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by Janice Bryant HowroydGrowing up in the segregated South in a family of eleven children and nurtured by a loving mother and father, Janice Bryant Howroyd faced racism and sexism in addition to the challenges faced by every new business owner. None of that stopped her from becoming the first black woman to own a billion-dollar business
by Terry J. WoodallThe story of Oregon myrtlewood, its history, natural history, and an artist's life-long career utilizing this resources. Myrtle is the only member of the laurel family native to North America, produces one of the worlds most beautiful woods, and is proclaimed a national treasure by the author.
by Larry Walsh
Embark on a cross-country cycling adventure in this exciting sequel that finds author Larry Walsh on yet another solo trek across America. Here, Walsh brings readers along for the ride of a lifetime: 4,200 miles, cutting across ten states, from Oregon to Virginia. The Trans Am Bike Race is so grueling that less than 300 solo riders in the last decade have crossed the finish line. But Walsh did just that. Reaching the Yorktown Victory Monument, however, is just a small part of this tale.
by Bob DorganEducated at Valley Forge Military Academy, Dorgan is well prepared for life in the US Navy when he is forward deployed halfway around the world to the USS Midway. But he soon learns life aboard an aircraft carrier can be full of danger and chaos as the ship nicknamed the “USS Never Dock” undertakes an emergency Indian Ocean deployment to relieve the crippled aircraft carrier USS Ranger in 1979 and becomes activated as the first carrier battle group “on station” in the Arabian Sea following the f... more
by mae wagnerThe only daughter of a bipolar woman, Mae's childhood innocence was bartered for the ease of a "secure" life. At twelve years old and after years of abuse, Mae realizes she must fight for herself. When she is sent away from her family, she's forced to navigate years of abandonment in a children's home. Throughout her turbulent adolescence and well into adulthood, the need to be seen as enough and the ache to become a mother shaped her life. It is this heartbreaking journey that leads to her ... more
by Patricia PetrakisGel Pen Flowers is a true story of turning scares into flowers and falling in love with the little girl who reclaimed her worth. This story is about overcoming adversity through defiant joy, ADHD superpowers, and the healing practice of creating art.
by Carter McNamara
From the award-winning author, Carter McNamara, comes his truly unique, raw, and compelling story about how, with the support of his life partner, he overcame his trauma to save his sanity, relationship, and career--and yet his story ends with a shattering revelation.
His partner wanted an open, honest, and trusting relationship with him. As an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA) and of a drug addict, he refused to confront his painful past. His fear, guilt, an... more
by Pamela McConnellThe Adventures of a Southern Baptist Buddhist by Pamela McConnell, MSW, LCSW This true story is about a girl who is born up north; into a conservative, fundamentalist/evangelical family—but then becomes a Liberal Buddhist. Her family returns to their roots in the Appalachian south, where Pam is molested by her grandfather. She later owns her sexuality by becoming promiscuous; beginning a pattern of serial dating, marrying, and divorcing. She is first married at 18 to another 18-year-o... more
by Esther Mollica
Release Date: 11/08/2022
Isn't New York's motto, "Give me your tired, your poor, your undersexed"?
In New York, the party never stops and love's always just around the corner. At least, that's what queer journalist Esther Mollica told herself when she quit her job during the 2008 recession and moved three thousand miles away to become New York City's first blogger on lesbian dating. Her hometown brought her nothing but heartache, and none more devasta... more
by Peter ClothierA collection of letters to my deceased father, an English country priest, in the attempt to close a life-long distance between us. A long, often clumsy, sometimes perilous journey from the insecurities of boy and young adulthood to mature manhood: from head to heart, from England to America, from Christianity to Buddhism, along with reflections on aging, illness, and death.
by Giana Nguyen-UtgaardAGAINST THE WILD WIND is a biographical memoir from the daughter of renowned performing artists of the famed French Grand Theatre during the 1940’s in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this engaging memoir she uncovers her parents’ golden past: from the height of their success on stage, their heady patriotic fervor, to the true depth of their sacrifice they endured in the midst of decades of political instability and radical social changes in their beloved Vietnam during: the French occupation, WWII, the Vietn... more
by Michael Boyajian
Mike and Jeri love books so much they are not just writers, readers or bibliophiles. They are happily devoted to all of these things.
by Josephine WaldenAfter two major floods with their financial, physical, and emotional ramifications, a car accident, several dangerous encounters while traveling and family deaths, I spiraled down into a life-changing, nursing-career ending illness. Diagnosis: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a little understood illness at the time. A single mom, I struggled to work but the symptoms slowly overtook me: debilitating fatigue, flu-like symptoms, a pre-leukemic blood dyscrasia and a slow los... more
by Corbin Bosiljevac AuthorEntertaining true crime meets an encouraging spiritual awakening. Having the right mix of encouragement and entertainment, Corbin Bosiljevac's memoir gets to the heart of an extraordinary story told by an ordinary man. When questionable choices, addiction, and mental health consume his existence, the yearning for something larger becomes imperative. This is a true story about a man's struggles through a time in his life when choices led him astray. From college graduate and Fortune 1000 sale... more
by Judy HavesonGrowing up in 1970s and 80s suburban Houston, Judy Haveson is funny, sarcastic, and fiercely loyal, especially to her family, friends, and big sister, Celia. When she suffers a series of unimaginable traumatic events, her seemingly idyllic childhood comes to a halt, changing her life forever. In Laugh Cry Rewind , Judy takes readers on her journey of self-discovery, sharing funny, touching, and heartbreaking stories from her childhood all the way to the birth of her son. Her experiences serve... more
by Amanda TurnerFrom the New York Times bestselling author of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store and Hair of the Corn Dog, Amanda Turner (previously writing as AK Turner) offers up a new collection of hilarity and embarrassment with How to Be Awkward. Disclaimer: This book is not intended for the super cool. If you begin every day by setting an intention while doing yoga on a paddleboard (and somehow not falling off), you’re out of my league. If you are even semi-fluent in the Urban Dictionary, there... more