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  • Phoenix Rising - Surviving Catastrophic Loss: Fires, Floods, Hurricanes and Tornadoes

    by Dr. Noelle Nelson
    “We couldn’t do anything to save it. Your house is ash.” Words you never want to hear. That your beloved home was incinerated in a wildfire. Or flattened by a tornado. Pulverized by a hurricane. Washed away by a torrential flood. The book looks at what to expect emotionally, physically, and mentally during the early days and months after a catastrophe, where and how to ask for help amid the shock and grief, and how, despite a life-changing event, we can rise from the ashes, stronger and better t... more
  • At Death Do Us Part: A Grieving Widower Heals After Losing his Wife to Breast Cancer

    by Frederick Marx

    When everything slips away, what do you hold on to?

    A beautifully written memoir that doesn't blink from talking about the death of a loved one. It is unapologetic, un-euphemistic, and unafraid.Following a long fight with cancer, Tracy's death ended their thirteen-year marriage. In the months immediately following his loss, Frederick Marx writes about their time together, falling in love, their shortcomings, and how they made each other better people. Marx recounts his relations... more

  • Rites to a Good Life: Everyday Rituals of Healing and Transformation

    by Frederick Marx
    Every normal human lifespan contains passages that deserve attention, intention, and ritual. This book shows us how we can do that with minimal disruption to our normal lives and without the need for teachers, ministers, or gurus. This isn't a religious book. All beliefs and non-beliefs are welcome. Readers will leave with practical suggestions for living a more meaningful life each and every moment. Chapters end with a list on "what you need to do now".
  • Suit to Saddle: Cycling to Self-Discovery on the Southern Tier

    by Larry Walsh

    "Your job has been eliminated." In other words, you're unemployed, out of work, and desperate to find a new purpose. When US Army veteran Larry Walsh heard those words, his world was turned upside down. With a desire to move beyond unemployment, create an exciting new future for himself, and push past his limits, he decides to fulfill his lifelong dream to bike across the country.

    He purchases a Surly Disc Trucker touring bike and begins his 3,120-mile ride of the Southern... more

  • The Darkness Within a Memoir

    by Drew Paige
    The Darkness Within is a memoir of survival and resilience, an unflinching look into the life of a woman named Drew, who was verbally, physically, and covertly sexualized by her own father. At a young age, Drew began to demonstrate traits of mental illness but did not understand how the abuse was affecting her development. The years and abuse took their toll as she began to question her own self-worth. She went through much of her life protecting the secrets that she held inside of all that... more
  • The Roar of Ordinary

    by J. C. Foster
    Coping with loss can be challenging for a lifetime. Jack thinks he may find some relief on the other side of the world. He doesn’t know for sure, but he makes the trek anyway. His destination has a tortured past, but it may hold secrets that can sooth a burdened mind. Along the way the protagonist dreams of what brought him to the here and now. It’s family, though just an ordinary one, that provided incentive, privilege, and opportunity. Events, experiences, faces, and conversations flash by.... more
  • Memory Road Trip

    by KRISTA MARSON
    MEMORY ROAD TRIP is a compendium of travel stories ranging from the sublime to the surreal as told by a money-strapped traveler who gallivanted around the globe on a proverbial shoestring. The journey down memory road is a heartfelt excursion into the past that takes armchair explorers on an odyssey of life, love, and loneliness. The circuitous path is full of philosophical nooks and crannies, and many stories get told from the bottom of a psychological well. Readers will join this intrepid Gen ... more
  • Extended Horizon Reflections

    by Jeff Jackson
    I describe the out-of-the-ordinary life that I've lived and share some of what I've learned along the way. I describe being a teenage soldier, husband, and father and an incredible health-scare with our newborn. A season of life living as a missionary with my family in another country, and then being diagnosed with a terminal disease that changed the trajectory of my life.
  • hotels and resorts

    by aby jose

    Winterfeel Hotels and Resorts is a big part of Kerala tourism also India and abroad. We are in the limelight for the tourism industry and to enhance the vision of tourism as well. In the first phase, seven beautiful destinations are held with ongoing projects in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, with secure 4-star facilities. The second phase is waiting for 20 great projects. Winterfeels is a thriving vacation ownership ... more

  • Life Goes On: Wait, wait. There's more to the story!

    by John E. Budzinski

    What do you say to Saint Peter as he escords you to see THE BOSS - to talk about your Permanent Record - your legacy? Where you just a victim of circumstances, or is there more to the story...?

  • A Watch in the Night: The story of Pomquet Island's last lightkeeping family

    by Ruth Edgett
    "A Watch in the Night: The story of Pomquet Island's last lightkeeping family" chronicles the struggles of one Nova Scotia family to survive on a tiny windswept island without running water, electricity, or reliable communication with the mainland. For thirty-six years, George and Ruth Millar tended the Pomquet Island light, raised generations of livestock, brought up their six children, and lived through violent storms and other weather disasters. "A Watch in the Night" is not a dry account of ... more
  • Medical Diver

    by Len Starbeck
    What on earth is a medical diver? Someone who practices medicine underwater? Leonard Starbeck served for over 28 years in the U.S. Navy and Marines, and in this fascinating memoir he answers that very question. Follow along as he tells stories of his many adventures travelling the world as an Independent Medical Diver (DMT/IDC) and a tactical medic, and more recently as a surgical nurse and Merchant Marine Medical Service Officer.
  • Barking at the Moon

    by Tracy Beckerman
    Undeterred by her inability to keep a houseplant alive, Tracy Beckerman decides her family just isn’t complete without a dog. But when Riley comes into their lives, they realize they got a lot more than they bargained for. From tracking wet cement through the house to shredding the family’s underwear, Riley is a one-dog wrecking ball. Add in the challenge of trying to housebreak a dog in a hurricane and you have a recipe for chaos. But Riley also brings something else into the family. A sweet... more
  • Like a Dandelion in the Wind

    by Andrea Johns
    Andrea endured many hardships in her life while travelling around Australia with her lovable rascal of a father. She was taught cunningness, survival, love, gambling, hunting and fishing, unlike any education you get from sitting in a classroom. Taken out of school at barely 13, she lost count of how many schools she attended in her mere 5 years of education. Engaged at15,married at 16 and a mother at 17. War and the traumatic birth of her second child only made her stronger. Evacuated to London... more
  • Just Being Alive: A Memoir of Struggle and Self-acceptance

    by Steven M. Wetstein
    From the moment in kindergarten when he joined his class in singing If You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands— and felt ashamed that he wasn’t happy—Steven Wetstein knew he was different. Shy, alone and afraid, but bright, he made it through grade school, but was lost in adulthood. Bombing out of college, and without job skills, he made a scant living as a cook. Estrangement from his family followed, and he never had an intimate relationship or built a circle of friends. This was partly du... more
  • Natālija

    by Valda Zalums Gebhart

    A young Latvian woman, responsible for the safety of her parents, her sister and their nursing children, leads the family’s remarkable journey of escape ahead the Soviet Army advancing on Rīga and into the clutches of the retreating German Army. Natālija is brave story rich in human emotion.  It is a memoir of survival, irreconcilable love, and heart wrenching loss as the Petrockis family is dispatched to a series of German labor camps before liberation by American fo... more

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