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  • Goodbye, My Children

    by Angela Diener
    The story of an American family which travels to Germany to join their U.S. Air Force husband, and father to live in a small village where no one spoke English. When a next door neighbor invites herself into their daily lives, speaking only German phrases and uses pantomime to communicate, she endears herself to them. Life becomes a series of events, some comical, some aggravating yet tender, interspersed with some calamitous and fearful experiences, with this neighbor affecting every moment ... more
  • Dear Mom and Dad

    by Georgia Lee McGowen
    Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female – a single soul, at times divided, at times united, by two clearly identifiable spirits. Dear Mom and Dad: You Don't Know Me,... more
  • Full Circle

    by Erin Callan Montella

    In Full Circle, Erin Callan Montella traces her experiences as a young girl in Queens, New York to the highest-ranking woman on Wall Street during the financial crisis as chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers in 2008. Erin recounts her path of achievement starting as a promising young student and athlete and, ultimately, how she allowed her career and its demands to become the center of her life. She sacrificed all other priorities and relationships along the way, throwing work-... more

  • What Papa Told Me

    by Felice Cohen
    What Papa Told Me is the story of Murray, a young Jewish boy from Poland whose courage and sheer will to live helped him survive eight different labor and concentration camps in the Holocaust, start a new life in America, and keep a family intact in the aftermath of his wife's suicide - one of the Nazis' last victims. Written by his granddaughter Felice, what makes this book unique is that in between chapters are snippets of dialogue between Felice and her grandfather from when they worked toget... more
  • The Darkness and the Light

    by Melissa Burke
    Bipolar disorder simultaneously gives you both an amazing and a terrible outlook on life. This is a book of Melissa Burke’s personal journal entries as well as some poems, written over the past few years. The goal is to shed light on mental illness for people who don’t understand it while at the same time reminding those who do suffer from it that they aren’t alone. This is also to show that even if you don’t have any mental illness, life can be a roller coaster. But things do get better. Perfec... more
  • The Radical Housewife: Redefining Family Values for the 21st Century

    by Shannon Drury
    What does a feminist do when she becomes a middle class, stay-at-home mom? Fight even harder for the rights of women! Through vivid tales of street action, political campaigns (both Michele Bachmann and Al Franken make appearances), school curriculum debates, SWAT officers, flame wars, ultrasounds, white-liberal guilt, feminists with no interest in children, moms with no interest in politics, and gay marriage, The Radical Housewife depicts the struggle of one woman to understand herself and h... more
  • Realizing River City

    by Melissa Grunow
    At times, life can feel like a challenging feat of survival. Whether it’s living through abusive relationships or figuring out the complexities of what it means to be a woman searching for love, Realizing River City is a memoir that proves how despite the troubles we may face, there is hope in the way we continually risk ourselves in search for the life we want to live. In her poetic exploration of past relationships, Melissa Grunow’s honest words do not falter in the face of so much loss. Takin... more
  • Confessions of a Prodigal Daughter

    by Sarahbeth Caplin
    In a bittersweet twist of fate, I started out “too Jewish” for my Catholic friends in elementary school, but not Jewish enough for the kids I met at summer camp, with their youth group logos and wristbands. In Israel, I didn’t feel I had the right to call myself Jewish at all. Now I was too Christian for Jews everywhere, but still too Jewish to completely fit in with my new bible study friends. In my most pessimistic moments, I wonder if I’ll never fit in anywhere, with anyone. It’s interesti... more
  • Days of Shock, Days of Wonder: The 9/11 Age, the Ways of the Mystics, and One Man's Escape from Babylon in the Belly of a Whale

    by Rafiq
    Disillusioned with the religious and political models of the 9/11 age, Rafiq asks a question that we all face in our desire for authentic lives: how can he remain in the world and still be true to himself? His quest for an answer carries him to a job at an Islamic university in Indonesia, where the US embassy is looking for terrorists, and then to the Sufi communes of northern India in search of the mystical. It pulls him into the trenches of 9/11 truth activism in Montreal before immersing h... more
  • Hungry for Touch

    by Laureen Peltier
    When her childhood sexual trauma is triggered, Laureen Peltier finds she can no longer avoid the haunting memories of her father molesting her. By chance, during a crisis, she meets the doctor fated to change her life. She grants Dr. Erickson, a male psychiatrist, one year to help her heal from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. His unconventional therapies pressure Laureen into fighting, sometimes physically, her lifelong fears and traumas in order to integrate the scared little girl of her past w... more
  • Let Burn: The Making and Breaking of a Firefighter/Paramedic

    by Rachel K. Wentz
    WINNER OF THE 2014 FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS SILVER MEDAL PRESIDENT'S AWARD IN MEMOIRS. In 1985, desiring a meaningful, high-paced career in public service, Rachel Wentz left her university studies to become a firefighter/paramedic. Only the eighth woman hired by the Orlando Fire Department, a highly competitive department steeped in tradition, Wentz excelled, completing an AS in Fire Science, a master’s in public administration, and numerous specialized training courses to prepare her for... more
  • The Huntsman

    by Victor Alvarez
    With the 2015 publication of THE HUNSTMAN – ACTUAL STORIES OF AN ARIZONA BOUNTY HUNTER, Victor Alvarez launched his adventurous memoir series. This first book shared the real-life adventures and exploits of a modern-day bounty hunter as he tracked and apprehended criminals and bail jumpers. Alvarez shares his unique stories in an action-packed memoir that affords readers an intimate glimpse into a world not often seen by most. His collections of stories are nail-biting. . This collection ... more
  • I'm Not Crazy Just Bipolar

    by Wendy Williamson
  • Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony

    by Robert Stern
    Shane Stern has Down syndrome and a wicked sense of humor. This irreverent, profane, hilarious, and moving autobiography recalls his travels through the challenges, reverses, and small victories of childhood, the maze of scholastic and social barriers he has to negotiate, and his passage into adulthood. Memoirs of a Mongol without a Pony, while providing a running commentary on gender, race, sports, entertainment, politics, celebrities, and American culture in general, is at its heart an ode t... more
  • Lol;-): Living Out Loud

    by Veronica Tanzen
    When Veronica first clicked on those two fateful words, “create profile,” she did so with shaky hands and an equally shaken heart. She had no clue what kind of a roller coaster she had just strapped herself into, complete with highs, lows, and stomach-churning turns. The problem was, she had just gotten off another very bumpy ride, and was unsure that she had the strength to embark on this new path. “Living Out Loud” takes you on a fresh and quirky ride through one woman's attempt to master... more

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