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by Margaret HendersonIn 1954 the author, aged 18, spent a year as an “au pair” in a French chateau. From there she went to East Berlin at the height of the Cold War to work for two years as a translator. During these two years she travelled to Moscow and across Siberia and Mongolia to China. In 1958 she spent seven months in South Sudan and from there she travelled to Aswan in Upper Egypt by paddle steamer on the Nile. In Aswan she was arrested, locked up for a few days and returned to Khartoum, Sudan. In 1959 she ... more
by Roablas Lumpkins
This book discusses a true story of the harsh reality of what goes on in poverty stricken neighborhoods and how it affects a childs innocence. See how a man who was once a young child makes it out of severe abuse, drugs and damaging guidance.
by Linda Nija NationsSince the inception of the journey detailed in this memoir, ever with its devastating beginning, my life has been filled with magic. Without a severe brain injury caused by a fall from my horse, I would never have slowed down, dealt with my spiritually dead marriage, or met animals in a way I never dreamed possible. This is a true story of learning to deal with great losses, to set them aside or go through them, to finally embrace the joy of being in the moment, where animals spend the bulk of t... more
by Angie K EllistonPhoenix Bound is an incredible book highlighting the resiliency of the human spirit of the children in addition to the incredible commitment of parents who have taken on the most damaged children in which traditional psychology would have failed them every time and the parents, themselves along with their own 'network' have found ways for positive change and rehabilitation on their 'Phoenix Bound Quest.' An unfettered detailed account of one family's adoption experience in America. This honest h... more
by Adam HourlutionWhat would you do if you were suddenly told you were going to be a mum or dad without any notice? How would you react? What thoughts would go through your head? You haven't prepared to be a parent, you've not made any arrangements and nobody in your family is aware. Now imagine that not even the mum-to-be knew that she had been hiding a little person inside her tummy the entire time. One day Adam, just your average, typical guy receives a call from his mother-in-law (to be !) summoning him... more
by Dima GhawiBreaking Vases powerfully and vividly captures the rich heritage of one woman’s Middle East, along with its brutal realities, which followed Dima Ghawi from her native Jordan to her adopted country, the United States. Brought up in a small, conservative Christian community in Amman, Dima learned to be quiet and subservient to her elders and to men. When she was just five, Dima’s beloved grandmother warned that a woman’s greatest responsibility was to preserve her image—one as fragile as a glass ... more
by Liz LeaIn twenty years Liz went from being a fun, vivacious girl to hang out with, to being in bed for months at a time from Manic Depression and Chronic Migraines. Along the way she had a lot of fun with friends until one day when she could not wake up, and found herself in the middle of a nervous breakdown when approaching thirty-years old. Learn about her relationships with her friends, and complicated family in this heartwarming and hilarious breakdown, of a real breakdown that turned out life chan... more
by Bernadette NasonBroken by divorce, debt, and workplace sexual harassment, twenty-six-year-old Bernadette Nason is hanging by a thread. When her cat is run over by a garbage truck, Nason makes an impetuous decision. With almost no travel experience, she grabs the first available overseas job and, within two months, finds herself in Libya. 'Fitting in' has never been her strength, yet here she is, the most unstable, self-loathing, slightly overweight fish ever to throw itself recklessly out of its own water. Move... more
by Amber Lea StarfireIn 1973, Linda was a flute player and music major at a California community college, until she met and fell madly in love with a charismatic piano player, plunging into his world of music-making and drug-fueled parties. When, just three weeks after their wedding, he reveals that he's been "born again," Linda makes the spontaneous decision to follow him into his new religion and, unwittingly, into a life of communal living, male domination, and magical thinking. With unflinching candor, Amber ... more
by Astrid BrownThe route to mediumship is never an easy one and if you ask any medium they will all tell you their path in life has not been easy and mine is no exception. I’m saying this not for sympathy far from it, but for those of you on this journey it’s a rite of passage and we all have to go through this. Why? Well in order to be able to empathize and be compassionate to others we have to experience those we help’s point of view. We need to walk in their shoes; only through adversity can we tru... more
by Greg PayanPlease Stay is the story of a healthy 39-year old college professor struck down by a sudden, near fatal brain aneurysm. After a short prologue, the book begins as Holly wakes up with a debilitating headache as readers feel the panic in those initial moments of confusion before a brain bleed is diagnosed at the hospital. Readers learn about her through letters sent by close friends and former students, who sent memories to be read at her bedside while she was on a respirator, fighting for her l... more
by Douglas J. Wood“Doug, I been practicin’ law for fifty years. And I learned a long time ago, there ain’t no such word as ‘attorney’ or ‘lawyer’. It’s ‘asshole attorney’ or ‘fuckin’ lawyer.’ " Author Douglas Wood first heard that advice from a southern lawyer nearly forty years ago. It was his inspiration to write Asshole Attorney, a book of observations and reflections over his lifetime and legal career. A self-proclaimed “Army Brat”, Doug moved to eight different homes throughout his childhood. His last mov... more
by Colin MacLeodTold from the perspective of the cockpit, with humour and compassion, this story details mountain rescues, mass murders, tragic accidents, body hunts, native uprisings, drug busts, family trauma, and much, much more. This is a true account of one man's career in Canadian Aviation. Serving as a pilot with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for a twenty year period, from 1981 to 2001, operating both helicopters and fixed wing, the author flew into every corner of Canada and was personally involv... more
by Stephen Bentley
In a Liverpool night club, the Canadian mobster said, "Are you guys cops?"
Steve Jackson heard him. His blood ran cold.
Jackson wasn't his real name. He was an undercover cop.
Ever wondered about the life of an undercover cop?
What it takes to infiltrate a worldwide drugs gang?
What it feels like to live a double life? – to ‘live a lie.’
Read this gripping true story of B... more
by Jim CrynsThis is the story behind the making of the most popular sports movie of all time. Released in 1988, Bull Durham was rejected by every studio in Hollywood--twice. The film defied odds as it became a sports movie that actually made money--a lot of money. It has also been credited with breathing new life into the minor leagues of baseball. Writer and director Ron Shelton played professional baseball at the AAA level for five years. He voluntarily left baseball to pursue a Master’s degree. Later, he... more
by Gayle Smith Padgett