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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.
by Jennifer A. Payne“She thought about him often over the years. Looked him up online occasionally to see where he was and if he was all right. It wasn’t until last fall that she found his email address, and several months more before she got up the courage to write.” So begins the epistolary novella Water Under the Bridge, a sort-of love story told through a series of emails, about two people who reconnect after 15 years and work to reconcile their pasts…and futures. It’s a story about being brave and speaki... more
by Paul GormanHaunted for thirty years by a dream of a female friend’s death eight years before she died in a skydiving accident, Filmmaker Paul Gorman hopes to unlock the mystery of his dream by making a film about her. Gorman’s memoir tells the remarkable story about the making of his 2014 award winning documentary film, "Ride The Sky". Gorman retraces pioneering skydiver Joan Carson’s nomadic life from the time of her death in 1981 back to her childhood. His journey uncovers a cult-like band of skydivers a... more
by Paul GormanSeeking adventure in 1969, nineteen-year-old Paul Gorman sets off on what becomes a wild and terrifying solo hitchhiking trip to Europe. Less than twenty-four hours later, he experiences 120 mph car chases between cops and ex-cons, becoming a fugitive. Shortly after arriving in Europe, he endures a snowstorm and heads south in search of sunny beaches and cheap prices, landing in possibly the most fascist country since WWII: dictator Francisco Franco's Spain. Struggling to survive, he relies on s... more
by H. Walter VanderHeideFrom the Appalachian Mountains of the east to the Rocky Mountains of the west, each U.S. state has one geographical point rising above the rest. Rugged mountains such as Montana’s Granite Peak and Washington’s Rainier clearly make the list, yet this collection of 50 highpoints also includes unfamiliar hills and gentle landmarks often located in obscure parts of the country. Discover the adventure and follow my 20-year journey from North Carolina’s Mount Mitchell, to the top of Denali Alaska, ... more
by Jody WhiteBeing forced to confront death is a profound opportunity to explore what it means to be alive. In 1999, on the cusp of adulthood and newly in love, Jody White's whole world caved in, taking his breath away. He was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of acute leukaemia and given two weeks to live. After a whirlwind of intensive treatment, and close to death, he drifted between worlds, dreaming himself into the care of a wizened old cowboy, his own personal SWAT team and an old crone who ... more
by Marci Glidden SavageOn August 13, 2014, Marci found Paul, her beloved husband of thirty-four years, dead by suicide. No warning. No explanation. No final good-bye. Less than five years later, on March 15, 2019, the unthinkable happened again. Michael, Marci's second husband of only eight months, was found dead by suicide as well. In And No One Saw It Coming, Marci vulnerably shares her journey from anger, hopelessness, and sorrow to acceptance and joy while offering hope to others facing similar situations today. ... more
by Jerry Zezima“One for the Ageless: How to Stay Young and Immature Even If You’re Really Old” is a merry romp through the golden years, a funny guide to surviving retirement, a heartwarming chronicle of long-overdue family reunions, and a book that will make you feel like a kid again.
by Ignacio J. EstebanATF Undercover is by retired ATF Special Agent Ignacio J. Esteban detailing his dangerous undercover cases with repeat violent offenders, gang members, armed drug dealers and international firearms traffickers.
by Lesley LoweInspired by true events, Autumn Gold celebrates the indomitable courage embodied by young biracial lawyer Vashti Warner. At age 34, Vashti radiates good health and is an excellent litigator in a district attorney’s office where she seeks to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged and disenfranchised. Suddenly she is diagnosed with multiple myeloma, and undergoes high-risk medical treatments never parting with her humor or passion for life—and in large measure buoyed by her renewed re... more
by Bill Dutcher
Like a mosaic, my book is composed of bits and pieces of memories dating back to the end of World War II. Its goal is to show what a balanced life looks like. From running my own neighborhood gang of "Little Rascals" to turning a journalism degree and a $500 investment into a family owned, multi-million dollar oil and gas producing company, my life has felt like a balancing act on a roller coaster. In this book, written as a septuagenarian sesquipedalian, I look back on my eff... more
by Paul W. J. O'Brien“Big Wheels Rolling On” portrays many events that transpired over several decades in the author’s life, the majority as an adult. From funny things that happened to dangerous life threatening situations, the short stories contained in these pages center around real life interactions with key players that were a part of Paul’s life. A canoe trip that “went south” to a near death experience while trucking. While flying, a near miss with a flock of geese, to loneliness and fear in a serious blizzar... more