Nat Bonney is down and out - homeless, drinking hard, and suicidal after the loss of his wife and young daughter in a tragic fire. Ellen Montane is a single mom, an ambitious R.N. attached to a shady university research project testing an experimental psychoactive drug to cure addiction. Bonney becomes a partially-willing subject in the latest experiment, but the project spins out of control: he experiences hallucinations and mystical visions, and he and Ellen begin to fall in love.
From the launch in Hawai'i in May 2014, around the world 60,000 miles, to 23 different countries, this beautiful hardcover book chronicles Hokule'a's epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide sustainability. Interwoven with descriptions of Hokule'a's experiences in port are the voices of the master navigators and crew members, who guide the ship along the ocean's trackless path using only stars, birds, wind, and seas -- non-instrumental wayfinding techniques-- and the local pioneers -- scientists, teachers, and children touched by Hokule'a' -- who work tirelessly to weather the many environmental challenges in our modern lives.
Take it from a friend who knows: "travel is not scary or difficult for the mature single woman. Confidence and planning are the keys."
Rome, Chicago, London, Vienna, Berlin . . . best-selling author and entrepreneur Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she's done it solo. With this guidebook, she has compiled information, tips, and tricks to share with mature women interested in seeing the world.
Set in Seattle and Western Washington's urban, suburban, and other "altered" landscapes, Turning Homeward creates an accessible narrative of the complicated joys of rolling up one's sleeves and reaching out to help repair our beautiful, broken world. While not a straightforward memoir, Scanlan weaves her personal story with the natural history of Puget Sound and the complex issues around urban renewal and river restoration. In the process, readers move with her into a meaningful, hope-filled engagement with place and the idea of home.
by Jennifer Niven
From the author of the New York Times bestseller All the Bright Places comes a heart-wrenching story about what it means to see someone—and love someone—for who they truly are.
Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in the privacy of her home, dealing with her heartbroken father and her own grief. Now, Libby’s ready: for high school, for new friends, for love, and for EVERY POSSIBILITY LIFE HAS TO OFFER. In that moment, I know the part I want to play here at MVB High. I want to be the girl who can do anything.
by Jane Kirkpatrick
Drama, Adventure, and Family Struggles Abound as Three Generations Head West on the Oregon Trail
When Tabitha Brown's son makes the fateful decision to leave Missouri and strike out for Oregon, she refuses to be left behind. Despite her son's concerns, Tabitha hires her own wagon to join the party. Along with her reluctant daughter and her ever-hopeful granddaughter, the intrepid Tabitha has her misgivings. But family ties are stronger than fear.