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  • 4giveness

    by Margaret Godsman
    After their family splinters, Beth, twelve, and fourteen-year old brother, Richard, remain to care for themselves in the family’s five-bedroom house- abandoned by their folks, relatives, and nearby neighbours for their choice to stay in the family home. Beth must use her own moral compass to navigate her encounters with boarders, draft dodgers, communes and a growing group of suitors. Set against the backdrop of Victoria, British Columbia, In the early 60’s 4giveness is the emotional journey of ... more
  • You Can Never Tell

    by Philip Zeid

    Philip Zeid writes about his unusual life experience. His history starts with his experience during the bombing of England by the Germans at the beginning of world war two, followed by his volunteering as a pilot in the Royal Air Force and his training in America which, at that time, was not at war.

    He eventually transferred to gliders and served with the Combat Cargo Task Force in the Burma campaign. After the war and because of the partition riots in India, his ambition to be a tea pl... more

  • Everywhere But Home: Life Overseas as Told by a Travel Blogger

    by Phil Rosen
    Two years of living abroad, two years of stories, encounters and self discovery. These are tales from everywhere but home. After graduating college, Phil Rosen dropped everything, packed up, and moved to Hong Kong. He launched a travel blog, taught English to locals, and ventured all through Southeast Asia meeting people, seeing places, and writing about it all the while. Travelogues covering different countries alternate with chapters that raise questions of self-discovery, purpose, and find... more
  • Tropical Ecstasy

    by Norman Weeks
    A vagabond always wants to go elsewhere. Why not, now and then, go back? A nostalgia trip, back to Brazil after a quarter-century absence. Tropical Ecstasy is the narrative of a month-long solo adventure of discovery and rediscovery: A cruise of the Amazon, hikes into the jungle, and Manaus, the metropolis amidst raw Nature. Then to the Northeast of Brazil, to Olinda, an old colonial capital, and to the modern state capitals on the Atlantic. The ultimate destination is the town of Penedo, whe... more
  • Busting the Brass Ceiling

    by Linden Gross
    FANCHON BLAKE joined the LAPD in 1948 and walked a beat in a skirt and heels for three years. Her ambition to rise in the ranks would be curtailed by an increasingly discriminatory agenda, but her relentless tenacity finally led to a promotion to sergeant nineteen years later. When LAPD policy barred her from rising any further and threatened to eliminate women from the department, she sued. The historic case would change the face of policing around the country.
  • PrivileGEd - Experiences From My Unusual 40-Year Career with One of America's Most Iconic Companies

    by Michael A. Davi
    As a second generation Italian-American, Michael Davi became the first college graduate in his family which opened amazing doors of opportunity with his hometown General Electric Company. Extraordinary work assignments, global travel, flights aboard corporate jets and interactions with some of the top GE talent are all part of the tale. His story brims with fascinating characters, global adventure, drama, success, tragedy, disappointments and rebounds. Through ups and downs Davi's positive a... more
  • Loud and Sure of Myself

    by Gerry Stanek
    At once humorous and heartfelt, Loud and Sure of Myself is a rambling and luminous childhood journey through a simpler time—the 1970s—and a loving look at a place they once called Coal Country, a pocket of small towns in Western Pennsylvania. Loud and Sure of Myself is a collection of essays that evokes a world of used-to-be: youthful adventures set in Catholic schools, at little league games, and inside a unique local radio station that helped to define a culture. Stanek's sophomore effort is a... more
  • The View From The Wrong Side Of The Day

    by T.C. Randall
    This is the story of my life as a nurse, with emphasis on my diagnosis of PTSD and my struggles after that.
  • Survival in Paradise: A Refugee Life in Curacao

    by Manfred Wolf

    Memoir of a Dutch-Jewish boy's adolescence -- his (at times hilarious) attempts to be part of the Caribbean island's vibrant culture and his moving struggles to free himself from the long shadow of World War Two.

  • An Unexpected Road to Motherhood

    by Sabine Garvey Campbell
    Most little girls dream of meeting their Prince Charming, getting married, and becoming a mother like something they read in a fairy tale. For some lucky girls, life goes just as planned but for others, the fairy tale gets rewritten into something that reads more like a mystery. And then, there are girls like me whose story turns out to be a little bit of both. Like the fairy tale, I met my Prince Charming and we got married, but then my road to motherhood became unexpected, complicated, and unp... more
  • Word for Word: a journey

    by D.V. Aleman
    A collection of words brought on by everyday experiences that we can all relate to. Whether it's love, heartbreak, emotions, or just a wondering mind, you are sure to find comfort in knowing . . . you are not alone! Take a journey into the author's world to find meaning and truth in a world plagued by uncertainty and emotional distress.
  • Goat Status: A Meta Surrealist Freewriting Record

    by Collin Tennant McNew
    This autobiographical journal, penned during the early months of the Coronavirus pandemic, stands as a record of the author's freewriting journey thru his unconscious mind and into his past, present, and future in search of purpose, hope, and enlightenment. Topics traversed include his day-to-day life during quarantine in Ecuador; protests and turmoil back home in the United States; the nature of consciousness and ego; the source of inspiration, creation, and Life itself; writing and identity; ... more
  • Walking in Circles: Finding Happiness in Lost Japan

    by Todd Wassel
    Out of work, out of love, drowning in debt, and lost in Japan. In an attempt to be happy, Todd Wassel sets out to walk the 750-mile, 88-temple Shikoku Henro pilgrimage. Sleeping outside, armed only with a Japanese map, Todd is helped along his way by a wandering ascetic hiding from the Freemasons; naked Yakuza trying to shake him down; a scam artist pilgrim; and a Buddhist monk who hates America but loves beef jerky. Can he find what he’s looking for before the path, or his new friends, b... more
  • (30)

    by P.J. Cratty
    The book is a recap of my 44 years in the newspaper business, where I served in every possible position, from obit writer to managing editer, over my career at 13 different newspapers in five different states (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Texas and New Mexico) My primary focus is on what I believe is one of the reasons print journalism is a quickly dying industry.
  • Jesus in My Corner

    by Andrew Flute
    Jesus in My Corner, written by Andy Flute, chronicles his struggle to overcome a myriad of life-long challenges with violence and alcohol. For over 30 years, violence and alcohol were Andy's daily bread until, one day, by the power of prayer, he managed to achieve what no amount of alcohol or prison incarceration could ever achieve. When he was at the point of death, intoxicated with alcohol following a ten-day binging session, I went to see my old mate and prayed for him with Pastor Steve. Andy... more
  • Train of Thought: Travel Essays from a One-Track Mind

    by Linda M. Au
    Put an introverted writer on a long-distance train trip for the first time... alone. Watch her travel across the country for two weeks with little more than a backpack and a laptop. Watch her come home with a travelogue filled with a little awe, a little wonder, and a lot of weirdness.

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