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When Karen Ingalls was diagnosed with Stage IIC ovarian cancer, she realized how little she knew about what is called “the silent killer.” As Ingalls began to educate herself she felt overwhelmed by the prevalent negativity of cancer. Lost in the information about drugs, side effects, and statistics, she redirected her energy to focus on the equally overwhelming blessings of life, learning to rejoice in each day and find peace in spirituality. In this memoir, Karen is a calming presence and positive companion, offering a refreshing perspective of hope with the knowledge that “the beauty of the soul, the real me and the real you, outshines the effects of cancer, chemotherapy, and radian. It is a story of survival and reminds readers that disease is not an absolute, but a challenge to recover.
From his early childhood, Murray Clark sought love and acceptance from his father, who was raised as the bastard child of a famous artist. Murray struggled with jealousy toward his younger brothers, and he questioned the morals and values of people around him. As an adult, Murray lived life his way, with years of lying, womanizing, and heavy drinking. Though married four times, did he ever find unconditional love? Would Murray’s high intelligence, his love for his two daughters, and his unique philosophy of life help him rise above his demons?
Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the premier American sculptor from 1880-1920. Though married he fell in love with his model, Davida Johnson Clark and their love affair lasted more than twenty-five years. This fictionalized account will introduce the reader to some of the great art, historical facts, and the moral values of that era. The author is the great-granddaughter from this union and her purpose in writing the book is to bring recognition to Davida and remove any negative stigma to her. Her grandfather suffered his whole life from being labeled a bastard while growing up and this story is intended to remove that label. How can a love affair last for such a long period of time? What affect did it have on his career? How did his wife and son cope with their being a second family? This is a compelling and beautiful love story that has needed to be told.
“WHEN I RISE: TALES, TRUTHS AND SYMBOLIC TREES”
A series of short stories about social and family issues from everyday life. Each tale has a truth and the symbolism of a tree associated with it. There are tales about addiction, aging, parenting, magic, and more.
If the reader believes in the power of nature, spiritualism, and love then these tales will be meaningful. Humans can learn to forgive, change, and accept from nature. Each human is unique, special and spiritual. Without love there is no meaning or purpose to life.
The reader will meet Daisy the Duck who teaches humans how to live more fully; two sisters will demonstrate how to live and die fully; a magical cigar box will deeply touch the lives of its owners; see how addictions affect everyone; to name just a few topics.