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  • Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant

    by Marsha Roberts

    An unflinching look at the life of a Baby Boomer woman told with heart, humor and charm. Roberts grapples with the question: how do you keep the twinkle in your eye and the sass in your walk as you get older? The unique way she finds the answer has been described as "Funny, touching and inspirational" ~ "Heart tugging and heart warming" ~ "Delightful!"

    Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. With storie... more

  • That Day: My Story of September 11th

    by Jean Colaio
    A grieving sister transforms the devastating aftermath of the September 11 attacks into an opportunity for healing in Jean Colaio’s emotional memoir, That Day.Only a few blocks away when the Twin Towers fell, Colaio and her young son manage to escape in a flurry of chaos and confusion: What happened? Is the country at war? And most importantly, were her brothers, who both worked in the towers, alive? Then, the day they had all been dreading finally came: both of the author’s beloved brothers ... more
  • The North Side of Down: A True Story of Two Sisters

    by Nancy Bailey

    "How do I want to die? Oh, I don't know. How about a pillow over my face? It will probably be a family member." Thus illustrates the biting candor of Amanda Bailey. Born with Down syndrome, wisecracking Amanda is the youngest sibling in this funny, painfully honest story of bitterly divided family. With their father on his deathbed, eight siblings engage in a feud over property and possessions. Granted a monthly Social Security check due to her disability, Amanda is pulled ... more

  • Episodes and Vignettes; an Autobiography

    by David Richard Beasley
    David Richard Beasley, author of Sarah's Journey and many other books, wrote a two- volume autobiography. Vol 1 concerns his growing up in Hamilton, Ontario before and during World War II. David Beasley tells of his pioneer ancestry, family difficulties and early schooling with refreshing candor. His years in England, France, Spain (Ibiza), Italy and Austria make for fascinating reading as he develops his knowledge and writing skill. His friendships with artists, writers, bohemians, businessm... more
  • Émigré, 95 Years in the Life of a Russian Count.

    by Alexandra Grabbe
    Paul Grabbe, whose father was an aide to the last tsar, describes a privileged childhood in St. Petersburg where, at fifteen, he witnesses the beginning of the Russian Revolution. The Grabbe family seeks refuge in Southern Russia and narrowly escapes from the Bolsheviks. In Part II, safe in Denmark, Paul rescues the hand of St. John the Baptist for the Dowager Empress of Russia and falls in love with a fellow refugee, beautiful Veta Bezobrasov. When Veta marries a rich Dane, Paul leaves for the ... more
  • I Sell Death : Autobiography of a Terrorist

    by Raj
    A true, real - life story of an ex-terrorist who gave up arms six years ago.
  • Cabin Journals: From Lowlands to Highlands to Heart

    by Corinna Craft

    Distracted by college mania and done in by massage clients, Corinna Craft escapes to Virginia's historic backwoods where she rediscovers nature as an open-air cathedral and tonic for the soul. By day she tromps through timberland, crests mountains, and paddles rivers, fraternizing with soft frontiersmen and righteous rangers along the way. By night she cozies in cabins, braising herself by the fire, and browses journal entries of former occupants--countless happy couples. All is well with... more

  • Let the Dogs Speak! Puppies in Training Tell the Story of Canine Companions for Independence

    by Marianne McKiernan
    You see a working dog in a cape and you wonder: Can I pet him? How did he get to be so well-trained? Is he happy? In Let the Dogs Speak! four puppies tell their funny, suspenseful, and heartwarming tales of just how it all goes down as they train for the opportunity to be service dogs for Canine Companions for Independence®. Follow Hudson, Parker, Ross and Mars on their journeys, with each puppy providing a uniquely hilarious spin on things. Which of the four dogs will make it? Readers can't hel... more
  • Nearly Orthodox: on being a modern woman in an ancient tradition

    by Angela Doll Carlson
    From Catholic schoolgirl to punk rocker to emergent church planter, Angela Doll Carlson traveled a spiritual path that in many ways mirrors that of a whole generation. She takes us with her on a deep and revealing exploration of the forces that drove her toward Orthodoxy and the challenges that long kept her from fully entering in.
  • Ithaca Diaries, Coming of Age in the 1960s

    by Anita M. Harris

    How does an impressionable 17-year-old girl deal with Fat Phil the Wet Kisser and a revolution at the same time?

    Ithaca Diaries is a coming of age memoir set at Cornell University in the tumultuous 1960s. The story is told in first person from the point of view of a smart, sassy, funny, scared, sophisticated yet naïve college student who can laugh at herself while she and the world around her are having a nervous breakdown. Based on the author’s diaries and letters, ... more

  • A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities

    by Barbara Venkataraman
    Winner of the "Indie Book of the Day" award and Honorable Mention for non-fiction humor in the "Readers' Favorite" Contest. At 8,000 words, this collection of humorous essays explores such quirky topics as: disastrous home repairs, ("A Trip to the Hardware Store"), an unfortunate dinner party ("Dinner is Served"), the truth about lazy people ("Lazy Bones"), the weird life of a debt collector ("Your Account is Past Due") and obsessions with gadgets ("Gadget Girl"). Other essays examine how surrea... more
  • Greenhouse Stripping: A Renovation of the Church

    by A.D. Hogan

    "Greenhouse Stripping is a funny, poignant, heartbreaking, infuriating, introspective spiritual memoir that only A.D. Hogan could have written. Between tales of explosions, snakebites, and bear attacks it tells the story of a boy who want to be a Bad Christian but instead found a love for those he used to despise."


    Greenhouse Stripping is a spiritual memoir about a boy who felt less like he had given up on church, and more like it had lost him along the way. His uno... more

  • Breast Cancer at 35: A Memoir

    by Amy Burns
    Using a candid, raw, and humorous voice, Amy Burns wraps the reader in the intimacy and upheaval of her emotions as she struggles through her breast-cancer diagnosis. Her memoir offers unmatched insight into an experience that, unfortunately, has become far too prevalent and common among women. While sharing the news of her cancer diagnosis with her husband while still on the phone with the nurse, she writes, "I mouth it to you--the hard C of it choking my confidence and/ catching on my tonsil... more
  • Kid Me Not: an anthology by child-free women of the '60s now in their 60s (Boomers Remember)

    by Aralyn Hughes
    Kid Me Not is an anthology by child-free women of the ’60s now in their 60s. Women who came of age in the ’60s, and who now are in their 60s, share personal stories of how, by choice or by default, they remained child free. Their young lives were touched by a social revolution involving the Vietnam war, draft, sex, drugs, rock and roll. They were the first generation to have a real option to not have children, thanks to the advent of effective birth control. The Baby Boomers reflect on how this ... more
  • Both Sides Now: A Journey From Researcher to Patient

    by Alice Lazzarini, PhD
    I invite the reader to experience first hand the most exciting breakthrough in Parkinson disease research since the discovery of L-DOPA more than 50 years ago, to meet the players who would forever changed the course of Parkinson disease research, and to journey with me from Parkinson disease researcher to Parkinson disease patient.
  • Generations: The Journey of a Family Throughout the Ages

    by Luis T. Puig
    This book is a detailed narrative about the investigations into the history of a family. Inspired by TV shows like “Who Do You Think You Are”, the author’s began investigations into his DNA using FamilyTreeDNA.com. The results surprised everyone, for the author only thought he was Spanish, and nothing else, but the results said otherwise. Continuing with genealogy, the author was able to discover ancient ancestors, including Crusaders in the family tree. Figures began to emerged, such as of Raph... more

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