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Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Ann Howard Creel
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2002-06-25
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 1101126965

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Olivia Dunne, a minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, becomess an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she confronts her own desires. Filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Ann Howard Creel
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
Release: 2011
File: 274 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143119958

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Release: 2005
File: 995 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1003605660

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Even the regular, average, ordinary days can be celebrated with this charming picture book! Peter does not like being bored, so he comes up with a way to have some festive fun--he'll celebrate a different holiday each day! He even rates them on a scale of 1 to 10. But when he wakes up one morning to discover there isn't any holiday, he realizes he'll have to take matters into his own hands and make up his own! That's easier said than done, though, and nothing seems to go right--until Peter realizes that even a regular, average, ordinary day can be something worth celebrating.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Lisa Katzenberger
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2020-06-23
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781524792428

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From a pioneering researcher, this book synthesizes the best current knowledge on resilience in children and adolescents. Ann S. Masten explores what allows certain individuals to thrive and adapt despite adverse circumstances, such as poverty, chronic family problems, or exposure to trauma. Coverage encompasses the neurobiology of resilience as well as the role of major contexts of development: families, schools, and culture. Identifying key protective factors in early childhood and beyond, Masten provides a cogent framework for designing programs to promote resilience. Complex concepts are carefully defined and illustrated with real-world examples.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Ann S. Masten
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release: 2015-10-12
File: 370 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781462523719

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Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a finalist for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Awards: Young Adult/Middle Reader Award, the Governor General's Literary Awards: Children's Text and the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children Award There’s not much that upsets young Valli. Even though her days are spent picking coal and fighting with her cousins, life in the coal town of Jharia, India, is the only life she knows. The only sight that fills her with terror are the monsters who live on the other side of the train tracks -- the lepers. Valli and the other children throw stones at them. No matter how hard her life is, she tells herself, at least she will never be one of them. Then she discovers that she is not living with family after all, that her "aunt" was a stranger who was paid money to take Valli off her own family’s hands. She decides to leave Jharia . . . and so begins a series of adventures that takes her to Kolkata, the city of the gods. It’s not so bad. Valli finds that she really doesn’t need much to live. She can "borrow" the things she needs and then pass them on to people who need them more than she does. It helps that though her bare feet become raw wounds as she makes her way around the city, she somehow feels no pain. But when she happens to meet a doctor on the ghats by the river, Valli learns that she has leprosy. Despite being given a chance to receive medical care, she cannot bear the thought that she is one of those monsters she has always feared, and she flees, to an uncertain life on the street.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Deborah Ellis
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Release: 2011-08-10
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781554981762

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Every day can hold so much tenderness and wonder when seen with fresh eyes and a grateful heart. This book illuminates your world in practical waysand helps you to see beyond the ordinary to everything thats quietly miraculous. Featuring small exercises for mindfulness, stress relief, gratitude, and forgiveness'and all can be done in five minutes or less'you can shift your perspective, create new patterns, and feel connected to the extraordinary things that are around you and in you.

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Genre: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Author: M. H. Clark
Publisher: Compendium Publishing & Communications
Release: 2018-04
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 1943200645

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THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Patricia Falvey
Publisher: Center Street
Release: 2010-02-15
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 159995267X

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An Orthodox rabbi who studied with Native American healers explores the parallels between shamanac beliefs and practices and the tribal roots of Judaism, including Jewish traditions concerning the four directions; the medicinal attributes of animals, plants, and minerals; and the sacredness of the earth and the heavens.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Gershon Winkler
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Release: 2003
File: 238 Pages
ISBN-13: 1556434448

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As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Leigh Sales
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Release: 2018-10-01
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781760144173

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