The unflinching and hopeful story of one woman’s journey into family caregiving, and a vivid overview of the challenges of Alzheimer’s care. With the passion of a committed daughter and the fervor of a tireless reporter, Martha Stettinius weaves this compelling story of caregiving for her demented mother with a broad exploration of the causes of Alzheimer’s disease, means of treating it, and hopes for preventing it.
She shares the lessons she’s learned over seven years of caregiving at home, in assisted living, a rehabilitation center, a “memory care” facility for people living with dementia, and a nursing home–lessons not just about how to navigate the system, but how caregiving helped the author to grow closer to her mother, and to learn to nurture her mother’s spirit through the most advanced stages of dementia.
Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir includes source notes, resources for caregivers, and an index. Buy the book for only 99 cents today.
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The 2015 Pulitzer Prizes for books were announced on April 20 at Columbia University.
All the Light We Cannot See ($12.99) won the prize for fiction. The bestseller is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The Pulitzer jury described the novel as written in “short elegant chapters that explore human nature and the contradictory power of technology.”
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History ($9.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. It is major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes.
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe ($11.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for biography. The Pope and Mussolini tells the story of two men who came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of twentieth-century history.
Encounters at the Heart of the World: A History of the Mandan People ($9.99) was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for history. Encounters at the Heart of the World concerns the Mandan Indians, iconic Plains people whose teeming, busy towns on the upper Missouri River were for centuries at the center of the North American universe.
#Youdunnit: Three Short Stories is currently available to download to your Kindle device for $1.23. The description reads: Three very different murders and three unique takes on your travel photographer turned reluctant sleuth, Lucinda Berrington. Deep in the suffocating British countryside, the gangland streets of Cape Town or the glossy world of professional cycling, Twitter followers are meeting an unsavoury demise.
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If you are looking for something a bit lighter than the Pulitzer Prize winners above, here are a few bargains for young adults and anyone who is young at heart. Each book is selling for $1.99.
Paddington: The Junior Novel ($1.99) When Paddington arrives in London, he’s excited to explore the city that he’s heard so much about.
Favorite ($1.99 Audiobook $1.99) Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young adult novel in which nothing—and no one—is as it seems.
The Promise of Amazing ($1.99) Wren Caswell is average. Grayson Barrett was the king of St. Gabe’s. One fateful night, their paths cross at Wren’s family’s Arthurian-themed catering hall. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts.
In 1945, Elsie Schmidt is a naive teenager, as eager for her first sip of champagne as she is for her first kiss. She and her family have been protected from the worst of the terror and desperation overtaking her country by a high-ranking Nazi who wishes to marry her. So when an escaped Jewish boy arrives on Elsie’s doorstep in the dead of night on Christmas Eve, Elsie understands that opening the door would put all she loves in danger.
Sixty years later, in El Paso, Texas, Reba Adams is trying to file a feel-good Christmas piece for the local magazine. Reba is perpetually on the run from memories of a turbulent childhood, but she’s been in El Paso long enough to get a full-time job and a fiancé, Riki Chavez. Riki, an agent with the U.S. Border Patrol, finds comfort in strict rules and regulations, whereas Reba feels that lines are often blurred.
Reba’s latest assignment has brought her to the shop of an elderly baker across town. The interview should take a few hours at most, but the owner of Elsie’s German Bakery is no easy subject. Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and again, anxious to find the heart of the story. For Elsie, Reba’s questions are a stinging reminder of darker times: her life in Germany during that last bleak year of WWII. And as Elsie, Reba, and Riki’s lives become more intertwined, all are forced to confront the uncomfortable truths of the past and seek out the courage to forgive.
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The incredible but little-known true story of the Jews who went underground in Nazi Berlin at the height of World War II—and lived to tell the tale.
In this captivating and harrowing book, Leonard Gross details the real-life stories of a dozen Jewish men and women who spent the final twenty-seven months of World War II underground, hiding in plain sight, defying both the Gestapo and, even worse, Jewish “catchers” ready to report them to the Nazis in order to avoid the gas chambers themselves. A teenage orphan, a black-market jewel trader, a stylish young designer, and a progressive intellectual were among the few who managed to survive. Through their own resourcefulness, bravery, and at times, sheer luck, these Jews managed to evade the tragic fates of so many others.
Gross has woven these true stories of perseverance into a heartbreaking, suspenseful, and moving account with the narrative force of a thriller. Compiled from extensive interviews, The Last Jews in Berlin reveals these individuals’ astounding determination, against all odds, to live each day knowing it could be their last.
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In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and the things that are most important to him, and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on everything, from music to poker, Texas to Nashville, and more.
He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over the course of eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from family, bandmates, and close friends. Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son, Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories.
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Yours to Hold ($1.99) Years ago, golden boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back, and he’s determined to regain their trust by uncovering the truth behind Alex’s death. But the moment he confronts Maggie Trent—the therapist his parents blame for the tragedy—Kyle is stunned by his powerful attraction to the beautiful doctor … and drawn to her like no woman he’s ever met before.
When Love Happens ($1.99) Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn’t actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake.
After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed…fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets—the former stars of a reality TV show—to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back.
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With the holidays gone and Hillside Manor almost empty, Innkeeper Judith McMonigle Flynn has a bad case of the blues. A housesitting stint at her aunt and uncle’s retirement home on Whoopee Island with cousin Renie seems like the ideal pick-me-up. Surrounded by retirees in the off-season sounds peaceful and pleasant–or so the duo thinks. But it isn’t long before a dead body pops up in their vicinity. Not surprising in an area full of older folks—until they learn it wasn’t a bad ticker that did in the victim, but a very sharp knife. With clouds of suspicion hovering over her and Renie, Judith reluctantly begins sleuthing—if only to prove they didn’t commit the crime.
But what she finds is puzzling. The victim reputedly didn’t have an enemy in the world–except for the killer. Digging for clams and answers, the cousins discover that retirement can be deadly—at least among the eclectic, eccentric residents of Obsession Shores.
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At first, they struggle to escape. Then a torrent of blows rains down upon their bodies until their eyes cloud over in final agony. The killer shows no remorse–just a twisted need to witness each victim’s last terrified moments.
Public defender Rachel Wainwright is struggling to reopen a decades-old case, convinced that the wrong man is in prison. Homicide detective Deke Morgan doesn’t want to agree. But if Rachel’s hunch is correct, whoever fatally bludgeoned young, beautiful Annie Dawson thirty years ago could be the source of a new string of brutal slayings.
Rachel’s investigation is about to reveal answers–but at a price she never thought to pay. Now she’s become the target of a rage honed by years of jealousy and madness. And a murderer is ready to show her just how vicious the truth can be. . .
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The very popular Outlander series books by Diana Gabaldon are selling at great prices today. You can buy all eight books for $32.97. Complete your collection at these great prices.
Outlander ($1.99 Audiobook $3.99)
Dragonfly In Amber ($4.00 Audiobook $3.99)
Voyager ($4.00 Audiobook $3.99)
Drums Of Autumn ($4.00 Audiobook $3.99)
The Fiery Cross ($3.99 Audiobook $3.99)
A Breath of Snow and Ashes ($4.99 No companion audiobook)
An Echo in the Bone ($4.00 Audiobook $3.99)
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood ($6.00 Audiobook $4.99)