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by Pamela Varma BrownLife on the tropical island of Kauai comes alive in this collection of 50 personal stories told by the island’s people. Topics include dancing hula; making salt the Hawaiian way; growing up island-style in sugar plantation camps; and sailing thousands of miles across oceans in a voyaging canoe navigated only by the stars, moon, sun and waves as ancient Polynesians did 1,500 years ago. Special section featuring four of the island's World War II veterans.
by Mark Osmun (co-author with Valerie Carpenter)Life is looking up for Valerie Glines who, at 47, is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, interpreter for the deaf, and licensed psychotherapist. The dominant trait of her personality is optimism. She is on the verge of a prestigious position with The Mayo Clinic when, in one fast, unpredictable instant, she loses it all. A freak accident breaks her neck, paralyzing her, robbing her not only of her professional abilities, but also of the common abilities needed for life. Dancer, a true... more
by Judy McConnellThis memoir is a sequel to A Penny A Kiss: Memoir of a Minnesota Girl in the forties and Fifties. JUST KEEP SHOOTING finds the young girl entering her twenties, fresh from college and the spirit of revolt and change that anticipates the sixties. Anxious to shake off the past, she strikes out on her own to forge a career in the exciting business mecca that was New York City in the nineteen fifties. Eager, determined, fresh diploma in hand, she arrives to establish a life as an independent woman i... more
by Larry C KerpelmanThis memoir chronicles the life of a family new to this country and not yet fully assimilated, struggling to make a living, dealing with anti-Semitism, coping with war on the home front, and confronting social change, all while trying to liver their lives as fully as possible.
by Dr. Richard KimballThis book is an overall memoir about the life of Dr. Richard Kimball. It mainly covers his ten years in Africa from 1961 to 2011 but also includes the time in his life from 1939 to the present. Dr. Kimball has traveled all over the world to 103 countries and has worked in many of them.
by Dele Babalola, MDIt is about life in a unique secondary school in Nigeria in the 1970s and 1980s. The principal, Dr. Tai Solarin, was totally dedicated to producing academically and intellectually sound students who were also trained in the practical aspects of life – farming, cooking, electrical wiring, plumbing, baking, building, man o’war and others. It was hard to find such students unemployable. They were trained to dream big and be high achievers. This is a personal account of one of the students who exper... more
by Peter LeisIn 2001, the author of this book suffered a stroke that left him partially handicapped. It became necessary to do what he could to learn to live with the aftereffects and limitations of the stroke. This book is the result of advice from his doctor to write down some of his earlier memories to see if he had suffered any long-term memory loss. In the writing of these memories, he gradually became confident enough to keep on writing until he had enough stories to put together in a book. The writing... more
by Gale Tobin HolzI wrote about my own story from the time I was born until the present. I decided to write my book a long time ago, especially if I learned who my natural parents were. Even though I haven't found my natural parents, I chose to write about my adventures in searching and about my adopted parents who eventually wanted nothing to do with me. That is waht my book is about. The only problem that I had with my story is that there is no resolution to my search. I hired Omni Trace in Delray Beach, Fl... more
by John Fulton BrownAs a Confederate Soldier, John Fulton Brown opposed all things pointing to a division of the United States. He felt he was helping to establish a cause that he did not want established. His heart was not in it and it didn’t reflect his interests. He was half-starved all the time and was plagued by the horrid, hungry insects that sucked out what little beef and rice he didn't get at suppertime. Who wouldn’t move, influenced by a variety of facts such as these? In The Bushwhackers, he recounts ... more
by Wei Liem NgWei Liem Ng’s hobby used to be daydreaming. He dreamed about owning his own bookstore and including a library in his mansion one day. Most of all, Ng dreamed about writing a book. Sadly, daydreaming had a bad reputation and Ng was left following a career path he did not desire. After Ng passed the extremely challenging exams to become an accountant, he details how he embarked on an arduous journey to look for work that included writing a résumé, interviewing, and finally accepting a boring job a... more
by Carolyn Helm GatesThis volume contains a collection of short stories written over a period of 10 years. Sensitive and imaginative, the essence of the authors soul has been committed to writing. They are warm and tender and easy to relate to. The author writes from personal experience about growing up in the south in a small town in Alabama with a population of 72 people. It is a memoir not to be forgotten that stirs warm memories of love and death, sometimes funny and always deeply touching.
by Doris ColdeweyThis story is about three sisters who triumphed against all odds only the strongest survive. It starts in 1945 durning WWII it is a volital yet tear jerk-er that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.
by Lori Hart Beninger
How could this happen?
Scott Hart was a handsome, intelligent, talented boy – and a convicted felon by the age of eighteen.
Where did we go wrong?
The question every parent asks themselves when the child they love goes astray.
An Ordinary Tragedy is one woman’s quest to unlock the mystery behind her brother’s life of escalating crime and depravity.
From the intimate perspective of eldest sibli... more
by Jean Gill'Jean Gill has captured the innermost thoughts of this magnificent animal.' Les Ingham, Pyr International By IPPY and Global Ebook Award Winner Jean Gill A dog's life in the south of France. From puppyhood, Sirius the Pyrenean Mountain Dog has been trying to understand his humans and train them with kindness. How this led to their divorce he has no idea. More misunderstandings take Sirius to Death Row in an animal shelter, as a so-called dangerous dog learning survival tricks from the othe... more
by Carolyn WoodIn 1960 fourteen-year-old Portlander, Carolyn Wood, won an Olympic gold medal in Rome in swimming. Her memoir, Tough Girl: An Olympian’s Journey, tells her story of learning to swim, compete and ultimately train at the highest levels, as she negotiated the social norms of adolescence while hiding her sexual identity. Fifty-two years later, at the end of a long relationship and marriage, she looks back to find the toughness of childhood and discovers the more mature strength of adulthood as ... more
by Jean JubaAfter a day spent exploring hazardous roads and engaging in conversation with local Pakistani tribesmen, Jean Juba finds herself standing in a hotel reception hall…surrounded by Taliban. Through the course of thirty years, she reflects on the sometimes painfully ironic ways in which personal hopes and dreams can manifest while revealing an adventurous spirit that will amaze even as it inspires. From her time in construction, where her presence is continually ostracized and threatened by her ... more