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  • Success and a Mess!
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    May 28, 2021 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Success and a Mess!

     Often clients recommend books that they have enjoyed or learned from.  It is interesting when I find myself reading several in a row with a similar theme.   This has been the case over the past few weeks.    The last...

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  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
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    January 18, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    When Chris Hadfield was nine years old he set a goal that seemed impossible. After watching the Apollo moon landing, he decided that he wanted to become an astronaut. The problem was that Canada didn't hire astronauts and had little...

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  • Open Heart, Open Mind
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    January 16, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Open Heart, Open Mind

    Clara Hughes grew up in a Canadian family that had a lot of problems. Even though her father was a respected university professor, his drinking caused havoc for Clara, her mother and sister. He never encouraged Clara, even after she...

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  • A Light on the Veranda
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    January 16, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Light on the Veranda

    Daphne Duvallon had been raised in the south but was the harpist in an orchestra in New York when her brother called her. He was getting married on the weekend and wanted her to be in the wedding party. Daphne...

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  • A Race to Splendor
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    January 16, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A Race to Splendor

    It was rather unusual in the early 1900s to find a woman with architectural training. To find two of them, therefore was indeed unique. Amelia Hunter Bradshaw had just returned to San Francisco after graduating from an architectural course in...

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  • A House Interrupted
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    August 23, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A House Interrupted

    When the author, Maurita Corcoran, the author of this book, got married, she had no idea about how her past or her husband's past would result in pain for both of them and their children. Maurita was raised by a...

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  • Double Double
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    July 12, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Double Double

    Tim Horton was a Canadian Hockey player who was looking for a second income in the 1960s. He needed enough flexibility to allow him to continue his hockey career. As a result, he tried selling cars and then, when encouraged...

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  • The Water Brought Us
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    June 29, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Water Brought Us

    There are about thirty-five Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. White owners of the rice plantations needed labour to take care of the crops. The owners also could not tolerate the heat and were vulnerable to...

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  • Cruise Control
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    June 28, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Cruise Control

    Robert Weiss has written a very interesting and unique book about gay men who are involved in sex addictions. Throughout he not only describes the changes that have occurred over time for the gay culture but also addresses many of...

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  • A President From Hawaii
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    June 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A President From Hawaii

    Dr. Carolan and Joanna Carolan have prepared a beautiful book that shows the influence Hawaii had on Barack Obama who grew up there and subsequently became the first President from that state. The less than seventy pages are not only...

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  • The Litigators
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    June 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Litigators

    Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are lawyers who have been running an "ambulance chasing" law firm for a number of years. Neither of them is happy with their personal lives or careers. Oscar is married to a woman who no...

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  • The Perfect Christmas
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    June 26, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    The Perfect Christmas

    Debbie Macomber has been dubbed the "Official Storyteller of Christmas". She is also a number one New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author. "the Perfect Christmas" is a fictional story that is supplemented by a bonus story entitled "Can...

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