This Must Be The Place
, a novel, Kate Racculia
When Arthur Rook learns that his vital, creative wife, Amy, has been killed in an accident, he realizes to his horror that he has no idea what her last wishes would have been. Blindsided by the sudden loss and delirious with grief, he flees his home and job in Los Angeles, guided only by a ;ink shoebox full of Amy's keepsakes. Among the contents, he finds an unmailed postcard written sixteen years earlier, addressed to a woman he's never heard of. Arthur follows it to the Darby Jones boardinghouse in the sleepy town of Ruby Falls, New York.
There, he finds more answers than he bargained for in Mona Jones, Amy's best friend from childhood, now the proprietor of the Darby Jones and a professional baker of wedding cakes. It turns out that Mona and her daughter, Oneida, two quirky kindred spirits, have a lot to learn from Arthur as well. As the three gradually unveil one another's secrets, they are forced to choose whether the truth will ruin them or teach them about love; how deeply it runs, how strong it makes us, and even when all seems lost, how it brings us together and gives our lives meaning.
Here is a story that is part mystery, part meditation, part romance, part imperative; presented from different points of view.
Doctor Chopra Says
, Real Doctors, Real Answers, Medical Facts and Myths Everyone Should Know, Dr. Sanjiv Copra and Dr. Alan Lotvin with David Fisher
Once upon a time, maintaining your health seemed relatively simple. But today we're barraged by a never ending array of conflicting medical advice. It's all terribly conflicting, and most of us aren't sure what news we can trust and what we can ignore. Doctor Chopra Says offers a solution that will help you make the right decisions for your health. In this book, Dr. Sanjir Chopra teams up with renowned cardiologist Dr. Alan Lotvin to give you the most cutting edge medical research available. Doctor Chopra Says explains how you can tell the difference between true medical needs and irrelevant media hype covering such vital topics as:
• Is wine the best medicine?
• Which cancer screening methods are effective?
• Is there a best "diet" for you?
• What one vitamin should everyone be taking?
• Are statins the new miracle drug?
Filled with advice from many top medical experts in their respective fields, Doctor Chopra Says gives you the tools to lead a healthier, happier and longer life.
How We Lived
, W.R. Poage
In this book the author (with the help of a number of residents of Central Texas) has tried to recall some of the practices of the past three quarters of a century. The book does not try to pass judgement on these life styles. It uses a number of pictures to enable this and future generations to better understand how their forefathers lived. It also presents word pictures of life in specific families and at specific periods. Mr. Poage believes that there has always been a great deal of diversity among the living practices of individual families, as well as between regional and ethnic groups.
The book falls into three parts. The first eight chapters reflect what Mr. Poage views as the general practice of the era and the area. The photographs show a few of the living conditions of the times. The personal stories (including that of the Poage family) reflect the aspirations and the struggles of specific families.
--By W.R. Poage, Lawyer, Farmer, Congressman
-- From the Texas Bookshelf
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