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  • Choosing Life: One man’s journey through alcoholism and depression to wellness and self-discovery

    by Blue Andrews
    Addiction and avoidance. Feeling inferior and isolating. Even though Blue Andrews went from food stamps to a million dollars, had an amazing family and many supportive friends, his unhealthy responses to life took their toll. In August of 2010, to the surprise of everyone but himself, Andrews attempted suicide. He woke up in the psych unit of a hospital with fourteen stitches on his wrists. A few days later, he made the most important decisions of his life. He wanted to live. He wanted t... more
  • Sister in a Brotherhood

    by Cindie Schooner-Ball
    Cindie Schooner-Ball shares her account of life in the firehouse by a woman who led the way for other women to become firefighters and EMTs. The brutal reality of the daily life firefigters face, on and off the job, is expertly revealed by removing the public perception of fire rescue and giving the reader a front-row seat to the life of a female first-responder.
  • Half In: A Coming-of-Age Memoir of Forbidden Love

    by Felice Cohen
    What if your first love was a forbidden one? At twenty-three, Felice Cohen was, like other recent college grads, hesitant about entering the real world, with the added stress of coming out in the early nineties. Focused on how to land a full-time position as a writer, falling in love was the last thing on her mind. But fall in love she did. With her boss, a woman thirty-four years older. Felice and Sarah embarked on a high-stakes, year-long love affair. Addicted to the high of first lo... more
  • What Your Mom Didn't Tell You: Life, Men, Love, Dating, Sex and Relationships

    by Chiedza Mavangira
    You are a romantic junkie who binges on old editions of Cosmopolitan. You are addicted to dog-eared tattered paperbacks, with underlined juicy paragraphs, and brawny half-naked men who catch delirious women with bewitching love spells. You get tipsy with your girlfriends, stalk your ex fianc 's new girlfriend on social media, and drunk text men who seem less than desirable in the sober light of day.Your inner-circle is an illegal blonde financial advisor, a sassy tomboy accountant, and a stuck u... more
  • Life Interrupted, Dr. Dua's Survival Guide

    by Parul Dua Makkar
    This book is written by my late brother, Dr. Manu Dua, who reflects on life as he faced mortality at the age of 34. In his final days he found beauty in small things, wisdom in his parents, faced fear, learnt from failure and never lost hope. He remarks that the human mind, body and soul have a remarkable capacity to heal, we are more powerful than we can imagine.
  • From the Flood

    by Suzanne Jones
    It’s the summer of 1972, and six-year-old Suzie and her siblings are whisked away from their home in the middle of the night, never to return again. Hurricane Agnes has triggered a devastating flood that destroys the family home and business. Suzie and her family are then set on an exhausting yet exhilarating four-year journey to build back their lives. Suzie bounces from one quirky family member to the next before she and her family settle into a government-provided trailer for the next tw... more
  • Together into the Occult World

    by Michael Boyajian

    Husband and wife world travelers Mike and Jeri recount their amazing untold numbers of journeys into the occult world from the inner circle of Stonehenge to Loch Ness to Green-Wood Cemetery to Edgar Allan Poe’s home to Treadwell’s Books in London to the Freemasons to Madame Laveau’s Voodoo Tomb to a Coven of Witches to a ghost hunter and so much more as scientists exclaim that we are on the cusp of discovering the wonders of this other world.

  • Homeland

    by Robert Keprta
    Having immigrated to the US at age 10 with his parents Frank wanted to visit his Homeland, now the Czech Republic but was not yet a naturalized US citizen. Arriving in the Czech Republic his passport was lifted and he was declared a Czech Citizen and by judicial fiat placed in the Czech Army. He deserted, made his way to Hamburg, stowed away on a ship to America, detained at Ellis Island and to be sent back to Europe to be shot as a deserter. He managed to get a message back to his wife in Te... more
  • There'd Better Be Oxy in that Christmas Bon Bon!

    by Terri Campbell
    Dad is drunk on the lounge, in his undies. He says he’s tired. He's always exhausted, but he doesn’t do much. His knuckles are bleeding from a punch up with his best mate. He doesn’t care about his hands or his best mate. He doesn’t give a shit about anything, really. Mum just fell through the door. She’s drunk too and really bloody angry. Mum screams a lot when her other boyfriends don’t love her enough. It’s okay, though red lipstick and wine always make her feel better. I was a scared, skin... more
  • Deliver us from Evil; Sing to the Lord and Dance with the Devil.ISBN: 979-8-88622-053-7

    by Paul Adrian McGowan
    Deliver Us from Evil: Sing to the Lord and Dance with the Devil; Synopsis By PAUL ADRIAN McGowan One stormy midnight, during what became known as 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, PETER & SHIRLEY GROWER, a famous Gospel Singing Duo, arrive at the home of PAUL MCGOWAN, a close friend and Deacon in their Church Fellowship. Shirley has laryngitis and needs prayer. Peter, unbeknown to PAUL, is possessed by an Evil Spirit out to destroy Paul & his family. During Paul's Prayer, the Spirit manife... more
  • Between the Lines: A Memoir about Addiction, Empathy, and Evolution

    by Jay Lind
    Between the Lines: A Memoir about Addiction, Empathy, and Evolution For years, Jay Lind lived between the lines of society’s moral and legal boundaries. But his smooth, privileged life was interrupted when his dad died and his drug addiction snowballed out of control. Between the Lines is the moving saga of Jay’s descent into addiction, his darkest choices, and his struggles in recovery, as told through short vignettes about the many people who touched his life at some of the most critical... more
  • Seven Parents, Daughter to None: A Memoir

    by Melanie Hope Lang
    Melanie Hope Lang’s early life was one of hardships, abuse, and difficulties on multiple levels. She suffered through a string of six fathers and an indifferent mother for many years. Instead of breaking, Melanie survived to discover the inner strength we all possess but few access. It was during this formative period she learned an important truth. That we hold the keys to our destiny. Seven Parents, Daughter to None is far from an easy read, for through it we confront the demons lurking deep ... more
  • Boundless: An Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother

    by Christine Henneberg
    In Boundless, respected writer and physician Christine Henneberg takes on the most polarizing and provocative issue of our time: What does it mean to choose—or choose not—to have a child, and what does it mean when that choice isn’t yours to make? As a young physician in training, Henneberg imagines deliberately shaping her life by her choices. But when she finds herself pregnant and performing late-term abortions, she is forced to reckon with the hardest questions: What is the source of her age... more
  • Mumbles of A Soul

    by Toyin Sebastien Ajimati
    Poems, Poetry, and Thoughts, stemming from the late 1990s to early 2000s about life occurrences of all sorts stemming from family, friends, loved one's passed away and life itself while growing up in Canada (Ottawa then the beginnings of my time in Toronto with a brief stop in New York City). The writings also explore topics such as triumph, love, hatred, vulnerability, physical adoration and mental adoration, life, and the difficulties we go through individually and at times with others in our ... more
  • An Accidental Parisian

    by Juliet Young

    Paris, 1990s. Carefree, confident and curious about the world around her, Juliet takes leave from her comfortable existence back home and embarks on a journey to Paris. Her goals are to perfect her French, find a job and have exhilarating adventures in Europe for a year or two.

    Chronicling her story from an idyllic childhood in a Toronto suburb to France where she lives and works today, we follow Juliet—first to Montpellier to study French at Paul Valéry Un... more

  • To the Redwood Forests Our California Dream

    by Michael Boyajian

    Mike and Jeri leave behind their Brooklyn and Long Island lifestyles for a vacation in the sun west to San Francisco and then down the coast to Big Sur, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel.  Then they set off for a four hour drive to Yosemite in their clown car, a tiny Geo Metro.  Jeri falls immediately in love with San Francisco wanting to stay and send for their things confident that as a coordinator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art she can land a job at an art museum in San Franci... more

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