In the year 2025, newspaper editor Justin Wright takes on the establishment to find justice when a homeless woman is murdered and one of his young reporters is assaulted. The crime takes place in a Sacramento alley, the famous Dead Cat Alley, known for its public arts project: ceramic rooftop cats with over-sized eerie eyes. […]
In Secrets to Emotional Wealth, a psychotherapist certified in treating addiction and eating disorders and in offering biofeedback and forensic mental health delivers an olio of introductions and approaches to treatments that help facilitate better mental health, personal growth and empowerment.
Known as “Dr. Emo” on Twitter, Simon Casey is the creator of Emotional Mastery, […]
Those oldies stations that proclaim their music “the soundtrack of your life” are just shoveling the usual radio hype. But for Tom Alt, the music of his youth, the music of the tumultuous ’60s, is not only on his ipod, but in his soul. It formed him just as much as family, friends or teachers.
There appears to be a colorful swords-and-sorcery story–well, in this case it’s actually a swords-and-vampirism story–encased inside When Dark Gods Descend, just as one can vaguely glean a shape within a half-chiseled block of marble. A perfectly nice sculpture could eventually emerge, but there’s still far too much stone in the way. This first novel […]
This charming novel blends fact with fiction to tell the story of a girl’s coming of age in San Francisco toward the end of the 19th century. Sent from New York to live with her maternal aunt after her father’s remarriage, 11-year-old Noelle Browning encounters Norton the First, self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States and […]
In The Super Human Effect, Dennis Rodriguez details his difficult decision to leave his job as a successful college administrator and undertake an in-depth, transformational, spiritual search. Giving himself a 60-day countdown before he hands in his notice, he writes a very personal nightly blog in which he deconstructs his life’s journey – from his […]
In this short book inspired from the author’s personal journals, author Carol Hughes chronicles her life after her husband is decapitated in a car accident outside Fairbanks, Alaska. Left on her own to raise five children at the tender age of 29, she enters into a marriage of convenience that gives her children a roof […]
In this delightful primer on the essentials of Christianity, retired forester and devoted Episcopalian Ted Bush argues that religious conversion isn’t just a one-time event but an ongoing process that is as repetitive and important as breathing. To be born again in spirit, he contends, is like being born physically: it is the first wobbly […]
African-American Naeem Abdullah converted from his childhood Christian faith to Islam after hearing speeches by the late Malcolm X. When the Nation of Islam movement split after the death of founder Elijah Muhammad, Abdullah followed the leadership of Muhammad’s son, Warith Deen Muhammad, rather than that of Louis Farrakhan. Concepts of Islam is Abdullah’s second […]
Frail at age 82, retired shoe store owner Norman B. Cohen seemed an unlikely candidate to write a memoir. Then, at a family Labor Day picnic, Norman snapped when his sister referred to their deceased father Abe, also a shoe store owner, as a “good businessman.” Angry at the apparent myth that Abe had run […]