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What We Keep
Colorado Book Award Winner Rise: An Anthology of Change
includes Ms. Kallai’s Memoir, What We Keep.
“If Rachel’s life taught me anything, it is that the human spirit is more powerful than circumstance. I’ve also learned that grief is forever. It doesn’t fade, and we don’t get over it—it becomes a part of who we are. Pain reminds us of the beautiful people we’ve lost and lets us keep them alive in our memories, our hearts, and our actions. Sometimes if we’re lucky, we become the parts of them that we valued most, allowing them to live on while we grow into more complex humans. Because of Rachel, I am bold, I make friends without judgments, and I know how to laugh at myself.”
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After committing a government theft of an alien substance that is being fashioned into indestructible weapons, Colonel Samuel Ganesh must unlock the secrets of the material that threatens extinction of the entire human race. He enlists reclusive scientist, Dr. Lee Tripple and sexy Special Unit spy, Maeve Daire, who has a secret of her own. But, while discovering how to kill the alien material, Lee discovers something else—something that could change the whole of mankind.
Take a peek at an elegant afternoon tea through a child’s eyes. This story is a sprinkle of etiquette, a spoonful of whimsy and teacup of fun!
Ballet class is the best, but there is a lot to remember. Join the fun and experience a dance class with a group of enthusiastic young dancers.