From the Ashes

From the Ashes
Author: Jesse Thistle
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-08-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781982101213

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*#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Winner, High Plains Book Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.

From Ashes

From Ashes
Author: Molly McAdams
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-12-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062267719

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Aside from her dad, who passed away when she was six, Cassidy Jameson has only ever trusted one man: her best friend, Tyler. So of course she follows him to Texas when he leaves for college. She just didn't expect to be so drawn to their new roommate, Gage, a gorgeous guy with a husky Southern drawl. The only problem? He's Tyler's cousin. Gage Carson was excited to share an apartment off campus with his cousin. He didn't mind that Tyler was bringing the mysterious friend he'd heard about since they were kids . . . until the most beautiful girl he's ever seen jumps out of his cousin's Jeep. There's something about Cassi that makes Gage want to give her everything. Too bad Tyler has warned him that she's strictly off-limits. Despite everything keeping them apart, Cassi and Gage dance dangerously close to the touch they've both been craving. But when disaster sends her running into Tyler's arms, Cassi will have to decide whether to face the demons of herpast . . . or to burn her chance at a future with Gage.

The Fire and the Ashes

The Fire and the Ashes
Author: Andrew Jackson
Publsiher: Between the Lines
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-05-31
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781771135399

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In The Fire and the Ashes, long-time union economist and policy analyst Andrew Jackson looks back on a fascinating career in the labour movement, the NDP, and left politics, combining keen historical analysis with a political manifesto for today. As one of the few trade union economists in Canada, Jackson brings a unique insider perspective and decades of experience to bear on his critical reflections on the history and changing fortunes of the NDP, the failures of neoliberalism, and the waning and recent renewal of the democratic socialist tradition. What plays out is a battle of ideas fought by Jackson and the wider left—one meant to rekindle both political veterans and a new generation of activists who believe that a true democracy cannot exist with great inequalities of wealth and political power, and that social ownership and public investment must be brought squarely into the mainstream.

Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes
Author: Donna Sparks
Publsiher: Bridge Logos Inc
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781610362528

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In a transparent and powerful manner, the author reveals how the Lord took her from the ashes of a life devastated by failed relationships and destructive behavior to bring her into a beautiful and powerful relationship with Him. This book highlights God's ability to restore those who have failed and His desire to use those who struggle to see themselves as vessels worthy of the Lord's use. After reading the author's testimony and encouraging words, readers are left with no excuses for believing the Holy Spirit cannot empower and use them regardless of their past failures and existing apprehensions. Foreword by Laura Lynn Tyler-Thompson, the host of 700 Club Canada. WATCH THE AUTHOR VIDEO HERE: Video Link:

Splendor from Ashes

Splendor from Ashes
Author: Ingrid Rizzolo
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2014-01-28
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781491716601

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From the heartbreaking ashes of abuse, a poet emerges to share a poignant collection of lyrical verse that details her journey as she moves from shame and brokenness to realize resilience and strength. Ingrid Rizzolo, a seasoned New York City educator, opens her heart and her life in her poetry, revealing an honest and authentic portrayal of the pain, fears, and confusion born out of physical and psychological abuse. With raw emotion and painful vulnerability, Rizzolo describes her transformation after she is betrayed by a handsome Romeo and led down a dark path where she must overcome many obstacles—both internal and external—in order to heal and move forward into the future as a stronger, more confident woman. Splendor from Ashes is a moving compilation of poetry that opens the possibilities and provides hope for anyone suffering from life’s most complex challenges. “Dr. Rizzolo has captured the essence of true expression through her poetry that gives one an escape to flirt with their imagination, past memories, and often unspoken thoughts. A must-read for all poetry enthusiasts!” —Dr. Anthony B. Spivey, DBA, professor

Beauty from Ashes

Beauty from Ashes
Author: Jessica Bretl
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2021-04-27
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781098038250

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Standing in the ashes of intense suffering, you stare at the ruins of your life, unable to return to the life you had and paralyzed to survive the life ahead. Your soul aches, your body withers, and your heart bleeds invisible blood. It is imperceptible soul suffering, and it will bind you in a pit of despair if you let it. Take a deep breath, loved one, for you ARE NOT ALONE. Others have been where you are, and I have been where you are. God's Word has glorious hope for such suffering, and God Himself can restore you! The book of Nehemiah tells of God's chosen people sitting in agony and wreckage, desperately in need of rebuilding. It is the account of God directing, protecting, and reviving what was once dead back into glorious life! That same God sees you today! Hear me, wounded soul, God can resurrect beauty from your darkest of ashes.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 364
Release: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780684874357

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The author recounts his childhood in Depression-era Brooklyn as the child of Irish immigrants who decide to return to worse poverty in Ireland when his infant sister dies. 40,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. First serial, The New Yorker.

Propagated from the Ashes

Propagated from the Ashes
Author: Kristin Topping
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-10-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1988736609

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In December of 2016, Kristin Topping's life changed in a fraction of a second. It wasn't supposed to happen this way. She was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, she had a charmed career that took her all over the world as an engineering specialist, and she aspired to do great and important things. A split second was all it took to wash those dreams down the drain. A concussion, or in Kristin's case a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) with loss of consciousness, is a serious injury that is accompanied with changes to a person's physical well-being, cognitive abilities, and can result in an altered mental state. The training and the social pressures instilled over 22 years of military service were a deterrent to her seeking help right away for her injury. Kristin wallowed in despair for months before she would admit the significance of her problem. Her relationships collapsed, her ability to function in and out of the workplace deteriorated and her purpose was lost. When she finally admitted to herself that she needed help, she was thrown into a rehabilitation labyrinth with the hope of regaining simple skills that were taken for granted. This isn't a sad story though; this is a story about how Kristin's indoor garden saved her life. After the accident, the smallest self-care tasks were grueling and seemed like a waste of time. During the worst times, she was incapable of taking care of herself, but she could care for her plants. Kristin's plants and the restorative practice of mindful horticulture redefined her life's purpose and helped her through the devastation and grieving process of losing who she once was and how she identified personal success.

Empire from the Ashes

Empire from the Ashes
Author: David Weber
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 774
Release: 2003
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780743435932

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Drawn into an alien conflict when his ship is taken over and pitted against a dangerous ancient enemy, Colin MacIntyre takes on the task of defeating a group of immortals who have been secretly ruling the Earth.

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-04-28
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9780698176461

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BOOK ONE IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time Instant New York Times bestseller From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir Amazon's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 People's Choice Award winner - Favorite Fantasy Bustle's Best Young Adult Book of 2015 “This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human — and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” — The Washington Post “An Ember in the Ashes could launch Sabaa Tahir into JK Rowling territory…It has the addictive quality of The Hunger Games combined with the fantasy of Harry Potter and the brutality of Game of Thrones.”—Public Radio International "An Ember in the Ashes glows, burns, and smolders—as beautiful and radiant as it is searing."—Huffington Post “A worthy novel – and one as brave as its characters.” —The New York Times Book Review Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy. There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publsiher: FaithWords
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-11-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0446548820

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Many people seem to have it all together outwardly, but inside they are a wreck. Their past has broken, crushed, and wounded them inwardly. They can be healed. God has a plan, and Isaiah 61 reveals that the Lord came to heal the brokenhearted. He wants to heal victims of abuse and emotional wounding. Joyce Meyer is a victim of the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse she suffered as a child. Yet today she has a nationwide ministry of emotional healing to others like herself. In Beauty for Ashes she outlines major truths that brought healing in her life and describes how other victims of abuse can also experience God's healing in their lives. You will learn: * How to Deal with the Emotional Pain of Abuse * How to Understand Your Responsibility to God for Overcoming Abuse * Why Victims of Abuse Often Suffer from Other Addictive Behaviors * How to Grab Hold of God's Unconditional Love * The Importance of God's Timing in Working Through Painful Memories.

One Drum

One Drum
Author: Richard Wagamese
Publsiher: Douglas & McIntyre
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-19
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781771622301

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“The most profound truth in the universe is this: that we are all one drum and we need each other.” —Richard Wagamese, One Drum Fans of Richard Wagamese’s writing will be heartened by the news that the bestselling author left behind a manuscript he’d been working on until shortly before his death in 2017. One Drum welcomes readers to unite in ceremony to heal themselves and bring harmony to their lives and communities. In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, “I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist. I am merely one who has trudged the same path many of this human family has—the path of the seeker, called forward by a yearning I have not always understood.” One Drum draws from the foundational teachings of Ojibway tradition, the Grandfather Teachings. Focusing specifically on the lessons of humility, respect and courage, the volume contains simple ceremonies that anyone anywhere can do, alone or in a group, to foster harmony and connection. Wagamese believed that there is a shaman in each of us, and we are all teachers and in the world of the spirit there is no right way or wrong way. Writing of neglect, abuse and loss of identity, Wagamese recalled living on the street, going to jail, drinking too much, feeling rootless and afraid, and then the feeling of hope he gained from connecting with the spiritual ways of his people. He expressed the belief that ceremony has the power to unify and to heal for people of all backgrounds. “When that happens,” he wrote, “we truly become one song and one drum beating together in a common purpose—and we are on the path to being healed.”

An Inheritance of Ashes

An Inheritance of Ashes
Author: Leah Bobet
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-27
Genre: Family secrets
ISBN: 9781443157193

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A rich and compelling epic fantasy with a touch of the strange, from the author of Above -- now in paperback! The strange war down south -- with its rumours of gods and monsters -- is over. And while 16-year-old Hallie and her sister wait to see who will return from the distant battlefield, they struggle to maintain their family farm. When Hallie hires a veteran to help them, the war comes home in ways no one could have imagined. Soon Hallie is taking dangerous risks -- and keeping desperate secrets. But even as she slowly learns more about the war and the men who fought it, ugly truths about Hallie's own family are emerging. And while monsters and armies are converging on the small farm, the greatest threat to Hallie's home may be Hallie herself.

Flames from the Ashes

Flames from the Ashes
Author: William W. Johnstone
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-06-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780786025572

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America’s rebel leader is taken prison by Neo-Nazi invaders in this post-apocalyptic military thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author. A direct descendent of one of history’s most infamous Nazis, the evil Jesus Mendoza Hoffman poses a dire threat to the new world--and Ben Raines' rebel forces. With his fanatical New Army of Liberation crushing everything in its path, Hoffman is spreading his doctrine of death and destruction from Mexico to the Canadian border. Outnumbered and out-armed, Raines and his men are no match against the black-shirt guerrilla forces. When Raines himself is captured, the Nazi exterminator gives the rebels an ultimatum: surrender or Raines dies. Against impossible odds, Raines' followers must infiltrate Hoffman's troops and put an end to his brutal reign of terror before Raines and his dream of freedom are annihilated forever! Eighteenth in the long-running series!

Flame and Ashes

Flame and Ashes
Author: Janet McNaughton
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2014-09
Genre: Diary fiction
ISBN: 9781443124430

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A touching "riches to rags" story set during the second-worst disaster in the history of Atlantic Canada. Eleven-year-old Triffie is the middle daughter of a well-to-do merchant. Triffie knows nothing about what it means to be poor -- until the disastrous fire of 1892 burns down most of St. John's, Newfoundland, leaving Triffie's family and 15,000 others homeless. The fire claimed everything but their underwear, Mother's best china . . . and Triffie's journal. With no other options, Triffie's family moves into a filthy warehouse while they attempt to rebuild their lives from the ground up. The aftermath of the fire teaches Triffie a lot about what it means to survive. More importantly, she comes face to face with her own prejudices, and begins to develop a much greater appreciation for how the less fortunate live.