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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 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
by David Richard BeasleyDavid Richard Beasley, author of Sarah's Journey and many other books, wrote a two- volume autobiography. Vol 1 concerns his growing up in Hamilton, Ontario before and during World War II. David Beasley tells of his pioneer ancestry, family difficulties and early schooling with refreshing candor. His years in England, France, Spain (Ibiza), Italy and Austria make for fascinating reading as he develops his knowledge and writing skill. His friendships with artists, writers, bohemians, businessm... more
by Ara Lucia Ashburne with Michael J AshburneAra Lucia Ashburne is a talented 35-year old woman, with a burgeoning creative life and a blossoming psychotherapy practice. When she and her husband try to start a family, things go horribly awry and she lands in intensive care. For two months she teeters at death's edge, largely separated from the world we know. Medically paralyzed, she is caught in a hyperreal dream world of pure suffering—terrorized by hideous creatures and only fleetingly aware of events transpiring around her. Astonishingl... more
by Acacia SlatonA young married woman with two daughters deals with her husband’s infidelity and his struggle with homosexuality. She seeks spiritual counsel, but when her husband refuses to cooperate with spiritual leaders—other than on a surface level—she has to make the most important decision of her life.
by Merry ByrdThis memoir follows two sisters as they commemorate their grandmother's life with words and pictures. The siblings realize that while role models never change, they do age. They offer to become caretakers and comforters as their grandmother's health changes, and they celebrate the love that all grandmothers give to their families.
by Deborah StefaniakThe first question to ask in any homicide is "What was the motive?" For Dr. Conrad Murray the real motive should have been to keep Michael Jackson alive. That way he could get paid. But it wasn't Dr. Murray that was the only person in Michael Jackson's life at the end. There were other people too. Other people who did have a motive to kill. Working backwards from information personally received, discoveries have been made as to who the real killer of Michael Jackson was. This recounting of the e... more
by Daniel OgilvieJoin our titular hero and his stalwart wife when, after 40 years of living in the UK, he uproots and travels through Singapore, Canada and finally Thailand, taking on all the world can throw at him. And losing.
by Victor ColaioA sweet story, both sad and happy, that depicts vividly living and growing up on the lower east side of New York City from the Great Depression to the beginning of 1960.