Books about Patient

  1. Silence of the Grave

    by Arnaldur Indriðason
    A detective investigates a decades-old murder to uncover the truth and bring justice.

    Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Tao of Pooh

    by Benjamin Hoff
    A whimsical exploration of Taoism through the beloved characters of Winnie the Pooh.

    The Wisdom of Pooh. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and ... (Goodreads)

  3. Palace Walk

    by Naguib Mahfouz
    An exploration of family life in Cairo during the 1920s, uncovering secrets and tensions in the everyday.

    al-Sayyid Ahmad Abd al-Jawad is the tyrannical head of his household, demanding total, unquestioning obedience from his wife, Amina, his sons, Yasin, Fahmy and Kamal, and his daughters, Khadija and ... (Wikipedia)

  4. (Ar-Raheeq Al-Makhtum) The Sealed Nectar: Biography of the Noble Prophet (SAW)

    by Safiur Rahman Mubarakpuri
    A dramatic retelling of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, highlighting his teachings and spiritual journey.

    الرحيق المختوم بحث في السيرة النبوية. تأليف: الشيخ صفي الرحمن المباركفوري. قُدِّم في مسابقة رابطة العالم الإسلامي في السيرة النبوية الشريفة، وحاز البحث على المركز الأول. "ومن منهجي في هذا الكتاب ـ ... (Goodreads)

  5. Longbourn

    by Jo Baker
    A retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" from the perspective of the servants at Longbourn.

    Sarah is a young woman of marrying age. Orphaned, she came to work for the Bennet family with whom she still resides along with the other servants including the married Mr and Mrs Hill and the much ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Gandhi: An Autobiography

    by Mahatma Gandhi
    An intimate account of Gandhi's life, philosophy, and political activism.

    Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Kissing Hand

    by Audrey Penn
    A young raccoon learns to cope with the anxiety of being away from home with the help of his mother's comforting kiss.

    School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

    by John Grogan
    A heartfelt journey of a family and their beloved, but mischievous, dog.

    John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of ... (Goodreads)

  9. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

    by Lisa See
    Story of two women in 19th-century China, exploring the power of female friendship.

    In rural Hunan province called Puwei (nicknamed the Common Beauty Village), a county in China, Lily is destined to become a, laotong, pair with Snow Flower, a girl of the same age from Tongkou (the ... (Wikipedia)

  10. The Tartar Steppe

    by Dino Buzzati
    A young Italian soldier stationed at a remote fort in a desolate landscape, waiting for a mythical enemy.

    The plot of the novel is Drogo's lifelong wait for a great war in which his life and the existence of the fort can prove its usefulness. The human need for giving life meaning and the soldier's ... (Wikipedia)

  11. Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

    by Cesar Millan
    A practical guide on how to train and understand dogs, in a way that is natural and beneficial for both.

    There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, ... (Goodreads)

  12. The Atlas of Middle-Earth

    by Karen Wynn Fonstad
    Detailed guide to the world of Middle-Earth from Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

    Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali

    by Satchidananda
    Path to enlightenment, outlining eight limbs of yoga and various meditation practices.

    This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read ... (Barnes & Noble)

  14. Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from the Power of Now

    by Eckhart Tolle
    Exploring the teachings of Eckhart Tolle on living in the present moment, and how to apply them in daily life.

    New York Times, bestselling author Eckhart Tolle — A key to happiness is living in the now, Practice, The Power of Now,:, If you, like many others, have benefited from the transformative experience ... (Barnes & Noble)

  15. The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive

    by Daniel J. Siegel
    Comprehensive guide to understanding and nurturing a child's developing mind.

    Your toddler throws a tantrum in the middle of a store. Your preschooler refuses to get dressed. Your fifth-grader sulks on the bench instead of playing on the field. Do children conspire to make ... (Goodreads)

  16. The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer

    by Harvey Karp
    A guide to calming a newborn baby and helping them to sleep longer.

    In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries –an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying. No ... (Goodreads)

  17. Joy of Cooking

    by Irma S. Rombauer
    A comprehensive guide to cooking techniques, recipes and culinary wisdom.

    In the nearly ninety years since Irma S. Rombauer self-published the first three thousand copies of, Joy of Cooking, in 1931, it has become the kitchen bible, with more than 20 million copies in ... (Goodreads)

  18. Brat Farrar

    by Josephine Tey
    A young man impersonates the long-lost heir of a wealthy family, but his plan is threatened by a dark secret from the past.

    The story is about the Ashbys, an English country-squire family. Their centuries-old family estate is Latchetts, in the fictional village of Clare, near the south coast of England. It takes place in ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Angle of Repose

    by Wallace Stegner
    A man's search for his ancestors and their stories, leading to a journey of self-discovery.

    Lyman Ward narrates a century after the fact. Lyman interprets the story at times and leaves gaps that he points out at other times. Some of the disappointments of his life, including his divorce, ... (Wikipedia)

  20. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

    by John M. Gottman
    A guide to building and maintaining a successful marriage, based on research and practical advice from a renowned relationship expert.

    John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage by using rigorous scientific procedures to observe the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over many years. Here is the culmination ... (Goodreads)

  21. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

    by Adele Faber
    A guide for parents to communicate effectively with their children, using empathy and respect to build strong relationships.

    The ultimate “parenting bible” (,The Boston Globe,), a timeless, beloved book on how to effectively communicate with your child from the #1, New York Times, bestselling authors. Adele Faber and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  22. Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

    by Ina May Gaskin
    A comprehensive guide to childbirth, highlighting the power of the female body.

    What you need to know to have the best birth experience for you., Drawing upon her thirty-plus years of experience, Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife, shares the benefits and joys of ... (Goodreads)

  23. Preach My Gospel: A Guide To Missionary Service

    by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    A comprehensive guide to missionary service, providing instructions for successful proselytizing.

    A handbook for missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... (Goodreads)

  24. The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly

    by Luis Sepúlveda
    A charming story of a seagull and a cat who teach each other lessons of determination and resilience.

    A cat. A seagull. An impossible task. A worldwide bestseller and the subject of a feature film, THE STORY OF A SEAGULL... is finally out in paperback! Her wings burdened by an oil slick, a seagull ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

    by Donalyn Miller
    Strategies and techniques to inspire children to read, unlocking the potential of every reader.

    Known for her popular blog, "The Book Whisperer," Donalyn Miller is a dedicated teacher who says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. Her approach, however, is not ... (Goodreads)

  26. NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

    by Steve Silberman
    Explores the history, science, and personal stories of autism.

    Going back to the earliest days of autism research and chronicling the brave and lonely journey of autistic people and their families through the decades, Silberman provides long-sought solutions to ... (Goodreads)

  27. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

    by Daniel J. Siegel
    Practical strategies to nurture children's social and emotional development while managing challenging behavior.

    NEW YORK TIMES, BESTSELLER - The pioneering experts behind, The Whole-Brain Child, and, The Yes Brain, tackle the ultimate parenting challenge: discipline. Highlighting the fascinating link between a ... (Goodreads)

  28. An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    by Oliver Sacks
    Study of human behavior, exploring the complexities of neurological conditions.

    Paradoxical portraits of seven neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a ... (Goodreads)

  29. Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

    by Ben Hogan
    A classic instructional book on golf, detailing the techniques and fundamentals of the game.

    A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,, Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons, outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated ... (Goodreads)

  30. Canada

    by Richard Ford
    A family's relocation to a small Canadian town, exploring the depths of human relationships.

    After his parents are arrested for robbing a bank, fifteen-year-old Dell Parsons is left to fend for himself. His twin sister Berner has run off, leaving him to a family friend who secrets him away ... (Wikipedia)

  31. Hidden Depths

    by Ann Cleeves
    A detective investigates the murder of a young woman in a small English town, uncovering secrets and lies.

    From Ann Cleeves—,New York Times, bestselling and award-winning author of the, Vera, and, Shetland, series, both of which are hit TV shows—comes, Hidden Depths,., ,“Ann Cleeves is one of my favorite ... (Barnes & Noble)

  32. Ramona and Her Mother

    by Beverly Cleary
    A young girl's journey of understanding her family dynamics and learning to grow up.

    "People should not think being seven and a half years old was easy, because it wasn't." , At last, Ramona's father, Robert, has a job again, so the Quimbys host a brunch to celebrate. Ramona is ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Pie and Pastry Bible

    by Rose Levy Beranbaum
    Comprehensive guide to baking pies and pastries with detailed recipes and techniques for perfect results every time.

    The Pie and Pastry Bible, is your magic wand for baking the pies, tarts, and pastries of your dreams—the definitive work by the country's top baker. -More than 300 recipes, 200 drawings of techniques ... (Barnes & Noble)

  34. The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion: The All-Purpose Baking Cookbook

    by King Arthur Flour
    Comprehensive guide to baking, including recipes, techniques, and troubleshooting tips. Perfect for novice and experienced bakers alike.

    The trusted companion of scores of home bakers is finally available in paperback!, Originally Published ten years ago - and shortly thereafter honored as the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook of the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. The Island

    by Victoria Hislop
    A family's secrets unfold as they grapple with the consequences of the Greek Civil War.

    On the brink of a life-changing decision, Alexis Fielding longs to find out about her mother's past. But Sofia has never spoken of it. All she admits to is growing up in a small Cretan village before ... (Goodreads)

  36. Zen in the Art of Archery

    by Eugen Herrigel
    A study of the spiritual practice of Zen Buddhism through the lens of archery.

    The path to achieving Zen (a balance between the body and the mind) is brilliantly explained by Professor Eugen Herrigel in this timeless account. This book is the result of the author’s six year ... (Goodreads)

  37. North and South

    by Elizabeth Gaskell
    A tale of two contrasting worlds, exploring the divisions of the industrial revolution.

    Nineteen-year-old Margaret Hale has lived for almost 10 years in London with her cousin Edith and her wealthy Aunt Shaw, but when Edith marries Captain Lennox, Margaret happily returns home to the ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Bread Bible

    by Rose Levy Beranbaum
    A comprehensive guide to baking bread, covering techniques, ingredients, and recipes for a variety of breads.

    Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Bread Book, The Bread Bible, gives bread bakers 150 of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum's trademark. Her knowledge of ... (Barnes & Noble)

  39. The Story of Ferdinand

    by Munro Leaf
    A gentle bull refuses to fight, instead choosing to sit in a field and smell the flowers.

    Young Ferdinand does not enjoy butting heads with other young bulls , preferring instead to sit under a cork tree smelling the flowers. His mother is concerned that he might be lonely and tries to ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

    by Temple Grandin
    Temple Grandin, an autistic woman, explores the unique ways in which autistic brains work and how they contribute to society.

    A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate When Temple Grandin was born in 1947, autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

    by Elisabeth Tova Bailey
    A journey into the natural world and exploration of a small creature's extraordinary life.

    In a work that beautifully demonstrates the rewards of closely observing nature, Elisabeth Bailey shares an inspiring and intimate story of her uncommon encounter with a Neohelix albolabris —a common ... (Goodreads)

  42. Discourses and Selected Writings

    by Epictetus
    Epictetus' teachings on Stoicism, emphasizing the importance of self-control, rationality, and acceptance of fate.

    A new translation of the influential teachings of the great Stoic philosopher DESPITE BEING BORN into slavery, Greco-Roman philosopher Epictetus became one of the most influential thinkers of his ... (Goodreads)

  43. The Samurai's Garden

    by Gail Tsukiyama
    A young man's journey of healing in a remote Japanese village.

    A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent ... (Goodreads)

  44. What to Expect the First Year

    by Heidi Murkoff
    A comprehensive guide to parenting a newborn, covering all aspects of caring for a baby.

    Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has ... (Goodreads)

  45. Blueberries for Sal

    by Robert McCloskey
    A young girl's adventure with a bear family, learning lessons of nature and responsibility.

    "The book opens and closes with a picture of little Sal and her mother in the kitchen, the mother is canning blueberries... One sees in this opening picture Sal entertaining herself by placing the ... (Wikipedia)

  46. The Tiny Seed

    by Eric Carle
    A tiny seed travels through the seasons, facing challenges and obstacles, before finally growing into a beautiful flower.

    In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost – burned by the sun, fallen into the ocean, eaten by a bird. ... (Goodreads)

  47. Never Cry Wolf: The Amazing True Story of Life Among Arctic Wolves

    by Farley Mowat
    A scientist's immersive study of Arctic wolves in the wild, challenging preconceptions of predator behavior.

    More than a half-century ago the naturalist Farley Mowat was sent to investigate why wolves were killing arctic caribou. Mowat's account of the summer he lived in the frozen tundra alone—studying the ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Art of Raising a Puppy

    by Monks of New Skete
    A guide to raising a happy and well-behaved puppy, emphasizing the importance of patience, consistency, and understanding the dog's nature.

    The Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your ... (Goodreads)

  49. Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too

    by Adele Faber
    Practical strategies for raising children in a way that encourages healthy relationships between siblings.

    Already best-selling authors with How to Talk So Kids Will Listen Listen So Kids Will Talk , Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish turned their minds to the battle of the siblings. Parents themselves, they ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food

    by Stan Berenstain
    Mama Bear helps her cubs learn about healthy eating habits and the dangers of too much junk food.

    Mama Bear lays down the law when she notices that Papa and the cubs are getting too chubby. With the help of Dr. Grizzly's slide show on how the body works, the Bear family makes a healthful ... (Goodreads)

  51. Strange Shores

    by Arnaldur Indriðason

    Published now in twenty-six countries around the world, Inspector Erlendur joins Maigret, Morse, Wallander, and a handful of other world-famous policemen who provide must-reading for suspense fans ... (Goodreads)

  52. Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

    by Jon Kabat-Zinn
    Guide to mindfulness meditation, exploring the power of presence and becoming aware of the present moment.

    In this book, the author maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. It speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone ... (Goodreads)

  53. How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

    by Joanna Faber
    Step-by-step guide on how to communicate effectively with young children.

    Over 200,000 copies in print! A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will ... (Barnes & Noble)

  54. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

    by Patricia B. McConnell
    A behavioral scientist explores the complex relationship between humans and dogs, offering insights into how to communicate effectively with our furry friends.

    The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog ... (Goodreads)

  55. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

    by Randall Munroe
    Exploring the world of science and technology, using only the 1000 most common English words.

    Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  56. The Happiest Toddler on the Block: The New Way to Stop the Daily Battle of Wills and Raise a Secure and Well-Behaved One- To Four-Year-Old

    by Harvey Karp
    A guide for parents to understand and communicate with their toddlers effectively, reducing tantrums and promoting positive behavior.

    Toddlers can drive you adorable and fun one stubborn and demanding the next! Yet, as unbelievable as it sounds, there is a way to turn the daily stream of "nos" and "don'ts" ... (Goodreads)

  57. The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity

    by Lee Strobel
    Investigation into the biggest questions and doubts about Christianity.

    Was God telling the truth when he said, "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart"? In his #1 bestseller The Case for Christ , Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, ... (Goodreads)

  58. Justin Morgan Had a Horse

    by Marguerite Henry
    The story of a small, scrappy horse named Justin Morgan and his journey to become a legendary sire of the Morgan breed.

    The schoolmaster, Justin Morgan , takes two colts as payment for an old debt. The younger of the two grows into a sturdy, though small, riding horse which served as the foundation of the Morgan breed ... (Wikipedia)

  59. Snowflake Bentley

    by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
    A heartwarming story of a man's dedication to snowflake photography and his passion for understanding nature.

    "Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." — Wilson Bentley (1865–1931) Snow in Vermont is as common as dirt. Why ... (Goodreads)

  60. London

    by Edward Rutherfurd
    Historical novel tracing the 2000-year history of the English capital.

    Here is Edward Rutherfurd's classic novel of London, a glorious pageant spanning 2,000 years. He brings this vibrant city's long and noble history alive through the ever-shifting fortunes, fates, and ... (Goodreads)

  61. Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened

    by Torey L. Hayden
    A therapist works with three troubled children, uncovering their traumatic pasts and helping them heal.

    From the bestselling author of, One Child, comes the story of three of former special education teacher Torey Hayden’s most extraordinary challenges., Nine-year-old Cassandra, kidnapped by her father ... (Barnes & Noble)

  62. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

    by Alexandra Horowitz
    An exploration into the world of dogs and the complex abilities of their senses.

    The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily ... (Goodreads)

  63. Where's Waldo?

    by Martin Handford
    A picture book where the reader searches for Waldo, a man dressed in red and white stripes, in various crowded scenes.

    The amazing original that set off the worldwide search for Waldo! Perfect for the youngest Waldo searcher, this special edition contains all the fun of the original but with lots of eye-boggling ... (Goodreads)

  64. One Child

    by Torey L. Hayden
    A teacher's struggles to make a difference in the life of a disturbed child.

    This beautiful and deeply moving tale recounts educational psychologist Torey Hayden's battle to unlock the emotions of a troubled and sexually abused child who, with the help of Hayden, was finally ... (Goodreads)

  65. Some Luck

    by Jane Smiley
    A saga tracing five generations of a farming family in midwestern America.

    On their farm in Denby, Iowa, Rosanna and Walter Langdon abide by time-honored values that they pass on to their five wildly different yet equally remarkable children: Frank, the brilliant, stubborn ... (Goodreads)

  66. Breathing Lessons

    by Anne Tyler
    A couple's journey of self-discovery over the course of one day.

    The story describes the joys and pains of the ordinary marriage of Ira and Maggie Moran as they travel from Baltimore to attend a funeral and back home again in one day. It also examines Maggie's ... (Wikipedia)

  67. Effortless

    by S.C. Stephens
    A young woman's journey of self-discovery, learning to overcome her past and take control of her future.

    After being caught in the middle of a love triangle that led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain ... (Goodreads)

  68. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

    by Cesar Millan
    A comprehensive guide to raising a well-behaved and balanced dog, from puppyhood to adulthood.

    From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's, Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. , For the millions of people every year who ... (Barnes & Noble)

  69. The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room

    by Stan Berenstain
    Mama Bear helps Brother and Sister Bear clean their messy room, teaching them the importance of organization and cleanliness.

    "The room shared by Brother and Sister is a mess because the cubs argue over who should neaten up instead of working together. Sure to make toddlers smile while they absorb an implied lesson."– ... (Goodreads)

  70. Faceless Killers

    by Henning Mankell
    A Swedish detective investigates a murder and uncovers a complex web of secrets and lies.

    It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this ... (Goodreads)

  71. George and Martha: The Complete Stories of Two Best Friends

    by James Marshall
    Collection of short stories about two best friends, George and Martha, and their humorous adventures.

    35 Stories. George and Martha: not, as one might think, the first president and his spouse, but two hippopotamuses created by the singular talent of James Marshall. For the past quarter century, ... (Goodreads)

  72. The Elephant Whisperer

    by Lawrence Anthony
    A story of the unlikely bond between a conservationist and a herd of wild elephants.

    When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in South Africa, his commonsense told him to refuse. But he was the ... (Goodreads)

  73. The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners

    by Stan Berenstain
    A lesson in manners and politeness, as the Berenstain Bears learn the importance of courtesy.

    "When Mama Bear's efforts to improve her family's manners are unsuccessful, she devises a Politeness Plan–a chart listing a chore as a penalty for each act of rudeness. Basic etiquette is presented ... (Goodreads)

  74. King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian

    by Marguerite Henry
    A horse's journey of survival, finding friendship and loyalty along the way.

    The story starts in Morocco, as the fast of Ramadan is ending. Agba, a mute slave boy, tends to his favorite Arabian mare, who gives birth that night. The colt has a white spot on his hind heel, ... (Wikipedia)

  75. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

    by Edward M. Hallowell
    An exploration of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and its effects on individuals, families, and society.

    Through vivid stories of the experiences of their patients (both adults and children), Drs. Hallowell and Ratey show the varied forms ADD takes — from the hyperactive search for high stimulation to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. Saving Fish from Drowning

    by Amy Tan
    A group of friends on a spiritual journey in the jungles of Burma, meeting unexpected turns of fate.

    The story concerns a group of American tourists travelling the Burma Road from China to Myanmar, and the comic confusions that occur when they are kidnapped by a group of Karen people who believe one ... (Wikipedia)

  77. The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation Into the Writing Life

    by Julia Cameron
    A guide to help aspiring writers overcome their fears and self-doubt, and to develop a writing practice that is both fulfilling and productive.

    What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write , Julia Cameron 's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's ... (Goodreads)

  78. Christ Stopped at Eboli: The Story of a Year

    by Carlo Levi
    Exiled to a remote Italian village, a doctor reflects on the poverty and suffering of the locals. A poignant portrayal of life in Southern Italy.

    It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi—a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters—was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's ... (Goodreads)

  79. The Secret of Chimneys

    by Agatha Christie
    An English country house mystery featuring a daring young detective who unravels a sinister criminal conspiracy.

    When they meet up in Bulawayo , Anthony Cade agrees to take on two jobs for his friend James McGrath. Anthony heads for London to deliver the draft of a memoir to a publisher, and to return letters ... (Wikipedia)

  80. The Stars Are Fire

    by Anita Shreve
    A woman’s struggle to survive devastating wildfires in the post-WWII era.

    In October 1947, after a summer-long drought, fires break out all along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor to Kittery and are soon racing out of control from town to village. Five months pregnant, Grace ... (Goodreads)

  81. Chesapeake

    by James A. Michener
    A sweeping saga of four generations of a family living in Maryland and their struggles to adapt to changing times.

    The story-line, like much of Michener's work, depicts a number of characters within family groups over a long time period, richly illustrating the history of the area through these families' ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Waiting for Normal

    by Leslie Connor
    Twelve-year-old Addie struggles to find stability and a sense of home while living with her unpredictable mother.

    A sixth-grader , Addie, has just moved into a trailer with her troubled mother. Once she has gotten over the move, Addie befriends some girls at school and a lady named Soula who runs the minimart. ... (Wikipedia)

  83. Moonlight Road

    by Robyn Carr
    A woman moves to a small town to start over and finds love and healing.

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