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by Gloria Shell MitchellA heartwarming story of a child’s resilience! Inquisitive nine-year-old Davida Kincaid struggles to escape impoverished living conditions in rural South Carolina, understand her mother of eighteen children, and adjust to life without her beloved father, a garbage man. Her public school teachers and faith in God help her to triumph over every crushing blow to her heart.
by KIMITINY is based on my true life experiences and fight for survival against a severe Bi-Polar husband. I survived countless attempts on my life, and witnessed miracles of God allowing me flight for survival. My book begins with a backstory of my biological mother, and how I came to be. I was taken from the floorboard of a pickup truck at 4 months of age, and placed for adoption. Adopted at 3 1/2, by two hard-working Christian parents who were both diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease while I was... more
by Camille CusumanoOn Saturday, September 21, 2013, Camille Cusumano had just hit the send button on her computer that would alert thousands of her contacts she was headed to Nairobi to teach tango to slum-dwelling youth when a phone call came informing her that Somali terrorists had bombed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. Some 67 people died and more than 175 were wounded. The Islamist group al-Shaabab claimed responsibility. She wondered what al-Shaabab thought of the tango. She wondered if she should be going to K... more
by Camille CusumanoThis collection of travel stories and essays traces the author's burgeoning love of Argentine tango from accidental tanguera to living in South America frequenting Buenos Aires' steamy dance halls and learning a thing or two about life and love, as well as enjoying Argentina's favored folk dance, el tango.
by Anne Bernard Becker
Ollie Ollie In Come Free: a Memoir of Swallowed Time explores the impact of the deaths of the author's older siblings on her childhood and growth into adulthood. It is narrated largely in the child and adolescent voices, from ages three to seventeen, with adult interludes. The memoir is based on the author's reawakening of childhood memories and emotions during the process of psychoanalysis. While delving into the anguished world of an introverted child struggling with unvali... more
by Ruth VincentIn 1954, Ruth Vincent was a young teacher and Alaska was not yet a state when her biologist husband, Bob, decided to conduct research on rugged, isolated Afognak Island. As they left Oregon for the unknown, both Ruth and Bob eagerly anticipated their pioneer adventure. Hours later, the two stood on the remote island with nothing but a short-wave radio and bush pilots as their connections to the outside world. Dressed in heels, Ruth reveals how she was ushered into her tiny new home that had look... more
by Jack FlynnThe life of an abused child is filled with pain and self-blame. And there is the never-ending question of why one of the people who is supposed to love you is also responsible for hurting you. Millions of children experience abuse and neglect every day. For most, their stories go untold. In author Jack Flynn’s memoir, Smash-Mouth Jesus—A Memoir: God’s Answer to Violence, he takes you on a journey of redemption through the nightmare of helplessness and self-hatred associated with child abuse. Fly... more
by Allan FredricksonAllan Fredrickson grew up in Southwestern Manitoba, Canada and attended the college of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation he accepted an associate position in a mixed animal, full service veterinary hospital in Mount Vernon, Washington. He has four grown children and lives with his wife Barbara in Mount Vernon.**When Dr. Friedson approached the horse he ran his hand along the neck under the mane then down her face and over her nose. He reached up and felt her ear... more
by R. A. BaldwinIn Tails of the Prairie, Baldwin shares a collection of stories from his work as a veterinarian in three rural Wyoming counties from 1951 to 1964. Living in Wyoming can be a challenge as well as an adventure. Wyoming is a place of extremes and this affects the people who live there. The people are tough and tenacious and the country is full of all different types of personalities. This book lends a glimpse into the challenges of living and working in such a drastic environment and the characters... more
by Dian ParkerFalling in love is dangerous. Is it real? Will it last? Can you trust it? Could this be just a lusty romance, destined to end? At 53, Dian Parker lives on her own land and is hardworking, talented, spiritual, and happily alone. Until she falls deeply in love. Everything she thought about herself crumbles in the wake of this new passion. She had thought she was successful, an independent strong woman, and confident. Instead, unresolved fears erupt from her past and doubt permeates her newly fou... more
by Barbara ValentinFrom author Barbara Valentin comes a collection of hilarious Plate Spinner columns from her bestselling Assignment: Romance series... What working parent hasn’t considered delivering a performance review to their child prior to granting a salary, er, allowance increase? “The Plate Spinner Chronicles: A Working Mother's Epic Adventure” is a hybrid memoir/how-to guide that is stuffed with multi-tasking advice and relevant, but nostalgic anecdotes, all written in the wry tone of a harried working m... more
by Doody RichardsFollowing a nasty split-up with his long-term partner, Doody Richards feels his broken heart will never heal, when—one night staring at his bedroom ceiling in the emptiness—suddenly decides to travel to Bali. Above of all, he has had enough of Sydney life; the glamour gay parties he lead and the superficial Sydney gay scene he lives in. So he gives up his job and flies to Bali in the hope of finding a little piece of heaven to settle his troubled soul. Beyond all expectation, he finds himself wa... more
by Cory MartinAt 28, Cory Martin thought she had it all, a budding career as a writer in Hollywood, an apartment of her own, and a healthy obsession with yoga. But when she found herself on the floor of her apartment wailing into the phone, 'but I don’t want to be sick,' her entire world came crashing down. A doctor had just revealed that she had Multiple Sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease, her good friend was getting married that weekend and the only people she wanted to call were her parents. ... more
by John Allen ReskoProfessor John Resko’s memoir narrates a religious struggle against the backdrop of the Great Depression, World War II, and Pre-Vatican II Catholicism. His dissection of the components of a religious vocation led him in a direction befitting his temperament and natural inclinations rather than the ease of their achievement. He describes his struggle to define a religious vocation and ultimately find the strength to follow his best instincts. It was not easy for a poor boy of uneducated immigrant... more
by S. Mitchell WeitzmanThe Rose Temple is a dramatic account of the life and evolving vision of Lucia Weitzman (nee Rose Berl) who has a two-year-old Polish Jewish girl is snuck out of a Nazi-imposed ghetto and saved by a Catholic couple during the Second World War. Her birth parents are killed. She discovers she is Jewish after the War, at age five, when a relative comes to retrieve her and place her in a Jewish orphanage. She refuses to go, clinging to her adoptive parents. Moments later – the secret of her Jewish i... more
by Walter Oleksy150 famous people tell about their most memorable Christmas. From the 1930s to the present, movie and tv stars, authors, Presidents, Popes, and religious Catholic, Protestant, even Jewish recall their favorite Christmas. No other book has ever been published like it. Truly inspirational Christmas memories of famous people.