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  • Porcelain Utopia

    by Jonathan Harnisch
    Book Three of the groundbreaking bestseller Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, Porcelain Utopia, explores Dr C's interactions with Georgie and Ben. She thinks that dredging up Ben's past will somehow fix his present. Ben describes what went down at the holdup with the cell phone "bomb." He describes being booked into the psychiatric ward. Ben develops a strong obsession with Claudia/Heidi. Ben describes his first sexual encounters at age 10, in the Boy Scout treehouse. Ben describes some of his... more
  • steady as she goes

    by john molloy
    There are many ingredients necessary to make an adventure. For example take one young and enthusiastic Irishman, a thirst to visit far places, a love of the sea and a capacity to observe life and the adventure can begin. John Molloy in 496 well written pages takes the reader around the world on a journey to great ports, and out of the way places through freezing Atlantic waters to sometimes placid waters of the Pacific Islands. As his journey through life begins, so does the understanding of the... more
  • The Blameless Victim: Our Ten-Year Legal Battle Against Zurich American Insurance and American International Group

    by Harold Rhodes
    On January 9, 2002, there would be no predicting that a forty-ton tractor-tanker carrying liquid asphalt would crash into Marcia Rhodes’s stopped car, leaving the wife and mother paralyzed from the waist down and with extensive secondary medical damages. The Blameless Victim is the story of the Rhodes family’s decade-long struggle against the devastating consequences of this crash—horrible medical traumas, an unending financial struggle, a daughter’s deep depression and alienation, as well as... more
  • Love Lost, My Story

    by Christina Lockett
    If you are facing challenges in your life and you are grasping for hope...this book will help you envision and build a path to healing and recovery. This book is especially helpful for those who are experiencing the pain of failed relationships and divorce. If you are facing health issues and heartache you will also find renewed hope and inspiration in this book. Minister and educator Christina Lockett bravely and transparently shares her personal story of heart break, health issues and unexpe... more
  • FADING INTO FOCUS

    by Joan Kantor
    When her mother begins her decent into dementia, Joan Kantor faces a daunting task—a complex role fraught with personal triumphs and challenges. As her mother’s memories fade in and out of focus, Kantor’s recollections of their relationship gain unexpected clarity: “I know you meant well, / but just like you, / I learned to be afraid / of myself.” Fading into Focus: A Memoir is a unique collection of poetry that candidly recounts a daughter’s journey of discovery as she struggles to untangle ... more
  • TWO STEPS FROM GLORY: A World War II Liaison Pilot Confronts Jim Crow and the Enemy in the South Pacific

    by Maj. Welton I. Taylor with Karyn J Taylor

    African Americans enlisted by the hundreds of thousands during World War II, swelling the ranks of the U.S. military by more than a million strong. And as they had in every U.S. war from the War of Independence on, blacks signed up with two goals in mind: to fight for the country they loved and to earn, on the battlefield, the respect they’d been so long denied at home.

    For the majority of black soldiers, however, those goals remained elusive. The U.S. Army believed blacks il... more

  • Wolfer: A Memoir

    by Carter Niemeyer
    His plan was to stay in Iowa, and maybe get a job counting ducks, or do a little farming. But events conspired to fling Carter Niemeyer westward and straight into the jaws of wolves. From his early years wrangling ornery federal trappers, eagles and grizzlies, to winning a skinning contest that paved the way for wolf reintroduction in the Northern Rockies, Carter Niemeyer reveals the wild and bumpy ride that turned a trapper - a killer - into a champion of wolves.  With an introduction by Nic... more
  • Kick Her Again; She's Irish

    by Mary O'Reiley
    Marie O’Reiley is outside screaming at the world. Her children watch through the living room window as the police come and arrest her for disturbing the peace, leaving them alone in the house. Thus begins the astonishing true story of a family always living on the brink of disaster. The story unfolds, told through the eyes of Marie’s children. Not only are they impoverished, but they are dealing with Marie’s erratic and often bizarre behavior. Through it all shines Marie's sense of humor and her... more
  • Is It Me? Or Is It The Wine? Confessions Of A 30yr Old SWF

    by Kate C. Wright
    I am 30 years old, still single, following a dream, wallowing in self pity; yet I manage to briefly mask my self-loathing with wine, random flings with B list celebrities, professional athletes, dating men that are full blown sociopaths, and basically being a well known socialite. Unlike most relationship/non-fiction books about random people’s lives, I am the voice of every 30 something woman, who just hasen’t quite figured it out yet. This is about finding love, losing love, finding yourse... more
  • Harebrained

    by Meg Myers Morgan

    Here are the collected ramblings of a tired mother, happy wife, grateful friend and busy professor. Hang on as she wanders through childbirth and graduate school. Settle in as she shares her unique perspectives on raising strong-willed daughters and teaching strong-willed students. This collection contains more than thirty humorous essays, plus a three-act play and a silly poem for good measure. This book is bound to make you laugh. But hey, if it doesn’t, you’re out less tha... more

  • Eating of the Forbidden Fruit

    by Ernest Kolowrat
    Ranging over a century of intimate foibles and world events, "Eating of the Forbidden Fruit" is a lighthearted firsthand account by an unwitting victim of the seductive perils of our time.
  • Nothing But Time

    by Judy Light Ayyildiz
    Paralyzed by Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Judy is told that Nothing but Time and physical therapy will help. Armed with imagination unbounded by body, time and place, she finds spiritual strength in the moving, insightful yet humorous stories of the inspirational people and creative experiences of her in Virginia, West Virginia and Istanbul.
  • Saving Sadie and Sasha: The True Story of Two Abandoned Dogs Who Showed Me the Way Home.

    by Laura S. Jones
    Saving Sadie and Sasha is a story about the power - and limits - of love. Sadie and Sasha’s transformation from abandoned, near-feral dogs into beloved pets was never easy, and the outcome was never certain. This funny and touching memoir follows the author’s bumpy, yearlong journey (one both figurative and literal) to help these two young pit bulls cheat death and find a real home. Jones keeps you entertained and on the edge of your seat throughout their story as she weaves her personal path ... more
  • 100 Years in the Life of an American Girl: True Stories 1910 - 2010

    by Suzanne Sherman
    Over 50 personal narratives by women and girls from around the U.S. describe the life and times through age 12 from the early 20th to the early 21st centuries. Ten chapters showcase ten decades, from 1910 to 2010. A short decade history and pop culture highlights from each decade open each chapter, giving context for the tales of girlhood that follow. Photos add dimension as life is described in the truest of voices. It’s history in motion from an entertaining and eye-opening angle.
  • Stuck In The Passing Lane

    by Jed Ringel
    Stuck in the Passing Lane is the true story of a man using all the dating tools developed during his twenty-three-year marriage to conduct live experiments on his newly divorced, Baby Boomer heart. To avoid responding to the signals and attractions that produced Jed Ringel’s first marriage, he walls himself out of his interpersonal comfort zone, diving into relationships with women figuratively and literally foreign to his Brooklyn-born, middle-class Jewish origins. With the unsparing co... more
  • My History of Abuse

    by Marnie Mangano
    I know that I was raped around the age of 8 years old, but I don't know by who. I also don't have many memories at all before the age of 16. My childhood is a lot like looking through the photo album of a perfect stranger. I see the pictures, but I don't know the stories behind them. I know that my father was accused of raping me by my mother. I know that my mother abused me: Sexually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. She fooled social services and I was left in an unbearable home. The on... more

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