Nicole Nieman had never really thought about being Jewish. Now, with the Nazis occupying France, refugees escaping to the border with Switzerland frequently stay with her family. Should they go, too? Then came the day when Nicole returned home to find her parents and sister gone, and the Nazis were looking for her. Where could she go? And would she ever see her family again? A New York Times Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year. Juvenile Fiction by Marilyn Sachs; originally published by Doubleday
A Pocket Full of Sunshine gives us a glimpse of one bright soul who becomes stranded on the brink of desolation and provides us with the road map that she used to come back and live a renewed life galvanized in the transcendent light of her own sacred heart. Told in a voice that is uniquely her own yet quite openly human, you will find it easy to empathize with her journey of self-exploration and rediscovery. In life we all experience moments of despair. This book is brimming with inspiration that will surely touch your heart in times of darkness and also in peace. Filled with powerfully healing words and simple wisdom, you are holding the keys to reinvent your life right here, right now. Each of us is on a sacred journey of enlightenment. Deni bravely and eloquently shares hers along with inspiration, guidance, and support to light our paths. Its especially illuminating for the darker stretches. Leslie H. Garrison, author of The Road Home
During my career I have flown all over the world, so have sat for ages in airports waiting for the damn planes to arrive or depart. It was during these useless, yet precious hours, that I began writing my short stories: in ÔGullibleÕs TravelsÕ I describe some of my misadventures. Some stories are unashamedly Ôchick litÕ, while others are more worldly. A few are personal and true, while some are deliberately condensed within a 60 or 100 word limit. In one story I write as a child to describe events during WWII: I have also included one childrenÕs story. The surprising details of ShakespeareÕs bequests in ÕWillÕ are totally accurate. In ÔEyes of HopeÕ I describe the emotions of a girl of Turkish and Greek Cypriot origin during and after the Turkish Invasion of 1974. I wrote ÔKoala CountryÕ on my way home from Australia while another story describes the feelings of a frustrated and jealous colleague of Bridget Jones. Like conspiracy theories?ÔThe Death of NapoleonÕcontends he was murdered.
Take a peek through my pages and find out what happened when Tommy Tummy Rumbles wouldnt eat his tea, who Lucy Listening meets on her way to play, why Pippin is so bright, and if Chatterbox Charlie ever stops chatting. Youll find this and more inside.
“Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.” Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother. Five years ago, Juliette considered her life ideal: she had a solid marriage, two beautiful young sons, and a thriving business. Then she discovered Nathan’s affair. He promised he’d never stray again, and she trusted him. But when Juliette intercepts a letter to her husband from Tia that contains pictures of a child with a deep resemblance to her husband, her world crumbles once more. How could Nathan deny his daughter? And if he’s kept this a secret from her, what else is he hiding? Desperate for the truth, Juliette goes in search of the little girl. And before long, the three women and Nathan are on a collision course with consequences that none of them could have predicted. Riveting and arresting, The Comfort of Lies explores the collateral damage of infidelity and the dark, private struggles many of us experience but rarely reveal.
A Pocket Mirror for Heroes is a mirror because it reflects "the person you are or the one you ought to be." It is a pocket mirror because its author took the time to be brief. And it is a mirror for heroes because it provides a vivid image of ethical and moral perfection to which all can aspire. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian was all but forgotten for three hundred years, until its republication in 1992 turned this lost classic into a New York Times bestseller. Now Gracian, the Spanish Jesuit considered Machiavelli's better in strategy and insight, sets a new standard on the art of living and the practice of achieving. That new standard is the art of heroism--how to be "the consummate person, ripe and perfect: accurate in judgment, mature in taste, attentive in listening, wise in sayings, shrewd in deeds, the center of all perfection." Gracian teaches the reader to be "a giant"--"the greatest person possible, a miracle of perfection, a king." Wit, wisdom, courage, elegance, grace, humility, spontaneity--these are the qualities needed to reach heroism in any occupation. But it is not enough to be wise or graceful: one must learn as well how to manage that talent, how to distinguish a quality fiom its shadow. A Pocket Mirror for Heroes provides "a politics for governing oneself, a compass for sailing toward excellence, an art for reaching distinction with just a few rules of discretion," and it will be wise and witty company for anyone who recognizes--and relishes--the challenges of daily life.