Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Finds


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Point Deception In August 1956 a troubled teen-age boy runs away from home, seeking the grand adventures he has only read about. Lying about his age he enlists in the Coast Guard at fourteen. A decade later, his career takes him to Vietnam where he is awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallantry. Returning home, he begins a new career as an undercover narcotics agent. Undergoing torture when his cover is blown, he prays for rescue.

The Iron Butterfly: Memoir of a Martial Arts Master Choon-Ok Harmon was born soon after the Korean War, when South Korea was experiencing extreme poverty. This memoir describes the hardships she tried to overcome to achieve a better life. She moves to the U.S. and, through patience and perseverance, pursues her dream of becoming a martial artist.

Someone Will Be With You Shortly The candid and comical Kogan is willing to admit that she has never once thrown a decent dinner party, aced a confrontation with her evil neighbor, or worn a tankini in pubic.

Abandon Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld.

Dog Walks Man John and his dog Pete transform the dog walking experience from being a grind to serving as an inspirational return to boyhood and its "fringe places" like woods, abandoned lots and railroad right-of-ways.

Inside New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak has penned over 40 novels. A two-time Rita nominee, she's won The National Reader's Choice, The Bookseller's Best, The Bookbuyer's Best and many other awards. She runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com. To date, she’s raised over $1 million. Brenda considers herself lucky to be a mother of five and married to the love of her life.

Simple, Fresh & Healthy: A Collection of Seasonal Recipes At the end of the day, gather around the table for a simple, fresh, and healthy meal. That's Linda Hafner's no-fail formula for a thriving family. With her farm-fresh focus and divide-and-conquer strategy, it's entirely do-able, even for those with the busiest schedules.Linda has developed a repertoire of simple, delicious, and visually stunning recipes that celebrate local seasonal produce. She's a master at cooking in easy increments, so that meals come together in a flash at the end of a busy day. In the time it takes to cook a pound of pasta, Linda can prepare her vibrant Pure Plum Tomato Sauce from scratch. Her signature After-Dinner Salad is much easier, and more nutritious than a prepackaged salad mix drenched in preservatives and processed salad dressing.And, while fresh, healthy meals are Linda's priority, she's also famous for fabulous, indulgent desserts such as her Sublime Strawberry Trifle and Happy Birthday Chocolate Cake. With Linda, it's all about finding the balance between nourishing the body and fueling the family spirit.