One day you will die. It's a fact. And you have no real control over when and how that will happen... Death planning is one of those uncomfortable, yet crucial topics it's never too early to start thinking about, especially if you have kids. Getting your affairs in order can be difficult, but it is an important part of preparing for the future - not just in case you pass away but also if you become disabled due to an accident or illness. Of course, no one ever plans to be sick or disabled... however, failing to prepare can make an already hard time even harder for your loved ones. This guided planner covers PERSONAL INFORMATION My Personal Information My Family (Spouse, Children, Grandchildren) My Pets MEDICAL INFORMATION My Medical Information In the event that I become incapacitated My Doctors My Medical History Family Medical History My Children's Medical History FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS Planning My Funeral CONTACT INFORMATION Important Contacts Family Members Friends Associates, Colleagues & Acquaintances DOCUMENTS Important Documents and IDs FINANCES My Estate Custodians Bank Accounts Fixed Assets Investments Income Money I am Owed Debt & Liabilities Bills LOOSE ENDS Where to find my... Services to Close and Cancel Special Requests for my belongings MY SWAN SONG A note to the beneficiaries listed in my Will Last Thoughts Buy this What To Do When I Die Planner NOW (before it's too late)
Reminiscent of the bestsellers of Laura Lippman and Harlan Coben—with a dose of Big Little Lies or Stranger Things—an absorbing, addictive tale of psychological suspense from the author of the highly acclaimed and Edgar Award-nominated What Remains of Me and the USA Today bestselling and Shamus Award-winning Brenna Spector series, in which a seemingly open-and-shut police case with a clear-cut hero and villain turns out to be anything but simple. Late one night in the quiet Hudson Valley town of Havenkill, a distraught woman stumbles into the police station—and lives are changed forever. Aimee En, once a darling of the ’80s pop music scene, claims that a teenage boy stole her car, then ran over another young man who'd rushed to help. As Liam Miller’s life hangs in the balance, the events of that fateful night begin to come into focus. But is everything as it seems? The case quickly consumes social media, transforming Liam, a local high school football star, into a folk hero, and the suspect, a high school outcast named Wade Reed, into a depraved would-be killer. But is Wade really guilty? And if he isn't, why won't he talk? Told from a kaleidoscope of viewpoints—Wade's mother Jackie, his younger brother Connor, Aimee En and Pearl Maze, a young police officer with a tragic past, If I Die Tonight is a story of family ties and dark secrets—and the lengths we'll go to protect ourselves.
The Gianna Maglione/Mimi Patterson Mystery Series Continues. Police Lieutenant Gianna Maglione, a newly-minted Captain, is still recovering from a life-threatening gunshot injury as she finds herself and her Hate Crimes Unit assigned a new boss, and a new squad called Special Intelligence Mobile and Tactical Unit, which includes hate crimes. And Gianna’s colleagues in the group are diverse, quirky, loyal, and ready for teamwork. And Mimi Patterson, who quit her job as the lead investigative reporter for Washington DC's top newspaper, is coaxed back to work after having quit rather than apologize to a racist, sexist homophobe as ordered by her new editor. The editor is gone, and the newsroom welcomes Mimi back but she has one condition: she will write no more of her reputation-building stories about corrupt government officials and politicians, and instead, concentrate on stories that help people in the community. With hatred a bigger business than ever, taking different and uglier forms, Mimi and Gianna feel hopelessness, knowing that women are always prey for bullies and haters. Young girls—children, really—make even easier targets. When the reporter and the Captain are tipped off about a depraved ring of men and women, buying and selling young girls for profit, Mimi writes the story, paving the way for Gianna and her team to try to take the ring down. And Mimi, her vow not to cover corruption scandals be damned, helps a colleague chase down a story which winds up intersecting with Gianna’s efforts to take down the repulsive purveyors of child prostitution. Out of this harrowing and unimaginable ugliness, the women view their jobs and relationship with new eyes, realizing they might, after all, be able to improve some horribly broken young lives, heal their own traumas and become better, stronger, more loving women to and for each other.
For people that know early on what they want to be in life, whether doctor, lawyer, engineer or accountant, their career pursuit is easy. But for the vast majority, the undecided, they must choose their slot in life differently. They do this through the experience of rejecting a host of jobs that for one reason or another just do not fit. Nobody learned this hard lesson better than the author. In I Couldn't Say No, the writer shows his often painful experiences going from apprentice field engineer to expediter, from a series of sales jobs, to milkman and from bartender to store manager trainee. Through a federal jury assignment and a stroke of luck his destiny changed. At age thirty-one with six years of marriage and a family of four, he finally found what he was looking for when he took a police officer's exam in Elmhurst, Illinois and passed. Originally it was to be temporary until he could land a Border Patrol job...instead it was a happy twenty-year career. The story also tells of his childhood growing up Irish Catholic during the Depression and WWII, of his devilish exploits as a teen-ager, his military life in the Army of Occupation in Japan, the dating years, culminating with meeting a sweet Irish lass from Chicago, their marriage and family, and their early economic struggles. Later, the author proves what can be accomplished by dedication. Unable to complete his college at night school because of interruptions by police department shift assignments, he finds by perseverance and the urging of his daughters, he is finally able to earn a college degree at age fifty-two. The truthful tale as he remembers it, with its characters and dialogue, reads like a work of fiction. With its colorful anecdotes, it has warmth and humor, but more importantly, it shows the dogged determination the author had in finding success, excitement and happiness both as a police officer and later as an international airline employee.
The problem of Aids has been kept largely under control in Europe, but in the Third World it is a different story. There is a devestating lack of resources for medicine and for education. When parents die at a young age, children are left behind with no-one to teach them how to avoid the same fate, and so the cycle continues. Memory Books could prove to be the most important documents in our time in answer to this crisis. When the official reports have been filed away, these slim volumes, memories recorded by those who died too soon, will remain. Through a combination of words and drawings, they can have a legacy, a hope that future generations may not suffer the same heartbreaking fate. Henning Mankell is not a public figure in the way politicians are, but he has achieved cult success with his Kurt Wallander novels and is noted for the social and moral questions raised by his fiction. He devotes much of his time to work with Aids charities. I Die But the Memory Lives on is a fable illustrating the importance of books as a means of education, of preserving memories and of sharing life. In the midst of death and suffering, a young girl plants a tree. She nurtures it as a fragment of life that will grow and survive and, like the Memory Books, outlive this global crisis. Mankell, by highlighting and humanising this catastrophe, proposes a way to help.
A compassionate, shame-free guide for your darkest days “A one-of-a-kind book . . . to read for yourself or give to a struggling friend or loved one without the fear that depression and suicidal thoughts will be minimized, medicalized or over-spiritualized.”—Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church What happens when loving Jesus doesn’t cure you of depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts? You might be crushed by shame over your mental illness, only to be told by well-meaning Christians to “choose joy” and “pray more.” So you beg God to take away the pain, but nothing eases the ache inside. As darkness lingers and color drains from your world, you’re left wondering if God has abandoned you. You just want a way out. But there’s hope. In I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die, Sarah J. Robinson offers a healthy, practical, and shame-free guide for Christians struggling with mental illness. With unflinching honesty, Sarah shares her story of battling depression and fighting to stay alive despite toxic theology that made her afraid to seek help outside the church. Pairing her own story with scriptural insights, mental health research, and simple practices, Sarah helps you reconnect with the God who is present in our deepest anguish and discover that you are worth everything it takes to get better. Beautifully written and full of hard-won wisdom, I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die offers a path toward a rich, hope-filled life in Christ, even when healing doesn’t look like what you expect.
Here is an utterly new departure in biography of the Old West. Writing in the hangered, hard-boiled style made famous by Hemingway and O’Hara, James B. O’Neil has succeeded in transferring the color and idiom of the wild and roaring days of the West to the printed page. They Die But Once is authentic biography—the life story of Jeff Ake, last of the Western gunfighters and vaqueros—yet because of the facility with which the author has translated the spirit of the period into language attuned to the twentieth century, the story moves with all the breathtaking speed of a current gangster thriller. O’Neil discards all the saccharine sentimentality that has clouded the real West of the seventies and presents Jeff Ake’s story in the sharp, biting understatement of contemporary prose. With the reek of a Texan prison camp in his nostrils, Jeff Ake rode, rampant unreconstruction in his heart, away from the looted Federal Treasury in Austin, with three hundred of Price’s army, into Mexico, where he joined Porfirio Diaz’s bodyguard. Back he came, with horse-trappings of human Comanche-hide and six-guns blazing, to enter the bloody range wars. Hell-bent-for-leather, he rode up and down the range, while pistols barked their staccato tale of sudden death. In They Die But Once, you will find the reason why Pat Barrett died; the sad tale of the bullet of Billy the Kid; the true cause of John Wesley Hardin’s capture. Bill Longley, Jim Gillett, John Ringo, Kit Carson, Jesse and Frank James, General Custer, Gene Rhodes and Roy Bean (“The Law West of the Pecos”) live and fight and love and die in the thrill-studded pages of They Die But Once. You who have read and not quite believed Clarence Mulford and William Patterson White, hear and know: What they told is only what they dared tell, Jeff Ake tells even more—and can prove a lot of it!
In this totally unforgettable sixth book in the Savage Destiny series, a relentless wave of frontier progress forces itself into the lives of Zeke and Abbie Monroe, threatening their many years of abiding love and forcing a separation unlike any other they have experienced. Zeke joins the Cheyenne in their last effort to hold on to the freedom they knew until the white man invaded their pristine domain and destroyed their game, their hunting grounds, their beautiful innocence. Meet the New Dawn is a keenly powerful and poignant story about the last years of Zeke and Abbie Monroe’s life together, and how their love and their passion for each other lingers on into their twilight years as proof that age and the challenges of life cannot dim the love these two share, a love that causes a man and woman to see each other only as the fifteen-year-old girl who once touched a savage older man’s hand over a campfire, a touch that changed both their lives forever. Get out the Kleenex for this powerful read you will never, ever forget! PRAISE: “Power, passion, tragedy, and triumph are Rosanne Bittner’s hallmarks. Again and again, she brings readers to tears.” —Romantic Times “Extraordinary…Bittner’s characters spring to life.” —Publishers Weekly
Jenny Cain is back to take a bite out of the Big Apple. When Jenny’s friend Carol is killed while jogging in New York, the police write it off as another Manhattan mugging. But Jenny soon discovers that the story of Carol’s life and death is full of dark and unexpected twists.
‘WRY AND IMMENSELY READABLE’ DAILY MAIL Spring, 1940. With Britons facing what has become known as the Bore War – nothing much seems to have happened yet – Maisie Dobbs is asked to investigate the disappearance of a local lad, a young apprentice craftsman working on a hush-hush government contract. As Maisie’s inquiry reveals a potential link to the London underworld, the country is bracing for a possible enemy invasion amid news of the British expeditionary force stranded along the French coast. And another mother is worried about a missing son – but this time the boy in question is one beloved by Maisie. ‘A SERIES THAT SEEMS TO GET BETTER WITH EVERY ENTRY’ WALL STREET JOURNAL