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  • Short Hair Detention: Memoir of a Thirteen-Year-Old Girl Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

    by Channy Chhi Laux
    Short Hair Detention is a true story recounting the intimate details of a thirteen-year-old Cambodian girl and her journey through the devastating years of the Cambodian genocide (1975 -1979). It progresses from the first six months of starvation to the agonizing moments when the Khmer Rouge separated her from her parents and how she learned to survive year-round unforgiving conditions. Throughout the journey, she experienced constant reminders to keep faith in God and to not lose hope that he... more
  • Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There's a Will, There's a Way....

    by Cheryl Aguiar

    Cheryl and her husband, Jim rescue a pair of Great Horned Owl babies after tragedy leaves the family homeless. The frightened little owlets are left unprotected and stranded on the ground; unable to defend themselves from predators that roam the woods. After seeking advice from a professional, Cheryl and Jim attempt the dangerous task of relocating the owlets and provide the family with a new home. The adult Great Horned Owls also known as raptors with a reputation of being extremely aggressi... more

  • A Practical Guide to Forgiveness From an Impractical Survivor

    by Christie Page
    The road to forgiveness is not an easy one, but I am going to share a little known secret about forgiveness.. There is a requirement that no-one talks about. It is the foundation from where forgiveness no longer remains a word but becomes an action.
  • 128 Days and Counting

    by Honore Nolting
    128 Days is a vivid and detailed account of a young couple during a cancer diagnosis and their relationship during the most difficult time of their lives. Honore and her husband, Tom, who went through chemo, an operation, and a difficult adjustment period, come alive in these pages as a loving and upbeat couple who are as familiar as your best friends. They are strong and scared, normal and quirky, determined and silly. Excerpts from the blog written during Tom’s cancer answer many questions abo... more
  • Not Just a Number

    by Dorota Nigro
    The book highlights the dangers America's men and women face from industrial pollutants. It's also a compelling personal story about a young girl who left Communist Poland, embraced the opportunities of America and, against the odds, successfully fought the justice when tragedy struck at the heart of her family.
  • The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About: How I Let My Pornography Addiction Hurt People and Destroy Relationships

    by Joshua Shea

    Joshua Shea was a regional magazine publisher and local politician beloved by all...until they learned of his long-held secret addiction. One man's journey to rock bottom with pornography addiction is examined several years into his recovery in this cautionary tale.

  • The Girl from Spaceship Earth

    by Patricia Ravasio
    This is the true story of a life intertwined with the utopian ideas of a mysterious and brilliant American genius. A mind-blowing two-day interview with iconic futurist Buckminster Fuller in 1982 Chicago leads an overeager advertising copywriter to promise she’ll share his urgent messages with the world. When his dire predictions come true on America’s worst day (9/11) she must face up to her commitment, which morphs into obsession thanks to unsettling discoveries she makes in Bucky's ar... more
  • Everest Strong: Reaching New Heights with Chronic Illness

    by Rob Besecker
    From the time Rob Besecker was a little boy, he was strong. The youngest child in a dysfunctional family, he threw himself into sports at an early age--and found he excelled at them. Athletics became his world, and by his junior year, his mailbox was stuffed with scholarship offers from university football programs from across the US. And then his body started to unravel--and everything changed. First, Rob fractured his back, ending his college football career before it could even begin. Next... more
  • This Does Not Leave This House

    by Jewel Hart
    How does a little girl survive an abusive mother, Catholic school, rape, and a near-death experience? Raised by an abusive, narcissistic mother (who once tried to trick her into having an abortion), Julie Coons was also raped in college by a stranger and later married an abusive man who threatened to kill her if she ever tried to leave. Suffering from physical and mental torment resulting in very low self-esteem, Julie often felt so completely alone during the many struggles of her life ... more
  • Finding the Bunny

    by Samantha Paris
    Samantha Paris’s "Finding the Bunny" is an engaging and heart-warming combination of memoir, business book, inspirational story and inside look at today’s most ubiquitous, most influential, and most invisible art. Through narration, flashback, inner monologue, and snappy laugh-out-loud dialogue that moves seamlessly from past to present and professional to personal and back again, Finding the Bunny artfully peels back the curtain on the fascinating world of voice-over, and much more. With un... more
  • The Big Yank - Memoir of a Boy Growing Up Irish

    by JP Sexton
    It is a coming of age story about my life as a young boy in Ireland. I had strange (many might say "crazy") parents and being the eldest of five children, I took the brunt of their abuse and felt like little more than an unpaid farmhand. Despite the absence of any parental love and the over abundance of constant ridicule, I learned to fend for myself and was determined to "go it alone."
  • The Comet's Tail: A Memoir of No Memory

    by Amy Nawrocki
    At age nineteen, Amy Nawrocki returned from her first year of college, scribbled a few notes in her journal, and took a terrifying summer trip. She remembers one night of disorientation, then nothing until Christmas, when awareness slowly restarts. The Comet’s Tail is the story of these missing months: the seizures and fever spikes, the deep nothing of coma, and the unexpected, dramatic recovery. Memory is recreated around EEG transcripts and doctors’ notes, family vigils and blurry Polaroids. F... more
  • Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue of Vietnam

    by C. L. Hoang

    Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees recaptures my recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was my first time going back to my ancestral homeland in over 40 years, since I’d left there in the 1970's. The book retraces the highlights of the trip: Saigon, my former hometown in the south; Hoi-An, the best preserved medieval port in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the countr... more

  • I Want to Be a Teacher

    by Cathine G. Scott, Ph.D.
    Everyone knows that educators should be competent and well qualified, but what about caring for the students?<p> In life, when the boss cares about employees, they are more productive, and Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph.D., knows that the same is true in the classroom.<p> She looks back at her career as an educator, from her first job to earning her doctorate of philosophy degree to sharing lessons learned from teaching students of all ages at home and abroad. Throughout the book, you w... more
  • To the Fire of Normandy and Beyond

    by Frank Kozol
    Frank Kozol “Paul Kramer”, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII is the eyes and ears for the reader on what it was like to leave home and go off to War. While he’s changed the names of the people he served with, everything he writes about is true. As he takes the reader on his journey to serve his country from leaving his family and neighborhood for Registration to returning as an honorably discharged WWII veteran, the author describes his day to day adventures which lead to unexpected ser... more
  • It's the Coach's Fault

    by Lauritz Raymond Ingram

    A boy grows up in a broken family in Philadelphia. He gets in trouble and is sent to a reform school. There he finds the game of basketball. He pursues the dream of becoming a player and learns that the coaches behind us in every facet of our lives help us to become whoever and whatever we are. He decides to try and become one of those coaches. There are triumphs, failures and even disasters along his journey. He learns the lesson that sometimes all we can do is... all we can do.