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  • Make a Wish for Me: A Family's Recovery from Autism

    by LeeAndra Chergey
    By the age of two, Ryan has los his ability to speak—twice. Sensing it is more than typical “second child” behaviors, his mother, LeeAndra, embarks upon a mission to understand why Ryan has become withdrawn and violent, and is met with a devastating answer: her son is autistic. After a few months of behavioral treatment, Ryan experiences remarkable success. He begins to communicate, learns to adapt to his surroundings, and after attending a special educational preschool, where he thrives, he ... more
  • Taking Risks, Defining Life: A Soldier's Memoir

    by John McClarren
    John McClarren (LTC, US Army, retired) relates to his readers how circumstances in his own life naturally led him into taking what many would consider unnecessary risks in order to reach his goals, and how this risk-taking became a primary routine in his life, all of which ultimately resulted in total fulfillment. \tThis book is for anyone who is always trying to assess the need to take risks in accomplishing goals, and there are very few who are not in that category. We all take risks from time... more
  • The Least Silent of Men

    by Adel Souto
    The Least Silent of Men is a document of one man's 30-day vow of silence, containing a brief history of the act, as well as a detailed account of the experience. It also includes a foreword by artist George Petros, as well as a transcript of the communication book carried for the month of the experiment.
  • Silver Taps

    by Max Knight
    "Silver Taps" relates the author's struggle to come to grips with the death of his father. The book delves into the terrible effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It pays tribute to a man who served his country in three wars; World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. It also pays tribute to the traditions at Texas A&M University, the institution, and the Corps of Cadets.
  • Two Steps Forward - Embracing life with a brain tumor

    by Claire Snyman
    When Claire Snyman is diagnosed with a rare benign brain tumor at the age of thirty-four, she and her family are completely blindsided. She tries to make sense of their new reality while trying to navigate conflicting medical advice. Claire learns to be her body’s own advocate as she undergoes a personal awakening during the often-harrowing journey of life with a brain tumor, her misdiagnosis and through the brain surgery and recovery that followed. This inspirational story of a woman, mother... more
  • Below the Water Line: Getting Out, Going Back, and Moving Forward in the Decade After Hurricane Katrina

    by Lisa Karlin
    In this intensely personal and moving memoir, Lisa Karlin provides a gripping account of her family’s hurricane evacuation experiences and all that followed in the decade after Hurricane Katrina. Her story begins in August 2005, when Lisa, her husband, thirteen-year-old daughter, eleven-year-old son, and two dogs evacuated New Orleans for what they thought would be a two-day “hurrication.” Her day-by-day account of the weeks that follow vividly chronicles the unprecedented displacement of thousa... more
  • Life Is Beautiful: How a Lost Girl Became a True, Confident Child of God

    by Sarah M. Johnson

    Life is Beautiful takes you on a full journey of trauma, loss, and finally resilience. While on a mission’s trip in Guatemala, a small Cessna Caravan’s engine blows while carrying fourteen passengers. Unfortunately, the Cessna crashes in a remote village, leaving eleven of the fourteen passengers dead. One passenger, Sarah, shares her story in Life is Beautiful, about the deaths of her father and brother; her mother’s extreme physical and emotional injuries, and Sarah’... more

  • A Life Worth Living: A Teachers Memoir

    by jeffrey b. roney
    Living a life full of challenges and complications. A death of a father and a son who gets lost in the pain of survival.
  • Which One of You is the Mother? The Absolutely Positively True Adoption Story of Two Gay Dads

    by Sean Michael O'Donnell
    After fifteen years of up-all-night gay disco dance parties, Sean O'Donnell and his longtime partner Todd decided to trade in their leather chaps for mom jeans and start a family. In August 2012 the not-so ambiguously gay duo walked into a Pittsburgh-based adoption agency and said, "We'd like a child, please." For the next several months they attended parenting classes, subjected themselves to probing FBI background checks, and completed enough paperwork to reforest the whole of the Amazon River... more
  • LOVE LIFE

    by Niki Trosky

    From the prairies of Winnipeg to the sands of the Arabian Sea, readers will fall in love with a curious and charming heroine as she embarks upon a transformative journey to release her powerful, self-loving, independent woman from within. Conquering obstacles of homesickness and heartache, armed with the earnest hope of finding peace, “Love Life” chronicles author Niki Trosky’s rebirth from ‘the girl’ into the woman known as Zahira.

    In humorous tumblings of... more

  • Memorias de un Viejo Adolescente: Barcelona 1929-1939

    by Miguel Lluch
    Barcelona entre 1929 y 1939 es un lugar especial, crisol de experimentos políticos que atraen a intelectuales europeos y americanos de la talla de Hemingway, Malraux, Orwell y Neruda. Miguel Lluch es uno de los pocos testigos vivos de este período de la historia reciente Española. Aquí narra los recuerdos de su niñez y adolescencia, desde los prolegómenos de la Segunda República hasta el final de la Guerra Civil Española. Cuenta cómo siendo niño mimado de una familia de la burguesía catalana, ... more
  • Growing Up Superheroes: The Extraordinary Adventures of Deihlia Nye

    by Diane Fraser
    In 1983, Diane Fraser is emerging from the trauma of a violent family home life when her niece Deihlia is born with problems so severe that her prognosis is death before week’s end. Blessed with a powerful resilience and a pioneering female surgeon, Deihlia survives over 40 major surgeries, coming close to death many times. Through her humor, mischief, and appetite for life, Deihlia shows people how to live with gusto and maneuver around obstacles – self created or otherwise. Like the superhero ... more
  • DEAR YOU

    by wade stevenson
  • Confessions: Fact or Fiction? (an anthology available on Amazon)

    by Herta B. Feely
    This anthology contains 22 stories (fiction and memoir). The genre of each piece is identified in the back of the book with a short note from each author. The idea is to see whether the reader can tell if the piece is "fact or fiction." The stories span time, geography and space. An enjoyable read by 22 talented authors, many of them published before and after!
  • The Gardens of Fletcher Steele, American Landscape Architect

    by priscilla elliott
    One of America's premier Landscape Architects, Fletcher Steele worked for wealthy patrons designing unique and original gardens that break conventions and delight and enchant viewers. This was at a time in the beginning of the twentieth century when design was not constrained by cost. The book has many color photos, interviews with clients and staff, and landscape professionals. There is a bibliography, and a brief biography.
  • Mo(u)rning Joy

    by Kalan Chapman Lloyd
    “If the raw reality of stillbirth, loss of pregnancy, or miscarriage has rendered you senseless, then you will want to spend some healing time with Mo(u)rning Joy. If you feel helpless in friending a grieving family, then you will be touched by the words of care and concern that you can't always think to say at the time. I highly recommend this unabashed account of Kalan Lloyd's journey toward wholeness... she truly tells it like it is.”\t\t- Susanna Fitzgerald, MSW "A cry-laugh, laugh-cry. W... more

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