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Saffron Dreams (Academic Edition)
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Saffron Dreams (Academic Edition)

By Shaila Abdullah

Saffron Dreams is a tale of love, tragedy, and redemption from the award-winning author of Beyond the Cayenne Wall... You don't know you're a misfit until you are marked as an outcast. From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny. After her husband's death in the collapse of the World Trade Center, the discovery of his manuscript marks Arissa's reconnection to life. Her unborn son and the unfinished novel fuse in her mind into one life-defining project that becomes, at once, the struggle for her emotional survival and the redemption of her race. Saffron Dreams is a novel about our ever evolving identities and the events and places that shape them. It reminds us that in the midst of tragedy, our dreams can become a lasting legacy. The Academic edition of Saffron Dreams includes an Instructor's Manual containing discussion topics and questions for each chapter. Educators can use this manual in their classrooms to stimulate critical thinking, explore key themes of the novel, and brainstorm decisions and actions of the characters at various points. This edition also contains a suggested reading list, glossary, and recipes of dishes mentioned in the novel About the Author Shaila Abdullah is a Pakistani-American author and designer based in Austin, Texas. Her first book, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, is an award-winning collection of stories about Pakistani women struggling to find their individualities despite the barriers imposed by society. For more information, please visit www.ShailaAbdullah.com. Saffron Dreams is Book #5 of the Reflections of America Series from Modern History Press and is available in paperback, hardcover, and eBook formats www.ModernHistoryPress.com EDU020000 Education : Multicultural Education SOC048000 Social Science : Islamic Studies FIC027020 Fiction : Romance - Contemporary

$5.95

Writing for Bliss
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Writing for Bliss

By Diana Raab

Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal is the creative guidebook companion to the award-winning book Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life.Developed for the seasoned storyteller as well as the emerging author, this interactive journal is designed to be used in conjunction with Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life--or as a stand-alone workbook for self-discovery. Award-winning memoirist, poet, and teacher Diana Raab incorporates writing prompts, exploratory exercises, and inspirational quotes to lead you through the healing and transformational process of telling the story only you can tell--a story that is yours alone. In Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal, you will: • Find more than 184 pages of unique, actionable writing prompts and exercises • Move at your own pace--navigating the landscape of your life authentically, guided by Diana s gentle approach • Identify and explore pivotal life-changing scenes that have led you to this very moment • Heal your wounded self and transform your life through the writing process Praise for the work of Diana Raab: "By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life's past experience is revealed. Diana Raab's book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing." --BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of The Art of Healing "Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life's many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following." --JAMES BROWN, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and The River DIANA RAAB, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and survivor. She is the author of eight books, including Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, and over one thousand articles and poems. Raab is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Thrive Global, and others. She leads monthly in-person workshops throughout the country and offers a memoir writing course through DailyOM. She lives in Southern California. Learn more at www.DianaRaab.com

$12.95