Category: Non-Fiction
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse – The Midwife Trilogy #2 – $1.99 0 comments

When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood’s most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century.
Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane’s spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse.
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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan – $1.99 0 comments

In Cosmos, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.
Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier–space. In Pale Blue Dot Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.
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The Bread Bible – Winner of the 2003 Gourmand World Cookbook Award – $1.99 0 comments

The Bread Bible gives bread bakers 150 of the meticulous, foolproof recipes that are Rose Levy Beranbaum’s trademark. Her knowledge of the chemistry of baking, the accessibility of her recipes, and the incomparable taste of her creations make this book invaluable for home cooks and professional bakers alike.
Recipes include bread made with yeast starters, quick breads, flatbreads, brioche, and much more. From ciabatta, semolina, rye, and sourdough breads to bagels, biscuits, crumpets, and pizza dough, The Bread Bible covers all the baking bases. Buy it today for $1.99.
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The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition – Creative expression is the natural direction of life – $1.99 0 comments

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained.
Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for today’s creatives. Buy it today for $1.99.
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The Maid’s Tale: A Revealing Memoir of Life Below Stairs – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Born in 1910, Rose Plummer began work as a live-in maid at a house in the West End, London, at the age of 15. Despite the poverty of her childhood, nothing could have prepared her for the long hours and backbreaking work of this new world—where servants were treated as less than human.
Rose found herself working from six in the morning till nine at night in a house where the only unheated bedroom was the one she slept in. Here and in later, grander houses, Rose had to endure the strict hierarchy of the unimaginably harsh servants’ world.
But however difficult life became, Rose found something to laugh about, and her remarkable spirit and gift for friendship shines through in these memories of a now-vanished past.
Told by a woman who suffered the hardships of being a maid—from deranged employers to verbal and physical abuse—firsthand from the age of 15, this memoir is selling for only 99 cents today.
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River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon – $1.99 0 comments

In 1541, the brutal conquistador Gonzalo Pizarro and his well-born lieutenant Francisco Orellana set off from Quito in search of La Canela, South America’s rumored Land of Cinnamon, and the fabled El Dorado, “the golden man.” Driving an enormous retinue of mercenaries, enslaved natives, horses, hunting dogs, and other animals across the Andes, they watched their proud expedition begin to disintegrate even before they descended into the nightmarish jungle, following the course of a powerful river.
Soon hopelessly lost in the swampy labyrinth, their numbers diminishing daily through disease, starvation, and Indian attacks, Pizarro and Orellana made a fateful decision to separate. While Pizarro eventually returned home barefoot and in rags, Orellana and fifty-seven men, in a few fragile craft, continued downriver into the unknown reaches of the mighty Amazon, serenaded by native war drums and the eerie cries of exotic predators. Theirs would be the greater glory.
Overflowing with violence and beauty, nobility and tragedy, River of Darkness is both riveting history and a breathtaking adventure that will sweep readers along on an epic voyage unlike any other. Buy it today for $1.99.
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Between a Heart and a Rock Place – A memoir by Pat Benatar – $1.99 0 comments

One of the best-selling female rock stars of all time, the incomparable Pat Benatar writes about her life, rock ’n’ roll, and how her generation changed music forever in Between a Heart and a Rock Place. The first solo female rocker ever to appear on MTV, Benatar writes with the same edge and attitude that was a hallmark of her music—from “Heartbreaker” to “Hit Me with Your Best Shot.”
The winner of four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock performance, Pat Benatar tells a fascinating, no-holds-barred story of what it was really like to be a woman in the mostly male world of hard rock in the ’80s.
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The Deeper Meaning of Liff: A Dictionary of Things There Aren’t Any Words for Yet–But There Ought to Be – $1.99 0 comments

Does the sensation of Tingrith(1) make you yelp? Do you bend sympathetically when you see someone Ahenny(2)? Can you deal with a Naugatuck(3) without causing a Toronto(4)? Will you suffer from Kettering(5) this summer?
Probably. You are almost certainly familiar with all these experiences but just didn’t know that there are words for them. Well, in fact, there aren’t—or rather there weren’t, until Douglas Adams and John Lloyd decided to plug these egregious linguistic lacunae(6).
As responsible citizens of a small and crowded world, we must all learn the virtues of recycling(7) and put old, worn-out but still serviceable names to exciting, vibrant, new uses. This is the book that does that for you: The Deeper Meaning of Liff—a whole new solution to the problem of Great Wakering(8).
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Four quick picks: Inspirational books for Father’s Day – $1.99 each 0 comments

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The John MacArthur Collection Volume 1 – Four-book bundle – $1.99 0 comments

Now available! Four of John MacArthur’s spiritual classics on one edition. Grow in your journey of faith with practical, Biblical insights from pastor and teacher John MacArthur. This collection contains:
Alone With God: Alone with God offers powerful encouragement for anyone longing for a deeper, richer time of prayer.
Standing Strong: What does spiritual warfare look like for believers today? Standing Strong offers a practical, biblically sound approach for facing any spiritual challenge.
Anxious for Nothing: Based on Biblical principles, Anxious for Nothing explores God’s cure for worry and shares how we can live a life free of anxiety.
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