Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual "Books to Bookmark" list, for the first half of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from "big name" authors, or major New York book publishing houses.
The following list of books are provided as "worth a look" for media and booksellers, as well as avid readers of new and unique literary content. To learn more about these and other books, in detail, visit: www.publishersnewswire.com.
* Radical Challenges Set for Questing Spiritualists
A book aimed at helping individual students walk a path through metaphysics, to understand and read sacred energies, learn from spirits, including loved ones in the Afterlife and practice astral projection, is the latest work of Mystic Spiritualist Robert Egby. Entitled "The Quest of the Radical Spiritualist - The Journey Home" (ISBN: 978-0-615-29196-3), the book sets new challenges for the individual Spiritualist, creating new thoughts and offering new philosophies for the future.
* Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced the very first "VHL Handbook Kids' Edition" (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4). The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. "This colorful handbook brings to life an easy to understand lesson on managing health for kids, with a message that is upbeat and hopeful," says genetic counselor, Gayun Chan at Mass General hospital in Boston, MA. The handbook has already received rave reviews locally from doctors at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA and on a national level from doctors and genetic counselors.
* Neotrope Press Announces Publication of 'Fractopia' Art Book by Christopher Simmons
Neotrope(R) Press announced the publication of the limited edition of "Fractopia" (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist Christopher Laird Simmons. The book collects the best of Simmons' abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book.
* New Mystery Examines Women's Oppression in Saudi Arabia
Linbrook Press announces a new novel, "The Dawn of Saudi" (ISBN: 978-0977-978-014), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released June 22, 2009. Homa had a desire to write a novel that would depict what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia. The Dawn of Saudi combines real-life turmoil with a fictional tale. "Many Muslim countries look to Saudi Arabia for cultural and behavioral guidance," Homa says. "That's why it was important for me to have Saudi Arabia at the heart of this novel. We must start there to implement change."
* The Iron Dragon Book Series Returns
The second novel in the Iron Dragon Series by author Paul Genesse has been released by Five Star Books. The first novel, "The Golden Cord," became the best selling fantasy book that Five Star has ever had; and book two, "The Dragon Hunters" (ISBN: 978-1-59414-659-6), has received much advance praise from reviewers. Paul Genesse is the author of several short stories, six of which are featured in anthologies from DAW Books, such as Fellowship Fantastic and The Dimension Next Door.
* Massachusetts PI Releases Book to Guide Parents with Missing Children
Unfortunately, the term "AMBER Alert" is becoming more commonplace. That's why David Almeida, PI, has authored and released a new book called "Abducted Dreams" (ISBN: 978-1-606-96-261-9), in an effort to provide an insider's view on missing child cases. David Almeida is the president of Bay State Detective Agency, Inc.
* New Book Educates and Provides Historic Framework on Current Credit Crisis
The credit crisis is on everyone's minds. But, complicated media jargon is nothing more than mumbo jumbo to the average person on the street. That's why author Tony Pallante has written a book that clearly defines the current credit crisis, "From Your Wallets to Their Pockets" (ISBN: 978-1440108044, hardcover).
* New Book is a Refreshing Look at Boston's Charles River
2k Artisans published a new book by artist and author Michael F. Pasqua. "The Charles, A River For All Seasons" (ISBN 1440424039) is a collection of impressions of Boston's favorite place to play. The forty vivid color images, prepared in a distinctive style, show the changing face of the river as it flows through the seasons. The story that accompanies the images combines personal reflections of the author with the history of how the city has reshaped the river from colonial times to the present day.
* The Nuclear Attack They Didn't Tell Us About: The Truth About Our Vulnerability to Terrorism
In a new book from Createspace Publishing, "Under Nuclear Attack" (IBSN 978-1438253619, 338 pages, $9.95, currently available at Amazon.com), author AJ Cushner introduces us to retired CIA Agent Josh Parker and draws us into the dark world of nuclear terrorism. "The events, places and characters are very real and the line between fact and fiction is a blur to the reader," the author says. "The novel is a fast-paced global thriller that ignites the frightening truth about our vulnerability - nobody is safe in the world anymore."
* New Edition of Medicaid Planning Book Features Two New Chapters on Veterans Benefits
Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press's flagship book, "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets," (Phylius Press, ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.
* Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage
"It is never too late for a second chance at love," says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, "Successful Second Marriages" (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. "Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work," says Bubash, who has been an educator and counselor for over 30 years.
* Wham Bang Comics Debuts The Legend of Night Owl
Give Jake Tinsley five minutes and he'll sell you his latest comic book. It doesn't matter where you meet Jake: on an airplane; in a restaurant; in the halls of his middle school. At 14, Jake is one of the youngest comic book writers in the U.S. and has more than a year of sales experience under his belt. He has authored five comic books and 20 comic strips, launched art shows at three galleries, and served as an expert panelist during a comic book convention in Las Vegas. In January, Jake debuted his fifth comic book, "The Legend of Night Owl," a collection of comic strips he wrote since co-founding Wham Bang Comics last year with his father, journalist Ben Tinsley.
(The majority of the above are available at Amazon.com, among others.)
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