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  • Captured By COVID

    by Michael Bowers
    Captured by COVID is a true story that describes actual events experienced by the author. What started out as a hospital admission due to COVID evolved into a series of unimaginable events. The details of torture, abandonment and betrayal are real. Captured by COVID is an essential read for those that want to understand what goes through the brain of a near death comatose patient. Captured by COVID is not political nor does it explore vaccines, masks, or validity of the disease
  • Six Hours: Running For My Life in the Grand Canyon

    by Rick Mater
    Six Hours: Running For My Life in the Grand Canyon is the true story of one man’s attempt to defy the odds and run the 17 treacherous miles to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up to the South Rim… as a 64-year-old cardiac patient. Rick Mater is a seasoned runner who has survived a heart attack and has multiple stents in his “widow-maker” artery. In his words, he shares how the high-risk run was more than an athletic endeavor, and how it compelled him to reflect on life, mortality, and his... more
  • The Magistrate, Family man, Fisherman, Friend

    by Rick Siangco and Deb Gomez
    The Magistrate is truly a modern Americana story of a first- generation immigrant son born in Hawai'i who learns to balance his 1950s American values with those of the old country that his parents brought with them from the Philippine Islands. Born in 1939 in Hawai'i, Rick's mother dies of cancer when he is 5 years old. His eldest sister promises their mother on her dying bed to raise him and his siblings, six children, 3 months to 10 years old, together with her own eventual 9 children. Taking... more
  • The Girls' Guide To Off Grid Living: A Memoir

    by Amanda Kovattana
    Having asked the question why would a woman want to design and build her own composting toilet, Amanda Kovattana traces her preference for simple living to the pre-industrialized Thailand of her childhood and her coming of age as a lesbian in a California of the ‘70s. Part nostalgic memoir, part exploration she walks away from family connections and the lure of high tech fortunes in pursuit of an off-grid existence. Now a six year veteran of tiny house living, she discovers why a woman born of ... more
  • Life Support: Surviving Guillain-Barre Syndrome - A Mother's Story of Hope and Recovery

    by Holly Frances

    Weeks after giving birth, Holly Frances went from being a healthy 26-year-old new mom to paralyzed and on life support—in less than 72 hours. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Holly was trapped in her own body, unable to move, speak, or hold her newborn daughter.

    Life Support tells the story of how Holly struggled to overcome the despair, hopelessness and pain of recovery, to regain her health and get back to being a mother to her daugh... more

  • Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness

    by Will Hall
    Outside Mental Health: Voices and Visions of Madness reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, "What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world?" More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human spirit by transforming society. An expansive set of int... more
  • Has The Lady Been Yet?

    by Kit Derrick
    No-one knows what to expect when a parent or loved one is diagnosed with dementia. Kit Derrick’s ‘Has The Lady Been Yet?’ follows his own journey down this path, from the initial diagnosis to the ultimate loss of his mother. The book traces the practicalities of caring, but also quite openly discusses the emotions, guilt and helplessness of finding yourself in that role. But as the book points out, there are moments of joy in the darkest of times, and there is always hope for the good days. And ... more
  • Another Camino Story: Learning to walk my own Camino through life on 500 miles to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    by John Seegers
    Everyone that walks the Camino de Santiago has their own story to tell. In the fall of 2021, John, at age 67, walked 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. He walked with his friends Rick and Dave. This is John’s story. A story that turned out different than expected. Share his experiences along The Way of Saint James. Walking this ancient pilgrimage road, John learned to walk his own Camino throug... more
  • Quest

    by John Graham
    Quest—Risk, Adventure and the Search for Meaning John Graham shipped out on a freighter when he was 16, hitchhiked through the Algerian Revolution at 19, and was on the team that made the first ascent of Denali’s North Wall at 20—a climb so dangerous it’s never been repeated. He hitchhiked around the world at 22, reporting in the Boston Globe on a every war he came across. A US Foreign Service Officer for 15 years, he was in the middle of the 1969 revolution in Libya and the war in Vietnam, w... more
  • The Time of My Life: A Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Memoir

    by Mike the Barman
    Ready for the time of your life? Mike the Barman invites you to go behind-the-scenes of Mountain Lake, the Dirty Dancing resort, to experience the ongoing romance, mystique and adventure that makes visitors keep coming back for more. Get an up close and personal tour of Mountain Lake Resort, the movie’s primary shooting location and stand-in for “Kellerman’s Mountain House.” It’s here that, years after the movie’s release, fans gather to relive the film’s allure with Dirty Dancing Weekends fu... more
  • Love Soars the Skies, A mother's quest to reach her son

    by Linda Ann Jones
    My book is a memoir about the heartbreaking devastation of losing my son and my steadfast belief in the supreme, unyielding power of a mother’s love to soar past the stars and reach him in the place he now resides.
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    by Maryla Mary Storm

    The Miracle Isn’t Surviving Cancer—The Miracle is Thriving While Fighting Cancer

  • Accidental Sisters

    by Katherine Caire
    Kathe isn’t interested in learning her birth parents’ identities, just the details of their health. But what begins as a simple investigation takes a startling swerve when the social worker who sends the records fails to redact her birth mother’s name. To her surprise, she finds herself combing through vital records, researching every lead she can get her hands on.But when her investigation uncovers a half-sister that Kathe never imagined existed, she must decide: open her heart and mind to a s... more
  • Love and Kisses, Charlie: WWII LETTERS FROM A JEWISH-AMERICAN SERVICEMAN

    by Joshua Gerstein
    What do you write home to your Jewish mother when you’re in the middle of fighting a global war unlike anything before or since? If you’re Charlie Fletcher, you give near-daily updates covering all kinds of details of life. Fletcher’s letters, which were sent to his mother, father, and sister, reveal a personal side of life during wartime for one soldier training in the U.S. and then marching through Europe. His devotion to Jewish culture, holidays, and community comes shining through in this t... more
  • The Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don't Rise: Pentimento Memories of Mom and Me

    by Robert W. Norris

    The Good Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise: Pentimento Memories of Mom and Me traces the trials, tribulations, and unbreakable bond of two Pacific Northwest characters. Kay Schlinkman grows up on the banks of the Columbia River in the 1930s and 1940s. She overcomes a small logging town’s ostracism in the late 1950s for her divorce, excommunication by the Catholic Church for remarrying, severe criticism and rejection for defending her son’s refus... more

  • Memories of a Reluctant Soldier

    by Bruce Conroe
    A personal account of a draftee’s Army life in the mid-1950s, when world events created great tension. A close look at a different time.
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