Recently Released Books at the FriesenPress Bookstore Hot off the presses! The most recently released books at the FriesenPress Bookstore. 3600 FriesenPress en-us FriesenPress Bookstore 128 200 Between & Betwixt: The Corridor of Doors Trilogy - Book One

Shunted from one foster family to the next after a terrible accident that left their father dead and their mother unable to cope, Khia Ashworth and her little brother, Devon, have already experienced enough drama to last them several lifetimes, but when strange dreams and odd happenings warn of danger and inexplicable circumstances beyond their control, they find themselves on the run.

Given little choice in the matter, by a world that seems to have gone crazy, they place their faith (and lives) in the hands of some of the oddest people they could ever have expected to meet: people who seem to defy logic; people willing to risk everything in order to keep them one step ahead of the strange forces that seek to destroy them, and bring them safely to the final fragment of their shattered family.

Somewhere between history and legend, good and evil, the real world and the endless worlds of possibility... this is where authors Bruno and Tina Pecile take their readers with this innovative and compelling story: somewhere Between & Betwixt.

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B&T Pecile 119734000018786208 2015-05-25 16:22:19.567340 Fiction, Fantasy/Fiction, Action & Adventure/Fiction
Alexander Niven: The Biography of an Early Haliburton County Surveyor

Set in the late 1800s, this well-researched biography takes us into the heart of newly settled Upper Canada, and the rich beginnings of Haliburton County, Ontario. We get a thoughtful and thorough look at the history of the area as we meet Alexander Niven; surveyor, politician, farmer, adventurer, educator, and influential businessman in a blossoming locale. We meet Niven’s contemporaries, who alongside this versatile surveyor, formed and shaped this “back woods” settlement into the beautiful area we are familiar with today. This very informative and entertaining biography will immerse you in the exciting and sometimes trying times of the period, and paint a picture of early settlement in Haliburton County.

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Kim Emmerson 119734000018216003 2015-05-25 16:18:54.641670 Biography & Autobiography, Historical/Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Heritage/Biography & Autobiography
Cold War Controller: Air Force Shenanigans

Cold War Controller is the compelling memoir of a Canadian Air Force Officer who started off in the junior ranks as a radar technician and later qualified as air traffic controller during the Cold War 1970s and 1980s. Presented as a highly readable collection of vignettes, this volume is chock full of air force history, human interest twists, hilarious pranks, exciting chills and spills of operational flying, situations of the bizarre and unexplainable, and impressions of air force culture. This fascinating collection of anecdotes will interest anyone intrigued by aviation, military history, flying stories, radar technology, self-achievement, the military family, and the overcoming of mental health problems. Learn from Sparky’s mistakes as he begins to succumb to the effects of chronic stress, alcohol dependency, and fear, and yet overcomes his demons to heal and go on learning and working successfully in the Air Force for many more years. Eventually he would end up as a military mental health counsellor.

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David N. Penley 119734000019319071 2015-05-25 16:12:57.046860 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/History, Military, Aviation/Psychology, Mental Health
Blessed are They: A History of the Church and Parish of St. John's, Blackstock.

In 1840 the Anglicans of Cartwright Township, northeast of Toronto, gathered in the homes of the faithful. By 1851 they had built a church a mile east of the village of today’s Blackstock. That church was destroyed by fire in 1876 and a new church, the present building, was erected on the eastern edge of the village.

By 1880 there were nine churches of varying denominations in the township. Today only three remain, one of which is St. John’s Blackstock.

The hardy pioneers of all faiths in Cartwright Township, have shared in the struggles of creating and sustaining their communities through turbulent times and dramatic changes. This book is the story of their struggles and is written as part of the celebrations marking the 175th anniversary of that first Anglican congregation.

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Paul Arculus 119734000018812314 2015-05-25 16:10:23.540290 History, Canada, Post-Confederation (1867 To Present)/Architecture, Buildings, Religious/Religion, Christianity, Anglican
No One Left Behind: How Nurse Practitioners Are Changing The Canadian Health Care System

No One Left Behind: How Nurse Practitioners Are Changing The Canadian Health Care System, is a collection of stories from NPs across Canada, sharing their most memorable experiences with patients, which clearly illustrate the critical role they play throughout the health care system.

Each story is compelling and unique in its own way; true-life accounts which will take you on an emotional journey, however, one that defines a genuine passion that exists for their work.

The role of an NP has evolved significantly over the years, and is in different stages of progress throughout the country. While there are still legislative and regulatory barriers which prevent Nurse Practitioners from performing their work to the full scope of their practice, their focus on patient care remains the very foundation of their profession. This book shares a variety of stories from NPs across all sectors of the health care system to provide detailed accounts of what they do. In their line of work, they are often reminded of our shared vulnerability as a society, and how that susceptibility connects us. NPs work with patients in all settings in their quest to achieve health—whatever that may mean to the patient.

No One Left Behind is a moving tribute to NPs who have devoted their lives to caring for others, revisiting some of the most poignant experiences of their careers.

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Claudia Mariano 119734000016352374 2015-05-21 21:22:54.254720 Medical, Family & General Practice/Medical, Nursing/Medical, Public Health
A Good Pair of Boots and A Road to Walk On

This book details the foot travels of a young impressionable boy in the middle of the last century. Being enticed by the call of the long winding road, he foot travel’s Canada’s landscapes in all provinces coast to coast. With this desire to explore his homeland, the boy seeks to experience the unique smells, tastes, and textures of every terrain, of every geographic location, needing to feel a belonging and welcome.

This book will track his journey as he moves into adulthood, into the domesticity of a typical Canadian community, and into retirement. Initially innocent and trusting, he is confronted by a society that he sees as hypocritical and criminal and without a moral or social compass. Now as a young man raising a family he sets out to question the social re-engineering of the Canadian establishment and the apathy of his fellow countrymen bothers him deeply.

Curious now, he sets out to investigate this troubling situation. Inquisitive and concerned, he approaches this task with the same vigour, determination, and sensitivity that he sustained through his teen years exploring his Canadian homeland. Now he finds that the re-engineering of his society does not allow for queries or legal protest.

Wishing to understand and having an inquisitive nature, he sets out with intent and allows himself to be incarcerated, where he is introduced to Canada’s criminal courts and justice system. His suspicions of corruption are confirmed. “However, his findings of this criminal activity are distorted by the compliant criminal media using fabrication and lies”. The socially re-engineered community where the older man now lives accepts the media’s distortions and inventions as truths and therefore self-evident.

The reader of this book will be taken into a neighbourhood unremarkable on the face of it, but a community that sustains a situation that is toxic and unliveable for a man who only sought to feel at home and belong to what he feels could have been a greater country. It is at this point that the reader will come to the realization that they are complicit in this collective malaise, and that they are this man’s community and neighbour. They will have seen the enemy and it is they, themselves.

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C. H. Evers 119734000017309417 2015-05-21 17:04:53.304170 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs
Willy Nilly: Just for Laughs

What you see is what you get,

Cartoons with rhymes you won’t forget.

Some make you laugh, some make you ponder,

And others just leave you a way down yonder.

So spend some time to peruse this book,

And take your time, have a good hard look.

For certain, — you will get a unique surprise,

‘Cause the wiles of WILLY will open your eyes.

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Silly Lilly 119734000016781334 2015-05-21 17:02:26.195150 Poetry/Humor, Form, Limericks & Verse/Humor, Topic, Adult
The Healing Circle: Volume I

Nancy Moore, a grief counsellor, felt inspired to write this book by all the wounded yet wonderful, loving people who need support at times of loss and grief. In The Healing Circle she takes the reader step-by-step through the loss of her partner, and her gradual adjustment to the new circumstances in the hope that such a universal process will help others. This book will engage readers who are experiencing the heart-wrenching loss and their coming to terms with a new life. Moore describes the phases of shock and disbelief, the desire to escape and the resilience of the human spirit.

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Nancy-Ann Moore 119734000018820704 2015-05-20 20:54:48.130980 Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs/Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement/Self-Help, Death, Grief, Bereavement
I Fought the Monster

<i>I Fought the Monster</i> is a day-by-day diary account of the struggles one Christian man endured in his fight against cancer. It is written with the desire to give thanks to the Lord who orchestrated the events and placement of people that saved his life, and to express the companionship found in God during this time of need. These pages also share a broad spectrum of experiences that many cancer victims encounter, and revealing them may help others prepare for their journey against their own monster.

The disease referenced in these pages was a rare, aggressive form of cancer known as Burkitt’s Leukemia/Lymphoma which consequently has an equally harsh chemotherapy treatment. While the type of cancer is unimportant, the brutal ordeal it brings is of the utmost. May this life story help educate others and arm them to fight for their survival and encourage them to embrace a relationship with God.

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E. W. Fletcher 119734000003151080 2015-05-20 19:44:08.031840 Biography & Autobiography, Medical/Biography & Autobiography, Religious/Religion, Christian Life, Inspirational
How The Chipmunk Got Its Stripes: An African Folktale

At the command of Awendadze the lion, the many animals of Ghana’s Enapa Forest meet to discuss their need for special skin creams and lotions to maintain their beautiful skins and furs. When it is revealed that this will require everyone to sacrifice a piece of their own skin, Apatakura the chipmunk defies the order and slips away unnoticed. But he won’t remain unnoticed forever – soon the stripes on his back will brand him forever as the Enapa Forest animal that learned some hard lessons about sacrifice, honesty and humility.

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Esther A. Riverson, PhD 119734000011429199 2015-05-19 23:44:46.892610 Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories/Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Jungle Animals/Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Adaptations
The Purpose: The Chronicles of Malachai

As a child Malachai experienced a very extraordinary world which surrounded him and revealed the spiritual war between the angels and demons that influenced everyone he saw. Now as a young man he is beginning to realize just how intense this war truly is and must choose which side he will fight for.

“The Purpose” is the second book in this series by Daniel Sweetnam which continues the journey of Malachai, who was given a Gift by God to see the spiritual world that co-exists alongside our own. However, having this gift and choosing what to do with it proves to be a bigger struggle than Malachai expected. The angels want to help him; the demons want to destroy him; but the choice of who to trust still remains his own. Nevertheless, Malachai soon discovers there’s yet another choice he needs to make which has an even greater purpose and will establish his position within the spiritual war itself.

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Daniel L. Sweetnam 119734000011061559 2015-05-15 21:38:25.436340 Fiction, Religious/Fiction, Visionary & Metaphysical/Religion, Inspirational
Uncle Wib's Farm: A ten year old's adventures he will never forget.

Visiting Uncle Wib’s farm is an adventure young David Garberson will never forget!

One day, Big Blue the blue snake steals his ball. And one night, he gets into a staring contest with an owl that he’s sure is trying to kill him. He also learns how to milk his uncle’s cows and has a number of adventures with rain barrels.

Through all of this, Uncle Wib and David’s cousins are always there to explain the mysteries of country life or laugh with him as he figures out that the country is just as fun and exciting as the city.

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David Garberson 119734000018823052 2015-05-15 20:58:22.289090 Juvenile Nonfiction, Lifestyles, Country Life/Juvenile Nonfiction, Family/Juvenile Nonfiction, Readers, Chapter Books
Long Hard Journey: The Story of Relativity

Long Hard Journey begins in ancient Greece where science originated 2000 years ago. From the advances made in physics since the days of philosopher/scientists like Pythagoras and Aristotle, key breakthroughs are laid out—these shed a very bright light on the postulates and laws of Einstein”s theory of relativity. The scientific psyche is on display too, with the reader seeing the biting vindictiveness of a Sir Isaac Newton, the despair of the “reluctant revolutionary” Max Planck, and the utter astonishment of men like James Clerk Maxwell and Ernest Rutherford. Physics is thus shown to be high drama instead of the tedious march toward the truth that it is oft perceived to be. Grab this delightful little primer if you’ve never quite gotten the gist of relativity before. Take it home and partake of the drama.

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John R. Matthews 119734000009558532 2015-05-15 20:54:47.602650 Science, Gravity/Science, Physics/Science, History
The Adventure Continues

The Adventure Continues picks up from the first book in the series, Waking Up in a Different Time. In part two, the reader finds Bill and Barbara Kelly getting settled in their new home in suburban Richmond, Virginia. The move from Chicago was a result of Bill’s promotion to corporate vice-president with Bracken Metals Inc., a large aluminum manufacturer with facilities all over the country.

Since moving to Richmond, Bill travels a good part of the time, with his executive assistant, Corrina. Barb finds herself without a job for the first time in her married life, but is keeping busy with her new interest, flying lessons, and managing their new house. So, while Bill travels across the country with his stunning secretary, Barb takes flying lessons, oblivious to the growing relationship between her husband and his assistant.

Will Bill resist temptation? Is Corrina using Bill to climb the corporate ladder? Will Barb find out about Bill’s extramarital affair? Let’s see how it all turns out, shall we?

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Lance J Breckinridge 119734000015515135 2015-05-15 20:52:21.799250 Fiction/Fiction, Romance/Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice

For Jonathon, the Home Wood that borders his grandfather’s farm has always been a source of mystery and dread. Strange half-heard rumours passed among aunts, uncles and cousins never quite add up.

More than twenty years ago, his father—when he was Jonathon’s age—was swallowed up by the Home Wood for more than a day and came back badly injured. That was when his grandfather forbade any family member from venturing back there.

And so when, from his bedroom window one morning, Jonathon sees his father once again cross into the Home Wood, he knows something is very wrong. Deceiving his grandfather, Jonathon sets out after his father and makes his way, for the first time in his life, into the woods.

What he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination.

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Julie Whitley 119734000016510612 2015-05-15 20:49:20.368750 Fiction, Fantasy/Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic/Fiction, Fantasy, Epic
Notes of a Love Song: Day-to-Day with Parkinson's Disease

When Claire Verney agreed to ‘for better or for worse, in sickness and in health’ she never imagined the journey that lay ahead of her. Her husband Michael was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of forty-six. Notes of a Love Song chronicles their lives as Claire becomes her husband’s full-time caregiver and medical advocate as he struggles with the ravages of end-stage Parkinson's. It spans the final four years of Michael's life at home where he lived and died with dignity through the constant care and love of his wife. The author weaves her way through the history of her husband's disease while reflecting on her own history, her family and how all are deeply affected by this mercilessly degenerative disease. Told with warmth and humour, Notes of a Love Song offers a rare and timely glimpse into the realities of long-term care of parents and spouses, either in institutions or at home. It is written as a love story, a tribute, but is equally a how-to manual, imparting valuable medical information about Parkinson's Disease, dementia, palliative care and the importance of patient advocacy.

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Claire Verney 119734000016083359 2015-05-15 20:47:12.546060 Biography & Autobiography, Medical/Health & Fitness, Diseases, Alzheimer's & Dementia/Medical, Home Care
Leisl's Dream

Leisl, a young Mennonite living in southern Russia in the early 1900’s, dreams of someday marrying Alexei, the local Boyar’s son and moving to America. When Alexei, now a Russian Army officer, eventually recognizes and declares his love for Leisl, the The First World War and bloody, brutal Bolshovic Revolution as well as her Mennonite belief in Pacifism all conspire against them. Their faith and love prevail and they are married only to have Alexei again embroiled in conspiracies and vendettas as the several opposing armies that are Russia at the time, vie for supremacy. Alexei goes missing and until their son is born Leisl searches for him amid the chaos. Later, at the behest of her family and for the safety of her son, she does move to Canada. Will she ever see Alexei again? Can she make a life for herself and her son in this new land? Will her faith and love endure?

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Marguerite Antonio 119734000011019986 2015-05-15 20:44:25.598200 Fiction, Romance, Historical/Fiction, Cultural Heritage/Fiction, Political
The Inventive Adventures of Oonga Frank

The Oonga Frank stories offer delightful and thought provoking explanations to the questions that continuously bubble to the surface of young minds. Why does this happen? What is that thing? Where does it come from? All of the Oonga Frank stories offer fanciful examples of these most basic questions that engage young readers - and offer ways to develop their own answers.

The first of these stories, “Oonga Frank Invents Porridge” , was created over 30 years ago, as a way to entertain and capture the imagination of the author’s young son, Eli. As he did, young readers will find a number of other opportunities for explaining, describing and naming, along with learning the answer to the central question of porridge.

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Jon S. Breen 119734000018902802 2015-05-14 16:51:32.949740 Juvenile Fiction, Fairy Tales & Folklore/Juvenile Fiction, Historical, Canada, Pre-Confederation (To 1867)/Juvenile Fiction, Legends, Myths, Fables
Without a Manual: The reflections of a woman in her forties determined to live her fullest life, while facing terminal illness

In 2009, after being diagnosed with Erdheim-Chester Disease, a rare, life-ending illness, author Sandy Trunzer began a blog, with the simple intention of keeping friends updated on her health. Over time, and with feedback from an ever-increasing number of readers, Without a Manual evolved into a wry and unflinching account of what it’s like to see your death looming just ahead…and keep on living anyway.

Through battles with insurers who refused to finance medications for an illness so rare there was no real medical protocol, and while suffering ever-diminishing health, increasing pain, and a devastating personal betrayal, Sandy continued to maintain her blog. A deeply insightful account of approaching the end of life with grace, love and humour, it lights a beacon – illuminating the way ahead for the sick and able-bodied alike.

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Sandy Trunzer 119734000013246088 2015-05-14 16:48:14.241260 Medical, Diseases/Medical, Health Policy/Family & Relationships, Death, Grief, Bereavement
Red Herrings and Bread Crumbs

My publisher has advised me that in order to grab your attention I must tell you right up front that the following story is all about aliens. Now how they had managed to pull the very truth right out of thin air I will never know. But to first appreciate then envision that all things falling within the realm of science fiction will eventually become possible, something I believe we are constantly always halfway there once envisioned, then only 'time' beomes the specific factor seperating these two realms from eventually becoming reality. Now accepting the possibility that aliens do exist, especially considering the theories on our own original creation suggesting we come from 'star dust' which make you and I aliens, then let's understand that they like us are also suject to the universal laws which has first created and now controls all things within its realm. And just as if we were on a road trip enjoying the inspiring sites within our capabilities after having left our much larger camper near the outskirts of town our smaller run around vehicle unfortunately broke down, which is exactly what has happened to the visitors of our Earth then they also would be looking for help from those in close proximity for assistance before being able to getting back on thier way. And the only thang that seperates their methods over ours, even thought the desired results are to be the same, is the methods they have at their disposal, which herin lays the very strange fable awaiting you.

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James G. Davies Sr.Sr. 119734000014243498 2015-05-14 16:44:21.347450 Fiction, Science Fiction/Fiction, Science Fiction, High Tech/Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure