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by Sue Heringman
“I dream of going to that part of Pakistan where the refugee camps crowd against the borders of Afghanistan.” JWH
How many women would have such a dream, much less live it? Flashback to 1967 when, while crossing the Himalayas, intrepid American traveller and photographer, Jean Heringman Willacy, falls in love with Afghanistan. What makes this timely memoir so different is that Jean is already almost 50 years old.
by Rhonda Findling
Author/psychotherapist Rhonda Findling's memoir about her early teenage years when her father abandoned her family and moved in with another woman and her children. In this coming of age story we accompany Rhonda on her journey as she struggles with depression, lonliness, bullying, teenage rebelliousness, anger at her father while still missing him, longing for a boyfriend and trying to recover from trauma. &... more
by John LawrenceJohn's medical memoir - born from chaotic, disjointed, funny and frightening nights during his medical training - will demystify medical education and inspire you. Equal parts Heartfelt, self-deprecating and irreverent, John’s candid storytelling will take you along the ride called medical education.
by Stephanie O'HaraStephanie experienced recurrent miscarriages including a heart-wrenching miscarriage in the middle of church. Through her journey, she had many angels that guided her on her path – including a meeting with red-carpet celebrity Giuliana Rancic. Through her memoir, Stephanie O’Hara beautifully highlights the pressures of being a woman, wife, mother, and friend in the face of such hardship. She isn’t afraid to talk about the difficult topics – from the effect it had on her marriage and her faith, t... more
SOUL SEEKER, Reflections on a Spiritual Journey from Darkness to the Light ISBN; 978-1-9822-2032-7 (sc)by Perspectus (Michael Houghton)The book focuses on the author’s journey from the darkness of illness and despair to the joy of healing, redemption and the light of spirituality. Suffering from an autoimmune disease for nearly six years that kept him in chronic pain 24/7, depressed and suicidal at the age of 66, two miraculous things happened. One was a vision that opened his eyes to the metaphysical world of spirituality and the second was the healing of his disease. However, in the fall of 2019, his serenity and commitment t... more
by Michelle WilsonDiamonds in the Snow is the riveting account of Michelle’s tumultuous and often heart-wrenching relationship with her terminally ill mother. This thought-provoking work of creative nonfiction is a story about love, pain, self-discovery, and resilience. The author chronicles her experiences as she dealt with her verbally and emotionally abusive mother, endured sexual harassment and wrongful accusations, lived with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and struggled with being the keeper of secrets. As ... more
by Maxene RaicesA memoir of a young woman in the 60’s who finds herself pregnant and hidden away. Her child is put up for adoption and finds her 26 years later, filling a silent hole in her heart.
by CJ Ives LopezWithin a one-year timeframe In the United States, there were 67,367 deaths reported due to drug overdose. This is just one humans’ story. She could have been number 67,368, but she was spared. Melissa and Christina, Sisters have never spoken in depth about Melissa’s addiction. By the time Melissa went into recovery, she had been using for over twenty years and her sister has been away for just as long. Since Christina has retired from the Air Force, they have both have been working to bring awar... more
by Michael BoyajianJoin the author as he recalls a lifetime of fishing stories
by Josh FrancisOf all the occupations where you are required to interact with people, customer service is probably the one where you get to see the greatest variety of characters. This is especially true when working at a service station – the servo. As a console operator, there are plenty of opportunities to see the myriad of society, both the good and the bad. Under the Pump is a compilation of anecdotes, ranging from the comical to the morbid, and about the many events that occurred during the author’s tim... more
by Jayne LisbethWriting In Wet Cement is an intimate portrait which joins together the tapestry of life from the ‘60s era of sex, drugs and rock and roll through the hippie and feminist movements of the ‘70s and ‘80s to our current era. Ms Lisbeth’s journey takes the reader from her privileged childhood in New York where tragic loss is suffered. The journey continues from Vermont to Massachusetts and California to her current home in the Tampa Bay area. The deep enduring womenship of friends and their recognit... more
by alan sharavskyA deaf widow leaves her eight-year-old son at an orphanage, hoping he'll find a better life than she can provide on a sweatshop paycheck. She dreams that Girard College, a boarding school for fatherless boys, will be his Camelot. What she doesn't know is that child abuse, anti-Semitism, pedophilia, and bullying await him. And he doesn't know whether his mother is ever coming back, or if he'll have to run away. Boarding School Bastard is the moving memoir of a frightening yet fascinating childhoo... more
by Debbie EthellTHE WILL OF HEAVEN is the powerful true story of how one woman overcame a debilitating addiction−rising from the courtrooms of her past to the grass plains of Kenya as a conservation research scientist. It was there she could finally fulfill her lifelong dream of working with wild elephants. Debbie Ethell became obsessed by a group of elephants in Kenya when she was eight years old after seeing them on a PBS nature show. Over the next several years, her obsession grew−until a group of school ... more
by Barbara Hussmann LongWhen the young daughter of a German scientist is transplanted to America, her new life is fraught with painful circumstances. Isolation, divorce, and mental illness impact her formative years, while the devastation of war and the challenge of life in a new country reveal the best and worst of human nature. With fear her constant companion, carried by forces within and beyond herself, she survives and thrives. This is her story. Through it all, she comes to realize that everyone struggles, bu... more
by Louisa Pateman
In this heartfelt memoir, Louisa Pateman outpours her hopes and aspirations, her loves and her losses, as she recites her quest to find her happily ever after. For years, she diligently tried to fulfil her life plan; the path set by society—find her soulmate, get married and have children—but things didn’t go as planned…
Following a string of failed relationships, and continual revisions to her life plan, she found herself single in her mid-thirties wonder... more
by Lewis ThigpenBorn and Raised in Sawdust: My Journey Around the World in Eighty Years is the deeply moving autobiography of Lewis Thigpen as a black boy growing up in a loving family in a small, tight knit community in the deep South during the extremely segregated Jim Crow era. It captures his life on the farm and in school in a revealing, instructive, yet colorful way despite the discrimination he encountered. Fearful of being a farm worker or common laborer for the rest of his life, he joined the U.S. Army... more