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  • Love, Death & Tango

    by Maraya Loza Koxahn
    On the brink of menopause, the author takes a two-year sabbatical from her life and flees to Buenos Aires to dance tango and reinvent herself. Intent on taking a "pause" from men, she instead finds herself in a relationship with her dance partner—where the threat of his death has the potential to outweigh the romance. Catapulted into questioning her core beliefs, Maraya investigates love and other means of "enlightenment" in order to find "something more."
  • 23 Days At Montefiore Murder Mystery and Malpractice: A Patient Advocate's Odyssey

    by Sherri Jefferson
    Dismayed by the dangerous, deceitful, and deadly practices of New York's Montefiore Medical Center, their doctors, and lawyers who are hired to cover-up their abuses; 23 Days at Montefiore journeys the path of a patient advocate fighting to save the life of an elderly woman forced to suffer multiple experimental surgeries. She also observes the suffering of other patients and a systemic practice of abuse. A heart-wrenching read, this book explores 23 days of torment, denial of patient care, and... more
  • Europe on One Roll of the Dice: My Suspended Stories of Ideas (Zeitkritik)

    by Vasile V. Poenaru
    AUTHOR’S WRIT OF ENTANGLEMENT Once upon a time it so happened that I wrote a poem for my wife. I did it in the blink of an eye - with transcending metaphoric swing. Which makes it a quite tangible product of rather intangible facts, I guess. Soon enough there would be a letter in my mailbox: a writ from Germany. The State Chancellory of Lower Saxony was ordering me to recite the poem in front of a select audience at the EXPO 2000 Hannover (nn in German). Jawohl! Alles klar! Sir! Yes, ... more
  • The Beginning of the End

    by Tara Blair Ball

    "In 2017, Tara Blair Ball thought she had it all: a handsome husband, beautiful infant twins, and a great house in the suburbs. But then came a discovery that worked just like a grenade lofted into the middle of her superficially serene life: her husband had been secretly abusing drugs for years, he had a secret card, and he'd embezzled from his job. After trying to work things out and having two devastating miscarriages, she'd then commit her own great betrayal: having an affair... more

  • Blood Bones and Blisters: A culinary rant

    by Tristan Jones
    I wrote this book for cooks. For the younger crowd just starting in the industry you can learn some valuable lessons from my experience. For the older folks that have been in this stress riddled drug soaked mad house for a while, I think you’ll get a few laughs. The first half is an abbreviated version of my story followed by some assorted thoughts on our industry and modern F&B culture. I have made a lot of mistakes and done numerous things that many will call questionable, but I didn’t suga... more
  • Escape from the Ordinary

    by Julie Bradley
    When you arrive at foreign shores by sailboat, it’s not such a small world after all. Come along with Glen and Julie as they sail around the world and discover that reality is even bigger than the Escape they imagined. This breathtakingly personal true story will thrill those wanting to sail off into the sunset or enjoy the wonders of the world from the comfort of home. Escape from the Ordinary reminds you of the unlimited possibilities in life and nudges the reader into thoughts of their ow... more
  • Just This Banjo

    by Joseph Patrick Costello III
    Desperate for a way to communicate after losing his hearing, young Patrick Costello set his heart on becoming a musician. Ignoring the odds, empowered by his family and a karate grandmaster, Patrick won a banjo in a bet, salvaged a guitar from the trash and wandered into the city of brotherly love looking for a teacher. What happened next is an unbelievable true story of chasing improbable dreams, the kindness of strangers, the IRA, the Philadelphia Mummers, and unconditional love.
  • Cracking An Egg

    by Andy Becker
    Cracking An Egg is a humorous and heartfelt memoir of early childhood experiences about growing up in the 1950s and 1960s. 22 vignettes relate stories that discuss conformity, rebelliousness, family relationships, fantasies, humiliations, gratitude, and most of all, love.
  • Like the Wind I Go

    by Vahid Imani
    This memoir is my account as a 21-year-old, ordinary Iranian young man, with a seemingly unreachable dream…escape. The year is 1978 and the seductive promise of a future filled with liberty in the U.S. boils strong in my blood. Age-old traditions bar my growth and an oppressive regime rules my every move. Now, the unpredictability of a revolution challenges my pre-planned exit at every turn.
  • Dancing with the Trinity

    by Monique Jesiolowski
    Using colorful descriptions and heart-felt anecdotes, Monique vividly depicts the joy of living a life completely surrendered to the will of God. She encourages us to make ourselves available to follow His lead, to be willing to drop everything and join the dance at a moment’s notice. This book is sure to touch the heart of each and every reader, reminding us to set aside some time each day to play with reckless abandon, and to tend to the things in our lives that are truly important.
  • She's Got This! Essays on Standing Strong and Moving On

    by Joanne Hartman & Mary Claire Hill
    Boldly and unapologetically told, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as 46 writers—published authors as well as fresh voices—take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship, identity, and parenthood. She’s Got This is their anthem, one that will resonate with women everywhere.
  • Over the Hill and Gaining Speed: Reflections in Retirement

    by Kay Rock
    Fasten your seatbelts, we're going for a ride. Readers of all ages will relate to these meaningful and engaging vignettes that span a wide range of topics from personal triumphs to fascinating historical events. They reveal a zest for life and an infectious curiosity about the world. Her take on ordinary events is sometimes comedic, sometimes poignant, and always relatable. This charming collection of essays is like a call from your best friend--an unexpected gift that appears when you reall... more
  • Kinex Media

    by Kinex Media
  • Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me

    by Catherine Kapphahn
    American-born Catherine knows little of her Croatian mother's early life. When Marijana dies of ovarian cancer, twenty-two-year-old Catherine finds herself cut off from the past she never really knew. As Catherine searches for clues to her mother’s elusive history, she discovers that Marijana was orphaned during WWII, nearly died as a teenager, and escaped from Communist Yugoslavia to Rome, and then South America. Through travel and memory, history and imagination, Catherine resurrects the relat... more
  • University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy

    by J. Peters
    University on Watch: Crisis in the Academy chronicles the impact of schizophrenia on my life at college and academic career.
  • Rose’s Tale: The Strap, the Wooden Compass – The Endless Abuse at School

    by Gaynor Jones
    You will read about how she grew up in post-war England, with only a single mum left to raise her and her seven siblings after her father died. She received constant abuse from her teachers at school. I want to bring to light this abuse, so others can know about it. This was an era when there was no child protection. She endured the treatment, but also many other children suffered the same abuse. The story takes place in the 1940s and 1950s England in a city called St. Helen’s, County o... more

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