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  • Hold the Apocalypse - Pass Me a Scientist Please

    by Bob Lorentson
    A terrified yet occasionally optimistic environmental scientist takes a humorous look at the science behind the human and animal behaviors that make a doomed planet so interesting. In these fifty essays, Bob Lorentson humorously uses science, philosophy, psychology, history, and even poetry to examine a myriad of curious subjects while waiting for the collapse of civilization.
  • The Octopus and the Mermaid

    by Rae Chastain
    A lonely coconut octopus is befriended by a mermaid. But when the mermaid falls in trouble, the octopus must find the courage to rescue her- but will she?
  • Doubling Down: The Secret Sauce for Dual-Career Families

    by Ilene Gordon and Bram Bluestein
    Doubling Down: The Secret Sauce for Dual-Career Families is a game plan for every couple—be they married or committed life partners, gay or straight—who want to excel in big careers, sustain a loving relationship, and also raise happy children who grow up to be successful adults. Doubling Down is also a call-to-action for industry to reshape corporate culture to accommodate today's families and the workplace of the future.
  • Barbara: Uncharted Course Through Borderline Personality Disorder

    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

  • Twentyone Olive Trees: A Mother's Walk through the Grief of Suicide to Hope and Healing

    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

  • Stories from Ecuador: A Collection by Tyrel Nelson

    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

  • How to be an Amazing Volunteer Overseas

    by Susan E. Gibson
    Do 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
  • Shekhins

    by JD Hyobel
    Neither 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.
  • Covidiots - Idiotic acts and bizarre behaviour

    by Steven Richard Harris
    A 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.
  • Behind the Lines

    by Mary Donaldson-Evans
    The 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
  • When He Was Anna

    by Patti Hornstra
    My 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
  • The Theology Basement

    by Jacob Thomas
    The 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
  • The Dark Side of Memory

    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
  • The Land of Piceno: The Life and Times of Le Marche, Italy

    by Phoebe Leed and Nathan Neel
    Indigenous 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
  • The Complete A-Z Of German Verbs

    by Connor Bartlam
    I 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
  • Miners, Milkers & Merchants

    by Marilyn L. Geary, foreword by Giorgio Cheda
    Three 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