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The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)
The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)
The Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)

Crile Cornball Collection of Fiction, Fact and Fantasy (with signed ephemera, including a poem by Helga Sandburg)

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Inscribed by author; signed letters, poems and cards by author and his wife, Helga Sandburg, laid in.

Crimson Crown

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A thousand years ago, two young lovers were betrayed-Alger Waterlow to his death, and Hanalea, Queen of the Fells, to a life without love.
Now, once again, the Queendom of the Fells seems likely to shatter apart. For young queen Raisa "ana'"Marianna, maintaining peace even within her own castle walls is nearly impossible; tension between wizards and Clan has reached a fevered pitch. With surrounding kingdoms seeking to prey on the Fells' inner turmoil, Raisa's best hope is to unite her people against a common enemy. But that enemy might be the person with whom she's falling in love.
Through a complicated web of lies and unholy alliances, former streetlord Han Alister has become a member of the Wizard Council of the Fells. Navigating the cut-throat world of blue blood politics has never been more dangerous, and Han seems to inspire hostility among Clan and wizards alike. His only ally is the queen, and despite the perils involved, Han finds it impossible to ignore his feelings for Raisa. Before long, Han finds himself in possession of a secret believed to be lost to history, a discovery powerful enough to unite the people of the Fells. But will the secret die with him before he can use it?
A simple, devastating truth concealed by a thousand-year-old lie at last comes to light in this stunning conclusion to the Seven Realms series.
Crimson Vows

Crimson Vows

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Cultivating Minds To Own Thyself

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Cultivating Minds To Own Thyself was birthed with the intentions of helping men and women discover their purpose and to take ownership of their life without using society's standards. It teaches readers how to examine themselves in attempt to modify their thoughts and in turn become their best self as well as make a difference in the lives of others.Davis' tale outlines what it takes to overcome having a false identity and being miseducated and conditioned by society's norm.
Currency of Empathy

Currency of Empathy

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Our country is divided in so many ways, with a growing chasm between men and women.

The news cycle is discouraging. Emotional and physical toxicity is at an all-time high. We're all starting to feel it in some shape or form, and many of us are struggling with how to keep our children protected from it all.

The problem is we're suffering from an empathy deficit.

But the really good news is there's a way out.

Healing starts with re-examining our modern myths about how we work, what "quality time" at home really means, and why the age-old battle of the sexes persists.

We can't continue down the path of least resistance. We need to carve a new way.

Currency of Empathy sets the stage for that new way by tackling disturbingly common issues like:

  • The fact that 70% of people say they are disengaged at work
  • The rise in anxiety and depression in children
  • The lack of women in leadership
  • And so many more headline-dominating crises!
  • But here's the real kicker - it's not about gender - it's about nurturing empathy in our children and ourselves so we can help shape and mold happier, healthier, more productive communities and societies.

    What is the hope of this book? That we all start valuing caring - especially parenting - in a way that helps us reprioritize how we spend our time, grow the superpower of affective empathy in children and adults, and heal our empathy deficit.

    It's that simple, even if it doesn't seem easy, but we're willing to bet this book is the motivator you've been waiting for.

    Currency of Empathy already at work:

    "The revolution of the future will hinge on the empathy-inducing "co-creation" explained so masterfully and entertainingly in these pages."

    "If someone feels that they could use some advice on improving their quality of life - this book is an answer."

    "This book is academic without being dense and warm without being overly sentimental or new-agey."

    "... an uplifting, inspiring book. It makes you think. It makes you smile. And it makes you feel more hopeful than you did before you picked it up!"

    "The book will cause you to self-examine. It will provoke you to think, and think again."

    Daffodils and Fireflies

    Daffodils and Fireflies

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    BETSY'S FORGOTTEN HER WAY HOME. When her mother is dying, Betsy Kramer makes the uncharacteristic decision to return to her home at Windy Hill to work on her tattered relationships and spend time gathering driftwood with her mother Margaret. Before she dies, Margaret admits to Betsy that she knows about the treehouse, but she doesn't reveal anything about who Betsy's father is. At her mother's funeral, Tom, the only man Betsy ever loved, returns and reminds her that daffodils were once her favorite flower, but she avoids him. Lingering at Windy Hill, Betsy finds letters from her estranged father hidden in a hatbox and realizes the enormity of the lie perpetrated by her mother. Her mother could have saved her from sexual harassment, from being fatherless, and from making the worst choice of her life, if she'd not kept secrets. As Betsy and Tom start spending time together, picking peaches and antiquing, Betsy faces her biggest demon, and even the fireflies hovering over the Magical Pond can't help her. With vivid imagery and deep feeling, Daffodils and Fireflies chronicles one woman's journey home again. "'Daffodils and Fireflies' is written with style, power and grace...An emotional voyage that hurts and enlightens."-Les Roberts, author of the "Milan Jacovich Mysteries." ..".a thoughtful and moving novel...vivid detail and emotional depth..."-Trudy Brandenburg, author of the "Emma Haines Kayak Mystery Series." "Claudia is a superb writer with an authentic voice..."-Betsy Muller, Artist's Way study group leader, author of "Energy Makeover." "Compelling characters drive this well-written novel. Clever. Vivid. Claudia pulls you right into the story." -Christine Benedict, author of the mystery thriller "Anonymous." ..".tragedies as well as the triumphs. You'll be moved by this touching book of women's fiction."-Deanna Adams, author of "Peggy Sue Got Pregnant."
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    Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories : Seeking Jewish Narrative All over the World

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    Two and a half millennia ago, a small party of Jews exploring new trading routes for King Solomon settled in the south of India, and lived there peacefully until today. During the ancient Roman period, many Jewish merchants traveled to China over the Silk Route and some made it their permanent home. Before the Edict of Expulsion in 1492, Sicily was home to over 50 Jewish communities, possibly numbering 50,000 people. So, how did the Diaspora bring these wandering Jews to so many places around the globe? And why did Jews live happily in India and China for centuries and not experience antisemitism, while the story of the Jews in Europe went from persecutions and massacres to unspeakable horrors of the Holocaust? Finally, why do we see the rise of antisemitism and violence again in the 21st century? You will find answers to these questions and much more in the current edition of Irene Shaland's artfully illustrated book The Dao of Being Jewish and Other Stories. She collected these fascinating stories while visiting ten countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa and interviewing the locals in their homes, synagogues, and even cemeteries. Now, Irene Shaland's book, replete with her husband's photos, takes you on your own exciting journey of discovery from Austria and the Czech Republic to Scandinavia, from India and China to Sicily and Sardinia, and from East Africa to Stalinist Russia.

    Death on Lake Ice (signed)

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    Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 1: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

    Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 1: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

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    The first of a series, Deep Cover Cleveland vol I allows long time residents of a region, as well as newcomers, to view their home with new eyes -- with fascinating buried facts dancing before them. Though the subject matter for this work is not well known, it should be. Far from bringing to light trivia, Deep Cover Cleveland presents topics of natural, cultural and social import and ties them to larger events in the region and world. Vol I, spanning geologic time and the last ice age up to the financial depression of 1893, uncovers forgotten facets of Northeast Ohio's changing landscape, prehistory, Native American heritage, unique architectural history, and more, always keeping the area's people primary.**As of May, 2016 volume I has been revised with more pictures and info. and greater clarity.
    Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 2: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

    Deep Cover Cleveland Vol. 2: 99 Little Known Things About Northeast Ohio

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    The one-year-old book series, Deep Cover Cleveland: 100 Little known things about Northeast Ohio, has made residents look at our region with new eyes. Volume I has brought to light important area contributions to prehistory, art, education and more that have sadly languished in obscurity. The newly released volume II concentrates on the 20th and 21st Centuries, and shows that even noteworthy recent Northeast Ohio history, such as Youngstown Kitchens and the Cleveland countercultural comics connection, is not often enough recognized.