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by Sharon WintersIn December 2014, chocolate-colored dogs with golden eyes is found wandering in Arizona‘s Yuma Desert. A kind hearted man brings the lost dog to a rescue facility. Sadly, no one chooses to adopt the stray, who’s desperate wish is for a family to love and cherish him. Soon however, while he is at a second animal rescue, his picture is published in a local newspaper paper and a compassionate couple adopt him, name him Karl, and bring him to his forever home, one filled with unconditional love. Pa... more
by Shane SunnShane Sunn grew up in Ackerman, MS, in the shadow of Moon--his legendary, often absent, and always fishing father. With literary acuity that sometimes reads more like a novel than a memoir, the author recounts exhilarating stories of fishing beside Moon in snake-infested Mississippi backwaters along with painful accounts of what endured and internalized when Moon left home yet again in pursuit of the world record Alaskan king salmon. Retracing his life, the author leads us on a voyage of self-... more
by Michael BoyajianJoin the author and his late wife Jeri as they journey on the Tibetan Buddhism Dharma Path grappling with scripture that frowns on attachments and impermanence and any negative impact they will have on Mike and Jeri’s love for each other spanning almost 40 years and how through meditation, contemplation and study they work through these issues and their love reigns supreme.
by Janice Bryant HowroydGrowing up in the segregated South in a family of eleven children and nurtured by a loving mother and father, Janice Bryant Howroyd faced racism and sexism in addition to the challenges faced by every new business owner. None of that stopped her from becoming the first black woman to own a billion-dollar business
by Terry J. WoodallThe story of Oregon myrtlewood, its history, natural history, and an artist's life-long career utilizing this resources. Myrtle is the only member of the laurel family native to North America, produces one of the worlds most beautiful woods, and is proclaimed a national treasure by the author.
by Larry Walsh
Embark on a cross-country cycling adventure in this exciting sequel that finds author Larry Walsh on yet another solo trek across America. Here, Walsh brings readers along for the ride of a lifetime: 4,200 miles, cutting across ten states, from Oregon to Virginia. The Trans Am Bike Race is so grueling that less than 300 solo riders in the last decade have crossed the finish line. But Walsh did just that. Reaching the Yorktown Victory Monument, however, is just a small part of this tale.
by mae wagnerThe only daughter of a bipolar woman, Mae's childhood innocence was bartered for the ease of a "secure" life. At twelve years old and after years of abuse, Mae realizes she must fight for herself. When she is sent away from her family, she's forced to navigate years of abandonment in a children's home. Throughout her turbulent adolescence and well into adulthood, the need to be seen as enough and the ache to become a mother shaped her life. It is this heartbreaking journey that leads to her ... more
by Carter McNamara
From the award-winning author, Carter McNamara, comes his unique, raw, and compelling story about how, with the support of his life partner, he overcame his trauma to save his sanity, relationship, and career--and yet his story ends with a shattering revelation.
His partner wanted an open, honest, and trusting relationship with him. As an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA) and of a drug addict, he refused to confront his painful past. His fear, guilt, and deep-felt shame blocked hi... more
by Giana Nguyen-UtgaardAGAINST THE WILD WIND is a biographical memoir from the daughter of renowned performing artists of the famed French Grand Theatre during the 1940’s in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this engaging memoir she uncovers her parents’ golden past: from the height of their success on stage, their heady patriotic fervor, to the true depth of their sacrifice they endured in the midst of decades of political instability and radical social changes in their beloved Vietnam during: the French occupation, WWII, the Vietn... more
by Steffen P. RussakA lot can happen in 12 square meters: you can fall in love, see the world, and go on the greatest adventures of your life. Although small in size, the Fuchur opened up the entire world to Steffen Russak and his beloved wife Marianne. Their adventures spanned multiple countries, languages, and cultures. All of this began with one small dream of traveling the world and truly enjoying every minute. When Russak's sweetheart of 55 years lost her battle with breast cancer, he chose to memorialize her... more
by Michael Boyajian
Mike and Jeri love books so much they are not just writers, readers or bibliophiles. They are happily devoted to all of these things.
by Josephine WaldenAfter two major floods with their financial, physical, and emotional ramifications, a car accident, several dangerous encounters while traveling and family deaths, I spiraled down into a life-changing, nursing-career ending illness. Diagnosis: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a little understood illness at the time. A single mom, I struggled to work but the symptoms slowly overtook me: debilitating fatigue, flu-like symptoms, a pre-leukemic blood dyscrasia and a slow los... more
by Corbin Bosiljevac AuthorEntertaining true crime meets an encouraging spiritual awakening. Having the right mix of encouragement and entertainment, Corbin Bosiljevac's memoir gets to the heart of an extraordinary story told by an ordinary man. When questionable choices, addiction, and mental health consume his existence, the yearning for something larger becomes imperative. This is a true story about a man's struggles through a time in his life when choices led him astray. From college graduate and Fortune 1000 sale... more
by Blue AndrewsAddiction and avoidance. Inadequacy and isolation. Even though Blue Andrews went from food stamps to a million dollars, and had an amazing family and many supportive friends, his unhealthy responses to life took their toll. In August of 2010, to the surprise of everyone but himself, Andrews attempted suicide. He woke up in the psych unit of a hospital with fourteen stitches on his wrists. A few days later, he made the most important decision of his life. He wanted to live. He wanted to be wel... more
by Amanda TurnerFrom the New York Times bestselling author of This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store and Hair of the Corn Dog, Amanda Turner (previously writing as AK Turner) offers up a new collection of hilarity and embarrassment with How to Be Awkward. Disclaimer: This book is not intended for the super cool. If you begin every day by setting an intention while doing yoga on a paddleboard (and somehow not falling off), you’re out of my league. If you are even semi-fluent in the Urban Dictionary, there... more
by Laurie Ann ButcherLiving in the shadows isn’t the safest place to be… it’s where secrets are buried and predators lurk.. As the youngest child living within a dysfunctional family, I thought that anger, rivalry and hatred were the norm, that every family possessed dirty little secrets they hid from the world… like alcohol and drug addiction, mental and physical abuse, depression, schizophrenia and suicide. Surviving those dirty little secrets while running from the school bully was hard, but it was nothing in ... more