Parenting/Family – Help! I’m Raising My Grandkids

Help! I’m Raising My Grandkids: Grandparents Adapting to Life’s Surprises
Harriet Hodgson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1475068405
Published: May 2012
Pages: 192

In America, 10% of all grandparents are raising their grandkids, and the percentage is going up. Two acronyms have come from this trend, GRG for grandparents raising grandchildren, and GAP, for grandparents acting as parents. You may be raising your grandkids, a role you never expected. Each day, you look for ways to make life easier. Well, help has arrived. This resource blends Harriet Hodgson’s unbelievable story with research findings and caregiving tips. Though the book came from heartbreak, it is filled with hope. You may find yourself cheering for all the loving grandparents – including you – who are putting grandkids first.

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Social Science – Taming the Violence of Faith

Taming the Violence of Faith: Win-Win Solutions for Our World in Crisis
Jay Stuart Snelson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 978-1453717202
Published: July 2012
Pages: 480

Throughout history, human beings have sought dominance over one another according to a win-lose worldview – to win, the other party must lose. According to author Snelson, another form of conflict resolution is not just possible but necessary to avoid ultimate destruction. Based on the understanding that cultural paradigms, not human nature, are responsible for our ongoing faith-based conflicts, Snelson offers an analysis of these paradigms and how to shift them. Not content with abstract theorizing disconnected from evidence, he builds his Science of Social Causation model on scientific epistemology and seeks to present a well-reasoned and practicable method.

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Contemporary Fiction – The Starlight Bar and Grill

The Starlight Bar and Grill
Joe A. Crawford
Pages: 900
Published: June 2012

The Starlight Bar and Grill is about finding love and finding ways to keep it. The Starlight is like a nexus where emotionally damaged people come to possibly redeem their lives and find their way in a chaotic world.

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Legal Thriller – Sleepless Nights

Sleepless Nights
Norwood Holland
Publisher: Windmill Books Ltd
ISBN: 978-0983165606
Published: July 203
Pages: 293

Legal thriller, Sleepless Nights abounds with despicable and lovable characters.

Trial attorney Drew Smith a solo practitioner takes on shady clients solving cases fraught with danger and romantic intrigue. Through Sleepless Nights the urban legal wizard while frolicking with an exotic dancer succumbs to a midlife crisis. Haunted by foreshadowing nightmares an awakening reveals an empty life but Smith finds solace with therapist Zöe Settles.

In an already complicated life Smith is pressed into service when a vicious robbery leaves three dead and the city enraged. Drew Smith and his devoted sidekick Julio Mejia work to free his young client on the trail of a crazed gunman responsible for a growing body count. In the end, the gunman and the dancer combine forces to bring Smith down.

When death comes knocking Drew Smith faces the fight of his life.

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Romantic Suspense – Against The Odds

Against the Odds
Author: Kat Martin
Publisher: MIRA Books
ISBN: 978-0778314226
Published: December 2012
Pages: 400

AGAINST THE ODDS is the 7th romantic suspense book in the wildly popular Against Series. The first 6 books all hit the New York Times top 25 bestseller lists. It’s Rina’s and Alex’s very hot story that will likely keep you awake into the wee hours of morning.

This case may prove to be too hot to handle …

There’s silver out there: Sabrina Eckhart is sure of it. And when she finds the hidden mine on that big piece of West Texas desert, all of her financial problems are solved. That is, if she can find it. The man with the skills she needs is private investigator Alex Justice—a former navy fighter pilot and a current pain in the neck.

When mysterious “accidents” start to plague their search, it seems Rina’s multi-acre inheritance might be more of a curse than a blessing. And yet, there’s still something sensual about the heat…his arrogance…her stubbornness…being thrust into each other’s arms by danger…But the vultures are circling, and if they don’t watch their backs, the relentless desert sun could be the last thing they ever see.

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Economy/Politics – The Bumbling Colossus

The Bumbling Colossus
Author: Henry Field
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781466445543
Pages: 308
Published: May 2012

This book provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-read introduction to the political economy and philosophy of markets and regulation, including common objections and misperceptions of both. It analyzes the 2010 health care reform (ObamaCare) in light of the economics and history of health care finance, and relates this to the Dodd-Frank Act and the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, our experiences with other regulatory regimes since the New Deal, the pros and cons of markets, regulation, single-payer systems and related pertinent questions in economic theory bearing upon the subject, including market failures, behavioral economics, the limits of rationality, and more.

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Henry F. Field (Harvard BA, University of Chicago JD) is an independent scholar, author, and life-long student of law and economics. He writes on economics, law, and public policy. He is a life member of the American Law Institute.

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