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Looking for the Amber Room by Judith Rypma
As Prof. Wolfgang Eichwede once put it, “Some people have princesses and fairies. Others have the Amber Room.” Often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the Amber Room was commissioned by Prussia’s Frederick I in the early 18th century. With over 100,000 pieces of various shades of amber inlaid with mosaics, the room caught the eye of collector and amber aficionado Peter the Great. In its new Russian home, the room fascinated Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, so much so that the latter commissioned artisans to add additional elaborate mirrors, Romanov crests, gemstones, and 70 objets d’art that dazzled all who saw it in its presumably permanent home in a palace outside St. Petersburg.
But the story, far from ending here, evolved into one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. It is this story of the world’s most famous missing treasure that American Literature Professor and Poet Judith Rypma explores in her latest poetry book, Looking for the Amber Room. “It’s a tale of stolen art, but it’s also a legend that has enthralled—and continues to frustrate—armies of treasure hunters who at this very moment are scouring four countries in search of it,” Rypma says.
As Elizabeth Kolbert points out in the Los Angeles Times, “The Amber Room is exquisite and precious and lost. Like all great objects of desire, it is unattainable.” Yet if there is a way to bring it back, at least for the time it takes to savor these lyrical, imagistic poems, Rypma’s poetic search has discovered it.
The Crooked Tree Prints by Ladislav R. Hanka
Hunter’s Quest by Mara Mae
Mara Mae is also the author of Haylee’s Treasure.
In Pursuit of Birds by Ladislav R. Hanka
Parts Work, New 4th Edition
by Tom Holmes
Winged Heart Press
Book: 9.9 x 7.9 x 0.4 inches
132 pages dark red paperback.
Parts Work describes our inner psychological world with drawings which are moving, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous and often poignant. The book shows how we can disentangle ourselves from the problematic habitual patterns in which we get stuck, and offers ways of positively using our particular talents and style for a fuller life. Through practical examples as well as clinical illustrations, the book helps us to understand ourselves and others better.
Inner Active Cards are an accessible and effective way to give an image and voice to our emotional states and mind chatter, the sub-personalities within us called Parts. This boxed set contains 62 durable color illustrations depicting the inner active life of our Parts, plus ten blank cards for creating your own images. Inner Active Cards were created in response to clientele who found Tom Holmes’s book Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life, an effective and accessible way to navigate and bring healing to the inner world of “Parts.”
Then & Now: Coloma, Paw Paw Lake, Watervliet
by R.L. Rasmussen
Connect the Old with the New. Follow the pictoral journey of a township, two towns and a lake through images from the past to the present.
These pages will bring back memories for older generations; provide the current generation a connection to a place and its past; and preserve and document a part of local history for future generations.
Using Native Plants to Restore Community in Southwest Michigan and Beyond
by Nancy Cutbirth Small and Tom Small
The book includes much of the information and observations about plants, plant communities, and natural landscaping that Nancy gathered over the years, together with essays and articles that Nancy and Tom wrote together or separately for many local, regional, and international publications. The book includes 175 illustrations, most of them commissioned specially for this book.
Vinnie & Violet…Sweet Buzzard Love
by E.H. VanDenBerg
Book: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
32 pages, paperback.
Can Turkey Vultures fall in love? Do they have hopes and dreams? Can they help the planet? The answers to these questions can be found in this humorous story of a plain and simple buzzard named Vinnie who falls in love with a vulture babe named Violet. While eating lunch on Avenue G, Vinnie protects Violet from a bully buzzard and wins Violet’s affection. Children will gain a new appreciation for these birds of prey and will also enjoy the toe-tapping, rollicking song, “Sweet Buzzard Love.” Vinnie and Violet comes with an audio CD with narration by the author and “Sweet Buzzard Love.”
Wisdom of the Mystic Mountain Warrior
by Edward Armstrong
Edward Armstrong is in the fortunate position of being leveraged into submission holds during weekly jujitsu lessons with his teacher, awakener, and friend, Peter Ragnar. Wisdom of the Mystic Mountain Warrior: Life Lessons from a Master of the Mixed Martial Arts, is a delightful reference book for the soul, chock-full of Mr. Ragnar’s revolutionary methods and techniques for success on and off the mat. Built into this personal account of the pursuit of excellence is a high-voltage integrity that lays the foundation of the deeply life-affirming relationship between these two men and to the secrets of success revealed in the book. Read More.