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  • An Unlikely Season: Destined, From Tykes to Titans, A Season Unbound

    by J.R. Wirth
    In the fall of 1977 there was an aura about the night, the likes which none had ever experienced. It was just another Friday night; or was it? The Gladiators of Gladstone High School were set to kick a late field goal to solidify a brilliant come from behind victory. See what happens when you bring together a group of disgruntled senior football players with a class of upstart juniors, and coaches on their last attempt at greatness? Magic perhaps? These three stories are told from unique perspec... more
  • Lance: A Spirit Unbroken

    by walter stoffel
    Unique rescue of a unique, semi-feral dog that had lived outside 24/7 for first 10 years of his life.
  • Uncivil Commitment: A Memoir of my Daughter's Struggles with Bipolar Disorder and the Mental Health System

    by Thea Amidov Esperanza
    Hearing the door lock behind you is inconceivable. There is no fixed sentence, no deliberation by a jury, yet the locks and barred windows are real. The legal term is ‘involuntary civil commitment,’ yet too frequently there is nothing civil about the “healing” experience. In this memoir, Thea Amidov Esperanza invites the reader along on an unsettling journey following Serafina, her artist daughter, from bipolar diagnosis, drug trials, electric shock treatment, to near-fatal suicide attempt... more
  • The First Taste Belongs to the Gods

    by Delta Donohue
    The First Taste Belongs to the Gods is a deeply personal collection of stories and poetic reflections chronicling 7 years of going back and forth to India and the interior journey it prompted. This unconventional, poignant travelogue/memoir will have you laughing, crying and asking yourself, "What life do I dream of?"
  • Miracle on Hammertown Road

    by Jim "Bubba" Bay
    Every night after work as a landscaper, Jim "Bubba" Bay went for a walk. But on the night of November 15, 2009, while walking on Hammertown Road in Pine Plains, New York, Bubba fell 14 feet head-first into gully, breaking 23 bones, including 11 ribs, 10 vertebrae, his skull and left scapula. After a day in intensive care, the doctors induced a coma. Bubba survived, and when he awoke from the coma, he began to tell his family and friends about his remarkable visions on the edge of death. After a ... more
  • From Fat to Fabulous

    by Betty Lou Sweeney
    Quite naturally, I do not remember the start of my life. No one remembers the day they were born or those first couple of years. I was lucky to have a much older sister who was willing to fill me in on that time span. I was born on March 7, 1940, and according to my older sister Delores, this was two months earlier than I was supposed to have arrived. I was told I spent my first few weeks wrapped up in a shoe box and placed on the open oven door to keep me warm. Grandma Mannerud was elected to b... more
  • From Soul Singing to Opera Soup

    by Dr. Lori Brown Mirabal
    With lots of amusing surprises along the way, Lori Mirabal?s first book tells the heart warming and inspirational story about how she became an award-winning opera singer and performed throughout the world. This book is appropriate for young readers (from Grades 3-6), those who are young at heart and as a read-aloud to younger grades.
  • Living Proof

    by Yvette Cabrera
    Living Proof is a real, insightful, honest, and yet, strongly informative story of how a young woman?s personal experiences through the U.S. public education system equipped her with the knowledge and tools that would unknowingly lead her later in life to recognize an issue of discrimination, resulting in the dissonance between the disabled and general populations. Where it has now lead her to embark on the road of sharing her story with YOU by writing this book to promote more awareness in rega... more
  • Reenactment of a Killer and Serial Rapist

    by Helen Stockford
    This is the true story of Helen Stockford. In 1987, Mark Shirley was convicted of and jailed for the ritualized murder of sixty-seven-year-old widow Mary Wainwright. After serving many years in prison, he was released on March 20, 2009. He then broke into the home of thirty-nine-year-old Helen Stockford, where he attempted to recreate the crime perpetrated on Wainwright twenty-two years before. In Reenactment of a Killer and Serial Rapist, Stockford narrates the true story of her battle against ... more
  • Not What I Expected

    by Bokara Legendre
    Not What I Expected is a beautifully crafted memoir of adventure and seeking, the world crossing journey of an artist and journalist. It is one of those rare documents that emerges only from hard sleuthing through old trunks in storage, file cabinets, photo albums, and yellowing letters. It is also an account of a survivor of being raised during the gilded years of the first half of the 20th Century. At first glance, it is a story of great privilege, partying among the upper levels of New York s... more
  • For Country

    by Donald G. Bartling
    A study of history shows us that a Nation is only as strong as the will of its citizens to fight for it. America has been tested many times over in its relatively short history. From the Revolutionary War on down to the present conflicts in the Middle East, the majority of the American citizens were willing to place their lives and futures in danger to preserve and build the future of this Nation. Even when the requirements of the military required the use of conscription in order to meet the ne... more
  • Angel on the Wing

    by Joan M. Zeller
    In Angel on the Wing, Joan Zeller shares how she survived a plane crash that took sixty-five lives in February 1959. She was a stewardess on American Airlines Flight 320, returning to New York from Chicago. Close to midnight on that foggy, cold evening, the plane crashed into the choppy waters of the East River on approach to LaGuardia Airport. Joan Zeller?s memoir vividly brings to life the events of the crash, the peril passengers and crew experienced following impact, the time spent in the fr... more
  • I Think I'm Alright: A Collection of Personal Essays

    by Peter Ash
    This collection of personal essays explore different topics, from growing up as an only child, dealing with an anxiety disorder and confronting the self-narrative I’ve told myself and how it has held me back. As a thirty-something professional still trying to figure out who I am, I started writing reflection pieces to help me process my thoughts and feelings, as well as a way of exploring parts of myself I hadn't dare to confront before. It has been incredibly therapeutic for me, and althoug... more
  • Wild Road Home: Memoir of an Adventuress

    by Christina Nealson
    It wasn’t a difficult choice. Following five years on the road Christina Nealson faced an ultimatum: stop traveling or her marriage would end. She had hit her stride during those years, as writing and photography converged with her naturalist self and led her deep into the wild; she wasn’t about to go domestic. She traded the motorhome and husband for a 4WD pickup and a nineteen-foot travel trailer and headed solo for Alaska. Wild Road Home is the story of a courageous unfolding, from the icy wa... more
  • Letters From the Love Room: Mapping the Landscape of Loss

    by Corinne Martin
    After the death of a beloved 102 year old aunt, Corinne Martin explores the landscape of loss and learns more about her aunt, rediscovers their intriguing family, falls in love with her home ground again, and begins to heal. In the arduous trek through loss and letting go, Martin discovers that all love rooms intersect in the heart, and that our beloveds are never torn away.
  • The Colors of My Life~Short Stories and Poems

    by JL LeGerrette

    These stories and poems are reflections of the zany, humorous, and true situations that she either fell into or created because of the way that she categorized information in her mind. The main consistency in her childhood was the familiar voice in her head which helped her reason and maneuver through the complexities of life. This created some funny life lessons along the way that will make you laugh, or sometimes bring a tear to your eye as you navigate the memories in her heart, and possib... more

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