Thursday, May 3, 2012

Operation Seeding by Michael Andrisano

Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again another Day In the spring of nineteen forty nine from lower Virginia to the Alabama coast it rained. Those who had heard the sirens were still alive. Those who fled the flood waters born from once slow flowing creeks were saved. Those that paid it no mind were now lost, or maybe alone this night praying to stay alive. Josh sat in the Civil Defenses headquarters and had no idea as to what he would do next. Sitting there he watched through swollen and darkened eyes as the Red Cross volunteers continued to work around the clock bringing in food and water. Things right now were insane to him and to all those who sat around him staring blankly into the bare floor. They were wondering what would life would be like when it all came to an end. It had been raining; torrential, miserable cold wet rain for the last four months. It seemed as if the rain was never going to end. He had already lost his house, his crops in the fields, and his livestock as he watched it all wash away one day right before he himself was rescued. His mother and father are still listed among the missing. No one could figure out why God was punishing everyone.
A must read!
  • Paperback: 310 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432781189
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432781187
  • Baby Rose by Carol Short

    As a young woman, Lily loses her husband and is faced with raising a baby on her own. She manages to make ends meet and provides a loving home for her daughter, always missing her beloved husband, Paul.

    After finding love again, marrying and having a second child. Lily once again faces bad news.

    This story is about two sisters, Heidi and Ali, (Lily's children) continually facing twists and turns in and out of happiness and hardships. Each time you think you know what is about to happen, the story changes. The plot continually thickens. The suspense will keep you turning pages.

    Heidi and Ali help each other try to succeed through every trial and tribulation that life throws in their paths. They stand strong in the tough situations and they rejoice together in the celebrations.

    Adulthood separates them geographically but not emotionally, each in their own world but both still bound by sisterly love.

  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (November 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432765868
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432765866

  • Surviving Mental Illness

    The Road to Recovery
    Written from the perspective of someone whose life has been challenged by mental illness, this book offers help, hope, and inspiration to others struggling with psychological disorders. It provides information about mental illness in general—and mood disorders in particular—valuable tips about treatment and medication, and resources and organizations dedicated to helping those suffering from these disorders.

    Surviving Mental Illness helps break through the fear and stigma of mental illness and focuses on how to find health and happiness. The author shares her personal journey: the heartbreak and challenges of bipolar disorder, and the joy of making her way back to mental health. Through her own story, she shows that help is out there, and with a little faith, recovery is possible.
    I really enjoyed this honest account of this author's life.  Exposes mental illness and gets rid of the stigma of mental illness in our society. A must read!