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by Robert KeprtaHaving immigrated to the US at age 10 with his parents Frank wanted to visit his Homeland, now the Czech Republic but was not yet a naturalized US citizen. Arriving in the Czech Republic his passport was lifted and he was declared a Czech Citizen and by judicial fiat placed in the Czech Army. He deserted, made his way to Hamburg, stowed away on a ship to America, detained at Ellis Island and to be sent back to Europe to be shot as a deserter. He managed to get a message back to his wife in Te... more
by Terri CampbellDad is drunk on the lounge, in his undies. He says he’s tired. He's always exhausted, but he doesn’t do much. His knuckles are bleeding from a punch up with his best mate. He doesn’t care about his hands or his best mate. He doesn’t give a shit about anything, really. Mum just fell through the door. She’s drunk too and really bloody angry. Mum screams a lot when her other boyfriends don’t love her enough. It’s okay, though red lipstick and wine always make her feel better. I was a scared, skin... more
by Paul Adrian McGowanDeliver Us from Evil: Sing to the Lord and Dance with the Devil; Synopsis By PAUL ADRIAN McGowan One stormy midnight, during what became known as 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, PETER & SHIRLEY GROWER, a famous Gospel Singing Duo, arrive at the home of PAUL MCGOWAN, a close friend and Deacon in their Church Fellowship. Shirley has laryngitis and needs prayer. Peter, unbeknown to PAUL, is possessed by an Evil Spirit out to destroy Paul & his family. During Paul's Prayer, the Spirit manife... more
by Jay LindBetween the Lines: A Memoir about Addiction, Empathy, and Evolution For years, Jay Lind lived between the lines of society’s moral and legal boundaries. But his smooth, privileged life was interrupted when his dad died and his drug addiction snowballed out of control. Between the Lines is the moving saga of Jay’s descent into addiction, his darkest choices, and his struggles in recovery, as told through short vignettes about the many people who touched his life at some of the most critical... more
by Melanie Hope LangMelanie Hope Lang’s early life was one of hardships, abuse, and difficulties on multiple levels. She suffered through a string of six fathers and an indifferent mother for many years. Instead of breaking, Melanie survived to discover the inner strength we all possess but few access. It was during this formative period she learned an important truth. That we hold the keys to our destiny. Seven Parents, Daughter to None is far from an easy read, for through it we confront the demons lurking deep ... more
by Christine HennebergIn Boundless, respected writer and physician Christine Henneberg takes on the most polarizing and provocative issue of our time: What does it mean to choose—or choose not—to have a child, and what does it mean when that choice isn’t yours to make? As a young physician in training, Henneberg imagines deliberately shaping her life by her choices. But when she finds herself pregnant and performing late-term abortions, she is forced to reckon with the hardest questions: What is the source of her age... more
by Toyin Sebastien AjimatiPoems, Poetry, and Thoughts, stemming from the late 1990s to early 2000s about life occurrences of all sorts stemming from family, friends, loved one's passed away and life itself while growing up in Canada (Ottawa then the beginnings of my time in Toronto with a brief stop in New York City). The writings also explore topics such as triumph, love, hatred, vulnerability, physical adoration and mental adoration, life, and the difficulties we go through individually and at times with others in our ... more
by Juliet Young
Paris, 1990s. Carefree, confident and curious about the world around her, Juliet takes leave from her comfortable existence back home and embarks on a journey to Paris. Her goals are to perfect her French, find a job and have exhilarating adventures in Europe for a year or two.
Chronicling her story from an idyllic childhood in a Toronto suburb to France where she lives and works today, we follow Juliet—first to Montpellier to study French at Paul Valéry Un... more
by Michael Boyajian
Mike and Jeri leave behind their Brooklyn and Long Island lifestyles for a vacation in the sun west to San Francisco and then down the coast to Big Sur, Monterey, Pebble Beach and Carmel. Then they set off for a four hour drive to Yosemite in their clown car, a tiny Geo Metro. Jeri falls immediately in love with San Francisco wanting to stay and send for their things confident that as a coordinator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art she can land a job at an art museum in San Franci... more
by Yellow StreamersSHINE is a cohesive and satirical look into Yellow Streamers early life. Showcasing a series of short stories that will make you laugh, cry and jive. "Degrading, beautifully wild & full of talent, you'll either hate it or love it, this should be everyone's cup of tea!".
by Yellow StreamersPublic Enemy No.1 is the second book from author Yellow Streamers. A Satirical look on modern travel and the way our middle class society views it. Every trip has to come from an idea, an idea to leave something behind, an idea to create something new, an idea to change. What does travel mean to you?
by Yellow StreamersUnhinged, A self help guide on how to fuck up your life. Is a series of short stories that eventually lead the author to his own sanity through the growth and years of his mid 20's. It's a satire at nature but highlights some confronting issues like suicide, anorexia and alcoholism. Unhinged is the third book from author Yellow Streamers in his series of self published stories based on real life.
by Joan Barnes CopelandTwelve Sweetpotatoes is an Americana reflection of the author’s life on her mother’s hardscrabble tobacco farm in Eastern North Carolina in the mid-60s. The reader joins the author as she tells her stories along her ultimate path to healing from life-shaping family alcoholism, mental illness, loss, and suffering. It is a dark story and an inspirational book for anyone wishing to change their life from the drama and chaos of dysfunction to a life of peace and, perhaps, joy. “I realized that I ha... more
by Richard H. ShriverAt forty-three years old, during the height of the Cold War, author Richard H. Shriver was offered an appointment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as director of telecommunications and command-and-control systems. He had a long-standing desire to see from the inside how the government functioned. So Shriver sold his interest in a successful company and took the plunge. In Glimpses of an Uncharted Life, he shares the consequences of that decision and what life was like from that p... more
by Michael Boyajian
Join lovers Mike and Jeri as they discover the romantic true secrets of one of the great world capitals born of the civilization of the Aztecs and before them the rulers of the mysterious pyramids of Teotihuacan into modern times with world class artists like Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera as well as writers like Carlos Fuentes and Octavio Paz where not even systemic earthquakes or the city's gradual sinking into the Aztec lake it was built over can stop its march to world glory.<... more
by Jamiyl Samuels
"My son is my hero."
The long-awaited follow-up from the author of "Pass The Torch: How A Young Black Father Challenges the Deadbeat Dad Stereotype", "Speak II Me" takes an honest and unflinching look at a man whose dreams of having a son carry on his name take an unexpected turn when he learns his child is on the Autism spectrum.
Initially paralyzed by denial and fear of what having a child with a disability would mean for his legacy, Jamiyl has to m... more