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by Patrick DixonUsing poetry, prose and photography, Waiting to Deliver tells the story of a young man’s coming-of-age journey into the world of commercial fishing for salmon on the waters of Cook Inlet, Alaska. Starting as a 27-year old greenhorn schoolteacher from Indiana, Patrick Dixon works as a deckhand for two seasons before buying his own boat and permit. Through a series of missteps inspired by ignorance, inexperience and bad luck, he stumbles through twenty years of learning how to survive the dangers ... more
by Ellen NicholsRemember Whose Little Girl You Are captures the flavor of the Deep South like no author since Eudora Welty or Flannery O’Connor. Ellen Nichols encapsulates the tenor of small-town Southern life in the fifties and sixties, with its vicissitudes and hilarity. One is captured with her openness and drawn deeply into the dialogue-so much as to, according to one reader, sometimes feel guilty of spying. Read it and see if you want those times back- or are just relieved they’re gone.
by L. A. EspriuxThis book describes experiences growing up in the 1950s rural South. Through personal conflict and ambiguous identity, it is the life of one forced at an early age into an incompatible role that leads to joining the United States Marine Corps, later returning from the jungles of Vietnam a promoted Sergeant and decorated man of war. I remember as a child being told "little boys are made of snips, snails and puppy dog tails". Because of these early conflicts, this author now shares greater visio... more
by Jessica FahlI kept all of our secrets, avoiding people and situations where I might have to explain his behavior; I just didn’t realize I had done it. I had completely isolated myself and allowed him to create my reality. The embarrassment and shame were too much, but somehow, those feelings went away easily if I didn’t acknowledge them out loud. They could be washed away as if he didn’t really mean it that way or that I was reading too much into things, as he often told me. I Am Jess is my story about fal... more
by Mike MulhernAfter soaking up prevailing racial attitudes as a privileged white youth, the author found something wrong with the picture society had provided for him and went and lived and labored amongst disadvantaged blacks after experiencing a change of heart. Not all his experiences were gloriously wonderful, but he remained steadfast in his mission, realizing that if he condemned the entire black race for the dastardly deeds of the worst of them, he had to accept blame for the actions of the worst of th... more
by James Whipple MillerFor Boulanger, music creation was a sacred act to bring out the highest, most spiritual part of human nature… “The work of art… is an image of God.” —Nadia Boulanger to Igor Stravinsky, 1938 “With high intellectual standards, you can ask any sacrifice. With lower standards, spiritually or intellectually, you meet selfishness, weakness, and despair.” —Nadia Boulanger to Ruth Robbins September 1942 “And as life goes and the time shortens, it is harder. You may have heard of Dinu Lipatti... more
by Maria BlonWelcoming all brave hearts to join Maria, Rose, B.D. and David on many hilarious, sometimes heart breaking, always inspiring adventures where we all discover we can be more than we ever imagined. Join in on the fun and contemplation during your own healing journey to mentor yourself, as you are invited to awaken in ways you never thought possible. Calling all spiritual seekers, mentors, and parents to explore the hearts blooming tools which focus on you as a reader, after each engaging story. Th... more
Never Turn Your Back on the Tide: (Or, How I Married a Lying, Psychopathic Wannabe Murderer and Kinda Lived to Tell)by Kergan Edwards-StoutImagine thinking you had the ideal life. The perfect partner, on whom you relied and trusted. An infant child, newly adopted. Then one day, quite suddenly, the life you’ve led is turned upside down. Everything thought true becomes suspect. And you learn, quite quickly, that you can never again trust the person sleeping beside you. Like the wash of the waves, crashing onto the beach, you never know if the tumult will bring glittering riches, highlighted by the sun, or dark, murky residue of quest... more
by Susan ZarifRiding the Khamseen Wind is my autobiography about the 25 years I lived overseas. I worked in Vietnam during the War, 1970-72 (Ch. 4). It is from my perspective as an American woman. It was a life-changing experience. After that I wandered down the International Hippy Trail from India to Thailand & Laos. (Ch 5). Then I got back together with Salim, my college boyfriend, and we lived in Saudi Arabia for 16 years. (Ch 7). He is Lebanese and we went in and out of the war in Lebanon in the 70s and 8... more
by BENJAMIN PLUMBThis Story Is A Wakeup Call For All Introverts The Satisfied Introvert is Benjamin Plumb’s memoir of an obsession, a “winning recipe” that he adopts as a child so he can feel safe in an extroverted world. Every introvert child creates his or her own recipe. But if carried too far, as Ben finds out, it can provide a ruinous way to live. He realizes this only after decades of not knowing that the recipe is the reason why he never attains a feeling of security, and never fulfills the bright... more
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by L. John HarrisWhen a global pandemic, climate catastrophe and news of social and political chaos descended upon Berkeley, California in the Spring of 2020, artist and writer L. John Harris put aside all other projects to document the painful, surreal and at times hilarious effects on his community, his home, his mind and body, and on his gustatory pleasures. Harris' Little Plague Journal captures the big story of our Covid-19 pandemic - from March of 2020 through May of 2021 - with witty texts, fanciful illus... more
by Diana RadovanA woman in search of herself keeps on turning the kaleidoscope that is memory and life, searching for belonging and purpose, echoing into both past and future in a lyrical, deeply personal confession. Our Voices is a melancholic personal narration of what happened in a given time and place to a young girl and her father in an oppressive system and how their story was carried to the next generation. It is also a warning of what could happen to anyone, anywhere, as well as a scream of indignat... more
Distance to Mercy: A Fatherless Woman's Journey to Truth, Healing, and Purpose through Yoga and Spiritualityby Latasha Walker
In this self-help memoir, Latasha invites you into her childhood experience as a fatherless daughter and how she seeks to understand the difficulties this void presents in her relationships and her struggle for self-love and acceptance. Her relatable and revealing perspective on her life can help you open up to your darkest wounds.
Using spirituality and yoga philosophy as her guide, Latasha imparts knowledge and understanding of old and new healing tools for trauma and disappointment w... more
by Fawna AsfawAn empowering account of a lost daughter’s fight for her identity and sobriety—and her mission to help others. The only child of a doting Ethiopian father and a strong-willed African American mother, Fawna Asfaw felt her life shatter when she lost both her parents to illness. As grief pulled her into a downward spiral of addiction and shame, Fawna had to learn to harness her power and rebuild her life with a new perspective that changed everything.
by Howard LownesThe story is about a couple in England that were Quakers and prosecuted numerous times while preaching. Then after paying the fine to be released went back to preaching again.