What if Amelia Earhart and Margaret Mead met as young women at Columbia University and what if a most unusual, powerful and transformational relationship developed between them?  But This Is Different begins on an almost invisible island in the South Pacific on December 30, 1977, and concludes a year later.  In that time Amelia, eighty years old, must decide the term life of a promise made forty years before and the power of commitments.
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Imagine having life helpers to alert us to upcoming obstacles. We have those helpers when we drive our care.  They're called Botts Dots. Imagine having life helpers when we drive our cars. They're called Detour Signs. Imagine reaching your life destinations and achieving your life goals.  We're used to that.  Imagine also getting used to being where you want to be and achieving your life goals. Read this book and you won't have to imagine any more.  You will actually learn to accomplish all of your life goals. 
The Vietnam War is on the nightly news and women are burning bras, but thirty-year old Laura Sumner wonders why her choice as a feminist couldn’t be to have a baby without marriage. Laura not only has to justify her desire to her forward-thinking friends, but to her fundamentally religious siblings, as well. Yet, her most important mission is to find a man who will agree to impregnate her but then get out of the picture once the act is accomplished. The question is, why would she go to such extremes?
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Carole L. Meyers was the Rabbi at Temple Sinai of Glendale, Glendale California from 1986-2001, and was Assistant Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel, Houston Texas from 1983 to 1986. She was ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1983, having earlier received her B.A. from the University of Maryland. She was the first woman Rabbi in Los Angeles to have her own pulpit. She died in 2007.
How much is enough?   When does enough become terrifying? How many secrets can one house contain?  Enter the Morton mansion and discover horrors hidden for generations.  Returned to the family’s home after her eldest sister dies without a will, Jeanne Stewart must again face the pain of her family’s betrayals, deceptions, lies, tales of a poisoning, and even darker secrets while helping identify antiques and heirlooms for the State’s estate appraiser — in what has become the house of a severe hoarder.