Friday, December 5, 2008
ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS NEW RELEASES
ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS is proud to announce the release of many new titles in time for your holiday shopping. These titles are on Amazon.com, Mobipocket and are available as Kindle Editions. You can also order direct at http://allthingsthatmatterpress.com
THE PUNJABI'S WIFE
During changing American social conditions in 1968, a naïve nineteen year old Midwestern girl marries an older Pakistani man and moves to Lahore where she lives as a Muslim wife for almost two years. This young girl does not realize that her new husband married her to gain American citizenship and return to the United States. Her life in Pakistan is filled with adventures shopping bazaars, dancing girls, an Islamic red light district, historical Moghal architecture and social turmoil. Slowly these Pakistani real life experience begin to teach this girl how Muslims control and mistreat their women. The danger of fanatic Shiite religious practices and exciting road travel are all balanced with her status as a blond American woman in a foreign land at the mercy of her Muslim husband. This true story unveils an informed observation of Muslim women’s status in Pakistani society. The Punjabi’s Wife is a book that asserts itself as a true American odyssey, a brave young woman’s adventure story and lessons for western women contemplating relationships with any Muslim man.
THE GRACE NOTE
BRIAN L. DOE
Alexander Brogan, New York Philharmonic violinist and Julliard instructor, could not have imagined that his fiancée Charlotte would be murdered at Lincoln Center, nor could he have fathomed abandoning his elite Manhattan lifestyle and retreating to a small town in upstate, New York. Determined to fade away into a quiet, isolated existence as a high school music teacher, he encounters a wily ten-year-old violin prodigy named Kelly, whom he vainly tries to ignore. But through the arm-twisting antics of her straight-shooting, Louisiana-born grandmother, he agrees to teach the child. Ultimately, the experience forces him not only to rediscover his passion for the violin and music, but also to realize that love may very well linger in a heart that only Kelly’s beautiful Aunt Grace can open.
NANCY LEE SHRADER
Haiku is a poetic form and a type of poetry from the Japanese culture. Haiku combines form, content, and language in a meaningful, yet compact form. Haiku poets write about everyday things. Many themes include nature, feelings, or experiences. Usually they use simple wordsand grammar. The most common form for Haiku is three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn’t rhyme. A Haiku must paint a mental image in the reader’s mind. This is the challenge of Haiku – to put the poem’s meaning and imagery in the reader’s mind in ONLY 17 SYLLABLES over just three (3) lines of poetry!
WHERE THE FENCELINE RUNS
A collection of poetry related to life and living that was written over several years. I've poured my heart into these pieces - so many of them are about raising a daughter in this age.
NO MORE LOSERS
This is a testimonial along with a proposed plan for getting to know yourself and why you are unhappy with your body. If weight problems stem from emotional distress, of eating disorders that are emotional in nature there is hope in understanding why. Only as you understand yourself can you correct the mental cues that cause over eating.
Linda further recommends a positive thought approach to building a strong future of weight reduction and control. Not to deprive but reward in a way that is acceptable. Not counting calories, following food plans and all the other short term fixes but to find a balance in life and in food that nourishes without guilt. In effect it is respecting and loving yourself enough to do what is best for your body, mind and soul.
RAMBLINGS THROUGH THE ATTIC OF THOUGHT
E. JOYCE MOORE
There are always at least two sides to every story. Somewhere in between is where the truth is hidden. Those who seek the truth, even when it is not what they want to hear, will live the most genuine life. Your decisions may be the same, but they will be based upon an unadulterated integrity. If there is a small voice inside you whispering questions, have the courage to seek the answers, lest your personal truth becomes counterfeit by omission. Decisions made, actions taken, judgments ruled -- sans listening to every faction with as much objectivity as humanly possible -- will always be based upon warped evidence, ultimately causing those who continue stand upon such flawed reality, to fall.
Five years after her last child abuse investigation, emotionally bankrupt Kathryn abruptly ends her self-imposed exile and returns to Los Angeles to reclaim her life. Relationships weave into the tapestry of Kathryn’s life, expanding her reclusive world. Her friends and a cryptic letter written by a powerful man push Kathryn to reconcile the past. Who says, “You can’t go home again?” Sometimes that is exactly what must be done. But is it worth it?
Everyone deserves a second chance - or do they?
Sara Weber has always felt she was married to two people – her husband Paul and his ex-wife Mona. Suddenly, Sara's marriage is turned upside down when Mona demands money from Paul for their college-bound daughter Claudia. Paul's response? He wants Claudia to move across the country to Arizona, live with him and Sara, and attend the local university.
When Claudia is in a car accident, Mona swoops in and attempts to re-kindle a relationship with Paul. Devastated, Sara turns to the last person she ever thought could help her – her own stepmother.
Surprises await you in Second Chance - a story about marriage and forgiveness and a second chance at love.