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Ad Astra

Purchase on Amazon Ad Astra It’s summer, 1940. America struggles to survive a devastating depression, and fears being pulled into the war engulfing Europe. Young Gene Stoddard is desperate, torn between his dream of becoming an airline pilot and his reality that the Depression has made that dream impossible. But on a broiling August Sunday, …

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The Old Man

Purchase on Amazon The Old Man He sits alone in the aging tavern, haggard, despondent, blind to the nervous glances of the patrons who drift in from the unpleasant night. Who is he, this stranger in their midst? Why is he there? Speculation swirls, whispers of sea battles, promises to a dying shipmate, but only …

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Grace Will Lead Me Home

Purchase on Amazon grace will lead me home: Albert Cheng’s Story   April 17, 1975.  A meek, mild-mannered young man huddles in the dark, terrified by the constant whump of rockets exploding, and the chatter of machine guns. As morning dawns, all is silent. Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, has fallen to the Khmer Rouge. …

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Quietly Exploding

Purchase on Amazon Quietly Exploding: The Life of Medal of Honor Hero Charles Barger More decorated but less well-known than his legendary counterpart, Alvin C. York, Charles Staffelbach Barger had every reason to go bad. Born into a family of serial killers, used for farm labor by an elderly couple who adopted and orphaned him, …

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For All The Wrong Reasons

Purchase on Amazon For All The Wrong Reasons For All The Wrong Reasons is the moving story of the life of a Latino man struggling to make it in a white man’s world. With humor and candor, Dan Benavidez takes the reader on a journey rich in Mexican culture and fraught with discrimination and hardship, …

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Taking Restorative Justice to Schools

Purchase on Amazon Taking Restorative Justice to Schools In the wake of more than a decade of disturbing headlines ranging from bullying to school massacres, author Jeannette Holtham now dedicates her time to teaching schools how to improve their school culture and reach our youth before their behaviors get out of control or turn to …

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Happily Ever After

Purchase on Amazon Happily Ever After: A Tribute to Marriage From a Fifty-Year Veteran Happily Ever After: A Tribute to Marriage From a Fifty-Year Veteran promotes marriage as the most rewarding and beneficial decision a couple can make for themselves. More a “Why-to” book than a “How-to” book, the author uses personal experiences from his fifty-plus …

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Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework

Purchase on Amazon Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships   Teaching Peace introduces restorative justice with the story of how one community embraced this ancient practice and used it to transform their approach to justice – and found a framework for living rich and meaningful lives. By using restorative principles in daily …

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What Good Are Dads, Anyway?

Purchase on Amazon What Good Are Dads, Anyway? Long troubled by the diminishing importance society places on fathers, author Hayes addresses his concerns using pictures of five generations of kids, dads and granddads from his family photo albums. Whether taken by an old Kodak Brownie Hawkeye,or by a modern digital,all the pictures show the real …

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