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  • The Train Track Trail

    by Maya Delaney
    An autobiography of the spiritual journey taken when undergoing a quest to find a cure for my husband's cancer.
  • Clarity

    by Diana Estill

    At age five, Diana conducts the family’s banking, grocery shops alone, and befriends the town drunk. Her father is too busy chasing skirts and throwing fits to notice what she’s doing. And her mom is too mentally absent to care. While her narcissistic dad terrorizes and exploits her, Diana works harder to please him. Like a conjoined twin, she can't separate her needs from his. As an adult, she struggles to ... more

  • Cornfield Chronicles: Featuring Snowball, Pony From Hell

    by Myron Williams
    What’s going on here? A pony that refused to be broken? An owl and a pig that pull a Lazarus feat and came back to life after being pronounced dead? Shenanigans on a school bus? A dog who likes to wrestle? A tom cat exiled miles from his home but found his way back? A farm boy who’d rather be reading than riding a tractor? All these stories and more are featured in this collection of short stories by former farm boy Myron Williams. The author grew up in North Central Iowa where he somehow reta... more
  • A House with Holes: One Marriage Journey in a Charleston Renovation

    by Denise Mast Broadwater
    Seasoned renovators fall in love with a broken-down cottage in historic Charleston. What follows are spine-tingling nights, unwanted guests and holes that push this couple to the brink of losing what matters most.
  • Future Widow

    by Jenny Lisk
    When her forty-three-year-old husband is diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, Jenny Lisk is thrust into the role of caregiver. In Future Widow, she goes behind the scenes of her tumultuous and heartbreaking journey, and asks: Do I have what it takes to help my young family survive my husband’s terminal illness?
  • Putting Out Fires, Saving the Sparks: Reimagining Middle School

    by Janel Brown

    Putting Out Fires, Saving the Sparks is your backstage pass to what really happens in middle school. Join Janel Brown in her classroom and in the teacher’s room to experience a behind-the-scenes, VIP tour that you’ll never get at Back to School Night.

    Middle school matters. It sets kids up for academic success in high school and beyond. But middle school isn’t working- not for kids, not for parents, and not for teachers. Inspired by her front-lines teaching ex... more

  • Playing Soldier

    by F. Scott Service

    As an only child isolated within a troubled family, F. Scott Service found solace in fantasy and imagination, until a fateful day led to the discovery of his father’s Korean War field jacket hidden in a closet. What began as innocent emulation and approval, eventually spiraled into the calamitous loss of everything he had built as an adult. Faced with a grievous divorce, post-traumatic stress, homelessness, substance abuse, and the failure of everything he had willed himself to believe ... more

  • The True Adventures of Gidon Lev: Rascal. Holocaust Survivor. Optimist.

    by Julie Gray
    The quirky, hopeful, and thoroughly inspirational story of the unusual life of a Holocaust survivor and the writer who loved him. Of the 15,000 children in the Nazi concentration camp of Theresienstadt in the Czech Republic, fewer than 100 survived. Gidon Lev is one of those children. One part memoir, one part travelogue, and one part history that you thought you knew, The True Adventures of Gidon Lev is a love letter to life that you'll never forget.
  • Grinnin' Like a Jackass Eatin' Briars

    by Jeff Batton
    I WAS CADDYWONKED FROM THE GET-GO. That’s how this vivid, hilarious and ultimately poignant memoir begins, under the cover of darkness in 1962, as an embryonic Jeff Batton was whisked away by his brothel-owning grandmother and soon-to-be birth mother to a home for unwed mothers in Savannah, Georgia. After he was put up for adoption (displayed in a supermarket delicatessen case, as he recalls it), Jeff’s new parents arrived in the form of Mr. and Mrs. Batton. Jo Ann adhered to the standards of E... more
  • 17 & Life

    by Aidan Mc Nally
  • Again: Surviving Cancer Twice with Love and Lists

    by Christine Shields Corrigan
    A breast cancer diagnosis at forty-nine forces Christine Shields Corrigan, a wife, mom, and meticulous list-maker, to confront her deepest fears of illness, death, and loss of control as she struggles to face cancer again. From the discovery of a “junky” cyst, to chemotherapy and surgery, sleepless nights filled with rosaries and “what ifs,” and shifting family dynamics, her adult experience mirrors her teen bout with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, with one exception—she no longer has parents keeping her i... more
  • The Cooking Olympics

    by Dean Jeffrey Kropp
    In 1896 when the modern Olympic games emerged to showcase the world’s top athletes, chefs around the globe were lighting the fires of a most delicious competition. Four years later, the result was the first-ever Cooking Olympics. This never-before-told history of the competition, including its controversies, triumphs, winners, and losers, is told by award-winning chef Dean Kropp, otherwise known as “Dean of Chefs.” His exciting book about a suspenseful competition where chefs from around the ... more
  • Dementia, a Love Story

    by Stephen Lewis
    An extraordinary story demonstrating how the love between an early onset dementia sufferer and her husband/caregiver sustained them even as the disease worked its way to its inevitable conclusion. Recorded in journal form is the jarring juxtaposition of the course of the disease and the necessary continuation of day to day life as best that could be managed, combining in a love story like no other.
  • Always One Step Ahead of the Storm

    by Phoebe Wilby
    With cyclones Wanda and Tracy acting as bookends, the O'Briens swap their comfortable suburban home in Brisbane for a 17.5-foot caravan and the adventures of a lifetime. Travel along with Phoebe, her mum, Stephanie, and the rest of her family, as she takes us along for the ride, travelling across Western New South Wales, into Victoria, through South Australia and across The Nullarbor Plain into Western Australia - and then back home and up the Queensland coast! Although decades have passed since... more
  • Bad Karma: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell

    by Paul Wilson
    In the summer of 1978, twenty-one-year-old Paul Wilson jumps at the chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico, unaware their ultimate destination lies in the heart of drug cartel country. Having no earthly idea of where he’ll get the money to pay his share, and determined to prove his mettle, he does the only thing he can think of: He robs a supermarket. And, if karma didn’t already have enough reason to doom the trip, he soon learns one of his companions is a convic... more

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