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An ABC Escapade through Egypt

Title: An ABC Escapade through Egypt

Author: Bernadette Simpson

First Print Edition Published: December 2008                    

First PDF Edition Published: April 2010

Kindle Edition Published by NimNam Books: January 2013

                

 

Discover some of the many wonders of modern-day Egypt on this alphabetical escapade – foods like mangoes and konafa, animals such as foxes and jerboas, and places like the Red Sea and Zamalek. At each letter of the alphabet, stop to explore fun alliterative phrases, colorful photographs, and interesting facts.

 

Reading Level: Ages 8 - 12

 

Read reviews and excerpts, find teaching tips, explore Egypt further, and more!

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Title: Deeply Rooted in Faith and Family

Author: Ginda Simpson

First Print Edition Published by Author: January 2001

EPub and MOBI Editions Published by NimNam Books: August 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9859718-4-7 (ePub)

 

Ever dream of pulling up roots and creating a new life and home in the country where your ancestral roots began?  Ever wonder if you had the courage to re-invent yourself in a new place?  Does Italy, in particular, seem to be calling you?

 

Deeply Rooted is a sensitive weaving of a family chronicle with the story of an unanticipated life transition. It begins with the author preparing to leave Egypt, where she and her husband had lived until his career came abruptly to an end as a result of a corporate merger. Without a job or a home in the United States, the couple had a weighty decision to make and not much time in which to make it. Giving in to a life-long yearning, they chose to make Italy their home. Leaving everything they owned crated and stored in a warehouse in Cairo, they packed two suitcases and left on their adventure.

In Deeply Rooted, the author shares this search for a home and for her inner self. Her story is a day-to-day account of what this was like - the fear, the excitement, the doubts, the discoveries, the frustrations, the magic, the letting-go. At the same time, she reflects on one hundred years of her Italian family history and how her ancestors’ models of love, faith and strength enriched and influenced her own life and her decision to make Italy her home. Ginda’s is a story about planting a dream, believing it will take root, remembering family and honoring an ancestral home.

Deeply Rooted whispers to the soul.

 

 

Read reviews here. Print copies can be purchased here or on Amazon.com.

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Title: El Marsam Cookbook - An Umbrian Farmhouse and its Kitchen

Author: Ginda Simpson

First Print Edition Published by Author: 2009

EPUB and MOBI Editions Published by NimNam Books: August 2012

ISBN: 978-0-9859718-3-0 (ePub)

 

This is not simply a cookbook!  Throughout its pages, Ginda Simpson, author and artist, offers readers tasty tidbits of everyday life in the Umbrian countryside where she lives.   In short story vignettes, she paints a lively image of the people that teach her everyday to celebrate the food that graces her table.  As Ginda gratefully acknowledges - famed chefs, friends, neighbors, peasants and strangers alike have all contributed in their way to her intimate knowledge and deep respect for the age-old traditions of an Italian cuisine that is simple and wholesome, satisfying and nurturing to both body and soul.  The recipes are clear, the ingredients simple, the outcome worthy of a party. Cook up some goodness and invite your friends to dinner!

 

14 stories – 70 recipes

 

Read a recipe here. Read a story here. Read a review here.

 

Print copies available here or on Amazon.com.  

 

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Title: Love Endures All Things: A Journey with “AL”zheimer’s

First Print Edition Published by Author: 2010

Electronic Editions Published by NimNam Books: January 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9859718-5-4 (Text Only ePub)

978-0-9859718-6-1 (Illustrated ePub)

Author: Ginda Simpson

 

Do you find yourself perplexed by the changes you see in your aging parent?  Are you concerned about what it means to lose a parent to Alzheimer’s?  Will you be able to care for them with the patience and love that is required?

 

Artist/writer, Ginda Simpson, learned much throughout her father’s unforgettable and invaluable journey with Alzheimer’s. With pen and paintbrush in hand, Ginda drew this portrait using both images and words to record what she and her family experienced. As a physician, writer and teacher, her father would have wanted his final life journey to illustrate and illuminate for both his family and the medical community the mysteries and the magnitude of Alzheimer’s. Confident that her father would have wanted her to write this story, she set herself to the task. LOVE ENDURES ALL THINGS is Ginda’s way of honouring her father, a man of infinite courage and integrity. His was an extraordinary life. Her hope is that her words will offer comfort and courage to others on a similar journey.

Read more and order print copies here. Read reviews on goodreads.com.

 

For reader convenience, Love Endures All Things, is available in a text-only version in ePub format from Barnes & Noble.

 

 

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WanderingthroughWadis

Title: Wandering through Wadis: A nature-lover’s guide to the flora of South Sinai

Author: Bernadette Simpson

Published by NimNam Books: February 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9859718-1-6 (PDF); 978-0-9859718-2-3 (Print)

 

A field guide to the plants growing in the mountain wadis and coastal plains of South Sinai. Perfect for the nature-lover or hobbyist interested in identifying the various plants encountered while trekking, hiking, or camel riding in the Sinai desert. Common English and Arabic names, general description and information, photographs, and practical and traditional Bedouin uses are given for over 100 plants indexed in the book.

 

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Title: Italian Wanderlust: A Traveler’s Journal

Author: Ginda Simpson

First Print Edition Published by Author: November 2011

EPub and MOBI Editions Published by NimNam Books: May 2013

ISBN: 9978-0-9859718-8-5 (ePub)

 

Are you planning your first trip to Italy, or returning to the peninsula because it has called you back time and again?  Or do you prefer to remain in your comfy armchair and travel to distant lands via engaging travel journals?  In Italian Wanderlust, author Ginda Simpson, who has resided in Italy for over a decade, shares and celebrates all that is Italy - the traditions and festivals, the food and the wines, the enchanting cities and the peaceful countryside.  As an artist and travel writer, her words simply paint pictures.  For your own planning purposes, she includes contact information for the various hotels and restaurants mentioned in her stories. A must for anyone who loves Italy, who dreams of travel here, or who simply wants to savor their own memories of the country.

 

This is a companion book to Rooms with a View - Artistic Impressions.

 

You can preview and order print copies from Blurb. In the print copy, images of original watercolor paintings and pencil drawings by the author are included with each story. The electronic versions are text-only.

 

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Title: Morning of Light - An Egyptian Journal

Author: Ginda Simpson

First Print Edition Published by Author: 1997

Electronic Editions Published by NimNam Books: September 2014

 

Egypt is in the news quite a bit these days, and everyone is kept “informed” of the unsettling state of affairs as the populace seeks a fair and functional new government. I invite you, instead, to imagine yourself adrift on the Nile in a white-sailed felucca… Let me take you to see the Sphinx in the middle of the night, to ancient bazaars and crowded marketplaces, to the tranquil countryside where life unfolds, unchanging…

Morning of Light, short stories illustrated with my paintings and art-enhanced photographs, captures the Egypt of today, its people and their customs. It offers a glimpse into what it was like to wake up to the Call to Prayer and experience the country, not as a tourist, but as a temporary resident, welcomed and accepted by the Egyptian people. Read, learn and love with me, as I discover the country that would steal my heart…

 

You can preview and order print copies from Blurb.

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Title: Afternoon of Honey - An Egyptian Journal

Author: Ginda Simpson

First Print Edition Published by Author: 2012

Electronic Editions Published by NimNam Books: September 2014

 

When it was time for us to leave Egypt in 1999, I thought my heart would break.  But Allah is good. Egypt had claimed our daughter Bernadette’s heart and eventually bleseds our lives with Nadim, our Scottish-Egyptian son-in-law. It was as if life placed in my hands and tied around my heart, a long unbreakable cord that would pull me back to Egypt over and over again.  And so I continued to write.  “Afternoon of Honey” is the sequel to my first collection of short stories about the country – “Morning of Light.”  Travel along with me through the years that followed, leisurely afternoons honey-lit and sweet, teaching me over and over new insights and ancient wisdoms.  Through pages illustrated with my paintings and art-enhanced photographs, let me take you now to South Sinai, a land that stretches beneath a sky and along a sea of endless blue.  Come with me on a pilgrimage to Abydos in search of fertility blessings.  Discover as I have that the best treasures in the ancient bazaars cannot be purchased…

 

You can preview and order print copies from Blurb.

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