After the Rain, 4

After the Rain, 4

Basis of the popular anime series, After the Rain is a story about friendship and rediscovering your passion. Selected as one of “The Best Manga of 2018” by Comics Beat. Kondo starts to feel a slight something towards Akira, but his expression turns stern and pained. Akira is perplexed by this change in him. Meanwhile, Yui works up the courage to tell Yoshizawa how she feels…

After the Rain

After the Rain

A young girl in 1920s New Zealand dreams of achieving her aspirations, but at what cost? - 1921, New Zealand. Bright, fiery and pretty, sixteen-year-old Lottie O’Brien lives with her troubled family in an impoverished part of Wellington. Aspiring for a better life, Lottie is befriended by her class teacher Madeleine Carson, who introduces her to her affluent family living in a prosperous part of Wellington. At first, Lottie resists becoming involved with them, but is gradually drawn into their orbit. Her life is soon transformed, but is Lottie prepared to face the consequences?

After the Rain, 5

After the Rain, 5

As winter deepens, Yui works up the courage to give Yoshizawa her hand-knit scarf. The staff of Garden ring in the new year together, and January begins with new-fallen snow. Alone in his apartment, Kondo’s pen glides along manuscript paper. Akira heads out, hand-made scarf and umbrella in hand. “I’m sure it’ll clear up soon.” So many seasons have passed since the day Akira and Kondo met. In this final volume, what will the two of them write in the clearing sky…?

After the Rain

A Novel

After the Rain

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth. When eighteen-year-old Avelina Belo meets a charismatic cowboy the summer before her senior year of high school, she doesn’t know that accepting his invitation to dinner will lead to a whirlwind marriage three months later and an exciting new life on a Montana ranch. She also doesn’t know that, in a few short years, fate will send everything crashing down around her. A thousand miles away and fresh out of medical school, Nate Meyers is poised to become UCLA’s next superstar heart surgeon. His laser focus is the key to his success, but it’s also his greatest liability. When a routine surgery ends in disaster, derailing his career, he’s confronted with the hard truth: there’s no one waiting for him at home, no one to help him pick up the pieces. Regrouping on his uncle’s Montana ranch, Nate meets Avelina, a beautiful but mysterious young woman who keeps to herself and barely speaks a word. As he discovers the details of her devastating past, Avelina teaches him more about matters of the heart than he ever knew before. But can they trust each other enough to put everything on the line?

After the Rain

After the Rain

This book details the journey of one family's survival after one of the most devastating and destructive natural disasters in this country's history. Erin Akey, her three sons aged 13, 9, and 5, and her mother set out to seek safety as Hurricane Katrina approached their home in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Erin was a divorced, single mother who had to find a way for her family to survive as they fled the storm, found out that all that was left of their home and possessions was the slab of concrete and nothing else. She had to learn how to navigate the governmental bureaucracies to get help for them to survive, followed by her home insurance company trying any and everything to avoid honoring their commitment to their policyholders, and securing a safe place for them to live during these trying times. The reader is caught up in her trials and tribulations as they journey with her in her efforts to resolve the seemingly insurmountable obstacles she faced. However, this is not just a story of desperation but also of conquest. Despite the misery and heartache, Erin's story has a wonderful and exciting conclusion and the anticipation of a wonderful future filled with happiness and service to those who find themselves in circumstances similar to those she and her family faced. It is a story of courage in the face of adversity, faith, and the willingness to accept the good things God gives us, thank Him, and go forward, in His name, to help others.

Bamboo Shoots After the Rain

Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of Taiwan

Bamboo Shoots After the Rain

This remarkable anthology introduces the short fiction of fourteen writers, major figures in the literary movements of three generations, who represent a range of class, ethnic, age, and political perspectives.It is filled with "unexpected gems", writes Scarlet Cheng in Belles Lettres, including Lin Hai-yin's story of a woman suffering under a feudal system that dominated Old China; Chiang Hsiao-yun's optimistic solutions to problems of the elderly in the rapidly changing Taiwan of the 1980; and in between, a dozen richly diverse stories of aristocrats, comrades, wices, concubines, children, mothers, sexuality, rape, female initiation, and the tensions between traditional and modern life. "This is not western feminism with an Asian accent", says Bloomsbury Review, "but a description of one culture's reality... The woman protagonists survive both despite and because of their existence in a changing Taiwan." This book includes biographical headnotes, an introduction that addresses the literary movements represented, and an extensive bibliography.

After the Rain, the Sun Shines Brighter

After the Rain, the Sun Shines Brighter

After the Rain, the Sun Shines Brighter. But you have to be able to pry open your eyes and look to the skies. The revised edition of this short, practical self-help manual offers 10 steps for recovery from life's setbacks and progress toward greater life success. Filled with sound counsel and helpful exercises that can be completed inside the books own pages, this is the perfect gift to yourself or anyone else who right now is wet all over from the downpours of life.

After the Rain

Overcoming Diabetes Lupus Arthritis Sarcoidosis Obesity High blood pressure and the effects of Prednisone

After the Rain

At the age of 38, two doctors told him that he would not see 40. Now, at the age of 45, David Dobson is in perfect health, overcoming 5 major diseases and is now enjoying a healthy and active lifestyle. Mr. Dobson’s lighthearted personality and sense of humor shows as he explains how after many years of living with diabetes, sarcoidosis, lupus, obesity, and arthritis, his health turned around in a very short period of time, and now no longer has to rely on any medications. It is his hope that the millions of people that are suffering from any or all of these same diseases will be able to overcome them as well and live a fruitful and happy life. Throughout his entire life, David Dobson has had the privilege of traveling throughout the entire world. David graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design in 1987. David was a paratrooper in the Army, earning his jump wings on his 30th birthday. David Dobson is an architect currently living in San Diego, California.