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by Jacqueline P. WalkerObstacles are a part of life. Overcoming them motivates others to persevere and soar! A Season of Disruption is a fictional memoir that tells a story of courage, love, and the willpower to withstand challenges that often break and defeat families. Widowed due to a twist of fate, Murna Moreland, a Caribbean homemaker, makes a nearly unimaginable choice. She leaves her children—alone— in Jamaica and journeys to the US to find opportunities. Murna anticipates that she will be able to have the ... more
by Sharon Emery
Sharon Emery struggled with the losses and limits she faced but couldn't change – no matter how hard she tried.
And she did try. First with her incurable severe stutter, then with the death of her daughter, Jessica, and the too-early deaths of her own younger siblings. Meanwhile, her “broken” voice meant her long career in communications was regularly a battle.
Emery wrote this memoir to help guide her children on their own life journeys, stressing t... more
by Simone YemmStalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels: The Girl with the Eating Disorder is a window into the depths of dysfunction as experienced through bulimia, binge-eating disorder, self-harm, and suicidality. Carrying messages of self-loathing and inadequacy from her childhood, Simone explores key relationships and how they shape her—for better and for worse—over the decades. Stalked by Demons, Guarded by Angels offers vulnerable insight into an oft-hidden world. It doesn’t pretend to answer all the questi... more
by Fanen ChiahemenA true story told through the eyes of a child in a raw suite of stories and poetry, this creative memoir showcases the resilience and strength of the human spirit as a young girl finds a way to survive a turbulent family setting.
by Elayne Zalis
Reimagining The Twilight Zone: A Young Fan’s Stories blends fact, fiction, and fantasy to explore how the Twilight Zone television series sparked the imagination of a young girl growing up in Miami, Florida, in the late 1950s and early ’60s. The collection of twenty hybrid essays considers selected episodes from the child’s perspective and includes remixes and mash-ups of the shows, similar to fan fiction.
Each episode prompts the young fan to exercise her imagination ... more
by Michel DeliferThe author's life journey begins in Lebanon where he volunteers as a field medic for the Lebanese Red Cross during the civil war. He immigrates to the United States and lands a position in the insurance industry that leads to success and international adventures. He encounters many learning challenges, including how to survive in the U.S. business culture and when to use the many idioms of American English. As he continues to expand his international business skills he also discovers his own i... more
by BD TimminsRunning From Hippos: A Memoir of Trauma and Depression by BD Timmins is a moving, powerful autobiography about surviving the darkness of trauma. Starting with the early days, the author takes you back to the beginning of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, onward through the turmoil of depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideations, then into the light of triumph. It wasn't an easy journey, but if you've been there or know someone who has, you will relate on a personal level. If you feel alone... more
by Stephen BentleyMeet the real Line of Duty ™ undercover team in this previously untold and gripping story of how a Northern Irish terrorist and murderer and one of his followers, were caught in an audacious and brilliantly executed undercover sting on the English mainland, codenamed, Operation George.
by Anthony WaldrenFinding success in this thing called “life” can be complicated. Sometimes we’re driven by an insatiable hunger; other times, we drift in life aimlessly looking for purpose. Yet, what appears to be circumstances meant to bury us can become the foundation from which we grow. In life, we grow strong and resilient simply because of our courage to continue through seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This book is an example of what happens when perseverance becomes less of an admirable quality and ... more
by Charity PleasantThis book follows the journey of an Ohio native from birth throughout adulthood. It recalls many of her memories and lessons throughout her life that has given her an understanding of how she thinks and who she is today. It explains transparently some of the mistakes she's made on her journey in hopes to keep others from making the same ones. It's a real-life take on the basic principles she was taught and how she has lived by some and let others fall by the wayside. This reading will connect yo... more
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThis book is a companion volume to Widow's Walk. It contains all the poems from the first day, when I found my husband of 42 years in his chair, gone, to three years later. There are 42 poems to celebrate our 42 years of marriage, and three poems for my mother, who passed away the next day. They are not happy poems, they are gritty, they are painful, and they are real. My hope is that these poems touch your heart, and let you know that are not alone, that at some point we all go through this in... more
by Paula Baysinger Morhardtwhen you start married life at 17, problems are everywhere you look. First baby, second baby, husband out late, children getting sick. Problems, problems, and more problems. But there are bright moments, too- the first daughter-in- law, the first grandbaby. Tears of Pain and Tears of joy were shed during the first 25 years of this marriage. Learn what being a mother meant to this woman, and how she handled it.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThe fourth in the series, A Year of Celebrations shares 12 memories of the authors life during special occasions- the ones that celebrate food! Contains 24 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThird in a series, Season of Harvest 2 shares 12 more essays on gardening, harvesting and cooking for a year, in the authors gardens. Contains recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtSecond in a series, Family Memories highlights the importance of making lasting memories with family by growing, cooking and eating food together. The book contains 12 essays from the author reminiscing about growing up and how food brings the family together. Complete with 12 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.
by Paula Baysinger MorhardtThe first in a planned series, Harvest Season gives you a glimpse of growing your own food and what to do with it when you do. This book contains twelve essays about the authors gardening adventures, from planning in the winter to putting the garden back to bed in the fall. Complete with 12 recipes from the authors grandmothers' and great grandmother's recipe boxes.