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release date: Oct 15, 2020
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Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important new book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.” 

Praise for Brené Brown’s Rising Strong

“[Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”—The Huffington Post
release date: Nov 30, 2017
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One Good Mama Bone: A Novel (Story River Books)
Set in the early 1950s rural South, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer's quest to find her "mama bone" after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls "Sister." When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive. But the more daunting obstacle is Sarah's fear that her mother's words, seared in her memory since she first heard them at the age of six, were a prophesy: "You ain't got you one good mama bone in you, girl."
When Sarah reads in the local newspaper that a boy won $680 with his Grand Champion steer at the recent 1951 Fat Cattle Show & Sale, she sees this as their financial salvation and finds a way to get Emerson Bridge a steer from a local farmer to compete in the 1952 show. But the young calf is unsettled at Sarah's farm, crying out in distress and growing louder as the night wears on. Some four miles away, the steer's mother hears his cries and breaks out of a barbed-wire fence to go in search of him. The next morning Sarah finds the young steer quiet, content, and nursing on a large cow. Inspired by the mother cow's act of love, Sarah names her Mama Red. And so Sarah's education in motherhood begins with Mama Red as her teacher.
But Luther Dobbins, the man who sold Sarah the steer, has his sights set on winning too, and, like Sarah, he is desperate, but not for money. Dobbins is desperate for glory, wanting to regain his lost grand-champion dynasty, and he will stop at nothing to win. Emboldened by her lessons from Mama Red and her budding mama bone, Sarah is fully committed to victory until she learns the winning steer's ultimate fate. Will she stop at nothing, even if it means betraying her teacher?
McClain's writing is distinguished by a sophisticated and detailed portrayal of the day-to-day realities of rural poverty and an authentic sense of time and place that marks the best southern fiction. Her characters transcend their archetypes and her animal-as-teacher theme recalls the likes of Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain. One Good Mama Bone explores the strengths and limitations of parental love, the healing power of the human-animal bond, and the ethical dilemmas of raising animals for food.
Mary Alice Monroe, a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of eighteen novels and two children's books, provides a foreword to the novel.
release date: Dec 13, 2016
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Modern Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Incredible Recipes and Time-Saving Techniques to Master Your Pressure Cooker

Be Inspired in the Kitchen with Bren Herrera's Classic and Fusion Recipes
For Stovetop and Electric Pressure Cookers

Pressure cooking is officially in, and who better to unveil the magic of the modern pressure cooker than chef and media personality Bren Herrera? Bren embodies the energy and delicious global food culture of today through her current culinary work with some of the biggest chefs in the world and her Cuban family roots. She’s cooked with Emeril Lagasse and Chef of the Century Joël Robuchon, and she appears regularly on the Today show. Through years of international travel and kitchen experimentation, Bren has mastered the fine art of this brilliant appliance; she now presents more than 100 of her most prized recipes, techniques and tips for both stovetop and electric pressure cookers to help you do the same at home.

The pressure cooker’s remarkable time and energy efficiency makes it easy to whip up quick weeknight dinners or create complex, restaurant-worthy dishes for entertaining. A few of the mouthwatering meals that you’ll enjoy are Tarragon-Mustard Braised Short Ribs, Decadent 4-Cheese Truffle Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Coconut Curry Soup, Creamy Potato Salad, Spinach and Almond Risotto, Braised Peppered Red Wine Oxtail and Toasted Pistachio and Cardamom Flan. This amazing collection of recipes is sure to make your pressure cooker your new favorite cooking tool.

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release date: Dec 01, 1994
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Maui Remembers
Book by Bartholomew, Gail;Bailey, Bren
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release date: Oct 28, 2012
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Through the Fairy Door
Fairies and elves have been by my side ever since I explored the woods behind my childhood home. I quickly found their arched doorways at the base of oak trees and left them gifts of acorn hats and leaf jackets. They, in turn, whispered words of comfort to me whenever I was sad or lonely. Their laughter and love of play lifted my spirits so I built myself a small hut of pine straw with a tree branch roof beside their fairy doors. Resting on a soft moss carpet amid the gentle accompaniment of birds, frogs, and crickets, I learned their gentle ways and wise secrets. Occasionally a snake or spider would sidle by causing me to shiver and shrink inside my nest and the chill of an invisible finger would trace up my spine. But the fairies and elves taught me to revere all of Mother Nature's creatures and soon I grew to love them as well. Fairyland was my safe haven where I found comfort and restoration. By writing Through the Fairy Door, I wanted you to experience some of the magic and wonder of their luminous realm. May the book fill a hungry corner of your heart and soul!
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release date: Feb 19, 2017
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Dark Energy
Albert Einstein gave us General Relativity almost one hundred years ago, and physics prodigy Cameron Kirby is about to give us a theory that peels back a layer of relativity to unleash the power of Dark Energy. The force that is pushing the universe apart is now almost at our beck and call. Cameron nearly has the secret of unlimited power, and he is rightly concerned that his new theory could easily be corrupted and turn his discovery into a force that could usher in a thousand years of darkness. He could not bear to be the author of the new dark ages. Just as he's about to put the finishing touches on his new breakthrough, he learns that there are other forces at work, already engaged in battle for control of what he thought was a closely guarded secret. How did they know what he was doing, before he even knew where his theory would lead? The answer to that question leads to an even more remarkable side-effect of Dark Energy.
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release date: Apr 01, 2010
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The Greengrocer and His TV: The Culture of Communism after the 1968 Prague Spring

Winner, 2012 Council for European Studies Book Award
Winner, 2012 Center for Austrian Studies Book Prize
Shortlist, 2011 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize (ASEEES)

The 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia brought an end to the Prague Spring and its promise of "socialism with a human face." Before the invasion, Czech reformers had made unexpected use of television to advance political and social change. In its aftermath, Communist Party leaders employed the medium to achieve "normalization," pitching television stars against political dissidents in a televised spectacle that defined the times.

The Greengrocer and His TV offers a new cultural history of communism from the Prague Spring to the Velvet Revolution that reveals how state-endorsed ideologies were played out on television, particularly through soap opera-like serials. In focusing on the small screen, Paulina Bren looks to the "normal" of normalization, to the everyday experience of late communism. The figure central to this book is the greengrocer who, in a seminal essay by Václav Havel, symbolized the ordinary citizen who acquiesced to the communist regime out of fear.

Bren challenges simplistic dichotomies of fearful acquiescence and courageous dissent to dramatically reconfigure what we know, or think we know, about everyday life under communism in the 1970s and 1980s. Deftly moving between the small screen, the street, and the Central Committee (and imaginatively drawing on a wide range of sources that include television shows, TV viewers' letters, newspapers, radio programs, the underground press, and the Communist Party archives), Bren shows how Havel's greengrocer actually experienced "normalization" and the ways in which popular television serials framed this experience.

Now back by popular demand, socialist-era serials, such as The Woman Behind the Counter and The Thirty Adventures of Major Zeman, provide, Bren contends, a way of seeing―literally and figuratively―Czechoslovakia's normalization and Eastern Europe's real socialism.

release date: Feb 24, 2015
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Why Me?: My fight against Polymyalgia Rheumatica
My daily struggle living with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and how it affects my day to day life..
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release date: Jul 13, 2017
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DragonTree: The Battle for DragonTree
The days of peace at the Fen are at an end. The time for fun and games has passed. The nine friends who had learned so much about the world around and who had thought they'd seen it all, are about to embark on the greatest journey of their lives, the adventure of a lifetime. The peace they have known is now threatened by conflict with the dark clouds of evil looming on the horizon. To weather the storm, courage must overcome fear, and the bonds of friendship, trust and honor will be tested to the utmost.
release date: Aug 25, 2015
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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. the Rumble. the Revolution.
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