Summer Alexis Shipp never went anywhere without a cup of coffee in her hands. When her friends found her car that day, they were not surprised to see her mug locked in the car. And they really weren´t too surprised she had gone missing, since she was so beautifully innocent and naively trusting. They had all worried about her door-to-door marketing job and the research that took her to some dangerous neighborhoods. When they found her coffee cup but no trace of Summer, her family and scores of friends went into action, combing the city in a search for clues to give police. They organized a media blitz that included billboards, signs on taxis and appearances on nationally syndicated television shows like Nancy Grace and America´s Most Wanted. The search for Summer Shipp captured the attention of an entire city-indeed a nation. Until it didn´t. Until Summer´s case went cold. This is the true story of a loving daughter´s relentless determination to find her mother and to bring her justice. This true-crime tale outlines the agonizing search for a body, the eventual discovery of her remains and the trial of her accused murderer almost a decade afterwards. In preserving the essence of Summer Shipp´s beautiful personality, this true story seeks to cement her memory in the minds of those who loved her as well as those who never met her.
Searching for Summer:A Solved But Unresolved Missing Persons Case Anne Garrett Spry, Brandy Shipp Rogge
Eleven-year-old Tibby Brawlien has had a crazy summer. With the help of Elock, a strange-looking creature Tibby saw in his dreams, he and his new friend Fogel Jarker rescued a brother, his sister, and their parents from cave people. Tibby - with Elock´s help - made Fogel, who was the meanest bully in school, Tibby´s friend. But was Elock actually a dream? Another adventure begins when Tibby decides Elock exists in the real world. To find him, he and his friends must enter a dangerous cave, contend with the cave people who live there, and get out before a nearby volcano erupts. Tibby believes they can deal with any challenges that come their way - but what will happen when they finally meet Elock face to face? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chuck Raagas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117713/bk_acx0_117713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You’re not alone.Hollow words for any tender soul smiling through the day while hiding a deep sense of loneliness.For such a soul - like Dawn Downey - the friendliest encounter is an exercise in alienation. In her essay titled ´´A Traveler´s Tale´´, she describes a stroll through her neighborhood.´´A dust mop of a puppy bounded toward me, her brush tail slicing the air with hello come play and a young woman on the other end of her leash. Straggling behind them was a toddler pushing an umbrella stroller. I knew they lived in the blue house on the corner...in their front yard, a stand of coreopsis whose yellow starbursts surprised me every summer.´´The little girl skipped along in my blind spot, peppering me with questions and her own answers. I fantasized a lifelong friendship between us, taught her to read, gave her sage advice after a teenage spat with her boyfriend.´´I wanted to ask the young woman’s name, but they hurried past, toward their blue house on the corner, dust mop’s yap yap yap fading.´´Through the stories in Searching for My Heart, Downey investigates why she feels left out, returning to themes of alienation, shame, and the self-awareness that leads to love. Downey is a seeker on a quest for closeness. Every step in her search is a homecoming, where she discovers connection begins with herself. An audiobook for anyone with a desire to belong. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Downey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140761/bk_acx0_140761_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For a small-town girl with big-city dreams, there is no address more glamorous than New York´s Barbizon Hotel. Laura, a patrician beauty from Smith, arrives to work at Mademoiselle for the summer. Her hopelessly romantic roommate, Dolly, comes from a working-class upstate town to attend secretarial school. Vivian, a brash British bombshell with a disregard for the hotel´s rules, rounds out the trio of friends. Together, the girls embark on a journey of discovery that will take them from the penthouse apartments of Park Avenue to the Beat scene of Greenwich Village to Atlantic City´s Steel Pier - and into the arms of very different men who will alter their lives forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Kalbli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030425/bk_acx0_030425_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia´s suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock ´n´ roll with an experimental fervor never before heard. In time for the Grateful Dead´s 40th anniversary, Phil Lesh offers the first behind-the-scenes history of the Dead. Lesh chronicles how the Dead´s signature sound emerged, flowed, and swelled to reach millions of devoted fans, from their first gigs at Frenchy´s Bikini-A-Go-Go for an audience of three, to the legendary Acid Tests, to packed stadiums around the world. In San Francisco during the Summer of Love, at Woodstock, Altamont, and the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Grateful Dead have been at the center of some of rock´s defining moments. Phil Lesh recounts what it´s been like to live at the heart of this whirlwind, impressing Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and the Rolling Stones. Lesh describes what it was like to storm heaven night after night, and the price he and others have paid. Bad management, drug addictions, depression, and insecurities persistently plagued the band members and would culminate with the most tragic blow of all, the death of Jerry Garcia. Searching for the Sound is a ruthlessly honest look inside one of the greatest American bands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Lesh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000581/bk_sans_000581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Amy Sedaris meets Woody Allen in an uproarious memoir of self discovery. In her critically acclaimed memoir Dork Whore, Iris Bahr finally lost her virginity in the summer between high school and Brown University. In this book, she’s ready for love a year later - but not much wiser. Through all of her uproarious capers, she tries to reconcile her craving for mindblowing sex with her desire for a meaningful relationship - all in an attempt to become an adult. Sort of. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Iris Bahr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011885/bk_adbl_011885_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´I pictured myself a wine-dark streak in a TV desert, ears too full of the summer wind to hear that ominous ticking in the sky: the sound of a cultural clock counting me out of youth.´ Briohny Doyle turned 30 without a clear idea of what her adult life should look like. The world she lived in, with its global economic uncertainty, political conservatism and precarious employment conditions, didn´t match the one her parents grew up in. Every day she read editorials about how her millennial cohort - dubbed the ´Peter Pan generation´ - were reluctant to embrace the traditional markers of adulthood: a stable job, a house in the suburbs, a nuclear family. But do these emblems of maturity mean the same thing today as they did 30 years ago? In a smart and spirited enquiry, Doyle examines whether millennials are redefining what it means to be an adult today. Blending personal essay and cultural critique, she ventures into the big claims of philosophy and the neon buzz of pop culture to ask: in a rapidly changing world, do the so-called adult milestones distract us from other measures of maturity? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Briohny Doyle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031011/bk_adbl_031011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.