins, Gamache must face the consequences of his decisions, and his actions, from which there is no going back . . .Gripping, surprising and powerful, Glass Houses is the new ingenious and illuminating novel from number one bestseller, Louise Penny, which will leave you spellbound until the final page.
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By Charles G. Koch
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERKoch Industries is one of the largest private companies in the world with an estimated worth of $100 billion. But what makes this company so profitable? You won't find its name on the connectors in your smartphone or your baby's ultra-absorbent nappies, but Koch makes these and many other innovations, driven by its Market-Based Management® system for generating good profit.Good profit results from products and services that improve people's lives. It results from a culture where employees are empowered to be entrepreneurial and customer-focused.Drawing on stories from his nearly six decades in business, Charles Koch shows how any company, industry or organisation can:* Thrive in spite of disruption and changing consumer values* Create accountability with ownership and decision rights for employees based on their comparative advantages and contributions, not job title* Foster a culture of knowledge-sharing that rejects bureaucracy and hierarchy* Offer employees compensation limited only by the value they create - not budgets or policyA must-read for leaders, entrepreneurs, students and anyone who wants a more civil, fair and prosperous society, Good Profit is destined to rank as one of the greatest management books of all time.'This book helps show you the way to good profit - whether you work for an international supermarket chain, a medium-sized regional business, or your own start-up' John Mackey, Co-Founder and Co-CEO Whole Foods Market
The Grit Guide for Teens
By Caren Baruch-Feldman
Today's teens face intense pressures-academically, socially, and personally. In order to succeed in today's fast-paced world, teens require perseverance, tenacity, resilience, self-control, and the ability to fail well. Based in the latest psychology research, this is the first workbook written directly to teens to help them develop "grit," a trait that embodies stamina, a growth mindset, and competence for success.When the going gets tough, it's time to get gritty. Written by a clinical-child and school psychologist and based in the latest research, The Grit Guide for Teens will help you build perseverance, resilience, self-control, and stamina.As a teen, setting and reaching goals is an important part of growing up. Whether you want to do well in school, get into a good college, make friends, excel in sports, or master the fine arts or music-you know you need to persevere in order to succeed. You've probably heard the term "grit" at school or from your parents, but what does it really mean?Made popular by Angela Duckworth in her New York Times bestseller, the term "grit," embodies all the characteristics that help people accomplish the things they want, such as self-control, tenacity, and the ability to fail well. Using the skills outlined in this book, you'll develop both grit and a growth mind-set-a way of thinking that focuses on improvement and hard work in order to achieve any goal you set for yourself. You'll learn how to make grit an everyday habit, turn disappointments into opportunities, embrace challenges, manage stress, and be the very best version of you that you can be.Studies show that grit isn't something you have to be born with-it can be taught and learned! This book will give you everything you need to get gritty, open your mind to all life's possibilities, and succeed in everything you do.
The Gospel Side of Elvis
By Joe Moscheo
Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. As Elvis mania continues to consume generation after generation throughout the world, fans still crave new insights into the person of Elvis Presley. This book takes a look at his roots and the role of gospel in his foundational years, as well as the comfort, solace, and strength it offered him in the years of his meteoric rise in popularity. THE GOSPEL SIDE OF ELVIS is a rarely explored aspect of this American icon and one that reveals so much about the Elvis so many have yet to discover.
The Good News Club
By Katherine Stewart
In 2009, the Good News Club came to the public elementary school where journalist Katherine Stewart sent her children. The Club, which is sponsored by the Child Evangelism Fellowship, bills itself as an after-school program of Bible study." But Stewart soon discovered that the Club's real mission is to convert children to fundamentalist Christianity and encourage them to proselytize to their unchurched" peers, all the while promoting the natural but false impression among the children that its activities are endorsed by the school. Astonished to discover that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed this,and other forms of religious activity in public schools,legal, Stewart set off on an investigative journey to dozens of cities and towns across the nation to document the impact. In this book she demonstrates that there is more religion in America's public schools today than there has been for the past 100 years. The movement driving this agenda is stealthy. It is aggressive. It has our children in its sights. And its ultimate aim is to destroy the system of public education as we know it.
Growing up Wild
By Alexia Barrable, Duncan Barrable
Have you ever noticed how much calmer and more engaged your children are when they are outside in the natural world? A growing body of evidence is pointing to the need for children to spend more time outside. Being outdoors has the potential to energise, entertain and educate our children, often with minimal input from adults. Growing Up Wild is for anyone who wants to encourage their kids to spend more time outdoors. Combining the latest scientific research with a host of enjoyable activities, the authors show you how to access nature with your children. From making the most of local parks, woodlands, the beach, and your own back garden Growing Up Wild gives you easy ways to get out there, connect with nature, and have fun together.Inspired by the increasingly popular forest school philosophy, and emphasising the benefits of starting early with your baby or toddler, Growing Up Wild tells you:- The reasons why getting dirty makes you happier and healthier.- Activities that make the most of wind, rain or snow- Tips on hiking and foraging with your children- How to run wild with kids - from parks to fells and beyond- How to build an outdoor space in your back garden.This book is a must have for parents who love nature and want to give their children the proven benefits of playing outdoors.