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by Gerry AbbeyCHEERS, BEERS, AND EASTERN PROMISE is a memoir by Gerry Abbey. It chronicles his year as a Fulbright scholar in Taiwan and is a thoughtful and hilarious coming-of-age-but-not-quite-arriving adventure travel story. Abbey goes to teach English in rural Taiwan and finds a world unlike anything he could have expected. From day one, the contrast between imagined and found reality leaves him lost and learning on the fly. His experience quickly snowballs as he goes from meeting coworkers and teac... more
by Christian Belcourt
DOCTOR ON THE ROCK recounts the experiences of Christian Belcourt, a doctor in Ferryland, Newfoundland, from 1959 to 1962, during the early days of outreach medicine. The book also covers the period of his childhood when he was inspired to do medicine as a career, future visits to the island as a radiologist, and his last visit as a tourist.
Christian grew up in a sub-tropical climate in Mauritius, surrounded by beautiful beaches, abundant fauna, and lush flora. French ... more
by Wendell RickettsNovember 12, 2003: A suicide attack on the Italian military base in Nasiriyah, Iraq, leaves nineteen dead and scores wounded. Among the survivors is a young, brash Italian filmmaker who had arrived only the day before to scout locations for a film. This is the story of a man who arrived in the midst of the terror, fire, and gunfire of a war that officially didn’t exist … and who came away both permanently changed and more determined than ever to tell what he’d seen with his own eyes. Twenty Ciga... more
What's Wrong With You! (What You, Your Children And Our Students Need To Know About My 15 Year Imprisonment From Age 20 to 35.)by Omar YaminiWhat's Wrong With You! is a dedication to communicate with young people around the true reality of the prison system. The book takes the reader through the authors own journey of 15 years in prison, shares stories from the shocking to the mundane and includes his poetry throughout the years. Weaved throughout this powerful narrative is commentary on how prison culture is shaping the current and future generations of our young people in America.
by Marilyn GardnerBetween Worlds is a set of essays on culture and belonging. Divided into 7 sections, these essays explore the rootlessness and grief as well as the unexpected moments of humor and joy that are a part of living between two worlds. Between Worlds charts a journey between the cultures of East and West, the comfort of being surrounded by loved ones and familiar places, and the loneliness of not belonging.
by Mark T. ArsenaultSemicolon takes a frank but humorous, and often witty, look at the procedures and events surrounding one man’s journey through colorectal cancer. Mark takes on the serious, at times frightening, and potentially deadly issues. It will enlighten and entertain you at the same time. A portion of the proceeds of every book sold is donated to teh Colon Cancer Alliance to help fund colon cancer research and advocacy.
Moving Forward In Reverse: Life is all about moving forward, but sometimes it must be done in reverseby Scott MartinIn order to survive “the flesh-eating disease”, doctors had to amputate Scott Martin’s hands and feet. After five months of hospitalization, Martin returned to his coaching career and continued building a nationally ranked college soccer program, but drove himself into a deep depression as he avoided his shattered self-image. After reaching his lowest point, Martin sold all he owned and began a quest to break himself down in order to build himself back up. Read this amazing story to learn how fi... more
by Kevin McDonoughWith nothing but his suitcase and passport, the author arrives in Paris to pursue his long-held dream to live in the City of Light. He soon finds out living and vacationing in Paris are two different things. But a chance meeting at a crêpe stand propels his life in a new direction he could never have imagined, where he learns about friendship, food, and most importantly, himself. “A View with a Room” is a joyous adventure, with more twists and turns than the river Seine.
by Pat MorganThe Concrete Killing Fields is about homelessness, homeless people, and how profoundly some of them, especially Alepeachie, my all-time favorite, affected my life. I was a real estate broker, a former banker, and recovering political junkie when I lost myself--and found myself--in the basement of a church in the heart of downtown Memphis. Blending the stories of the homeless people who stole my heart and broke it with stories of my subsequent, wildly improbable journey to the pinnacle of policy... more
by Chikita Evans ShellThis book is about the author's life and how she defeated the odds of being raised by a mother, who was forced to be a single mom because the father was incarcerated for several years. The book is about how the author had the determination to overcome insurmountable obstacles; resulting in academic success. Later, becoming a loving mother and wife. The author takes the reader on the journey of going from a successful student to a depressed young woman, but finding her way back to peace and seren... more
by stewart taylorAbout a boy growing up in late 70's England who get's the music bug from his father. The trad Jazz start soon becomes a Heavy Rock/ Heavy Metal obsession. After moving to LA at 14, concert going soon led to live tape trading and fanzine writing. Living four blocks from the beach without parental guidance allowed for an interesting development. Forced repatriation to England at 18 is described with humor and poignancy. An interesting look at 80's culture and finishes in 2014. A very varied tale!
by William Cunningham and Robert CunninghamFrom the projects of South Boston to drug infested suburban slums, the twelve Cunningham kids survived a life too harsh, even for hope. Yet, hope is what they lived on as they struggled to endure a private war raging around them, the emotional and physical scars now their only lasting memories. The Twelve Children Of Christmas is a celebration of family and hope—the hope of children. It is a collection of twelve Cunningham Christmas stories that recount their time together growing up and thei... more
by Adam Starks
In his autobiography, Adam Starks provides a valiantly candid account of the turbulence faced during his years leading up to and while in foster care. In a path breaking twist from other well-written memoirs of former foster youth, his story reflects on the acting out that ensued as a result of a constant sense of instability in the world around him. Amid his internal struggles, Adam properly attributes his ability to remain steadfast toward achieving his successful breakaway from the cycle t... more
by Irene HolmesSee how Alvin reacts to his first firework show. And as we walk around the festive, you can see how Alvin reacts to seeing different things at the show. Like: seeing the balloon rides for the first time, with other kids riding them. And his first smell of the different kind of foods there. See his face when the fireworks light up the sky.
by Lathish ShankarA diary entry of a ten-year-old school girl. Ashitha, a ten-year old school girl enjoys a good summer vacation with her friends Sanjana, Sreejith and Sachin. One day a new neighbor Abinav arrives to the next door. Very soon he established a friendship with all. Ashitha and Abinav became very close to each other. They played together, and often used to go cycling to the nearby beach. They used to have lots of fun there. The other friends used to tease her connecting her name with Abinav. When ... more
by John PansiniJohn Pansini, an ordinary guy - a roofer with a Master's Degree - finds himself caught up in cold war intrigue. eBook contains 65 minutes of embedded audio. Pansini bugged the FBI and Soviets.