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  • Always One Step Ahead of the Storm

    by Phoebe Wilby
    With cyclones Wanda and Tracy acting as bookends, the O'Briens swap their comfortable suburban home in Brisbane for a 17.5-foot caravan and the adventures of a lifetime. Travel along with Phoebe, her mum, Stephanie, and the rest of her family, as she takes us along for the ride, travelling across Western New South Wales, into Victoria, through South Australia and across The Nullarbor Plain into Western Australia - and then back home and up the Queensland coast! Although decades have passed since... more
  • Bad Karma: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell

    by Paul Wilson
    In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convic... more
  • Pretty Boy Blues: A Broken Child's Search for Wholeness and Love, A Memoir

    by Barbara McIntyre
    Barbara grows up in a motherless home where she is abandoned, neglected and abused. She becomes a juvenile delinquent by the age of 11, a high-school dropout and mother at 17, and a twice divorced single mother of two sons by 27. Not knowing if she was smart or stupid, she started college at the age of 29, and after ten full-time years earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Professional success followed, but personal success did not. She continued to struggle through multiple relations... more
  • Pretty Boy Blues: A Broken Child's Search for Wholeness and Love, A Memoir

    by Barbara McIntyre
    Barbara was an abandoned, neglected and abused child in a motherless home with a distant, disturbed father. She was a juvenile delinquent by the age of 11, a high-school dropout and mother at age 17, and a twice divorced single mother of two by the age of 27. She started college for the first time at age 29 and, after ten years of full-time study, earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Professional and personal success did not, however, coincide. Barbara's struggles and challenges cont... more
  • Surreality: Strange Tales of a Man Sitting Down the Bar from You

    by J.D. Bradley
    Stories of an unusual man, who's had a strange life, and his reactions to bizarre circumstances.
  • Adventures of a Serial Entrepreneur

    by Fred Duffy
    The true but crazy adventures of an Irish entrepreneur who survived bomb threats from the IRA, a confrontation with a Saudi military commander, the stock market crash of 1987 and navigating some of the world’s most dangerous oceans in the Navy, to build a series of world-class businesses. A job in the oil industry giant Shell Corporation gives Fred the idea to start the first private oil refinery in Ireland. Threatened by the IRA with bomb plots and death threats, Fred refuses to give in and ... more
  • Favor: How Stroke Struggle and Surgery Helped Me Find My Life's Purpose

    by Kawan Glover
    Favor is a memoir that covers a period in my life from 2012-2018. During that time, I had a stroke, multiple brain surgeries, and mental health challenges. During that time, I also fell in love, unknowingly found faith, and became a man. Favor is really about a boy coming of age and navigating through the challenges of life. My world is turned upside down, and the reader will follow the journey to see how it's put right again. The core message is simple: There's always hope.
  • In Society's Web

    by Edwin Cruz
    This is a narrative of an exceptionally inspiring, thought provoking, and true account of one man’s life altering journey into the abyss of captivity in the Illinois penal system. As he encounters the harsh reality of incarceration and the constant confrontations with both guard and inmate, he comes to his realization that the environment of prison and the ghetto are not dissimilar at all. As he is shuffled from one institution to another because his pride refuses to succumb to the status-quo, h... more
  • Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets

    by Donna Kelleher
    Zen and the Art of Caring for Pets is a heartfelt and inspiring story of overcoming the challenges of pet care. This book will help veterinarians, animal rescue volunteers, animal shelter workers, veterinary technicians, environmental advocates and anyone who has a special place in their heart for animals. Elaborating on a variety of holistic modalities, this book addresses some of the common obstacles to optimal pet care such as unhealthy food ingredients, over-vaccination and weakening genetic... more
  • Summerlands

    by Jenny Chapman
    In the final instalment of her trilogy, Jenny Chapman describes a personal journey around the landscape of the Glastonbury Zodiac. The resulting story is a fascinating insight into how to heal childhood trauma and grief, and the need to move beyond them and communicate with the spirit worlds. Jenny uses story, myth and legend to vividly communicate each step of her journey. As she attempts to unravel the mysteries of King Arthur’s round table and her own psyche, she encounters the Underworld whe... more
  • STEALING BABY JESUS: A Treasury of Ludicrous Attempts to Rescue Christmas

    by Bernadette Nason
    Inspired by her mother's attempts to create joyful traditions in tough times, and by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Bernadette Nason has been forever striving to find the perfect Christmas, even though childhood memories haunt her. When she reads that her hometown of Winchester is vying for the coveted title of "Most Christmassy Town in Britain," she's gob-smacked. Most Christmassy town? Snort! Not on your nelly! Suddenly, the ghosts of Christmases past are back, and Nason is reflecting on ... more
  • Misfit in Hell to Heaven Expat

    by M. K. McDaniel

    Early 2000, I was placed into a medically-induced coma and onto a ventilator for three weeks. During that time, I awoke in Hell. Standing up to the demands of Demons, I eventually found myself in Heaven and was greeted by my recently-deceased best friend. Being told "I had too much left to do" preceded my exit from the coma. This memoir encompasses my journey to, during, and after the life-twisting event and contains the messages I was sent back to share.

  • Autobioscenes & Necrographies

    by Norman Weeks

    Autobioscenes: A word coined by the author to describe episodes from his life. And so, not a full straight-through autobiography, but a series of scenes.

    Then, necrographies. Biographies are life stories. Necrographies, another word coinage of the author, are death stories of people with whom the author had some acquaintance.

    Put together, they are Autobioscenes & Necrographies, “Some Personal Experiences of Life and Death”, reported in 65 short narratives arr... more

  • One Day Stronger: How One Union Local Saved a Mill and Changed an Industry--and What It Means for American Manufacturing

    by Thomas M. Nelson
    In August, 2017, the death knell sounded for yet another troubled American manufacturer: Appleton Coated, a historic paper mill in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley. The mill and its parts were set to be sold for scrap, devastating a community. But then the unlikely happened. Dedicated union workers teamed with a lone local official to leverage an obscure legal strategy proposed by a community-minded attorney to stop the sale, enable a profitable new business plan, and save hundreds of jobs. In a wor... more
  • Without A Voice: A Woman's Journey to Resiliency

    by Erika Obando
    Brought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika's growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps.
  • The Other Mrs. Samson

    by Ralph Webster
    Surviving two wars, sharing one husband, searching for answers. A hidden compartment in a black lacquer cabinet left in an attic reveals the secrets of two incredible women: Hilda, born and raised in one of the wealthiest Jewish families in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, and Katie, whose early life in Germany is marked by tragedy and death. Their lives are forever entwined by their love of the same man, the brilliant and compassionate Dr. Josef Samson. From the earliest, rough-and-tumb... more

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