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by Visakha Dasi
In a pristine valley embraced by mountains and the never-ending evergreen forests of British Columbia, Bhagavad-gita, one of the oldest spiritual teachings in existence, guides a community of off-the-grid, joyful pioneers. In the silence and expanse of an unlikely but somehow ideal setting, ordinary people explore their tiny role in an incredibly complex and stunningly beautiful network of life that gently yet persistently asks for their awareness. This is the story of a family that joins thi... more
by Eskay Teel
This 'shocker' is packed with brutal honesty and 'Brummie-funny' humour at the blackest of times.
In the first chapter, the author courageously writes about a 'predictable' double rape at the age of thirteen… and then continues her extraordinary account as a delinquent teenager in the 1970’s.
In a rare and refreshing style, she tells us the blunt truth about a violent hate-filled relationship with her mother; the fool... more
by Paul Amirault
What if your spiritual journey took you back to a voyage aboard the RMS Titanic?
That's the question faced by Hollywood documentary producer Paul Amirault, who underwent hypnotic past-life regression as part of a research assignment and was unexpectedly transported to a dark night in 1912. There, in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic, he found himself cowering in fear before a massive wall of black steel...as the sinking White Star Liner loomed threateningly ove... more
by Paul Dewitt CarringtonThis work recounts pleasures that I have enjoyed as a lawyer and shared with my family. I try to explain why and how I became a lawyer; my forebears played a major role in causing that outcome. I then identify many of the legal disputes and political issues in which I have been actively engaged since 1948. I will also recount how my romance with law and my professional good luck connected to an amazing family resulting from more than sixty two years of marriage.
by Jack H GarvenJack's childhood and formative years on the family farm in Scotland during World War II are recounted here. This is followed by an account of Jack and Pat?s journey from marriage at an early age to retirement, including many poems and stories from events along the way. A keen interest in things mechanical became a passion and a driver for Jack in the fields of construction and commissioning. Various projects and locations are discussed, including working in the Middle East deserts to Alaska and ... more
by Carol SalmonMy Parents’ Values is a narrative about the lives of the author’s parents, Ethel Bendix Annear and Wilbur Annear. The author has created a vivid fictionalized account that begins in 1907, when her mother was born in Illinois. By the time Ethel is in first grade, her mother has died in a sudden accident and her father decides to send her to be raised by her aunt and uncle in North Dakota. Ethel forms a lifelong bond with her cousin, Hazel, who later pens a memoir, Along Paupay Creek, which the... more
by Denis Bourg
Ceux qui aimeraient penser que ce recueil, étalé sur une quarantaine d'années, est encore un autre bouquin de recettes a la c*n ou à la Tante Marie, ou de la confiture mal étalée, sorry, vous l'avez dans le baba. 41 jobs gastronomiques à faire à bouffer à plusieurs millions de voraces, mieux con-nus sous le nom de clients, ou enfoirés. Les rapides de calcul péroraisonnent à blanc. La vache!..... Il ne ... more
by Pyerse DandridgePyerse Dandridge thought he was on the way up. After earning his BA in English from Sacramento State University, he was paying his daily expenses by toiling in a restaurant while working on his novel. But his purchase of five houses with faulty subprime loans cost him his freedom. After the houses were lost to foreclosure, Pyerse was prosecuted by the federal government for loan fraud and sentenced to 17 months in Herlong Prison Camp, near the California-Nevada border. This book recounts Pyer... more
by Patricia SalamoneJoin me in my hilarious recount of how I explored my heritage during a more-than-memorable trip to Sicily. I detail our adventures and misadventures as my husband and I visited our relatives in Naro. I share how we got to know the locals, their customs and lifestyle, and how everyone seemed to think that "everything will be fine" no matter what troubles they were in. During those weeks, we went through culture shock despite the fact that we are both Italian. In the end, it was "the Italian thing... more
by Peter McNeela, M.D., M.P.H.ONE YEAR AFTER LEAVING MEDICAL RESIDENCY, desperately in need of some meaning and a reason to continue, a young doctor embarks on a solitary cross-country trip. Over the course of three wondrous weeks, he treks across America from the Deep South to the splendor of the Grand Canyon, from the temptations of Las Vegas to the pristine wilderness of Utah. Gradually, he makes peace with a broken past and learns to live anew. The Lost Son, based on the ragged travel diary dutifully kept during this... more
by Thomas Barlow
by Kevin Koranteng
A memoir of an African who travelled through India following the death of his mother. The journey of one life that set forth in search of freedom and found the deepest freedom even amongst those whose ignorance lashed out; born from deep set ideas about skin colour and nationality. Paradoxically, in this land, the brightest of lights came to be felt through some mystical experiences. A light which compelled him to change direction on his return, turning to confront the juggernaut of the statu... more
by Michael DuffyIn the early hours of January 31, 1968, eighty-thousand North Vietnamese and Vietcong combat troops attacked every major city and military base in South Vietnam. The perimeter of the massive Saigon Airbase, Tan Son Nhut, was breached, and fighting raged all morning. Both gritty and intimate, From Chicago to Vietnam tells the powerful story of the ensuing epic battle, the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of one brave American soldier, Michael Duffy, whose life, like so many others, would for... more
by Rossandra WhiteLoveyoubye begins as Rossandra White’s world falls apart during a collision of crises on two continents. Just as her American husband disappears to Mexico, her brother’s health crisis calls her back to Africa, and her beloved dog receives a fatal diagnosis. Standing on the edge of the past and future as she travels between her birth country and the shifting foundations at home, she finds the courage to make a painful decision — stay in a crumbling marriage, or face her demons and leave her husba... more
by Larry J Dunlap
IN BOOK 2 OF THINGS WE LOST IN THE NIGHT:
IT’S SPRING IN HONOLULU as the band opens at an off-the-beaten-path, beach-front nightclub, playing to packed audiences of locals and American warriors during the most violent months of the Vietnam War. Larry meets someone here who changes his life forever. Back on the Mainland, Larry tries to leave his romantic island fantasy behind and searches for redemption as the band returns to its Indiana roots. Though the record everyone had expect... more
by Mary Dana MarksThe shah reigns in Iran and John F. Kennedy has left his mark on the world when Mary joins the Peace Corps. Sent to Kerman, a conservative city on the Iranian plateau, she teaches English to high school girls. In the classroom, or walking through the bazaar, a turbaned Baluchi tribesman in front and a chanting Sufi dervish behind, she is the exotic one. But the adobe walls that seclude women exclude her, a bareheaded foreigner. Woven throughout are dusty travels from the Persian Gulf to the C... more