NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The wise, moving new novel from Danielle Steel, whose many bestselling tales have made her one of America’s favorite authors Taking chances is part of life, but when you bet your future against the odds, it’s a high-risk game. Kate Madison’s stylish resale shop has been a big SoHo success, supporting her and her four kids since her husband’s untimely death. Now her children are grown and ready to forge lives of their own. And they all choose to play against the odds, to their mother’s dismay. Isabelle, a dedicated attorney, is in line to make partner at her Wall Street firm when she falls for a client she represents in a criminal case. She tells herself she can make a life with him—but can she? Julie, a young designer, meets a man who seems too good to be true and falls under his spell. She marries him quickly, gives up her job, and moves to Los Angeles to be at his side—but is all what it seems? Justin is a struggling writer who pushes for children with his partner before they’re financially or emotionally ready. Will the strain on the relationship take too high a toll? And Willie, the youngest, a tech expert, makes a choice that shocks them all, with a woman twelve years older. Kate—loving, supportive, and outspoken—can’t keep her children from playing against the odds. Can the odds be beaten? Not often—as her children have to learn for themselves. For Kate, the hardest lesson will be that she can’t protect the children she loves from the choices they make—but can only love them as they make them.
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press
A study of Holocaust survivors who came to America offers a portrait of who they were and how they picked up the pieces of their lives
Holocaust Survivors and the Successful Lives They Made in America
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
Abandoned at just two weeks old, Paul Connolly came of age in the infamous St Leonard's Children's Home in East London. Angry and frustrated at the way the kids were treated, Paul challenged his rage into boxing, becoming a successful trainer. This is his story.
The Most Amazing True-Life Story You'll Ever Read
Author: Paul Connolly
Publisher: John Blake
Category: Adult child abuse victims
A firsthand account of Eritrea's epic 30-year struggle for independence and social justice. 'An inspiring story of courage, dedication, achievement and hope with important lessons to teach' - Noam Chomsky 'Connell writes in the engaged tradition of John Reed and Edgar Snow' - Basil Davidson
A Chronicle of the Eritrean Revolution : with a New Foreword on the Postwar Transition
Author: Dan Connell
Publisher: The Red Sea Press
Category: Political Science
Religious institutions continue to be among the most segregated organizations in modern America. This book looks at the problems faced by integrated churches & examines the development of integrated religious organizations.
The Struggle for Racial Integration in Religious Organizations
Author: Brad Christerson,Korie L. Edwards,Michael O. O. Emerson
Publisher: NYU Press
Presents readers theatre scripts for middle grade students to build reading fluency and is meant to inspire because of the thematic concentration on perseverance and the ability to overcome adversity.
Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8
Author: Suzanne I. Barchers,Michael Ruscoe
For readers of The Boys in the Boat, the remarkable story of the unlikely Canadian hockey team that clinched Olympic gold in 1948 The announcement was shocking—Canada, the birthplace of hockey, would not be sending a team to the 1948 Winter Olympics in Switzerland. Outraged, a Royal Canadian Air Force squadron leader, Sandy Watson, quickly assembled a team of air force hockey players who were “amateur enough” to complete under the Olympic guidelines. Sergeant Frank Boucher was recruited to coach the team and begin the cross-Canada search for players. Hubert Brooks, a decorated flying officer and serial escapist from POW camps, was another early recruit. Andy Gilpin joined from the RCAF base in Whitehorse, as did airmen from Quebec, the Maritimes and western Canada. And when their starting goalie, Dick Ball, didn’t pass a medical exam, Murray Dowey was called up from his job as a TTC driver and occasional practice goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The ragtag team got off to a rough start, losing so many exhibition games that Canadian newspapers called them a disgrace to the country. But the RCAF Flyers battled back, and Boucher’s defensive strategy paid off. They eliminated the American team, tied the Czech team and beat the Swiss as the hometown crowd pelted the Canadians with snowballs during the game. On the same ice where Barbara Ann Scott won a gold medal, the underdog RCAF Flyers also won Olympic gold, and their goalie, Murray Dowey, set an Olympic record that still stands. Against All Odds is the inspiring untold story of a group of determined men, fresh from the battlefields of WWII, who surprised a nation and the world.
The Untold Story of Canada's Unlikely Hockey Heroes
Author: P.J. Naworynski
Category: Sports & Recreation
Author: Tarachun Bissoonauth
Are you single and tired of waiting on God to answer your prayers to send you a wife? These are just some but not all of the issues that men face but deal with behind closed doors. This bold and courageous book not only covers these issues but gives tools and strategies to overcome them. Through years of test and trials the author opens up the book of his life along with using men of the bible to illustrate and relate to the reader all of the struggles that can be turned into victories through Jesus our Savior. No matter if you are in high school, college, single or married, the author describes each phase of a man's life in relationship to the opposite sex and pursuing purity. So if you're serious about being delivered and ultimately fulfi lling God's plan for your life, then this book is for you. I know you will be inspired and empowered to live free If you are ready for a life change then this is your book, truly a must read for every generation Chris Graebe, Abstinence Speaker/MTV Personality For all who join with him in this journey a blessing awaits you as well as empowerment to all who long to be a voice of reason to the next generation. I am proud to call him a son and know that you will be inspired by his words Michael S. Pitts, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Toledo, Ohio Jesse's ability to be truthful and honest with his own past battles is a refreshing prospective that is much needed in this day and age. This book is an answer to prayer for singles everywhere. Sergio Limon, Youth Pastor, Sacremento, California
Men Pursuing Purity in a Pornographic Society
Author: Jesse Duckworth
Against All Odds: A Basketball Story by Drew Oakley Against All Odds is a story of two best friends who became brothers. Jamal’s family abandoned him and he was taken in by his best friend Kevin’s family when they were young. Both boys have a passion for basketball and, even though they are not related by blood, they are closer than most. Jamal is destined for a life as a pro basketball player and is the best high school student in the country. Kevin, on the other hand, is one of the smallest kids in school and is mainly on the basketball team since he is Jamal’s brother. All is going well for the brothers until tragedy strikes. Jamal, after being hit by a car, struggles on the road to recovery and must find a new passion in life outside of basketball. Kevin attempts to become the leader of the basketball team and overcome his physical limits. Jamal pushed Kevin to conquer his fears both in basketball and his love life by asking out a girl. Against All Odds touches upon the universal themes of perseverance, overcoming hardship, hope, friendship, love, hard work, and determination.
A Basketball Story
Author: Drew Oakley
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Frank and Joe Hardy return to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a champion race horse, a case that leads the teenage sleuths on a pursuit of a desperate and murderous villain. Original.
Author: Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Against All Odds is the true story of Alan Nebauer's remarkable experiences in the 1994-95 BOC Around the World Race for single-handed sailors. Sailing as a Class II competitor aboard the 50 foot (15.2 m) Newcastle Australia, Alan Nebauer had to endure incredible difficulties in a race that lasted almost eight months and covered 27 000 nautical miles. The book recounts the author's rescue of a fellow English competitor, his experiences of being dismasted and rounding Cape Horn with a jury rig, and of the loss of his rudder north of the Falkland Islands, sailing with a steering oar to Punta del Este. Beyond this, it is a testament to Alan's extraordinary courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds, and to his outstanding seamanship for which he deservedly won two awards.
Around Alone in the BOC Challenge
Author: Alan Nebauer
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Category: Sports & Recreation
Sometimes boy meets girl, and the stars align, and their future is laid out neatly before them. Together forever. Meant to be. But Max and Loren are not one of those couples. Seventeen-year-old Max DuPont is on the verge of becoming a ward of the state and foster kid. Contrary to expectations, Max is not from the "wrong" side of town. He's from a good home in a nice neighborhood, but his mother left after his father lost his job and turned to drinking. Max has been struggling to keep his head above water ever since. All he wants is to survive his senior year, play hockey, and move on to college. When his dad lands himself in jail, Max has no choice but to accept an offer to live with his father's do-gooder attorney, Mr. Larssi. The only contingency is that Max must stay far away from Larssi's beautiful teenage daughter Loren. Loren is aware that she's had every opportunity in her young adult life—at least, that is, every opportunity her parents designed for her. She excels in academics at a competitive prep school, she never parties, she never dates, and she's a budding ballerina and major hopeful for a Juilliard scholarship. But since her best friend Lily died tragically three months ago, Loren is lost. She knows just how precious life is. But she has no idea how to make the best of it. How can she live—really live—with obsessive parents breathing down her neck…and inviting the only guy who never noticed her to live right under their roof? Loren's first step in living her own life might be to get Max to notice her. Max's only chance at a solid future without foster care is to keep his distance from Loren. But their chemistry is undeniable. And they can't fight the odds forever…
Author: Patricia Vanasse
Publisher: Pants On Fire Press
Category: Young Adult Fiction
"They want you to be their ruler." "What?!" That's when I fell out of my chair. Danielle Fairbanks is a normal teenager. That is, until she discovers a secret in France. Suddenly, Danielle's entire life is changing before her eyes. Thanks to an ancient prophecy, she now has to worry about being killed by extremists and falling for Prince Riley. Nicole Pearson also embarks on a secretive adventure while volunteering at Cummings Castle in England. She manages to turn heads and not just Prince James'! However, Nicole soon realizes she is not welcome there. With God working in their lives and through each other, Prince James, Nicole, Prince Riley and Danielle overcome the greatest obstacle of all their selves.
The Ruby Princess
Author: Danielle Bienvenu
Scott Brown’s greatest win did not occur on a cold January election night in 2010 when he came from behind to capture the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy for nearly fifty years. It began when he survived a savage beating at the drunken hands of a stepfather when he was barely six years old while trying to protect his mother. In this gripping memoir of resilience and redemption, written with clear-eyed conviction and unflinching candor, Brown recalls his difficult childhood marked by innumerable hardships. He tells the story of how basketball showed him the way out of family chaos. Later, as a law student and member of the Massachusetts National Guard, he was picked as Cosmopolitan’s “America’s Sexiest Man” and vaulted into the glamorous world of New York modeling. But the man who was once ushered into the backrooms of Studio 54 returned to Massachusetts to raise a family, and soon found an unlikely path that would lead him to national political stardom. Poignant, heartfelt, humorous, and profound—including details from the unprecedented Senate race and victory that captured the country’s imagination—this is the story of one man’s dream and determination to fight for a better future.
My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances
Author: Scott Brown
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This is the story of two dreamers -- a visionary Irishman who dreams of recreating an historic 19th century ship and sailing her to America, and the author, an octogenarian American who becomes obsessed with the Irishman's dream and surmounts the age barrier to become a signed-on crew member. Building the ship is plagued by every imaginable problem -- cost overruns, tangled ownership, legal and financial squabbles -- and three years go by before she is ready to sail. The faith of many is strained, but the ship finally triumphs over her troubles and completes a memorable transatlantic voyage. The book includes background on the famine years, a blow-by-blow account of the Jeanie Johnston's stormy birth, authoritative descriptions of the ship and a colorful day-by-day diary of the 59-day voyage. It is illustrated with 43 photographs of the ship's construction and the voyage.
A Voyage Against All Odds
Author: Tom Kindre
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation