Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Nov 12-18

Dear Friend,

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Nov 12-18
Not in the Pink
by Tina Martel

When visual artist Tina Martel was diagnosed with Stage Two breast cancer she decided to document everything. Throughout her treatment she created a stream of sketchbooks, photographs, paintings and video, in response to and frequently in spite of what was happening to her. 

Not in the Pink is a graphic narrative of the pain, frustration and frequent hilarity of her day-to-day dealing with the eccentricities and bureaucracy of the medical system. It is also a candid and moving exploration of the expectations often placed on you once you are diagnosed with cancer: by the people around you, by society and ultimately by yourself.

Honors: International Book Awards 2015 Finalist in two categories: Art and Health/Cancer; Reader’s Favorite Book Awards 2015, bronze medalist in the Health/Medical category; Colorado Independent Publishers Evvy Awards 2015, gold medal winner in two categories: Illustration, Non-fiction/memoir; Colorado Independent Publishers Evvy Awards 2015 - silver medal in Health/Fitness.

Category: Memoir

Awaken Your Greater Health: How Energy Medicine Opens the Way To Healing
by Heidi DuPree RN CTN 

Discover your true source of power, health and happiness. Are you experiencing upheaval in your life and a lack of success and fulfillment related to your health, relationships or career path? Do you feel called to work with social and environmental problems, bring healing and knowledge to others, or to make a difference in the world - but are unable to realize your greater aspirations?

Awaken Your Greater Health is the road map to guide you out of the turmoil to where greater energies can rule your life.Through practical information on energy medicine and true-life stories of transformation, you will learn how to clear the way to your "inner castle" - the sanctuary within you where power, health and happiness come from.

Honors: 2015 International Book Awards: Award-Winning Finalist in Health/Alternative Medicine; 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards: Award-Winning Finalist in Health/Alternative Medicine; 2015 Global EBook Awards: Winner of Bronze Award in Health; 2015 Living Now Book Awards for Better Living: Winner of Gold Medal in Metaphysics; 2015 New York Book Festival: Honorable Mention in Spirituality; 2015 Green Book Festival: Winner in Health & Wellness.

Category: Mental & Spiritual Healing

The Longest Trail: A True Story
by Roni McFadden 

At 14 years old, Roni McFadden was already headed for trouble. When her mother divorced Roni’s abusive step-father, whatever closeness existed between mother and daughter disappeared. The only thing that Roni had left in her life with any meaning was her little horse Sparol. 

When she met an old cowboy who lived down the road, she saw they shared the same love and respect for those magnificent animals. More importantly, that old cowboy was an adult she could trust. Under his guidance, Roni evolves from a girl stumbling along treacherous and twisted paths to become a strong young woman who knows where she is going, how to get there, and that she will have help along the way.

Honors: 
2014 EPIC Award for non-fiction; 2014 Global eBook Award-Gold; 2015 USA REBA Winner non-fiction.

Category: Memoir

Free Yourself from a CONSTIPATED Life
by Catherine C. Stack ND 

More than 63 million people suffer from chronic constipation in the United States. Sadly, very few are able to resolve the issue.

Do you get constipated when you travel? Can you go 2-3 days (or more!) without a bowel movement? Have you tried many supplements, only to find they work for a short while - then don't?  Do you grind your teeth; have dark circles under your eyes; or a belly that frequently aches? Do bunny pellets look familiar to you? Do you suffer from constipated relationships, fear and anxiety, or tend to be too judgmental? Have you even seen specialists and found little help?

If you answered "yes" to any of the questions listed above, this book was written for you, with love. Cathi brings years of experience to your fingertips. Even the most stubbornly constipated individual will find help here.

Honors: 
2014 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist: Self Help & Health/Medical; 2013 WINNER of the Green Book Festival's Health & Wellness Category; 2013 Gold Medal Winner of the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest, Non-Fiction - Health - Medical.

Category: Alternative Medicine

How to Avoid Its Perils and Make It Work (History Speaks Today)
by Bruce D. Thatcher 

From 1789 to 1965, most Americans were generally satisfied with United States’ immigration policy. But that changed in 1965 when Congress and the President, against the will of the people, began re-writing the immigration laws.

Immigration is about how to Avoid its Perils and Make it Work is not about building better fences. It’s about building better policies. It shows policy makers, pundits and laymen the underlying flaws in our immigration policy, and it presents a clear guide for reform.

Honors: Readers Favorite 2013 Gold Medal Award Winner for Non-Fiction Gov/Politics.

Category: Politics & Social Sciences

Love Poems : Are You The One? 
by Steve Ryan

When am I going to find the One? Is the person that I’m with the One? Are we going to work out? How does this person feel about me? What does this person think about me? 

This book addresses all the above and it will answer some of the questions that people want answered. 

Most people have gone through some type of experience involving love. Some people get lucky and find the right person for them and they spend the rest of their lives with that person. Other people are not so lucky and they go through different experiences from falling in love to heartbreak. And after the heartbreak, the famous questions arise, will we reconnect or should I just move on? This book addresses those different experiences and cycles that people go through.

Honors: Readers Favorite - Honorable Mention.

Category: Love Poems

As Life Goes: Elementary
by Jason Zandri 

Mark Sanford returns to his hometown with his son Matthew to rebuild their lives. Recently divorced, and with the mother abandoning her parental responsibilities, both father and son are beginning their fresh start together.

Matthew begins to make new friends in the neighborhood and at school while he tries to find his place among people that have been friends with one another for years at elementary school.

Mark takes over the reins of the former family corner store with the help of a young woman looking for work. The ability to love and trust that woman entering his life is difficult for him because of all he has lost. For Matthew, that “first love” is difficult to understand without a motherly influence and with a father that has been deeply hurt.


Category: Contemporary Fiction
Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury
by Steven Fujita 

In June 2012, Steven Fujita went to the emergency room and was diagnosed with meningitis. Four days later, he lapsed into a semi-conscious state. When he regained full consciousness, Fujita could not speak, eat, breathe independently, control bodily functions, nor move his legs. He had suffered spinal cord damage at the T4 level. He was not guaranteed to walk again. However, within six months, he was walking with only the aid of a cane.

In this book, Fujita takes the reader on a journey of recovery from spinal cord injury. It is not only a journey of determination and hard work, but of positive attitude, of drawing inspiration, of gratitude towards those around him: his family, his friends, co-workers, and medical professionals. 

Honors: 2015 Reader's Favorite Book Awards, non-fiction - inspirational.

Category: Healing

Johnny Big-Ears: The Feel-Good Friend
by John Paul Padilla 

Johnny BIG-EARS is just like every other five-year-old child, but when he starts his first day of kindergarten, children begin to tease him because of his enormously large ears. Follow Johnny as he faces the challenges that being different presents. 

How will Johnny react to being teased? Find out why Johnny turns out to be a winner in this endearing, thoughtful book that addresses typical childhood bullying and offers children advice on how to deal with teasing. 

Whether you're a parent or an educator, now you will be able to encourage your kids or students through this special book and help motivate all young kids to start feeling good about themselves no matter who they are, or what they look like.

Honors: 2011 KART Kids Book List Early Grade School K - 3rd (Ages 5 - 9); 2012 Mom's Choice Award, Silver Award Recipient; 2012 Indie Excellence Finalist Book Award; 2012 Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist; November 2012 Finalist in the 'Children's Picture Book: Softcover Fiction' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards.

Category: Children's Book

Pancakes With Papa: Five Ways to Remember
by Dena Albergo Jayson 

When a young boy loses his grandfather, his heart aches to see him again. His mother tells him his papa can only return to visit him in his dreams; but those dreams fail to provide him with the reunion he so desperately longs for. 

 One day at breakfast he asks his grandmother when his papa will visit him. That's when the young boy's grandmother helps him find a very special way to see his grandfather whenever he wishes.

Through charming illustrations and prose, Pancakes with Papa engages the five senses to help young Johnny remember special times with his papa.

Honors: 2015 Mom’s Choice Award, Gold Medal; 2015 Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval; 2015 International Book Awards/Finalist; Next Generation Indie
Book Awards/Finalist; 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards/1st Place Spiritual &
Religious Category; 2015 Hollywood Book Festival/Winner Children’s Books; 2015 Children’s Literary Classics Gold, Picture Book Early Reader.


Category: Children's Book

We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

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Alinka Rutkowska
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