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by Ellen Korman MainsTo the chagrin of her parents—Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust—Ellen Korman Mains became a Buddhist at 19. The ensuing conflict nearly tore her family apart. Three decades later, on a German train, she felt the presence of spirits who died in the Holocaust. It was January 2005—60 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, and the question “How can you still believe in basic goodness?” sent her on a series of life-changing journeys to Poland to find the answer. Beyond recovering a lost family... more
by Peter Jennings
"Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival is a non-fiction narrative about Nicole Moore, a nurse from Orangeville, Ontario, who was standing waist deep in the ocean while vacationing at a resort in Cancun, Mexico. Suddenly, she was brutally and savagely attacked twice by a bull shark, the most vicious shark in the sea. She came very close to death, losing more than 60% of her blood (a condition humans are not meant to ... more
by Jewel HartBased on actual events, Clarkston’s Curse is the compelling true story of a child growing up in a small town plagued by tragedy. Fleeing the violence and uncertainty of Detroit and big city living, Ann Margaret’s family moved to Clarkston, Michigan, population 1,024. But this sleepy town has a dark side. Between 1969 and 1982, more than forty unexplained accidents and incomprehensible murders struck residents of this rural community. A true story of mystery, murder, family, and friendship,... more
by Alias In TownAfter Alias In Town's failed suicide attempt she was filled to the brim with anger that she was still alive. She was still here. She was still sick. She was still useless. She was still a burden. She was still without hope. She was still lost. She was still helpless. Still... Her story didn’t end here. In fact today she says , “I am well.” Her memoir, Well, chronicles her journey to healing. When Alias In Town came home from treatment, she started pouring over old journals and found entr... more
by Michelle Layer Rahal
In the early morning hours of January 31, 1968, New Year fireworks gave way to gunfire and bombs. Eleven-year-old Minh watched in horror as her father and two siblings were gunned down by the Vietcong in their backyard. Though she escaped the bullets that night, prison, torture, and rape would follow. The tragedy of her childhood would haunt Minh for the rest of her life and lead her to question God’s very existence. Why had He turned His back? What had she done to deserve such punishme... more
by Jorge P. NewberyJorge Newbery es un emprendedor en serie que construyó un imperio en bienes raíces de más de 4.000 apartamentos en los EEUU. El secreto de su éxito fue trabajar incansablemente y tomar riesgos. Demasiados riesgos. Una tormenta de hielo en la víspera de Navidad en 2004 desencadenó su derrumbamiento. Sufrió calumnias, fue destripado financieramente e incluso fue arrestado. Perdió todo y terminó con una deuda de $26 millones. Este libro tiene el objetivo de ayudar a recuperarse a todos aquellos que... more
by Charles E. SmithCharles Smith's life story is that of a small town kid with no silver spoon whose first job was editor of the hometown newspaper he once delivered as an eight-year-old. Forty-two years laster he was in Washington, D.C., serving in George W. Bush's administration as executive director of the Nation's Report Card (NAEP), arguably the most impactful federal initiative to improve education in modern times. In between, he served as editor of a daily newspaper, chancellor of two University of Tenne... more
by Jorge P. NewberyAfter a natural disaster devastated his business and left him $26 million in debt , entrepreneur Jorge Newbery crafted a new life’s purpose: to help others crushed by unaffordable debts rebuild themselves. Burn Zones is a story of playing life’s bad hands and overcoming adversity against the greatest of challenges. It’s an inspirational story of a man who was pushed to his mental and physical limits, and came out the other side even stronger. And, most of all, it’s a lesson that you can do... more
by Pamela Gwyn KripkeReturning home to New York after 17 years in Texas, the author expects to resume where she left off, to chart something new, to find home. Instead, she finds herself on the Number Four Express Train fearing that a bomb will detonate on her morning commute. To distract her from what feels like impending doom, she writes about her past and present in a hot pink fake leather notebook, exploring thoughts and observations that become this book. She describes the re-entry, examining notions of home, m... more
by Shailah Edmonds“Wild Child to Couture Style” is based on the true story of former International supermodel, Shailah Edmonds, who was one of the pioneers of African American models that conquered the Couture market, (which is the most rarefied realm of the modeling profession) in Paris, from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s. This book chronicles the author’s journey from growing up in a middle class Black family in Portland, Oregon, to becoming a high fashion model, who has walked the runways of Paris, Londo... more
by Judith Bognar BeanFleeing vile, Soviet oppression, in pursuit to find a life of freedom for his family, Jozsef Frank Bognar, a renowned musician and Hungarian Freedom Fighter, an unsung hero of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, with a death sentence pronounced upon him by the Soviet army, makes a daring, last-minute, nighttime escape from his beloved country with his wife and young, two-year-old daughter (author Judith Bognar Bean), amidst a barrage of reverberating machine-gun fire, seeking a way to Andau, Austria... more
by A. I. ShoukryAuthor A. I. Shoukry describes his running moments like a window with a sunrise view for a prisoner kept in solitary confinement. After witnessing a revolution in Egypt, running twice for the parliamentary elections, and being a former leader of two political parties, he decided to take a break from politics and start running. From being barely able to run 2k, he became a half-marathon runner aged 39. However, this book isn't just about running; it's about a runner's reflections on life, chan... more
by Luisa LoCascioThe book describes in stunning detail Luisa's experience as a daughter of Sicilian immigrants while growing up in Montclair, NJ during the 40's and 50's. Luisa shares her many-layered understanding of Sicily and of Sicilians in America. As her father always told her: "If anyone asks if you are Italian, you must say "No, I am Sicilian."
The The Hard Road to Staying Thin, Healthy and Youthful, while enjoying Life and Food to the Fullestby Dafna Lazar
"The Hard Road to Staying Thin, Healthy and Youthful, while Enjoying Life and Food to the Fullest."
By Dafna Lazar
This is a true story that starts with a tragic fall, literally from a Garden of E... more
by Ramon DarnellHuman Earthquake chronicles a young man's journey from innocence to the mean streets of Chicago. His successes and tragedies are told with humor and brutal truth.
A Small Boy Smiling: A remarkable journey of healing from the trauma of child sexual abuse to spiritual awakeningby Matt CareyAs a small boy Matt Carey loved to ride his bike, play football with friends and to laugh. He loved life and was always smiling. When he was just eight years old, he was targeted by a group of predatory paedophiles who subjected him to 18-months of horrific sexual abuse. He was too ashamed and scared to tell anyone what had happened...not his parents, friends or family. In his new book, A Small Boy Smiling, Matt tells a remarkable story of survival and overcoming the trauma, guilt and sha... more