Unraveling Anne

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - After all, this is my mother we’re talking about. I don’t have her anymore, but I still have her story. In 1950s los angeles, anne ford was the epitome of the California golden girl, a former beauty queen and model-turned-fashion designer whose success and charm were legendary. So how is it possible that such a woman could die in squalor, an alcoholic street person brutally murdered in a burnt-out West Hollywood building? In searching for answers to the heartbreaking trajectory of her mother’s life, writer Laurel Saville plumbed the depths of Anne’s troubled past and her own eccentric childhood to untangle the truth of an exceptional, yet tragic, existence.

. As her daughter, i belonged to her; as my mother, she also belongs to me. Most importantly, saville explores how what we bring forward from previous generations can shape our own lives, and how compassion and love for a difficult parent can be a person’s bridge to a better life. What she discovered was a woman who was beautiful, well-educated, and talented—yet tormented by internal demons and no match for the hedonistic culture of Southern California in the 1960s and 70s.

Unraveling Anne #ad - With unflinching honesty and stirring compassion, Saville struggles to reconcile the two faces her mother presented the world: the glamour-girl-about-town the public saw and the unpredictable, bitter alcoholic her children knew.

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A Father's Betrayal

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Clink Street Publishing #ad - But in 1972 her mother disappeared, setting in motion a chain of events which would forever shatter her seemingly loving family. Muna and her three sisters were happy children, growing up in Newport South Wales with their English mother and Arabic father.

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Mercer Girls

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - But the very troubles that sent them running from Lowell follow them to the muddy streets of Seattle, and the friendships forged on the cross-country trek are tested at every turn. Just when the journey seems to lead only to ruin, an encounter with a famous suffragist could be their salvation. Mail-order brides, yes, but of a certain caliber.

Schoolmarmish josephine, tough-as-nails Dovey, and pious perfectionist Sophronia see their chance to exchange their bleak prospects for new lives. It’s 1864 in downtrodden Lowell, Massachusetts. The civil war has taken its toll on the town—leaving the economy in ruin and its women in dire straits. But to survive both an untamed new landscape and their pasts, they’ll need all their strength—and one another.

Mercer Girls #ad - That is, errand: he seeks high-minded women who can exert an elevating influence in Seattle, but providential, until Asa Mercer arrives on a peculiar, where there are ten men for every woman.

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RACE TO JUSTICE

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WildBlue Press #ad - Award winning finalist in the true crime category of the 2019 best book awards sponsored by American Book FestCynthia Albrecht, the executive chef of the Penske-Marlboro racing team and darling of the IndyCar circuit, went missing on October 25, 1992-the night before her divorce from Michael Albrecht became final.

Drivers and racing crews from across the country converged on "The Brickyard, " site of the Indianapolis 500, to help search for her. As the head mechanic for the dick simon racing team, known as “Crabby” across the race circuit, Michael had a reputation for bullying and abuse. The case went cold for six years until a newly elected prosecutor allowed his deputies to charge Michael Albrecht with murder.

RACE TO JUSTICE #ad - But with a strong alibi, there was nothing authorities could do when he decided to take a vacation to Florida and skip a scheduled polygraph test and the search for his estranged wife. Nor could law enforcement charge him when Cynthia’s body was found a few weeks later in northern Indiana - minus her head.

He'd immediately become a suspect in Cynthia's disappearance. But would they be able to prove his guilt?this true crime legal thriller written by one of the prosecutors, and journalist Margie Porter, Larry Sells, runs at full throttle and will leave you on the edge of your seat right up to the checkered flag at the final verdict.

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Embers of Childhood: Growing Up a Whitney

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Arcade #ad - But money itself is not the source of happiness. Glimpses into the elegance of a vanderbilt ball thrown by her great-grandparents and the yearly production of traveling from her childhood home on Long Island to their summer home in Aiken, despite being in the same house, are measured against memoires of strict governesses with stricter rules in a childhood separate from her parents, South Carolina, and the ever-present pressure to measure up in her studies and lessons.

As flora steps back in time to trace the origins of her family’s fortune and where it stands today, she takes a discerning look at how wealth and excess shaped her life, for better and for worse. In this wonderfully evocative memoir, critiques, Flora Miller Biddle examines, and pays homage to the people and places of her childhood that shaped her life.

Embers of Childhood: Growing Up a Whitney #ad - A look into the privileged world of the American Aristocracy of the Early Twentieth Century Flora Miller Biddle was born a blue-blood. The granddaughter of the whitney museum founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, her childhood played out in a sort of Wharton landscape as she was shielded from the woes of the world.

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Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery

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The History Press #ad - Her enthusiastic sleuthing captured the attention of Southern Pines resident and journalist Steve Bouser, who takes readers back to those blustery winter days so long ago in the search to reveal what really happened to Elva Statler Davidson. A web of intrigue” Our State. More than half a century later, the story was all but forgotten when local resident Diane McLellan spied an old photograph at a yard sale and became obsessed with solving the mystery.

Includes photos   “as compelling as any crime mystery an American writer has ever written: suspenseful, titillating, true and set in Moore County. The pilot   “bouser is both compassionate and balanced in his reports of the Davidson affair. Authors ’round the south   “bouser uses a story ‘ripped from the headlines’ as they say to reveal what’s known and unknown about a young Pinehurst socialite’s bizarre death .

Death of a Pinehurst Princess: The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery #ad -  .  . A politically charged coroner’s inquest failed to determine a definitive cause of death, and the following civil action continued to expose sordid details of the couple’s lives. A socialite bride, an older husband of questionable social rank, a $1 million inheritance, Yankees misbehaving on Southern soil .

 .  . He takes the reader through the wild inquest, a later trial over Elva’s will, and buckets of speculation.

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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

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Harper Wave #ad - Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe.

When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance.

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - But, soon after jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that. A story of the fragility of the mind, a love story that raises profound questions: how do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, above all, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, radiant with compassion, and the tenacity of the human spirit, and written with dazzling lyricism, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.

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I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage

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Thomas Nelson #ad - The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers. I am hutterite chronicles her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life.

Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance.  . The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.

I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage #ad - Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fiction. Your mother and father are running away, " said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home. To a hutterite, running away, nothing is more shameful than that word, Weglaufen. In 1969, ann-marie’s parents did the unthinkable. They left a hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life.

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Before I Go

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Lake Union Publishing #ad - For the first time, she reveals the worst years of her life—her constant battles with illness and a series of devastating miscarriages, the damaging jealousy of her friend and her struggle to be taken seriously as a writer. Before i go is an inspiring story of resilience and a must for any Cookson fan.

. When her estate discovered this never-before-published memoir in the attic of her home, it was an astonishing find. Known for the wit of her writing, Catherine Cookson was the UK’s most widely read novelist during her lifetime. But what shines through most is her strength in the face of adversity, Tom, her deep love for her husband, the solace she found in her art and her unmistakable character.

Before I Go #ad - Before i go is the definitive story of her life, in the author’s own candid words. While cookson had authored previous autobiographies, none have truly touched upon the tragedy and personal anguish she experienced until now.

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She Survived: Melissa

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Pinnacle Books #ad - An hour later, she was yanked from her dreams into terror. She tells her exclusive true story as part of a compelling narrative by bestselling crime expert M. A few days before her 26th birthday, Melissa Schickel returned to her Indianapolis home and went to bed. Phelps clearly shows how the ugliest crimes can take place in the quietest of suburbs.

Library journal on never See Them Again  "Phelps is a true-crime veteran. New york post"anything by Phelps is always an eye-opening experience. Suspense Magazine. An intruder held her down, brutally beating and stabbing her. William Phelps. Melissa fought fiercely. The assailant fled, leaving her to face a long road to recovery from deep-seated fear and post-traumatic stress.

She Survived: Melissa #ad - Fighting for her life. Her strength and courage will inspire all women with similar experiences to think of themselves proudly as survivors—not victims.

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The Slave Across the Street

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Ampelon Publishing #ad - Flores discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day America. And it all happened while living at home wihtout her parents ever knowing about it.

Wall street journal and usa today best seller! ***While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U. S. Still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men, and children--not something that happens to their own. In this powerful true story, Theresa L.

The Slave Across the Street #ad - Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives. In this book, Ms. Flores shares how her life as an all-american, blonde-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit.

. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking.

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