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"Shine Until Tomorrow"
by Carla Malden

A fun and touching novel about the people who raise us, the times that define us, and the stumbling blocks on our way to being a grown-up.

Social misfit Mari Caldwell learns from an old scrapbook that her white-collar parents were once blue denim hippies. After a fight with her mother, she storms out, swerves on her bike and flies smack into a tree. The next morning, she wakes up but something is wrong, everything is slightly off. She runs into a war protest only to realize it is June 1967.

In the epicenter of the Summer of Love, Mari makes friends with a would-be rock band, meets the grandfather she never knew, and discovers that love changes everything. Purchase at


"Clear: Living the Life You Didn't Dream Of"
by Herman J. Williams, MD

Herman J. Williams was on the verge of living his ultimate dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon to elite athletes -- when his life took a shocking detour. How could a healthy 31-year-old collapse during an afternoon basketball game with his fellow medical residents? "No pulse!" they shouted. "He's not breathing." When the paramedics arrived, their defibrillator did not work!

By the grace of God, Herman survived. But this life-changing event killed the dream that he had worked so hard to achieve. Depressed and disabled, Herman refused to give up. So, he reinvented himself. Now he's sharing his inspiring success formula to help you endure life's crushing blows, so that you find purpose, and cultivate peace and joy every day. Purchase at

"Your Next Big Idea: Improve Your Creativity and Problem-Solving"
by Samuel Sanders

Have you ever looked at a product and thought, "How come I didn't think of that?" This book will guide you to become more innovative, excel at ideation, and make better decisions -- with a little practice.

You can come up with the next game-changing idea to hit the market. In this business and self-help creativity book, you'll:

  • See how people produce ideas by examining the world around them.
  • Learn how to ask questions and recognize details about your observations.
  • Complete creativity exercises to get in the right mindset, rid yourself of stigmas, and brainstorm solutions.
  • Understand how to analyze the feasibility of your ideas.

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"When We Were All Still Alive "
by Keith McWalter


For Conrad Burrel, in the autumn of his life, the world has come apart. Having long ago lost his first wife, the mother of his grown daughter and a widow herself, to youth and pride, he's now lost his second to a violent accident. He must discover whether love survives death as well as divorce.

In the cities of his youth, Conrad finds he has one more lesson in love to learn from the one woman he's certain he can't live without. A portrait of a marriage, and a love song to ordinary lives. Purchase at


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