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  • Fly Fishing in a Thunderstorm

    by Michael Boyajian
    Join the author as he recalls a lifetime of fishing stories
  • Under the Pump

    by Josh Francis
    Of all the occupations where you are required to interact with people, customer service is probably the one where you get to see the greatest variety of characters. This is especially true when working at a service station – the servo. As a console operator, there are plenty of opportunities to see the myriad of society, both the good and the bad. Under the Pump is a compilation of anecdotes, ranging from the comical to the morbid, and about the many events that occurred during the author’s tim... more
  • Writing in Wet Cement

    by Jayne Lisbeth
    Writing In Wet Cement ​is an intimate portrait which joins together the tapestry of life from the ‘60s era of sex, drugs and rock and roll through the hippie and feminist movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s to our current era. Ms Lisbeth’s journey takes the reader from her privileged childhood in New York where tragic loss is suffered. The journey continues from Vermont to Massachusetts and California to her current home in the Tampa Bay area. The deep enduring womenship of friends and their recognit... more
  • Boarding School Bastard. A memoir. Childhood in an orphanage for fatherless boys

    by alan sharavsky
    A deaf widow leaves her eight-year-old son at an orphanage, hoping he'll find a better life than she can provide on a sweatshop paycheck. She dreams that Girard College, a boarding school for fatherless boys, will be his Camelot. What she doesn't know is that child abuse, anti-Semitism, pedophilia, and bullying await him. And he doesn't know whether his mother is ever coming back, or if he'll have to run away. Boarding School Bastard is the moving memoir of a frightening yet fascinating childhoo... more
  • The Will of Heaven: An Inspiring True Story About Elephants, Alcoholism, and Hope

    by Debbie Ethell
    THE WILL OF HEAVEN is the powerful true story of how one woman overcame a debilitating addiction−rising from the courtrooms of her past to the grass plains of Kenya as a conservation research scientist. It was there she could finally fulfill her lifelong dream of working with wild elephants. Debbie Ethell became obsessed by a group of elephants in Kenya when she was eight years old after seeing them on a PBS nature show. Over the next several years, her obsession grew−until a group of school ... more
  • Bittersweet Memories: The Life Story of an Immigrant Daughter

    by Barbara Hussmann Long
    When the young daughter of a German scientist is transplanted to America, her new life is fraught with painful circumstances. Isolation, divorce, and mental illness impact her formative years, while the devastation of war and the challenge of life in a new country reveal the best and worst of human nature. With fear her constant companion, carried by forces within and beyond herself, she survives and thrives. This is her story. Through it all, she comes to realize that everyone struggles, bu... more
  • Single, Again, and Again, and Again...

    by Louisa Pateman

    In this heartfelt memoir, Louisa Pateman outpours her hopes and aspirations, her loves and her losses, as she recites her quest to find her happily ever after. For years, she diligently tried to fulfil her life plan; the path set by society—find her soulmate, get married and have children—but things didn’t go as planned…​

    Following a string of failed relationships, and continual revisions to her life plan, she found herself single in her mid-thirties wonder... more

  • Born and Raised in Sawdust

    by Lewis Thigpen
    Born and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years is the deeply moving autobiography of Lewis Thigpen as a black boy growing up in a loving family in a small, tight knit community in the deep South during the extremely segregated Jim Crow era. It captures his life on the farm and in school in a revealing, instructive, yet colorful way despite the discrimination he encountered. Fearful of being a farm worker or common laborer for the rest of his life, he joined the U.S. Army... more
  • WWII + VI

    by Johan Zwaan
    A kid' s memories of war and postwar I wrote this book on June 6, 2019, 75 years after D-day, the greatest invasion the world has ever seen. Seven thousand ships, 150.000 troops, 4,000 American and British deaths on the very first day! The courage of the men, who jumped from the landing ships into the sea, sometimes drowning with their heavy equipment, and stormed the beaches under heavy fire from machine guns, rifles and artillery salvos, is unimaginable. I can't stop thinking about it today wi... more
  • Married a Hiker, Got a Cowboy

    by Nancy W. Brown
    If there has been one theme in Nancy W. Brown’s life, it is enjoying where her outdoor adventures have carried her over the years. In this memoir, she celebrates her lifelong love of nature, beginning with her upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1940s and 1950s. As a girl, she was introduced to the natural world. Her grandfather was a respected science teacher and photographer in Southern California, and he passed his talents down. Much of her time was spent outdoors with ot... more
  • Piazza San Giovanni Numero 8

    by Jules Wilson
    Piazza San Giovanni is in Cori, a small agricultural town with a history that spans before Rome was built, perched on a hillside where the people are better known for their clan name and whether they are from the Monte or the Valle. Cori is about fifty odd kilometers from Rome, and living in Cori became an unbelievable experience. This book came to life after keeping a sort of diary for the updates on e-mail. I was alone with just relatives and a whole new group of people in my life. The update... more
  • Your Food, My Adventure

    by Philip E. Bradshaw
    Rick Marrs, Ph.D., has been a soul care provider for decades, first as a Christian counselor and licensed psychologist, then as a pastor and seminary professor. He has taught Christ-centered soul care to thousands of counselors and pastors. "Phil Bradshaw and I are both Illinois farmers who share a passion for the land and a desire to help feed a growing global population. I have had the pleasure of working with Phil on many issues during my career, especially while serving as the US Secretary o... more
  • The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles: Memoirs, Motown, and Music

    by PAUL B ALLEN III
    Pour yourself a cup and join world-renowned singer/songwriter Paul B Allen III as he takes you on a journey through his life-long love affair with music. For over five decades, the world swooned at the rich, smooth, sexy tenor of Paul B Allen III – Number One hit songwriter and internationally acclaimed lead vocalist of Raw Sugar, The T-Byrd Gordon Band, and of course The Platters. All across the world, Paul led show-stopping performances for Presidents and royalty – experiences from which he ... more
  • The Lucky One

    by Sherry V. Ostroff
    Ita was born in the wrong place at the wrong time. The place was the former Pale of Settlement which was a large swath of land in western Russia where Jews were forced to live for centuries. The year was 1918 and Russia was in the midst of two revolutions. The first occurred with the abdication of the last tsar of Russia culminating in his execution. The second was the bloody civil war that ensued for control of the country. Ita was caught in the middle during this time of great political and... more
  • I Said I Can Do It, I Did It and So Can You

    by Dave McEwen
    The human body is a wondrous work of nature and is limited in what it can do mainly by the mind itself. In 1976 the author was working at his “dream job” with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and planning his upcoming wedding. While returning from an event tied to that wedding, he was a passenger in a terrible car crash that left him disabled and changed his life forever. This book covers some of the struggles that he went through and the adaptations that can be made when one takes con... more
  • Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina

    by John "Gene" E. Dawson

    In the 1930s, John "Gene" E. Dawson was a shy, insecure boy who had been born to a struggling Iowa farm family during the Great Depression. In his memoir, Farm Boy, City Girl: From Gene to Miss Gina, Gene first recalls his years as a "Farm Boy," when he and his brothers worked alongside their parents as soon as they were able and attended country school. But life wasn't all work and school, and he writes about his love for and time with his extended Irish... more

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