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by Janet Hogan Chapman, Ed. D.This memoir gives an account of the culture and events among teachers and administrators in a suburban elementary school. The book is organized in three parts. The first is anecdotal background about educational experiences that influenced the author’s later philosophy as an educator and details the journey that led her to Freedomville Intermediate School. The second part began as an academic research exercise for the author’s doctoral dissertation. Actual journal entries for a complete school y... more
by Meg McGovernWe’re Good is an inspiring story about a well-rounded teenage athlete whose life changed in the blink of an eye. It started as a day of fun on the beaches of Block Island with a bunch of high school friends reunited, relishing in their first days of summer after finishing freshman year of college. The mood changed when Chris and his friends took their last swim before catching the ferry back home. Chris, a D1 swimmer at the College of Charleston, dove into the ocean to race his friends when he... more
by Margaret L. Brandeis
In this thrilling true-life adventure, a crazy 17 year quest for sunken treasure transforms a young woman into a modern-day female buccaneer. She searches the waters of the Bahamas, the Caribbean and South America batteling hurricanes, sea snakes, witches, bureaucrats and rival treasure hunters. The story weaves historical details and philosophical insights that allow the reader to discover a secret about physical reality that is more valuable than all the gold at the bottom of the sea.... more
by Susan CafarelliHIGHLIGHTS: • You will discover how the Cross Symbol is connected to Christianity as well as primal religion and Hinduism. • The world of symbol will come alive for you. • Audio meditations using ancient mantras are embedded into the book. • Creative Journal exercises included in the book enhances your creativity. • Your understanding of religion will grow by leaps and bounds. • You will experience the Divine Feminine through sound.
by Jean-Philippe Soulé
Two men, three years, seven countries, 3000 miles...
The Central American Sea Kayak Expedition 2000 (CASKE2000) is an inspiring journey of exploration, endurance, and self-discovery that takes Jean-Philippe Soulé and his traveling partner Luke Shullenberger from Baja California all the way to Panama.
During this unfathomably grueling expedition, they will face every manner of threat, from sharks, crocodiles, and bandits to stormy seas, malaria, an... more
by David E. GatesA deeply personal and heart-wrenching account of David becoming a father and then finding out several years later that his daughter wasn’t his. David’s story and the effect this had on him, his family and loved ones is moving and tragic. Thought-provoking, honest, extraordinary, revealing. A damning indictment of the Child Support Agency and Family Courts. A quite extraordinary and unique true story.
by Erinn PirloBreastfeeding is the most natural and intuitive thing a woman will ever do. It is also the most challenging and underappreciated. Sitting for hours each day breastfeeding, often in solitude, makes nursing both demanding and a test of true fortitude. This week-by-week memoir written in real-time during breastfeeding, offers fellow breastfeeding mothers camaraderie, thought-provoking ideas (combined with scientific data and knowledge), sympathy, a strong point-of-view, and a long-distance friendsh... more
by Kevin Christopher Brown
When I was dating a woman in my post-college days, I would always tell her stories about the juvenile, immature, borderline criminal stuff we did in college. She always wanted more… more stories (now get your dirty little mind out of the gutter and focus), saying she’d never really done anything in college except attend class and study. What the FUCK?! We did everything in college EXCEPT study. Well, that’s not entirely true. We played hard, but we worked pretty damned hard... more
by John SearanckeOn the brink of retirement, John and his wife Sally are determined to end a life at the grindstone in grimy and wet Lancashire. Together with their beloved Jack Russell/Staffie cross, Freddie, a rescue dog from the local RSPCA, they embark on the journey of a lifetime and relocate to the island of Tenerife. Selling up, they make the move to the north of Tenerife, a part almost unknown to the casual tourist – their very own hidden paradise, a world away from the 'tourist trap' that is the sou... more
by John SearanckeA rescue mission originally thought of as lasting for a year or two turned into a 35 year lifetime love affair with a beautiful old building. There were to be battles royal with neighbours not wanting their status quo to be altered, and with the local fire authority who sought to impose draconian new safety measures. John Searancke came to the role of hotelkeeper almost accidentally, and most definitely with much reluctance. After his parents’ marriage fell apart, he was dragooned in, at ... more
by Amelia S. HussainAmelia navigates the sea change after an encounter with a handsome stranger leads her to Islam. She invites the reader to play voyeur as she travels a thorny path through multiple identity transformations and her struggles to belong in two disparate worlds. Compelling, smart, and occasionally pained, Amelia weaves in important contemporary issues around religion and race with empathy and humor.
by Daniel NicewongerCancer has a way of upending every area of one’s life, as well as the lives of those near the patient. Pastor Daniel Nicewonger shares with honesty and vulnerability his journey following a diagnosis of stage IV colon cancer. He writes with openness, sharing the joys and struggles of learning to truly live with cancer. Daniel shares of learning to walk with his oncology team, how the journey affected the caregivers in his life, and the disruption to family and work life. The Journey Continues is... more
by Renee Nickell
Her world came crashing down when she got the call saying her brother had been killed. Major Samuel Griffith was one of the most beloved and humble Marine Corps Officers to serve his country. Fiercely dedicated to becoming an F-18 aviator, he embodied perseverance and grit. He led his men with wisdom beyond his years and loved making everyone laugh. Sam was truly living the dream. One tragic day, Sam was killed in action, leaving behind a now “Gold Starred” wife, children, parents... more
by Julie L. SeelySkinny House-A Memoir of Family is a granddaughter’s story about the grandfather she never met and the famous house he built in Mamaroneck, New York. This rare, first-rate family saga of three generations of an African American family poses a question for all of us: What do we really know about the dreams and aspirations of our ancestors?
by Margot GengerOut of desperation to escape the confines of her small Northern California town, Genger breaks every rule of her 1970s social class, gender, and upbringing to become a long-haul truck driver. Shift Happens will make you laugh, cringe, and celebrate as Margot navigates the underground life of long-haul truck driving with 11 different driving partners. She criss-crosses the U.S. delivering everything from Hustler Magazines to Washington State apples — sees both the beauty and the meanness that ... more
by Paul BarachThe funny, true story of a 750-mile Buddhist pilgrimage, an unprepared office worker, and everything that went wrong along the way.