BPL Blog

Posted by JGranatino on Tue, Feb 20
Josie Buhrman has reinvented herself after a traumatic childhood in which her beloved father was murdered and her mother left her and her twin sister to join a cult. Now, an aggressive blogger/journalist has reopened the case, suggesting the boy who was incarcerated could be innocent and Josie's sister's testimony that put him there a fabrication. Josie hasn't spoken with Lanie in years, remembering her erratic behavior and substance abuse in high school, but now their mother has been found...
Posted by JGranatino on Fri, Feb 16
Cora, a third generation slave on a plantation in pre-Civil War Georgia, is an outcast even among the other slaves. Her mother ran away without her when she was 10 and her father died before she was born. Consequently, when she finally resolves to run away with Caesar to the north and out of slavery, Cora’s life changes forever. There have been numerous books written about the Underground Railroad and the horrors of slavery over the years. While many of these titles are an integral part of our...
Posted by JGranatino on Tue, Feb 13
It’s 1969, and the world is full of possibilities for the young Gold children. Almost on a dare, they seek out a local recluse reported to not only predict the future, but tell you the day you will die. Somewhat shaken after the experience, the four siblings vow to keep the information to themselves. Nonetheless, this experience shapes their lives as Simon and Klara run off to San Francisco to seek their fortune, Daniel becomes a post 9/11 army doctor and Varya is consumed by her research into...
Posted by JGranatino on Fri, Feb 09
Dale Mulfinger, a noted “cabinologist” with over 20 year of cabin-building experience, has created a book of projects, floor-plans, and photos that will inspire and delight anyone looking to build or renovate a family get-away site. The structures featured in this book range from traditional knotty pine lodges and log cabins to prefabs and contemporary designs making creative use of concrete, steel, and panoramic glass walls to take full advantage of impressive views. There are many ideas for...
Posted by JGranatino on Fri, Feb 09
This slender book begins with a timely appeal for secular ethics and peace,  in which the Dalai Lama urges us to reconnect with “our innate human nature, our natural affinity for goodness, compassion, and caring for others,” realizing we are truly one family and reflecting on how we might best serve each other. The balance of the book takes the form of a conversation between Franz Alt and the Dalai Lama, in which the Dalai Lama shares advice on cultivating mindfulness and peace and educating...
Posted by JGranatino on Fri, Feb 09
Using calming works by great masters for inspiration, Evenson guides the reader in art projects using pastels, paints, and collages designed to spark creativity while promoting relaxation and mindfulness. Mary Rockwood Lane, R.N., PhD, a specialist on the uses of creativity and spirituality in healing, contributes insightful notes on the psychological and physiological benefits of these exercises, using art meditatively to promote well-being and enhance joy. 
Posted by JGranatino on Wed, Feb 07
William's third book in his Medical Medium Series, Medical Medium Thyroid Healing puts a new spin on the epidemic of thyroid disease. He asserts that the reason why so many thyroid patients don't get enough relief from medication is not because of the thyroid. This, in itself, is another symptom of a far greater problem. The issue is an underlying virus that is invasive to the body. William's protocol for healing your thyroid begins with treating this underlying culprit, the Epstein-...
Posted by JGranatino on Tue, Feb 06
During WWII, Japanese-occupied Koreans were subject to severe punishment for keeping to their culture, even taking on Japanese names for fear of reprisal. Hana is sixteen years old and has become one of the honored haenyeo, a diving woman, to help provide her family with food from the sea. While diving one day, she spots a soldier headed towards her younger sister on the beach. She runs to the shore to divert him and is kidnapped, becoming one of the “comfort women” for Japanese soldiers. Years...
Posted by JGranatino on Fri, Jan 26
Anna Fox lives alone, a voluntary prisoner in her own home. Until a traumatic accident left her in pain and afraid to face the outside world, Anna led a normal life as a therapist, a loving mother and wife. Now one of the few links to the outside world is her blog, through which she counsels others. In between sessions, she watches classic black & white movies, spies on her neighbors and self-medicates. One day a new neighbor, Jane, shows up unexpectedly. She and Anna spend the day playing...
Posted by JGranatino on Tue, Jan 23
In their sixties, a group of women: Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth unite when they get a letter in the mail from their high school friend Kat asking them to live with her. Kat lives on a cocoa farm in Fiji with her housekeeper Ateca. All of the women are facing difficulties in their lives: Kat is recently widowed, Sina is a single mother worried about finances, Maya feels like the world is against her, Ingrid lives alone and tends to perennials for happiness, and Lisbeth is unhappy with her...

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