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  • Leigh: My Amazing Son

    by Charlene McIver
    A moving biography sharing personal insight into the life of my late son who struggled with a severe physical disability. Covering the many surgical procedures, the wheelchairs, and medical devices. Coping with hospital shortfalls and discrimination. As a direct result of his experiences within the hospital, changes were made to the Consensus Resuscitation Plan.
  • Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student

    by Hannah Overly

    Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student depicts the journey the Overly family experienced when they hosted a Brazilian exchange student for eleven months. Initially, they had basic ideas of what they could offer. They never anticipated the ways in which they would grow, navigating between the simple joys and nuanced challenges of welcoming a stranger into their home. Exchange highlights... more

  • Exchange: Anecdotes of an American Host Family & Their Foreign Exchange Student

    by Hannah Overly
    Exchange chronicles the journey my family & I experienced when we hosted a Brazilian foreign exchange student for eleven months. Initially, we had basic ideas of what we could offer but we never anticipated the ways in which we would grow, as we navigated between simple joys and nuanced challenges of welcoming a stranger into our home. Exchange highlights what ultimately unites people: compassion, commitment, understanding and a sense of humor.
  • Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley

    by Carol Es
    Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley is a guided tour through a Tilt-A-Whirl life that takes so many turns that you may find yourself looking up from the pages and wondering how the hell one person managed to fit them all into 40-odd years. And many of them are odd years indeed. From a rootless, abusive childhood and mental illness through serious and successful careers in music and art, much of which were achieved while being involved in a notoriously destructive mind-control cult. Carol Es pres... more
  • Fourteen, A Daughter's Memoir of Adventure, Sailing, and Survival

    by Leslie Johansen Nack
    Leslie’s memoir starts in a broken home in the 1970s and moves into a coming-of-age adventure when, at the age of 14, she and her two sisters have to batten down the hatches on their 45-foot sailboat to navigate the Pacific Ocean, as well as the stormy temper of their larger-than-life Norwegian father.
  • Raised By Narcotics

    by Alyse Neibaur

    Alyse was only a child when the pills entered her household and changed the course of her life. They ultimately led her and her family down a permanent path of devastation. But who was at fault? 
    In a country where addicts’ stories have become a dime a dozen, we are desensitized to the devastating world of narcotics and the far-reaching impact each new prescription can have. What happens to the children who are left in the wake of such an epidemic?
    Alyse bravely answers t... more

  • I Will Not Be A Pawn

    by Joseph S. Spicer Sr.
    My book takes you on a journey longtime prison corrections officer provides a unique perspective on the complex relationships and hierarchies of the prison system ,highlighting the pervasive hostility he encountered when he stood up to corrupt authorities.
  • From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream

    by Janice S. Ellis
    From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream vividly recounts the journey of an African-American woman from rural, segregated Mississippi through academia, corporate America, and politics. It is the story of how she triumphed even when, more often than not, the ugly realities of racism and sexism tried to deter her. This book tells the broader story, too, of how her life epitomizes what the Civil Rights Act and Equal Rights Amendment have meant and have not meant for millions of... more
  • About Black Women, My Grandmother Told Me

    by Narcisse Nguema

    Having lived with his grandparents and uncles will delve his inborn wisdom and the sense of humanity’s protection in priority. In this title “About Black Women, My Grandmother Told Me”, the author unrolls his literary style as deep, derider and sober. Narcisse Nguema observed the man’s and the woman’s misbehaviors and started to heed his grandmother’s anecdotal concerns and alerts: The Black societies need to better target their requirements for a strong so... more

  • What Matters Most, A Memir

    by Ann Zalkind
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  • What Matters Most a Memoir

    by Ann Zalkind
    On the surface, What Matters Most is a rumination on author Ann Zalkind’s relationship with her mother, but through personal reflections, Zalkind’s objective was to illustrate universal themes with which almost anyone can identify. Her goal was to create an impressionistic portrait, at times both chilling and poignant; a memoir unlike any other. A remembrance of her mother, and also various characters from her mother’s world, Zalkind’s collection oftentimes delves into difficult memories, an... more
  • Journey to Mount Athos

    by Thomas J. Roach
    A young men's fellowship group is formed in Joliet, IL, in 1987. The four college students and a young professor began reading Greek and Russian Orthodox books on aestheticism and plan to visit Mount Athos, a peninsula in Northern Greece devoted to monastic communities and still governed under Byzantine law. The first half of the book describes the misadventures of the boys as they perform clean-up operations at Greek food festivals in the Chicago area to raise money. Finally, miraculously, ... more
  • Searching for Spenser

    by Margaret Kramar
    When Margaret gives birth to a child who suffers from developmental delay, she is devastated. Her husband cannot reconcile his disappointment. After the divorce, Margaret struggles as a single mother, but becomes Spenser's most ardent cheerleader. He transcends the limits of his disability, but then dies of lymphoma at age ten. After his death, Margaret questions whether she ever really knew her child, and embarks on a journey to find him. Written in starkly honest prose, Searching for Spe... more
  • Running Your Small Business Like a Pro

    by Andrew Frazier
    This book guides small business owners on how to successfully grow the business into a viable enterprise.