Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: Book-Lovers Round-up #2

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It's that time of year again!  Time to start making those holiday gift lists.  Here at ABCD Diaries we'd like to make that process a little less painful:)  We will bringing you our annual Holiday Gift Guide in which we hand pick the coolest gifts for the whole family and everyone else on that gift list this year.  From now until mid-December we will be highlighting these wonderful gifts.

Today, we are bringing you another round-up of great books for the book-lovers on your list!

My Lost Cuba by Celso Gonzalez-Falla (fiction, based on true events)
So often, we take where we live – where we come from – for granted. Our lives feel comfortable and secure, and for most, the idea of having to leave our home, all of our belongings, and everything we have worked so hard for is inconceivable; but many have been forced to do it before. In Cuba during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, families fled as political exiles from everything they knew, finding themselves starting over from scratch in America. Many people believe they know what Cuba was like before Castro, and what it’s like after Castro, but nobody can truly know unless they lived it. Celso Gonzalez-Falla transports us there in his stunning new novel, My Lost Cuba.

The Trial of Dr. Kate by Michael E. Glasscock III (fiction)
Blending history, culture, and controversial topics including alcoholism, bigotry, medical ethics and more, The Trial of Dr. Kate explores the complexity of friendships, relationships, rivalry, and “right” versus “wrong.”          
In the heart of Tennessee in the 1950’s, one small town is rocked by scandal after a wheelchair bound woman is found dead of an overdose. With suspicions brewing about foul play, the woman’s friend and physician, Dr. Kate Marlow, is questioned, but due to dark secrets and personal demons Dr. Kate can’t recall where she was at the time of the death. So begins the fascinating ride of The Trial of Dr. Kate, the second novel in the Round Rock series written by Michael E. Glasscock III.

The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ray Ozanich (non-fiction, self-help)
Back pain, foot pain, hand pain, head pain…whatever type of pain you experience, you know what a large role it can play in your day-to-day life. Pain is a topicthat touches everyone, as we’ve all experienced it to some degree; it’s also a topic that’s frequently discussed, as new treatments and experimental solutions are constantly being introduced. But these “solutions” won’t really solve anything, and Steven Ray Ozanich will explain why.
In his new book, The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice is Making Us Worse, a 2012 International Book Awards award-winning finalist, Ozanich, a mindbody health consultant, reveals what will finally help people to heal and it’s not going under the knife. 

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