Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan´s Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children. Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from sinking out. For Corrigan, this wisdom becomes a metaphor for all of life´s most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting. Corrigan serves it up straight: how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited. Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh´s Gift from the Sea, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman´s life, and like Corrigan´s memoir The Middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, a book readers and listeners cant wait to share. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Corrigan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002211/bk_rand_002211_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a hydraulic lift on a special needs school bus, Ludwig has a rewarding life. He loves helping children who need him, and takes pride in delivering them safely to school every morning. Ride along with Ludwig the Lift, in author Shirley Earnhart´s newest tale which teaches listeners what it means to truly be an instrument of caring. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dylan Raines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000501/bk_tate_000501_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captivated by a chance meeting with a falconer´s peregrine as a child, the indelible memory leads the author to flying a peregrine falcon of her own and discovering that the journey is not as much about training the falcon as what it is the falcon has to teach her. Exploring themes of predator and prey, finding tribe, forgiveness and femininity, Lift asks universal questions through the unique perspective of a woman chasing her heart in the wake of a wayward falcon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca K. O´Connor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000674/bk_acx0_000674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Maggie has been put down all of her life. Pregnant and broke, she is works as a waitress to make ends meet before her baby arrives. The baby´s father now wants nothing to do with her and she faces the shame of judgmental parents. A shy dishwasher, however, takes an interest in Maggie´s plight and begins helping her out. Will he be the one person to lift her up? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/041631/bk_acx0_041631_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover an underground world full of tunnels and mystery in this middle grade adventure from the best-selling, Pulitzer-nominated author of Heroes of the Frontier and What Is the What? What if nothing was as it seemed? What if the ground beneath your feet was not made of solid earth and stone but had been hollowed into hundreds of tunnels and passageways? What if there were mysterious forces in these tunnels, mere inches below you as you sit in class or eat a banana? What if it were up to just two kids to stop these forces? What would it feel like to know the fate of an entire town rested on your shoulders? Twelve-year-old Gran Flowerpetal is about to find out. When Gran´s friend, the difficult-to-impress Catalina Catalan, presses a silver handle into a hillside and opens a doorway to underground, he knows that she is extraordinary and brave and that he will have no choice but to follow her and help her save the town (and the known world). With luck on their side and some discarded hockey sticks for good measure, they might just emerge as heroes. In The Lifters, critically acclaimed author Dave Eggers establishes himself as a storyteller who can entertain and inspire listeners of any age. This middle grade adventure has all the makings of a classic. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dion Graham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002390/bk_lili_002390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Navy helicopter pilot Lt. Alison Malone has been assigned to a search and rescue team based at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada, near the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada, and far from her former elite H-60 squadron. A rule follower by nature, Alison is exasperated and outraged every time she flies with her mission commander, ´´Boomer´´ Marks, for whom military procedures are merely a suggestion. Alison is desperate to be transferred out of the boonies, where careers stagnate, and back to her life and fiancé in San Diego. Alison´s defenses start to slip when she meets mountain guide Will Cavanaugh during a particularly dicey mission. Will introduces her to a wild, beautiful world of adventure that she has never known before. Stranded on a mountain during a sudden dangerous blizzard, Alison questions every truth she thought she knew about herself. When Will braves the storm to save her life, she must confront the fact that she has been living a lie. But is it too late to change course? Full of action and adventure, dangerous and heart-stopping rescues, blizzards and floods, family secrets and second chances, Clear to Lift is a thrilling woman´s journey as she finds confidence, truth, love, and herself against the majestic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Dawe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008177/bk_brll_008177_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marcy Hammer´s life has been turned upside down. Her husband, the head of a global brassiere empire, didn´t think twice about leaving her after thirty-three years of marriage for a 32DD lingerie model. Now Harvey the Home-Wrecker is missing in action, but Marcy´s through thinking about what a cliché he is. What she needs now is a party-size bag of potato chips, a good support system, and a new dress. Striking out on her own is difficult at first, but Marcy manages to find traces of humor in her heartbreak. Even while devastated by Harvey´s departure, she still has her indomitable spirit and her self-respect. She has no intention of falling apart, either, even when her adult children drop a few bombshells of their own and she discovers a secret about her new, once-in-a-lifetime friend. Life may be full of setbacks, but by lifting herself up by her own lacy straps, Marcy just may be able to handle them all. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donna Postel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008527/bk_brll_008527_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Technothriller excitement from the New York Times best-selling author of The Ransom of Black Stealth One. John Peel is a hardnosed engineer and business tycoon whose innovations in air transportation threaten the status quo. Now the trucking industry, the unions and certain Middle Eastern terrorists want him dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Dikeos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007023/bk_adbl_007023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winter Break super-secret perfect cocoa recipe: 8 oz steamed whole milk(no skim! doesn´t work!) 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder (big scoops) 1 tbsp. sugar (can´t be too sweet) 4 dried, crushed mint leaves(or 1 tbsp. mint syrup) Stir thoroughly. Add mint swizzle stick. Combine with cute ski instructor, or brother´s cute best friend, or cute guy you never noticed was so cute.... Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000279/bk_acx0_000279_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.