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  • Riots of Passage

    by Jason McGathey
    "We have spent this entire summer living on chipped ham and No-Doz..." In this highly anticipated follow-up to One Hundred Virgins the author continues to document in riotous fashion life on a major college campus, in a major U.S. city. Though specifically Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio, in a sense the particulars don't matter because such experiences, though often outrageous, are universal ones. Joined by his familiar cast of fellow reprobates, along with a healthy crop of fresh... more
  • Struggle: No Obstacle Is Too Great

    by Talla Spaul
    EDUCATION IS FREEDOM Five years after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Maryam decided that she could no longer raise her two sons in their home country. She took them to the United States, leaving behind her husband, her mother, her medical practice, and everything she owned. Arriving penniless in Florida, she began the difficult and sometimes dangerous process of rebuilding her life—starting as a dishwasher. In time, she went back to school in NYC that prepared foreign doctors to be able to ... more
  • The American Dream

    by Tony Williams
    Madoc, a 12th Century prince of Wales, first set foot in America eight centuries ago, and today their are still native American Indians who know his story and honour his memory. This was just one of the discoveries for Tony Williams and his family, when they set off on Madoc's trail and found themselves on an Indian reservation in North Dakota.
  • Human, with a Side of Soul: One Woman's Soul Quest Through Open-Minded Interviews

    by Gina Dewink
    Soul 101 Do humans have a soul? Is the universe directing us with signs? From her vantage point as an open-minded investigative writer from Middle America, Gina Dewink asks a dozen strangers from the medical, scientific and spiritual realms about soul beliefs—along the way, encountering perspectives such as an environmental consultant who believes she’s lived before, a neurologist studying patients in a coma, a medical mystery who survived more than one near-death experience, a Bible-quoting... more
  • We Lost Her

    by Ellen Krohne
    A close family of nine was expecting joyful news of a new baby’s arrival that September morning in 1970. Instead tragic news changed this family forever. All seven siblings in this poor farming family dealt with their grief in different ways. I n this powerful book, their personal, emotional journey is told through the eyes of the third oldest sibling, Ellen Krohne. This story is painful, but it is also one of hope, struggle and renewal of faith. They all made it against the odds, all in... more
  • Welcome to Wonder Valley

    by William Hillyard
    Welcome to Wonder Valley You might have passed through there, maybe. Out for a drive with time on your hands you might have noticed the abandoned homestead shacks crumbling along a grid of dirt tracks scraped into this corner of the Mojave Desert. Wonder Valley. It’s a place peopled by a menagerie of misfits and miscreants, artists and retirees, methheads and the otherwise marginalized. They live in the derelict cabins, fixing them up, some, or just making do in others. Author William Hilly... more
  • A House With Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation

    by Denise Mast Broadwater
    When seasoned renovators Greg and Denise Broadwater dream of renovating a historic home in Charleston, South Carolina, they have no idea they will be facing years of hard work and dozens of obstacles while living in their condemned 1920’s Charleston Cottage in a transitional neighborhood. The tension will take the Broadwaters to the brink. Through Denise’s fascinating heartwarming memoir, the author and therapist shows how she and her husband strengthen the holes in both their house and their ... more
  • Show & Tell: Memoirs of an Older Parent

    by M.E. Nordstrom
    A book about doing it all wrong from the beginning. We all make mistakes. Raising little ones is never easy. Especially when entering parenthood at fifty-something. Show & Tell explores the daily life of being an “old dad” and answers questions that many new fathers are afraid to ask, such as “What’s left?” and “What’s my role here again?” And most importantly, “WHAT is that SMELL???” Whether you’re an old parent, young parent, or just someone looking to validate their decision to never h... more
  • I've Never Met A Dead Person I Didn't Like: Initiation By Spirits by Sherrie Dillard

    by Artisan Book Reviews & Promotion
    The extraordinary travels of a young, alone and broke psychic. The heart-warming and adventurous true story of a young woman on her own at age seventeen, broke and surrounded by talkative spirits that don’t want to go away. Living in-between the physical world and the spirit realm, yet feeling a stranger in both, Sherrie Dillard criss-crossed the country by bus, train and hitchhiking in a search for answers. Along the way she was led to help the poor and homeless on skid row, install water syste... more
  • STALKING STOCKHOLM

    by Andrea Champion
    A lifelong search for answers takes a detour off the beaten path into the subconscious where survival collaborates with illusion. Reality is turned inside out while in Stockholm, USA. How I escaped enters a realm of mind control where the reader is invited to front row within the psyche under the effects of brainwash. Take an adventure into mysterious dimension where the spirit wrestles an elusive inner torment. Then must confront the worst fear when it unexpectedly emerges.
  • My Mother and I: Born Into Chaos

    by Ahmad Santos
    The life of a child and how he translated the difficult world around him. His traumas and altered events grace the pages of this book in an eloquent and symbiotic dance of hurt and hope. This story illustrates the obstacles and adversity that he endured, alongside his siblings and mother, during one of the hardest times of their lives. While his truths and experiences are sometimes almost impossible to believe, they are as they happened and as he experienced them. Even with all of the ill-fated ... more
  • I Can't Believe I Lived the Whole Thing

    by Howie Cohen
    His famous Alka Seltzer TV commercials had the whole world saying, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing” and “Try it, you’ll like it.” In this fun, fast-paced, and often hilarious memoir, Howie Cohen gives us a front row seat to those amazing revolutionary times: how pot and the pill opened the doors (and everything else) to sexual and creative freedom; the creative takeover by mensch-y Jewish copywriters and macho Italian art directors; the disruption of ad campaigns like “the dumb shoe” ... more
  • Who Can I Turn to Now?

    by James Rhoads
    Who Can I Turn to Now, tells the story of my life. I was a troubled child. I was raised by loving alcoholic parents. I was sent to Sunday School where I learned the books of the Bible, but I still always got into trouble. I was sent to live with my grandparents on a farm where I finished High School on the Deans Honor Roll of Scholastic Students. I joined the air force and started drinking. I soon became an alcoholic like my parents. I got married and had two children an this marriage ended afte... more
  • Winter in the City of Light: A Search for Self in Retirement

    by Sue Harper
    “A non-prescriptive walk-with-me guidebook to the often bumpy ride that is life’s much misunderstood third act.” Moira Dann Editor of bestselling Facts&Arguments: Selected Essays from the Globe and Mail (Penguin) What happens • when the sugar-rush of retirement crashes, when the “I can do anything” turns to “Oh, oh, what now?” • when the psychological challenges that come with retirement overwhelm? • when the courage to face the next act fails? Walk with Sue Harper through the streets of Par... more
  • Alex's Eyes

    by Kay(Karen) Carroll

    From Mississippi to Oklahoma to Washington, follow the loves, loss and legacy of the expanding Powell family as they navigate within an era that refuses to include them. During the late 1800's to early 1900's, can they satisfy the Indian Affairs Commission, who has forced them to prove their right of existence time and time again? Finally, when Congressmen in Washington, D.C. want to know, "Who are you?" can the Powell patriarch answer to anyone's satisfaction? ... more

  • Push the Red Button: when travel is an adventure

    by Van Chesnutt
    Push the Red Button is travel from a quirky, not middle-of-the-road perspective. A humorous travel journal, its purpose is to bring a smile to your face and possibly a laugh or two. Whether it's hiking in Zion Canyon, learning about the peculiarities of Peter the Great or Richard the Lionheart, traveling by train in Italy or experiencing lemoncello for the first time, this book describes the little things that make traveling an adventure.

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