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by Rj CookThe Road behind Me (the Lie of Hannah) narrates a story of lost love, a journey, and a late-in-life epiphany. This memoir tells how, from the summer of 1974 to the summer of 1975, the author traveled from New Jersey to California and back again to escape the pain of a broken heart, only to discover that distance did nothing to diminish his memories. It’s a story of growing up and falling in love, losing love and seeking refuge in the land of milk, honey, and Disney; and of returning home a defea... more
by William Hunter Howell
"Every time you are able to find some humour in a difficult situation, you win.”
The chronicles of a young man dealing with bereavement and the journey it entails, negotiating the complications of life, love, drugs, guilt, expectations and the importance of knowing who he is at a crucial time and throughout all the trepidations he's faced with. The memoirs of William Hunter Howell, the son of deceased European Member of Parli... more
by Jeremy FlaggI moved to Maine when I was 5. I lived there for two years while my father traveled the globe as a soldier in the Marine Corps. I returned when I was 10. I resented my parents for it. There was nothing great or even good about living in Brownville Jct. Friends lived an area code away, making it impossible to play outside or even talk on the phone. I spent my summers consumed in novels, reading about adventures elsewhere; anyplace but here. In 1996, Josh Decker introduced me to the radio, and thi... more
by Ian MathieWhilst working in the Congo jungle the author was required by the community to become foster father to a village orphan girl as a condition for living in a village. Everything went well until a man walked out of the forest wanting to marry her and demanded he set the bride price. Mathie had to unravel the complications of tribal custom and set the bride price under the watchful gaze of the village elders, the political agent and the local witch-doctor. the result produced unexpected and dramati... more
by F.C. BlakeA biographical coming of age story of a dreamy teenager's upbringing, education, travels, and survival through sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and America interwoven with an intimate reflection on identity, family, running, dancing, love, life challenges, triumphs, and salvation.
by Jonathan Baylis
So Buttons: Man of, Like, a Dozen Faces collects the choicest slices of life from 10 years of So Buttons, writer Jonathan Baylis's autobiographical comics series.
Like the late great Harvey Pekar (American Splendor) before him, Baylis utilizes an all-star cadre of indie artists to illustrate his true-life tales. This collection includes stories drawn by Noah Van Sciver (Blammo, The Hypo), Joseph Remnant (Harvey Pekar's Cleveland), Rick Parker (B... more
by Izabela ShopovaTravel writer Izabela Shopova never perceived her life in New Zealand as exile and emigration as martyrdom, as it is the custom (and pretty much a patriotic obligation) in her native Bulgarian cultural and literary tradition. Her life in Aotearoa was a challenge and a lifetime adventure, a love affair and a comedy (with just a bit of drama) in a land regarded by the rest of the world as the Last Eden on Earth. East in Eden tells the luminous, heartfelt, and hilarious story of Shopova’s six ye... more
by christopher boydA young boy is being raised by a lesbian mother, who has two other children that has been raised by her mother, one who is mentally challenged. Her mother dies now she is faced with taking responsibility of all three of children, a task she does not want. she abandons them for her new girlfriend and leaves the burden on the second oldest son. He already has disdain for how his mother treated him in the past but she now leaves him with a challenge of taking care of his brothers and quickly becom... more
by Asordin Ramli
by Kelly MaddernWhile Wisconsin’s big cities and popular tourist attractions have a lot to offer its residents and tourists, this book focuses on the beauty, serenity, fun and way of life in Wisconsin’s small towns and countryside. Badger State of Mind takes you off the beaten path to discover small businesses, unique destinations and the natural beauty of the state. Badger State of Mind is the first book published by Kelly Maddern. It was her love for photography, writing, road trips and getting lost on back r... more
by Sylva Kelegian
When newlywed actress Sylva Kelegian shows up at a Manhattan veterinary clinic to walk a rescue dog, a strawberry blonde puppy stumbles down the stairs and into her heart — opening it to the plight of hurt and abandoned dogs everywhere. After a move to Los Angeles with her actor husband, Sylva finds her marriage and burgeoning career challenged by the dramas of good and evil, darkness and light, played out every day in the streets, backyards, and homes of rich and poor pet owners alike.... more
by Rob DinsmoorThe author shares his wry reminiscences about writing for the popular and edgy comedy troupe Chucklehead in New York City in the 1980s. It was a wild, hilarious, and sometimes scary ride he would never forget.
by Edward Forde Hickey'The life of this little evacuee couldn't be more different from those other unlucky children his own age, who had been left behind in a state of dreamy delirium on the battered streets of London.' While World War II was raging and turmoil spread throughout Europe, thousands of children were evacuated in the hope of protecting them from the trauma of war. Among these children was newly-born Edward (Teddy), who was rescued from the terror of the London Blitz by his parents and sent to live with h... more
by Heather MaloyHeart surgery doesn't happen in a vacuum. This is what Heather Maloy learned first-hand when her son, Colman, was diagnosed in utero with a combination of congenital heart defects which are fatal without surgical intervention. "I Hate Piñatas" is a compelling story of hope and strength that vacillates between heartbreaking and outrageously funny as Maloy takes you through what three heart surgeries in three years looked like for one family.
by Landon J. NapoleonThey were airborne for six minutes. And then they were gone. On Thanksgiving eve 2011, Karen Perry’s life changed forever when her three young children and their father died in a plane that crashed into Superstition Mountain in Arizona. The story made national headlines and was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network as part of its Super Soul Sunday series. Everyone wanted to know—how does a mother comprehend, let alone process, such a loss? "Angels Three" takes readers deep inside Karen Per... more
by Scott A. Kelly, M.D.What I’ve Learned from You is the story of the lessons of life taught to a doctor by his patients. It explores human relationships and gives an intimate view into the window of the human condition. On the road to becoming a physician Dr. Kelly longed to find serenity in a world of conflicting ideas and aspirations. He took notes in a journal on life lessons he learned from his patients. They opened their hearts and exposed their wounds. He paid attention and listened, and his patients became ... more