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Stories from the Heart By Edward E. Smith
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I’ll be the first to admit I’m no writer but I have jotted down just a few stories as seen in the eyes of a little boy growing up on a farm during the depression and the recovery years. I... More > tried to capture the humor and funny stories along with ones that depict the hard times. These combined, rounded out a happy childhood for me. We were so fortunate to be living on a far. We were like everyone else, we had no money, patches on our britches but there never was a day we didn’t have plenty to eat. I grew up fast and I learned that curiosity is fuel for the soul. I learned to be responsible for my own actions, sometimes paying for the wrong decision. I was taught, if you do a job it’s worth doing right. I learned not to take something that didn’t belong to me. I learned to accept success with dignity and failure was not an option. They say that all the above develops character. Papa called it “grit”.< Less
Stories from the Heart By Edward E. Smith
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I’ll be the first to admit I’m no writer but I have jotted down just a few stories as seen in the eyes of a little boy growing up on a farm during the depression and the recovery years. I... More > tried to capture the humor and funny stories along with ones that depict the hard times. These combined, rounded out a happy childhood for me. We were so fortunate to be living on a far. We were like everyone else, we had no money, patches on our britches but there never was a day we didn’t have plenty to eat. I grew up fast and I learned that curiosity is fuel for the soul. I learned to be responsible for my own actions, sometimes paying for the wrong decision. I was taught, if you do a job it’s worth doing right. I learned not to take something that didn’t belong to me. I learned to accept success with dignity and failure was not an option. They say that all the above develops character. Papa called it “grit”.< Less
A Yankee Doodle Dandy's Daughter By Marge Barnard
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As a teenager growing up on a farm near Healdsburg, California, Marge’s head was filled with thoughts of proms, pranks and other school activities when the U.S. abruptly entered World War II.... More > It was a time of great curiosity in equal measure with fear and a longing for things to return to normal. Her generation was forced to grow up fast, into a world that was never the same as it had been. Marge tells of the war years at San Jose State College, virtually an all-girls school, and her decision to join the Navy WAVES while still in college. She went off to boot camp at Hunter’s College in New York City and served on active duty at North Island Naval Air Base in San Diego, where she updated aeronautical charts for pilots and witnessed the amazing evolution from piston to jet-powered fighter aircraft. The book, sprinkled with correspondence between two WAVES, both working with airplanes, contains many original fighter plane photos taken by Marge and fellow WAVE, Jean Broadbent.< Less
Rebecca's Secrets By Robert Hart
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What happens when a boy starts asking questions? It’s New Year’s day, 1956, and as the low winter sun penetrates the dark corners of Eric Street, it sets fire to a boy’s curiosity.... More > “Until this day I’d lived unaware. I didn’t live my life — it lived me. But I did know I was different from other kids. There was something secret about me and my family. That morning I became curious. That day I started asking questions.” Charming, funny and sad, this novel is based on a true story. Tommy Angel is an orphan growing up with his grandparents, Rebecca and Daniel, in the East End of London in the Fifties. Tommy tries to make sense of the world around him but his questions arouse shameful memories, stir the family ghosts and open a box of dark family secrets. Gradually he uncovers the truth about his lost sisters, his real father and mother. The author, a distinguished educator, born in 1945, grew up in an extended Jewish family in the East End of London. This debut novel is based on his childhood.< Less
Miracle Happened By Kristi Hurley
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It is seventy years in the future when the Compass Party reigns, and the U.S. Constitution has since been done away with. Miracle isn't supposed to exist, but she doesn’t know that and neither... More > do her brothers and sisters. Once learning the truth of their existence, curiosity overwhelms Miracle, and she goes beyond the only home and property she has ever known giving into her temptation, searching beyond the trees to a place with giant buildings and strange people. She finds herself in danger but a stranger guides her to safety. Yet her actions have jeopardized her mother’s secrets. Six secret lives. Miracle cannot pretend to believe in all that she has ever known. There is an evil that has presented itself--one that has been sheltered from her all of her life, but now she must confront that evil. With the help from the stranger and his father she and her family seek refuge and freedom as more threats surround them placing them in greater danger.< Less
The Jones Files - Book One: Jones By Adam Christian Jones
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Adam Jones is a character who pretends to be rough and tough, however is not; he is like the man I would like to be. He has special abilities as does his very large dog Jack. Jonesy owned a farm in... More > Nebraska and did everything he could to live a peaceful life. His life was changed when two armed and phony government types came to his farm and kidnapped him. After being relocated in the Northwest Jack and Jones found themselves in a life of ever changing ventures that will keep the reader on the edge of thrilling curiosity. In the midst of these changes, Jonesy finds romance and falls in love with the boss lady. Rose and Jones share love, thrills, danger, unbelievable happenings, and just plain fun. The other characters in the story add more excitements, love, human drama and even more fun. This book will make you laugh, cry, hate the bad guys, and the way Adam Jones introduces one exciting event after another will command your attention from beginning to end.< Less
Rap to God: A Search For Truth By Elizabeth J. Kutepov
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RAP TO GOD is a poetry collection of gripping verses expressing one woman’s honest and deeply heart-felt search and soul-driven desire to find both God and truth. Since her early youth, Poet... More > Elizabeth Kutepov has felt an unquenchable curiosity and drive to find her true purpose, her Maker, and her reason for existence. Despite severe challenges in the face of growing up without a father, harrowing bi-polar disorder, a suicide attempt, divorce and emotionally abusive relationships, she has grown strong and has overcome her adversities. Her desire now is to be an inspirational role model, assuring others that there is hope. 12. Wings of steel press against my spine Encouraging growth of spirit And a renewed sense of freedom The winter solstice has subsided The birth and the budding Caused much pain But the blossoms are ripening With the prevalence of spring rain Shooting stars on high provide The light from the dark wrath of night.< Less
Stuck Toast and Mud Pies: Poems for Kids By June Estep Fiorelli
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Kids love poetry. When June Estep Fiorelli read poems to her students and her daughter, she saw joy in their faces. New words and rhyme captivated them and sparked imagination. They bounced to the... More > music of the rhythm and laughed at the ridiculous. Poems in Stuck Toast and Mud Pies run the gamut. They tickle the funny bone; end in a surprise; tell a story; or slip in a fact or two. From non-readers through middle school, all kids, even grown-up kids, will find something that makes them giggle, stimulates their curiosity, or even inspires. June Estep Fiorelli is a writer, teacher, parent and activist. The author of many professional works, she currently writes for children with articles and poetry published in a number of children’s magazines. Her Young Adult biography, Fannie Lou Hamer: A Voice for Freedom was published by Avisson Press. She holds degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, Yale University, and Bridgeport University.< Less
Spilling By Cassie Marin
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She is, by far, the most curious person I know. Her curiosity swallows her up and defines her. She questions herself as well as the world around her, with a voracious and seemingly-endless fervor,... More > searching for answers to everything, from the mundane to the profound, refusing to stop until she has found what she is looking for. Those deep questions that most of us don’t have time to approach, seem to get tangled up inside of her, holding her hostage, forcing her to introspect indefinitely until she finds the key. As a result, there’s a maturity in her writing that is far beyond her years. She’s the friend that gives you that crucial piece of advice you needed to make an important decision, the older sibling telling you anecdotes that perfectly illuminate your own path, the mother whose words somehow make confusing issues seem clear-cut and unmistakable. In a culture obsessed with finding wisdom in simplicity, Cassie has given us all exactly what we wanted. —Justin Phillips (Crywolf)< Less
Spilling By Cassie Marin
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She is, by far, the most curious person I know. Her curiosity swallows her up and defines her. She questions herself as well as the world around her, with a voracious and seemingly-endless fervor,... More > searching for answers to everything, from the mundane to the profound, refusing to stop until she has found what she is looking for. Those deep questions that most of us don’t have time to approach, seem to get tangled up inside of her, holding her hostage, forcing her to introspect indefinitely until she finds the key. As a result, there’s a maturity in her writing that is far beyond her years. She’s the friend that gives you that crucial piece of advice you needed to make an important decision, the older sibling telling you anecdotes that perfectly illuminate your own path, the mother whose words somehow make confusing issues seem clear-cut and unmistakable. In a culture obsessed with finding wisdom in simplicity, Cassie has given us all exactly what we wanted. —Justin Phillips (Crywolf)< Less

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