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by Douglas HarrisThis book retells stories of the serendipitous and vicissitudinous 20th Century life of an ordinary yet exceptional African American woman, Marvel Aleta Clark Harris, as told to her children and grandchildren and recorded by her son. There are stories about her birth in a snowstorm, her years as sickly child and her doctor’s death sentence, her mother as hero and role model, childhood memories during the 1920s and ‘30s, siblings who both loved and taunted her, her teen years as a cook, her year... more
by Lee MehlThe story tells about a young girl faced suddenly to the most difficult situation of my life and how I managed to step out of my hole, with stubbourness, perseverance, humor and above all my love for humanity.This book is my present to anyone who has lost faith in life, to their friends and families.
Letter from Alabama: The Inspiring True Story of Strangers Who Saved a Child and Changed a Family Foreverby David L. Workman
Letter from Alabama is the true story of two orphaned and abandoned children saved by grace and a family's love -- and by a letter that traveled hundreds of miles in an envelope in 1952 and changed everything. The narrative richly portrays life and coming of age in the '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s, before the era of instant and ever-available communication.It inspires and surprises.
by Cheryl C. Silvera
This work speaks of the agony of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that resulted from an incestuous rape before reaching the age of thirteen, the highs and lows of Bipolar Disorder and a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder were also her crucible. Experiencing rape, madness and the disappearance of identity requires more that human effort to comprehend. The beauty of this book is that it doesn't leave you petrified in doom and gloom. This gripping journey leads you throug... more
by Barbara Patton UngerIn Gems of a Lifetime, the author shares "gems" of light that she has mined in her own life. Her metaphor of gemstones for these illuminations point to a glorious and loving God. She focuses on the jewels of light discovered from growing up in her hometown of Joplin, Missouri and gives voice to Oracles of Wisdom gained through, and sometimes in spite of, religious affiliation. She then honors the greatest light of all - the essence of the divine with us.
by Lavera GoodeyeIn Seven to Seventy, author Lavera Goodeye chronicles her life’s journey. She begins by relating how her grandparents immigrated to homesteads on the Alberta prairie before trains provided transportation. Her parents met and married during the drought and depression of the thirties. She and her two sisters were born during World War II. Religious turmoil, mental illness and tragic loss to suicide were all part of her young life. But she persevered, grew up and eventually established a family of ... more
by Sara Tucker
An odyssey, a homecoming, and six winters in Vermont.
A mysterious illness is the catalyst for this story about a daughter’s homecoming. Part of a family saga that takes place on three continents.
In picking up where OUR HOUSE IN ARUSHA (ISBN: 978-1456585440) left off, AN IRRUPTION OF OWLS views from the perspective of small-town New England the forces that shape the family's lives.
The year is 2007, and the Texiers—Patrick, Sara, and nineteen-year-old Thomas... more
by dorothy millerA series of books, fragrance of love collection, romance, mystery, attempt assassination, mysterious sickness, find out the protagonist escape all the evil cruses.
by George F Hommell Jr.George Hommell Jr. shares a remarkable memoir surrounding his life and adventures as a Florida Keys fishing guide, and trailblazer in the world of flats fishing. A pioneer in a bygone era, Hommell helped perfect the techniques and ethics of flats fishing and raising awareness of conservation needs, as well as rules and regulations, through both guiding and World Wide Sportsman, the business he cofounded. A fishing guide extraordinaire, he was sought out by numerous celebrities including Jack ... more
by Fiona HavlishFiona Havlish is an engaging inspirational speaker and success coach whose stories entertain and inspire those going through drastic life transitions. You would never guess that she stuttered as a child and spent the better part of her life trying to remain invisible while navigating her own journey in silence, hiding behind her roles as wife, mother, and nurse. On September 11th 2001, after dropping her daughter off at childcare, she answered her cell phone oblivious to the fact that she was ab... more
by David J. Kenney
Based on a true story, Some Way Home is the account of the handling and healing of Dylan, a prototypical foster child. He comes into this world a fairly anonymous character and is soon sent wandering through the government's child protection agencies in search of a home. He lacks a stable family to hold, care, or protect him; so early on, he is subjected to several, significant traumas of abuse and abandonment. He suffers but strives to emotionally sur... more
by shary hauerIn her professional life, Shary Hauer was a confident, successful, high-caliber executive coach who advised big-time corporate leaders around the globe―but her personal life was an entirely different matter. When it came to love, she was insecure, clingy, desperate, willing to do anything and everything to win and keep a man. Because without a man by her side, what good was she? In Insatiable, Hauer fearlessly chronicles her emotional journey from despair to hope, rejection to redemption, and se... more
by Zoe DolanFrom the recent historic gay marriage victory in the Supreme Court to Caitlyn Jenner’s splashy coming-out on the cover of Vanity Fair, the transformative potential of the transgender experience has inarguably never taken hold of the public dialogue to the extent it is today. With the July 2015 release of There Is Room For You: Tales From A Transgender Defender’s Heart, Zoe Dolan – one of America’s highest-profile criminal lawyers and transgender activists – shares her incredible story with th... more
by John WagnerJohn Wagner is a middle-aged, divorced-no-kids, non-practicing Catholic, successful lawyer in Sacramento, California, who gives up everything to work for human rights in Peru in the early 1990's, a time of horrific violence there. A frequent adventure and spiritual traveler, John’s life changed dramatically during a study tour on the history and political reality of Peru, including studying about Sendero Luminoso, the vicious terrorist group. Disillusioned with any organized religion, he sees th... more
by John Allen ReskoOn a warm September day in 1957, author John Allen Resko walked through the gates of Saint Charles into a world he was ill prepared to confront. He had no clear plan for the future and didn’t possess the financial means to follow another path. After concluding that the religious life and his temperament did not mesh, Resko, who had spent nine years pursuing a religious vocation, walked away. A continuation of The Gates of Saint Charles, Cherish the Exception narrates how his life evolved into so... more
by Ralph ReynoldsComing of age in the rugged and unforgiving Southwest may not suit the faint-of-heart, but it is the perfect landscape for a compelling and humorous memoir of a lad who endured a mid-1900s cowboy upbringing in rural Arizona and New Mexico.Growing Up Cowboy chronicles the foibles and fortunes of its author, Ralph Reynolds (a.k.a. Luna Kid), in an engaging and heartfelt fashion. From wrangling ornery critters to finding first love, the Luna Kid confesses all and regales the reader with vivid stori... more