Subject: Great Indie & Small Press Books in Your Library Oct 22-28

Dear Friend,

Below are this week's recommendations of best-selling and award-winning indie & small press books.
LibraryBub Books Oct 22-28
After the Fog
 Kathleen Shoop 

In the steel town of Donora, Pennsylvania, site of the infamous 1948 “killing smog,” headstrong nurse Rose Pavlesic tends to her family and neighbors. Efficient and precise, she’s created a life that reflects everything she missed growing up as an orphan. She’s even managed to keep her painful secrets hidden from the love of her life, Henry, her dutiful children, and large extended family.

When a stagnant weather pattern traps poisonous mill gasses in the valley, neighbors grow sicker and Rose’s nursing obligations thrust her into conflict she never could have fathomed.

Honors: Eric Hoffer Book Award-Category Finalist; Silver-Independent Publisher Award (IPPY); Winner-IndieExcellence Award-Literary

Category: Historical

Hudojnik: The Life and Art of Ivan I. Garikow
by Steven M. Nesbit

Ivan Garikow's (1918-1982) life story is one of hardship and hope, and setback and survival. It is a war story, a detective story, but most importantly, a story about a man and his art. 

"Hudojnik" captures not only his stormy and tumultuous life in Europe and America, but also heralds Garikow's unyielding faith, undaunted optimism and the love for his art.

Honors: Top 50 Feature Article Winner of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition Collection, 2007.

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

Adrenaline Dominance: A Revolutionary Approach to Wellness
by Michael E. Platt

"Adrenaline Dominance"  explains why people produce the "fight-or-flight" hormone even when they are not facing danger. It presents a natural protocol for rapidly reducing excess adrenaline. In most cases, this protocol allows patients to reassess their need for taking prescription medications, which treat symptoms rather than address the root cause of their conditions. 

This is one of the only books that addresses adrenaline dominance and how to cure it!

Honors: Winner (medical category) 2015 The Indie Spiritual Book Awards; Finalist (medical category) 2015 International Book Awards; Finalist (medical category) 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards; First Place (health and fitness category) Reader Views’ Literary Awards;  Finalist (medical reference) 2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards;
Finalist (alternative medicine) 2014 USA Best Book Awards.

Category: Medical

Allison's Brain
by Robert McMechan

"Allison's Brain" is the story of Allison's remarkable recovery from severe cognitive and physical deficits she experienced following extensive brain surgery, with the benefit of expert music and speech therapy and aided by extraordinary perseverance. The book describes many spine-tingling moments, principally related to accomplishments in the music sphere.

Honors: Winner of 2015 National Indie Award for Excellence in "Inspiration" category (Beverley Hills, CA).

Category: Medical/Memoirs

The Great Carp Escape
by Irish Beth Maddock

For siblings Beth and Paul, growing up on a lake and exploring the wonders of aquatic life is fun, until the children encounter a startling, “fishy” find along the shoreline. When the kids discover the moustached, scaly blue carp they found lives in the marsh near their home, they become afraid. Seasons pass and Beth and Paul avoid the swampy reeds at all costs–until a natural occurrence brings about a life-or-death situation for the creepy looking carp, right in their own backyard!

With guidance from their father, will Beth and Paul be able to overcome their apprehensions about the carp and help save them before it is too late?

Honors: 2015 International Book Awards - Finalist, Children's Religious; 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards - Finalist, Children's Religious; 2015 Global eBook Awards - Silver Medal, Christian Children's Picture Book; 2015 Reader's Favorite - Best Illustrated Book, Christian

Category: Children's Book

Finding Hope (Generations of Hope) (Volume 1)
by Elizabeth Diaz

She wanted independence. Then life took an unexpected turn.
Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour?

When Olivia Martinelli, a naive nineteen-year-old, moved out on her own, she never could have imagined what direction her life would take. A life-changing decision, a betrayal of trust, and a painful consequence leave her devastated. Will Olivia find the strength she needs for the journey ahead?

Top Amazon best-selling book

Category: Contemporary Christian

OUT-of-STYLE: A Modern Perspective of How, Why and When Vintage Fashions Evolved
by Betty Kreisel Shubert

This is the book that makes other History of Costume books more easily understood. The author, a Hollywood costume designer turned fashion historian, writes & illustrates for where she shows how the illustrations in OUT-OF-STYLE can time-date old family photos.

The author provides 700 of her own illustrations alongside succinct, descriptive text. Gems of social history are gathered together in one place & made relevant for the first time.

Honors: Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013; Winner 2015 Beverly Hills Best Book Award: Category Performing Arts,Film & Theater; Family Tree Magazine UK : OUR TOP CHOICE : (Category Genealogy how to time-date old family photos); 2014 USA Best Book Award: category Performing Arts.

Category: Fashion

The Path to Job Search Success
by Tom Payne

Tess was a graduate of Wellesley College, and the University of Chicago’s MBA program, and she had been out of work for 19 months after 59 straight job interviewing rejections. Her answers to interview questions were articulate and well thought out, as you would expect. But the problem was a more powerful form of speech that jobseekers tend to overlook: non-verbal behaviors. 

The job search system in "The Path to Job Search Success" enabled Tess to gain control of her non-verbal voice in less than one week. Then, on her 60th interview, she got an offer from a large, respected company, and not just any offer. The salary was $20,000 more than her last job, the one she held 19 months before.

Honors: RomCon Readers Crown Award for best Contemporary Romance 2015; Shortlisted for the RNA-UK's Joan Hessayon Prize 2015; Shortlisted for Chatelaine awards 2015.

Category: Careers
Gabe: Alvarez Security
by Maryann Jordan

Former Special Forces brothers-in-arms are now working together to provide an elite security service in the southern city of Richland.
Gabe Malloy, dedicated to his brothers, spent his weekends with cheap booze and easy women. When some of his friends finally settled down, he wondered if he would ever find the woman of his dreams. He just never expected to encounter her in an alley. 

Jennifer Lambert worked as a social worker for the city and would often take food to the elderly residents in her building. One night, in an alley behind a restaurant, she was startled by a tall, handsome man wanting to assist. Giving him the cold shoulder, she left…but dreams of him followed her long into the night. 

Top Amazon best-selling book

Category: Romantic Suspense

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

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