Author: Amy Daws, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: , Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc, ISBN: 9780990325222

At 33 weeks pregnant, Amy is certain something bad will soon happen, it had too many times before. Deep down she fears it’s only a matter of time before the baby she’s carrying will die. Despite the fact that Amy had been repeatedly slapped in the face with multiple miscarriages, she still can’t seem to quiet that tiny voice in the back of her head that’s screaming at her to not give up hope. Follow Amy’s true story as she stumbles through her journey with humor and warmth, all while dealing with the neuroses that came along with getting her hopes shattered time and time again. All she has to do is close her eyes and she’s lurched back to the memories of her losses; on the floor in her bathroom, in the hospital, and even at her place of work. No one knows what the internal mind of a woman who’d lost five babies and suffered so many let downs goes through. Can Hope ever truly survive memories such as these?

Author: Richard M. Cohen, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 304, Publisher: Penguin, ISBN: 9780399575273

After more than four decades living with multiple sclerosis, New York Times bestselling author Richard M. Cohen finds a flicker of hope in a groundbreaking medical procedure. Richard Cohen struggles with failing limbs and is legally blind. He has survived two bouts of colon cancer and a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs. After enduring decades of harsh treatments and invasive therapies, Cohen decided to trade in his life as a patient. In 2012, Cohen and his wife, Meredith Vieira, were invited to host and chair an adult stem cell conference at the Vatican. Scientists would be gathering in Rome to discuss stem cell therapy for autoimmune diseases, including MS. A believer in the power of denial and determination over faith and hope, Cohen was caught off guard by what he learned. Medical technology had advanced further and more quickly than Cohen had known. Could there be a chance his health could improve? Could MS be cured? As Cohen took part in a pioneering stem cell protocol, he opened himself to the possibility of hope for the first time in his adult life. Cohen's deep dive into the cutting-edge world of stem cell research and his journalistic investigation of hope includes interviews with doctors, scientists, and religious leaders, as well as conversations with others living with chronic conditions, all with the goal of understanding a hope that is both elusive and alluring. As drily funny as it is emotionally vulnerable, Chasing Hope navigates the fascinating and ever-changing intersection between illness and hope.

Author: Nora Roberts, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 475, Publisher: Silhouette, ISBN: 9780373282098

Titles initially published separately in 2008.

Author: Pranavi Khandekar, Genre: Poetry, Total Page: 80, Publisher: Blue Rose Publishers, ISBN: 9789354272301

Life has been hard, but I have learned a lot from it. I may not have it all together, but I’m working on myself. To be honest, i did like to stay in a continuous state of improvement. Because that’s my idea of My Perfect Journey."-Pranavi Khandekar

Author: Nancy Stopper, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 270, Publisher: Anderby Lane Publishing, ISBN:

How far would you go to save your marriage? Once upon a time, Justin Harper dreamed of marrying the girl he loved and having a house full of kids. But that dream died the day he moved out, too angry and bitter to try a second longer with a wife who’d turned into someone else. If only he could force himself to stop loving her… Maddie Harper needs are simple - she wants a family after growing up without one. When her marriage with Justin collapses, she blames herself, torn between the soul-deep ache for another baby and her husband. She doesn’t want to have to choose one or the other. Justin can’t give up. Maddie fears she has to. Will they find a way to compromise on their absolutes or has their dream marriage truly vanished? “Man, keep tissues handy...” ~ Gigi Reads

Author: Ashish Modi, Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Total Page: 200, Publisher: AuthorHouse, ISBN: 9781467053099

When a group of angry foreign birds demand that Maya and her friends participate in their evil plots of revenge and destruction against humans by exploiting their weaknesses, Maya and her friends quickly realize that if they don't think of an alternative plan, the entire world will be destroyed. Maya and her friends utilize their lifelong experiences to come up with an alternative plan by learning from human's strength and ingenuity. With that, they not only convince foreign birds but also the entire animal kingdom to participate in their new vision. Thus, together they not only save their forest, but also the world. This is a hopeful and inspirational tale of a group of birds and animals who- despite all the odds against them- overcome their agony and sorrow. They not only save their forest and habitat, but also assist humans in their struggles to protect the environment and save the planet from more destruction. This novel is a metaphor that discusses our past, present and future in an easy to understand language as seen through birds' perspective. If you enjoyed The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho or Life of Pi by Yann Martel, you will certainly love this book. If you cherished The Lion King or Finding Nemo, you will love this book as well.

Author: David Fajgenbaum, Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Total Page: 256, Publisher: Ballantine Books, ISBN: 9781524799625

LOS ANGELES TIMES AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • The powerful memoir of a young doctor and former college athlete diagnosed with a rare disease who spearheaded the search for a cure—and became a champion for a new approach to medical research. “A wonderful and moving chronicle of a doctor’s relentless pursuit, this book serves both patients and physicians in demystifying the science that lies behind medicine.”—Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene David Fajgenbaum, a former Georgetown quarterback, was nicknamed the Beast in medical school, where he was also known for his unmatched mental stamina. But things changed dramatically when he began suffering from inexplicable fatigue. In a matter of weeks, his organs were failing and he was read his last rites. Doctors were baffled by his condition, which they had yet to even diagnose. Floating in and out of consciousness, Fajgenbaum prayed for a second chance, the equivalent of a dramatic play to second the game into overtime. Miraculously, Fajgenbaum survived—only to endure repeated near-death relapses from what would eventually be identified as a form of Castleman disease, an extremely deadly and rare condition that acts like a cross between cancer and an autoimmune disorder. When he relapsed while on the only drug in development and realized that the medical community was unlikely to make progress in time to save his life, Fajgenbaum turned his desperate hope for a cure into concrete action: Between hospitalizations he studied his own charts and tested his own blood samples, looking for clues that could unlock a new treatment. With the help of family, friends, and mentors, he also reached out to other Castleman disease patients and physicians, and eventually came up with an ambitious plan to crowdsource the most promising research questions and recruit world-class researchers to tackle them. Instead of waiting for the scientific stars to align, he would attempt to align them himself. More than five years later and now married to his college sweetheart, Fajgenbaum has seen his hard work pay off: A treatment he identified has induced a tentative remission and his novel approach to collaborative scientific inquiry has become a blueprint for advancing rare disease research. His incredible story demonstrates the potency of hope, and what can happen when the forces of determination, love, family, faith, and serendipity collide. Praise for Chasing My Cure “A page-turning chronicle of living, nearly dying, and discovering what it really means to be invincible in hope.”—Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit “[A] remarkable memoir . . . Fajgenbaum writes lucidly and movingly . . . Fajgenbaum’s stirring account of his illness will inspire readers.”—Publishers Weekly

Author: Erin Sullivan Edwards, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 72, Publisher: WestBow Press, ISBN: 9781664244986

When life places difficult experiences on our path, it may be easy to blame God or ask why. Although it can be challenging to comprehend the lessons that are preparing us for the future, time does heal wounds while providing a platform for learning. Within an inspirational compilation of writings, Erin Sullivan Edwards shares personal stories that detail her past traumatic experiences, a leadership theory based on characteristics of core values, traits, and behaviors, and the wisdom she gained in order to inspire future leaders. Erin reflects on ways to overcome the mental, emotional, or physical barriers or obstacles that often block our path in life and ultimately challenge one’s dreams, opportunities, and goals. Through her guidance, Erin teaches us to tap the strength within, set clear boundaries, and utilize personal experiences to build a solid foundation of faith, hope, and inspiration that leads to success. Chasing Peace, Hope, and Faith offers personal stories, a leadership theory, and wisdom to help anyone struggling in life to uncover positive lessons in their own personal struggles to move forward with confidence.

Author: Lavinia Leigh, Genre: , Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: 164034165X

Seventeen and pregnant isn't exactly the ideal situation. Neither is fighting through a firestorm of parental disapproval. That doesn't mean I'm not up for the challenge. I have no choice but to stay strong and not lose hope. Unfortunately when hope turns into heartbreaking tragedy, all I can do is pack up and move on, and focus on the one most important thing in my life-my kid. Making peace with the fact that love might not be a part of my future isn't easy, but I do it anyway. I need to let go, to grow up-and part of growing up is realizing that life doesn't always turn out the way you want it to. But sometimes-just sometimes-fate decides to intervene, and suddenly you have this whole new world of possibilities in front of you...and some new complications as well.

Author: Dana Wayne, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 296, Publisher: , ISBN: 194794648X

Can one precocious seven-year-old be the catalyst to heal a wounded warrior's soul and bring joy back to her mother's heart? Or will ashes of the past bury hope once and for all?