Dillie the Deer

Dillie the Deer Author Melanie Butera
ISBN-10 9781942872719
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

A heartwarming and irresistible story of the profound bond between a deer named Dillie and the veterinarian who saved her life. In the summer of 2004, veterinarian Melanie Butera received an unexpected patient: a three-day-old, blind, dying fawn she called Dillie. Melanie doubted the deer would survive, but with the help of her husband Steve she miraculously nursed Dillie back to health. The tenacious deer quickly became a member of the family, running around the house with the dog, the cat, and the people, and enjoying all of the perks, including her own bedroom, plates of her favorite linguini, and swims in the family’s pool. Mischievous and funny, Dillie opens cabinets, learns to climb stairs, turns the lights on and off, steals food, and showers her family with affection. Melanie and Steve gave Dillie a chance at life, and in return she has enriched theirs beyond measure. And when Melanie is diagnosed with cancer, the veterinarian who saved the life of a fawn is herself saved by the unconditional love of Dillie the deer. This heartwarming book is filled with insights about the animal world and the powerful bond between humans and the non-human creatures who love them.

Dillie the Deer

Dillie the Deer Author Melanie R. Butera
ISBN-10 1482345862
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 150
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub

This is the true, delightful story about Dillie the deer, a unique house pet who became an international web cam and internet star. Over a million people have watched her on her web cam at www.ww.com/dilliecam. Born blind and rejected by her mother, Dillie's life had no meaning or worth. Saved by love, she became a cherished family member that returned that love, with interest, bringing her family boundless joy. Her subsequent internet fame delivered this love to others all over the world, on her dainty cloven hooves. Her worthless life became a beautiful treasure. Like drinking a hot cocoa on a harsh winter day, Dillie's story will warm you to your toes and teach you that every life mikes a difference.

The Gift

The Gift Author Melanie Butera
ISBN-10 1537211838
Year 2016-08-30
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

(Children's picture book) Born blind and rejected by her mother, Dillie the Deer was saved by the kindness of another deer, the farmer, and a veterinarian. Dillie the moved into the doctor and her husband's home and hearts, quickly becoming a cherished member of their unusual family. She played in the yard with the other pets, swam in the pool, and slept in bed with her family. After winning a contest, Dillie became an international celebrity spreading joy and happiness to people all over the world. Beautifully told in stunning art by illustrator Marjorie Geist, Dillie's inspiring true story shows how her little life became a wondrous gift for the entire world, and how every life makes a difference.

Wherever You Go There They Are

Wherever You Go  There They Are Author Annabelle Gurwitch
ISBN-10 9780399574900
Year 2017-04-18
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin

A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast of epically dysfunctional relatives, she secretly prayed that it was all a terrible mistake. Maybe she was a long-lost daughter of Joni Mitchell or the reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess. A family of bootleggers, gamblers, and philanderers, the Gurwitches have always been a bit vague on the ideal of a loving and supportive family. Their definition includes people you can count on to borrow money from, hold a grudge against, or blackmail. Thus began a lifetime of Annabelle seeking out surrogates. If she’s learned anything, it’s that no matter how hard you try to escape a crazy family, you just end up in another crazy family. With a wry wit and healthy dose of irresistible self-deprecation, Gurwitch asks: Who and what makes a family in our modern society? Is it our blood relations, the people we work with, the people we pray with, our pets? Gurwitch delves into her Shalom Y'all tribe's southern Jewish roots, along with the confederacies she’s joined by accident or on purpose, and treats us to a glimpse of life with theater folk, a band of cosplaying Furries, pet people, a UFO cult, and secular humanist fellowships while exploring the fragility of sisterhood and the spec­tacularly daunting search for the community where her aging parents will spend the last chapter of their lives. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Wherever You Go, There They Are is a must-read for anyone who’s even occasionally been frustrated by the people they share carbohydrate-laden meals with every year.

Unlikely Friendships

Unlikely Friendships Author Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN-10 9780761165316
Year 2011-06-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing

It is exactly like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid . . . ” Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who, with nothing else in common, bond in the most unexpected ways. A cat and a bird. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf. A lionness mothers a baby oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the details and arc of each story, and also offers insights into why—how the young leopard, probably motherless, sought maternal comfort with the calf, and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness. Or, in the story of Kizzy, a nervous retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a red tabby, how cats and dogs actually understand each other’s body language. With Murphy’s friendship and support, Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident, loyal family pet. These are the most amazing friendships between species, collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full-color candid photographs.

Mercies in Disguise

Mercies in Disguise Author Gina Kolata
ISBN-10 9781250123992
Year 2017-03-21
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher St. Martin's Press

"...a moving, suspenseful page-turner that's likely to become a classic of medical storytelling." —The Washington Post New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata follows a family through genetic illness and one courageous daughter who decides her fate shall no longer be decided by a genetic flaw. The phone rings. The doctor from California is on the line. “Are you ready Amanda?” The two people Amanda Baxley loves the most had begged her not to be tested—at least, not now. But she had to find out. If your family carried a mutated gene that foretold a brutal illness and you were offered the chance to find out if you’d inherited it, would you do it? Would you walk toward the problem, bravely accepting whatever answer came your way? Or would you avoid the potential bad news as long as possible? In Mercies in Disguise, acclaimed New York Times science reporter and bestselling author Gina Kolata tells the story of the Baxleys, an almost archetypal family in a small town in South Carolina. A proud and determined clan, many of them doctors, they are struck one by one with an inscrutable illness. They finally discover the cause of the disease after a remarkable sequence of events that many saw as providential. Meanwhile, science, progressing for a half a century along a parallel track, had handed the Baxleys a resolution—not a cure, but a blood test that would reveal who had the gene for the disease and who did not. And science would offer another dilemma—fertility specialists had created a way to spare the children through an expensive process. A work of narrative nonfiction, Mercies in Disguise is the story of a family that took matters into its own hands when the medical world abandoned them. It’s a story of a family that had to deal with unspeakable tragedy and yet did not allow it to tear them apart. And it is the story of a young woman—Amanda Baxley—who faced the future head on, determined to find a way to disrupt her family’s destiny.

The Loveless Family

The Loveless Family Author Jon P. Bloch
ISBN-10 9780313392733
Year 2011-09-30
Pages 191
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO

This scholarly and personal exploration of what it is like to grow up feeling unloved describes personality types and syndromes that often manifest, regardless of whether the family unit was "dysfunctional" or not.

Dillie and the Baby Deer

Dillie and the Baby Deer Author Patricia Crocker Moss
ISBN-10 9781469176369
Year 2012-02-29
Pages 44
Language en
Publisher Xlibris Corporation

When Dillie accidentally stumbles across a young fawn lost in the forest and about to be caught by a pack of dogs, her quick thinking saves the baby deer’s life. She then undertakes the daunting task of reuniting the baby deer with its mother, something she finds is easier done with friends. Follow Dillie’s trail through the forest and meet her friends who help her and Baby Khloe along the way.

The Foundling

The Foundling Author Paul Joseph Fronczak
ISBN-10 9781501142147
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

“A gripping tale of secrets and self-discovery.” —People The Foundling tells the incredible and inspiring true story of Paul Fronczak, a man who recently discovered via a DNA test that he was not who he thought he was—and set out to solve two fifty-year-old mysteries at once. Along the way he upturned the genealogy industry, unearthed his family’s deepest secrets, and broke open the second longest cold-case in US history, all in a desperate bid to find out who he really is. In 1964, a woman pretending to be a nurse kidnapped an infant boy named Paul Fronczak from a Chicago hospital. Two years later, police found a boy abandoned outside a variety store in New Jersey. The FBI tracked down Dora Fronczak, the kidnapped infant’s mother, and she identified the abandoned boy as her son. The family spent the next fifty years believing they were whole again—but Paul was always unsure about his true identity. Then, four years ago—spurred on by the birth of his first child, Emma Faith—Paul took a DNA test. The test revealed definitively that he was not Paul Fronczak. From that moment on, Paul has been on a tireless mission to find the man whose life he’s been living—and to discover who abandoned him, and why. This is the story of Paul’s heart-wrenching and tortuous journey to solve both mysteries and finally learn the truth about his identity. The Foundling is a touching and inspiring story about a child lost and faith found, about the permanence of families and the bloodlines that define you, and about the emotional toll of both losing your identity and rediscovering who you truly are.

Touching the Wild

Touching the Wild Author Joe Hutto
ISBN-10 9781510712331
Year 2016-09-20
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

In Illumination in the Flatwoods, Joe Hutto unveiled the secret lives of wild turkeys to great critical acclaim, which resulted in the Emmy Award–winning PSB documentary My Life as a Turkey. Now Hutto has done it again. Touching the Wild is the enchanting story about one man who has lived with a herd of mule deer in the Rockies for almost seven years. Due to the intense curiosity of one groundbreaking deer, and the resulting introduction to an entire herd, Joe Hutto has been allowed unprecedented access and insight into the minds and behavior of this special animal. Spending every day embedded among the herd, he develops an uncanny connection with the deer, witnessing individual and group dynamics never before observed and recorded, unveiling just how much we have in common with these delicate beings. Each season brings joy as fawns are born, and heartache as hunters, predators, development, and a pollution all take their toll. The mule deer of the West are in trouble, and Hutto is their most fervent advocate. Touching the Wild is proof that we have so much to learn from wild animals about their world, ourselves, and the fragile planet we share. Full color photos throughout.

Beam Straight Up

Beam  Straight Up Author Fred Noe
ISBN-10 9781118438152
Year 2012-08-27
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

An insider's look at the Jim Beam brand, from a 7th generation Master Distiller Written by the 7th generation Beam family member and Master Distiller, Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam, Straight Up is the first book to be written by a Beam, the family behind the 217-year whiskey dynasty and makers of one of the world's best-selling bourbons. This book features family history and the evolution of bourbon, including Fred's storied youth "growing up Beam" in Bardstown, Kentucky; his transition from the bottling line to renowned global bourbon ambassador; and his valuable business insights on how to maintain and grow a revered brand. Includes details of Fred Noe's life on the road, spreading the bourbon gospel Describes Fred's journey to becoming the face of one of America's most iconic brands Shares a simple primer on how bourbon is made Offers cocktail and food recipes For anyone wanting a behind the scenes look at Jim Beam, and an understanding of the bourbon industry, Beam, Straight Up will detail the family business, and its role in helping to shape it.

A New Season

A New Season Author Al Robertson
ISBN-10 9781476773599
Year 2015-01-06
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Alan and Lisa Robertson, members of America’s favorite back woods family and the Duck Commander Clan, take on the topic of relationships as they share the secrets that saved their marriage. Infidelity, deceit, distrust, and shame. Unfortunately, these are recurring themes in many of today’s marriages in America—even in the family-values-promoting, Christian-based Robertson family. With a romance that began in junior high, the couple got off to a rocky start but soon settled into married life and had two baby girls. Alan became a pastor in the church where his family had been members for years. Then, when Lisa had an affair, the heartache and the tension was very public. But this is not a book about a marriage gone wrong. It is a candid story of rescued love and renewed commitment. After nearly getting divorced, Alan and Lisa came to terms with what went wrong in their marriage and both began the hard work of making it right. Now married for twenty-nine years, Alan and Lisa counsel couples in trouble and speak across the country—openly sharing their hardships, their journey to renewed commitment, and a thriving marriage.

Bambi and the Supremes

Bambi and the Supremes Author Joel Rosenthal
ISBN-10 0985327707
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 204
Language en

This true story about one man who stood up to an entire State should be an inspiration to everyone who wonders if a "little man" without any legal knowledge can win in the highest courts. With dogged determination Joel Rosenthal, when charged as a criminal for taking care of a fawn, refused to allow the bureaucratic powers to determine his fate. His saga takes the reader through the unbelievable levels the courts, the prosecutor and the State will lower themselves in order to exercise their power. Every high school student should read this book.

The Little Book of Thanks

The Little Book of Thanks Author Anne Rogers Smyth
ISBN-10 9781426215513
Year 2015-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher National Geographic Books

From venerable Westminster Abbey to the cutting-edge exhibitions of the Tate Modern art museum, from the Tower of London's imposing facades to idyllic St. James's Park, London's storied history and myriad charms are irresistible. It's all here: the great historical sites, newer destinations, such as the revolving London Eye, the shopping and business district around East London's Docklands, and the rebuilt Globe Theatre on the trendy South Bank.

Two Dogs and a Parrot

Two Dogs and a Parrot Author Joan Chittister
ISBN-10 9780281075881
Year 2016-02-18
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SPCK

The relationships we form with animals - with dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, and other pets - are full of joys and rewards. A loving human-animal relationship is built on mutual care and concern, responsibility and respect. We find that these companions draw us out of ourselves and show us what it truly means to be alive. They teach us to accept life’s struggles; to cherish its pleasures; to find purpose and meaning in what we do. The stories and reflections in this lovely book will speak to us whether we have an animal companion, long to have a pet, love someone who does, or simply cherish animals and nature. ‘This fine and often touching volume . . . discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned.’ Booklist