Description : "A dramatic journey from a nightmarish childhood in a Romanian concentration camp to the adult's painful fight for a meaningful existence. An impressive document of human resilience, a luminous portrait of a never embittered survivor, gifted with an exact "Honest and brave. A monument to the dead of Transnistria, to a black mark in history and to an enduring spirit."-- Miami Herald Ruth Gold proves that the heart broken into a thousand pieces can be broken yet more....Read this book: it is filled with the stubborn light of the(barely describable)truth.--Andrei Codrescu, author of The Blood Countess
Description : “Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched, Donald McCaig's Ruth's Journey brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises” (Geraldine Brooks, author of March). “Her story began with a miracle.” On the Caribbean island of Saint Domingue, an island consumed by the flames of revolution, a senseless attack leaves only one survivor—an infant girl. She falls into the hands of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped by her strong-willed mistress and other larger-than-life personalities she encounters in the South: Jehu Glen, a free black man with whom Ruth falls madly in love; the shabbily genteel family that first hires Ruth as Mammy; Solange’s daughter Ellen and the rough Irishman, Gerald O’Hara, whom Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their shocking connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the difficult coming of age felt by three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a portrait of Mammy that is both nuanced and poignant, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. But despite the cruelties of a world that has decreed her a slave, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. She loves with a ferocity that would astonish those around her if they knew it. And she holds tight even to those who have been lost in the ravages of her days. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
Description : “Through her personal leadership journey, Addie Bryant has written, with sweet passion, the single most important book on social skills and confidence building for our old and new generation of the American culture. This book is not just recommended reading, it’s essential. Great job!” - Sue Fox, Business owner of Etiquette Survival Inc, and author of Etiquette For Dummies, Business Etiquette For Dummies, and Wedding Etiquette For Dummies:
Description : To help people better understand what to expect in church and to understand why so many people are disappointed in their church experience. To give people a better understanding of how most churches are structured and different types of churches/religions. To let people know that 'most' churches are social clubs, not Holy places as they are led to believe. Churches are full of hypocrites, liars and dishonest people. Churches take people's money under false pretenses and spend the money unwisely with little or no accountability. Many churches are breeding grounds for self-centered, egotistical people to further their ambitions and impose their will over others. Most churches preach and teach 'false doctrine' and put out misinformation concerning the Bible.
Description : his book investigates the feminine traditions of the Hebrew Bible in a readable manner, pertinent to contemporary times. It is unique in its focus on the experiences of biblical women and not how they were perceived within a patriarchal context.
Description : On April 28, 2006, as he lay in his hospital bed in Ann Arbor, Michigan, visions of celestial beauty were the last thing on Marv Besteman's mind. He had just had surgery to remove a rare pancreatic tumor. It was after visiting hours and his family had left for the day. Alone and racked with pain, Marv tossed and turned, wanting more than anything else to simply sleep and escape the misery and discomfort for a while. The retired banker, father, and grandfather had no idea he was about to get a short reprieve in the form of an experience he never could have imagined. In My Journey to Heaven, Marv Bestman shares the story of his experience of heaven with astounding detail. Readers will hear of his encounters with angels who accompanied him to the gate, his conversation (argument, really) with St. Peter, and his recognition of friends and family members who touched his life. His story offers peace, comfort, and encouragement to those who have lost loved ones and gives security and solace to those who are grieving, dying, or wonder about the afterlife. Marv believed God sent him back to earth to fulfill this mission of comfort and reminds readers that God has work for each of us to do before he calls us to be with him in heaven. Secure in his belief that his book was the fulfillment of his own mission, Marv returned to heaven in January 2012.
Description : Part memoir, part anecdotal family history and genealogy, this is a personal book that explores the parallel lives of a two individuals beginning in 1925. Their life journey brings them together, and the narratives highlight their early years together before they had children. The quest into family history led to the inclusion of vignettes about a few family members of yesteryears to remind us that the family circle is wide. It includes the living and the dead and the yet-to-be.