Mindful Framing by Oscar Segurado

Mindful Framing by Oscar SeguradoMindful Framing: Transform Your Anxiety Into Vital Energy describes a revolutionary mindfulness practice and related NEO Chi lifestyle. This is a life-changing approach to address anxiety and stress, epidemic in today’s fast-paced world. Oscar Segurado is a physician scientist passionate for integrative medicine who has uncovered how stress and anxiety can trigger serious immune-mediated diseases, including cancer, chronic infections, and autoimmunity.
Mindful Framing and the NEO Chi Lifestyle create an ethical, empathetic and wellness-oriented frame of mind that captures anxiety triggers and transforms them into vital energy. Supported with written and audiovisual materials available at mindfulbook.org, you will find the path to achieve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

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Categories: visual-art

Real Friends by Shannon Hale

Real Friends by Shannon HaleEnter for a chance to win a paperback copy of REAL FRIENDS!

“Fresh and funny.” —New York Times Book Review

Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham join forces in this graphic memoir about how hard it is to find your real friends—and why it's worth the journey.

When best friends are not forever . . .

Shannon and Adrienne have been best friends ever since they were little. But one day, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, the most popular girl in class and the leader of a circle of friends called The Group. Everyone in The Group wants to be Jen's #1, and some girls would do anything to stay on top . . . even if it means bullying others.

Now every day is like a roller coaster for Shannon. Will she and Adrienne stay friends? Can she stand up for herself? And is she in The Group—or out?

Parents Magazine Best Graphic Novel of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice
A 2018 YALSA Great Graphic Novel

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Categories: sexuality

Little Gods by Meng Jin

Little Gods by Meng JinEnter for your chance to win a hardcover copy of LITTLE GODS!

Combining the emotional resonance of Home Fire with the ambition and innovation of Asymmetry, LITTLE GODS is explores the complex web of grief, memory, time, physics, history, and selfhood in the immigrant experience, and the complicated bond between daughters and mothers.

On the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased her past, fighting what she calls the mind’s arrow of time.

When Su Lan dies unexpectedly seventeen years later, it is her daughter Liya who inherits the silences and contradictions of her life. Liya, who grew up in America, takes her mother’s ashes to China—to her, an unknown country. In a territory inhabited by the ghosts of the living and the dead, Liya’s memories are joined by those of two others: Zhu Wen, the woman last to know Su Lan before she left China, and Yongzong, the father Liya has never known. In this way a portrait of Su Lan emerges: an ambitious scientist, an ambivalent mother, and a woman whose relationship to her own past shapes and ultimately unmakes Liya’s own sense of displacement.

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Categories: spain

Follow Me to Ground by Sue Rainsford

Follow Me to Ground by Sue RainsfordEnter for a chance to win this fascinating, frightening, and propulsive debut novel by a prizewinning author.

Ada and her father, touched by the power to heal illness, live on the edge of a village where they help sick locals—or “Cures”—by cracking open their damaged bodies or temporarily burying them in the reviving, dangerous Ground nearby. Ada, a being both more and less than human, is mostly uninterested in the Cures, until she meets a man named Samson.

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Categories: gothic-horror

Once Upon a Duke by Erica Ridley

Once Upon a Duke by Erica RidleyEnter for a chance to win a signed copy of ONCE UPON A DUKE, the first heartwarming regency romp in the laugh-out-loud 12 Dukes of Christmas series, from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author!

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Categories: medical

Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine Cruzan

Chasing Brother Moon by Catherine CruzanReturn to a New Realm of Fantasy in Catherine's 2nd installment of the Elfkind series.

Before the fall of the greatest human city, a shrewd yet down-on-his-luck thief wanted to change his fate. All he had to do was trade an elf for a Damandrin stone of power. It was a simple plan until his ill-conceived alliances set him on a collision course with the thieves’ guild, a macabre brotherhood of magic-wielders, a band of Elvin warriors, and the most powerful sorcerer in Damandrin. If not for a disenfranchised Elvin Warden and her wolf companion, he would already be dead.

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Categories: dragons

Unspeakable Things by Jess Lourey

Unspeakable Things by Jess LoureyInspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems.

Cassie McDowell’s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents’ strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she’s grown accustomed to them.

All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale.

One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed—violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who’s responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie’s own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.

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Categories: puzzles