In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all economic backgrounds are given the chance to work and live together for an extended period of weeks or months in summer experiential education programs. Most programs like this are expensive and not available to low-income youth. Seeing an opportunity to change that, Mornell began Summer Search in San Francisco with 14 students and a budget of $30,000.
In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all economic backgrounds are given the chance to work and live together for an extended period of weeks or months in summer experiential education programs.
In The Mayfair Affair, Malcolm and Suzanne Rannoch live a seemingly charmed life. Malcolm, a former diplomatic attaché and intelligence agent, is a rising Member of Parliament. Suzanne is fast becoming one of London’s most sought hostesses. But even their closest friends don’t know that the Rannoch’s marriage is still reeling from the revelation that Suzanne was a French spy when she met British agent Malcolm and that she married him to gather information on British plans.
On February 20, 2008, former broadcast journalist Jill Nystul celebrated two birthdays. One marked her forty-sixth year on the planet and the other was her re-birth: her graduation from a residential treatment center after a seventy-eight-day stay for alcohol addiction. Nystul, a wife and mother of four, says the rehab stint saved her life in every way possible and re-directed it in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
Called special, amazing and very moving by Ree Drummond, "One Good Life" shares the never-before-told story of the blogger behind "One Good Thing by Jillee," alongside the tips and wisdom that have earned her millions of devoted followers.
When Little Red's Granny Putt Putt gets sick, the tiny moped scooter races over the river and through the dark woods to bring her a basket of get-well goodies. But when Little Red crosses paths with Tank, the biggest, loudest, meanest machine around, that no-good monster truck has plans of his own. Why, Granny, what big wheels you have
The Lucifer Connection opens with what should have been a simple doctor’s visit. Hank Jackson looked fine to Doctor Barnstone. Perhaps he was a tad sick due to a small virus and a large amount of alcohol. But one hour later, Hank Jackson is found dead in his car and the police take a sudden interest in Barnstone.
In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called “To Write Love on Her Arms” about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name. Nine years later, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) is an internationally-recognized leader in suicide prevention and a source of hope, encouragement, and resources for people worldwide.
In 2006 Jamie Tworkowski wrote a story called To Write Love on Her Arms about helping a friend through her struggle with drug addiction, depression, and self-injury. The piece was so hauntingly beautiful that it quickly went viral, giving birth to a non-profit organization of the same name.
"A top-notch walking tour of Paris. . . . The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the city and its artists grants him a mystical gift of access: doors left ajar and carriage gates left open foster his search for the city's magical story. Anyone who loves Paris will adore this joyful book.
Told with raw, rugged honesty, Sarah Tomlinson’s debut memoir, Good Girl recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as colored by her complicated relationship with her father. Tomlinson, a journalist, music critic, and bestselling ghost writer, was raised primarily on 100 acres of land in midcoast-Maine, bought by her mother—with five other families—after her father’s gambling addiction and broken promises led her mother to leave him behind in Boston.
Told with raw, rugged honesty, this heartrending memoir from journalist Sarah Tomlinson recounts her unconventional upbringing and coming-of-age as colored by her complicated relationship with her father.
On July 8, 1879, Captain George Washington De Long and his team of 32 men set sail on the USS Jeanette from San Francisco to cheering crowds and headed deep into uncharted Arctic waters, carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to be the first nation to reach the Pole. Only two years into the harrowing voyage, the hull was breached by an impassable stretch of pack ice, forcing the crew to abandon ship amid torrents of rushing of water.
A Best Book of the Year "USA Today * Time Magazine * Washington Post * Miami Herald * Richmond Times Dispatch *""Christian Science Monitor" * "Daily Beast" * "Minneapolis Star Tribune"" "On July 8, 1879, Captain George Washington De Long and his team of thirty-two men set sail from San Francisco on the USS "Jeanette."
Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet-like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later?
Irresistibly sunny Set in the brightly lit Mediterranean amid old olive trees and sexual intrigue, music and wine and beautiful women... Propulsive. "The New York Times Book Review" The perfect book for pretending it's already beach season. "O, The Oprah Magazine "