From Havana, Cuba, to Boca Raton, Florida, this story is an eight-year-old girl's journey. After fleeing Fidel Castro's Communist regime, Maty's courage, resilience, and determination made the American dream possible.
Facing many challenges and acquiring professional and personal achievements is a testament to her endurance. She feels blessed for the lives that have enriched hers and blessed for the opportunity to enrich others.
This is Y.M. Masson's sixth novel, another intriguing look into the lives of those struggling against Nazi Germany. On her way to England in 1940 when she was eighteen, Kate— daughter of European diplomats—was strafed by German aircraft, but refused to accept that she was part of the war. Later, horrified by the sight of the victims of the German bombing of London she had helped rescue, she decided to contribute to the British war effort. Because she did not believe that killing was the only way to resolve a conflict, she focused her efforts on saving lives; she risked her own to gather intelligence on the Nazis’ plans and schemes to subjugate Europe. She never fired a shot, but listened to those who had the critical data, which she then provided to the British government and the Allies to help them win the war.
In May 2017, Uli Schackmann and her loyal canine companion, Jackson, took off on a six-thousand-mile solo bicycle trip from Alaska to Key West, Florida, to raise money and bring attention to the cause of HIV/AIDS. What began as a daring dream-come-true quickly became a physically and emotionally challenging adventure as Uli battled her own fears and the elements, surviving encounters with bears, rattlesnakes, cougars, and other wildlife. However, her most profound and life-changing encounters were with the people she met along the way—complete strangers who exhibited to Uli, a gay woman and a U.S. immigrant, both the best and the worst of humanity during a very divided time in America.
On a day like any other, a series of powerful coronal mass ejections hit Earth and fries much of the
planet’s tech infrastructure. The world doesn’t collapse overnight, and Abigail Tate, a Chicago-tough
university student tags along with her newfound wealthy half sister to Miami for spring break.
But once there, she discovers South Florida has become a
dystopian cityscape of prey and predator. A drug called Wisht runs rampant, distorting minds and morphing bodies. Violent cults called Malforms relentlessly battle each other and hunt Goodfolk in competition with genetically engineered cat-size Komo Spiders, a dangerous EPA failure. And solar storms keep striking Earth, slowly pushing Florida into a new version of the Middle Ages.
Abagail’s only hope of survival is a group of Miami-Dade sheriff’s deputies who save her during a shootout between two cults. The problem is her half sister got left behind in the rescue—and finding her is not the deputies’ top priority.
Searching for a mysterious Father Benoit is, and they won’t divulge why. In the meantime, she becomes entangled in
government conspiracies, religious zealots and a surprising new passion: aiding the deputies in protecting those who can’t
Readers of You’re Something Else may discover some curious things about themselves and others.
They will find out that a female wolverine is an Angeline, a recently married man who had been a committed bachelor is a Benedict, and Jess is a thin strap used in falconry to tether a bird on a training glove.
These and more than one thousand other first names have been collected for this fun, informative, and sometimes surprising resource.
Once you start noticing these names, you’ll see them everywhere.