All of us are afraid at some time or another and fear is an emotion that we should not deny. On the other hand, fear should not run our lives. The Heart of Fear explores the role fear plays, how we learn to be afraid, the things we’re typical afraid of and how to manage our fear. It is an encouraging, uplifting book that sheds light on the feeling we most need to understand. Any parent, leader, teacher or counselor will benefit from this book.
Citizen is a rich, compelling novel that interweaves the lives of individuals with the major global conflict of the 20th century. The book tells the stories of three families that struggle through the captivity and inherent racism in the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.
The novel focuses on Will and Molly Whitman – based on the real life publishers Walt and Milly Woodward—a young couple who are new to publishing. They have recently purchased The Bainbridge Review, a weekly that serves the small island of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Shortly after they buy the newspaper the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Before three months pass, nearly 300 of their neighbors are rounded up and taken away to internment camps throughout the west. This is a human story of fear, courage and love. Set in a charming Northwest community and in the desert northeast of Los Angeles, the characters in Citizen live through issues that remain in today’s headlines.
Love in the Rain – Set in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, this lively, stirring story follows a Seattle radio host, Rex, his ebullient lover Elaine and his precocious daughter Dorothy as they navigate close, complex relationships.
Together with two close friends, they explore the meaning of love, and sex, in their lives and discover how much they mean to each other. The callers to Rex’s show, “Keeping Seattle Up,” add their own stories of intense, intimate lives as they search for satisfaction and meaning. Love in the Rain will move you closer to the depth of your own loving experience with each chapter.
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Be Strong, Be Smart – a father talks with his daughter about sex –This is a small powerful book written by a father to his 14-year-old daughter about her future sexual life. He talks about attitude, gender, fear, respect, anatomy, desire, orgasm, masturbation and, yes, love. This eye-opening read will appeal to mothers and fathers, sons and daughters everywhere; a great opportunity to read and begin a dialogue in a family.
BSBS is getting some great reviews, like this one: “I couldn’t put it down until I had read the entire book. It is fantastic, extraordinary and absolutely wonderful. Because you made it personal it felt so real and like a loving father sharing with his daughter rather than a distant or preachy book. Putting in the daughter’s response chapter was such a fine idea. I could really relate too much of what you shared — as a single mom with 3 daughters.”
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Keeping Seattle Up – Rex Cohm is a single parent, a psychotherapist and a man who has lost two important women in his life. Nearing mid-life he is offered, almost by accident, a radio talk show on sex.
We follow Rex through his losses, his relationship with his precocious teen daughter and his dialogues with his listeners.
Readers will be touched by his struggles, his small victories, the journey he takes with his child and the life lessons he has learned.
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