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  • Walking in Circles: Finding Happiness in Lost Japan

    by Todd Wassel
    Out of work, out of love, drowning in debt, and lost in Japan. In an attempt to be happy, Todd Wassel sets out to walk the 750-mile, 88-temple Shikoku Henro pilgrimage. Sleeping outside, armed only with a Japanese map, Todd is helped along his way by a wandering ascetic hiding from the Freemasons; naked Yakuza trying to shake him down; a scam artist pilgrim; and a Buddhist monk who hates America but loves beef jerky. Can he find what he’s looking for before the path, or his new friends, b... more
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    by P.J. Cratty
    The book is a recap of my 44 years in the newspaper business, where I served in every possible position, from obit writer to managing editer, over my career at 13 different newspapers in five different states (Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Texas and New Mexico) My primary focus is on what I believe is one of the reasons print journalism is a quickly dying industry.
  • Jesus in My Corner

    by Andrew Flute
    Jesus in My Corner, written by Andy Flute, chronicles his struggle to overcome a myriad of life-long challenges with violence and alcohol. For over 30 years, violence and alcohol were Andy's daily bread until, one day, by the power of prayer, he managed to achieve what no amount of alcohol or prison incarceration could ever achieve. When he was at the point of death, intoxicated with alcohol following a ten-day binging session, I went to see my old mate and prayed for him with Pastor Steve. Andy... more
  • Train of Thought: Travel Essays from a One-Track Mind

    by Linda M. Au
    Put an introverted writer on a long-distance train trip for the first time... alone. Watch her travel across the country for two weeks with little more than a backpack and a laptop. Watch her come home with a travelogue filled with a little awe, a little wonder, and a lot of weirdness.
  • The Coach's Widow: A Young Wife's Journey through Grief

    by Alexis Pacheco
    THE COACH'S WIDOW: A Young Wife's Journey through Grief A perfect marriage. A young husband with a budding career. A single phone call that stunned a newlywed wife and a small Arkansas community. At twenty-seven, Alexis McMahan’s life had finally molded itself into perfection until the call that ended it all and forced her to start over. Through Christ, Alexis and Jorre McMahan had overcome tumultuous circumstances while they dated, leading Jorre to become a football coach. Bonded tog... more
  • Broken: How the Broken Mental Health System Leads to Broken Lives and Broken Hearts

    by Linda Comac
    The first section of the book tells the story of the author's son who died of an accidental overdose of prescription drugs. Psychiatrists after psychiatrist failed to diagnose PTSD but wrote one prescription after another for a variety of suspected conditions. When the young man developed a serious back problem, opioids were added to the mix—a ticking time bomb if ever there was one. The second section relates the author's horrific experience when she was incarcerated in a mental hospital fol... more
  • Another's Basketball

    by Dominique. T. jenkins
    H h h...ELLO , As of today its typical ; for now .Well I came off as discreet And hope that my test comes back negative :any purpose really. On the nicer side I am on the Pill to help the growth, steady. But I do take up church my will is Courage Strength and Other.... i just Parents are known to take up for their kids right. Although 2 Corinthians 3:17, shows the works ,am I just on vacation from the romance or do germs continue of solid soulmate hopes. i am Single not really that type; vocalis... more
  • Above and Beyond: Life of an Alaskan Aviator and Voyager

    by Jack Hodges
    How does a boy from Virginia end up capturing bald eagles in Alaska, counting caribou in Siberia, and piloting the only American float plane to conduct wildlife surveys in Russia? How does tragedy lead him to become the first person to pedal a watercraft from Seattle to Alaska?
  • The Black Umbrella

    by Burhanulhaq Brula
    Life could not have been simpler in the small Indian village of Lakhowal--until all hell broke loose with the partition of the Indo-Pak subcontinent. In this gripping true story, a mother is forced to flee the village of her ancestors with her baby or risk being counted among the hundreds of thousands of deaths throughout the country. Faced with betrayal, chaos, and vulnerability, she is left with no option but to make the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Positive Affirmation: Fear No More

    by Anne Marie Herman
    From drawing a map of a remembered neighborhood to writing from old notebooks, brochures, to composing open letters that reveal the power of your own voice, author Anne Marie Herman, who has written Anne Marie’s Family Favorite Recipes with a Caribbean Twist, offers innovative techniques that will trigger ideas for all writers of creative nonfiction.
  • Whoa, Whoa, Whoa

    by E. P. Gold
    I did a full 180! It’s been totally crazy & incredible, if I think about the way that I was, has it all changed me? Yes definitely! But look at how I ended up!
  • The Farang, the Gora, and the Gwai Lo

    by Tamir Kobrin
    In today’s world, where cultures and peoples get the opportunity to interact through the globalization of expatriate work, the author captures not only the unique senses and feeling of each destination that he has experienced, but also provides in-depth insight into the nuances that enable a foreigner to manage effectively in a foreign country. The unique element of the luxury hotel business adds a sense of drama and excitement to what it takes to be a successful hotel general manager. The autho... more
  • The Accidental Caregiver Part II: Saying Yes to a World Without Maria Altmann

    by Gregor Collins
    After publishing his memoir about caring for Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann during the last three years of her life, actor Gregor Collins thought that was the end of the story. Little did he know, losing Maria and sharing her with the world through his book was just the beginning. The Accidental Caregiver, Part 2 chronicles a new journey, one that Collins embarked on just as accidentally as he did the first. With his unplanned sequel, he shares with readers how his life was once again transfo... more
  • How to Become an Ambassador: An American Foreign Service Odyssey

    by Thomas Armbruster
    You know that student ready to take on the world but not sure how. This book is a roadmap for anyone interested in the U.S. Foreign Service. Ambassador Armbruster believes in long shots. That's his message to the next generation of diplomats. President Obama nominated him to be Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, a little country with big issues. Marine resources, climate change, the nuclear testing legacy... it was a great assignment. Ambassador Armbruster encourages young people, particularly ... more
  • Soaring Through Silent Skies

    by Brian Ehlers
    The author provides a firsthand insight into his life as a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world. Lost his hearing at the age of three\t\t Dreamt of being an airline pilot Came close to racing motorcycles Became a high school basketball star Was a multiple volleyball champion Represented USA Men’s Volleyball Now a well-known volleyball legend Helped others reach for their dreams Never learned or used sign language... more
  • Soaring Through Silent Skies

    by Brian Ehlers
    The author provides a firsthand insight into his life as a trailblazer who, despite being deaf, became a successful athlete, father, coach, and life mentor in a hearing world. Lost his hearing at the age of three\t\t Dreamt of being an airline pilot Came close to racing motorcycles Became a high school basketball star Was a multiple volleyball champion Represented USA Men’s Volleyball Now a well-known volleyball legend Helped others reach for their dreams Never learned or used sign language... more

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