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    • connecting readers to new books www.FirstChapterPlus.com e-catalog issue 1 April 2010 { NONFICTION - SELF-HELP/ADDICTION REWRITING LIFE SCRIPTS Transformational Recovery For Families of Addicts Desjardins, Oelklaus, Watson PAGE 3 NONFICTION - BUSINESS this month highlights CURRENCIES THAT BUY CREDIBILITY Tom Wanek PAGE 4 FICTION - JUVINILE RIMFIRE The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse Ellen F. Feld PAGE 5
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 2 . 13 EDITORIAL F irst Chapter Plus is your best source for book previews. Just as film previews help you decide whether to pay to watch a movie, each month our e-catalog will give you glimpses into the first chapters of books so you can read a preview before you decide to purchase a book. Our catalog focuses on independent authors and independent publishers, those books, which just like independent films, are often cutting-edge, creative, and go beyond the mainstream. First Chapter Plus allows you, the librarian, bookstore owner, book reviewer, blogger, or reader to decide which books you want to read. Besides descriptions, we provide direct links to the books on Amazon as well as the publisher and ISBN information you need to order a book today. In this age of the Internet, doesn’t an e-catalog make the most sense for quick information and ordering? We think so and we hope you’ll agree. — Irene Watson, Managing Editor First Chapter Plus managing editor Irene Watson listings listings@firstchaperplus.com 2 subscriptions www.firstchapterplus.com 2 email admin@firstchapterplus.com 2 phone 512.288.8555 creative director/graphic designer Laura Ruggeri 2 © Copyright 2010 First Chapter Plus eco-friendly information First Chapter Plus e-catalog is typset in Spranq Eco Sans font, the green font with holes that enables you to save up to 25% of ink or toner. P Please consider the environment before printing this e-catalog * First Chapter Plus is a monthly e-catalog, which includes the First Chapters of recently published books, distributed to libraries, book stores, media, readers, reviewers, and bloggers. Published by Nekoda Development 7101 Hwy 71 W #200, Austin, Texas 78735.
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 3 . 13 NONFICTION - SELF-HELP, ADDICTIONS title REWRITING LIFE SCRIPTS Transformational Recovery For Families of Addicts what people say about the book authors Desjardins, Oelklaus, Watson A n invaluable roadmap for anyone navigating the difficult journey through the family disease of alcoholism, with stories of success from real people who have ‘been there, done that’ synopsis and are willing to share their experience, strength In one sense, alcoholics and drug addicts are the and hope. Addiction doesn’t discriminate and fortunate ones. They have to learn a new way to live or neither should recovery -- recovery is for the risk death, incarceration, and loss of everything they family too. — William C. Moyers hold dear. Read author of “Broken” and “A New Day, A New the first chapter But what about the other members of their family? Life: A Guided Journal” Because so many of them believe that the addict is in PDF format the problem, they do nothing about their own habits of 2 R mind and heart. ewriting Life Scripts is a must read for everybody in a family that lives with This book contains information, explanation, and addiction. A lot has been written about processes for change. Following the steps outlined and for people who are addicted. But this book publisher in this book brings peace of mind, forgiveness, is for the family. And it’s good. Their advice Loving Healing Press reconciliation, and the ability—truly—to live happily is very straightforward and practical and 2 ever after. their description of the family disease is a very real picture of the kind of reactions ISBN-13 authors 9781932690972 Liliane Desjardins, Nancy Oelklaus, family members develop when they live with someone who is addicted. copyright date Irene Watson — Tony Mandarich 2010 Liliane Desjardins, LCAS: former NFL player, author of “My Dirty Little Secrets: Steroids, Alcohol, and God” With 32 years of clinical experience, she BISAC category understands and appreciates the beau- Self-help T his is an important guidebook for ty, resilience, resourcefulness and deep family members and has something genre intelligence of human spirit. new to offer them. It reinforces and Adult Children & augments what therapists, treatment programs, Families of Alcoholics, Nancy Oelklaus, Ed. D. and mutual support Twelve-Step programs Recovery Nancy Oelklaus spent more than 30 years in education, provide. binding specializing in curriculum development, professional de- Faimily members commonly have many softcover velopment, and leadership development. She’s an author, questions. Change is not easy for any one of us. coach, speaker, and workshop leader for people who want Addiction grabs the life out of its victims. Life number of pages change. is the journey and the path is not always clear. 184 “Rewriting Life Scripts” is a wonderful resource price Irene Watson, MA and catalyst for change. — Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH $19.95 Irene Watson brings over 40 years of life chang- Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry ing experiences and study into her hands-on re- Director, UMass Center of Excellence in distributor treats and workshops. Her background includes Psy- Addictions Ingram, New Leaf chosynthesis therapy and entrepreneurship. Irene’s University of Massachusetts Medical School/ countries book sold vision is to inspire others to find their authentic self. UMass Memorial Health Care System USA, CAN, UK, Spain, For more information visit France, Australia www.rewritinglifescripts.com 2 buy online Amazon.com 2
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 4 . 13 NONFICTION - BUSINESS title CURRENCIES THAT BUY CREDIBILITY what people say about the book author Tom Wanek D on’t let the size of this book fool you. It’s smaller than most business books out there today, but that’s because the author has synopsis the gift of crafting a message with impact - he can Making powerful statements is easy: say in 100 words what it takes others at least 1000 words. “We won’t be undersold.” “Satisfaction guaranteed.” Full disclosure: I read this book in galley form as a “The best quality at the best price.” courtesy to the author. But making these statements believable is not so Tom Wanek takes the often-overwhelming topic of Read easy. The believability of your company’s marketing basic marketing and boils it down into six actionable the first chapter message is directly related to your willingness to risk points. Choose one of the six, focus on it with all in PDF format or spend one or more of six resources. your might, and create a message and customer experience to match. This book filters out all of 2 “Currencies That Buy Credibility” is a groundbreaking the marketing hype and buzz, and gives you book that teaches you how to accelerate permission to create a marketing strategy your credibility to drive more traffic, sales kicks “buckshot strategy” to the curb in favor publisher and word-of-mouth. of a simple, laser-like approach. Wizard Academy — Michele Miller Press 2 author of “The Soccer Mom Myth” ISBN-13 author 9781932226768 Tom Wanek T Entrepreneurship tugging at his heart, oo many times we hear lines in marketing & copyright date advertising that just don’t ring true. Things November 23, 2009 Tom Wanek’s spent the past eight years like... growing his successful retail-clothing “We won’t be undersold!” BISAC category store. Dealing with his fair share of grow- “The best sales staff in town!” Business ing pains, skinned knees and all. Just like “The world’s largest selection!” “Lowest prices guaranteed!” genre you. Today, as a partner in the Wizard of Ads marketing Business Marketing firm Tom’s passion and commitment is helping owner- Our cynical nature leads us to disbelief when we and Advertising operated businesses in North America and Australia with hear these phrases. Adult their marketing and advertising. Tom Wanek, however, teaches you how to give credibility to your statements, whatever they may binding Tom maintains a client roster that includes businesses be, through six different currencies such as your softcover operating in a wide variety of categories, including retail, time, your money, or your control. With credibility banking, travel and tourism. As a faculty member of the you grow trust. And with trust you grow your number of pages business. Wizard Academy® in Austin, TX, he co-teaches the work- 160 shop, “Fight the Big Boys and Win”. The book is easy to read, has great examples, price Tom’s an international speaker - presenting his pioneering and makes perfect sense. You’ll be applying his $14.00 ideas on marketing communications. principles almost immediately. I know, because I have. distributor For more information visit Tom’s website Wizard Academy Press — Phil Wrzesinski www.MarketingBeyondAdvertising.com 2 president of “Toy House and Baby Too” countries book sold USA buy online Amazon.com 2
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 5 . 13 FICTION - JUVENILE title RIMFIRE The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse what people say about the book author Ellen F. Feld E llen Feld’s expert storytelling makes you feel like you’re in the saddle, taking part in the adventure. Kids will love every synopsis page of this exciting and heartwarming Rimfire, the sixth book in the multiple award-winning story as it unfolds, while parents will Morgan Horse series, takes readers to a whole new appreciate the emphasis on safety, barn realm within the world of horses. When her parents etiquette, and compassion for all animals. refuse to buy yet another horse, Heather convinces her Ellen Feld has done it again!” friend Nicholas to purchase Rimfire. What will happen — Kate Tully Read to the horse as he makes that final turn around the last Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar barrel, and more importantly, has Heather jeopardized the first chapter in PDF format her friendship with Nicholas, all for the sake of a ribbon? 2 T his book is wonderfully adventurous. I love how Heather and Nicholas develop a relationship with Rimfire. This book publisher was fun to read and review and it’s definitely a keeper! My favorite things about this book Willow Bend Publishing are the skillfully named chapters and the great 2 storyline! I learned a lot about barrel racing ISBN-13 author and horses! “Rimfire: The Barrel Racing Morgan 9780970900210 Ellen F. Feld Horse” by Ellen F. Feld is highly recommended and I won’t be exaggerating when I say that this Award-winning author Ellen Feld began copyright date book is spectacular!” 2009 her career in a field far removed from — Sara McGinn (age 9) Reader Views Kids horses. Receiving a B.A. from the Uni- BISAC category versity of Massachusetts with a double Juvenile Fiction major of Russian and Soviet and East- genre ern European Studies, Ms. Feld continued her studies with YA Fiction graduate work at Georgetown University where she fo- cused on Russian Studies. binding softcover Ms. Feld began writing about horses more than twenty years ago. Her stories are noted for their realistic portrayal of hors- number of pages es, their behaviors, and the experiences of young riders. 206 LMs. Feld lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two price children, ten horses, and assorted pets. $9.95 For more information visit Ellen’s website distributor Baker & Taylor, Follett www.willowbendpublishing.com 2 Library Resources countries book sold USA, Canada buy online Amazon.com 2
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 6 . 13 NONFICTION - SELF-HELP/ABUSE title LIFE WITHOUT JEALOUSY A Practical Guide what people say about the book author Lynda Bevan I truly feel that every individual who is dealing with issues of some form of jealousy will greatly benefit from reading Life Without synopsis Jealousy by Lynda Bevan. This includes people In this book, you will embark on a journey to discover who are not jealous themselves but are being affected by others who are. Learning to the many types of jealousy. You can use this book as understand it, overcome it, and gain effective a manual to overcome emotional insecurity issues new ways to communicate will greatly improve and to give you a clearer perspective on the emotion the quality of our lives. of jealousy. By engaging with the exercises with this — Paige Lovitt Read book, you’ll be able to see yourself as you really are Reader Views the first chapter and further exercises will assist you in eliminating your in PDF format jealous thoughts and behavior. 2 I t is hard to believe how much useful information the author has packed into publisher this slender tome. Loving Healing Press, — Sam Vaknin author of Malignant Self Love: Narcissism Inc. 2 Revisited ISBN-13 author 9781932690859 Lynda Bevan copyright date Lynda Bevan lives in a picturesque vil- 2010 lage in South Wales, United Kingdom. She is 59 years of age, married for the BISAC category third time, with three (adult) children. Self-Help : Abuse - During her teens and early twenties, she General pursued and enjoyed acting and taught drama genre at local Youth Centers. Self-Help Her 22-year career has involved working in the area of binding mental health, with the two major care agencies in the UK, softcover Social Services and the National Health Service. Lynda is presently employed as a Manager of a charity number of pages 198 that supports people who are HIV positive. She is also the Resident Relationship Counselor on Swansea Sound Radio. price $19.95 For more information visit Lynda’s website distributor www.LyndaBevan.com 2 Ingram, New Leaf countries book sold USA, CAN, UK, EU, Australia buy online Amazon.com 2
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 7 . 13 NONFICTION - PARENTING E lizabeth Scott’s book, “Raindrops on title Roman”, has been an inspiration to RAINDROPS synopsis thousands of parents and teachers who ON ROMAN One in 91 children (1 in 58 deal with children within the rainbow of markers Overcoming Autism: boys) are now diagnosed associated with autism. Her fabulous book has A Message of Hope with autism. Early created a demand for a ‘how to’ manual to reach author diagnosis/intervention and teach children with these special needs... the Autism Recovery Manual, co-authored with Lynne Elizabeth Scott 2 can save 2/3 the cost of Gillis is a complete and practical guide enabling lifetime care. Physicians are publisher special students to make amazing developmental now required to test little R. D. Reed Publishers 2 children for autism. progress. The book is an extraordinary tool distributor parents and educators can use to connect Roman recovered from all all major distributors with children within the autism spectrum. 45 symptoms of autism, — Tom Wilson, Ph.D. ISBN-13 9781934759240 something rare and author of “A Chance At Life” considered unbelievable Read copyright date “ by many. How? With lots The Autism Recovery Manual” is structured the first chapter 2009 of love and determination into categories covering domains of in PDF format binding from a persevering mother development, such as motor skills, sensory softcover skills, and critical thinking. The activities 2 and a “Skills and Drills number of pages Program” that she delivered presented are very practical, and they underpin 160 the brain hemispheric integration necessary for with consistency, loads of adaptive functioning. Parents of children with price structure, and hard work. $14.95 autism will find this book a useful guide for helping their children maximize their potential. buy online — Mark Steinberg, Ph.D. Amazon.com 2 Clinical Neuropsychologist, coauthor with Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D. of “ADD: The 20-Hour Solution:Attention Deficit Disorder and the Healing Effects of EEG title Neurofeedback” AUTISM RECOVERY MANUAL OF SKILLS AND DRILLS A Preschool and Kindergarten Education Program for authors Parents, Teachers, and Therapists What Elizabeth Scott did with her son is noth- authors ing short of amazing! Disbelieved at first, Elizabeth Burton Scott and Lynne Gillis media and professionals find themselves publisher transform in their thinking once they real- ize it is true! She really did help her son re- R. D. Reed Publishers 2 synopsis distributor Program includes simple- cover from all 45 symptoms of autism, and all major distributors to-follow suggestions she is enlightening parents and professionals ISBN-13 and illustrations for fun with her media appearances, consulting, and Read 9781934759387 activities that promote child speaking engagements. the first chapter development. As a result of her personal true story in “Rain- in PDF format copyright date The skills and techniques 2010 drops on Roman” and her professional back- 2 binding apply to all preschool ground as a teacher with a Master’s Degree children, whether they softcover in Education, there was a real call for the “Au- are a typical child or a tism Recovery Manual of Skills and Drills”. number of pages child who has ADD, ADHD, 128 Lynne Gillis who has a BS in Occupational sensory processing disorder, price Therapy and 30 years experience specializ- or autism. $16.95 ing in pediatric OT, joined her to give parents, buy online teachers, and therapists the nuts and bolts of 90 Skills and Drills to help all children reach Amazon.com 2 their potential.
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 8 . 13 NONFICTION - SELF-HELP/PERSONAL GROWTH A lbert Garoli gives us the insight title needed so we can make the changes THE EVOLUTIONARY synopsis within ourselves and create our own GLITCH Deep within the world that is problem-free. A Rise Above the Root of constructs of your brain, — Irene Watson Your Problems a superimposed identity author of “Rewriting Life Scripts: has been formed. This Transformational Recovery for Families of author “glitch”, embedded in your Addicts”, and, “The Sitting Swing: Finding Albert Garoli 2 neural network through Wisdom to Know the Difference” publisher the evolution of brain Loving Healing Press 2 development, is an acquired Persona which perpetuates distributor G aroli’s worldly experiences unite Ingram, New Leaf itself by constantly creating Eastern philosophies with physiology problems and limitations in ISBN-13 in a reference-based compendium 9781615990177 your life. The Persona thinks Read of information for self-improvement. for you, acts for you, and the first chapter copyright date — Laurie Zelinger, PhD 2010 even learns for you, but it is in PDF format author of “Please Explain Anxiety to Me” NOT the real YOU! Discover binding 2 softcover how to unleash the real you and take back your power number of pages 230 today. price $19.95 buy online Amazon.com 2 NONFICTION - EDUCATION/PARENTING I predict that this book will be a run-away title bestseller in the charter school arena. If I CHARTER SCHOOLS synopsis were a charter school leader, I would The Ultimate Handbook Move over puffed corn. provide a free copy to every prospective for Parents Approving Parents are no family that came my way. author longer about cereal, they — Dr. Brian L. Carpenter Charter School Governance & Management Karin Piper 2 are about school choice. publisher The fastest growing brand Consultant, Author of Charter School Board University: An Introduction to Effective Charter Wyatt McKenzie 2 of school choice is--charter schools. School Governance and The Seven Outs: distributor Strategic Planning Made Easy for Charter all major distributors “Charter Schools: The Schools ISBN-13 Ultimate Handbook” is first 9781932279054 of its kind--more than 30 T his is a must read for anyone who chapters of different charter copyright date is starting to explore public school 2009 school aspects from the Read options for their child. And for those who perspective of a parent. It the first chapter binding already have a child in a charter – the next time softcover also boasts a directory of in PDF format you are barraged with questions from friends and award winning charters, plus number of pages family about why you chose a charter school – 2 262 a research guide to equip this book will arm you with answers and provide readers in pursuit of their some comic relief from another parent who has price $18.00 happily education after. walked in your shoes. A wonderful resource!” — Stacy Rivera buy online Director of Communications, Colorado League Amazon.com 2 of Charter Schools
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 9 . 13 NONFICTION - PARENTING C hynna’s memoir is sure to encourage title other parents to advocate with the NOT JUST SPIRITED synopsis same determination for their own A Mom’s Sensational The first-ever memoir about sensational children. Journey With Sensory a family’s struggles with — Carol Kranowitz Processing Disorder (SPD) Sensory Processing Disorder author “The Out-of-Sync Child” (SPD). author Chynna T. Laird 2 When she was just three C hynna’s words touched my heart. Her months old, Jaimie’s memoir validated the overwhelming publisher reactions to people and feelings I went through myself with Loving Healing Press 2 situations seemed odd: my own daughter’s struggles with her SPD. distributor she refused any form Raising and loving a child with severe SPD Ingram, New Leaf is draining for both your mind and your of touch, she gagged at ISBN-13 smells, she was clutzy and physical body. However, with a strong faith 9781615990085 in God and the instincts only a mother can and spent most of her day Read copyright date have, there is hope. Not Just Spirited will fill screaming with her hands the first chapter 2010 your soul with spirit and give you the strength over her ears and eyes. in PDF format binding needed to endure your own child’s challenging “Not Just Spirited” is one softcover behaviors, leading you on an enlightening journey 2 number of pages mother’s journey to finding of acceptance, strength, hope, and healing. 174 peace for her daughter, — Diane M. Renna Jaimie. author of “Meghan’s World: The Story of One price Girl’s Triumph over SPD” $17.95 US, $20.95 CAN, Inspirational, heart-warming 11.95 GB and memorable. buy online Amazon.com 2 FICTION - BUSINESS T his first book, “The Shovel” by Fore and title Massey has the makings of a best seller. THE SHOVEL synopsis The attention-grabbing story also authors • Learn from a troubled presents a jolting reminder for those of us B. Fore and T. Massey 2 young man who has who may be taking too much for granted. numerous mystical Anyone yearning for greater success should take publisher encounters with a crusty old a cue from A.B Lincoln’s saga of triumph through R. D. Reed Publishers 2 prospector who repeatedly character. distributor used a shovel to teach — Bill Countryman, The Entertainer Magazine all major distributors lessons in personal & Keystone Broadcasting ISBN-13 transformation. T om, I thought you’d like to know. My 9781934759349 son told me that when he doesn’t feel • Tap into the power of ISBN-10 like going to class, he thinks about 1934759341 simple, yet proven principles The Shovel and it inspires him to do the to move the mountains copyright date necessary. Thanks for the encouragement 2009 in your life; create the Read — Mike Hinkle power you need to be the first chapter binding attorney, syndicated columnist, and author softcover phenomenally successful. in PDF format of “The Butane Gospel” Develop powerful number of pages 2 144 partnerships and learn price to close the gap between $12.95 where you are today buy online and where you want to be Amazon.com 2 tomorrow.
    • www.FirstChapterPlus.com connecting readers to new books connecting readers to new books volume 1 . issue 1 . February 2010 www.FirstChpaterPlus.com volume 1 . issue 1 . April 2010 10 . 13 NONFICTION - BIOGRAPHY K yra’s intimate style of revealing her title research findings, step by step, feels like THIS I ACCOMPLISH synopsis a Nancy Drew mystery unfolding before Harriet Powers’ Bible Spellbinding account of me. It is a page turner. I recommend it to Quilt and Other Pieces Harriet Powers (1837- quilt history enthusiasts, quilters, students 1910) and her two story author of women’s history, genealogists, new researchers. Kyra E. Hicks 2 quilts, housed today at publisher the Smithsonian National — Kimberly Wulfert, Ph.d Black Threads Press Museum of American History Women on Quilts distributor and the Museum of Fine Ingram Arts, Boston. F ascinating! “This I Accomplish” is a mas- ISBN-13 “This I Accomplish” brings terpiece of scholarship and detective work. 9780982479650 to light new, exciting The amount of research Kyra E. Hicks has done to unravel mysteries and her willingness to copyright date facts – many never before 2009 published: proof Powers follow even the slightest lead is astonishing. You Read was a literate, award- will be amazed and intrigued by the previ- binding the first chapter softcover winning quilter, complete ously unknown information she uncovers. in PDF format quilt exhibition histories, — Gwendolyn Magee number of pages 180 nearly 200 annotative 2007 United States Artists Fellow 2 price bibliographic references, $19.95 and clues to help find buy online Powers’ lost 1882 Lord’s Amazon.com 2 Supper Quilt, which today may be worth $100,000. synopsis NONFICTION - MEMOIR “Short White Coat” by James A. Feinstein, title MD, is a collection of wonderfully heart- SHORT WHITE COAT warming stories about real life experienc- Lessons from Patients on Becoming a Doctor es of a third year medical student and the author time he spent in the trial-by-fire environ- James A. Feinstein 2 ment dealing with real patients in different ISBN 9781440175138 softcover - 9781440175152 hardcover clinic and hospital settings. Ranging from publisher iUniverse Rising Star, Inc. © 2009 frankly scary to truly uplifting, each of the distributor iUniverse Inc, LSI stories teaches a lesson about listening, pages 228 price $18.95 softcover - $28.95 hardcover learning and growing. Written in a fluid, easy-to-read style, those stories are ap- proachable and easy to relate to. Read the first chapter 2 Amazon.com 2 NONFICTION - SELF-HELP synopsis “What’s Next…For You?” is a guide to title reinventing yourself from real experts WHAT’S NEXT…FOR YOU? —two people who did it themselves author and lived to tell the glorious tale. Filled Robert & Patricia Gussin 2 with advice on why it’s never too late to ISBN 9781933515731 softcover - 9781933515748 eBook reinvent yourself, and why doing what you publisher Oceanview Publishing © 2010 love (and loving what you do) is always distributor Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram within reach, What’s Next…For You? is an pages 144 price $14.00 softcover - $9.99 eBook inspirational guide to getting from where you are to where you want to be. Read the first chapter 2 Amazon.com 2
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