In the small hours of the morning, Abi Knight is startled awake by the phone call no mother ever wants to get: her teenage daughter Olivia has fallen off a bridge. Not only is Olivia brain dead, she’s pregnant and must remain on life support to keep her baby alive. And then Abi sees the angry bruises circling Olivia’s wrists.
When the police unexpectedly rule Olivia’s fall an accident, Abi decides to find out what really happened that night. Heartbroken and grieving, she unravels the threads of her daughter’s life. Was Olivia’s fall an accident? Or something far more sinister?
If you took road trips with your family prior to 1980, this book is for you. Don’t Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay will bring back a time on the road when almost anything was acceptable. Who doesn’t recall children piled into the back seat with pillows, blankets, games, and food? Anytime there was more than one child in the back, an argument was going to occur about who was on whose side. Cars were large and could accommodate six people comfortably. Of course there were three people in the front and three in the back. Seat belts? There were none. Well, yes, there were but no one really used a seat belt, did they? See what memories of your past come back to you when you read this book.
Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-hand — and The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both.
Who helped you become the person you are today? As Nancy Davis Kho approached a milestone birthday, she decided to answer that question by sending thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was the profound and positive effect the process would have on her. As it turns out, emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels–and The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.