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  • Surviving Remnant

    by Hanna Perlstein Marcus
    Set in the deteriorating north end of Springfield, Massachusetts in the 1950s and early ’60s, Surviving Remnant is Hanna Perlstein Marcus’ sequel to her award-winning memoir, Sidonia’s Thread. In Surviving Remnant, she recreates her childhood community of ambitious, humorous, and resilient immigrant refugees who occupy an apartment building, eager to adapt to their new homeland and build new lives for themselves and their children in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Within the backdrop of the ... more
  • Incest, Murder and a Miracle

    by Morgan St. James
    Cheryl Cuccio and Robert Cuccio written with Morgan St. James. This inspiring—and sometimes shocking—TRUE story is about love, trust, incest, murder and, yes, an actual miracle. The producer of the 2017 Discovery ID TV episode featuring Cheryl Cuccio says, " I laud Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Rob Cuccio for blazoning their traumatic pasts and valiant love story so that others who suffer in silence might be emboldened to seek help. Like so many, I was first drawn to their story for its spectacl... more
  • Letters to Her: A Memoir

    by Gesild Muka
    No one likes getting dumped and for a young man in his 20s there are few things worse. A desperate love letter turned memoir this work by first time writer Gesild Muka chronicles the author's move to the United States from a young age as well as a collection of personal anecdotes, fictional short stories and essays all framed as a long letter to a mysterious girl that has evaded him on multiple occasions.
  • Bernie's Paris...Travel Stories with Love

    by Linda Spalla
    Later in life, writer Linda Spalla fell in love with both a native Frenchman and his hometown of Paris. In "Bernie's Paris," Spalla and photographer Bernard "Bernie" Verdier share the wondrous moments they have spent in the City of Light and give great advice for readers planning their own Paris fling. Their escapades over an 11-year period tenderly reveal that is it never too late to experience the charm of Paris. "Bernie's Paris" is full of tips, recipes, mistakes, surprises, suggestions on wh... more
  • Greater Things

    by Kristin Beale
    Greater Things is my story of a Jet Ski accident at age 14. I was told I wouldn’t live and, when I did, my doctors forecasted that I won’t be able to breathe independently; speak; swallow; feel or move below my injury; or walk. I’ve worked as hard as I can to prove all those things wrong, and I’m still working on the last: walk. This book is my story of traveling around the country, rediscovering the world from the height of a wheelchair, trying new things, having fun, and learning about myself.... more
  • A Time to Pause: Reflections Along a Former Frontier

    by Henry R. Engler
    Journalist and author Henry Engler takes us on a tour of modern Germany and asks whether the memories of the country's past 40-year division still resonates among young and old. What he finds raises questions about collective memory, and its importance for future generations in shaping society.
  • Living in Italy: the Real Deal - How to Survive the Good Life

    by Stef Smulders
    In 2008 the author emigrated to Italy, bringing husband and dog along, to start Bed & Breakfast Villa I Due Padroni. But a lot of hurdles had to be taken before the first guests could be accommodated. In 2014 Stef reported about his adventures in buying and reconstructing the house, obtaining a tax number and a bank account, registering at the commune and at the national health service, importing their car and a range of other things that lead to a myriad of bureaucratic troubles. These problem... more
  • 3 Lifetimes In 1: A True Story About Change And Redemption

    by Mark Wayne Allen
    This book is Mark Wayne Allen's memoirs about his life. Coming from a normal background of a fun-loving, active kid, he has withstood many trials of life and has had to begin his life again, not once, but twice. A tragic car wreck would force him to leave the innocence of childhood behind at just 12 years of age. His survival was only by Miracles. Physical healing would take months, but the traumatic events would force him to rethink his life. Some years later, he would suffer a major head... more
  • Lemonade and Holy Stuff

    by Miranda Gargasz
    At times poignant as well as hilarious, Lemonade and Holy Stuff examines the small moments in life that help us turn bad situations into good and leave us feeling more blessed than we realize. Through the eyes of a mother, wife, daughter-in-law and aunt, readers will find more than their fair share of laughter and tears in her observations of everyday life. They may even find a glimpse of themselves. Whether observing the humor her children use to calm an upset cousin, complaining of "mining" fo... more
  • The Curse of Iqbal/978-1-63263-534-1

    by ROBERT STEPHEN HAMLIN
    Following a devastating car crash, a young man becomes isolated and alienated. His unfortunate accident gives him the insight he will carry throughout life, that nothing is guaranteed, not even his next breath. He rejects a secure position in his father's business, and begins searching for a higher calling. A chance meeting in 1969 with Donald Trump, a friend from high school, assures him that he is right in abandoning all interest in a business career. In this first memoir the author weaves the... more
  • N of 1: One Man's Harvard-Documented Remission of Incurable Cancer Using Only Natural Methods

    by Glenn Sabin with Dawn Lemanne, MD, MPH

    Twenty-five years ago my doctors had no cure for my cancer. So I went on a quest to find my own treatment. This is my story... In 1991, Glenn Sabin was a 28-year-old newlywed diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)–a disease doctors called “uniformly fatal.” Treatments could buy him some time and eventually ease his discomfort, but there was no conventional cure. Glenn’s prognosis was clear: he was going to die. Although Glenn and his wife, Linda, continued to consult with doctors, ... more

  • My Struggle 2016

    by jean claude dehmel II
    A political biography recounting my life from childhood to present with an emphasis on my world view.
  • Out of the Shadows

    by Rachel Rosebud
    Many children will do things to get attention, including getting good grades and excelling at sports. Others, however, get attention by acting up, which is the category Rachel Rosebud fell into. Even in elementary school, she was misbehaving and giving teachers a hard time. Before becoming a teenager, she developed into a curvaceous young woman, and soon she was making out with boys to get even more attention. Even when she began going to a church youth group, she found a way to get into troub... more
  • Just Add Water

    by JesuMarie
    Just Add Water: A Memoir tells the story of an Italian American woman growing up in the Catholic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. JesuMarie presents her recollections, framing them with a list of ingredients for Zuppa Maritata, a flavorful Italian soup. One simply adds water to the ingredients to bring the soup to life. In a similar way, JesuMarie finds that adding water, symbolizing a rich and resilient spirituality flowing from the lessons she learned from nuns in grade school, makes the ... more
  • Hurry Up Nurse!: Memoirs of nurse training in the 1970's

    by Dawn Brookes
    This book follows the ups and downs of a trainee nurse in the 1970's. Written with humour and candour, it follows the experiences of the author as she and her friends come to terms with the non-stop hustle and bustle of hospital life. We enter the wards with the author and are treated to a peep behind the scenes, sharing with her the discipline, laughter and inevitable sadness as she learns to cope with the strains of shift work and regimentation. The Sister called to me. 'Nurse Brookes, set u... more
  • The Bird and The Fish: Memoir of a Temporary Marriage

    by Miriam Valmont
    Afshin, a captivating Iranian graduate student, rents a room in Miriam Valmont’s home. Landlady and tenant share an immediate and fast-growing attraction, despite the fact that Miriam is twice Afshin’s age. When Afshin proposes a temporary Islamic marriage, Miriam readily agrees, driven by desire and curiosity. What shocks her, though, is the role Afshin invites her to play at the end of the marriage so that he, as a Muslim, can continue to express affection. The Bird and the Fish is the story o... more

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