Don't Let the Sun Step Over You

A White Mountain Apache Family Life (1860--1975)
Author: Eva Tulene Watt
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816523916
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
View: 8384

Continue Reading →

When the Apache wars ended in the late nineteenth century, a harsh and harrowing time began for the Western Apache people. Living under the authority of nervous Indian agents, pitiless government-school officials, and menacing mounted police, they knew that resistance to American authority would be foolish. But some Apache families did resist in the most basic way they could: they resolved to endure. Although Apache history has inspired numerous works by non-Indian authors, Apache people themselves have been reluctant to comment at length on their own past. Eva Tulene Watt, born in 1913, now shares the story of her family from the time of the Apache wars to the modern era. Her narrative presents a view of history that differs fundamentally from conventional approaches, which have almost nothing to say about the daily lives of Apache men and women, their values and social practices, and the singular abilities that enabled them to survive. In a voice that is spare, factual, and unflinchingly direct, Mrs. Watt reveals how the Western Apaches carried on in the face of poverty, hardship, and disease. Her interpretation of her peopleÕs past is a diverse assemblage of recounted events, biographical sketches, and cultural descriptions that bring to life a vanished time and the men and women who lived it to the fullest. We share her and her familyÕs travels and troubles. We learn how the Apache people struggled daily to find work, shelter, food, health, laughter, solace, and everything else that people in any community seek. Richly illustrated with more than 50 photographs, DonÕt Let the Sun Step Over You is a rare and remarkable book that affords a view of the past that few have seen beforeÑa wholly Apache view, unsettling yet uplifting, which weighs upon the mind and educates the heart.

Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona


Author: Mary S. Melcher
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816528462
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 7025

Continue Reading →

Mary Melcher's Pregnancy, Motherhood, and Choice in Twentieth-Century Arizona provides a deep and diverse history of the dramatic changes in childbirth, birth control, infant mortality, and abortion over the course of the last century. Using oral histories, memoirs, newspaper accounts, government documents, letters, photos, and biographical collections, this fine-grained study of women's reproductive health places the voices of real women at the forefront of the narrative, providing a personal view into some of the most intense experiences of their lives.

Let the Real U Step Forward

5 Keys to Creating a Richer, More Fulfilling Life
Author: Lisa Vanderkwaak
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449777112
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 282
View: 450

Continue Reading →

Are you living someone elses life or your own? Do you struggle with knowing who you really are and what you were created for? Does life constantly zap your energy and hold you back from living your true self? Do you long for deeper, more meaningful relationships? Are you feeling frustrated, stuck, or confused about what to do next? Research confirms that feelings of success result from living a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment. True fulfillment flows from having meaningful connections, living true to your unique design, and positively contributing to the lives of others. The greatest gift you can give others is to consistently live the real you. Let Lisa Vanderkwaak help you discover why your authentic self is your most valuable asset and living your purpose is easier than you think. By implementing the keys outlined in this book, you can experience shifts in what you believe, how you approach life, and feel empowered to do more than you ever thought possible. Rooted in both scientific studies and spiritual principles, these five keys provide a simple process to learn how to: develop more intimate, authentic relationships overcome emotional blocks that keep you from moving forward and fulfilling your dreams gain greater clarity around who you are and what your unique purpose is break through to higher levels of personal and professional growth, productivity, and fulfillment Life is too short! Its time to step forward and discover how engaging your heart, awakening your spiritual life, and embracing the process are pathways to experiencing a richer, more fulfilling life.

Rumi: Swallowing the Sun


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741200
Category: Poetry
Page: 192
View: 2623

Continue Reading →

Timeless and eternal, the poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi is loved the world over, making him the best selling poet from America to Tajikistan. In this beautifully presented volume of new translations, Franklin D. Lewis draws from the great breadth of his work, in all its varied aspects and voices. Working directly from the original Persian, Lewis brings to this translation not only the latest scholarship in Persian and English, but a deftness and lightness of touch that allows for a profound sensitivity to Rumi’s mystical and philosophical background. Complete with a detailed introduction and notes, this is a perceptive, insightful, and deeply moving collection that will prove inspirational to both keen followers of Rumi’s work and readers discovering the great poet for the first time.

Western Apache Raiding and Warfare


Author: Keith H. Basso
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 0816502978
Category: Social Science
Page: 330
View: 7098

Continue Reading →

This is a remarkable series of personal narrations from Western Apaches before and just after the various agencies and sub-agencies were established. It also includes extensive commentary on weapons and traditions, with Apache words and phrases translated and complete annotation.

A Day in the Sun


Author: Norman W. McGuire
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426938624
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 196
View: 5777

Continue Reading →

A Day in the Sun transports readers back to rural Oklahoma in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Author Norman McGuire shares the experiences he had growing up on his grandparents farm. McGuires story is imbued with colorful characters and true, memorable anecdotes, from early mishaps throwing a tomahawk to getting sprayed by a skunk. McGuires evocative storytelling will allow you to experience the world through adolescent eyes, with all the joy, wonder, and sorrow youth brings. In A Day in the Sun, youll discover a world that now exists only in memories and perhaps find yourself exclaiming, as McGuire did, What a great day God has given to me!

Purely Primitive Dolls

How to Make Simple, Old-Fashioned Dolls
Author: Barb Moore
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811760596
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 112
View: 2788

Continue Reading →

Create one-of-a-kind dolls in a primitive folk-art style for unique gifts and home décor. These primitive weathered and worn character dolls will inspire you to make your own.

Llewellyn's 2014 Magical Almanac


Author: Barbara Ardinger,Elizabeth Barrette,Penny Billington,Blake Octavian Blair,Deborah Blake,Calantirniel
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738721530
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 336
View: 7992

Continue Reading →

"Practical magic for everyday living"--Cover.

Shimmering Images

A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir
Author: Lisa Dale Norton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429953078
Category: Reference
Page: 144
View: 3467

Continue Reading →

Rich, funny, and moving personal narratives depend on a few key moments in time to anchor the story and give it impact. Shimmering Images teaches the aspiring memoirist how to locate key memories using Lisa's technique for finding, linking, and fleshing out those vibrant recollections of important moments and situations. Shimmering Images will address: *the difference between memoir and autobiography *how to claim your voice *the art of storytelling *honesty, truth, and compassion in writing *authentic dialogue and the need for specificity Readers will learn how to craft a short piece of narrative nonfiction grounded in their core memories and master a technique they can use over and over again for writing other narratives. A must-have book for anyone who has treasured Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.

The Six Sacred Stones


Author: Matthew Reilly
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0230226078
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5368

Continue Reading →

After their thrilling exploits in Matthew Reilly’s bestseller Seven Ancient Wonders, super-soldier Jack West and his loyal team of adventurers are back, and now they face an all-but impossible challenge. For a mysterious ceremony in an unknown location has triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in the destruction of all life on Earth. But there is one last hope. If Jack’s team can find and rebuild a legendary ancient device known only as the 'Machine', they might be able to ward off this coming Armageddon. The only clues to its location, however, are held within the fabled Six Sacred Stones, long lost in the fog of history. And so the hunt begins . . . From Stonehenge in England, to the deserts of Egypt, to the spectacular Three Gorges region of China, The Six Sacred Stones will take you on a non-stop rollercoaster ride through ancient history, modern military hardware, and some of the fastest and most mind-blowing action you will ever read.

10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-260
Author: Kathleen Brown
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603423753
Category: Pets
Page: 32
View: 5674

Continue Reading →

Are you curious about using alternative health care for your dog, but not sure where to start? Let herbalist Kathleen Green be your guide! In 10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Dogs, Brown identifies 10 of the safest and most versatile herbs to use with dogs. You'll find everything you need to know to prepare herbal remedies at home and administer them to your dog, including how to calculate the proper dosage. You'll also find a wide array of herbal remedies designed for everything from soothing hot spots to relieving bowel problems to healing cuts and scrapes. You can even make daily herbal boosters - nature's vitamins! - to help your dog stay at the peak of health for a lifetime.

The Killing Floor

A Novel of The Infection
Author: Craig DiLouie
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618680765
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 5875

Continue Reading →

The mystery virus struck down millions. Three days later, its victims awoke with a single violent purpose: spread the Infection. As the world lurched toward the apocalypse, some of the Infected continued to change, transforming into horrific monsters. America’s far-flung military has returned home to wage a horrific war against its own country, engaged in a fierce battle to retake Washington, DC. Two hundred miles away, Ray Young, survivor of a fight to save a refugee camp from hordes of Infected fleeing the burning ruins of Pittsburgh, awakes from a coma to learn he has also survived Infection. But this is no miracle. Ray is not immune. Instead, he has been transformed into a superweapon that could end the world … or save it.

Overcoming Hurts and Anger

Finding Freedom from Negative Emotions
Author: Dwight Carlson
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736949720
Category: Religion
Page: 160
View: 3829

Continue Reading →

With its updated cover, the classic bestseller Overcoming Hurts & Anger (500,000 copies sold) continues to help readers find the love and acceptance they long for by teaching them how to handle strong emotions constructively. God-given emotions help people evaluate and cope with the world around them. But when they’re intense they can be overwhelming and harmful. And often Christians are told to ignore their anger and “be happy.” Packed with real-life illustrations from Dr. Carlson’s counseling practice, Overcoming Hurts & Anger encourages readers as they discover: why feeling angry is normal and acceptable; what happens when anger and hurts are mishandled; what the Bible really says about anger; how to handle strong emotions step-by-step; and how anger and forgiveness interact. In easy-to-understand language, Dwight shows readers how to approach people and circumstances in ways that keep communication open, handle problems as they arise, and keep God’s love, mercy, and grace flowing.

An Herbalist's Guide to Growing & Using Violets

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A.239
Author: Kathleen Brown
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603426302
Category: Gardening
Page: 32
View: 4687

Continue Reading →

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Trunk-Space

The Retribution of a Psychopath
Author: Jackie Ricci,MICHAEL “EL JEFE” ARCHER
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469125609
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 131
View: 6469

Continue Reading →

TAKE A TRIP with a psychopath as he seeks revenge on friends and family who set him up and crossed him once they thought that he would be safely locked away in prison for a very long time. This book is based on an actual incident that took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, back in June 2006. A very mentally unstable man, who was striving to maintain his sanity, was placed into a position where he felt forced to defend himself using deadly force. The woman closest to him sent people after him, to kill him, but they failed. Protecting himself got him over fifi ve long years in prison. Five years where a rage grew inside of him every second of each day. Throughout the incident and the length of the prison sentence, He is crossed by his family, friends, and the mothers of his children. All of them knew what type of animal they were dealing with, but they chose to cross him anyway. From the moment that He is released from prison, He begins seeking revenge on them all. His goal is not just to kill them. He wants to utterly destroy their lives and the lives of their loved ones. When someone this determined and demented is released back into society, with a grudge to settle, absolutely no one is safe; and He will prove it. Trunk Space is truly the most twisted tale ever told about what could happen when people mess with the wrong person. Take a journey into the mind of a lunatic and ride with him as He rights the wrongs that were done to him. Youll never expect what will happen next because even he is too sick and demented to know. Have you crossed the line lately with someone who is a little off? Hopefully not, or these events, or ones like it, could surely happen to you too. Feel His pain and His victims horror as He exacts his revenge.

The Seduction of Water


Author: Carol Goodman
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345463500
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 6897

Continue Reading →

Iris Greenfeder, ABD (All But Dissertation), feels the “buts” are taking over her life: all but published, all but a professor, all but married. Yet the sudden impulse to write a story about her mother, Katherine Morrissey, leads to a shot at literary success. The piece recounts an eerie Irish fairy tale her mother used to tell her at bedtime—and nestled inside it is the sad story of her death. It captures the attention of her mother’s former literary agent, who is convinced that Katherine wrote one final manuscript before her strange, untimely end in a fire thirty years ago. So Iris goes back to the remote Hotel Equinox in the Catskills, the place where she grew up, to write her mother’s biography and search for the missing manuscript—and there she unravels a haunting mystery, one that holds more secrets than she ever expected. . . . From the Trade Paperback edition.

Need / Moving Messages (Storycuts)


Author: Susan Hill
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 144812929X
Category: Fiction
Page: 28
View: 587

Continue Reading →

In 'Need', Biddy longs to escape the noise and claustrophobia of the travelling circus she calls home, the chaotic family she shares her cramped quarters with, and the teasing, intimidating presence of Little Midge - the neighbour boy who spies on her. The lack of a plan and her attachment to the frail fortune-teller Rosa, is all that prevents Biddy from leaving. But when tragedy strikes, Biddy finds comfort in an unlikely figure. In 'Moving messages', Didi is afflicted by a curious condition: 'poetic tinnitus', which causes poetic snippets to ricochet around her mind at all moments. Despite this, she feels content with her lot, living in the country and making quilts to forge a living. She is happy - or is she? When Didi visits a glamorous old school companion in London, her self-doubt flares up, but she soon begins to see the cracks beneath the perfect veneer of her friend's life. Part of the Storycuts series, these two short stories were previously published in the collection The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read.

The Chance


Author: Karen Kingsbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849839662
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3409

Continue Reading →

A heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today. Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return eleven years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend -Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased. In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.