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  • Farm Girl, a Memoir

    by Megan Baxter
    Farm Girl is a memoir of urgent grace that crosses boundaries of genre and time. In her second year of college, Megan finds herself bonded to a lover spiraling into addiction and two thousand miles away from her heart’s home—a stretch of forty certified-organic acres along the banks of the Connecticut River separating Vermont and New Hampshire. In the crucible of a rainy Portland winter, Megan is forced to decide whether to embrace her future as a farm girl or to continue growing into the woman ... more
  • My Letters to Heaven, Love You Forever Jeri

    by Michael Boyajian

    The author's wife of 34 years, Jeri, fights 9-11 Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and fights it for a year and beats it only to contract Covid and the cancer came back and she was gone in two weeks. The author called her the bravest person he ever knew. This is the story of how contact is made across the rainbow bridge and is supported by his doctors and a book he is sent that tells of similar contacts that are reported to scientists by other people. His doctor suggested the author write ... more

  • The Tao of Hoop: On the Transformational Practice of Hula-Hooping (Seriously, Though)

    by Ann Humphreys
    The Tao of Hoop is a philosophical memoir about how the humble hula-hoop transformed one woman’s life…but, seriously, though! Ann Humphreys was not aware that she didn’t understand how to feel--something we don’t learn about in school--until she very randomly (through crushing on a hot dude) found the hula-hoop at age 35. Having endured a life-altering loss as a teenager, Ann had learned to handle grief and pain through the time-honored Southern traditions of denial and repression. The hula-h... more
  • Shooting Out the Lights: A Memoir

    by Kim Fairley
    In this beautifully drawn memoir, Kim Fairley tells her story of falling in love with and marrying fifty-seven-year-old Vernon Fairley when she was twenty-four. Something about Vern--his quirkiness, his humor, his devilish smile--made her feel an immediate connection with him. She quickly became pregnant, but instead of the idyllic interlude she'd imagined as she settled into married life and planned for their family, their love was soon tested by the ghosts of Vern's past--a town, a house, a fa... more
  • From Beyond the Skies: An Invitation Into the Wonder of Love

    by Juli Boit
    Sixteen years ago, Juli Boit, a 25-year-old nurse practitioner, moved from Los Angeles to a small village in Kenya to be a part of an HIV program. In 2009, she founded a hospice called Kimbilio where men, women, and children come either to heal or to be loved until they die. On an ordinary Friday afternoon in 2016, a three-pound baby boy, Ryan, wrapped in pink was brought to Kimbilio. He had been born prematurely earlier that week. His mom passed away while giving birth, and neighbors miraculou... more
  • The Colors of Cancer, in trying times

    by Adelina Gotera
    The Colors of Cancer, In Trying Times, is about the daily episode of my cancer journey as I went through surgeries, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, aromatase inhibitor medication, and felt their agonizing aftereffects. Also, the heartbreaks and isolation while feeling the woes of the unprecedented challenges the 2020s posed. This memoir described my rollercoaster emotions; each wavering sentiments and moods represented by colors.
  • Surviving Earth School, How to Learn Life Lessons with Joy, Ease and Humor

    by Joanne Koenig-Macko
    Joanne Koenig-Macko's life changed drastically after being hit by a drunk driver doing 100 mph only weeks after her wedding. It was through that horrific experience that she was forced to view life in a completely different way. It was through years of dealing with pain, exhaustion and holding onto anger that an etheric being taught her how this is Earth School and that we come here to either learn or teach lessons. Every situation you go through in life has a grand purpose. No job, no situation... more
  • A Longing for Justice

    by Amy Croft
    Amy Croft writes about her complicated childhood and fraught adulthood to bring to life the cultural chains operating in all aspects of the patriarchal society. She understands the pressures on women having worked in social services for the majority of her working life, and hopes that her story will encourage women to find their way out of outmoded patriarchal arenas and move toward a more matriarchal vision.
  • NYPD True

    by George Norris

    Six thousand New Yorkers shot and two thousand killed each year: this was the way of life in New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The city was losing the war on drugs. The epicenter of New York City’s crack trade was Southeast Queens, where the Supreme Team and their associates had ruled through intimidation and violence. The crack epidemic, and crack wars that followed, wreaked havoc on the citizens of those neighborhoods.
    Having worked in Southeast Queens during t... more

  • Daughter of the Land

    by Betsy Chess Blanchard
    Daughter of the Land is the story of a free-spirited child of privilege sheltered amongst the lemon and orange groves of the Santa Clara Valley. This tale weaves both family legacy and how the author fits into the story of her pioneering ancestors. The book captivates readers and draws them into life in a small agricultural town and the Blanchard family, where pioneering methods of raising oranges and lemons gave rise to the great Limoneira Company, that for many years was considered “The world... more
  • Live Your Humanity: Activate Your Innate Human Values for a Meaningful and Connected Life

    by Ron Hammond
    The pace of life is steadily increasing. The list of daily tasks that need to be completed continues to grow longer and the pressure of time slipping away makes people stressed and anxious. People’s perspectives shift away from thinking about others, creating distance between them and the rest of the world. This distance causes people to lose touch with the basic human values that everyone shares and that assist in developing meaning and connection in their lives. Integrity, kindness, compas... more
  • Australian Women Can Walk

    by Veronica Caven Aldous

    In 1979, 22-year-old Veronica Caven flew from Melbourne with two friends from art school for a gap year adventure. They planned to travel across Asia, perhaps to Europe, but had no firm itinerary. After six weeks, Veronica and her friends separated, but she carried on, exploring India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal on her own. The diary she kept during this transformative time has been adapted into Australian Women Can Walk. Set during the final days of the hippie trail, this is a story of resilience ... more

  • From the Ganges to the Snake River: An East Indian in the American West

    by Debu Majumdar
    From the Ganges to the Snake River, an East Indian in the American West is a tender, often amusing, account of the landscape and people of Idaho written with an outsider’s perspective. Debu Majumdar interweaves East Indian culture with Northwestern reality, reflecting on the difficulties, discoveries, and delights of being a stranger in a strange land. This is a collection of creative non-fiction stories that reflect on the immigrant experience and a culture left behind. The stories shuttle betw... more
  • Monkeys on the Road

    by Mary Hollendoner

    After a decade in the corporate rat race, Mary was ready for a change. Too much stress and not enough time with her family left her feeling that her priorities were all wrong. So she and her husband quit their jobs, pulled their six-year-old daughter out of school, and moved into an old camper van.

    They planned to take a year off to drive south in search of a simpler life. What followed were three years of heart-warming personal encounters, breath-taking wilderness campsites, and occasi... more

  • Crossing the River Sorrow, One Nurse's Story

    by Janet Richards
    Crossing the River Sorrow tells the story of one nurse's struggle with eh ubiquitous and inequitable nature of human suffering. . A single moment at the bedside of a paralyzed girl begins her lifelong quest to find peace in the face of some of life's most troubling questions.
  • Victim: a Feminist Manifesto from a Fierce Survivor

    by Karen Moe

    Imagine being a carefree, independent young woman enjoying life. Your bold, adventurous spirit pulls you to travel to distant locales. Then out of nowhere, you’re abducted, assaulted, and raped. That is the terror-filled experience that Karen Moe survived almost thirty years ago.

    But this is not a crime story. This is not even just a survivor's tale. Instead, this is a manifesto. In dialogue with other feminists and through case studies from around the world, Moe uses her trau... more