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Getting Out Alive

Author : Tara Ellis
ISBN : 1523399910
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A true story... A harrowing plane crash took the lives of two people and plunged sixteen-year-old Autumn Veatch into the middle of the rugged Cascade Mountains. Injured, alone, and lost, she defies all odds to make it out alive. This short story is a true account of a brave young woman's survival. Not only was Autumn the sole survivor of the crash, but she then hiked for nearly three days through some of the most unforgiving terrain in the country. Find out what it takes to be a survivor.

Into The Abyss

Author : Carol Shaben
ISBN : 9780230767355
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Only four men survived the plane crash: The pilot, A politician, A cop . . . And the criminal he was shackled to. On a freezing October night in 1984, a Canadian commuter plane smashed headlong into a high ridge of remote, rugged forest. Among the survivors was a small-time criminal named Paul Archimbault, now free of his handcuffs and the only one to escape the crash uninjured. The only one capable of keeping the other three survivors alive -- should he choose to...

Lost On A Mountain In Maine

Author : Donn Fendler
ISBN : 9780062225160
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages. Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler steps away from his Boy Scout troop for only a minute, but in the foggy mountains of Maine, a minute is all it takes. After hours of trying to find his way back, a nervous and tired Donn falls down an embankment, making it impossible for him to be found. One sleepless night goes by, followed by a second . . . and before Donn knows it, almost two weeks have passed, leaving him starving, scared, and delirious. With rainstorms, black bears, and his fear of being lost forever, Donn's journey is a physically, mentally, and emotionally charged story told from the point of view of the boy who lived it. This title supports the Common Core State Standards.

Wolf Hollow

Author : Lauren Wolk
ISBN : 9781101994832
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A 2017 Newbery Honor Book New York Times Bestseller A young girl's kindness, compassion, and honesty overcome bullying. ★ An NPR Best Book of the Year ★ A Booklist Best Book of the Year ★ An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of the Year ★ A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year ★ A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year ★ A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ★ A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of the Year ★ An ALA Notable Children's Book “This exquisite debut confronts injustice and doesn’t flinch.” —People “[A] powerful debut . . . beautifully written.” —The Wall Street Journal “Wrenching and true. . . . comparisons to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird will abound. But Wolk gives us her own story—one full of grace and stark, brutal beauty.” —The New York Times Book Review “When reviewers draw a parallel between Mockingbird and Lauren Wolk's Wolf Hollow, they are being neither hyperbolic, nor lazy. They are merely doing justice to Wolk's beautiful story.” — NPR, Best Books of 2016 Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars, Annabelle has lived a mostly quiet, steady life in her small Pennsylvania town. Until the day new student Betty Glengarry walks into her class. Betty quickly reveals herself to be cruel and manipulative, and while her bullying seems isolated at first, things quickly escalate, and reclusive World War I veteran Toby becomes a target of her attacks. While others have always seen Toby’s strangeness, Annabelle knows only kindness. She will soon need to find the courage to stand as a lone voice of justice as tensions mount. Brilliantly crafted, Wolf Hollow is a haunting tale of America at a crossroads and a time when one girl’s resilience, strength, and compassion help to illuminate the darkest corners of our history. “The honesty of Wolf Hollow will just about shred your heart, but Annabelle’s courage and compassion will restore it to you, fuller than before. This book matters.” —Sara Pennypacker, New York Times bestselling author of Pax “An evocative setting, memorable characters, a searing story: Wolf Hollow has stayed with me long after I closed the book. It has the feel of an instant classic." —Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist and New York Times bestselling author

Detour From Normal

Author : Ken Dickson
ISBN : 0996712208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Before April 14, 2011, Ken Dickson lived a life indistinguishable from those of other residents of his Phoenix suburb. The normally healthy fifty-five year-old held a regular job and lived with his loving wife, two teenage daughters and an assortment of pets. On that mid-April day though, the course of his life forever changed when he learned he must undergo surgery to remove a damaged portion of his lower intestine. A fluke injury unknowingly inflicted days earlier while he worked in his yard resulted in an unseen infection that damaged it beyond repair. The life-saving surgery and associated medications become catalysts for an unbelievable chain of events that cause the formerly mild-mannered man to spiral into the chaotic mental illness known as mania. Dickson then experiences a whirlwind of trips to emergency rooms, hospitals and ultimately, psychiatric facilities where additional medications further seal his fate. Part medical mystery, and part psychological thriller, Dickson's creative nonfiction memoir, Detour from Normal, demonstrates how even the most seemingly normal life can implode in an instant. It is a riveting account of undying love and brutal anguish, of lies and arrogance, and of unforgettable characters and desperate actions. In an age when there is utmost concern about the quality of mental health care, the timing could not be better for this informative and inspirational memoir. Told from the real-life perspective of someone suffering from mental illness, readers will observe first-hand the adverse reactions to medications, misdiagnoses, improper treatment and other factors that work together to send Dickson spiraling into a seemingly inescapable hell. Despite overwhelming obstacles, Dickson struggles bravely to reclaim the life he has lost. His journey proves to be a perilous one of unexpected discovery. From its foretelling opening pages to its unpredictable climax, Detour from Normal never ceases to be fascinating, enlightening and thought provoking.

The Kindness Of Strangers

Author : Mike McIntyre
ISBN : UOM:39015040644190
Genre : Religion
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A former columnist for The Washington Post describes his coast to coast walk, from San Francisco to Cape Fear, with no money or plans, depending only on the kindness of the people he encountered along the way. Original.

When I Fell From The Sky

Author : Juliane Koepcke
ISBN : 185788583X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On Christmas Eve 1971, the packed LANSA flight 508 from Lima to Pucallpa was struck by lightning and went down in dense jungle hundreds of miles from civilization. Of its 93 passengers, only one survived: Juliane Koepcke - here is her fascinating story of survival against all the odds.

The Self Acceptance Project

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9781622036301
Genre : Self-Help
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Even after years of spiritual practice, self-improvement, or therapy, many of us still have trouble with one essential challenge: self-acceptance. How do we stop from constantly judging ourselves as inadequate, finding fault with our bodies, or being plagued by our inner critics? The Self-Acceptance Project was created to help us find a solution. In this collection of essays, contemporary luminaries in spirituality, psychology, and creativity offer insights and teachings for truly embracing who we are—no matter what our circumstances. Why is it often so much easier to feel compassion and forgiveness toward others than toward ourselves? Where do our self-critical voices come from? Can we be motivated to grow and excel while still accepting ourselves as we are? In these 20 offerings, some of today’s most trusted teachers share valuable practices and techniques for building confidence, transforming our relationships with our inner critics, and cultivating kindness and compassion toward ourselves on a consistent basis.

Australia S Strangest Mysteries

Author : John Pinkney
ISBN : 9780987093547
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Driver Frank Clewer sparked panic in his rural hometown - when he began to leave trails of scorchmarks and flames wherever he walked. The Baffling Burning Mans brush with the impossible occurred in September 2005, and was chronicled by TV news crews and hundreds of witnesses. Astonished scientists at the University of New South Wales found that Frank was generating 30,000 volts of static electricity: a charge powerful to melt synthetic carpets. Frank Clewer survived - and many media outlets treated his case as an isolated phenomenon. But SHC [Spontaneous Human Combustion] has been inexplicably occurring for more than 2000 years, with one event dated 52 BC. In this unique book, bestselling author/ journalist describes the mysterious history of the flames from heaven - a fluke of nature that obsessed even Charles Dickens, who chronicled it in Bleak House. Also in this enthralling volume are firsthand accounts of *Mysterious Deaths...*Unexplained Vanishings...*Eerie Phenomena and much more. These pages offer you intriguing insights into ancient Australias most perplexing enigmas.

Execution By Hunger The Hidden Holocaust

Author : Miron Dolot
ISBN : 9780393078541
Genre : History
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Seven million people in the "breadbasket of Europe" were deliberately starved to death at Stalin's command. This story has been suppressed for half a century. Now, a survivor speaks. In 1929, in an effort to destroy the well-to-do peasant farmers, Joseph Stalin ordered the collectivization of all Ukrainian farms. In the ensuing years, a brutal Soviet campaign of confiscations, terrorizing, and murder spread throughout Ukrainian villages. What food remained after the seizures was insufficient to support the population. In the resulting famine as many as seven million Ukrainians starved to death. This poignant eyewitness account of the Ukrainian famine by one of the survivors relates the young Miron Dolot's day-to-day confrontation with despair and death—his helplessness as friends and family were arrested and abused—and his gradual realization, as he matured, of the absolute control the Soviets had over his life and the lives of his people. But it is also the story of personal dignity in the face of horror and humiliation. And it is an indictment of a chapter in the Soviet past that is still not acknowledged by Russian leaders.

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