What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger . . . or so I’m told.
I’ve done everything in my life to rid myself of the dark shadow that constantly plagues me. At every turn, I always find myself looking over my shoulder, wondering if he’ll be there, watching, waiting.
I put all my negative energy into something new and join the gym and while signing up I see a reflection in the glass from the street, but the moment I turn to look nothing’s there.
I know my mind isn’t deceiving me. He’s here, and he’s come for what he won’t ever have again.
Beating Cancer on Your Own Terms
Everyone lives in fear of a cancer diagnosis. Aside from the pain and stress of the disease itself, the diagnosis brings with it the horror of being subjected to terrifying surgeries, radiation, and chemotherapy…all of which can have side effects as bad as or worse than the disease. When Sheryl Malin was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wasn’t willing to have her health ruined by US-standard cancer treatments. Instead, she and her husband went to the internet, and armed with their belief that the usual prescribed course of action wasn’t right for Sheryl, they discovered highly effective alternative treatments being used in Europe and in Mexico. This is the story of how Sheryl beat cancer without surgery, chemo, or radiation. Through her daily journal, which she also shared online as a blog with readers who followed her journey of hope, Sheryl charts her progress. With information ranging from the types of alternative treatments available to the necessity of lifestyle changes to stay healthy, Sheryl’s amazing memoir is a radiant beacon of possibility for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Her message always remains that how you treat your illness should be your choice. Everyone is unique, and it’s your right to trust the wisdom of your body and mind to choose the path that is best for you. Follow Sheryl on the road to recovery…and learn about the innovative options available when you start thinking outside the box.
Carrie Lacey's happy upbringing is seemingly immune from the pressures of growing up Black in rural South Carolina during the Great Depression. But life changes when her mother and six siblings are forced from their Anderson home, leaving Carrie and her father, Hallie.
While working for White businessman Tommy Joe Butler-a bootleg liquor dealer-Carrie becomes aware of the depth of her father's campaign to change the lives of African Americans. He is using some of the strategies of the Underground Railroad, the nonviolent system of freeing slaves in pre-Civil War America to achieve his mission. Her childhood friend, Nappy Eddie, attempts to keep the truth from Carrie, but to no avail. When Butler and Hallie continue to disagree over property ownership, the seventeen-year old departs Anderson in frustration.
During her travels, Carrie encounters her alter ego, Dicie Caughman, commencing an odyssey that spans nearly eighty years and numerous locales, including life-enriching stops in Jacksonville, Florida and Newark, New Jersey. Carrie, in the form of Dicie, lives a good life as a nationally respected media mogul, though it is marked with deep-rooted secrets from her past life in South Carolina.
The Bootlegger's Mistress embodies the essence of The Great Migration-the decades-long movement of six million African Americans from the racially oppressive South to the purportedly economic opportunity-laden North during much of the twentieth century.