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Position:America: Love It Or Leave It - So I Left - A Hamster is Missing in Washington, D.C.: The Tragedies, Triumphs, and Occasional Misdemeanors of Raising the Bush Years - Bright Side of the Road: A Spiritual Journey Through Cancer - Laura's Children: The Hidden Story of a Chinese Orphanage - Looks Easy Enough: A Joyful Memoir of Overcoming Disease, ...
 
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America Love It Or Leave It So I Left

Adam Bilzerian

Libertad Publications

1300 E. 8th Ave., Tampa, FL 33605

9780615360645, $27.95

Few people make good on their threats, but Adam Bilzerian did. "America: Love It Or Leave It -So I Left" is an expression of dissatisfaction with the American government and how it drove him out of the country and he now calls the Caribbean home. Sick of unnecessary war, petty crime persecution, the abuse of its leaders, and more, he provides a well versed list of grievances with the powers that be in America, making for an intriguing read through and through. "America Love It or Leave It" is a fine read and a solidly recommended one for anyone who has their own dissatisfaction with their government.

A Hamster is Missing

Ed Spivey

Solo Books

2014 Evarts Street NE, Washington, DC 20018

9780578037394, $14.95

Having a political opinion is nice. If you can fit it in while being a parent. "A Hamster is Missing in Washington, D. C.: The Tragedies, Triumphs, and Occasional Misdemeanors of Raising the Bush Years" is a collection of reflections from Ed Spivey Jr. as he reflects on being a father and what it meant to be a father in the first decade of the new millennium. Having not so many kind words for the Bush Administration, Spivey keeps in light in this combination political rant and parenting memoir. "A Hamster is Missing in Washington, D. C." is a fine pick, and a solidly recommended one.

Bright Side of the Road

Anne Marie Bennett

KaleidoSoul Media

PO Box 745, Beverly, MA 01915

9781442173880 $14.95 www.kaleidosoul.com

Cancer is like living with a gun pointed at your head; it's hard to believe you can get through this. "Bright Side of the Road: A Spiritual Journey Through Cancer" is a memoir form Anne Marie Bennett, who upon her diagnosis found that her entire life changed and warped, and she had little believe that her life could ever right itself as it was. A thoughtful and spiritual memoir that Bennett wants to help other women battle their own breast cancer, and makes "Bright Side of the Road" an intriguing and uplifting pick.

Laura's Children

Becky Cerling Powers

Canaan Home

140 Hemley Road, Vinton, TX 79821

9780967213453, $24.00

Faith and determination are just as valuable a resource as money. "Laura's Children: The Hidden Story of a Chinese Orphanage" looks at the history behind an American Farm girl who went to China in the 1920s and 1930s and became a source of salvation for hundreds of children despite...

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