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A New Christmas Tradition -- New book offers 20 thought-provoking short stories for the holidays
BONITA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Wrapping gifts and baking cookies are on many people's to-do list around the holidays. For those who discover author Diane Gustafson, reading heartwarming short stories could wind up on that Christmas list, as well. Mary Christmas: Short Stories Spanning Two Centuries (now available through 1stBooks) includes 20 whimsical short stories, and each unique tale revolves around heroines who encounter poignant and compelling situations during the holiday season.
Western States Convene for Renewable Energy Summit; Economic and Policy Summit to Spur Renewable Energy Development in the West
RENO, Nev., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- According to experts throughout the globe, the world's oil supply may be depleted as soon as the year 2020. However, renewable resources in the form of solar, wind, geothermal and biomass have become economically viable alternatives to continued dependence on foreign fuel sources. A renewable energy summit, focused on policy changes, barriers, challenges and opportunities, will be held in Reno, Nev., Wednesday, October 8, 2003.
A Country's Turmoil, A Man's Dream -- New novel tells story of man who fights for freedom twice in struggling African nation
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Political turmoil in a country can change the course of thousands of people's lives. Yuri Reka, an Asian in the African country of Andaka, is one of these individuals. In author Shan Sacranie's new novel, Intensity of a Dream (now available through 1stBooks), he tells the story of a young student, who grows up amid churning political turmoil, which ultimately forces him to leave the land he loves so dearly.
Keeping the Home Fires Burning -- Author shares experiences as a U.S. Air Force wife
SEARCY, Ark., Sept. 30, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- With veterans of World War I and II and the wars in Vietnam and Korea aging, recording their memories is as important as ever. However, they aren't the only ones whose war memories should be immortalized. Thousands of women endured hardships as military wives. Author Anita Hamilton is one such woman. In her new book, Life As an Air Force Wife (now available through 1stBooks), she describes her experiences "keeping the home fires burning" during her husband's military career.