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  • Compositions on Compassion and Other Emotions

    by Bob McNeil
    In Compositions on Compassion and Other Emotions, celebrated poet, essayist, and artist Bob McNeil explores the importance of love and hope in healing from the pandemic and endemic violence. But perhaps most of all, this collection explores our collective mortality. Deeply personal while completely universal, this collection was conceived of when McNeil was bedridden with a collapsed lung that endangered his heart. Faced with the real prospect of imminent death, “I culled some of my writing and... more
  • I’m Not Dead… Yet

    by Dr. Joshua J. Caraballo

    In "I'm Not Dead...Yet: How I Turned My Misfortunes Into Strengths," Industrial-Organizational Psychologist Dr. Joshua J. Caraballo takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the depths of his personal struggles and triumphant resilience. With poignant honesty and raw vulnerability, Joshua shares his battles with mental health, addiction, self-hate, surviving cancer, and coming to terms with his queer identity.

    This memoir is an open invitation into Joshua's lif... more

  • In the End: A Memoir about Faith and a Novel about Doubt

    by Karie Luidens
    Part memoir, part novel, In the End offers a kaleidoscopic portrait of God as seen through the eyes of a child. Christianity was the author's birthright: she is the daughter of a pastor, granddaughter of missionaries, and so on for generations. In her earliest memories, God feels like a member of the family, bearing a promise of eternal life in heaven. But as she ventures beyond the parsonage, the world complicates those simple beliefs. The God of her understanding evolves from father figu... more
  • Surviving Blake

    by Perpetual Survivor

    "Surviving Blake" is a compelling narrative chronicling the tumultuous journey of a courageous gay martial artist and his relationship with a US Veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. With stark honesty, it delves into the complexities of their marriage and subsequent divorce, exposing the raw reality of the abuse endured at the hands of a narcissistic psychopath with Machiavellian tendencies who was a professional interrogator trained in the art of manipulation.

    Through vivid storytelli... more

  • Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light

    by Tammy René
    Tammy René is a survivor of extreme childhood abuse. She has found healing from its effects and shares her journey to instill hope in other victims and understanding in communities. If you are asking how to heal from childhood trauma, or if it's even possible, Miracles in the Dark: How a Childhood Cult and Abuse Survivor Reclaimed the Light can help answer those questions. It is a compelling and raw story of overcoming the trauma of childhood abuse. In Miracles in the Dark you will gain insight... more
  • awfully hilarious: period pieces

    by Heather Hendrie
    In an intimate, courageous, and transformative collection, 26 girls and women of all ages share poems and stories exploring the ups and downs of menstruation, from first period to post-menopause. The award-winning anthology awfully hilarious series returns with its second installment, period pieces, featuring that most ubiquitous “time of the month.” These short pieces of prose and poetry illuminate our collective fascination, trepidation and shame around the biology of periods: from pre-pubesc... more
  • Awfully Hilarious: Stories We Never Tell

    by Heather Hendrie
    These are the untold tales of our times. This hand-selected crew of emerging writers share brave, true stories that the world needs right now. If you've ever gotten drunk, peed your pants in public, or gone on a bad date, you'll find solace here. This is a courageous tell-all, from the trenches of Tinder, to the kinds of experiences with tiny toilets that we've all been told to keep to ourselves. These refreshing pages contain the kind of poignant and hilarious truth-telling that have the power... more
  • Higher Love

    by Anne Kiehl Friedman
    Anne spent decades chasing professional accomplishment, marriage and family, thighs that didn’t touch… everything society told her to want. But all that got her was depression, anxiety, and a broken engagement. Then, her dad invited her to Amsterdam where recreational “magic mushrooms” imparted a series of visions that began a life-changing journey of self-acceptance, learning to make peace with her body, and finding true love. In intimate detail, Higher Love shares the wisdom gl... more
  • For the Love of God: A Memoir

    by Jackie Guinn
    In 1972, Jackie was twenty-two years old and had been married and divorced twice. After finally getting out of a turbulent marriage, she learned that her baby daughter, Jenny, was profoundly brain-damaged and would probably never walk or talk. When Jackie decided to take care of Jenny by herself rather than put her in an institution, Jenny’s pediatrician also told her to include a social life for herself. To pay for Jenny’s mounting medical bills, Jackie worked two jobs. One as a cocktail ... more
  • My Journey of Captivity: The Story of a German POW

    by Helga McKee
    Hans Gussmann, a German soldier, endured nearly three years of internment by the Allies after World War II-a forgotten chapter overshadowed by the more well-known tales of prisoners held by the Russians. "Prisoner of Peace" unveils this untold story, offering a true and sometimes humorous account based on Gussmann's prison notebooks and memoirs. This narrative diverges from the battles of combat, focusing instead on the daily struggles for survival as a German POW laborer. Gussmann, drafted into... more
  • My Father's Suitcase

    by Mary Garden
    A gripping tale of resilience and survival that offers hope to others who have experienced family violence and suffered at the hands of a sibling. A deeply personal and heartbreaking memoir that explores the troubled relationship between Mary Garden and her younger sister, Anna. (Anna died in 2023, after a short illness.) Mary unpacks her life of growing up in New Zealand in the 1950s and 60s, before making Australia home. She reveals complex layers of intergenerational trauma, including ... more
  • Golden Scars

    by Emily Barry Zarecki
    Golden Scars is the story of my breast cancer journey as well as the seemingly insurmountable life challenges that helped me face a cancer battle with determination and positivity. While the main plotline of the book details my cancer journey, a sub-plot includes flashbacks of those significant life challenges, including losing my husband to suicide, solo parenting our three young children, embracing love again and supporting my mom in her short battle with ovarian cancer.
  • Father, Son, and Soldering Gun

    by Steven V. Mycynek
    A collection of stories about my father and the time he spent with me growing up, written for a general teen to adult audience. The stories have themes of math/engineering, parenting, religion, loss, growth, and humor, with some reflection on the human condition in general.
  • Elk Love: A Montana Memoir

    by Lynne Spriggs O'Connor
    Having spent ten summers on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation near Glacier National Park, part of her doctoral fieldwork for a PhD in Native American Art History, forty-two-year-old Lynne Spriggs thinks of Montana as her healing place. When she moves to “Big Sky Country” from the East Coast in a quest to reset her life, she has high hopes for what awaits her. Great Falls, a farming and military town in central Montana, is not what Lynne imagined when she decided to leave city life behind. But ... more
  • Tuned In - Memoirs of a Piano Man: Behind the Scenes with Music Legends and Finding the Artist Within

    by Jim Wilson

    Emerging from a troubled childhood in a broken West Texas home, a young man moves to Los Angeles to pursue fame and fortune as a singer-songwriter. He soon strays from his mission when his piano tuning sideline blossoms into a career as piano technician to the entertainment industry's biggest names. His help in the development of the world's first MIDI-adapter for acoustic piano leads to him sharing adventures, sessions, meals, and laughs with dozens of his childhood heroes. His front row sea... more

  • Acres of Oak

    by Richard R. Kurrasch
    Unprecedented levels of change have transformed the American landscape in recent decades, the shape and function of organized religion very much included. Mainstream Protestantism especially has found itself increasingly marginalized in a culture largely indifferent to a mission or purpose that even its own members do not always clearly understand. This memoir reflects the author’s fifty years of pastoral ministry navigating a pathway for just such a church. A common thread weaves its way throug... more