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by Laurie LovemanWhen you're faced with divorce, getting back into the workforce, raising two teenagers, and taking care of eight horses, it sometimes help to have a sympathetic ear. In my case, the sympathetic ear belonged to my horse, Amigo. Unsympathetic ears belonged to the men of the Shaker Heights, Ohio Fire Department where I spent time researching for a book about the fire service. During the process, I not only rediscovered the person I was before my marriage, I found a new career in the fire service. ... more
by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo
The Painting and The Piano, by John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo, is an improbable story of survival and love.
Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, Johnny and Adrianne seemed to have all that a child could ask for. However, the demons of their respective mothers would tear their young, fragile lives apart.
Eventually, destiny would bring Johnny and Adrianne together, but first they had to endure the painful toll that alcohol, drugs, and a negl... more
by Dawn JacksonBreak These Chains is the Inspirational Autobiography of Ms. Dawn L. Jackson, chronicling the many seemingly insurmountable odds she has faced on her journey called life and how she persevered. Ms. Jackson, even when describing some of the serious issues she addresses, such as: poverty; addiction; literacy; homelessness; sexuality; domestic violence; military discipline; hope; and spirituality, uses her humor and positive outlook, throughout this novel: Break These Chains.
by Margot Page
A new, expanded 20th-anniversary edition of the ground-breaking memoir Little Rivers: Tale of a Woman Angler by Margot Page.
The continuing chronicles of her evolution from reluctant student to passionate angler to married, angling young mother, to divorced, desk-bound angler are featured in this new, expanded edition of Little Rivers (first published in 1995). With this new edition, Margot Page continues her strong, evocative presence –... more
by Joseph B. FrederickJoseph B. Frederick, PhD, had fond memories of the B&O Railroad except for the time he caught his shoe in the tracks and almost lost his leg and probably his life. When he was eight years old, he found his lost twin who died in utero. He thought he must take responsibility of living his life, which had something to do with the lost life of his twin. He invites you to come with him and share his early life and the many side roads he never would have believed possible. There are many interesti... more
by Venugopal MenonIt is often said that geography is destiny. 'My Mother Called Me UNNI' is the story of one man who left his homeland and his family in the 1960s, to find his own destiny in the melting pot of the United States. The book was written by Dr. Venugopal Menon and published by Outskirts Press. Beginning in the late 1960s, hundreds of thousands of people migrated to the U.S. from India, including thousands of physicians. Today, Indian Americans are the wealthiest and most educated minority group in the... more
by DENISE JONESDENISE, born and raised on Chicago’s west side, is the eldest of seven children. At the age of twelve, her mother introduced her to shooting heroin. This lasted for over fifteen years; she lived as a man and dropped out of school in the fourth grade. She embraced the street life of drugs, prostitution, and crime. Her life was filled with poverty, incest, molestation, drug addiction, and incarceration. DENISE grabbed hold to a seed of hope in spite of the life she had created for herself. B... more
by Molly Kate BrownUnraveling and alone in India, newlywed Molly Brown is forced to traverse her inner landscape with new eyes while navigating a culture so different from her own in Boulder, Colorado. When a life-altering illness brings her to her knees at age thirty-two, Molly’s long-held dream to travel solo through India is shattered, giving way to a journey of another kind. Set against the vivid sensuality of India’s sounds, colors, smells, and nuanced contours, Learning to Walk in India is a true tale of lov... more
by Azadeh Tabazadeh
When Azadeh was an eight-year-old girl growing up in Iran in March 1973, her uncle gave her a chemistry kit. That got her hooked on science early and provided an opportunity for her to find herself. In The Sky Detective, Azadeh shares her life story—one that includes an insider's look at life during the Islamic Revolution and Iraqi War and details how one little girl grew up to become a gifted scientist.
Set inside Iran in the final years of the monarchy, the author narrates a... more
by Philip DealLove In An Iron Bowl is a true story. While living in China, the author sets out to meet and interview interesting people in real life situations. He gets far more than he bargained for when he meets a free-spirited Chinese woman who is determined to get what she wants - at any cost. When the two fall in love and begin to travel, often without the blessings of their work unit's authorities, the author's life is turned upside down, and he begins to feel the powerful weight of China's Iron Bowl.
by J.A. Carter-WinwardNo Secrets is the second volume of Carter-Winward's genre defying writing that is part poetry, part fiction, part memoir and all told with a clarity that does not allow secrets. These short pieces tell us the stories many of us hide, even from ourselves.
by J.A. Carter-WinwardWinner of the Best Poetry Collection Arty Award of 2014 by the Salt Lake City Weekly and IndieReader Approved. No Apologies is the inappropriate joke at dinner; the drunk uncle in the room shouting obscenities; the ugly truth no one talks about in polite company. Part poetry, part fiction, part memoir, all honesty, No Apologies is a compelling slice of human experience in all of its crass, hopeful, sincere and tender glory. And it says it…with no apologies.
by Ginger Gilmour
Memoirs of the Bright Side of the Moon takes the reader on an intimate and detailed journey starting in 1971, the day Ginger met her Prince Charming...David Gilmour, the guitarist of Pink Floyd.
I begin this story, telling of the events that changed my life forever. As if a ship sailed by and whisked me in its wake.
It is a true story of my life and how I was challenged, survived and resurrected like the fabled tale of the phoenix rising out of the ashes on a journey with... more
by Jeannie Lachman and Carole Sanguedolce
Two Peas In A Separated Pod is a true story. Take a journey with two women on the road to discoveries and realizations. Jeannie and Carole write about their lives growing up. Each is unaware of the other. Jeannie is raised in the Bronx, New York. She grows up knowing that she is adopted and loved. She feels connected, yet there is a void. Carole grows up an only child in a small rural community in Northern Ontario, Canada. When their worlds collide, the book is written in each woman's ver... more
by Francis HamitThis is Francis Hamit's memoir about his service as a police undercover operative while he was a student at the University of Iowa in 1965 and 1966. It is also the story of how he became a writer.
by Doreen McGettiganThe true story of my brother, musician David Albert's random road rage murder and my struggle to keep my family together throughout the 72-hours in the intensive care waiting room, the investigation, the trial and the sentencing while I was falling apart.