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  • When I Was Her Daughter: A Memoir

    by Leslie Ferguson
    Seven-year-old Leslie has a serious problem. Someone is trying to kill her. She and her little brother must confront the stark reality of living with their mother’s raging psychosis. Other family members try to help, but they are no match for the violence and unpredictability that comes with mental illness. Once in foster care, Leslie learns that life doesn't improve just because she's free of her mom. All seems lost . . . until one simple and unexpected question changes Leslie's world forever. ... more
  • Seven Days of SHIVA: Forty-six years of puppy love

    by Marc Gellman

    . . . and they called it puppy love!

    The story is the next romantic love story of the century, a romantic celebration of life, and the fulfillment of a husband's promise, "I will tell our story to the world; that every day we shared was special."

    Don't let the title of this book mislead you . . . 

    This love story is an unforgettable memoir about a romance that will mak... more

  • Just a Dreamer

    by Diana Estill
    Craving the bond she's never had with her reclusive brother Kerry, Diana won't stop pursing him. The two are nothing alike, though. She's an avid traveler. And he's afraid to leave his house. This midlife memoir explores love, loss, and compassion for kin we don't understand.
  • Love Letters from Janey: 50 Years of Breaking Barriers Together

    by Richard Cheu
    Excelling despite the odds, Janey Mildred Young was a Chinese-American woman who accomplished much in her life despite societal discrimination and family barriers. She came of age during the 1960s and was influenced by the changing society and the roles for women and Asian-Americans. Janey’s husband, Richard Cheu, kept all of her 167 letters and, as a tribute to her, compiled them into this new book. Able to overcome many obstacles in her path, her letters show a woman who had ambitious g... more
  • Know Love: A Memoir

    by Rex ShadesEagle
    Know Love tells the story of how Rex ShadesEagle overcame 27 years of addiction by healing childhood trauma. Physically and sexually abused from 6-12 years old until being kicked out onto the streets for fighting back against his abuser. He would learn how to hustle, lie, cheat, and steal on the streets of S. New Jersey. He left NJ to follow the Grateful Dead where he found his Tribe. The Dead led him to Boulder, CO where he would find his family. For the next 2 decades, Rex continued his heroin... more
  • Beyond the Visible Edge

    by Betsy Kelleher

     As Betsy Kelleher struggles to accept God's will in the loss of a son, walking the dog becomes a spiritual pilgrimage. Within a peaceful, secluded field just beyond the edge of her mobile home community, she experiences God's intimate, healing presence. 

  • Tales of a Gypsy Hotelier

    by Christina Synnott
    Tales of a Gypsy Hotelier is a collection of unique travel adventure stories and letters home detailing the author's experiences while visiting 43 countries, living and working in 7 countries, and managing hotels in Kenya; Zanzibar and Arusha, Tanzania; St. Lucia, Caribbean; and Tonga, South Pacific. Several stories are inspirational, others illustrate the unimaginable difficulties that can arise from living in undeveloped countries; some are romantic, but all are gut-wrenchingly honest and from... more
  • Black, White, and Gray All Over: A Black Man's Odyssey in Life and Law Enforcement

    by Frederick Douglass Reynolds

    This book is about a Black cop who took an unlikely path to his chosen profession, ultimately working in law enforcement for 32 years in the city of Compton and surrounding areas in Los Angeles County. The book tackles police brutality, political corruption, the murders of police officers, and race relations in America. The most important aspect of this book, however, is that it is not just another "cop" book, but rather a book about a Black man who just happens to be ... more

  • Adventure on a DARE

    by Fritz T. Sprandel
    Adventure on a DARE is the first in a series of true-life accounts describing Fritz T. Sprandel’s journey into himself in which he discovers his capricious nature and raises questions about the nature of faith. During the course of his adventure, Fritz visits a variety of natural wonders, small towns, and fascinating people on a budget of ten cents and his own amazing resourcefulness. After overcoming the challenges of the wild, he finds himself in a foreign country, falsely charged with espiona... more
  • Petrified of the Light

    by David Beck
    Petrified of the Light, David’s first memoir, explores a ten year romance between David—a stage actor—and Luca, a promising fashion designer. The young lovers meet while drunk at a bar and immediately fall for each other, but David is ill-prepared for the danger that ensues when he unwittingly makes Luca his higher power. Meanwhile, an unexpected medical diagnosis, a stint on a competition reality TV show, and an escalating drinking problem all threaten to decimate the entire partnership. Des... more
  • WOO! Strange Happenings at the Windmill and Other Tangential Rants

    by Dave Thomson
    WOO! (Strange Happenings at the Windmill and Other Tangential Rants)' is a first-person journey into the mosh pits of various London venues and beyond, boomeranging through space, time, gigs, and major life events as Dave Thomson documents a raging culture war against musical mediocrity, political alienation, social cleansing and the brutality of neoliberal economics. He joins the dots and makes the connections, shining a light on how this has fuelled a creative explosion. A gonzo style close or... more
  • San Francisco Bay Area Baking Book

    by Heike Daldrup
    The San Francisco Bay Area Baking Book celebrates the beautiful scenery and culinary delights of the San Francisco Bay Area. As the birthplace of California’s farm-to-table food movement, San Francisco has a long tradition of creating healthy, tasty food. This book reveals long-kept secrets of European-style baking, combined with the sun-kissed fruits of Northern California. Selected recipes range from easy-to-prepare instructions for the novice home baker to new inspirations for the experienced... more
  • Pawprints On Our Hearts

    by Kerk Murray
    In Kerk Murray's coming-of-age memoir, he unpacks his life's journey alongside five incredible dogs, who supported him through his experiences of being bullied, battling depression, overcoming drug abuse, and ultimately saving his life. Their role in his redemption inspired him to founding The Lexi's Legacy Foundation, an animal advocacy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which has helped rescue and provided care to over five hundred abused animals across the world. As a tribute to those dogs in ... more
  • Finding the Source

    by Dave Kobrenski
    An artist’s twenty-year struggle to overcome a painful affliction takes him ever deeper into West Africa, and into realms of spirit and healing he never imagined possible. A profound real-life adventure story that spans continents—and worlds.
  • This or Something Better: A Memoir of Resilience

    by Elisa Stancil Levine
    From Elisa’s first memory, trust was a gift bestowed by nature, not humans. Sexual abuse by her step grandfather and her grandmother’s strange compulsion to call her a murderer haunted her from earliest childhood. Only in the wild was she able to find solace. At twelve, in a deep canyon beside the American River, she created her own theory on how to be human. After leaving home at sixteen, Elisa struggled to raise her son, go to college, and forge a career in historic restoration. But when he... more

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