Bethany's Bookshelf.

Author:Bethany, Susan
Position:Nonfiction - Recommended readings

Cries Of The Heart.

Max Oliver

Tate Publishing & Enterprises

127 East Trade Center Terrace

Mustang, OK 73064

9781617777752, $14.99,

Poetry has a unique ability to convey emotion through both the spoken and the written word. Poetry has capability to evoke, inspire, entertain, or simply take us out of ourselves and into the realities and metaphysics of the human experience. Perhaps better known for his western novels such as "Saga of a Comanche Warrior" and "Chief Red Nose", Max Oliver is just such a poet as evidenced by his work anthologized in "Cries Of The Heart", a 222-page compendium of his verse. This is a body of extraordinary work that can be confidently recommended to anyone with an affinity towards the well chosen word and our contemporary world. 'Puzzlements': Have you ever wondered at the ways of man? / Why he does the things he does / And tries to understand / What causes the CEO to cheat on his expense / It's small change there / When you compare / His salary for a year / Why does the broker lie / To clients he advises / Their confidence die / And he a market make / For his livelihood sake / More confidence break / Why does the contractor / Bid on fixed specifications / And cheapen the factor / By supplying the lesser / Why does the public servant / Take an oath to serve / Then use most of his time / Vacations, holidays to observe / Even the highest would / Feather his nest / And build a "war chest" / It seems he would battle with God / To gain his party's nod

Bipolar Parent.

Anna Burley


1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403

9781456775339, $13.32,

When a parent seems to be two people, so many questions can confuse a young mind. "Bipolar Parent" is Anna Burley's own recollections with her father who she believed to be bipolar, and trying to understand that if it is her fate to struggle with such a disorder. A story of facing family with their struggle and trying to understand it all, "Bipolar Parent" is a moving and thoughtful read of the crisis of bipolarity.

Americana: A Civics Handbook.

M.B. Mackley

Privately Published

9781456457259, $14.95

Straight from the source is one of the best ways to understand America's documents. "Americana: A Civics Handbook" is a resource that presents direct information straight from the archives, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Amendments to the constitution. With other miscellaneous...

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