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  • My American Dream: Finding a Second Chance at Life in Photographs of Abandoned Places (Hardback)

    by Angela Martin, PhD
    Angela Martin's debut book, My American Dream: Finding a Second Chance at Life in Photographs of Abandoned Places, is a unique photo essay and memoir written for art lovers and people seeking rare and valuable guidance on how to rebuild their lives after a personal tragedy. In the pages of this remarkable book, Angela shares a selection of her provocative photographs of abandoned places in the American mid-South. She also candidly relates her personal story of losing the American Dream in midlif... more
  • The Bacteria of Hurt: Book 1: Innocence

    by Kate E. Stephenson
    Told in the voice of a vibrant, bright young girl raised in the 1960s South, this first book Innocence exposes the poisonous bacteria of hurt. Unaware that she has been infected, Little Paula navigates through life with a constant, gnawing sense of displacement. Seeking familial acceptance, maternal affection and answers to the mystery that obscures her identity, she will discover that silent wounds fester and secrets have fatal consequences. In this debut memoir, Paula Lett blasts open the clos... more
  • The Secret Life of Grief: A Memoir

    by Tanja Pajevic

    After her mother's death, Tanja Pajevic explored what it meant to grieve consciously in a society that barely acknowledges grief. As the weeks passed, Pajevic—a first-generation Serbian-American woman—delved into her anger, rage and sorrow, as well as explored the complicated issue of forgiveness. Along the way, she explored the rise and fall of communal mourning in the United States, as well as its roots in the current medical model.

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  • Those Three Words: A Birth Mother's Story of Choice, Chance, and Motherhood

    by Christine Bauer

    Christine Bauer's memoir 'Those Three Words: A birthmother's story of choice, chance, and motherhood' will be released for Mother’s Day. 'Those Three Words’ takes a deep dive into the emotions of facing an unplanned pregnancy at the tender age of 18.

    Those Three Words takes readers along on Christine’s journey of weighing options, agonizing over a decision, and ultimately deciding to let another family adopt and raise her baby. Christine’s story highlights the beauty of motherhood and a... more

  • News Stories: A Memoir

    by Peter Nolan
    Peter Nolan has just published his second non fiction book called News Stories. It’s a memoir that chronicles his many years as a broadcast newsman from Niagara Falls to Chicago in the latter half of the twentieth century. A former federal judge and Governor, gets out of prison, a policeman on trial for trying to drown his son, an Alderman runs off with 100K in federal funds, The death of President John F. Kennedy, the disappearance of Rosemary Kennedy, homecoming for Jimmy Hoffa, How Geraldo Ri... more
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    by Oanh Ngo Usadi

    In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family were exiled from city living in Saigon to the countryside of Vietnam and ultimately escaped to a small town in Texas. Part travelogue, part family drama, this quietly affecting immigrant memoir will make you laugh, cry, and hungry all at the same time. Through each traumatic transition, Oanh Ngo Usadi retains her optimism as she and her family adapt to new environments and cultures in their journey to become Americans.

  • Football Flyboy

    by Lisa Reinicke
    Buster, a small-town football hero, turns pilot during WW2, with an ego to match both titles. His attitude grows as gets outside his comfort zone piloting C-47 troop and cargo carriers from Labrador, Greenland, Iceland, France, Cairo, China, Japan, and the Phillipines. His letters are a one way communication showing his journey. His mail could never catch up with him which he firmly stated, "pissed him off," and left him only able to write what was on his mind every day with no news from home. ... more
  • The Loose Ends Became Knots: An Illness Narrative

    by Austin M. Hopkins
    In his debut book, Austin tells his story of emerging into young adulthood while surviving sexual violence and living with mental illness. His story is narrated through journal entries, poetry, and short stories.
  • Grief Comfort Guide: A Personal Journey from Loss to LIght

    by Marie Lenay Rogus
    You’ll Laugh .. You’ll Cry .. And Learn What Grieving Taught Her in this Inspirational Memoir and Guide to Help Cope with Grief Grief Comfort Guide: A Personal Journey from Loss to Light by Marie Lenay Rogus is part self-help book, part memoir. She gives the reader advice on how to deal with grief, including breathing and meditation exercises. Also included are personal stories related to the family members she has lost over the years. These stories are told in great, vivid detail. It is e... more
  • Villain: The Voices of Shattered

    by A.E. Hayes
    In Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac, A.E. Hayes opened a window for her readers to see into some of the darkest parts of her life. From her experiences with a traumatic brain injury and amnesia to the realities of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, Hayes never shrank from the truth. But that's not the whole story. While writing Shattered, Hayes was struck by the notion that she was often the villain in her own story. From that idea, Villain was born. But what is a villain, re... more
  • Blessings of a Mother to a Son

    by Kamal Krishna Laha
    This book is an autobiography written by Kamal Krishna Laha, who was born in India in 1942, during WWII (1939–1945). He survived from typhoid thrice and was unable to walk for years. The family (mother, father, grandma, one widow, three unmarried aunties, and two uncles) was poor. His father, who was a goldsmith, was the only earning member. The dwelling has two rooms, a hall, a thatched kitchen, a cowshed, and a privy. The hindrance was poverty. His mother’s bravery helped him to succeed. Three... more
  • California's Girl: Life on the Beach

    by Tamara Warren
    The story of a young girl growing up on the beach in Southern California during the 1960's and 70's. Told through journal entries, short stories, poetry and assorted recollections. The first book in a series.
  • Where Is My Home?

    by Joan Romney Groves
    Walt Whitman said, ?Home is where the heart is.? Children may stray, but within them is a desire for the love, care and safety of home. Sometimes bad choices or circumstances hinder their return, but like the prodigal son, they finally realize ?there?s no place like home.? ?Where Is My Home?? is based on a true story about a cat named Sonic who was described as ?born to be wild.? When given the opportunity to be free, he realized that he wanted to go home. To get there, he traveled 30 miles as h... more
  • A Silent Cry

    by Mike Adams
    Debut author Adams experienced two of the worst horrors that a person can face: the losses of a spouse and a child. ? he also relates what he considers ?minor miracles? ? ways in which his Christian faith was reaffirmed in small, quotidian, but marvelous ways. However, the story?s power doesn?t hinge at all on such persuasiveness [ of miracles ], but rather on the author?s graceful grappling with heartache. Readers who?ve suffered similar tragedies will find particular beauty in this love letter... more
  • Peregrinations

    by Dr. Thomas E. Davis
    Peregrinations is an autobiography of one of the Davis boys, believed to be descendants from a long line of pig thieves exiled from Wales as indentured servants to Virginia in the New World. This story begins with the grandparents of the author and the Oklahoma Land rush, followed by the exodus from the poverty of the Great Depression. It continues into and through World War II and up to the present with Tom, just into his ninth decade of life, alive and angry at the disaster-elected officials, ... more
  • Kiwi on the Camino

    by Vivianne Flintoff
    What is it that is motivating thousands of people to leave behind the comfort and securities of home, put heavy boots on their feet and a pack on their backs, and head off to walk the route known as the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, following in the footsteps of the hundreds of thousands of people who have walked the Camino down through the centuries? In 2014, Vivianne Flintoff took an extended leave of absence from her place of employment to walk both the Camino de Santiago and t... more

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