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by Annette FreemanFulfilling the dream of many a book-lover, Annette Freeman bravely stepped outside her mid-life comfort zone and opened a bookshop café in the heart of Sydney. Tea In The Library became a beloved haven of readers and a cosy forum for writers. Plus a great place for coffee – and nineteen varieties of tea. But behind the scenes were anxieties large and small, frustrations, challenges, and – now and again - glorious moments of success. Welcome to retail! “How hard can it be to run a successful smal... more
by Annette FreemanDuring three weeks in the High Arctic our heroine reaches her ‘farthest north’ as well as her ‘coldest north’. With a wry sense of humour, this fictionalised memoir introduces us to a diverse cast of characters, including polar bears, reindeers, walrus, a Polish Arctic explorer, a Russian sea captain, a quirky expedition leader...and the shadowy Eduardo. As she journeys on, our narrator tells Eduardo about everything she is seeing, experiencing, learning and reading. We learn gradually that Edu... more
by Theresa AnzalduaThis heartfelt tribute to WW2 veterans gives a basic history of the war by interweaving the true stories of those who served. The author personally interviewed the veterans featured in the book. It's a great read if you want to learn the basic facts of the war in a readable way, without the dry history. For war buffs, it's an easy read with personal accounts and a few tidbits with which some war buffs might not be familiar. Get to know some of the patriots who served and feel proud of Americ... more
by Chantelle OliverWorld's first zombie apocalypse memoir. The story of my fifteenth summer and struggle to survive and find my father on the run across America.
by Diana Mankin Phelps
Marine Combat Correspondent Aaron Mankin was in Iraq only ten weeks when he was injured by a road side bomb. The phone call to his mother, Diana Mankin Phelps, was devastating. She opens up her life and the lives of her family, for all to share in the triumphs that took place during this time of healing. The injuries that Aaron suffered were severe and life threatening. Their lives took on a whole new meaning, as they navigate through his long road to recovery. With humor and heartache, this ... more
by Barbara DonskyWhen young Barbara Bracht’s mother disappears from her life—no one tells her that her mother has died—she leaves in her wake a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Forced to keep the secret of her mother’s existence from her younger brother, Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself, despite her father’s stance against women’s education. Told with t... more
First Dooowwwnnn...and Life to Go! How an Enthusiastic Approach Changed Everything for the Most Colorful Referee in NFL Historyby Red Cashion with Rusty BursonWhen directed toward you, two of the more humbling words that can ever be uttered are: “You’re fired!” For Red Cashion, however, being fired by both the Southwest and Southland Conferences forced him to make significant attitude changes that took him all the way to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Red’s rise to prominence in the NFL—many sportswriters described him as the most well-known official NFL history—was primarily the result of Cashion adopting a much more enthusiastic approach. He only ac... more
by Do An Duc Tri (Trieu Doan)A story of survival under Communist domination and of a risky escape out of the iron curtain to the open world. The memoir with poetic brilliance narrated all the Communist implemented measures to subdue the author's fatherland under the impoverishing and obscurantism policies after the end of the Vietnam War. Leaving the Vietnam fatherland, the former home-arrested puppet resident lingered for 15 months as a boat people refugee in Hong Kong transit centers prior to being accepted to rese... more
by Kit CummingsOn January 18, 2011, twelve prisoners signed a solemn pledge and set out to see if they could live in peace with the men inside Georgia’s most dangerous maximum security prison. It was a simple but powerful pledge: for forty days they would follow the example of iconic peacemakers and commit themselves to timeless, nonviolent principles. Peace Behind the Wire: A Nonviolent Resolution chronicles the Power of Peace Project’s story as it grew to include prisons, schools, and churches across the Uni... more
by John Brown
Despite being born with Cerebral Palsy, John enjoyed a 44 year radio career in Philadelphia & Chicago. Recipient of Variety Club 's Lifetime Achievement Award, he was named Philly!s Best Traffic Reporter four times & Best Weathercaster twice. He also received the Philadelphia Milestone in Radio Award for 30 plus years of contributions to the radio arts of Philadelphia. The books takes you from birth when his parents were told he would never walk through retirement. In between is a li... more
by David R. GrossThe confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri Rivers is a region of the USA steeped in histories of the mountain man, fur traders and the northern upper plains nomadic tribes. I joined a veterinary practice there in 1960. Our clients were determined, independent-minded folks who expected their veterinarian to be physically tough, knowledgeable about all species of animals, and skilled in the practice of the profession. Our animal patients were usually stoic but never embarrassed by anything the... more
by Aneeshmon ThankappanDo you want to know from a simple man how to live your values? Do you want to define the purpose of your life? Want to appreciate the beauty called life in the life-long journey of life long-learning? Trust you would find the answers in this book… Here is a true story of a man with beautiful mind... A rare bond of love between a father and his son… A true leader by actions and his contribution to the society as a social activist… An image of degeneration of values among comrades an... more
by Robert DinsmoorYou Can Leave Anytime follows the story of a 53-year-old freelance writer and yoga teacher who falls down a rabbit hole and checks himself into a rehab facility in Florida. For 3 months, he enters a strange new world of controlling therapists, burnt-out orderlies, and young junkies straight out of jail. As he sobers up and gets his head glued on straight, he faces the greatest challenge of all--getting out.
by Serita BraxtonYou can only watch so many couples find love no matter the adversity at the end of every romantic comedy before you begin to fall into the trap of thinking there is always going to be a happily ever after. After dozens of lack luster first dates and defunct online dating attempts many find out the hard way that finding love isn't as easy as it seems on the big screen. More Than Crumbs is a young woman's firsthand account of the challenges faced when looking for love. Included are the emotion... more
by Josh Rosenthal
"Josh Rosenthal is a record man's record man. He is also a musician's record man. He is in the line of Samuel Charters and Harry Smith. In this age where we have access to everything and know the value of nothing, musicians need people like Josh to hear them when no one else can."
- T Bone Burnett
Grammy-nominated producer and Tompkins Square label founder Josh Rosenthal presents his first book, The Record Store of the Mind. Part memoir, part &q... more
by Heidi SmithForks In The Road is a sequel to the memoir After The Bombs-My Berlin. The book begins as the author arrives in New York harbor in 1963. You'll quickly learn that her prearranged job as nanny was not what she had agreed to. She strays from the original plan for her two-year stay in America and takes the first of many forks in the road. Journey with Heidi as she takes unexpected forks in the road and tirelessly negotiates them as chef, entrepreneur, mother, realtor, and other incarnations, during... more