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150 Years of Marriage

150 Years of Marriage

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War Ends, Love Endures

The lives and stories of two WWII veterans and their baby boomer children show that love and marriage are able not only to endure but can thrive in shared happiness.

Ron and Crystal’s anecdotes of humorous and moving childhood incidents, coming of age stories, falling in love moments, wartime separation, and cultural differences are as entertaining as they are practical. Among the more somber yet crucial memories are witness accounts and records of victims of the Holocaust. “We will never forget.” The varied stories and examples in 150 Years of Marriage are not only interesting but provide insights and models for all.

To the characters in this book “till death do us part” is not a quaint saying associated with traditional marriage. It is a commitment that creates strong bonds holding a family together through thick and thin. It enables them to share happiness where whole family joy is greater than the sum of its parts. Laugh, cry, think, learn, and be inspired for your own life and the lives of those you love.

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A Darker Shade of Pale

A Darker Shade of Pale

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A Darker Shade of Pale tells of Beryl Crosher-Segers' family and community life in apartheid-era South Africa. With a piercing narrative, she details the injustices, humiliation and challenges she faced under the brutal 1950s reign of the National Party.

Through her multi-racial heritage, Beryl was born into a life of inequality and hardship. This is the remarkable story of resilience and courage to power forward toward a better life, to love in the shadow of hate.

A Darker Shade of Pale is a story of hope in the face of despair and of courage when faced with insurmountable obstacles.

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A Deathly Irish Secret

A Deathly Irish Secret

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Deathly secrets bog Blanche down in the idyllic Irish hillside...

The last thing Blanche Murninghan expects when she answers the phone is to hear her grandmother's estate lawyer on the other end of the line. Her Gran had many secrets, so it's not a surprise that he's still uncovering them. But, it is a surprise to hear from him so early in the morning.

More impressively, the news he brings is no small thing: Blanche is the last remaining heir to an Irish castle. He'd finally tracked down any remaining relatives and found them there at Dunfaedan. Excited to see her inheritance for herself, Blanche grabs her sister-cousin Haasi Hakla and they pack their bags for a much-needed vacation to the Irish hillside.

When a body turns up only a day after her arrival, Blanche quickly moves to the top of the Garda's list of suspects. She must clear her name and discover the truth before the Ballycill's many secrets swallow her whole.

Joined by old friends and new, Blanche Murninghan is on the case. A Deathly Irish Secret is the fourth installment in the Blanche Murninghan Mysteries. Known for a lively cast of characters and atmospheric settings, each mystery can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story or read in publication order.

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Alex Pella Trilogy Boxed Set

Alex Pella Trilogy Boxed Set

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For the first time, read the whole Alex Pella Trilogy in one eBook boxed set!

Alex Pella, the acclaimed neuroscientist, is in a heart-stopping race to save humanity.The action-packed stories The New Reality, The Hidden Reality, andThe Final Reality draw from both our nation’s politically charged environment and the worldwide economic crisis which project a frightening path for human existence in the twenty-first century.

The New Reality. In the year 2080, a deadly retrovirus is inadvertently released upon the planet. Facing financial ruin and catastrophic loss of life, the world’s nations turn to acclaimed neuroscientist Alex Pella and NIH expert Marissa Ambrosia. Assembling a team of experts, the scientists begin an international search for the cure while fighting off a foreign elite military unit sent to stop them at all costs. Guided by a code concealed within the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, the scientists must traverse ancient lands and solve a biblical riddle in their quest to save humanity from its eminent destruction.

The Hidden Reality. The brilliant doctor and inventor Alex Pella finds himself caught in a deadly power struggle between the tyrant who rules and the one who would. As he sets out on a mission to unravel the New World Order, he must also face the hidden truths about his own genetic heritage, truths that are slowly destroying him. When he receives an ambiguous message sent from a man long since dead, Alex learns that the only way to win his battle against The New Reality is to defeat a long-forgotten enemy nearly 2,500 years old.

The Final Reality. In the high-octane conclusion of the Alex Pella novels, the brilliant doctor and inventor finds himself racing against the unstoppable ambition of Jules Windsor who now leads The New Reality. When Jules begins to uncover the powerful, long-forgotten technology behind the world’s massive megalithic structures, he sets into motion the same cascade of events that once destroyed the ancient civilization that built them. As the planet heads toward an apocalyptical upheaval not seen since biblical times, Alex and his team know they must stop Jules––and The New Reality––once and for all.

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A Life in Dark Places

A Life in Dark Places

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"A MUST read primer for anyone who is interested in a public health service career." –Amazon Reviewer

At its heart, A Life in Dark Places is an adventure story, its heroes the men and women who have risked their lives to minister to the vulnerable. Paul writes masterfully about what he has seen and experienced with a keen eye for detail and a leavening of humor.

The author has found himself a participant in some of the most dramatic and horrific events of the past half century--America's defeat in Vietnam and the subsequent "boat people" crisis; the fall of the Shah of Iran; the unspeakable acts committed by violent groups in sub-Saharan Africa, the tension along the Pakistan-Afghan border following 9-11, the flood of refugees unleashed by the war in Syria.

A Life in Dark Places is more than a memoir of one man's journey and evolution. It is a wakeup call to America and its citizens.

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A Long Cast: Reflections on 50 Years of Visiting the Martha’s Vineyard Surf

A Long Cast: Reflections on 50 Years of Visiting the Martha’s Vineyard Surf

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Our passions have a way of doing that for us: extending our lives

In 1971, a father and son ventured out of their apartment in New Jersey to the Island of Martha’s Vineyard to try their hand at surfcasting. That trip began a life of Spring trips to the waters’s edge in search of bluefish and striped bass. Fifty years later, Mike Carotta takes readers along for thirty straight nights and days of fishing.

This is not a How To book. It does not contain the secrets to a fantastic fishing career. Rather, hard fishing has a way of revealing lessons from the shore and the people who gather there—binding together strangers in conversations and gestures, failures and successes, new learnings, and, eventually, creating old friends.

Through it all, more than fish are caught—and shared. The result is a thoughtful collection of essays on life with some notes from the trade filtered in. Join Mike on his pilgrimage back to where the distance between heaven and earth gets a little thinner and the real "keepers" of the trip go far beyond the fish on the end of the line.

"I am not a good surf fisherman. There are no helpful fishing hints here. This is a collection of recollection: stories of saltwater characters, occurrences, and conversations. Like stars in the night sky, they are best enjoyed when you get some distance from the lights of other stuff." – Excerpt from A Long Cast

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An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress

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Hadley Ferguson and Catherine Armsden, a painter and a writer, have each spent years seeking a diagnosis for their troubling symptoms. When they are finally diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, they meet in an online support group and quickly become long-distance friends. But for Hadley, the shared diagnosis is still not correct. She embarks on a traumatic, six-state odyssey that Catherine documents in vivid detail.

Part critical commentary on the American healthcare system and part primer on Parkinson's disease, An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress tackles many topics beyond Hadley’s and Catherine’s personal experience, such as the causes and treatment of Parkinson’s; navigating the doctor-patient relationship; so-called cognitive errors made in diagnosis; and the role of empathy in healthcare. This moving memoir will resonate with anyone who's had difficulty getting a diagnosis or lives with chronic disease, but will also inspire all readers with Hadley’s and Catherine’s ultimately victorious parallel quests to achieve the most fulfilling creative work of their careers.

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A Saint in Graceland

A Saint in Graceland

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the grace to forgive, the courage to love, the faith to risk it all

Grieving her mother’s death and yearning to see more of the world beyond her mountain home, Sally Beth sets out on a journey that leads her across the American Southwest and ultimately to a remote mission station in Tanzania, where she finds a new kind of freedom in the African plains and the people who dwell there. But when war comes to the mission gates, its horrors shatter her world. She must find a way to rebuild her life and choose whether or not to serve the people she’s grown to love—a choice that will shake the simple faith of her childhood and ignite her passion for a wounded man.

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A Sinner in Paradise

A Sinner in Paradise

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Jilted by her fiancé, Geneva watches her seemingly idyllic life suddenly fall apart. Bereft and desolate, she packs up her cats and leaves her home in Washington, DC, returning to her native hills of West Virginia to rest and heal from heartbreak. When Geneva’s ambition and machinations run up against rugged mountain ways, she's flung from one perilous adventure to another. After she falls for an unlikely suitor and finds herself facing a life-changing choice, Geneva realizes she must first make peace with herself before she is free to truly love and be loved. This multi-award-winning debut is a sure-fire hit with fans of inspirational romance and women’s fiction.

Set in 1977 West Virginia, A Sinner in Paradise is a heartwarming, uproarious affair with love in all its forms.

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Autobiography of a Baby Boomer

Autobiography of a Baby Boomer

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In Autobiography of a Baby Boomer you'll follow the journey of a postmodernist baby-boomer from Father Knows Best middle class Fair Lawn, New Jersey to the hippy trail through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

From the beaches of Formentera to prison in Afghanistan to seeking Nirvana in India and back, Schultz shares in a delightful writing style anecdotes of pleasure, humor, suspense, fear, and reflection that ultimately transformed him into a well-respected orthopedic surgeon.

The overland journey in search of something more than he could find at Cornell University Medical College covers four years during a time when dropping out, turning on, and free-love were the gospel.

Through his travels, drugs, séances, very far-out Road People, and his parents' unremitting love, author Robert Schultz comes to truly appreciate the American way of life. In an admittedly unconventional way, Schultz discovers the rather conventional joy of having a family and the awesome responsibility that comes with it.

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Backyard Politics

Backyard Politics

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Our political system is fiercely divided. Political differences are fracturing families, separating friends, and even introducing tensions in casual encounters. Many of our elected officials, and national media, are resorting to vilification, accusation, and open hostility as a way to gain control over the political narrative.

Backyard Politics provides a way to understand the seemingly insurmountable political strife currently overtaking our country. Because each political cause believes that their approach will better humanity, it is essential that we understand both points of view to lessen animosity and reach a compromise.

For over forty years, Dr. Craig Wiener, a Clinical Psychologist, has helped individuals and families resolve their difficulties. Rather than look to politicians to diminish our political friction, he proposes a parenting solution that allows family members to resolve their problems in mutually satisfying ways. Learning how to cooperate as a family prepares children to mediate social discord when venturing into the outside world.

Backyard Politics is a must-read for those who want to foster well-being for children and society.

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Banewind

Banewind

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Voidweavers and the Holy Guardian must battle for the soul of humanity.

Highschooler Genevieve DeWinter finds herself entangled in the throes of adventure, romance, and survival after discovering the existence of a group of magical beings known as Formulists and their co-existing world, Banewind.

With the arrival of several mages in her hometown of Parma, Ohio, Genevieve soon learns that these extraordinary secrets are rooted deep within her family’s history and that she comes from a long lineage of female protectors called the Holy Guardians. Now, a vengeful group of Formulists known as the Voidweavers have returned and set their sights on Genevieve, believing she might be the key to awakening their fallen leader, the Void King.

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Banewind (Special Hardcover Edition)

Banewind (Special Hardcover Edition)

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Possibilities. Lies. Secrets. One girl who can break the world, or save it. Who can she trust when nothing is as it seems?

Highschooler Genevieve DeWinter finds herself entangled in the throes of adventure, romance, and survival after discovering the existence of a group of magical beings known as Formulists and their co-existing world, Banewind.

With the arrival of several mages in her hometown of Parma, Ohio, Genevieve soon learns that these extraordinary secrets are rooted deep within her family’s history and that she comes from a long lineage of female protectors called the Holy Guardians. Now, a vengeful group of Formulists known as the Voidweavers have returned and set their sights on Genevieve, believing she might be the key to awakening their fallen leader, the Void King.

Now available in a special hardcover edition.

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Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

Becoming a Creative Genius {Again}

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Becoming a Creative Genius {again} makes the case that we are all born creative and entrepreneurial geniuses, then shows you how to become the most creatively entrepreneurial version of yourself you can be. And is there a part of your life that won’t improve when that happens?

Those attending Nordgren’s workshops comment that his content prepares them to get the most out of:

  • Agile software development
  • Design thinking
  • Lean start-up methodology
  • Corporate innovation processes
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Behind These Hands

Behind These Hands

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"a richly woven, unforgettable symphony of feelings and words"
– Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Fourteen-year-old Claire Fairchild knew from an early age that she had hands made for the keyboard and a future full of music. Entering a prestigious music contest means competing against her childhood friend, Juan, just as her feelings towards him are becoming more complicated.

Claire's younger brother, Davy, undergoes extensive tests to determine why his learning and visual difficulties are worsening. Claire struggles to balance the tension at home with contest preparations. No one is prepared for the news that Davy has an incurable childhood disease called Batten. Shortly after Claire enters the contest, DNA testing reveals that her youngest brother, Trent, also has Batten and Claire is a carrier.

While attending a conference on Batten Disease, Claire receives word that she has won the contest. Her musical dreams no longer seem relevant and she struggles to reconcile her goals with the realities of her brothers' declining health and probable early deaths. When Claire accompanies a friend on a school newspaper assignment, she meets a centenarian with a colorful musical past and only one regret in life. This inspires Claire to use her talent in a new way to celebrate the lives of her brothers before it's too late.

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Benk and the Ugly Princess: Montaland (Book Three)

Benk and the Ugly Princess: Montaland (Book Three)

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In this third book of the Montaland series Rose is an untouchable princess in the mountain world’s kingdom of Yospaldo, which means she will have to marry the highest bidder.

To avoid her fate, Rose makes herself ugly, but her disguise is unexpectedly blown. She escapes up a mountain, walking in a stream while the castle dogs hunt for her scent. Her feet are torn and inflamed before the dogs are killed by the high mountain wedewolves, but when the eerie wedewolf wails rise on her trail, she races through the trees in panic.

Hearing the wails, Benk knows the wedewolves are chasing someone. He finds Rose and brings her down the mountain to a deserted cabin, but he doesn’t know what to make of her. For one thing, she stinks worse every day but refuses to wash. For another, she hisses like a cat whenever he comes near her hurt feet. They need to get to Benk’s boat so that he can take her to a healer, but there are wedewolves on the porch!

Benk is the most famous scout Montaland has ever known, but will even he figure out what to do?

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Blueberry Moose

Blueberry Moose

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It’s a beautiful summer day in the state of Maine and when Jaxson looks out his window at his tree fort, he expects to see a chickadee, a deer, a bear, or maybe even an American eagle, but what he does see gives him a big, blue shock!

It’s a moose! And it’s blue!

But the REAL surprise comes when Jaxson asks WHY the moose is blue!

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Broken Glass

Broken Glass

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Obsession can be deadly.

When a fellow student in her glass blowing class drops dead, finding his killer becomes personal for amateur sleuth Kate Chambers. The young Eugene Rose had a bright future as a historian in the world of art collecting; luckily for Chief Detective Jablonsky, Kate’s connections to that world make her a valuable asset to his investigations. Her people skills open doors into situations that the chief needs a warrant to enter, and even though he often fears for her safety, her psychological insights have proven worth the risk.

The deeper they dig, the more complicated this case becomes. How is a family heirloom tied to the local parish? What really happened on a study abroad trip to Italy? And how did all of that lead to the untimely death of Eugene Rose?

Kate and Jablonksy are determined to catch Eugene Rose’s murderer before more deaths follow.

This traditional mystery will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Broken Glass is the second book in the Pittsburgh Murder Mystery series; however, each book can be read as a stand-alone or in order of publication.

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Campeones de la codificación

Campeones de la codificación

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Desde la primera máquina computadora, pasando por los dispositivos inteligentes, hasta los servicios en la nube y la necesidad de ciberseguridad, el desarrollo de la informática ha sido apasionante y acelerado, afectando la vida de todos.

El autor utiliza el conocido formato de cómic para enseñar la historia de las computadoras a niños y adolescentes, mostrándoles cómo pueden usar la codificación para mejorar la vida de las personas.

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Can Doesn’t Mean Should

Can Doesn’t Mean Should

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Become a better parent and make it easier!

Dr. Smolen, a seasoned pediatrician and pediatric blogger, provides parents current, research based information to help you make informed decisions about family life.  He provides practical tips and strategies for parents in the 21st century:

  • Food - optimal nutrition and consequences of poor choices
  • Screen - the influence of quantity and type of screen time
  • Chores - responsibility shapes character
  • Money - value and management
  • Balance - academics, extra curricular activities, and unstructured play
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Captives of the Fern Queen: Montaland (Book One)

Captives of the Fern Queen: Montaland (Book One)

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Captives of the Fern Queen is the first in a series of three stories that take place in Montaland, the mountain world.

Montaland is a world of mountains: icy peaks, tree-covered ranges, rocky crags, and lowest of all—the grassy hills of the Kingdom of Mount Pasture. Hills shouldn’t be in a mountain world, especially not hills covered by smelly sheep. That’s what Mt. Pasture’s twelve-year-old Princess Janna thinks anyway, and when she tries to liven up her boring kingdom by telling the old stories to younger kids, everyone gets angry at her.

Who wouldn’t want to hear about the Stalker—or his daughter, the Fern Queen, who tried to take over Mount Pasture long ago?

And who wouldn’t want to meet one of the Maker’s high home animals—a blueflame bird whose song is unbearably beautiful—or a lizard whose jewel eggs have amazing healing powers—or a cream colored horse who speaks like a human?

Janna would give anything to get out of her kingdom and see something from the old stories, but when she does get out, it’s not exactly what she had in mind. Crawling through a dark tunnel isn’t fun and neither is starving as a prisoner of the Fern Queen.

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Caroline’s Purpose

Caroline’s Purpose

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Caroline Davis finds herself at a crossroads, suffocated by fear and anxiety.

As a sophomore in college, it is time for her to pick a major, but she doesn’t know what to choose. Everything she dreamed her future would be has been taken away from her, including her faith in God. Caroline meets Connor Taylor, someone who can relate to her pain more than she can imagine. Caroline doesn’t understand how he can still believe in God with all he has gone through.

With the help of an abused horse and Connor, can Caroline learn to use the past as a steppingstone towards the future? Can she rediscover her faith in God and the purpose He has for her? Or will the pain of the past and the fear of moving on be more than she can handle?

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Charting a Course for American Education

Charting a Course for American Education

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It turns out that kind, humble and nonpartisan can work in Washington, just reach beyond the Beltway.

An apolitical academic, an unknown, is appointed to the White House to advise the administration on STEM education, a topic absent of interest by the president. Until that is, fans begin to accumulate and momentum builds. A hire of disinterested necessity—merely an act of compliance with Congress—becomes a pivotal character triangulated between a workforce-focused West Wing, federal agencies fiercely guarding their independence, and a national groundswell—indeed an emerging movement—desperate for a North Star.

This modern-day Gulliver's Travels in Bureaucracyland begins benignly enough. America’s education systems must respond to the needs of industry, and thus the economy, and produce more scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, and related professionals Congress declared in 2010. The White House’s science and technology policy office was assigned to write a strategic plan and update it every five years. The first came out in 2013, due to expire in 2018. The Trump administration was on the hook, but as of 2017, it was on no one’s radar.

Under pressure and getting heat from Capitol Hill, the administration rolodexed who’s whom in STEM and recruited a state servant for the federal chore. Short on time, oblivious to political polarity, unbound to beltway traditions, and unfazed by saboteurs, the Midwesterner blazed new trails for how D.C. can work in setting education policy.

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Christ the King

Christ the King

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This book unfolds the many ways in which the Gospel of Matthew presents Jesus as not only King of the Jews, but the one to whom “all authority in heaven and earth” has been given. Brief meditations on virtually every verse in Matthew portray Jesus as both God and man, and as teacher, healer, and liberator from demons, sin, and death.

Drawing almost entirely on Matthew’s Gospel for his interpretation of each passage, the author also shows how Christ calls His people to follow Him faithfully, regardless of the cost.

This book is ideal for personal enrichment or group study.

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Climbing Lessons

Climbing Lessons

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"Climbing Lessons stays close to home, with the unflinching discoveries that come from birth, marriage, fatherhood and death, all told with Bascom’s great powers of honesty, humor, and deep sincerity.” –Thomas Fox Averill, Emeritus Creative Writing Professor at Washburn University, O. Henry Award winner, and author of the novel Found Documents from the Life of Nell Johnson Doerr

When Doc Bascom tries to show his grade school sons how to climb a huge sycamore, he ends up dropping 12 feet flat-out on his back. Stunned, he finally gasps, “So that’s how it’s done.” And in that moment, he becomes an emblem for all fathers—trying to lead the way, failing, then getting up and trying again.

This “climbing lesson” is just one of 40 playful, sometimes poignant stories by award-winning author Tim Bascom, who illustrates the special bond between fathers and sons—and how that relationship must change with time. When Tim takes his own turn at fathering, he realizes that his devoted toddlers are turning into unimpressed teenagers. No longer the hero he had hoped to be, he must accept a new, flawed version of himself, not unlike his father before him.

These brief inter-linked stories show that abiding affection can still prevail, bringing fathers and sons closer, even as they tackle the steepest parts of the climb.

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