New Release Books by Esther

Esther is the author of Little Warriors, Big Lives (2022), Cowgirl Bikers MC #4 (2022), From Narcissism to Nirvana (2021), The Ryckerdan Trilogy (2021) and other 396 books.

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Little Warriors, Big Lives

release date: Nov 01, 2022
Little Warriors, Big Lives
Little Warriors, Big Lives is an engaging poetry picture book that empowers and comforts children battling critical illnesses that are both winning and losing their fight. It allows caregivers, friends, and family to read to children relatable poems that are positive, upbeat, daring, optimistic, fun, and heart-warming despite their diagnosis. It''s a collection of enjoyable literary works that collides the pediatric critical illness world with encouragement, solace, and lightheartedness.

Cowgirl Bikers MC #4

release date: Mar 08, 2022
Cowgirl Bikers MC #4
Cassia - I''m a member of an all-female MC located at a huge ranch which breeds horses and other livestock. I''m not pretending to be a biker or clueless on how keep the ranch afloat; I am a woman who fights hard to protect those I hold dear. Calvin - I’ve been keeping her at arm''s length, trying to focus on my new job as the sheriff of this town while raising my son. She’s everything I want in a woman, but my son is top priority right now. Priorities shift when my son’s past comes back to threaten all of our lives. I grab hold of what matters most; my son and the woman who completes our future. Life is never easy, a future never granted, and love never guaranteed. **WARNING; each book in the Cowgirl Bikers MC series is a standalone short story featuring a new couple and can be read together or separately. Includes: Love at first sight. Off the charts chemistry. HEA. And each story will leave you wanting more cowgirl bikers!**

From Narcissism to Nirvana

release date: Nov 22, 2021
From Narcissism to Nirvana
Narcissism has gained popularity as people scramble to try and understand the strange behavior of so-called toxic individuals. A mountain of information exists to help identify red flags, often with the intention of ascertaining whom to avoid. In Narcissism to Nirvana, author Esther Hunter explains how narcissism is not a dirty word and shouldn’t be feared. It’s simply a form of arrested development. She tells how the purpose of narcissism is to trigger us toward spiritual awakening. Conquering a narcissistic situation has extreme transformative power and can awaken the dormant leadership qualities inside of us. We no longer need to be confused, hurt, or in a state of fear about encountering narcissists in our lives. By shining a light on the different ways we can use our own experiences with narcissism to achieve enlightenment, Narcissism to Nirvana provides the ultimate guide to alchemizing our struggles.

The Ryckerdan Trilogy

release date: Nov 16, 2021
The Ryckerdan Trilogy
Windsor - She’s intriguing. Smart, brilliantly beautiful. She knocked me into awareness when I almost bumped into her. Anything but mundane, she’s a biker princess and a special agent trained to solve criminal cases. I guess she’s not the only one knocking the wind right out of me when my life takes an unexpected twist. Linnette - Handsome. Kind. And let’s not forget those tantalizing abs, making him irresistible after he almost ran into me. A one chance meeting. They say a first impression matters, and with us it definitely did. And of course the first guy who jolted my heart into awareness becomes a case I need to give my full attention to. Can you spell disaster? Because I can, in full detail, when his family brings death to my doorstep. Love, family, loyalty; united as one or lost forever. This is the complete Ryckerdan Trilogy (For One Chance, We Two Shall, Unite Three Times); a royal romance set in a biker world where mafia collides with justice.

Grumbelina

release date: Jul 14, 2020
Grumbelina
Hazel Spratt was an agreeable child. Never impatient, unruly or wild.But when Hazel turns three-and-a-half, her parents notice a change. She is no longer their polite and pleasant daughter, Hazel, she is now Grumbelina, ''a grumpy child, so disgruntled yet small, with a list of complaints that could cover a wall.''Settle down and relax for a moment, this humorous and delightfully illustrated picture book takes a tongue-in-cheek look at tantrums - perfect for every home.

Adaptability in Talent Development

release date: Sep 28, 2021
Adaptability in Talent Development
Boost Your Adaptability Adaptability is a critical skill for leadership capability, career potential, and working relationships. Therefore, it is vital for talent development (TD) professionals who face countless situations that test their ability to adapt—from reacting to unplanned modifications in the training they design, to implementing new learning technologies, to adjusting to their organization’s shifting needs. Part of the ATD Soft Skills Series, Adaptability in Talent Development will empower you to build career resiliency by matching your technical expertise with newfound soft skill abilities. TD expert Esther Jackson takes you through a process of raising your self-awareness and developing an adaptive mindset. This means embracing feedback, recognizing your mistakes, and turning them into learning and development moments. You will discover ways to get out of your comfort zone, welcome chances to innovate or disrupt and embrace new projects. By the end, you will be equipped to level up your TD efforts and adapt your career for whatever comes next. Included are guiding questions and tools to build your adaptability value proposition for whatever TD role you may hold. Other books in the series: • Emotional Intelligence in Talent Development • Creativity in Talent Development • Teamwork in Talent Development • Influence in Talent Development

Transformed

release date: Aug 31, 2021
Transformed
As Christians, most of us know we should be being transformed into the image of Christ by concentrating on things above. However, if we don’t know how to implement that practice in our daily lives, the biblical command can become frustrating and unattainable. Worse still, the media driven world in which we are immersed constantly focuses our minds on things below. Transformed investigates the process God uses to makes us more like Jesus through the renewing our minds. Discover how the Holy Spirit helps us think in obedience to God’s word so that more Christlike behavior follows - and our feelings and desires align more with God’s will. Table of Contents: The Mind Look and Listen Think Say and Do Feel and Desire The Mind of Christ

Spiritual Wounds and Remedy

release date: Sep 27, 2021
Spiritual Wounds and Remedy
Drawing from a wealth of experience as a Bible teacher and a Pastor for more than 27 years, Stephen probes into causes and healing of the spiritual wounds. He challenges the world to expect and attain that measure of life and life more abundantly which is God''s good will for mankind though often thought impossible. He shows how God''s provision is adequate for reaching this. Those who have been thrilled with mysteries represented in his first book called "Who is man?" will find this book as a special sequel which unfolds our personal participation in the fathers eternal purpose - Eternal life. The goal is a head, the challenge is clear. Embark today on the journey of a life time and experience all the joy, satisfaction and victory God has for you.

Pieces Of Me: A Story Of Hope and Restoration

release date: Sep 26, 2021
Pieces Of Me: A Story Of Hope and Restoration
This Is the story of the life of Esther Jones. The places she has gone been and what it took for her to get where she is today. And also why there is a great HOPE for her future. How all of her life''s broken pieces from circumstances in her life fell into the right hands - God''s hands. What brought her to suicide''s door more than once. How she is now changed and set free from the curses of her past. How she learned what love truly is and how she learned to love the way she is meant to love. Although her journey is nowhere near done, she has come so far and grown so much in her very short life. This story is meant to show the struggle of her life in hopes to reach those who may be going through some of the same things she experienced - or even just to encourage you. No matter how big or small your problems are there is hope. God can help anyone, It doesn''t matter who you are, what you may or may not have done, He is a loving God who has died so that we all may be SET FREE. Esther Jones Hi, my name is Esther Jones, I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Lived in New York as well as Florida since the age of 8. Moving every few years, my childhood was spent in both places. I have now lived in Florida and I love my sunny home, on my down time you will find me on one of Florida''s many sandy beaches. The beach is my absolute favorite place to be. New York will always be my city, I often visit my family that lives there yet I love come home to my sunshine state. I also love photography capturing the smallest to largest moments in life. My passion has always been caring for and working with children, I have been a preschool teacher as well as a nanny for many years now.

Who is My Neighbor?

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Who is My Neighbor?
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Unveiled

release date: May 05, 2020
Unveiled
To my earthly father, my only worth was through my death. But God saw me so differently that, at first, I could barely comprehend it. Esther Ahmad thought she knew the way to earn her Muslim father’s love. She raised her hand for the suicide mission, her martyrdom guaranteeing her family a place in heaven. But God had a different mission for Esther—a journey out of Pakistan, from despair to hope, from shame to purity, and from Allah’s wrath to a Father’s love. In Unveiled, Esther examines a world in which women have no rights, no worth, no voice, and she shows how the treatment of Muslim women is linked directly to Islamic teachings. With vivid personal stories, she lays out the lies of the Qur’an against the truth she found in the Bible. This is no academic comparison but a question of life or death: What is a woman worth?

Nicolina

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Nicolina
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Blomidon Rose

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Blomidon Rose
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

I Can Brush My Teeth

release date: Sep 01, 2021
I Can Brush My Teeth
Coco is a fun baby crocodile who loves to eat a lot. But there''s one problem. When he eats, his teeth get really dirty! Will you help Coco clean and brush his teeth? After Coco brushes his teeth, they are clean and shiny. Good job, Coco! I Can Brush My Teeth is part of the Bit by Bit I Learn More and I Grow Big collection, which is a reference collection designed for children from 0 to 3 years old.

An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism

release date: Dec 18, 2019
An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism
"An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism" by Catharine Esther Beecher. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Defying Jihad

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Defying Jihad
If you truly love Allah, you will die for him. Your death will mean much reward for you and your family in heaven. Only death will prove your love. It was the final test. A chance to win not only the love of Allah, but the love of her father—something she had never been able to earn. Esther took a deep breath and raised her hand in the air. At the age of eighteen, she had just volunteered to become a suicide bomber. Defying Jihad is the true story of a girl growing up under radical Islamic rule, trained to believe her ultimate purpose was to serve Allah by dying as a jihadist. But two nights before she was to leave forever, she had a dream . . . one that would change the course of her destiny. Against all odds, Esther became a follower of Jesus—even though leaving Islam meant her death sentence. But rather than kill her immediately, Esther’s furious father challenged her to a series of public debates with Muslim scholars: the Bible versus the Quran. If Esther won, she might yet survive. But if the Muslim clerics won, Esther must renounce her Christian faith. For an entire month—if she lived that long—Esther would be brought before the mob daily to defend her newfound faith. Would God give her the words to argue against Muslim leaders, former friends, and even her own family? Defying Jihad is an amazing story of a woman prepared to surrender all for Jesus—and whose life transformed from terror to overwhelming love.

Hackney (Hoxton) Hell-Hole

release date: Aug 12, 2021
Hackney (Hoxton) Hell-Hole
The reality of being brought up, kicked up, punched up, beaten -up, dragged-up, drugged-up and left for dead, more than once, in my Hackney (Hoxton) Hell-Hole.

Unite Three Times (The Ryckerdan Trilogy #3)

release date: Jun 28, 2021
Unite Three Times (The Ryckerdan Trilogy #3)
Windsor - The mob has put the life of the woman I love in the balance too many times. Yet now, they''ve managed to blindside all of us along with it. The will to fight the mafia has turned into full blown hatred along with the need for justice to prevail. But will it be in time to save lives or will plans forged for decades take a spin and leave all of us to take a choice between life or death? Linnette - Who knew life as a civilian would be more hazardous than as a special agent? I won''t hesitate to put my life on the line when it comes to my future husband, but his is not the only life on the line in a fight for the throne. There''s also more at stake than a kingdom. Will we find the strength to grab hold and fight or will our future fall apart? Love, family, loyalty; united as one or lost forever. Unite Three Times is book three in a royal romance trilogy set in a biker world where mafia collides with justice.

Confident Face

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Confident Face
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? In a world where physical appearance is compromised with social media filters and flawed perceptions of vanity, there''s a deep void that temporary satisfaction can''t fulfil. If someone asks you what makes you stand out, what will you answer to? Confident Face is the ability to nurture and embrace your own authentic beauty. Our generation is heavily focused on physical attributes that tends to neglect inner beauty - the working on one''s character, behavioural patterns and attitudes which are often overlooked. The sooner you learn to accept who you are, the sooner you will move from the path of confusion to confidence. Be your own Confident Face.

Unidentified Funny Objects 6

release date: Oct 05, 2017
Unidentified Funny Objects 6
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, HUMOR * Cranky Goblin Cooks * Unscrupulous Chemists * Lecherous Space Pirates * Disagreeable Alien Symbiotes * Soul-Searching Snot Elementals The Unidentified Funny Objects series serves an annual dose of funny. zany, and unusual science fiction and fantasy stories. All-new fiction from the genre''s top voices! Our sixth volume features a Mad Amos story by Alan Dean Foster, a Harry the Book tale by Mike Resnick, and an Alexander Outland short by Gini Koch. Jim Hines reimagines a Game of Thrones with goblins in it, Ken Liu begs a sentient AI to spare him, and Esther Friesner takes us on a tour of Chelm, complete with dragons and gratuitous footnotes. There are also tales of an interdimensional secret agent, a warrior-writer on a quest from an evil god, a necromancer intent on rehabilitating the image of his profession, and many more. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Alex Shvartsman “A Game of Goblins” by Jim C. Hines “The Breakdown of Parasite/Host Relationship” by Paul R. Hardy “From This She Makes a Living?” by Esther Friesner “Twenty-Nine Responses to Inquiries About My Craigslist Post: Alien Spaceship for Sale $200, You Haul” by Tina Connolly “Tyler the Snot Elemental Scours the Newspaper, Searching for Change” by Zach Shephard “Agent of Chaos” by Jack Campbell “Display of Affection” by P. J. Sambeaux “The Great Manhattan Eat-Off” by Mike Resnick “An Evil Opportunity Employer” by Lawrence Watt-Evans “Common Scents” by Jody Lynn Nye “A Mountain Man and a Cat Walk into a Bar” by Alan Dean Foster “Lost and Found” by Laura Resnick “A Crawlspace Full of Prizes” by Bill Ferris “Return to Sender” by Melissa Mead “The Friendly Necromancer” by Rod M. Santos “An Open Letter to the Sentient AI Who Has Announced Its Intention to Take Over the Earth” by Ken Liu “Approved Expense” by David Vierling “Alexander Outland: Space Jockey” by Gini Koch “Dear Joyce” by Langley Hyde “Impress Me, Then We’ll Talk About the Money” by Tatiana Ivanova (translated from Russian by Alex Shvartsman)

Life Is a Runway

release date: Feb 08, 2021
Life Is a Runway
Esther Nash is an American Fashion Designer, model, stylist, fashion columnist, fashion expert and curator. Born and raised in New York City. Esther Nash has a Degree in Fashion Design.

A Little Book of Dental Hygienists' Rules - Revised Reprint - E-Book

release date: Jun 14, 2016
A Little Book of Dental Hygienists' Rules - Revised Reprint - E-Book
A Little Book of Dental Hygienists'' Rules - Revised Reprint - E-Book

The Brothers Le Nain

The Brothers Le Nain
A beautiful volume that brings to light the forgotten Le Nain brothers, a trio of 17th-century French master painters who specialized in portraiture, religious subjects, and scenes of everyday peasant life In France in the 17th century, the brothers Antoine (c. 1598-1648), Louis (c. 1600/1605-1648), and Mathieu (1607-1677) Le Nain painted images of everyday life for which they became posthumously famous. They are celebrated for their depictions of middle-class leisure activities, and particularly for their representations of peasant families, who gaze out at the viewer. The uncompromising naturalism of these compositions, along with their oddly suspended action, imparts a sense of dignity to their subjects. Featuring more than sixty paintings highlighting the artists'' full range of production, including altarpieces, private devotional paintings, portraits, and the poignant images of peasants for which the brothers are best known, this generously illustrated volume presents new research concerning the authorship, dating, and meaning of the works by well-known scholars in the field. Also groundbreaking are the results of a technical study of the paintings, which constitutes a major contribution to the scholarship on the Le Nain brothers.

The Whole Life

release date: Jul 26, 2021
The Whole Life
Long distance runners know that they have to find a pace that they can keep for the long haul. Have you found that pace in your own life? Or does busyness, overwork, and stress threaten you with burnout? Counselors Eliza Huie and Esther Smith know firsthand how important it is to attend to our whole life--the spiritual, emotional and physical facets God created in each of us. They give Christians a biblical framework, encouragement, and practical ways to pace yourself for a lifetime of service and love. In this practical guide, readers will explore the idea of biblical stewardship as it applies to all areas of life, with the understanding that we can only offer others what we have first received from our own growing relationship with Christ. Exhaustion, spiritual apathy, and burnout are not signs of how important and significant our life is, as our culture might lead us to believe. Instead they are warning signs that we need to turn to God for daily help in how to steward our lives and our days. The Whole Life describes a balanced life that honors God and enables good works, offering practical guidance for renewing body and soul so that readers will be energized to engage life with renewed enthusiasm and vigor for service to God. Six key focal areas include health, preparation, faith, work, play, and rest, offering helpful strategies for each so that Christians can experience transformation in how they care for themselves and others.

The Winter Mare

release date: Jul 25, 2015
The Winter Mare
Living on a ranch with her dad, Angel seems to lead the life of an ordinary fifteen-year-old girl. However, it is not long before homework and the school bully become the least of her worries. One day, while out riding, Angel becomes enchanted by a beautiful white mare. The mare appears harmless, but as she soon finds out, appearances can be deceptive. Without warning, Angel finds herself drawn into another world where startling discoveries are waiting to be made and where danger lurks in every shadow. But before Angel can learn the truth, she must first learn to survive.

The First Jewish-American Cookbook

release date: May 05, 2015
The First Jewish-American Cookbook
A remarkable culinary and historical document that offers housekeeping and domestic management advice, as well as daily menu suggestions, a Jewish calendar, and a selection of medical and household recipes. Delicious and economical, the recipes feature ingredients readily available to modern cooks, with instructions that are abundantly clear.

Lesbian Ex-Lovers

release date: Jun 11, 2014
Lesbian Ex-Lovers
“We have earned a certain place in each other’s lives, and in the best of times we can rest on what we have made together.” Lesbian Ex-Lovers: The Really Long-Term Relationships examines the need for the development of better understanding and more critical analysis of lesbian ex-lover relationships. This eye-opening look into the minds and hearts of women offers personal insight into the possibilities for and potential pitfalls of lesbian ex-lover relations. This book contains personal stories, fictional accounts, poetry, and theoretical analyses of the frequency and significance of ex-lovers at different stages in a relationship. Topics of interest in Lesbian Ex-Lovers include: the roles ex-lovers play in our lives ex-lovers as contexts for change and development how we continue to be influenced by ex-lovers letting go and moving on ex-lovers as current friends and family themes of betrayal and loss of faith reconstructing friendships and community the mystique of the ex-lover friend/family connections among lesbian ex-lovers “Rather than totally scrap a relationship, we recycle it—from lover to ex-lover to friend in a relatively short half-life.” Lesbian Ex-Lovers is the only book in print that explores how a lesbian’s ex-lovers impact her subsequent romances and lifestyle. This special collection adds a new dynamic to the current literature for and about the lesbian community. Lesbian Ex-Lovers offers advice, anecdotes, and interpretations from such authors, poetesses, and artists as: Michelle Gibson, PhD—educator and editor of Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go— who says goodbye to her lover in a sad, passionate elegy Marny Hall—Psychotherapist, editor of the anthology Sexualities, and author of several books, including The Lavender Couch: A Consumer’s Guide to Psychotherapy for Lesbians and Gay Men—who muses on the unique bonding between lesbians and their ex-lovers, lending a mystique that surrounds the lesbian lifestyle Alison Bechdel—creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For—who presents a humorous comic strip thanking her former lovers for teaching her about herself Jane Futcher—newspaper reporter and author of three novels—who uses a chapter in her novel to illustrate the tensions that can occur when ex-lovers choose to remain friends, especially when those bonds provoke jealousy in both current and ex-lovers Renny Christopher—educator and award-winning poetess—who expresses her love, loss, and regret in three poems about her ex-lover and much more!

Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women

release date: Jun 03, 2014
Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women
Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds come together in Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women to explore and rejoice in what they have in common--their heritage. They reveal in striking personal stories how their Jewishness has shaped their identities and informed their experiences in innumerable, meaningful ways. Survivors, witnesses, defenders, innovators, and healers, these women question, celebrate, and transmit Jewish and feminist values in hopes that they might bridge the differences among Jewish women. They invite both Jewish and non-Jewish readers to share in their discussions and stories that convey and celebrate the multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds, attitudes, and issues. In Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women, you will read about cultural, religious, and gender choices, conversion to Judaism, family patterns, Jewish immigrant experiences, the complexities of Jewish secular identities, antisemitism, sexism, and domestic violence in the Jewish community. As the pages unfold in this wonderful book of personal odysseys, the colorful patterns of Jewish women’s lives are laid before you. You will find much cause for rejoicing, as the authors weave together their compelling and unique stories about: midlife Bat mitzvah preparations the transmission of Jewish values by Sephardi and Ashkenazi grandmothers traditional Sephardi customs the sorrow and healing involved in coping with the Holocaust a lesbian’s fascination with Kafka the external and internal obstacles Jewish women encounter in their efforts to study Jewish topics and participate in Jewish ritual becoming a Reconstructionist rabbi the difficulties and benefits of being the teenaged daughter of a rabbi A harmonious chorus of individual voices, Celebrating the Lives of Jewish Women will delight and inspire Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike. It reminds each of us how diverse and distinctive Jewish women’s lives are, as well as how united they can be under the wonderful fold of Judaism. This book will be of great interest to all women, as well as to rabbis, Jewish community leaders and professionals, mental health workers, and those in Jewish studies, women’s studies, and multicultural studies.

Treating Women's Fear of Failure

release date: Apr 04, 2014
Treating Women's Fear of Failure
This new book looks at an important issue--the emotional impact of success upon women--at a time when opportunities are more available to them than ever before. Using research, clinical experience, and personal anecdotes, the contributors examine the timely issues of women and worry, women''s sense of their own entitlement, fear of success and fear of failure, and women''s impostor feelings. The dilemma that feminist therapists frequently experience of encouraging women clients, often superbly qualified in their fields, to take a risk that might involve rejection or failure, is highlighted here. Therapists will recognize the often expressed fears of academic and intellectual failure, as well as the fears of various interpersonal failures that result from a combination of women''s opportunities in society as well as socialization.

Booderee National Park

release date: Mar 03, 2014
Booderee National Park
Booderee National Park at Jervis Bay, 200km south of Sydney, attracts over 450 000 visitors each year. The park has many special features, including dramatic wave cut platforms and sea caves, some of the whitest beach sands in Australia, and very high densities of native predators such as the Powerful Owl and the Diamond Python. This book outlines the biology and ecology of Booderee National Park. Booderee packs an extraordinary level of biodiversity into a small area (roughly 6500 hectares), with more than 260 species of terrestrial vertebrates and over 625 species of plants. It is home to species of significant conservation concern, such as the globally endangered Eastern Bristlebird for which the park is one of its last and most important strongholds. The diversity of vegetation is also astounding: in some parts of the park, it is possible to walk from ankle-high sedgelands, through woodlands and forest and into subtropical rainforest in less than 150 metres. Chapters are arranged around key ecological processes – predators and predation, herbivores and herbivory, invasive plants and fire – emphasising the interactions between species, between vegetation and animals, and between disturbances and animal and plant responses. The book highlights how Booderee National Park is a functional natural ecosystem and, in turn, how management practices aim to improve environmental conditions and promote biodiversity conservation. Richly illustrated with colour images from award-winning photographer Esther Beaton, this book will delight visitors to Booderee National Park as well as anyone with an interest in natural history.

A Quiet Corner of the War

release date: Feb 17, 2014
A Quiet Corner of the War
In 2002, Judy Cook discovered a packet of letters written by her great-great-grandparents, Gilbert and Esther Claflin, during the American Civil War. An unexpected bounty, these letters from 1862–63 offer visceral witness to the war, recounting the trials of a family separated. Gilbert, an articulate and cheerful forty-year-old farmer, was drafted into the Union Army and served in the Thirty-Fourth Wisconsin Infantry garrisoned in western Kentucky along the Mississippi. Esther had married Gilbert when she was fifteen; now a woman with two teenage sons, she ran the family farm near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in Gilbert’s absence. In his letters, Gilbert writes about food, hygiene, rampant desertions by drafted men, rebel guerrilla raids, and pastimes in the daily life of a soldier. His comments on interactions with Confederate prisoners and ex-slaves before and after the Emancipation Proclamation reveal his personal views on monumental events. Esther shares in her letters the challenges and joys of maintaining the farm, accounts of their boys Elton and Price, concerns about finances and health, and news of their local community and extended family. Esther’s experiences provide insight into family, farm, and village life in the wartime North, an often overlooked aspect of Civil War history. Judy Cook has made the letters accessible to a wider audience by providing historical context with notes and appendixes. The volume includes a foreword by Civil War historian Keith S. Bohannon.

Field Notes from a Hidden City

release date: Feb 11, 2014
Field Notes from a Hidden City
Field Notes From a Hidden City is set against the background of the austere, grey and beautiful northeast Scottish city of Aberdeen. In it, Esther Woolfson examines the elements—geographic, atmospheric and environmental—which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. Using the circumstances of her own life, house, garden and city, she writes of the animals who live among us: the birds—gulls, starlings, pigeons, sparrows and others—the rats and squirrels, the cetaceans, the spiders and the insects. In beautiful, absorbing prose, Woolfson describes the seasons, the streets and the quiet places of her city over the course of a year, which begins with the exceptional cold and snow of 2010. Influenced by her own long experience of corvids, she considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural world, urban and non–urban wildlife, the values we place on the lives of individual species and the ways in which man and creature live together in cities.

This Star Won't Go Out

release date: Jan 28, 2014
This Star Won't Go Out
New York Times Bestseller! “This moving read will have you reaching for the tissues and smiling with delight….Stunningly alive on the page, Esther shows that sometimes the true meaning of life—helping and loving others—can be found even when bravely facing death.” –People Magazine, 4 stars In full color and illustrated with art and photographs, this is a collection of the journals, fiction, letters, and sketches of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends help to tell Esther’s story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her. Learn more about Esther at tswgobook.tumblr.com.

Turrets, Towers, and Temples:

release date: Apr 10, 2020

My Journey

release date: Nov 23, 2021
My Journey
This is an inspiring true story of a woman who had to fight two aneurysms in her brain which could have caused her death. She tells an emotional tale of her ordeal and how deeply she had to dig to find the strength and courage to tackle this frightening threat to her life.
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