Hey guys, want to know what’s new from MCP this week? Here are all the books available today. Congrats and happy book birthday to our awesome authors!
"We pierced the thick, black veil of the fever fires and entered hell."
As the guns fell silent at Appomattox the gods were already shaping the next battlefield. No one living in Memphis realized the target would be narrowed this time to just eight square miles overlooking the Mississippi River.
This second book in the ten-part Your Winding Daybreak Ways series begins where Gary Bargatze’s debut novel, Warfield, leaves off. Thomas has survived the Civil War and the gods’ war on his family; he has been graduated from the university; and he is now happily on his way to Memphis to teach English at the prestigious Westminster Academy. But unbeknownst to Thomas he is about to enter an even more punishing circle of hell.
This historically accurate, underreported telling of the horrific yellow fever epidemics of the 1870s explores race, unspeakable loss and the courage of African-Americans who sped toward death to serve as nurses, undertakers and police as the masses fled Memphis in panic.
Jim McKay's troop ship left New York in November, 1944. leaving his bride, Liz, behind. Jim’s letters portray an ambitious young doctor struggling to treat the 500 men of his battalion, lead his medics, and keep himself sane while longing for the woman he left behind. Within a week of landing, Jim’s battalion is thrown into the Battle of the Bulge.
Through the next five months of combat and 15 months of occupation, Jim describes his anger and frustration, his challenges and rewards, and his love for Liz. He emerges a top-notch doctor with a world view that will carry him through his long life.
Jim’s son Tim weaves excerpts from Jim’s letters with the memories they provoke and research into his father’s battalion. Letters to a War Bride is both an intimate portrait of a driven, honorable, and loving man, and a glimpse into the formative years of the Greatest Generation.
Gayle Hilgendorff had it all. But, after twenty-one years in HR for a Fortune 500 company, she realized that her stressful “work/life” balance held a lot more work than life. So she did something about it—not by giving it up, but by having more.
Gayle did not wake up one morning and turn her back on all she had earned. She made small daily changes to create true balance, while keeping the power and prestige she had worked so hard to gain. And now she wants to help you do the same.
The pragmatic tips and suggestions—combined with the wit of someone who has gone through exactly what you’re going through—make this an unexpectedly enjoyable read. Better yet? It’s short and to the point. This is a book you can read in a few hours, act on tomorrow, and enjoy immediate results.
If you’re ready to see what your life could be like “living in balance,” what are you waiting for? Get out your pen and some Post-it notes and get to work!
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