“Where the Sky Begins”
by Rhys Bowen
A woman’s future is determined by fate and choice in a gripping World War II novel about danger, triumph and second chances by the NYT bestselling author of “The Venice Sketchbook” and ” The Tuscan Child”.
London, 1940. Bombs fall and the world of Josie Banks collapses. Evacuated to the English countryside, Josie finds herself in the property of Miss Harcourt, a reluctant guest of the survivors of the Blitz. Josie convinces Miss Harcourt to let her open a humble tea room. But when Josie meets Mike Johnson, a handsome Canadian pilot, a growing intimacy brings her inner peace. Then her husband suddenly returns from the war.
A dangerous secret is about to turn Josie’s life upside down, and her newfound courage will be tested.
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“The kitchen is closed and other advantages of being old”
by Sandra Butler
In this fun and intensely personal collection of essays, Butler recounts her experience from old age to old age, remembering and forgetting all the bad things, feeling frustrated with technology, following the avalanche of cultural and political news, mothering two middle-aged girls, examining his former body and, ultimately, preparing for his death.
With its lively humor and refreshing honesty, it’s a must-read for aging women, older workers and adult children who want to better understand their mother’s life. Older women are rejected in white American culture, Butler argues, and it’s both disheartening and disrespectful. Butler is not an old person – she is a mother, a lesbian, a Jew, a feminist and sometimes, a “hector agitator”.
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“On Full Automatic: Survive 13 months in Vietnam”
by William V. Taylor Jr.
Vietnam 1967-68. Eighteen-year-old Marine recruit William V. Taylor Jr. and his brother are Marines assembled in a new reaction force that is immediately tested in the heat of a bloody conflict known as Operation Beaver Cage . After a traumatic first fight, they push through back-to-back operations with little time to rest or reflect. Those who survive will return home with everlasting memories of a nightmare.
Fifty years later, Taylor shares her experience in explicit and often gruesome detail and with respectful honor to those who didn’t live to tell the tale. Taylor reveals what it means to follow the path of a warrior, to sacrifice oneself and to live with the memories of a war.
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by Dr. Debbie Palmer
Relax, let go and become your most beautiful self.
Mindfulness is a simple change we can all make for better health – emotionally, physically, and spiritually. New York dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer reveals her secrets to helping her patients develop more mindfulness and cultivate inner peace and outer radiance. Today, mindfulness – the act of being more present and focused in everything we do – is important for our well-being. This book is a practical and practical guide to looking and feeling more beautiful in the modern world. It provides simple self-care tips and shows how to work with essential oils, crystals, chakras, nutrition and more when making positive changes to body, mind and spirit. Buy at https://qvc.co/3MIiQrI. NOTE: BookTrib’s Bites is presented by Booktrib.com.