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by Vivian Witkind DavisPaper Heirloom follows a shy girl from a difficult early childhood to her twenties. "Lucky from the age of five," the author navigated her teen and early adult years with the support of a large, successful Ohio family. Readers interested in the turbulent nineteen-sixties will be especially interested.
by Robert W. BradshawAs an eighteen-year-old young man, Frank B. Bradshaw Jr. served in World War II as a sailor in the Merchant Marine Corps from 1944 to 1946. In Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor, Robert W. Bradshaw presents a collection of letters his father, Frank, wrote to his parents during a two-year period. It was a dangerous time in history when mariners died at a rate of one in twenty-four, the highest rate of casualties of any service.
by Katherine Agranovich, Ph.D.
When Katherine Agranovich hypnotizes her daughter Jessica to pass a math quiz, the teenager reports seeing two angels who give her sage advice. With that, the gates of consciousness fly open and the realm of spirit bursts through, propelling the Agranovich clan on a rollercoaster ride full of mystical visions, spiritual insights and shocking premonitions.
But are they ready?
This book takes readers inside the large, loud Agranovich household, where otherworldly encounters are acce... more
by Melanie CoronetzThis book explores how one woman's search for identity in middle age brought her into the show ring at Madison Square Garden for the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. After trying and discarding several careers, she buys a schipperke she names Mercury. Learning the ropes of showing a dog was a huge challenge. Meanwhile, her marriage slumped toward indifference. What happens with Mercury and the other dogs in her life, makes this a lively, touching and occasionally sad read for dog... more
by John David Miller
"One of the most original and well-crafted books I've read in a long time!” (5 stars) Cody Brighton--Goodreads
While returning from a trip to the Coral Sea, the author randomly purchases a piece of land in the Appalachian Mountains he has never seen and knew nothing about. Shortly after closing he finds his mother's maiden name scribbled on the bottom corner of the plat. This leads to the shocking... more
by Janet Louise AdlerInspiring and heartwarming, as well as informative, Love Those Horses: Follow Your Dream is the true story of an eighteen-year-old girl who learned about a top equestrian school in England, and participated in their elite program with the goal of becoming a Horsemaster and British Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI), The story includes incidents of students, horses and riders, steeplechases, and even a haunted mansion. The book also contains information about horse care, stable management... more
by Cheryl KrkocThis book traces the roots of our family coming to America. Most of my grandparents came from Slovenia but immigrated to Argentina after American immigration standards became more restrictive.A few relatives found their way to America over the years. And this is their story... Sentiment is a memoir about the author's life growing up with her immigrant grandparents, an eccentric and passionate father,a fragile mother, and other extended family in the Chicago area in the 1950's. The author's sensu... more
by Yolanda De IuliisTo make one think is to change a generation, to build one thought is to grow a better world. In The Memoirs of 'I', De Iuliis covers the years 2014 to 2015, providing a daily encounter with her writings, visions, dreams and thoughts, allowing you to see the world from a different perspective. Philosophical and soulful, these memoirs offer an account of a character struggling to self reflect on a daily basis, presenting a wonderful insight into the mind of a thinker. This is a book that s... more
by Samita SarkarSamita Sarkar thought she was destined to spend her entire life running. Never giving herself a moment’s rest, she studied hard and graduated from university with top grades, and then promptly began a tireless job search. But although she thought that she had done everything by the book, life still hadn’t given her any answers. She knew that God had a plan, but what was it? Stricken with anxiety while facing midsummer heat and sizable life decisions, the thrifty twenty-something Canadian... more
by Andy BigfordIn a 55-year filmmaking career, Warren Miller became known as skiing's greatest ambassador and as the godfather of action-sports filmmaking. Now here's the rest of his extraordinary life story, and what happened behind the camera is even more remarkable than what you saw on the big screen.
by Mickey ThomasAt the age of fifteen Mickey loses his older brother who is killed in a car accident; an accident that took split second timing for two cars to come in contact on a remote highway in rural Iowa. At age twenty he arrives in Vietnam as a Marine infantryman. The Grass Swale is a section of a trail in Vietnam that changes the lives of six Marines, including the author, who lives with the mental anguish and nightmares caused by post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The walk with Mickey down the gras... more
by K.D. SandersThe story is about a dream of a teenager who wants to become a rock star drummer, He moved from Florida to California in search of fame and fortune to capture his dream. He found a band and played gigs around the San Francisco Bay area then moved to Los Angeles to make it in the music business. After months of playing in the band, determined to make it as a musician, not letting any obstacle stand in his way, even to go so far as living in his van. The band broke up and moved back to San Francis... more
by Anthony Papa
"This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency" is a riveting, compelling tale about the life of activist, writer and artist Anthony Papa. He tells firsthand of his experience of returning home after serving 12 years of a 15-to-life sentence for a non-violent drug crime sentenced under the mandatory provisions of the Rockefeller Drug Laws of New York State. In 1997 he was granted executive clemency by New York Governor George Pataki. Papa says that the freedom he fought so hard to get, ... more
by William BairdDear Rita is a love story gleaned from the letters of a young Marine during World War II. These letters, and the hand-drawn illustrations on the accompanying envelopes, give a uniquely candid look into the passionate love and steadfast devotion that kept this Marine going in the throes of war. Preserved for 70 years, the letters were kept private, read only by George and Rita, until Rita’s passing in 2014. Now, the abridged letters - supplemented with anecdotes from George’s own oral history of ... more
by Margaret H. Essebaggers DopirakThis story, a memoir, delves into the mind and heart of a little girl who lived in two different worlds - one, of her white-skinned privileged American missionary parents, and the other, of the brown-skinned Indian people in whose country they lived and worked, and into which she was born. The missionary lifestyle and the work of her parents are described through the eyes of the author, who spent all but 3 years of her childhood in India when it was still under British rule. In her first f... more
by Carter NiemeyerCarter Niemeyer has followed wolves – and captured many – since he helped reintroduce them in the Northern Rockies in the mid-1990s. In his second memoir, Wolf Land, he takes us across the rugged West as he tracks wolves, shares in their lives, and seeks middle ground for these iconic animals, both on the land and in our hearts.