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by Sharon WintersIn December 2014, chocolate-colored dogs with golden eyes is found wandering in Arizona‘s Yuma Desert. A kind hearted man brings the lost dog to a rescue facility. Sadly, no one chooses to adopt the stray, who’s desperate wish is for a family to love and cherish him. Soon however, while he is at a second animal rescue, his picture is published in a local newspaper paper and a compassionate couple adopt him, name him Karl, and bring him to his forever home, one filled with unconditional love. Pa... more
by Karl von LoeweHow a single family was affected by rampant ethnic nationalism of the twentieth century - how each used it and was used by it - and how the secrets were kept. A soldier goes missing two days before the Armistice ending World War I. A decorated pilot conceals a diamond deal gone bad. A trained pastry chef, prisoner of two wars and national policeman, is executed on Stalin’s order. An industrialist loses everything he has built, first in part to the Nazis, then totally to the Communists. A shop... more
by Shane SunnShane Sunn grew up in Ackerman, MS, in the shadow of Moon--his legendary, often absent, and always fishing father. With literary acuity that sometimes reads more like a novel than a memoir, the author recounts exhilarating stories of fishing beside Moon in snake-infested Mississippi backwaters along with painful accounts of what endured and internalized when Moon left home yet again in pursuit of the world record Alaskan king salmon. Retracing his life, the author leads us on a voyage of self-... more
by Michael BoyajianJoin the author and his late wife Jeri as they journey on the Tibetan Buddhism Dharma Path grappling with scripture that frowns on attachments and impermanence and any negative impact they will have on Mike and Jeri’s love for each other spanning almost 40 years and how through meditation, contemplation and study they work through these issues and their love reigns supreme.
by Theodor SchirmerAfter retirement from the Los Angeles Public Defenders Office, I decided to write my life story for my children and grandchild. When I began writing about my years at LSU, I discovered through research that events during my time as Student Government Association president were being swept under the rug. I could locate nothing in the administrative files or oral histories open to the public that covered what happened at LSU Homecoming in 1976. In the '70s, twenty years after Brown v. Board of ... more
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