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by Tara CaimiWhen Tara Caimi was twenty-eight years old, she moved from Pennsylvania to Utah to support her boyfriend’s dog mushing dream. Nick was confident and courageous, outgoing and adventurous—everything Tara was not. Tara had always suffered from anxiety-related ailments, but in Utah her health steadily deteriorated. Living with Nick revealed some unexpected lifestyle differences, and the culture she encountered rendered her a perpetual outsider. The only comfort she found was in her surrogate family ... more
by George DeVaultSuppose your house caught fire ... and no one came to put it our. It's a very real danger, national experts warn. Volunteer firefighters, who account for seven out of every 10 firefighters in the United States, are vanishing. Written by a retired chief chief who responded to more than 5,000 emergencies over 30 years, Fire Call! tells why, explains what it's really like to be a volunteer firefighter and what everyone can do to help.
by earl ofari hutchinsonNew Book Released on the 50th Anniversary of Selma March 7 Political Analyst and Noted Author Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s New Book From King to Obama: Witness to a Turbulent History An Intimate Look at the Personalities and Events in America from King to Obama March 7 marks the 50th anniversary of the bloody attack on civil rights protestors in Selma. The civil rights marches there led to the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act. It also marked the start of an era of unpreceden... more
by Lori Stevic-RustIn Greedy for Life, Lori Stevic-Rust shares insights on aging as a health psychologist, a middle aged woman and a grateful member of a five generation family. In this warmly told and humorous memoir, readers experience the voice of Dr. Lori's one-hundred-year old grandmother guiding her through the first fifty years of her life’s journey. In its recollections of the good, the bad and the beautiful, a personal journey of aging becomes an inspiring, universal story of finding purpose and living wi... more
by Naomi M RosenthalHow can you know what isn’t there if you’ve never experienced it? It would be like trying to comprehend a third dimension when you’re living in a two-dimensional world. Thus I wasn’t aware of the absence of insects in my environment until I experienced their abundance in Africa. I also didn’t know what was amiss during my childhood in Israel, Germany, and various parts of the US, but I felt something wasn’t right in my family and knew I had to get away. Determined to experience life fully, ... more
by Anne AlexanderA former wartime pilot and Time magazine’s first foreign editor, Thomas J. C. Martyn had a vision: to establish a weekly news magazine that would rival Time, which in the 1930s was the only magazine of its kind in the United States. Martyn succeeded—so resoundingly that Newsweek has prospered for over 80 years, first as a stalwart of print media and now in the digital era, as well. Newsweek was Martyn’s brainchild, brought to life through his own perseverance and ingenuity. So it came as a bit... more
by Jeff SandsLetting Go is a gripping account of a Marine before, during, and after 9/11. Through the eyes of Jeff Sands, he retells his story with brutal honesty, describing what possessed him to join the Marine Corps, his experiences while serving, to include deploying to Iraq during the initial invasion, and the demons he endured while trying to readjust to civilian life.
by Tracy M. MannonThirteen years after Tyler is born in the idyllic Swiss village of St. Aubin, his mother decides it is more than time to take him back to his home country, as Tyler likes to think of Switzerland. First, though, they will travel through six other European countries and Tyler will see (well, it is his mother's hope) that there is more to her than a stressed-out working mom; underneath is the adventurous traveler of years gone by, just waiting to get out in the world again. So off they go, mother a... more
by Tim Honchel
Gifted storyteller Elmer Hernan Rodriguez Campos recounts his childhood battle with hunger, war, and the culture of poverty. Each day, he and his brothers scavenged the San Salvador dump where they lived for food, and searched for answers to the questions that naturally arise when one is born into extreme poverty. Readers begin to see life through the eyes of a starving child who is trying to find his place in a world that always seems to be against him.
by Anne KaierWhen copywriter Anne Kaier stops traffic to rescue a stray cat, neither she nor the cat knows what lies in store. Readers will lose themselves in this witty, true-life story of how Anne hopes a beguiling cat called Henry can help her as a woman in the amped-up city. "Pet lovers will lap up every word of this charming and candid story of a single woman opening her heart and home to an emotionally complicated cat. Like the best pet memoirs, it is what we learn about the human experience that matt... more
by Sharon Boone, M.D.A Physician's Witness is an autobiographical account from Dr. Sharon Boone about her life, work, and joys while embracing the love and glory of God. In this new work, Boone expresses her desires to help others find the love, peace, freedom, and joy that only faith in God can provide. In doing so, she believes that the world can become a more compassionate and caring place. Along the beautiful road of her life, Sharon has seen miracles, grown lifelong bonds with family and friends, and has witnes... more
by Erika Cormier
by Nancy SmithIn the confusing, fear-filled moments following the car crash, Nancy Smith pushed down her rising panic to ensure her four young passengers were safe. Only when Smith turned her attention to herself did she realize something was terribly wrong. She was motionless, unable to move, her face pressed against the airbag. Her spinal cord had been severed. She was paralyzed. In Only the Rats are Walking, Smith offers an uncompromising portrayal of life as a tetraplegic, with no sensation or moto... more
by Linda Appleman ShapiroOn the surface, her childhood seemed normal—even idyllic. Linda grew up in the iconic immigrant community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with her parents and a gifted older brother. But she spent her days at home alone with a mother who suffered major bouts of depression. At such times, young Linda was told, “Your mother…she’s not herself today.” Those words did little to help Linda understand what she was witnessing. Instead, she experienced the anxiety and hyper-vigilance that often take root wh... more
by Ryan KurrAfter leaving a career in the insurance industry and then one in massage therapy, Ryan Kurr decides to follow his dream of becoming a Pastry Chef. As Ryan whisks his way through some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants with notoriously difficult, award-winning chefs at the helm, he learns an important recipe for self-worth and balance that includes ingredients that are both sweet and savory. After graduating from pastry school, he began trial days in kitchens, quickly learning the pace w... more
by Eddie DonnallyEddie Donnally rode on racing’s undercard, lived inside its underbelly and became a part of its underworld. From constant bulimia, broken bones and betrayal of Boston’s infamous Winter Hill Gang, he depicts an unseen side of Thoroughbred racing. Yet the five tons of his sweat that disappeared down “hot box” drains was nothing compared to his struggles with sibling sexual trauma, same-sex promiscuity, bipolar disorder, a suicide attempt and stays in two psyche wards. Within seven months, an addic... more