Jaguar Man

Lara Naughton

  “This is a marvelous book, written with the deft hand of a journalist and told with the grip of an old-fashioned storyteller. ”—James McBride, National Book Award-winning author of the The Good Lord Bird


On the fourth day of what Lara thought would be two weeks of bliss in Belize, she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man pretending to be a cabdriver. Held in the depths of the tropical forest—alone with the Jaguar Man—she found that compassion was her only defense.

Lara’s survival and journey of healing is poignant, compelling, and exceptional. Bending the limits of reality, she uses myth to process her experience. As Lara seeks a new understanding of herself, her lyrical, haunting prose reveals a belief that there is room for compassion—for self and and others—even in the midst of violence.


"A painful, provocative, and poetically cathartic memoir of survival."
Kirkus Reviews

 "Naughton delivers a powerful and disturbing message to both men and women on the trauma of rape."
—The Library Journal


 "Despite the horrific experience at this memoir's core, Naughton's gift for language, symbolism, metaphor, allegory, and myth gives readers the stark, unblinking horror, while also transforming that into something artful and beautiful."
—The New York Journal of Books


In this LitCast, Lara Naughton discusses her recovery from abduction and assault as well as the work she does to help others with similar experiences in her memoir, "The Jaguar Man."

Many thanks to the Publishers Weekly PW LitCast podcasts!


Everyday Magic That Works

Judika Illes

  "What a fascinating book! From theory to practice, it's all here. . . . This book will be a treasured addition to any magickal library." —Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, author of 'Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard'

“Judika Illes underscores the fact that magic is real and available to everyone. As she says: 'Magic is your birthright.' And there is no negative magic included—nothing harmful to you or anyone else. Now you have no excuse not to use it.” —Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

Feed Your Brain!

Judi Zucker & Shari Zucker

  "Lifestyle choices, health habits and daily activities have a huge impact on your brain's health .The good news is that The Memory Diet provides excellent information on how to decrease and possibly prevent your chances of getting many diseases including dementia. Anyone interested in having optimal health needs to have this book in their library!" —Dr Earl Mindell, author of the Vitamin Bible and The Happiness Effect.

· The more than 150 healthy recipes - from awesome starters and exceptional main courses to spectacular salads and super soups - are all free of white sugar, processed ingredients and gluten.

A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom

don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

  The ancient Toltecs believed that life as we perceive it is a dream. We each live in our own personal dream and all of our dreams come together to make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when we forget that the dream is just a dream and fall victim to believing that we have no control over it. THE MASTERY OF SELF takes the Toltec philosophy of the Dream of the Planet and the personal dream and explains how a person can:

· Wake up

· Liberate themselves from illusory beliefs and stories

· Live with authenticity


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