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by Sean Michael O'DonnellAfter 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
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.
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by Miguel LluchBarcelona 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
by Diane FraserIn 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
by wade stevenson
by Herta B. FeelyThis 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!
by priscilla elliottOne 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.
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
by Jason HussongJust because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t believe in you. Things do go bump in the night. Sometimes it even happens during the day. I’ve heard it. And, on occasion, I’ve even seen what makes it happen. Destination Paranormal: Haunted Travels details my trips to find what’s on the other side. For more than two years, I set off on a journey to get answers. My second book documents everything that happened – the times I was stabbed, grabbed, and talked with what’s... more
by Richard HillFinding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery. But this isn't fiction. It's an engrossing account of an adoptee trying to reclaim the biological family denied him by sealed birth records. This fascinating quest, including the author's... more
by Wendy HinmanTightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth’s large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most “necessities” and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless “character-building opportunities.” Tightwads on the Loose offe... more
by Andrea CaganAndrea Cagan, author of Memoirs of a Ghost, is emerging from beneath the sheet of invisibility to write her own story. A ghostwriter for decades, she has had more than a dozen books on the best seller lists, including NY Times and LA Times #1 best sellers. In Memoirs of a Ghost, Andrea’s chapters span her life as a professional ballet dancer, a healing researcher, a truth teller, a ghost writer to the stars, and above all else, an author and story teller. In her memoir, she reveals her trea... more
by David SmithMy book is part autobiographical, part political/social commentary on the state of early childcare in NZ. It is a reflection on my 30 years an ECE teacher and my experience as a father of 3 children. Join me as I try to inform, challenge, question and make suggestions around the everyday logistics and the issues that arise on a daily basis for teachers, children, parents and society as a whole. Issues like space, hours of attendance, values, profit or non profit numbers of children. Issues t... more
by Peggy ButlerAnd Then There Was One is the true story of a young girl from the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio, who loves music and dreams of becoming a performer, until illness in her early teens changes her goal and her life dramatically. This stirring memoir offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be an aspiring nurse in the 1950s. The author's accounts of the stigma endured by people with tuberculosis, a contagious disease with no known cure at that time, are heart-rending. Taking us back in... more
by Kyle GarlettThroughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles—including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant—and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphom... more
by Lizzie HarwoodA travel memoir about money, myopia, and men. Welcome to Xamnesia... where you forget who you were when you landed. At twenty-three, Lizzie leaves her native New Zealand to work for VIP billionaires in a remote oil-rich oasis. Legally forbidden to talk about her employers, she calls their country 'Xamnesia.' The place has its perks, such as hugging Michael Jackson and receiving diamond watches, but it's also a rabbit hole that quells a gal's self-confidence. Even transferred to Paris, s... more