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  • The Hippie Hitchhiker from Nebraska

    by Randy Rhody

    At seventeen Randy Rhody was a rebellious honor student who left home to live on his own in Lincoln, Nebraska. Even there in the heartland he met like-minded outliers, supporting his own ambitions to write. When Allen Ginsberg visited in 1966, a party for him was held at Rhody’s place. “You shake with a cloud,” Ginsberg said to him. “My hand does not exist.” His remark seemed like a guidepost to some arcane wisdom the youth was already seeking.

    Hoping to ev... more

  • Sail Above the Clouds

    by Carole D. Fontaine
    Fontaine shares stories and adventures from her 20-year journey on a sailboat, the joys of life surrounded by the ocean, the challenges she faced, her search to regain her health after a debilitating health crisis and learning to live in a meager 41-foot of living space, with her husband, and a dog. It's also an inspiring tool of self-discovery with each chapter sharing an adventure, a life lesson, a journaling question, and a transformational exercise for readers to discover their own path and... more
  • Lit Soul: My Journey Back to Faith

    by Jessi Hersey
    It's a collection of poetry from my childhood to adulthood in finding my faith again.
  • Surviving the Survivors: A Memoir

    by Ruth Klein
    Ruth Klein’s story is about merchants and landowners—aristocratic Polish Jews. It’s about their lives in refugee and concentration camps. About parents who survived the Holocaust but could not overcome the tragedy they had experienced, and about their children, who became indirect victims of the atrocities endured by Holocaust victims. After their liberation, Ruth’s parents were brought to the Displaced Person Camps in Germany, where they awaited departure to the United States. They we... more
  • The Girl from Cairo: A Memoir

    by Peggy Hinaekian

    "For many of us in the disconnected 21st century, it is time to speak about our heritage."

    This memoir creates a whole world bridging memory and narrative. It has a sense of longevity, no so much in the number of years, but with the depth and range of felt experiences.

    The writer is an artist who brings to the page an astute eye for the meaning of belonging and identity as she shifts between her many selves. There's a real sense of looking at people in the ... more

  • Quarantine Quickies Pandemic in Paradise

    by Alan E. (Al) Strunk
    A collection of Facebook Posts and Comments from March through June of 2020 chronicling the events and effects of the Coronavirus lock down on the seaside villages of Los Osos and Baywood and the environs of San Luis Obispo County on California's Central Coast.
  • Gospel of the Wordsmith- evolution of a life in words

    by Valerie J Runyan
    Narratives of my life from early twenties to mid fifties in no particular order.
  • Caterpillar- Pieces For My Golden Woman

    by Valerie J Runyan
    Narratives to help women in midlife get through and past a divorce.
  • 7 Is Enough

    by Allen Webb
    I wrote this book for two main reasons. First reason is I woke up every day with these stories on my mind. I knew for some reason I needed to write them down. The second reason is for future women. Quite honestly I get tired of telling these stories to strangers because most think there is no way this could happen to one person. I can assure you that all stories contained in this book are true and happened to me. If I am interested in a lady again and she is getting interested in me I will just ... more
  • My Memoirs

    by Bernard Gwertzman
    Bernard Gwertzman tells the story of growing up as a journalist in the world of print newspapers, his hometown New Rochelle, New York’s Standard-Star then the Washington DC Evening Star (both of which went under as print papers collapsed) where he became a senior diplomatic correspondent until moving to the New York Times, where he served during the Cold War as Moscow Bureau Chief and then traveled with Henry Kissinger who was making deals and opening the way toward peace in the Middle East. He ... more
  • Why Do You Look at Me and See a Girl?

    by Anvi Hoàng
    Making coal patties. Selling liquid soap. Shopping at a glittering shoe mecca. She’s done them all living half her life in deprived-post-war-communist-Vietnam-turned-free-market. It’s life in a vacuum when strange types of brainwashing happened. Part memoir and part social criticism, Why Do You Look at Me and See a Girl? is a provocative read about a full-fledged bilingual who fights to get free from the dead past and her ancestors’ sins. The story starts with her grandmother’s prison visit a... more

    My Father Called Me Bobby is an intriguing memoir detailing Bobby’s experiences growing up in an Italian family in the ‘50s and exploring the sexual revolution a few decades later. The first-person narrative welcomes readers into his childhood and his initial experiences with God, faith, and religion, all tied in with the influences and antics of his Italian family. His initial decision to join the seminary and become a priest will not come as a surprise. Determined to be a priest, he spends... more
  • Cooking For Her Eyes–Transcription of a Sonata: A Story of Music, Food, Love, and Death

    by Susan Uehara Rakstang

    Susan Rakstang recalls her idyllic life as a child of Japanese American parents and her mother’s cooking lessons of delicious tastes, exquisite fragrances, and the visual art of preparing food, through her fast-paced, frenzied battle with time juggling her responsibilities as a wife, mother of two children, and working outside the home as an architect–a pioneering path not often pursued by women in the mid-1970s. When she retires, her life suddenly takes a dark turn when her mothe... more

  • Driving With Poppi ISBN-13 : 978-0578806563

    by J Thomas Brown

    My father had the wanderlust and moved our family every year and a half. We lived up and down the U.S. East Coast, in Sweden, and in England during the American Golden Age of Capitalism. The plot is woven around the places we lived. A common thread in the story is his driving, at times humorous, and sometimes scary. The truth is he is loved as much for his faults as for his accomplishments. My father had a mind like a steel trap, but his braininess also got him into trouble. He loved life - p... more

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    by Stacy Ann Momo
  • Say Goodbye To The River: Stories From The Vanishing Wilderness

    by Patrick E. Craig
    With this book, Craig takes us into deep green forests, beside fast silver waters where trout rise, on long hikes over hills flamed by autumn and along slopes of tall, sharp mountains. He takes us into his youth. Everything in the Pacific Northwest of another century comes to life––the people, the animals that make their way along wide or narrow trails, a thriving wilderness of woods and brush and alpine flower. Even the trucks, cabins, fishing gear and rutted roads of a long-gone era fill our i... more