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  • The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler

    by William L. McGee and Sandra V. McGee

    A Nevada Divorce Ranch Memoir. True stories. 500 images.

    RENO, 1947

    The heyday of the Reno six-week divorce era. Divorce seekers (a term coined by the media) came running to Reno by the thousands for a six-week “quickie” divorce – the rich, the poor, the famous, and the working class.

    If they had the money and wanted their privacy from the prying eyes of the press, they stayed on a divorce ranch (a media term for a dude ranch catering to divorce seekers) an... more

  • LIFE BY DESIGN-Tales of a Dracula-Baby Immigrant

    by ILANA G Holloway
    The book shows the contrast between the idyllic world of childhood with its elements of magic realism and the oppression and lack of freedom in the old communist system. Ileana, a privileged child, who comes from a non-communist family. Shielded in childhood from the everyday reality, she develops as an individual during her college years, and especially after getting married very early to escape the glass bowl she was kept under at home. She lives through the earthquake of 1977, discrimination ... more
  • Gorilla Tales - My Life as a Professional Primate

    by Donald McLeod
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world in a state-of-the-art gorilla suit, get highly paid, and not have to pay for things you break? Then Gorilla Tales is the book for you. McLeod brings these bizarre and humorous tales to life with a keen eye for detail and a masterful use of language. "If Woody Allen and Hunter Thompson were molecularly fused and crammed into a state-of-the-art gorilla suit, they might well come up with something similar to McLeod's observations." ... more
  • The Road from Breslau

    by Andrew Peiser
    This book tells the story of Marianne, a remarkable woman whose journey in life spanned three continents and who was eyewitness to some of the most important events of the 20th century. It is based upon her memoirs and her many writings, as well as family archives, and can be considered a case study of the larger German Jewish experience. Marianne was born in Breslau, Germany in 1908 and grew up during World War I. While attending the University of Breslau, she became a victim of the Nazi an... more
  • Happy Jack

    by Martin R Oliver
    Happy Jack, “Reflections of growing up during the sixties, a decade of rebellion, change and defining moments,” are the memories of a young man from a working class family coming of age during the sixties decade, and the many iconic moments and sometimes humorous events of that period. Over fifty years later, people still talk about the Vietnam War, The Moon Landing, Woodstock, Monty Python, the music of the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. James Bond movies continue to be popular to this day.... more
  • Princess Olga of Yugoslavia: Her Life and Times

    by Robert Prentice
    Referred to as the 'most royal princess in Europe', Greek-born Princess Olga's life is imbued with drama from childhood. Taken 'hostage' by her Romanov grandmother, she is further traumatised by the assassination of her grandfather, the King of Greece. Thereafter, the humiliation of exile is exacerbated by being cast aside by a future Danish king. While Olga's marriage to a future Prince Regent of Yugoslavia sees her raised to 'Queen in all but name', it ultimately leads to her being sent by the... more
  • Sausage and Hot Glue Guns

    by Po Ling

    In this very important book about very important things, author and weird person Po Ling shares lessons on life through a series of gripping essays written in the evocative style of "rambling old man that wears long-sleeved shirts in the summer."

    Find yourself feeling relieved that she's not your neighbor through such delightful anecdotes as:
    Great, heaping mounds of emotional problems
    Meat birds, laying hens, and Chicken Soup for the Soup
    The soul of Am
    ... more

  • UNBROKEN A Testimony of Light Overpowering Darkness

    by Cynthia Machado
    A true story of a family who suffered under a curse of witchcraft for twenty years, before finding deliverance through a mighty servant of God. An engaging and shocking revelation of spiritual warfare and evil manifestations; and a testimony of the power of God to transform lives, and restore them through the love of Jesus.
  • Hitchhiking Around the World

    by Jim L Carr
    This book is about a 22-year-old young man wanting to see the world on a limited budget. If he could get to Europe from Michigan, he could Hitchhike around Europe and beyond. The author writes in a way that makes you feel that you are there with him as he has one predicament after another predicament. This journey was before the cell phone, but somehow he and his friend meet up. After two weeks, they decide that it's better to split up and meet again in two months. The author... more
  • Inheriting Our Names

    by C. Vargas McPherson
    Three years of war. Forty years of silence. Thirty years of forgetting. One day of remembering. INHERITING OUR NAMES portrays a family trauma inherited from the Spanish Civil War, suppressed from memory, and passed through successive generations and across continents until one woman returns to Seville to reconstruct – and reclaim – her family’s history. A richly layered and lush exploration of transgenerational trauma, grief and release.
  • EAT YOUR RICE CAKES

    by Margaret Weiss, RD, CDCES

    Have you been confronted with a medical diagnosis that has altered your otherwise comfortable and peaceful life?

    Twenty-five years ago, Margaret Weiss, RD , CDCES was happily raising her family in central New Jersey when she was diagnosed with celiac disease. With little support for what was then a relatively unknown condition, she was forced to face her reactions and behaviors as she navigated many, often unpleasant, life changes to accommodate this disease.

    •Are you experie... more

  • I Am Here: Postcards from My Daughter in Spirit

    by Judith Jones Togher
    I Am Here is about the endurance of love and communication even after death. It is a story of the loss of my adult daughter, the overwhelming grief, and finally healing through small messages - or what I call postcards - from her on the other side. It tells how you can find these postcards from your loved one too. You can find joy and healing from loss if you are open to your postcards from the afterlife.
  • Full Chase Mode

    by John Vanderpoel
    In 2011, John set off to undertake a North American Big Year. His whirlwind adventure took him to the edges of the continent. He sailed the high seas with the Admiral of the Atlantic, the Queen Bee of the Western Sea and a modern-day mystic. He raced ATVs over the stones of St. Lawrence Island with the Czar and up a snow-covered pass on Adak Island in the middle of December with a frontier man. Along the way, he tallied more North American birds in one year than he'd seen in his entire life and ... more
  • Vicious Cycle: Whiskey, Women and Water

    by Kenton Geer
    Most fisherman don’t really fish just to catch fish. While we might appear to only fill our boats with fish, the reality is fishing fills our hearts with purpose. Many of us don’t conform to land well, or even at all. We often find ourselves more lost on dirt and grass than a parakeet in the middle of the ocean. The rogue nature of men who often live in vast waters without roads and traffic signs makes for a bad fit in a society filled with rules and regulations. Our relationship with the oppos... more
  • God Works in Unexpected Ways

    by Angie Phillips
    God Works in Unexpected Ways is a memoir about how the author went through trials and tribulations with mental health issues, tragedy, and reconnecting with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ saved her life and now she wants the world to know her story.
  • Four Months...And A Lifetime

    by Chris Meyer
    “Our seasons lasted only four months, but the memories will last lifetimes.” Four Months...And A Lifetime is the touching true story of a father who coached his son’s basketball team from kindergarten through eighth grade, a remarkable nine-year journey with the same boys. Their final march to the eighth-grade season Championship is interspersed with the author’s own journey of falling in love with basketball in early-seventies New York, filled with anecdotes of Dr. J, sneaking into Duke’... more

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