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by Aidan McNally
TWO sons TOO many, take the authors journey of life from childhood to troubled teenager in the early chapters as a commercial fisherman ina life of crime and violence. Through prison and treatment he finds strength to progress strongly and fearlessly into fatherhood at 20. the author travels the globe in his chosen profession to share with us some experiences around the world within the fishing industry.
Though many happy times and escapades, Aidan brings us to harsh realities, pla... more
by Marianne AleckThe Liberty Club is a non-fiction, layered family memoir that follows a Greek and a French family through three generations, spanning over 100 years. It's an immigrant story, a war story, a love story, and a true story. The riveting tales take the reader on a roller coaster ride of emotion, becoming intimately involved with the characters courage and ingenuity, their triumphs and defeats, The bulk takes place during the era of the Greatest Generation, including amazing detailed accounts by para... more
by Rachel G. CarringtonAuthor Rachel G. Carrington lays no claim to lofty jobs, higher education, nor grand accomplishments except for a love-filled, multifaceted, family-oriented, poverty-to-plenty life. In The Early Years, the first in a series, she shares her story. As a young teenager, just entering high school in the small town of Denton, Kentucky, Carrington planned to attend college and become a teacher. With coursework geared toward college attendance, she was offered a lucrative scholarship that would help h... more
by pritam singh mahnaMy father was born in a very poor family in that he had to undertake the job of domestic servant. This day, my next generation comprises, PG Doctors, Manager and Lawyer all with the hard work put in by my father, me, my wife and my next generation. We had migrated to Indkia from West Punjab (Pakistan) due to partition and consequent riots We have now very well established ourselves..
by Theresa Mathews
FISHING WITH HYENAS is a love story between girlie girl Theresa and commercial fisherman Captain Bart, who convinces her to crew on a ninety-two-foot tuna boat plying the North Pacific Ocean. Trading cashmere and high heels for raingear and rubber boots, she becomes a deckhand, confined for three months at a time, thousands of miles from anywhere. Bart’s tight group of fishermen—the Hyenas—become her extended family, but no one explains what appalling weather and haulin... more
by Amy D. BrooksFor nearly a decade, a novelist wrote gripping, scandalous, and often disturbing fiction using her life as a canvas and herself as the protagonist in a massive web of lies. In this revealing memoir by author Amy D. Brooks, the complex untruths told by the young woman to disguise a tragic mental state declining into drug addiction and alcoholism are deconstructed in shocking honesty. The confessions of a pathological liar who married a stranger, held jobs qualified for with phantom degrees, a... more
by Amy D. BrooksAmy D. Brooks, author of My Name is Amelia, and I’m a Sociopath, comes forward in this sophomore memoir four years into sobriety to speak candidly and sincerely about the heartbreaking, perplexing, and sometimes enlightening struggle of managing a dual-diagnosis. She reveals the insanity of being a bipolar alcoholic, its compulsions and repercussions, and shares her inspiring story of survival and recovery.
by Ericka Harris
This memoir is about my personal relationship with God and how He showed me that I must learn how to trust Him when I am out of my comfort zone. The relationship with God and others, as well as the events that allowed me to grow spiritually was relevant then as it still is today.
by Chivvis MooreOn a fateful evening in 1978, Chivvis Moore, living as a carpenter in California, stops by the house of an architect friend. “What if I wrote to Hassan Fathy?” Chivvis suggests, eager to meet the Egyptian author of the influential Architecture for the Poor. Less than three months later, Chivvis arrives in Cairo knowing virtually nothing about the culture and religion of the predominantly Muslim Middle East. What begins as a trip to meet Hassan Fathy becomes a 16-year odyssey that stretches f... more
by Bert Geiger
Albert Geiger's autobiography tells of a lifetime in the fashion industry. From his humble start as a milliner to his illustrious work in couture clothing, Bert's many successes in design are owed to his indomitable motivation to have his own fashion label. His styles outlived the trends of the times, from the conservative cuts of the forties to the rebellious “Disco Daze” and beyond. Classic lines and casual elegance distinguished Bert’s designs, resulting in c... more
by Jennifer CokenWhen I Die, Take My Panties is a wake-up call about the personal transformation that can come from tragedy and what can be learned along the way. Jennifer takes us through her journey of her mother dying from ovarian cancer in 2011. Death forced her to face a harsh reality: So often you want to control life – and the truth is you can’t. To find true peace, you must come to terms with people and situations as they are, not as you wish them to be. When I Die, Take My Panties takes the reader th... more
by Emily Christensen, PhDHow much can a life change in just five years? For Emily Christensen, that span began with her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and ended with the adoption of six children with special needs. But the highs and lows between those two points are almost too hard to believe: enduring cochlear implant surgeries, meeting and marrying the man of her dreams, grieving the death of both of her parents, becoming a chaplain, and fostering more than seventy children. At th... more
by Ushka DeviElle Devina is a South African-born performing artist with legs that go all the way up to her armpits. After a wild-romance crash on the Wild Coast, she travels to Europe with a broken heart and a dream of glittering stardom. India was never on her agenda! The ordainer who controls the fate of souls according to their prarabdhakarma was making other plans. At the age of 27, she is drawn into the psychedelic trance scene of that grand enchantress, Goa, in the early 80s. Like the sky-dancing Daki... more
by Cheryl B. Evans
2017 Bronze Medal Winner in Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child is a true and honest parenting memoir about one family’s journey to discovering the son they never knew they had.
Cheryl and her husband Jim had two daughters born four years apart. Their eldest, Mariah was a girly girl who loved pink, Barbie dolls and playing dress up. Her younger s... more
by Pamela Varma BrownFour months after Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, pulling the United States into World War II, Yoshiko Kawaguchi’s life changed. She, her three siblings, their parents and 120,000 other Japanese Americans, were imprisoned by the U.S. government, perceived as threats to national security due solely to their Japanese ancestry. Forced to live for five months in a horse stall, then two years behind barbed wire in an internment camp in Arkansas, Yoshiko and her family learned they could survive anyt... more
by Pamela Varma BrownHarry T. Yamanaka’s charming anecdotes of growing up one of 13 children on Kauai in the 1930s and 1940s. Join him as he makes his own fishing canoe with comical results; walks along a mile-long road at night with the ghost of Felix; and learns how to use the first telephone ever installed in the tiny sugar plantation camp where he spent his childhood. Feel Harry's growing connection with his parents, who immigrated to Kauai from Japan in the early 1900s.