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  • Around the world in 65 years

    by Biku Ghosh
    During my recent community volunteering, I have been spending time with an 83-year-old engineer with severe dementia who used to travel abroad a lot. He loved looking at the world maps. He could remember nothing but only had glimpses of memory hearing the names of places or seeing them on the map. He would say, ‘I think I have been there.’ 'Memory is like a fiction' wrote Haruki Murakami. Soon as I began writing this book, memories flooded back with astonishing detail. I want to hold on t... more
  • Hits, Heathens, and Hippos: Stories from an Agent, Activist, and Adventurer

    by Marty Essen

    Everyone has dreams of what they want to accomplish in life. Marty Essen’s childhood dream of becoming a herpetologist gave way to his dream of becoming a popular DJ, which led to his dream of becoming a big-time talent manager, which morphed into the dream of becoming an in-demand author and college speaker. While he achieved most of his dreams at various levels, he also realized that he didn’t necessarily have to reach the top to find success or happiness. Sometimes “almos... more

  • The Murder of the Real Jack Ryan

    by Daniel P. Sullivan
    Jack Edwin Ryan was a real-life hero, working undercover with the French Resistance during World War II and meticulously planning CIA operations designed to help America avoid all-out war in Vietnam. He rose from an Irish family with roots in public service and law enforcement. The son of a World War I American Doughboy and his French war bride, he spoke their two languages fluently, creating a path to postings abroad. His World War II gallantry with the French underground validated him with the... more
  • Every Grain of Sand

    by JuLee Brand
    Sexual healer and entrepreneur David P. Wichman has lived through it all: childhood abuse, foster care, homelessness, survival sex work, and the blackest pits of drug and alcohol addiction. Despite the darkness, he found a profound sense of purpose as a male escort, but not the type of provider often seen in the news. His approach to sex work transcended common shame-based belief systems as he brought compassionate intimacy to marginalized men, including the elderly, disabled, and traumatized, i... more
  • In and Out of Love

    by Kim Nguyen
    In and Out of Love is for anyone embarking on love's journey searching to renew their tired heart. It's a book for those who look to heal their soul and open their hearts to love once again. The book of love poems is an exploration of love with a provoking, intimate view into the complex emotions surrounding being in and out of love. The poems encourage you to let go of the prison of self-doubt and embrace a possible future filled with light, hope, and love.
  • My Men Mick and Me

    by Andee Baker

    "You'll never leave me!"  The author's husband makes a false prediction that starts her post-marital journey of relationships with men ranging from the wealthy son of an oilman to an alcoholic artist, to a videographer living with his parents, to a musician working in customer relations.  Along the way, she finishes graduate school to become a professor in a small Midwestern town before relocating to New Mexico.  The story is set in the context of a ... more

  • Lines in the Sand: An American Soldier's Personal Journey in Iraq

    by F. Scott Service

    For F. Scott Service, a five-minute phone call one peaceful morning was all it took. Faced with the terrible dichotomy of his moral opposition to war and an innate sense of duty, little did he realize that when he was called for deployment in Iraq that his would be the journey of a lifetime. A tour of duty destined to change him forever.

    Witnessing the violence of a country ravaged by chaos and facing the disintegration of his life back home, his sojourn in Iraq forced him to fight a ne... more

  • Grief in the Van: An Adult Orphan, A Cat and A Tiny Home-On-Wheels

    by Victoria Clayton

    “…a love letter to the land, to adventure and to the healing power of solitude”.

    Self-Publishing Review ★★★★

     

    When a middle-aged unmarried woman experiences the death of her parents, she embarks on a journey in a motorhome – with her cat – through Australia’s changing landscape and the bewildering culture shock that is the grief experience. Learning to na... more

  • From There to Here: War, Peace, Pandemic - A Memoir

    by Romy Wyllie
    With the need to find an engrossing project to fill the isolation forced on us by the 2020 global pandemic, From There to Here recalls the author’s childhood growing up in England during World War II. Wyllie compares the many restrictions imposed on our lives today with the hardships endured by the British during the war. Set against this backdrop, the book chronicles the author’s idyllic childhood interrupted by the onset of a world war and all its horrors; wartime in preparatory school; peac... more
  • A Little Faith: A Father's Miracle Story of Faith, Hope, Love, and a Micro Preemie

    by Bob Krech
    Our baby weighed 450 grams. I learned that day that there are 454 grams in a pound. Life had been good to Karen and Bob Krech. They had traveled the world as overseas teachers. They were blessed with a strong marriage, a nice house, great jobs, and a happy, healthy two-year-old son. Was God a part of their lives? Some. But He was about to reenter in a very big way through a very small baby.
  • The Unexpected Gift

    by Barbara Dalle Pezze
    The Unexpected Gift reveals the inspiring true-life story of one woman’s journey to self-discovery and renewal after the implosion of her marriage. In her late twenties Barbara Dalle Pezze was living a rich and energetic life yet felt a yearning to engage more fully with the world. This need resulted in the joint decision with her husband to leave their country, Italy, to delve into the wondrous complexities of life in China. After years of exciting new adventures and partnership between the ... more
  • The Unexpected Gift

    by Barbara Dalle Pezze
    The Unexpected Gift reveals the inspiring true-life story of one woman’s journey to self-discovery and renewal after the implosion of her marriage. In her late twenties Barbara Dalle Pezze was living a rich and energetic life yet felt a yearning to engage more fully with the world. This need resulted in the joint decision with her husband to leave their country, Italy, to delve into the wondrous complexities of life in China. After years of exciting new adventures and partnership between the ... more
  • 978-1-7340850-1-3

    by Matt Doherty
    Matt Doherty played and coached basketball at the University of North Carolina. He started on the 1982 National Championship team coached by the legendary Dean Smith while playing alongside NBA stars Michael Jordan and James Worthy. He went on to a successful career in coaching. First as an assistant coach at Davidson and then at Kansas. In 1999, he was named head coach at the University of Notre Dame which for an Irish Catholic kid from Long Island was an incredible opportunity. One with which ... more
  • Erythra Thalassa: Brain Disrupted

    by Annette Libeskind Berkovits
    A searing portrayal of a mother's anguish over the sudden hemorrhagic stroke of her son—devoted father of two young girls—rendering him a quadriplegic in the prime of his life. An intimate glimpse into a world shattered by stroke, in which each poem not only illuminates, but reimagines life with hope and acceptance.
  • Broom Attack

    by T. R. Robinson
    Have you ever encountered difficult managers at your work? Have you suffered at their hands? Finally landing a proper full-time day job, after years of part-time 24/7 employments, this gentle, kind hearted woman, looked forward to a reasonably normal, contented, life. However, as had become normal for her, others harbour different ideas. A true tale of violent, jealous rage.
  • When to Act and When to Refrain: A Lifetime of Learning the Science and Art of Medicine

    by Marvin Stone

    "Looking back over my career, I've had the wonderful opportunity to teach, do research, and care for patients while continuing to learn the science and art of medicine.  To see your students excel, to perform an experiment that yields new scientific knowledge, and especially to help some seriously ill patients recover so they can see their children and grandchildren grow up––what more could one ask?"

        Dr. Marvin ... more

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