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by Wendell Affield
Barbara, Uncharted Course Through Borderline Personality Disorder is the culmination of a decade of research and interviews with mental health professionals as Affield learns to understand and appreciate the woman who haunted his childhood.
After Affield’s mother, Barbara, dies in 2010, Affield unlocks the chickenhouse door on the farm he grew up on in northern Minnesota and discovers 200 years of family history, including clues to the riddle of who his father is. Over th... more
by Laura Formentini
Twentyone Olive Trees helps the reader, someone who has been touched by a traumatic loss, understand that beauty can come even from the most painful and inexplicable life experiences.
Laura Formentini lost her son to death by suicide at 21 years old. She wrote this book as a project to help her understand and heal and in the process created a beautiful piece of art that can help others sit in their grief and feel the feelings they need to feel as they progress through stages of anger, u... more
by Tyrel Nelson
In Stories from Ecuador, one gets a glimpse into Tyrel Nelson’s background as well as his life as an English teacher during the 2007 and 2008 school years. They also become familiar with his host community of Cuenca. Through more than thirty illustrative vignettes, the author sprinkles Spanish, photos, and pieces of his personality to set the table for the audience as they meet the neighbors, nationals, and fellow foreigners who enriched the Minnesotan’s 365 days in South... more
by Susan E. GibsonDo you want to travel and make a positive impact on the world? This book is designed for you. How To Be An Amazing Volunteer Overseas will give you essential advice on how to decide what to do and where to go. It will help you to prepare for life in a new country. And most importantly, it will set you up to get the most out of your experience by learning from local leaders and contributing in a meaningful way. Full of practical tips and personal stories from the author’s experience having wor... more
by JD HyobelNeither physical nor spirit beings - such is the finding of this book concerning the characters of John's vision (The Book of Revelation). But what are shekhins if these are not beings? JD Hyobel invites us how such a view is within the vision itself. The book is well-researched, footnoted, and indexed for academic reading.
by Steven Richard HarrisA collection of hard to believe true stories about humankind´s often idiotic reactions to the outbreak of covid-19. From all corners of the globe, these tongue-in-cheek accounts of our reaction to the first wave of the pandemic in the spring of 2020 will make us wonder how on earth we coped, not just with the virus, but with those we now know as covidiots.
by Mary Donaldson-EvansThe year 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the German surrender in World War II. The 10th Mountain Division, the army’s first mountaineering unit, led the Allies to victory in Italy in 1945. Their soldiers are often celebrated for their heroism and ingenuity and remembered for their steep losses in the campaign to defeat Nazi Germany. Yet it has been estimated that no more than 14% of troops overseas in World War II ever saw combat. Behind the Lines is the story of a 10th Mountain Division sold... more
by Elvira Werkman
Must-read for anyone who loves the countryside, birds and people.
What started with one man and one bird, became an international adventure story of an endangered species. The book tells the whole story, following nature conservationists, seeing through their eyes and flying along with Montagu’s Harrier. A true story of connectedness between humans and wildlife, worldwide.
Written in a lucid style that immediately draws the reader into a compelling reflection on t... more
by Patti HornstraMy child is transgender. He was once a she. When He Was Anna: A Mom's Journey Into the Transgender World is a mother's brutally honest story of the stress and confusion that consumed her family in the early years of her child's transition from female to male. In the end, there is one certainty--the struggle is real; so is the love. In "When He Was Anna: A Mom's Journey Into the Transgender World," Patti courageously shares her doubts, anxiety, and gut-wrenching questions she has about h... more
by Jacob ThomasThe new atheists caused quite the furore with books such as Richard Dawkins’ “The God Delusion.” Christians were among those accused of promoting magical thinking and harmful ideology. Fifteen years later this claim still has emotional power. “The Theology Basement” de-legitimises this claim by critiquing some of the concepts that empower it. The theology basement contains discredited theorists, comfort merchants, and secret atheists. Removing these from the pile, “The Theology Basement” inste... more
by Tessa Bridal“The Dark Side of Memory” by Tessa Bridal is a gripping and incisive narrative of the multi-generational effect of the extremist military dictatorships in Uruguay and Argentina, as told to the author by families of the disappeared. Through her retelling, Bridal elevates the stories of the overlooked, voiceless and forgotten humans behind political turmoil. As University of San Francisco Latin American Studies Program Director Roberto Gutiérrez Varea praises: “Bridal offers us a poignant, ... more
by Phoebe Leed and Nathan NeelIndigenous peoples cancelled by a burgeoning empire. Devastating earthquakes level ancient monuments. Marauding invaders loot and pillage art treasures. And yet, verdant hillsides ripple with vineyards and olive groves. Dramatic blue mountains shelter shepherds, freedom fighters, and necromancers. Lined with palms and orange trees, the luxurious coast is monitored by medieval towers and pagan temples. This is the Land of Piceno—Le Marche, Italy--whose founding symbol picus, sacred woodpecker of... more
by Connor BartlamI think I know which verb to use….but can I use it in this context….? I have a verb in my mind that I think should be used, yet is it the one used by German speakers themselves? How can I find out?! Does this sound like you? As a fellow linguist and Translator, I completely empathise. This was the question I asked myself for many years. The world of languages can be a tricky one indeed. Countless days of learning verb tables and endings and running through verb after verb; this may seem like an ... more
by Marilyn L. Geary, foreword by Giorgio ChedaThree young brothers leave their alpine home in the mid-1800s to find fortune in the gold countries of Australia and California, joining a mass migration from the Swiss Canton of Ticino. In letters exchanged with their father, the brothers tell of their hopes, fears and struggles. They share thrilling new sights, announce successes, lament sorrows and express yearnings for home and their beloved family. From the 1850s through the early 1900s, some 29,000 Swiss-Italians ed poverty in Ticino for... more
by Adrian LincolnIf your taste in autobiography is only for the rich and famous, then this is the wrong book for you. However, if you are curious about someone who has had a possibly strange start in life, followed – maybe as a result – by a low-key, hell of a teenage life that may have led to a narrowing of later life choices, you’re looking in the right place. Fate only confirmed a hard choice already made by me to not breed, for more than one reason. This did, however, open up more travel opportunities than I... more
by Dr. Ann EnehPublication date: July 17, 2021 If you’re ready to expose the secret lives of cheaters, prodigal spouses, illicit affairs, paramour tactics, other woman, other man, infidelities, unfaithfulness in marriage, and their devastating effects on the betrayed spouse, you must read this book now. Updated as of July 23, 2021 with new information! Do you know that prodigal spouses live secret lives, and if you trigger them, they will deflect, defend, stonewall, and manipulate the situation to suit t... more