Guardian at the Gate
by Ian Glasgow
Guardian at the Gate weaves a story of discovery that begins on a farm where enduring values are seeded.
Three young brothers retrace their orphaned mother’s footsteps in extended stays on the Farm where she was raised. Memories are humorous, sad, and uplifting. This story about growing older makes it clear that as we age the distance between right and wrong becomes smaller. A voice from the author’s past helps him reach back and reclaim some of that space.
The “Guardian’s” characters are everyday people who find purpose and accomplishment in the ordinary circumstances of their lives. While bruised, the characters are surprisingly intact. Many readers will see themselves in the ordinary moments our author describes, and perhaps as a consequence take a kinder look at their own life’s story.
ISBN 978-0-9938321-4-7 (paperback) US$8.95 C$11.95
ISBN 978-0-9938321-5-4 (e-book) US$2.99 C$3.95
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Reviews for Guardian at the Gate
"Thoroughly enjoyed it. This book drew me in and I felt like I was on the farm. Very good descriptive writing."
"This book is wonderful... The tone flips from heartbreaking to hilarious, from silly to sentimental and back again, yet each story is so incredibly authentic that it's impossible not to empathize."
"The style gripped me and the characters exemplified a freedom experienced by an earlier generation and not available in these times."
"This book was funny, sad and inspiring as I watched the characters age and mature. It is a story of family and connection and had many excellent insights into how to come to the end of life with the satisfaction of a life well lived."
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Beyond Dubai: Seeking Lost Cities in the Emirates
by David Millar
Beyond Dubai is a light-hearted journey around the Emirates in search of its past—encountering smugglers, fire-starting genies, loved-up camels, and a mysterious mountain tribe along the way. In addition to exploring the UAE's lost cities and hidden treasures, it also tells the extraordinary tale of how climate change transformed a once-fertile grassland into the starkly beautiful desert that it is today.
ISBN 978-0-9938321-0-9 (paperback) £9.95 US$12.95
ISBN 978-0-9938321-1-6 (e-book) £2.99 US$3.99
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Reviews for Beyond Dubai
"Beyond Dubai is an excellent introduction to the country. I hope it will be well and widely read." Peter Hellyer, Tribulus
"This is the book that has been missing from the Dubai travel literature." Gazelle
"A compelling read showing a surprising side of Dubai" Current World Archaeology
"Part travel memoir, part history book... littered with anecdotes and observations about modern life in the Emirates." The National
"This is a book that will appeal hugely to expats in the UAE or holiday makers interested in going beyond the beaches and taking a look at the rich heritage and culture the country has to offer. Beyond Dubai is a light read that makes its subject accessible and enjoyable." Alexander McNabb, Fake Plastic Souks
"A lighthearted and accessible read ... Millar's fascination for the archaeology of the Emirates is genuine and palpable." Ancient History
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