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  • Love for a Deaf Rebel: Schizophrenia on Bowen Island

    by Derrick King
    Love for a Deaf Rebel is the true story of a tumultuous romance. With pathos and nostalgia, the author recounts his roller-coaster ride with Pearl, a vivacious deaf maverick, who, unknown to him, had paranoid schizophrenia. We follow their encounters through actual notes written before Derrick learns sign language; we go on their motorcycle ride to Mexico and Guatemala; we watch as the happy couple moves to Bowen Island, a British Columbia community with just three paved roads. Pearl and the aut... more
  • Survival Symphony

    by Louis V. Cesarini
    Survival Symphony is one cancer’s patient account of his journey to battle stage 4 lung cancer while using music to help depict his story. Amidst COVID -19, it's a lung cancer survivor story told against the backdrop of Beethoven’s triumphal 9th Symphony! After years of success in oncology sales and marketing, Louis Cesarini is faced with his biggest challenge of all when he is told he has Stage 4 lung cancer. Through his oncology experience, Louis begins his journey as an “informed” patient.... more
  • Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

    by Tony Kelly
    Former professional soccer star (footballer) Tony Kelly lost it all, but he stands today as someone who is unbreakable! Having lost over £500,000, his house, and eventually, his partner, Tony, refused to be broken and fought back. Through years of pain and suffering, somehow, Tony managed to turn his life around in a positive way, and his journey from disaster to redemption and triumph is nothing short of amazing. Tony has literally been to hell and back, but through family and friend's supp... more
  • Career Menu with Ingredients

    by Darell Tapp
    Career Menu with Ingredients: Secrets from The Job Man is a reference book for those looking to enter the job market. It's designed to help them find the job they love the first time drawing from the details from my varied background to guide them. This is made for not only teens but everyone that's out in the workplace. It may direct you to a job that's more fulfilling.
  • Sunflowers

    by Kirby Peterman
    Sunflowers is a compilation of heart-achingly beautiful stories and poems. We see life as experienced by a young Texan girl as she grapples with growing up, learning to love and trust in the aftermath of rape and assault.
  • Well, Doc, It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time

    by Elayne Wells Harmer
    In 1976, Paul Waymack began chronicling his experience as a third-year medical student, and for the next 20 years, he kept a journal filled with crazy stories of unusual patients, maladies, and international espionage. Some of them, he’s the first to admit, seem unbelievable--like chasing a naked patient around the ER parking lot in the middle of the night . . . or constructing a horse sling for a 700-pound patient . . . or treating a patient who swallowed a cigarette lighter . . . or serving as... more
  • From Pain to Love Our Journey Outside the Rainbow

    by Naomi W Scales and Marilyn J Jordan
    One girl's love for her mother is on full display as she provides care for her mother during an illness. Another girl lives a secret life conflicted with holding on to her faith and the guise of who she was expected to be. Both are born in the 1960s and lived lives filled with confusion, laughter, chaos, and love
  • An Impossible Wife

    by Rachael Siddoway
    Mitch and Sonja’s marriage faces challenges unlike most. Mitch falls in love with Sonja from their first meeting, but despite the passion between them, Sonja’s harrowing struggle with bipolar disorder creates roadblocks to their happily ever after. Written by the couple’s own daughter, An Impossible Wife, is a raw, honest look at everything it takes to love a partner with a mental illness and proves that even friendly fire can draw blood. This true story crafts a compelling and heart-wrenchin... more
  • The Joy of Scholarship: Teaching Law and Writing History

    by David J. Langum

    Retired law professor and legal historian David Langum describes his teaching career and shows in detail the subject selection of his eight scholarly books, and then how they were researched, written, and presented to publishers.  Langum also offers numerous humorous vignettes and anecdotes.  Since he lived in San Francisco for many years, he includes many details of that colorful city during the 1960s, including the Hipppies and their "Summer of Love."  He also discusses many important issue... more

  • Those Were the Days: Memories of an Aspen Hippie Chick

    by Jill Sheeley
    Think Aspen, Colorado in the 1970s. Picture a care-free ski town where the rich and famous meld in with the ski bums just trying to make a living so they can ski fresh powder on a bluebird day. Jill Sheeley was the ski bum in this scenario, leaving college with a couple of months left till graduation to move to Aspen and follow her passion to become a real skier and be free. She lived in an old mining shack way up in the mountains with her boyfriend and dogs--no electricity and no running water,... more
  • The Wounded Christian - a Love Letter to a Broken Child of God

    by John Piper
    Have you been in ministry and "failed"? Do you feel like you have failed your God, your mission, your family, your friends, and yourself? Then this book is for you! This book is a letter from a loving God to His hurt child. It is a letter of healing and restoration.
  • After Dark

    by Noel Hankin
    After Dark is the story of a group of young men who identified a social need in New York City in 1971 and ignited the most important social and cultural happening of the 1970s – the disco boom. I was a member of the group so this is a first-hand account of events that started 50 years ago this year. Mid-town Buppies, big-time mobsters, dancing queens, unscrupulous promoters, and vengeful shock jocks all come together in After Dark, a from-the-trenches account of the birth and growth of the di... more
  • Gaining Altitude -- Retirement and Beyond

    by Rebecca Milliken
    Have you ever shuddered at the thought of retirement? Considered it a fearful, even inconceivable proposition? “Retire? Why in the world would you want to do that?” In Gaining Altitude, Rebecca Milliken tells the saga of her odyssey into retirement after turning 60; an odyssey that included changing much more than she had anticipated. She invites the audience to accompany her in this memoir as she recounts the highs and lows of laying the groundwork for retirement, making the leap, and findin... more
  • Preventive Maintenance

    by T Green
    Preventive Maintenance is a memoir about T Green’s experience with the onset of anxiety and panic attacks in her early 20s. She was a heavy drinker who quit cold turkey, which turned her life upside down. She was a motorcycle rider and loved working on them. She went back to college late in life—during the height of her panic attacks—where she read a lot of philosophy and early literature classics. Through struggles and lots of inner work, she was able to keep going through life and delve into t... more
  • Moe Fields: The Special Bond Between Fathers and Sons

    by Stuart Z. Goldstein
    His first book, “Moe Fields” is a gripping narrative about a father’s fighting spirit and determination to save his family and inspire his sons to succeed. Goldstein applies his gift of storytelling to bring us the story of Moe Fields, growing up during the Great Depression — from his teens as a Golden Gloves boxer, to his career as a bootleg fighter in Brooklyn for money, to being a WWII sailor whose most prideful moment was meeting FDR, to overcoming prejudice and building one of the largest p... more

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