For this site's Giveaway, I have THREE inspiring Books for ONE
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This first book is a non-fiction account, based upon the true story of a shipwreck which occurred on May 20, 1899. Sixteen men became stranded on a small island in the Pa cific Ocean, and all of them lived there together with perseverance and hope, surviving successfully until they were rescued.
Print Length: 174 pages | Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1697014054
Fateful Journey Back in Time,
Surprising Glimpse of the Asian Mind
The book was published in Japanese for the first time in 1943, and has continued to be popular with readers of all ages in Japan for many decades. The English translation has recently been released and is now drawing interest from readers in many countries. When we read this book, we can step outside of our current modern-day perspective and glimpse into the mindset of Asian fishermen and sealife researchers more than a century in the past. The men display a bold and yet gentle spirit of courage, innovation and cooperation which is rare today, and attractive. The reader feels as if he or she is also stranded on the island, striving with the men in their dilemma.
The Japanese version of this book continues to be reprinted, and has garnered hundreds of positive and appreciative reviews. Now the story is newly available for a much wider audience of readers to enjoy in English. It conveys a peculiarly compelling and intriguing “Zen” nature. If you would like to have an adventurous journey of traveling backwards in Time to experience being shipwrecked with comrades on a tiny island, and yet come away from it alive and satisfied and positively influenced by the experience—this book will do it for you.
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The Next Book is Young Adult Fiction, Based on Fact, which is about a Youth's Devastating Events in India. Adults are sure to enjoy it, as well!
After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.One day during monsoon season, when Ganpu’s parents are out working, a harmless drizzle suddenly turns into a torrential downpour, which quickly floods the streets.Julie, Rick, James, and Saira, four international students whose parents all live in India, are supposed to be taking a boat trip to the Elephant Caves, but the unexpected cloudburst dampens their plans. After the tour group heads back to land, their guide leaves them with a stranger—a local teacher named Anu—at a bus stop while he looks for help. Local teens Siva, Javed, and Xinmin, enthralled by the Mumbai rains, decide to venture out into the city instead of going straight home after school and find themselves also stranded at the bus stop.
This ragtag group of mixed classes, races, and genders is forced to seek shelter with one another in Ganpu’s family’s shop. While they wait, the intensity of the rain increases, threatening their survival. With no way of contacting their frantic parents, the group reluctantly waits together to be rescued.When it appears an outside rescue might be impossible, Ganpu wholly commits to saving the lives of his guests despite their distrust of him, a lowly roadside hawker. In order for his plan to work, though, he must destroy his family’s only home and livelihood, while each one of the stranded must overcome personal demons and prejudices.Terrified and left with no other way out, Anu must conquer her own fears and motivate the kids to work together, or else the whole crew will face certain death.This thrilling, edge-of-your-seat story demonstrates how courage, heart, and integrity is necessary to change our lives and the world around us.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Rajesh Naiksatam was born and raised in Mumbai, India. At age ten, while on the school playground, Rajesh was hit by a powerfully thrown but misguided javelin. By the grace of God, the javelin wobbled at the very last moment and lost its momentum, fortunately leaving Rajesh with nothing more than a half-inch-deep hip wound.
Rajesh's late father, Shrikant Naiksatam, was one of the finest animators and visual effects artists India has ever produced. Shrikant wanted Rajesh to become a computer engineer, but Rajesh was more interested in following in his father's footsteps and joining the creative field. Eventually, Rajesh convinced Shrikant to let him work with him. While training with his father in animation and visual effects, Rajesh had the privilege of working with Prahlad Kakar, India's advertisement guru. Prahlad gave Rajesh an opportunity to direct his first stop-motion animation film for a commercial, which won an Advertising Club Award.
Rajesh came to the United States to pursue a master's degree in computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where one of his teachers was Chris Wedge, the director of the movie Ice Age.
After graduating from SVA, Rajesh worked for Tony Ciao’s company Data Motion Arts in New York City, where part of his job was training interns. Visual effects artist John Kohn was one of his interns. A few months after John's internship ended, he went to Los Angeles for work and convinced Rajesh to also move there, inviting him to stay in his apartment until Rajesh found a job. Since then Rajesh has worked with several film studios, including Boss Films, Digital Domain, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Animation, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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This Final Book is YA/Adult Fiction about the Civil War period of the U.S.! It is part of a series but can be read as a "Stand Alone".
The Hound of Justice( The Janet Watson Chronicles #2) by Claire O'Dell
Paperback, 323 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Harper Voyager
ISBN: 0062699334 (ISBN13: 9780062699336)
ABOUT the BOOK:
Dr. Janet Watson and former covert agent Sara Holmes, introduced in the acclaimed A Study in Honor, continue their dangerous investigation into the new American Civil War with the help of fresh allies, advanced technology, and brilliant deduction in this superb reimagining of Sherlock Holmes.
It’s been two months since Dr. Janet Watson accepted an offer from Georgetown University Hospital. The training for her new high-tech arm is taking longer than expected, however, leaving her in limbo. Meanwhile, her brilliant friend and compatriot, Sara Holmes, has been placed on leave--punishment for going rogue during their previous adventure. Neither is taking their situation very well.
Then an extremist faction called the Brotherhood of Redemption launches an assassination attempt on the president. The attempt fails but causes mass destruction—fifty dead and hundreds more injured, and Holmes takes on the task of investigating the Brotherhood.
Holmes is making progress when she abruptly disappears. Watson receives a mysterious message from Holmes’s cousin Micha and learns that her friend has quit the service and is operating in the shadows, investigating clues that link the Brotherhood to Adler Industries.
She needs a surgeon, Micha tells Watson. She needs you.
OTHER BOOK IN SERIES: (Not included in Giveaway)
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Mystery
A selection in Parade’s roundup of “25 Hottest Books of Summer 2018”
A Paste Magazine’s Most Anticipated 25 books of 2018 pick
A Medium’s Books pick for We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018 list
Set in a near future Washington, D.C., a clever, incisive, and fresh feminist twist on a classic literary icon—Sherlock Holmes—in which Dr. Janet Watson and covert agent Sara Holmes will use espionage, advanced technology, and the power of deduction to unmask a murderer targeting Civil War veterans.
About Claire O'Dell
Claire O'Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. She attended high school just a few miles from the house where Mary Surratt once lived and where John Wilkes Booth conspired for Lincoln to die. All this might explain why she spent so much time in the history and political science departments at college. Claire currently lives in Manchester, CT with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.
Pen name of Beth Bernobich
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I am excited to, once again, present you a print copy, donated by the awesome, John Hunt Publishing staff! In my continuing effort to recognize various religious preferences and ideas along with a fictional delight! This first book is self descriptive by the title.
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What Was in Buddha's Left Hand?
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Ira Rechtshaffer holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies and has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for 40 years. He studied and practiced Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years and has been a practitioner of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism since 1976. He has been a psychotherapist for the past 25 years, integrating spiritual vision with psychological process in an effort to return 'soul' to the helping relationship.
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This is a Young Adult Historical Fiction book about a key event in North American history which is said to be the "turning point" of the Revolution. This is generously donated by the authors.
The Ghosts of Saratoga by David R. Ossont, David Dampf
Paperback, 159 pages
| ISBN:1620063085(ISBN13: 9781620063088)
Published July 21st 2019 by Milford House Press
The fate of North America and maybe the world is at stake. It is June 30, 1777. A young scout of the Continental army watches the arrival of British general John Burgoyne and his invasion force of 8,000 men. Seventeen-year old Roland McCaffrey is a new soldier but already a skilled woodsman and crack rifleman. Burgoyne’s plan is to cut the American colonies in two and crush the new rebellion. His army includes some of the best trained units in Europe. To stop them, the rebels must bring together inexperienced soldiers, militia and Daniel Morgan’s riflemen.
In the action that follows, Roland travels with his sergeant, the powerful and dangerous Caleb O’Connor. To his surprise, Roland becomes a skilled sniper. He is not sure how to feel about his talent for killing, but the young man becomes an important part of the rebel force. The fighting rages from the Canadian border to a place called Saratoga. There, in the Battles of Saratoga, under the command of the famed American general Benedict Arnold, Roland will play his part in the fights called “the turning points of the American Revolution.
ABOUT the AUTHORS
David R. Ossont has worked as a musician, a Fish and Wildlife Technician and for nearly three decades taught science to seventh and eighth graders. He received his college education from several colleges of the State University of New York. He has two children and lives with his wife in upstate New York, not far from where the events of Ghosts of Saratoga take place.
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David Dampf has been a middle school social studies teacher for the past 28 years. He has a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam with a major in history and secondary education and a Master's degree in reading from SUNY Cortland. Since he believes that understanding history is essential to being an educated, thoughtful adult, he has spent his life telling stories that make history come alive. He lives in Oneida, New York, with his family
This last delightful Children's Book is a fun story to entertain children with in these difficult times. It is also a great book for a Summer Reading group to read and discuss!
The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie
Robert “Bob” Gillespie has spent more than 13 years as a wildlife conservation educator sharing information and animal encounters with audiences of all ages. He has a passion for teaching about a wide range of topics nature related and loves passing it along to his two sons. His youngest son, Colton, was the inspiration behind The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean, where it all started as a simple bedtime story. Bob currently resides in Carlsbad, California, and works as a professional interpreter guide at a world-renowned conservation organization.
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With this being a month of importance to various religions, I have added TWO "spiritual" books and ONE YA fiction. John Hunt Publishing has generously donated an account of the biblical Mary Magdalene, plus, an uplifting book on Answers to questions in life. Austin MacCulley Publishing has graciously, also, donated a wonderful Middle Grade fiction fantasy tale! These are awesome publishers I truly support! They do such a great job of getting things done for their authors!
The Magdalene Lineage by Reena Kumarasingham
For two thousand years, Mary Magdalene has been a veiled silhouette, a shadow of her vibrant self. An enigmatic figure, she was shrouded in mystery, a feminine caricature of either the purest of saints or the most repentant of sinners.
Two thousand years have buried her, her lineage and her legacy. Through past life regression, backed by academic research and oral tradition, journey with Mary Magdalene from the age of six to sixty. Discover intimate knowledge of her as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a spiritual teacher. Her daughter Tamar, the product, initiate and bearer of her legacy, continues her sacred teachings.
This is their story - the story of the feminine in spirituality.
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About the author
Reena Kumarasingham is a regression therapist and certified international trainer for the Past Life Regression Academy. Her practice, Divine Aspect, has clients spanning Asia, Australia and Europe. She has given talks internationally, including for the World Congress of Regression Therapy in Turkey and the Past Life Regression Convention in India.
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Answers… to the Difficult Questions’. by Dennis Waite
Released March 27, 2020.\Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: Mantra Books (March 27th, 2020)
ISBN-10: 1789042208 | ISBN-13: 978-1789042207
All seekers encounter problems periodically. A question arises which appears to challenge the veracity of their chosen path. If an answer is not found quickly, there is a great danger that the particular teaching will be abandoned and another sought. This book records the questions from hundreds of seekers over the years and the answers I gave.
This book does not simply record the questions and answers as originally made. They are grouped into 7 sections and 57 sub-sections. Each section in the book begins with an introduction. This is then followed by the questions that have been asked, which relate to this topic.
Most seekers picking up this book will already be familiar with most of these Sanskrit terminology so the answers (and sometimes the questions) often use these words without any explanation. For those readers who are not familiar, however, all terms are defined in the Glossary at the end of the book.
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ABOUT DENNIS WAITE:
Educated to degree-level in Chemistry, he has worked for most of his life in computing. Since 2000, he has devoted his life to writing. He completed a philosophical/ecological thriller in 1999 (extensively revised in 2007-8) and a book on Earned Value metrics in March 2001. His first book on Advaita, 'The Book of One', was published in 2003. This was extensively revised and republished in 2010.
Some of his other books are: 'The Spiritual Seeker's Essential Guide to Sanskrit'; 'How to Meet Yourself'; 'Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle'; ‘Advaita Made Easy’; ‘Sanskrit for Seekers’; and ‘A-U-M: Awakening to Reality’.
His major book on Advaita, was entitled 'Back to the Truth'. It compares the scriptures of traditional Advaita with the words of contemporary Sages and with the modern ‘nothing to be done’ teaching of neo-Advaita.
‘Time for the Wind’ is a novel, an ecological thriller which also gives an insight into Advaita philosophy as part of the plot. It was published in December 2015.
Dennis maintains the most popular Advaita Website | There is an integrated blogging facility . You may also browse a portfolio of his photographs (a lifetime hobby). Amazon Page
This Is a Fantasy sure to delight young readers!
Ukraine Born Ohio Author Releases Wildly Imaginative
Debut YA Novel! Donated by .www.austinmacauley.com/us.
Maya in the Nimbus Valley by Albina Ramey
Published by Austin Macauley : ISBN: 9781643789262.
Released on March 31st, 2020.
Though diagnosed with scoliosis as an infant, Maya is am eleven-year-old spunky, impulsive dreamer. When she decides to meet with her deceased mother, whom she never knew, she soon finds that her mother is a Spirit Flora. And coming to her in human form, this flora whisks Maya to a hidden place created by Mother Nature as the last refuge for spirits like her
In this save haven, Maya visits the Season Palace, Elements, and even Mother Nature herself. But not everything is fun and games. Spirit’s great enemy, Almighty Time, now focuses on her as a central figure as it pertains to taking over Nimbus, the city of forgotten spirits.
An exhilarating thrill of a ride sure to keep readers in their seats from beginning to end, Maya in the Nimbus Valley will spark the imaginations of audiences for years to come.
About the Author:
Albina Ramey was born in Ukraine in 1971. She grew up in the era of classicism and is an artist by nature with great influence of folk tales of Ukrainian and Russian authors such as a Gogol, Pushkin, and many more. She dreamed to be a restorer of antiquities. In 1989, as she finished high school, her life twisted in a different direction. After Ukraine declared its independence, the country fell into a hard and harsh economic depression. She, like many other young people of those times, sunk in life. There was no opportunity to work or continue education. To make a living, she took on many jobs in different fields but she felt like she could do so much more with her life. In 1998, her life took a turn as she got an opportunity to move to the United States, where she went to college to become a surgical technologist. Working as a caregiver of labor and delivery, and with the knowledge and influence of Slavic fairy-tales, she began to get a true appreciation of life in the way of birth and the miraculous force in a tiny baby’s fight for survival, which Albina Ramey took as a starting point for this allegoric story. Learning about nature spawned the inspirational idea for a story in which a little girl named Maya’s life in Nimbus, the city of forgotten spirits, becomes an unexpected adventure.
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