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by P.H. MountainAt eighteen, Paul Mountain pissed on his academic scholarship to the University of Minnesota and fled to Boulder, Colorado without money, family or prospects. In a cramped one-bedroom apartment with two other dudes, Paul's life was youth unbridled, impulsive, and without remorse. Within a year, Paul finds himself in a tiny cabin with his girlfriend in a Rocky Mountain ghost town, convinced he can write his way out of poverty before buying his first legal drink. He was wrong. He was wrong abou... more
by Ed DodgeWhen Ed Dodge was born in Salamanca, New York, nobody could have guessed the twists and turns his life would take. He spent much of his childhood in Angola, where his parents were missionaries. He suffered culture shock when he returned to America as a teenager, but went on to become a physician who worked in the United States and Africa at various stages of his career. Along the way he was a prison doctor, an emergency room physician, a public health director, a family doctor, a volunteer with ... more
by Mary Aviyah FarkasA powerful, inspirational, intimate and deeply moving recounting of how a Lesbian widow overcame the loss of her wife, dearest sister, and two dear friends. You hold your dearest sister as she takes her last breath, dying in your arms. Less than six months later, you come home to a cold dark house and find your wife of 18 years dead on her bed. She died totally unexpectedly while you were at work. Two weeks later, after your wife’s Memorial Service, after weeping, holding, and consoling th... more
by Margaret HontonThe author explores the interrelatedness of the conscious, unconscious, and spiritual realms, and how to use dreams to identify issues that need to be addressed, to let go of lingering feelings of attachment; to honor one's spiritual guides.
by Kim JacksonLeonard Crotts’ classic work is a compendium of horse lore, common sense training advice, and a rich source of information on the art of working iron as it relates to the horse. From evaluating conformation and movement to instructional information on how to forge iron including hand-crafted horse shoes, bits, and spurs, Shoeing to Win covers the many topics that are of interest to those who work with horses or iron. Any person who owns, rides, or trains horses, or works with iron will read this... more
by Mike Nixon
In 2006, Mike Nixon worked as a hotel receptionist. Having thousands of encounters with guests from all over the world, he dreamed of living a life as exciting as those hotel guests. But dreaming is a lot easier than making that fantasy a reality. He struggled to bring his plans to life… until he met a friend who set his life on a different course. This book is about Mike’s journey to stay on that path.
In this fun memoir about following one’s passion for adventure, M... more
by C.J. Hudson
His abusive family tore him away from her. Would destiny be enough to bring him back?
At ten years old, Chris didn't have good looks, a caring family, or a bright future. But what he did have for three years was the love of Danielle, his beautiful neighbor on Fairhaven Street who showed him a glimpse of a life he desperately wanted.
To escape his abusive father, Chris was forced to move out of state with his mother to the icy hills of Michigan. All he could leave Danielle with... more
by Elizabeth UptonSecrets of a Nun is an uncompromisingly honest and deeply moving look into one woman’s soul. At the age of fifteen, Elizabeth, a talented athlete, gives up her dreams of competing in the Olympics to become a nun. Separating from her mother and twin sister, she leaves her friends and her familiar world behind to pursue a saintly life. But she finds herself unprepared for what lies ahead. While her cloistered life commences as a profound spiritual and emotional journey, personal disenchantment... more
by Enrico TeslaThe book that I wrote is a mixture of personal experiences and reflections on the nature of life and human history. It is divided into four chapters: •\tIntroduction •\tSummer of 1999 •\tSummer of 2017 •\tConclusion Introduction. This section deals with the purpose and the dynamic of life. It starts with the acknowledgement that the only scientific objective to life is procreation. It carries on by singling out natural selection as the main law that regulates its development. This rule b... more
by Kalavathi RajCandid confessions about how a toxic father paved the way for her dejected daughter to encounter 7 different men till she finally met her dream husband. The unimaginable heartache because of parents with mental ailments, a failed public school system and lots of raised eyebrows was just the beginning. The question that eventually arises is how did she recycle her sad story into a leverage to find what was missing in her? How did she manage to go through love and loss 7 times? Finally, did Kal... more
by Edward DeMarcoIn Ethiopia’s remote Lower Omo Valley, where our human ancestors first crafted tools, Africa’s most famous Indigenous peoples practice timeless rituals rooted in land and cattle, lives shaped by the sun, rain, and cosmos. Their world is shaken when Ethiopia’s development revolutionaries spot treasure in waters of the fabled Omo River tumbling from the highlands. The Omo will nourish the greatest agricultural dream in Ethiopia’s history, while pushing these ancient cultures to the brink. In this ... more
by Natalie GrandCult Girls based on a true story, tells the story of Talia and her friends as they struggle with growing suspicions that their faith is a patriarchal religious cult. It's a story of tremendous courage and female empowerment as Talia as her friends successfully free themselves told through a feminist lens with cautionary humor. Talia discusses the adversity faced as a young female raised in a cult that values its men over its women, meanwhile trying to find herself in the middle of several peer p... more
by Kwan Kew LaiKwan Kew Lai met her first Punjabi woman doctor while lying in a hospital bed with a severe kidney infection at the age of fourteen. Watching the woman walk away down the hall, Kwan Kew was convinced she could, and would, carve out her own destiny. In the British Straits Settlement of Penang Island, she was born into an impoverished Chinese family of two boys and ten girls on the cusp of the Japanese occupation during World War Two. She did not wish to repeat the life of her uneducated mother, b... more
by Arlene MccainWhile the first part of the book is a more conventional memoir following the narrative of Arlene's life, the second part is focused on the establishment of her unique medical practice and consists primarily of letters, Facebook posts, and journal entries. This story transitions to the establishment of McCain Whole Health Care, the first direct primary care practice in the central Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, as an outgrowth of her spiritual and religious calling.
by Gabriel PattersonReminding Me of Mo is The Sandlot meets Boyz N The Hood.
by Ken BaxterThis astonishing true life story of suicide, incarceration ,and redemption is a journey of love , learning and Philosophy of understanding the human condition that has to read to be believed